Seeing as I spent last week on the east coast meeting Boyfriend-Fellow's
family, I racked up quite a few Awkward/Awesomes in the past 7 days.
Awesome: Boyfriend-Fellow already knows not to give me my boarding pass until absolutely necessary.
I think he learned it from lost movie tickets...
Awkward: Trying to bring my key chain pepper spray through airport security.
Awkward: Hearing my name paged ("You forgot something at the security checkpoint.")
Awkward x 2: When they asked me what I forgot, I didn't know. The guard looked at me like I was an idiot (appropriately so... I had left my laptop).
Awesome: Splurging on a new, fancy-schmancy mascara for the visit (since I've been good about buying the drugstore kind for a year)
Awkward: Losing it on the plane (after ONE USE!)
Awesome: Boyfriend-fellow's dad and step-mom kindly picked us up from the airport even though it was a late night arrival.
Awkward: The plane was even later.
Awkward x 2: We were stuck in 5mph traffic for an EXTRA hour on the way home.
Awkward and Awesome: Boyfriend-Fellow's puppy is a foot licker!
Awkward AND Awesome: The first time I met Boyfriend-Fellow's grandma was when we went out to happy hour drinks with her.
Awkward: Not realizing I ordered a drink that wasn't marked down for happy hour (everyone else's drink = $1, mine = $8).
Awesome: Going to tapas.
Awkward: Being the only vegetarian at the table.
Awkward: Boyfriend-fellow's puppy is a couch licker, too.
Yes, that's drool.
Awkward: One night, after I finished washing my face, I opened my eyes and saw this looking up at me from the sink
Awkward and Awesome: Eating home-cooked meals or meals out (basically, not from a dining hall or a can) for 7 days. Oh, and not exercising once.
Awkward: Not being able to fall asleep until 2am one night
Awkward x 2: Having to wake up at 5am the next morning for a family trip to the city.
Awkward and Awesome: This Obama-looking mannequin.
Awkward: Clogging the toilet on the very last day of my visit.
Guess it's better than the first....
Your turn! I'd love to hear about awkward/awesomes you've had when meeting your boyfriend/girlfriend's families for the first time.