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Smart Pretty and Awkward
February 12, 2011 12:00 AM   Subscribe

Smart Pretty and Awkward is a daily blog in which Molly Ford shares advice on how to be smarter, prettier, and (less) awkward.
posted by jouir (25 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
>People need hugs, especially people that aren’t hugged enough. And sometimes the people that aren’t hugged enough are people in your life everyday.

Ugh. Keep your hands to yourself and stay the hell out of my personal space.

This person seems fairly shallow.
posted by Decani at 2:40 AM on February 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh Lord. Look at that angle bracket attempted quote. I've been spending too long at reddit.
posted by Decani at 2:41 AM on February 12, 2011


A little too heavy on shopping, but one bit of advice is something I do: set some purchases aside for future use. There are times I buy something because it is cool, but then it doesn't work for me, so I give it to a friend. As long as it is in good shape and it looks like something they'd like.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 4:08 AM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm pretty awkward.

Two out of three ain't bad.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:32 AM on February 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh gosh, three strikes, I'm out.

Someone give Decani a hug.
posted by sammyo at 4:36 AM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


registers fatdumbandhappy.com
posted by fixedgear at 4:53 AM on February 12, 2011


registers fatdumbandhappy.com

It's kind of strange that fatdumbandhappy.com currently shows a person eating, another person adjusting her makeup by looking into her cellphone, and a guy with two women at the beach.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:00 AM on February 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


You sure that's a cellphone? I think it's a compact mirror.
posted by fixedgear at 5:08 AM on February 12, 2011


Daintier, smarter ... better dressed.
posted by adipocere at 5:36 AM on February 12, 2011


I love awkward. Also, she's delightful and I am going to enjoy the blog (and its future posts) without reading too much into it. It's one of those things that could suffocate under the weight of a plate of beans.
posted by iamkimiam at 5:48 AM on February 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Her advice is useless. Wearing just one shoe clip? That's crazy. How old is she? 9?
posted by anniecat at 7:18 AM on February 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


*hugs Decani*

But one of those one arm side-hugs, not like a 2 armed frontal hug, because that would be weird.
posted by empath at 7:42 AM on February 12, 2011


Daintier, smarter ... better dressed.

Dainty is smarter, feel better dressed
posted by The Whelk at 8:40 AM on February 12, 2011


If prettiness came from a pair of pumps from piperlime and, a sweetheart neckline we'd all be rushing to wear them.
posted by squeak at 8:52 AM on February 12, 2011


If prettiness came from a pair of pumps from piperlime and, a sweetheart neckline we'd all be rushing to wear them.

Oh, wait -- what? Darn it, where's my receipt
posted by msalt at 9:33 AM on February 12, 2011


People need hugs, especially people that aren’t hugged enough. And sometimes the people that aren’t hugged enough are people in your life everyday.


Ugh. Keep your hands to yourself and stay the hell out of my personal space.


I think we know where Decani falls.

As someone who was very awkward growing up and hugs were far and few between, I think she is right on the money. As an adult, I'm still not always sure when a hug is appropriate, but I have several close friends who are huggers, so I'm learning.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 9:39 AM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


52 years old and still confused about the whole "shoes = happiness" thing
posted by victors at 9:55 AM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


Molly Ford qoutes such luminaries as Victoria Beckham and Paris Hilton.
posted by P.o.B. at 10:25 AM on February 12, 2011


Ugh. That blog reminds me of tenth grade when we had to do a book report on a book about positive thinking.

I was so offended by the notion that I made up a book and wrote my book report on its nonexistent tripe. It was easy enough- I just threw in every truism I could think of that was saccharine and useless.

Also, hugging people without an invitation is creepy.
posted by winna at 11:39 AM on February 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


I like this. Even if I don't agree with the details, I like the spirit behind the thoughts.
posted by The ____ of Justice at 12:06 PM on February 12, 2011


This blog makes Sex in the City look like Citizen Kane.
posted by Sphinx at 12:37 PM on February 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


What is "every woman I've ever dated," Alex?

(The awkwardness is pretty endearing, really.)
posted by Skwirl at 12:43 PM on February 12, 2011


Fitter, happier and more productive
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 1:45 PM on February 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, wait -- what? Darn it, where's my receipt

Would it be hypocritical of me to say I have this sudden urge to wolf whistle?
posted by squeak at 10:16 PM on February 12, 2011


Would it be hypocritical of me to say I have this sudden urge to wolf whistle?

Go for it, tiger. Did I mention I'm a 6'2" bald guy?
posted by msalt at 11:23 PM on February 12, 2011


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