Wednesday, March 7, 2012

mid week confessions

Sorry for the lack of blogging of late. I wish it were for a good reason, or because I had some exciting news, but it's not. Here, I'll catch you up: work, commute, Zumba, mindless TV/internet entertainment, sleep. Repeat daily. Yawn. Now, aren't you glad we're all caught up?

Anyway. Today I thought I'd link up with E and bring you some sordid confessions. Or actually probably not sordid at all. But maybe you're more likely to keep reading if you think sordid-ness is ahead? Have you ever personally used sordid as many times in one paragraph as I just did? I thought not.

1. I get SERIOUSLY pissed at the new and improved  AWFULER THAN AWFUL "prove you're not a robot by interpreting this indecipherable mess of letters" blog comment 'captcha' thingy. You MUST know what I'm talking about. Back in the good old days (until a few weeks ago, I guess) all you had to do was type in some mixed up letters. And now it's so hard that I seriously believe I might be a robot because I fail them more often than not. I want to take off the word verification thing from my blog (so as not to hinder commenting) and I want everyone else to do the same on their blogs...but I don't want loads of spam. Anyone done this already and NOT gotten loads of spam?

2. I didn't vote yesterday. And I don't feel guilty in the least (although I feel like I SHOULD feel guilty). I actually didn't even know there WAS any sort of voting until the day before, when they started setting up the machines and stuff in our school. Then I had to inquire to find out what we were even voting about. And then I had a big yawn and decided that I'd sit this one out, which isn't terribly surprising given my track record. The two primary reasons I didn't vote are: 1) My voting 'precinct' is 30-40 minutes away from my work, and I didn't get home from work/babysitting until I don't see how I could have voted even if I wanted to (although I suppose I could have early-voted or something). I swear. How stupid is it, though, that there is a precinct INSIDE MY SCHOOL...but no, I couldn't just vote there. I would need to drive two counties away and go to one specific spot...even though this whole precinct here saw like 200 people all's not like they couldn't have handled the traffic of me walking through. I think the idea of precincts are really stupid. Anyways. Reason #2) I couldn't care less about politics or who wins a primary or whatever. I hear the people who say "if you don't vote, you don't get to complain!" and so I thoughtfully reflected on the last 11 years or so of my adult voting life, and have concluded that whether I voted or not, I have never once cared enough about politics to bother complaining, so not-voting shouldn't be cramping my complaining style. I have plenty of other things I prefer thinking and complaining about. I'm willing to forfeit my right to complain about politics, primarily because I avoid being around conversations about politics anyway. SO! The end.

3. I am going to be away from Mattie for FIVE NIGHTS next week when I go to the beach. This is humongous. In our entire marriage, we've only spent 2 nights apart-- last April, Matt went to his brother's bachelor weekend thing. So we made it nearly to our 4th anniversary without ever spending a night apart! And then it was 2 nights. And now it'll be 5. Next I suppose we'll be living in separate cities, who knows. What is this world coming to? Surprisingly, I'm not feeling THAT sad and anxious about it...probably because I'm the one going to the beach, while he'll be the one sleeping alone in our bed, going to work and doing boring things like that.

4. I am mad at myself that I didn't take more "before" measurements of myself in January. See, I didn't know that I was actually going to stick with this counting-calories-working-out gig for this long, or that it would be wildly successful. If I had, I would have been more intentional about getting before stats and pictures. Naturally, I assumed that nothing would happen and I would quit thinking about it in a few weeks, thus it would be better to have less evidence that I had ever attempted anything-- so, no pics or stats. As it is, a few weeks in I recorded my waist and hips measurements, because that's all that MyFitnessPal has spaces for.  Now that I know that (as of last week) I've lost an inch on my waist and 2 on my hips, I really wish I had more measurements so that my "inches lost" could be inflated. Vain, I know.

I think that's about as many confessions as I (or you) can handle. And also I need to go pack! And work on Matt's surprises for the week! He will have a card and a present to open each day so that he will not be so sad. I guess you could count that as my 5th confession: I am the best wife EVER!


  1. Oh! Have so much fun at the beach! And I do that for my husband, too! I think that must be my love language...the little notes and such:)

  2. I can't wait for ya'll to come! and I am calling you for real tomorrow night to talk about plans.

  3. Woo hoo! Way to blog :)

    P.S. Super jealous of your beach trip :(

  4. 1. I thought it was just me!
    2. I agree with this wholeheartedly. No wonder we're friends. Except I live 3 minutes from my precinct and did next to nothing all day. Still not worth it.
    3. I'm going to miss you too. I hope you still text in the midst of all your fun and beachiness.
    4. I have done a terrible job keeping up with calorie counting so far this year, despite actually planning to do it. Fortunately I still lost 7 lbs. unfortunately it was all in 2 days last weekend while I was violently ill.

  5. It took me 8 tries at word verification to get that comment to post. Eight.

  6. You ARE the best wife... if I leave town, Brian just gets a couple of frozen pizzas in the freezer and "permission" to eat fast food a few times while I'm gone :)

    Have fun at the beach!!

  7. I was SO glad to see you linked up... Hilarious, as always. I 100% agree about the "prove your not a robot" thing... I've been getting super annoyed at it too! *I got rid of it on my blog months ago and have maybe gotten ONE spam comment. FYI.

    And, I pray my husband never discovers your blog and realizes how slack I am at being his wife! :)

  8. #1 is SUCH a pet peeve of mine. I've actually abandoned comments after trying to prove I'm not Wall-E. I don't have it anymore and I get spam maybe once every couple months. I say DO IT!

  9. He'll love the surprise cards and presents! :D

  10. I took word verification off my blog a long time ago -- like probably a year or so. I don't get much spam at all. Maybe because only my mom and grandma read my blog and they aren't known for spamming. Who knows. But, anyway, yeah. I get the ocassional spam but it's soooo few and far between and now Blogger even has a spam filter. So it works for me to not have it on there!

  11. Wow, I'm really impressed you've gone so long without spending many nights apart. Between me going to visit my family in PA once a year, Ian doing week long training at one point for other Geek Squads in Best Buy, and spending weekends at my parents when my sister/s were in town, we've spent a couple months apart over the 6 yrs, I would imagine! Haha


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