I love Australia but I cannot imagine a completely warm Christmas. I know that I am from Florida but it is, at least, Florida in Winter. It makes a difference. I need the chill to feel like it is Christmas.
Ok, so this week, I did two incredibly awkward things. First up, check out the video below to see me being a trapeze daredevil. I had the chance to take a course in trapeze and it hurt so freaking bad but was amazing. I did not even think about it until I got to the top of the platform and even then, I just had to jump. Sometimes, you can't think about things too much. You just have to do it! I recommend it to anyone.
The next thing that I did was much worse. So, a friend invited me to her place for dinner and her parents are visiting from the UK. So, everyone has dinner, drinks, chatting and playing a board game and her family gets a call that a relative has passed away at home. So, the mood changes and her Mom is a bit upset and leaves the room for a bit.
So, her Mom regains her composure and rejoins the group at the table and makes a reference to me calling my parents in the US. Well, at the time that this happened it was middle of the night US time and I say, very innocently, "Oh no, we can't call them at this hour, they'd think someone died!" AWKWARDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.
The following three seconds were the most excruciating seconds of my life. I, literally, covered my face with my hands. I didn't know what to say or do! Finally, because these people are sick and twisted Brits, they began laughing hysterically by my awkwardness. I wanted to crawl into a hole and well, die. It was so bad.
I quickly decided that I should leave and I went to the Mom and apologized profusely and she told me not to worry but I like to panic. Nonetheless, I feel ok about it today because there was zero intent in my comment. Normally, I enjoy a good, calculated awkward moment but not one in which I didn't see it coming.
Now, I am off to Florida for hopefully, more awkward moments. To everyone, Merry Christmas and let's see what 2011 has in store for us all.
(Taking a leap of faith. Or, stupidity.)