Sunday, June 28

Sunday Confessions 6-28-15

The United States of

~ On June 12th, Shawn was smack dab in the middle of a big project, so we didn't get started on Orange is the New Black until a few days ago, so we binged it out and watched five episodes today. Which is why I'm posting this at 1PM instead of 7AM, which I (kinda) try to aim for (and often fail at).

~ I listened to entire "You've Got Time" song on Youtube and truth be told, I just prefer the opening sequence better than the whole song. Commercial.

~ I put off getting the mail for a couple days. It seems like when I am careful to check the mail every day, there are long stretches where nothing comes. So I didn't check Friday or Saturday and today I did and I'm super glad because I got my um..."discount card" from the health clinic I go to. Finally, paperwork is paying off.

~ There used to be a bunch of....well..."special" bees that hung out on my balcony and in the past week they've just randomly disappeared. Maybe they were secret drones collecting information for some sort of experiment or maybe they were bees from space, but whatever they were, I kind of miss them. They stayed on their side of the balcony and it was like having company when I would sit out there reading.

Wednesday, June 24

Get in Line

Remember the Barenaked Ladies? This is one of my favorite songs of theirs, and the video is quite cute. I've been going through mountains of bureaucracy and paperwork and....blach. (Puke sound.) This songs reminds me of all of that. Enjoy.

Sunday, June 21

Sunday Confessions 6-21-15

The United States of

- Only just this week I learned how to delete entire albums from my SanDisc player. Prior to that, I had been going in and manually deleting each song one by one. D'oh!

- I truly do not get Snapchat or Kik (I think it is called that?) - I'll stick with my instagram, thanks.

- I get rather annoyed when my computer isn't as fast as I want it to be. Does a page take 32 seconds to load? Too slow!!! It's an age issue; in the world of computers, mine is ancient.

- I'm not hungry, but I really want ice cream.

- Guess what - still haven't shaved my legs yet. Boom.

- I suck at video games, but I love the Lego ones. Lego LotR is my 2nd favorite and Lego Harry Potter is my most ultimate favorite ever. Know what else I love? Cheating. First chance I get, I totally go in and enter the code for invincibility and stud magnet and fall rescue and whatever else strikes my fancy. Say what you will, but Death Eaters can be so annoying.

Also, as per Heather's request, you'll notice that the link-up button is on my sidebar now, just in case that is easier for someone to work with, like if you're linking up and I've already posted something new.

Sunday, June 14

Sunday Confessions 6-14-15

The United States of

~ I have been in a really crappy mood for a couple weeks now - lots of things are good, but here's the gist of it: my husband and I are low-income, and our MI Healthy Michigan insurance was cut because we are just above the acceptable income level. However, we cannot afford the Marketplace, so I'm just really pissy about the all bureaucratic nonsense of trying to get medical coverage...especially given that I am battling depression and anxiety, this whole thing is only making the situation worse.

~ I haven't shaved my legs in five days. Whoops.

~ I am getting desperate for hair dye. I keep telling myself to let it grow out, but I don't like the "natural" color anymore...I want more of a nice honey or caramel or latte color and it's more like...beach sand on a grey day color. I also notice a few grey hairs and I admit I'm now at the point in my life where coloring my hair is more of a vanity thing than a "let's make my hair purple with blonde streaks this month!" thing.

~ I keep going back and forth about going for walks outside. Meg over at
Miles From Ordinary does a regular weekly post about her walks/runs and I always feel inspired reading them...and then I go outside and my anxiety and panic kicks in. Maybe someday. 

~ It really means a lot to me that you guys keep posting your confessions and linking up, even when I am am wicked lazy and wait until the afternoon to get my post up. Thanks, guys! 

Wednesday, June 10

Stuff Women Do That Annoys Men: A Commentary

So I was doing my blog reading when I came across this post from Heather @ It's Like a Potato. She had been reading a reddit forum about "things your girlfriend does that annoys you." (You can link to the forum on her site.)

Here's the topics:

I'm Fine
I know a lot of women use this as a secret warning/snake rattling their tail kinda thing. I don't. If Shawn asks how I'm doing and I respond with "I'm fine," it means I am so in my head right now.

Not Taking a Compliment
My husband has two modes of giving me compliments:
1.) Calling me sexy every time I walk by him and I am unable to change clothes without the "boobies grabbing" hands.
2.) Did you change your hair?
Sometimes he notices the nuances of hair and clothes, but not always. What he does say is "I love your ass." If we were only a few weeks in, that would be annoying. But after 9 years, that is a sincere, honest-to-goodness compliment about something he DOES notice. As a general rule, just say thank you.

Needing Constant Validation and Compliments -
But Not Giving Them
I think this evolves from when we are little girls. We get praised up and down as little girls for being pretty, but until we hit junior high, intelligence and personality aren't really noticed much. By then, many girls have become dependent on the need for "tell me I'm pretty" thing. Not all, but a lot.

