Awkward and Awesome: Being SO incredibly excited I have been waking up every day at 4am.
Just awkward: Being SO incredibly excited I constantly have, "Time of My Life" playing nonstop in my head.
Awesome: Getting here first on move-in day
Awkward: Not wanting to take the better of the 2 rooms in my apartment
Awesome: Finding out the rooms are assigned.
Awkward: Moving into the wrong one.
Oh... Um... Hi for the first time, new housemate! You're right... I did move into the wrong room. Allow me to just run back-and-forth 30 times with armfuls of stuff while you're waiting.
Awkward: Moving into an already furnished apartment.
I already HAVE my own stuff....
Awkward x 2: Moving into an already furnished-for-TWO room.
Yup... I have 2 beds, 2 desks, 2 dressers, 2 chairs, 2 trash cans....
Awesome: My dad and brother driving my stuff (quite a long ways) to me in a Uhaul.
You guys are the best!
Awkward: Being the ONLY person moving in with a Uhaul.
Awesome: Having a really clean housemate.
Awkward: Having her be cleaner than me in EVERY way
Her: We should coordinate what time we each take our showers tomorrow.
Me: Oh, no, don't worry about it... you can takes yours whenever.
Her: No, really! I don't want to overlap... What time were you gonna shower?
Me: Um... Well, I showered today so...
Awesome: Being invited out to beer and tacos by some upperclassmen.
Awkward: Bringing along ALL the other first years
We travel in packs, didn'tja know?
Awkward: Following a boy into the bathroom yelling, "Are you going up?"
Note to self: The elevator is the NEXT door down.
Awesome: Seeing a familiar face at orientation.
Awkward: Having that face belong to an old friend that I had a slow, purposeful, drift away from.
Awesome: Receiving a stipend.
Awkward: Not being paid until November.
Um... rent? Car payment? Food? I guess I don't need those...
Awesome: Sneaking out of orientation with a few of my cohorts after boring speech #3
Awkward: Having this big, middle-aged lady literally stick her arms and legs out and crab walking back and forth trying to stop us hissing, "Orientation's not over! Orientation's not over!"
Awesome: My advisor taking me out to lunch.
Awkward: She didn't know not to take a grad student to a buffet.
"Allow me to load up on EVERYTHING."
Awkward x 2: She actually wanted to talk and stuff.
"It's hard to eat everything on my plate AND talk..."
Awkward x 4: After being introduced to a rather young looking gentleman, I asked my advisor quietly if he was a professor or post doc, etc. She said, "Didja hear that so-and-so? Rachael just told me you look TWELVE!"
Doo doo doo... great first impressions... doo doo doo!