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I Smile When I Feel Awkward

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    So I read a joke on the Internet,

    told it to my family, and then my step dad looked at me a w/ a hint of awkwardness. Days later I figured out that the joke was actually dirty...awkward.
    lilacgalaxy lilacgalaxy 16-17, F Jan 5, 2014

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    You Know Those Times When....?

    Like when:You are having a conversation and someone starts talking about what happened in the past and is supposed to be funny now but is still completely awkward to you now and you feel bad about it every time its mentioned and wish nobody talked about. Well normally I don't...
    DreamingTaoTiger DreamingTaoTiger 26-30, M Dec 21, 2012

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    Thursday, i had asked out this one girl

    because she was the cutest, nicest girl i knew. Well i hadnt known she was already in a relationship. She never talked about it. Also, the guy she is dating is a huge douche lol so it was surprising. Anyway, i hadnt seen her since then and i figured nothing would be weird...
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Jan 25

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    I feel very weird... When im hungry,

    i want to eat, but as long as my stomach is growling, it makes me feel fuller lol
    Xychorite Xychorite 16-17, M Feb 1

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    Walkward

    you know that feeling when you are walking to the store and there is that salvation army lady ringing the bell, then you got a hobo on the other side, and you only have one quarter in your pocket? well here's what happened to me. so i was walking to the store and i was about to...
    Phoneymcringring Phoneymcringring 26-30 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    Awkward moment when my brother is dating the girl I used to have a massive crush on 😳
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    There's no denying it... I do
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    I have a new super power...I glow! radiate like a thousand watt bulb...Day or night....Your messages ...Gave birth to my super power. ..Am Happy and i like it!
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    I have women friends on EP.. Some add me and I used to add them back without even had a conversation with them.. I used to do that because I wanted to make a balance with my men...
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    I'm going through the motions every single day, like some car on the road to nowhere. I just want something to shake up my world, to give me some ******* purpose. I'm so tired of...
    livslife livslife 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm almost always smiling anyway. A smile is something you can fake till you make. Forcing a smile when you're upset starts to release endorphins and pretty soon you're happy...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    whenever things are great I'll talk about it easily, but when everything feels like its crashing and burning I don't want to talk about it, I often feel like my burdens are my own...
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    To start off, I've never really been that much of a social person. I've always had more of an introvert-like nature and I'm not fond about it. This nature of mine especially comes...
    Drew0113 Drew0113 16-17, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    That moment when I cross a red light after hesitation because I want to be a good citizen, but when I finish crossing the intersection the light turns blue. I can have waited a few...
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    This annoys me the most. There's always a reason why I don't smile and I can't help not smiling. It might be because I'm sad or I'm concentrating.
    Bonjour32 Bonjour32 13-15, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    The smile scares me as I find myself drawn to it. The hand offered seems warm though many flee from it. The voice is soft, but sends chills up my spine. It beckons me come and see...
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