Friday, November 12, 2010

Awkward Kristin





My friend Andi decided to advertise one of my most awkward moments on Facebook and YouTube. You would think a stunt like the one captured above was done on purpose--but as the girl in the Florida sweatshirt behind the printer, I, Kristin Giannas, can promise you... this was real life. I'm really just that awkward.

So on the day of the above video, I was in the basement of Weimer Hall, and had locked myself in a dark, cold, editing cave to work on a project for one of my TV classes. Judging by the fact that I look like the Crypt Keeper, I hadn't seen the light of day for some time.


Make a long story short, in my zombie-state I left the edit bay and moseyed over to the printer to pick up some papers. I remember staring into a bright light.... and it took me a few seconds to realize that light was atop a camera feeding a newsroom live segment INTO OU NEWSCAST! Once this all clicked, I had seconds to make a decision and, being so quick and smooth on my feet, I decided it was a good idea to, elevator-style, drop it like its hot behind the printer.

I'm jealous that David can blame the dentist.

23 comments:

  1. This video has made my day. It made it to Reddit:
    http://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/q2lkp/stand_stillthe_camera_wont_notice_you/

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  2. Your blog is about to become a good bit more popular. Expect redditors around the world to woo you with their social awkward stories. Best of luck!

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  3. Page counter is on 10782 as of this comment... go reddit.

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  4. Nice to see my Alma Mater on Reddit.

    Keep up the good work!

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  5. Yeah, thanks, reddit. I especially love the look on Kara's face at the end, as if the next words to come out of her mouth were "What the fuck?"

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  6. 12515. Two thousand hits! Bet you never expected it to blast up this way.

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  7. Reporting in from Reddit to tell you this is hilarious and made my day. Best of luck in your future projects!

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  8. New Zealand checking in. Nice work on being such a good sport. Hilarious.

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  9. I love her awkward face.. "what should I do?".. :) Hi from Germany!

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  10. Apparently the 1950's Bert the Turtle campaign has finally paid off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKqXu-5jw60&t=0m32s

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  11. Is it true you hit your head on a desk shortly after the :16 mark?

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    1. I don't think I hit my head...I think I shot down so quickly that I lost my balance and landed on my butt, (feet up in the air). Kinda like when I tripped myself on my wireless mic last week and landed on a cactus...soo awkward.

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  12. It was adorable!
    Besides, you can laugh about it later :-)

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  13. Dropped it like it's hot... haha!

    You definitely didn't look like the Crypt Keeper. Love your good humor.

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  14. Awkward people are the best people. You rock. I love you. But not in a creepy way, I didn't mean it like that. It came out like that. Oops, um.. *rides imaginary elevator to the basement* Yep. It's better down here.

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    1. hahaha I love you, and imaginary elevators!!

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  15. Deer in headlights @ :07. You can't fake that! Great reaction and great sense of humor about it. (Reddit sent me here.)

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  16. As of this comment, page counter reads 22,889. You can definitely thank Reddit.

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  17. Oh wow i watched that about a dozen times, i've made you my favorite person until noon friday

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  18. i would have do the same lol.....greetings from Dominican Republic

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  19. This just made my day. So glad to see that there are other awkwards out there, lol!

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