Shawn and I compliment each other a lot. About everything. I think it's important to let people know what you like about them. It makes me feel good when the people I care about know it.

Don't Let Them Play Video Games
Hmmm. Shawn likes video games but he isn't Captain Playstation. He likes his online fantasy baseball stuff and plays that A LOT. And I love that about him. He should have something that is entirely his and he should be able to have hobbies. There are times, life before draft day, when it is a consuming production scene. But not very often, and usually afterward he takes me out for dinner on an evening for just the two of us.
Also? I have plenty of hobbies of my own that I get involved in and would be pissed if Shawn ever tried to stop me from enjoying.

Where Do You Want to Eat? I Don't Care
Welp, I have the opposite problem. Shawn says he doesn't care so I suggest a place and he vetoes it. So I suggest something else, and he doesn't want that, either. Mostly I think he doesn't know what he wants until he hears me say it, then it clicks.

Not Being on Time
That's just rude and disrespectful any way you slice it.

Getting Mad From Dreams - All Day
This is funny to me. Mainly because I have nightmares all the time, so I'm used to waking up feeling bad and being all "Ah, it was just a dream." It's fine to feel upset for a few minutes upon waking, but after that is just being ridiculous and playing games.

Not Ordering Fries/Dessert, etc., and Eating His
I honestly do not get this. I never have. If I want extra onion rings, I order extra onion rings and I don't share with Shawn, because he should've ordered onion rings if he wanted them. I am up for a bit of "I will trade you one of this for one of that," but otherwise it's hands off. And for Shawn, ice cream is a total bio-hazard lock down, trespassers-will-be-shot-on-site situation. During our first week together, we went to Applebee's and Shawn ordered a shake before his meal. (Yep. That's how we roll.) I asked for a sip. I took a sip and Shawn was like "Just keep it," and immediately flagged the waitress down for his own. Shawn does not share ice cream.

The I Feel Fat, Do I look Fat? Argument
Ladies, we have to accept that this is not a good place for men to be. They don't like it, so stop asking. It is a deathtrap and we know it. If you want validation, ask a female friend. If you just want your husband to tell you that you look nice, here are some better worded questions:
1.) Do you prefer this one or this one?
2.) Does you think I look nice in this?
And men. Here are the best answers you can give, whether she asks "Do I look fat?" or "Does this look good on me?"
1.) Babe, you always look good to me.
2.) I don't think you look fat. You are so hard on yourself. But if you're worried about it, I'll stop buying cookies.

Sunday, June 7

Sunday Confessions 6-7-15

The United States of

~ I know it's technically summer and I should be all about the sunshine, but I am super enjoying the fog and rain. Perfect weather for sitting around being lazy and not feeling even a little bit guilty.

~ I am taking this medicine that causes me to be loopy and out of it. I went to bed around nine last night, thinking to take a nap for an hour or so. I woke up this morning at 9:30 and actually thought it was Sunday night already and I was freaked out thinking I'd slept an entire night and day and lost time. This is what happens when you watch Wayward Pines when on loopy meds.

~ I had a Dr.'s appointment a few days ago and they were kinda behind and there was some miscommunication and I ended up yelling at the nurse and the doctor. Never done that before. Felt guilty afterward, even though they were decent about it.

~ 9 times out of 10, the book is so much better than the movie. But in the case of Horns, when I finished it, it turned out the movie was more enjoyable and entertaining. (And kinda made more sense, too.)

Friday, June 5

Stuff That Should Exist

Things that Should Exist in the World:
  1. Ice cream that is nutritious. 
  2. Hot fudge sundaes that burn calories.
  3. Cars that will not work if the driver is using their cell phone. 
  4. Cable TV that is pay-by-channel, wherein you pick and choose only the channels you want, and each one is say, $2-$3/month.
  5. Viewing choice. This would be for networks that air sporting events or other special things, like the olympics. So, for example, when a football game is on, if you are someone who doesn't want to watch football, you can choose to watch the regularly scheduled programming. 
  6. A facebook filter where you can say: I still want to follow this person and see their posts, unless it has something to do with ____, in which case, I don't want to see it. Say you love your best friend but her constant posts about how much she's exercising drives you nuts: you want to filter out JUST THOSE posts, not all of them.
  7. A way to collect animal farts and use them to run cars.
  8. An instant sweat remover. I know, I know - shower, fan, etc. But like, if you bike to work and then want to get the sweat from the ride off before punching in. I feel like more people would ride or walk to work if this existed.
  9. Custom shoes for everyone: pick your shoe and be able to adjust the height, width, length, according to your own foot for perfect comfort every time.
  10. Permanent Plucking - Pluck a hair and it's gone - forever. Or like, at least a year or something. I know electrolysis is a thing. This is different. This is permanent plucking, something you can do in your bathroom with just a special pair of tweezers.
What do you think the world should have?