Friday, June 05, 2009

friday confession - the little stuff



tho' i've been sprinkling my posts with confessions all week (i can kinda see how it gets addictive, all of you catholic dahlings out there), i thought it was time for another round of friday confessions.

forgive me odin....

: : i wore the same t-shirt and sweatpants all day long for three days this week.

: : sometimes we make our smoothies with ice cream instead of yogurt. even in the morning. but we still call them smoothies because that sounds healthier than milkshake.

: : i'm going to be partying and schmoozing working at nor-shipping next week and will likely be quite shockingly absent from the blogosphere. i'm confessing this because it worries me and makes me wonder if i will exist if i'm not online. there will, however, be wine, so i think i'll get through it.

: : i have sprinkled this post with gratuitous shots of flowers that otherwise have nothing to do with anything. (there's a lot of sprinkling going on in this post.)

: : i was a right bearcat this week for about 24 hours due to PMS. husband bore the brunt of it. but he was stoic. which is just another reason why he is a keeper. i even yelled at him for taking out the garbage (not for NOT taking it out, but for taking it out). it was that bad.

: : i'm having trouble getting the child to answer the questions you all posed last friday. she's gone all shy on us. i'm trying to sneak them in over dinner now, but so far, she hasn't fallen for it.

: : i'm going in to copenhagen tomorrow to hang out with a friend of a friend. i've never met her, but my friend assures me she's totally cool. i haven't even blogged with her, so how can i know that's true? i can't decide if meeting a random stranger who may not even exist given that you've never met her in cyberspace at her hotel in a european capital is cool in an adventurous sorta way or just stupid.

: : i have an old man crush on david letterman. i've had it now for 25 years.

: : i often obsessively reread my own posts. editing them 4-5 times to get spacing right and fix typos and other general grammar mishaps which occur since i live outside my native language and am unlearning to speak/write any known language, but instead will end up collapsed in a heap of danglish peppered (but thankfully not sprinkled) with russian swear words.

: : i may have accidentally applied for a job in singapore this week. which is weird because i don't even really like singapore.  but i think it's a great place to be an ex-pat.

: : i've never read any jane austen (i'm sorry bee). isn't that horrible?

: : i really laughed my ass off at heidikins' bikini waxing gone wrong. really laughed. at someone else's pain. like real, true pain. i'm sorry heidikins. i couldn't help myself.

: : because b is doing it and i can't stand not being part of stuff, i'm doing the wreck this journal online journal wrecking course thingie. i'm going now to throw my journal myself into a mud puddle, as i guess that's the first assignment...


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will be back later today with the winner of the helleristning giveaway.

31 comments:

B said...

No, no, no!!! Soooo wrong! Get onto Sense and Sensibility NOW!

HAHA, how do you accidentally apply for a job? Singapore sounds like a good place to blog from though!

And yep, I'm developing my very own Spanglish, but this is a bit more useful, as apparently lots of people speak it in Miami, so I could move there and teach it!

Not The Rockefellers said...

B's right...Sense and Sensibility
Good God woman you are hysterically honest!
All good :)

Peace -Rene

The Fragrant Muse said...

Ahhhhh I feel so normal now. Thank you.
Ordering Sense & Sensibility right now before I'm found out (too late).

I'm right there with you on the obsessively re-reading posts. I'll even go back and fix earlier ones.

Blog Camp in Singapore? Whoo Hooo!!

Saw Letterman live in 1984(audience member). He was so young and adorable. He's still got that farmous boyish charm. Your hubby has that boyishly handsome quality too. In the most manly way, of course.

I'm commenting when I should be finishing Fragrant Friday.

WV: dinkerpa. A father who takes too long to get ready. (or is mine the only household that uses the term "dink" to mean dawdle?)

iasa said...

No, don't do it, Jane Austen is way over rated. I'll make allowances for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies cuz it has ZOMBIES, but otherwise no.

Maybe Sabin would be more amenable to answering questions if she in tun got to pose some to us. (amenable? who the fuck did i turn into this morning)

I love that you accidentally applied for a job, I accidentally moved in with a boyfriend once. That worked out alright, while it lasted anyway.

iasa said...

oh sorry, for swearing there in the comments. oops!

julochka said...

b--it's a job with the same company i work for now and so it was the click of one button to accidentally apply. oops.

rene--is it ok if i just see the movie? we've got BBC.

TFM--husband does indeed have boyish charm. but i think what i like about dave is the same thing i like about house--biting, sarcastic wit and the fact that he actually doesn't really like people.

iasa--i'm totally amenable to swearing on my blog. and i was not aware that pride & prejudice had zombies, i may have to rethink my lack of reading jane austen...

Janet said...

Jane Austen is ok, but i have to be in the right mood. i've been wanting to do a post on who makes the better mr. darcy - colin firth or matthew mcfadyen (sp?) but i need to watch the colin firth version over again. (i'm pretty sure i already know which is my favorite tho.)

your "sprinkling" is wonderful.

i had those PMS inducing "parts" removed a few years ago. YIPPEE!!!! (notice all caps)

ditto on the re-reading, editing. it's made me late getting to bed a number of times. something that should only take a few minutes, but . . .

happy friday!!!

jane said...

MORE! I swear i don´t want it to end. you crack me up... and i thank you for that...:)

rxBambi said...

I was *this close* to buying Pride and Prejudice and Zombies the other day at Borders, but I didn't. Now I will, thanks iasa!

Jul: I love your honesty. And I reread mine too which is kinda scary cuz I don't think they're that good. My confession: I planned on not drinking wine all week and I did every day. Every day. Well, evening (it was always 6:30 or later...) And, I accidently just applied for a government job. That's scary because I don't do well at full time gigs, I like the way I work now, which is when I want shoes...

ps- got in a little spat with husband last night about blog camp. He still says no. I still say yes. So far he's winning but I'm not giving up yet.

