Sunday, May 31

Sunday Confessions: 5-31-15

The United States of

  • When a movie looks incredibly dumb and I say "that movie looks like shit" it gives me a perverse joy to see it crash and burn. Apparently Aloha isn't doing too well and that just delights the shit out of me.
  • I have NOT been eating healthy - at all. Part of it was there was a budgetary constraint, and then my birthday, and then just laziness. I'm not entirely sure if I want to go back to myfitnesspal or not. I liked the information it gave me and being able to track, and the sense of community, but at the same time...ugh...figuring out portion sizes like how many oz. of chicken from that chicken breast did I eat? So tedious. And also: I eat a lot of the same foods every day, so that gets boring, too.
  • I am already sick and tired of the next presidential election.
  • I have a twitter account, but sometimes I wonder why. I never use it. It annoys me. Reading a simple tweet with all the #'s and the @'s and the retweets and then not to mention the sponsored posts...ugh. I feel like I'm digging through an entire sandbox to find the one little grain of sand I originally wanted to read. 

Monday, May 25

Confessions: A Day Late

First off, I want to apologize wholeheartedly for not posting the link-up yesterday. (I know your worlds fell apart.) I have had a bunch of different personal things going on (nothing terrible, just distractions) and I basically just flaked out on it completely. And all week I kept thinking I should do it and schedule it, but as you can tell, I have even been on blogging.
Next Sunday back on track!

The Confessions:
  • I just learned how to use Windows Movie Maker. I don't know. I'm late to the party with everything. Anyway, I've been spending a great deal of time experimenting with the different functions and am working on a zombie-love fan project that is taking an inordinate amount of time (because I am learning as I go) - but having a lot of fun.
  • My birthday was on Friday, so on Saturday morning, I had leftover cake for breakfast. Not even a little bit sorry.
  • I have been to the Dr. several times in the past two weeks for a mysterious ongoing UTI (again!) that is leaving me with some symptoms even after treatment. It's annoying.
  • I feel kinda guilty that I haven't been keeping up on reading my blogs, but then again, I know once I do it, I'll get all caught up and be golden again. It's only been a week.
  • I watched the movie Horns (mainly because of Daniel Radcliffe) and it got me interested in the book. So now I'm reading the book and while it's good, for sheer enjoyment factor, I liked the movie better. (Traitor!) Don't get me wrong, the book is good and all, but so far it hasn't seemed to add more layers or much more depth to the story that is presented on-screen.
So...sometime soon I will get caught up on my blog reading and commenting and get some posts going, and in the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying spring. 

Sunday, May 17

Sunday Confessions: 5-17-15

The United States of

I've been watching a rather ridiculous amount of TV lately:
~ Several days ago, when I was feeling under the weather, like I maybe was coming down with some vague form of flu, and also kinda cooped up and depressed, I decided to give Grey's Anatomy a try (after being openly "whatevery" about it since it started) and now I'm kinda hooked. I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoy chick-lit sometimes and Grey's has become like my chick-lit book fix, except in teleplay format. (I do know a handful of spoilers, but not all, and I'm still enjoying it.)

~ Years ago, my husband got me started watching Melrose Place, (the original series) which was a guilty pleasure for him during its airing (not least because of the whole bod squad thing. After a lengthy break from viewing, we are about 20 episodes from finishing up the whole series. I can't help it: in spite of a few areas of dragging, sagging story-lines, (Lisa Rinna, Rob Estes, I'm looking at you), I have enjoyed all the ridiculous, frothy, nighttime soapy, fun.

This wonderful clip is just the tip of the awesomely bad TV iceberg. Enjoy!

Friday, May 15

Sunday, May 10

Sunday Confessions 5-10-2015

The United States of Becky

I want:
A neutrogena sonic wave cleaner, an immersion blender, and a diva cup. These are things I hope to acquire within the next six weeks.  (If anyone has any feedback on any of these items, feel free to share.)

My skin is uneven and requires lots of exfoliation and everything I've seen so far regarding the Sonic Wave has been positive, & also a Clarisonic - way too expensive! I want an immersion blender for exactly two functions: A.) to blend protein powder with almond milk without having to use my full size blender and B.) my favorite dessert has recently become sugar-free/fat-free instant pudding mixed with whipping cream, which creates a thick, creamy, decadent mousse thing which is perfect for adding a bit of fruit to. The diva cup I want for multiple reasons, not the least of which being that for some reason, my body seems to reject tampons now. Over the past several months, they have become uncomfortable and awkward and I can't stand using them, no matter what brand I try. Also, environmental considerations.

I watched:
Horns, because it looked interesting plot-wise, but largely because of Daniel Radcliffe. Yum. Now I have the book on hold at the library because I'm super curious about it.

I'm feeling:
A bit frustrated, a bit old. I haven't actually been able to discern what the point of Google Earth Plug-in is. I honestly don't know how it is different from ordinary Google Earth.
Also, I had a whole confession about my frustration with the book I am outlining, but it turned into quite a tangent and I am going to save all that for another post. :)

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms, even the ones whose babies are the kind with paws.

Sunday, May 3

Sunday Confessions: 5-3-2015

Sunday Confessions

1.) I am planning to watch The Day After Tomorrow when I finish this post. I don't care that it's widely considered ridiculous, clunky, and poorly acted. Day is just one of those movies that I always end up watching whenever it's on. Of course my favorite part is the first half when the storms are all happening and shit is getting real and movie Dick Cheney is being an asshat.  My favorite characters are the Scottish scientists who are in that isolated research outpost. Plus, tell me this isn't the greatest acting you've ever seen:

Best acting in the whole film.

2.) I have not been logging onto MFP for the past couple for a really good reason: laziness.

3.) I am craving all the junk food. Popcorn, pizza, ice cream, brownies.

4.) You know on Super Mario Bros. Wii (and Wii U, I think?) how if you fail at a level enough times, Luigi will come through and do it for you, and then the game is like, "Now that you know how to get through it, want to try for yourself?" I'm always "Nope - moving on." And that happens with fair frequency. Not particularly good at the video games.

Friday, May 1

All the Brownies.

I haven't been posting much because nothing much exciting is going on - or moreover, I feel like I'm being really whiny and I don't want to flood my blog with stupid "my leg is still weirdly numb and painful right now" shit.

But I do  feel really whiny and pathetic right now.

Which is in direct correlation to the fact that shark week is coming soon to a uterus near you. (Actually, nowhere near you.) 

I am not the woman who goes into rages and gets pissed at everybody and screams. I mean, my patience is thinner and I get irritated in my head - but I don't say anything.

No. I am one of those who falls on the needy, sensitive, wanna-be-held-all-the-time, give-me-all-the-brownies end of the spectrum.

needy animated GIF

Additionally, I had a therapy appointment today, (working on my anxiety) - and oy...I don't know if any of you guys have ever had therapy for anything, but it is exhausting. Every time I think it's going to be different and yet, after every appointment, I arrive home feeling like I just ran 20 miles. To be perfectly truthful, I take a long nap afterward every time, because I am so physically and mentally drained.

In the meantime, I have no reason to include this gif, but it's hilarious to me. I laughed my ass off when I stumbled onto this little gem.  

menstruation animated GIF