ever heard of awkward turtle? no? PLEASE ask me to demonstrate the next time you see me! it's a hand motion you use in awkward moments, to emphasize the awkwardness (or just to cope with the awkward, depending on your personality type).
i used the phrase this morning in an email to my love, and he returned with the phrase "awkward balloon." and i was much struck! balloons are inherently awkward little beings, bumping into things, no concern for havoc they may cause. why has their awkwardness not been highlighted more often??
the genius of the man i've married. no wonder i love him.