Wednesday, March 12, 2014

my cat smells like brisket and other nonsensical confessions

I confess that when life gets busy, blog life is the first thing to suffer. I'm just preoccupied with selling all my furniture, picking out new, getting TV mounting estimates, and attempting to decorate at night. It definitely isn't a bad thing but it leaves me with neither time nor desire to hang out with my laptop every night. I know we have all been there. Luckily I have had a confessions post in my draft folder halfway written for me so I won't be totally silent this week...

- Speaking of my house, it is oddly empty right now. We have three barstools, two lamps, and an entertainment center that we are hoping to sell ASAP. The TV and DVR are on the floor. We had  picnic on the floor sitting on pillows and eating at the coffee table for dinner the other night... until someone came to buy the coffee table.

- When I know I am right and someone else is wrong - I mean, beyond a shadow of a doubt know a FACT, not an opinion - I get really ragey at the person who won't listen to or doesn't care about the fact I know. I get a little consumed with wanting to prove them wrong and you can see it on my face. Clearly this is not an attractive trait and I should work on it but I can't help it - when you're right, you're right.

- My work office is tiny but nicely furnished with an antique wingback chair for guests to sit in. It's actually pretty comfortable. If I carpool with Andrew and didn't get enough sleep the night before, then I may curl up in said chair for an hour before I'm supposed to start working. I lock myself in the suite, keep all the lights off, and close the blinds in my office. I feel like George on Seinfeld when he slept under his desk and would be so embarrassed if I got caught, but some days I know I just need a little extra rest! Don't worry, it's during my "extra" hour before my work day starts, not while I'm on the clock.

- Also on the subject of my morning laziness, most days I come into work without any make-up on. Since it's so early, I rarely pass anyone on the half-block walk into the building or as I make my way to my 2nd floor office. Then I just put it on at about 7:58 and start my day.

- Reading blogs all the time has made me realize how modest I am about so many things - specifically, the (over)sharing of bathroom habits. Ladies, I know that we all go through a lot of the same things behind closed doors, but you will never see me blog about it in any detail. I just can't. I am all for keeping it real but I guess a part of me wants private things to stay private, too. I feel like I am alone in this - any other "don't ask, don't tell" people out there when it comes to bathroom habits?

- I spent way too much money on fancy coffee on Saturday. I'm not even sorry because I couldn't decide between hot coffee and iced coffee so I got both within a few hours. Houston, if you have not had iced coffee from Greenway Coffee (served at Blacksmith and Revival Market among others), then you are missing out.

- My cat smells like smoked meat. Andrew smoked a brisket and some ribs this weekend and apparently something Bauer has been close to still smells like it. My cat should definitely not smell like food. (Andrew tweeted this fact and got retweeted by Houston's biggest food critic so he is extra happy about this...)

That's about all I've got on the confessions front. Linking up with Kathy as one does on a Wednesday.






36 comments:

  1. i'm an open book and share bathroom habits like if i had a great poop because great poops define me. i won't tell you the color or if i had corn the other night or anything like that because that's just crossing a line, amirite? mostly, i think all of that is hilarious and i'm obnoxious sometimes which is why i wrote this comment. but mostly i wrote this because it's funny.

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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  2. Ha-ha I used to be against the in-bathroom shares, but then Kait (http://www.kaitmakesarunforit.com/) mentioned that she does stall squats. I am fairly intrigued.

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  3. Yes, to #2...I have been known to have to pull out the phone in not a nice fashion to prove said point. Mostly, this is with people who act like know-it-alls (of course I'm also acting like that by engaging in this behavior too so it's confusing) :)I feel that I'm quite modest myself. My husband on the other hand likes to give out details which I tell him all the time I could do without :)

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  4. Ha! Like George sleeping under his desk. I mean, you gotta do whatcha gotta do.

    Poor Bauer! Campbell's hair is so long that it traps the scent of almost everything I make--especially fish. Yuck.

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  5. You have no idea how jealous I am that you have an office... cubicle life forever here it seems.

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  6. Why is your house empty? Are you selling to re-decorate? Curious. I so miss having an office.

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  7. I've always wanted to try the George nap but I would be mortified if I got caught. And probably fired.

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  8. I find it interesting when people write about bathroom habits, It wouldn't be something I would think about writing about but no judging anyone who does. Hey I would read anything haaaaa

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  9. I think one of the best parts of working from home is the ability to nap at lunch.

    Even though your house is bare I bet you're excited for new stuff.

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  10. I'm totally with you on life getting busy and the blog suffering. The next few months are going to be crazy for me with packing up our apartment and moving back to NY at the end of the hockey season, last minute wedding planning, a job interview, and everything else. I'm kind of worried about the blog suffering, but I'm going to do my best not to let that happen too much!

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  11. I consider the George nap often.

    My dogs smell like Fritos. I don't know why.

    New things! I can't wait to see them. Please share.