Fidgeting Gidget said...

I love honestly/confession posts, too!

And don't feel ashamed for wearing the same sweats for numerous days, that's ok. I wish I go back to the days of doing that.

My confession: When it's a lazy Saturday at home, I refuse to shower or wear a bra. ALL DAY. :)

And that Pride and Prejudice with Zombies looks entertaining. I've never read Jane Austen, either...I'm still working on my book post!

julochka said...

janet--i swear the PMS gets worse instead of better. aren't i too old for this? and hey, you're going to wreck your journal too!

jane--don't worry, there's lots more. :-)

bambi--sorry about the spat w/hubby--why not bring him along, he can hang out with husband in his workshop.

FG-i looked up the P&P&zombies and have it in my amazon shopping basket. just going to wait 'til midweek next week to order, since i'm away all next week and husband'll never manage to go pick it up at the post office.

but i don't go braless, just sweats. and lots of perfume. :-)

An Open Heart said...

Maybe it's just because I'm a cheeseball, but, Pride and Prejudice is the best ever love story.....I don't think I'm a literarily as advanced as y'all! But, I am 100% in love with Mr. Darcy and want desperately to be Elizabeth Bennett! I whole heartedly suggest reading Miss Austen - see the Jane Austen book club movie, too, it was LOVELY! And, "Becoming Jane".

Nice confessions - even a good Catholic would agree, I'm sure - not being a good one, I'll say you made a valiant effort!!!!!

McGillicutty said...

Not good at confessing... tho there's probably lots I need forgiveness for!!!!
Haven't read any Jane in absolute ions... and PMS rocks... it gives your inner beeaatcchhhh a good airing!!!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

And old man crush on David Letterman. Oh honey, you need to get out more often :-)

HAve a great weekend!

tangobaby said...

I'll have to read that bikini waxing story and reconfirm my reasoning for only having half of one in my whole life.

Hope you're feeling better!

Cyndy said...

Love your confessions. At some of the churches i visit, confessions are done in unison, following the words of the pastor. If we followers just all read yours out loud, I believe we are also forgiven for our transgressions, too. Nice. (the word sheep comes to mind...)

Jane Austen. Well, do you like my long sentences that never seem to end and somehow form paragraphs, going from one thought to another, but can't really be called stream of consciousness because the thoughts do not follow a path (but do give a good picture)? Well, that is Ms. Austen, sans the parenthesis. She vindicates me...

Our daughter slipped bananas into our chocolate milk shakes this week. While it would have been fine if expected, we were all looking forward to the chocolate diversion without the good stuff.

Norway is your "Vienna" ala Billy Joel. Enjoy the break!

Optimistic Pessimist said...

I have been obsessively editing my posts too. I've been having that whole spacing issue thing going on. I'm going to try to fix it in html like you suggested the next time it happens.

marinik said...

shhh, but I read my old post too :)
and what's wrong with having a "smoothie" with ice-cream??:)

Magpie said...

Wine is always good.

heidikins said...

Well, I'm glad someone can laugh about it. (Give me 2 more days and I'll be giggling, I promise). To help myself feel better I made a "smoothie" for breakfast: strawberries & ice-cream. I had two.

xox

Seaside Girl said...

I am so going to the bikini wax post next.
I am with B - I shall be bringing Jane Austen with me to Blogcamp. Its ok I'm not threatening to stay until you have read it.
I love the fact that you can accidentally apply for a job in Singapore. I think we will get on fine.

Lissa said...

Can't wait to read about the bikini wax. I look forward to hearing about your "wreck this journal' adventures.

kristina said...

no Jane Austen? crush on David Letterman? I feel as though I don't know you anymore ;-)

Bee said...

All of my other possible responses flew out the window when I found out that you have NEVER read Jane Austen!!! I would recommend Persuasion, her last novel. I've always loved it best, although I love all of them.

Singapore!!! Are you kidding me? Would your people actually move, or would you have a commuter marriage?

Also, you will exist for you (if you are not in the blogosphere) . . . and also for us. Many, many things call you to my mind.

(But that is not to say that you won't be missed!)

FitToSeeJane said...

Loved your post.
I couldn't live without Austen....
I remember when letterman was on in the daytime. We'd watch him in the summer after swim team. Fun!

Just Jules said...

i often obsessively reread my own posts. editing them 4-5 times to get spacing right and fix typos ---- me too. I know we have discussed this before. It totally depends upon what time of the day someone clicks on my post, it will be a little different spacing/wording etc. Somehow it doesn't work as well in the post/edit box...

and Austen - shhhh (come over here in the corner- everyone else go about your business) me either.... shhhhh

Char said...

waxing gone wrong is both funny (when it's not you) and horrifying at the same time. *shakes head* i wish i could remember the comedian's name that i went to see when i almost peed my pants at how funny she was. after the show she came out to thank me for laughing so hard.

i love jane....i want colin firth dressed as mr. darcy in my fantasties. of course i also want him in 'what a girl wants' - he's so charming.

i also re-read my posts and sometimes cringe when i make really bad grammar blunders.

Melba said...

I often use ice-cream in our "smoothies" too!

KnittingJourneyman said...

Accidentally applied for a job in Singapore?
How does that happen? :-)

Let's wreck on.....

Lori said...

Loved reading your confessions. I've never read any Jane Austen either although I did see Sense and Sensibility on PBS a few months back.

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Well the journal wreckage includes taking the book everywhere you go, and taking it to Singapore would certainly be one way to expand its horizons. Be sure to send pix! LOL! Wreck on!!