What It's Like. (Awkward and Awesome Part One)

What's up, people? I know, I'm getting really creative here. Funny story - I actually had a different greeting on here that I got from Google, and turns out it was a horrible word. So... lesson learned. Never, ever turn to Google for your silly blogger greetings. Just a word of advice. And thank you to the lovely reader who notified me as to what that meant. Oh my gosh. So embarrassed! You can add that to the awkward list for today. 

Anyway. Moving on. If you were a creepy stalker who sat around and watched us in our home for hours on end fly on the wall in our apartment, you would witness some ridiculous things. Some of which are awesome, some of which are awkward. I bring you Awkward and Awesome: At Home with the Garners Edition. Although... there's so much awkward, I think I'll save the awesome for next week. 

Part One: Awkward.
Let me talk about the awkward first, because there's just so much to go around: 

- occasionally coming home to a drunk landlord (at 8:30 p.m.). I feel like this doesn't really need too much explanation. 

- coming home from the grocery store with a bunch of frozen goods. You may think, but why is this awkward? Because we have a freezer the size of a shoe box. Watching your 6'7" husband trying with all his might to shut a tiny fridge is actually quite awkward, but also hilarious. 

- The tricks Hubby plays on me. It is not unusual for Hubby to jump out from a dark corner at 2:00 in the morning as I'm walking by, fresh out of the shower, wrapped in a towel, humming "Hit Me Baby One More Time" to myself. I then scream at the top of my lungs, drop my towel, and turn to run. Yeah, we're cool. 

- having more than 2 guests over at once. I recently invited 5 people over to our 450 sq. ft.  apartment without really thinking. We have one table and 4 chairs. Yeah, not enough room for 7 people. We ended up sitting in our bedroom/living room to eat. It was fine, until I accidentally ninja-kicked the jar that I was drinking out of (we only have 4 glasses...) under the couch. It shattered. 

the room in which the ninja-kicking took place, and the couch under which the jar shattered. 

- How loud we are. Thank goodness for well-built German houses, otherwise we'd be on the street. It is not unusual for us to break out into song (at the top of our lungs), for me to scream at the top of my lungs when I see a huge spider, or for me to yell to Hubby to get my towel for me because I forgot to grab it before I went to shower. And believe me - I am loud. I bet I could beat any of you in a "how loud can you be" contest. Random fact - my mom once told me to use my inside voice, and I yelled back at her, "THIS IS MY INSIDE VOICE!!!"

- The obscene amount of pop that we drink. Guys, it's not only awkward, it's borderline unhealthy. I'm not even going to tell you how much it is because it's awful. Let me just show you our weekly supply.

- How intense games get. I'm really competitive. Really. I get it from my dad. Anyway, it also happens to be that Hubby is really good at games, and he always wins. Every time. This makes me mad. After 5 or 6 games of something, I generally accuse him of cheating, then I throw my hands in the air, tell him I will never play with him again, then go sulk. Three hours later, I feel the need to redeem myself, and the whole cycle repeats itself. 

So there you have it. Stay tuned, because next week the theme will be how awesome we are. Ha. 

PS Don't forget about the Sunday Confessions Link Party! 


Keri said...

Do you make a habit of taking 2am showers?? :)

Your tiny apartment is cute! Why are you in Germany? I probably missed that somewhere since I'm new to your blog.

Abby said...

Not gonna lie...the best part was the singing of "Hit Me Baby One More Time".

Good old pop songs will just never die! ;)



Anna said...

I'm sad for you and your teeny freezer. The apartment IS cute though!

Kelly said...

Holy Cola!!! Hahahaha! That's awesome.

And I don't know how you survive with a freezer that small! crazy!!

Angie said...

Pop! I haven't heard anyone call it that in awhile. Love it. We converted to calling it soda when moved to the east coast. People really didn't get it when we said pop, funny.

Anonymous said...

Whew that's a lot of coke. And yes, I said coke to annoy you. ;o) I totally remember from your vlog that you're a "pop" kinda girl.

If I were a guest in someone's house and we ate dinner in their bedroom and drank out of jars, I'd think those people were pretty freakin' awesome to have us over like that! :o)

Alana Christine said...

bahahahaha. I'm dying laughing
I can imagine your life being just like this...
It's okay, what fun is life without awkwardness?

Breenah said...

Your landlord is not doing a good job of defeating the drunken German stereotype.

Unknown said...

Hubs and I are terrible game players! No matter who loses they get mad! :) Oops... haha. He also likes to jump out and scare me at random times which usually results in a reflexive punch or two. heehee.

LATOYA. said...

Haha you guys are so funny yet so unhealthy lol! What a whole heap of pop! But I guess I should talk, we have our fair share of chips in the cupboard... Sound proof apts are the best! Good thing I'm the landlord lol ;)

Kym said...

you know what else is awkward? calling soda pop. yes i know you mentioned this a few days ago, and i know you think this is the correct way to say it, but i just can't help making fun of you for it. all of my extended family lives in upstate ny and i've been making fun of them for saying "pop" ever since i can remember speaking. i also like to make fun of the way they say car & bagels. (they call them bag-ls!)

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

I love awkwardness.. It's my favorite. Lol. Scaring people in the middle of the night (or really in general) is one of my top three favorite things to do :) Playing games at my house is SCARY!! We play this game called "spoons" and I was literally on top of the table fighting with my cousin b/c I wanted to win! Now, that's awkward. Love the post!

Natasha Louise Taylor said...

Woah, that is a tiny freezer! And 2am showers, I am dead at that time ;)
As for the greeting, I have no idea, one thing many people don't know though is that saying the P word is like swearing here! but we say the other world for dang without thinking twice? We know its like the opposite over in America, I will never forget the time a missionary said the P word at the dinner table, everyone looked up, hahaha so funny!

Liz Brown said...

You're from Nebraska?!

I'm from Nebraska!

You have a fun blog. I'm going to follow it.

Sara Louise said...

I like to hide and jump out at my husband to scare him. It's funny because it works every time (except he's never been humming 'Baby One More Time' when I've done it, although that would be awesome)

Vanessa Mercado said...

whoa!!! a really fun week eh? LOL... love the part that your hubby showered at 2am and the 'hit me baby one more time' singing part!!! enjoyed every details of your post... love love love your blog!!! following you now.. hope you could visit my blog too.. kisses!!!

Heidi said...

This sounds all too familar.

Particularly the whole freezer/ Coke situation. I for one, have no freezer in my apartment and it kills me every time I walk by the frozen goods, and two, the coke at Aldi is just SO cheap, its hard to say no.

Just think, it could always be way worse :)

Heidi said...

I also just watched your vlog...correction on my comment above...

Pop. I meant pop, not coke :)

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