Thanksgiving, Halloween, Arbor Day — everyone knows the big holidays. But there are lots of other special days that mostly get celebrated on social media, but otherwise go criminally unobserved. Enter our Quirky Holidays article series, which is here to help you make the most of even the weirdest holidays.
Today is Awkward Moments Day, which is exactly what it sounds like. If you’re unsure how to celebrate, try one of these ways.
KICK A SOCCER BALL WHILE WEARING ROLLERBLADES
Learn from Abbi’s mistake and keep these activities separate. Nothing’s more awkward than having to explain to your friends why it’s too painful to sit down.
MESS UP A CASUAL GREETING
If you’re looking to fly your awkward flag high, start with a friendly greeting, then go completely off the rails. Bonus points if you’re dressed like a 1970s accountant.
HIT A PIÑATA LIKE THIS
There are good ways to make a party memorable. This isn’t one of them.
BRAG ABOUT EATING DOG FOOD
How awkward is this one? It’s guaranteed to not only freak out your fellow humans, but also visitors from other planets.
TRY SOMETHING NEW AT THE GYM
Just, you know, make sure everybody’s not looking at you.
CHANGE YOUR LOOK
Updating your style can be a great way to gain confidence. It can also be a way to signal that you plan to begin a new life in some sort of steam-powered locomotive or hot air balloon. Dress accordingly.
ENTER THE ROOM LIKE THIS