At one teen magazine where I worked, I handled the Embarrassing Moments page--you know, the one where people wrote in to talk about how their white jeans got stained during that time of the month or how their dog ran into the living room with a bra in his mouth when a cute boy was over doing homework.
We only ran real emails that came in, but I always wondered if the stories were true, partially because my friends and I used to sit around and think up embarrassing moments to submit to magazines. It wasn't that we didn't have enough of our own, it was just that we were too scared to share true mortifications. Can anyone relate?
Today, I've come to embrace the awkwardness of life (I wouldn't have started Before You Were Hot if I weren't game to celebrate geeky times). That's why I adore, adore, adore Mortified!, which is a show and a series of books and a generally hilarious good time where people read past diary entries, school papers, etc. and relive their own wonder years.
Go see a show if you can--so worth it!