That’s what this is now.  I mean, it’s getting difficult to think of anything to write about and unfortunately things are spiralling into an awkward silence.  What shall we talk about today?  The weather?  Okay, if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the UK the past 13 years is that the British love to talk about the weather.  It’s their fall-back conversation for awkward moments.  So, been pretty wet lately eh?  Temperature been dropping too and causing ice to form on the roads… I give up.

You’ll be super ecstatic (or mildly interested) to hear that I’m still using my Slendertone System on what are supposedly my abs.  Today I used them whilst making breakfast and a cup of tea.  I don’t advise having electrically caused seizures whilst holding a kettle of boiling water and pouring into a cup.  Little bit dangerous.

As for Janathon, I’m very impressed with mileage people are doing.  I’m happy to be in triple digits but to be in triple digits starting with a 4 or a 3!  What the heck are these people doing?  Perhaps I’ll hop in the car with my iPhone and the Runkeeper app and head off on a couple hour drive on the motorway.  Sure, my average pace will be high…

Did that thing the other day.  You know the one.  You’re walking somewhere and someone is coming towards you and you do the bob/weave thing trying to work out who is going to go left/right and you both end up looking stupid.  You then mumble sorry to each other as you finally figure it out and walk past each other with your heads down.

You know when you go to a doctor’s surgery and you’re in the waiting room/area.  No one really makes any eye contact do they?  Have you ever been and then saw someone you know?  Do you sit and talk about why you’re there?  What if it’s something… personal?  Nope, never much chit-chat in a doctor’s surgery waiting room…

Want to try something fun?  Just to make others feel awkward.  Next time you get in a lift/elevator with lots of other people in it.  Don’t face the door like everyone else does.  Face the back wall of the lift/elevator the whole time.  Even if you’re facing everyone.  Watch all the strange looks.  Guys, next time you go to a public toilet and there is only one guy on a urinal; break the rules.  Go stand beside him and do your business.  Anyone else got any strange social experiments they could carry out?  Let me know.


  • Distance Covered Today:  6.93km
  • Total for the Month:  134.93km

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2 Responses to “Awkward”

  1. travellinghopefully 20/01/2011 at 22:16 #

    I got told about a woman’s cervix while I was in a waiting room once. It was more than I needed to know.

    Blogging every day is the hardest bit of Janathon/Juneathon – I tend to talk arse anyway, so I don’t think anyone notices a slip in standards….

  2. Oscar Mike 20/01/2011 at 23:12 #

    Loving the life positioning idea. Although lots of lifts have mirrors and you’d just look vain.

    Not so much a social experiment, but people putting bags on their train/bus/tube seats to bag (literally) more space annoys me. So, I make a beeline for these seats and take great pleasure in getting them to move the bags, even if there are other empty seats around.

    My small bit of a stand against selfishness. Sad, I know.