The Awk Spot: The Time I Was Poised (but still spilled the coffee)

My girlfriends and I aren’t exactly known as the dainty ones in a crowd.

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In fact, at one point we actually created a whole list of words that “nobody would ever call us.”

  • Dainty
  • Sophisticated
  • Graceful
  • Poised
  • Delicate
  • Elegant
  • Posh
  • Petite
  • Refined
  • Classy

Those were just some of the words that made the list.  Can you see why?

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me trina

me and slesh

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Well guess what?  This week I proved our list wrong, ladies.  Check out this evaluation that came in after my Stress Less presentation in Atlanta on Tuesday:

“Thank you for providing this seminar in Atlanta.  Presenter was knowledgeable and poised.  Really good takeaways.  Nice slide show as well.”

Little does this poor staff member know that the very next morning, I spilled an entire cup of hot coffee down the front of my khaki pencil skirt five minutes before we were supposed to leave for work.  I had to rush back upstairs, iron and change in a panic, and ended up in the same blazer I wore the day before.  If that doesn’t scream poised, I don’t know what does.

Who knows, maybe dainty will be next.  I’d say there’s a good chance.


My favorite part of the “words people would never call us list” is that if you look up antonyms to just about any of these, guess what word shows up?


If you had to pick just one word that nobody would ever describe you as, what would it be?!

Happy Thursday!  Keep it awk, friends.


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