Wednesday, June 18, 2014

no more selfies for me

It's Wednesday and here are some confession-esque things going on with me.

... I try to talk myself out of confessing on Wednesday but knowing that I might meet new bloggers keeps me doing it every time.

... I often wish there was a link-up this popular every day. Hey, I like exposure as much as the next blogger (as much as I try to remember that numbers don't matter) and I want to trap all you Wednesday-only people so we can hang out every day.

... I've been using snapchat for months and I still don't fully get it. I don't have the T that everyone else has to make the text bigger and what is a story? And I can't swipe for filters, I've tried. (ETA: Thanks Brianne for explaining it. Since I won't let Snapchat have my location, they won't give me features. Jerks.)

... To further prove that I don't belong in the kitchen, I didn't read the instructions on a boxed coffee cake mix very well so I kind of messed that up on Sunday and I cut my thumb trying to make guacamole last night. I'm an awful wife.

... I don't care about the World Cup but go USA, I guess.

... I found posting a selfie of just me on Instagram over the weekend incredibly uncomfortable. I think selfie-ing solo takes a lot of confidence. I'll make sure someone or something is in the pic with me from now on!

... I know soda is bad for me but I can't quit it. High fructose corn syrup, why you gotta taste so good?

It's 2014 now but yeah, you get it.

... I set a workout goal for myself that I have totally abandoned. I should feel guilty but I don't, at least not yet.

... On a related note, I decided to start MyFitnessPal again and didn't even last a whole day. And then I bought dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe's and don't intend to start again until the carton is gone.

... I'm taking summer casual at work to a whole new level this year. I'm basically wearing t-shirts and jeans every day and adding a cardigan and earrings when I feel fancy. They say to dress for the job you want, not the one you have, but I just want to be comfy while I have the opportunity.

... I spend a lot of time reading random things on the internet, like stories of people who have been in comas and what they dream about and the Dionne Quintuplets, who were basically made into a sideshow by the Canadian government. Hopefully I make it on to a game show someday and I can put some of this useful info to use.

Now go link up with Kathy and confess some stuff, or at least tell me about the random stuff you read about on the internet so I have something to do today feel less ridiculous.

39 comments:

  1. You can't miss a Wednesday...that is just crazy talk! I never do selfies, I hate taking pictures of myself and can never get the right angle. P use to always warn me about using the knifes (the nicer ones), and he has cut himself SO many times, probably b/c he does more cutting but still. I have got to get my butt in gear and into a workout routine...it is so hard!

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  2. i push the envelope so much at work when it comes to work attire that i wore a summer dress and i got stopped in the hall by a co-worker asking what was up with my dress. noted, asshole. LOL

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. Haha I feel the say way about the World Cup, go USA but I won't be watching...

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  4. I love all of these things. Also, I wore bermuda shorts to work just yesterday. #sorrynotsorry

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  5. I wish we had summer casual but no such luck here. I guess at a professional services firm once has to be... professional. Damnit. Don't feel bad about the chocolate. I had garlic knots and pizza for dinner last night.

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  6. I so wish is was summer casual at work. Wait I wear a maxi dress everyday! I win! Soda is so good I can't quit!! I read about a hoarder in CT that got buried in her house after the floors caved in from all the junk. Hoarding fascinates me and terrifies me.

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  7. I also wish there were more link-ups this popular. All of the other ones I used to/or do participate in have or are dying. To get the filters & the large text you need to go into your settings.

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  8. I can make my snapchat text big, find filters, and find stories but I would rather just send regular pictures or text type messages so I never use those features.

    I don't care about soccer at all, and would have no clue what was going on if I tried to watch.

    I loved your selfie, you totally pulled it off. I like selfies once and a while but selfie overload can get annoying.

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  9. I refuse to download Snapchat, much to the chagrin of D's family. They all LOVE Snapchat. I just don't get it. They will probably convince me before too long though. They are relentless!

