Behind The Awkwardness

White Alert

White Alert - Behind The Awkwardness

“So my father was a police officer and was generally very up-to-date on techniques for ensuring child safety. That meant that anytime we went on vacation as a family to a place with the slightest crowd, all four of us had to wear the same t-shirts so that we could easily be spotted in a crowd. I’m the cool kid on the right with the Flock of Seagulls haircut, wearing my shirt as a dress apparently. I guess these shirts weren’t nearly effective enough either since they were later replaced with bright purple t-shirts with various dinosaurs on each”

(submitted by Matt)

In Behind The Awkwardness • October 4th, 2011 • 38 Comments »

Look Who’s Talking

Look Who’s Talking - Behind The Awkwardness

“Yes, my father’s ventriloquist dummy, Gurgle Worthington, was a part of the family.”

(submitted by Aubrey)

In Behind The Awkwardness • September 30th, 2011 • 85 Comments »

Seeing Red

Seeing Red - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is a picture of my mom & I at a Civil War reenactment. To this day I cannot understand why we would want to take a picture with a man who is wearing an apron covered in fake blood. I was just as freaked out then as I am now. Oh, and loving the outfit, Mom!”

(submitted by Jenna)

In Behind The Awkwardness • September 27th, 2011 • 32 Comments »

Split Ends

Split Ends - Behind The Awkwardness


“My ex-husband surprised me after work with a birthday cake. I wanted a picture of my son and I for the scrapbook so was leaning forward to get closer to him. I had not been to the hairdresser’s in 2 years and had age inappropriate hair at the time. The candles took care of that and luckily, my husband managed to put out the flames with his bare hands once he realized what was happening. Of course, he missed the shot of me screaming my head off. I’ve been going for regular trims since.”

(submitted by Sharon)


In Behind The Awkwardness • September 25th, 2011 • 134 Comments »

Win Win

Win Win - Behind The Awkwardness

The award was for the 1979 Boulder High School marching band winning the best in the state. I played the snare drum, which was extra hard since I had to use one hand to keep my dress/kilt down in case a swift updraft whooshed by. Even though the outfit is gone, I still have the trophy and always manage to bring it on first dates as a conversation starter.

- “Mitch, what’s that 3 foot trophy doing on the table?!”
– “Oh, that old thing? Lemme tell ya a story, m’lady‚Ķ!”

(submitted by Mitch at

In Behind The Awkwardness • September 24th, 2011 • 89 Comments »

Love Triangle

Love Triangle - Behind The Awkwardness

“This is a photo with me, my husband, daughter and all my in-laws. In the very center of the picture, my mother in law is pressed up against her husband and ex-husband on each side. AWKWARD!”

(submitted by Jennifer)

In Behind The Awkwardness • September 21st, 2011 • 39 Comments »

Rope Burn

Rope Burn - Babies

“My twin brother and I tied to our side porch by my father and grandfather to prevent us from walking in the concrete they were pouring out back. In his defense, he did leave us a box of toys and a sweet pair of boots within rope’s length. Mom and grandma were not pleased upon their return.”

(submitted by Chris)

In Babies • September 20th, 2011 • 88 Comments »
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