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  12. How fun and exciting to be getting new stuff for the house! Even if your eating dinner on the floor. It happens.

    "when you're right, you're right!" Yes!!! I too get ragey. People can be so ignorant and closed minded that they don't even know what the truth is.

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  13. I think the last time I blogged was 2 weeks ago ... because life! I do still try to read blogs even when I do not have time to write.

    I do not understand the need to share bathroom stuff. I am super modest though. I do not even share that stuff with my best friends nor family.

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  14. I think naps should be scheduled into everyone's work day!

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  15. Bahahahaha... if you don't like bathroom talk you must hate 90% of my posts! ;P

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  16. New furniture is always fun! I can't wait to see some new pieces! Oh and never a good thing when cat sells like food...glad he is an indoor cat!

    I used to sleep at work if I got there early. And when I was pregnant I would sleep under my desk during lunch! Haha

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  17. You're so lucky you have a nap spot at work!! I wish I did somedays!

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  18. please let me know if you ever get caught like Costanza!

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  19. The only thing I share about bathroom habits is how I organize mine! I don't mind bloggers who share about the other things, but you'll never see me doing it.
    When I know I'm right, I just let the other person ramble and I have this smirk on my face the whole time. Then when they pause I start in with "Well. Actually..." Not attractive either but I really don't care!
    Also, Hawkeye's fluff catches and holds all scents. If she were by a barbecue, you'd know it. She also reeks of 'outdoors' when she hangs her head out the car window. Stinky!

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  20. Oh I am the same way when I know a fact or the truth or something. I get so mad when someone doesn't beleive or listen!

    xx

    Kelly

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  21. I am with you on the "if you're right, you're right thing". I try to work on it, but other people are so damn frustrating sometimes! LOL.

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  22. I don't put make up on in the morning either then I say I plan to put on lip stick at least and it never happens! I once sold a mattress right out from under myself. The doorbell rang in the morning, I got off the mattress and the buyers took it away.

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  23. Maybe I don't read enough lifestyle blogs (or perhaps I do?!), but I've never read someone talking about their bathroom habits. That seems really bizarre to me. One must wonder what kind of person shares their bathroom habits on the world wide internet? Do they know how the internet works??

    Also, you are probably one of those people who doesn't even need makeup but if someone saw me without it I would DIE. Although I'd love to not have to wear it because that would save a ton of time in the morning!

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  24. I also feel the overwhelming need to prove people wrong. My husband reminds me how annoying it can be. I think it's a way of me teaching others to 1. be accountable for their words/actions and 2. don't fuck with me because I will school you. Try me.

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  25. Isn't it funny how a simple retweet can make your day?! I love smelling my cat, even when she smells like cat food. I'm weird, but it's something only a mother can love :)

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  26. Sometimes I am running so late and parking spots are a premium at my office I'll do my makeup in the car of my parking lot ;-)

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  27. Your post title had me LOLing about Bauer!
    My mom used to have a sleeping bag at work and she'd close her office door and snuggle up in that thing during lunch. Haha you are not alone :)

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  28. I am 100% with you on the "don't ask, don't tell" when it comes to bathroom habits. I don't mind reading other peoples, but I just can't do it for myself.

    One time I did throw in a few one liners on the way summer can negatively impact hygiene (think swamp ass) and one of my closest guy friends told me the next day I had gotten rather "intimate" on my blog. That stopped those confessions in their tracks. haha

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  29. Hehe about the cat retaining all the smokiness from the recent cooking. That's awesome you get to nap at work in a comfy chair ;). As for keeping it real but maintaining some privacy on the blog, me too. I don't mind when other bloggers share that stuff, but it's just not for me to post. No shame in that! Visiting from Kathy's linkup.

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  30. Yes!! I'm like you in not blogging about certain things--I'm real and I tell the truth, but for me, telling the truth about life does not involve talking about bathroom/bedroom/otherwise highly personal stuff. That seems strange to me...but also because I wouldn't talk about that in real life...

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  31. I seriously love your blog! It never fails to make me laugh. You are probably the most real blogger out there...besides not sharing about your bathroom business hahahah

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  32. Haha is my eating in the tub too much for bathroom detail? I tend to over share. I'm an open book! That is hilarious your cat smells like brisket. Pretty awesome his tweet got retweeted too! Good thing you don't have a dog...to eat your cat!

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  33. Ironically, I ate brisket over salad for lunch, ha! Ummm no, I don't even like sharing private bathroom "issues" with people I know IRL, so never ever will THAT be on my blog!

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  34. Um I agree....bathroom talk should stay in the bathroom....alone!!!!

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  35. Ha I would rather have a cat smell like smoked meat than cat.

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  36. I kind of agree about the bathroom habits...I can be an over-sharer with certain people in real life, but on my blog, where anyone can read it, not so much! And too funny about your cat...I love that your husband got re-tweeted!

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