    I am so jealous that you have the whole summer to be casual. We still have summer classes at my university, so only Fridays are casual and the short week breaks in between semesters. :(

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  10. When we moved into the new building we went to casual dress year round vs. just in the Summer months. I'm pretty sure I've worn a dress twice. Every other day it's jeans and a tee :). Love the ecard, it's sooooo true and totally ridiculous. If drinking soda is your worst habit consider yourself good. XO

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  11. I'd kill for summer casual especially with those JCP Tees you introduced me too.

    Selfies solo are hard because it's just here is a picture of me. Being me. In the moment. And I am the one sharing it with you. But YOLO, I do it anyway.

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  12. haha well I didn't even know that Snapchat had features like the ones you described. So I guess you're ahead of me!

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  13. I want to love Snapchat like my friends do, but I don't get it.

    Also after spending the past 9 days with students, I feel that selfies may just be a generational thing. I'm not super comfortable with them, but boy they are.

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  14. I want to love Snapchat like my friends do, but I don't get it.

    Also after spending the past 9 days with students, I feel that selfies may just be a generational thing. I'm not super comfortable with them, but boy they are.

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  15. I totally dress for the job I have!! I would look ridiculous wearing a suit to work and being comfy is way too important to me!! But I suck. Anyway, hope you get your gym goals accomplished...or not and as for solo selfies. They don't bother me. Maybe I'm vain.

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  16. Thank you freakin god I am not the only one that thinks snap chat is the most weirdest thing in the world. I also think its super creepy!! I just DL'ed it and I have no freakin' idea how it works.. and honestly I don't know if I care at this point lol. And I totally feel uncomfortable about taking a selfie.. It just feels unatural at times and I feel there should be something else in the photo! hahaa! This post is SO me lol!!

    Lisa,xo

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  17. I have just accepted that I probably won't ever get snapchat + I'll just look at the snaps sent to me.

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  18. Holy smokes I feel like we are on the exact same page... I CANNOT find the dang T to make text bigger on snap-chat anywhere, nor did I even know there were filters #fail. I also sliced the tip of my thumb open this week while cutting lettuce, and having a thumb out of commission sucks. PLUS I had a workout goal and tried to get back on the myfitnesspal bandwagon last week and failed after entering about 3 meals...

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  19. I started MyFitnessPal again too! It's been way too long and I need to start getting back on the healthy-eating train...like full-time instead of splurging so much on the weekends...yikes!! I just like wine and empty cals too much :'(

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  20. ok serious question - did you get the mini pb cups or the bigger ones? the mini pb cups are my favorite

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  21. I'm with you on being uncomfortable w/ solo selfies- I'll only take them in the privacy of my own home! And I don't really understand the purpose of Snapchat?

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  22. I don't get snapchat either!!! And solo selfies took me a looooong time to get comfortable with.

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  23. Seriously, why DOES high fructose corn syrup taste so good?? Despite reading/seeing all the scary things people have been posting about Coca-Cola lately, I still can't give it up. This is probably why my dentist hates me :)

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  24. I'm so uncomfortable with the whole Selfie thing solo I take the pics and then delete them - also snapchat just doe snot seem to work for me.. looks like fun for other people but I just can't get the hang of it..

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  25. Today at work I am wearing a striped cotton dress, flip flops and a jean jacket. Hehe. Oh, but dont worry..they are my fancy flip flops. And my fancy I mean metallic. Boom.

    I never bothered to download snap chat. I mean...I have enough to keep up with and learning something new? meh.

    I didn't eat my lunch I packed, I went out for a burger with a coworker instead. But in my defense it was a new restaurant that just opened down the street...and....burgers.

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  26. I haven't watched the world cup at alllll. The only thing more boring than sports is sports on TV.

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  27. Bahahaha you are seriously funny!! My favorite confession is either the trader joes candy and my fitness pal or summer casual at work LOL. Why have I never seen your blog before!!! Looking forward to reading along (and not just on wednesdaystoo )

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  28. Yes! I have three link ups I follow on Mon/wed/fri. What do people think I am supposed to do with myself the other days in the week!

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  29. Ugh I cut myself probably every other time I try to use a knife! I cut my finger pretty back like 2 Christmases ago and it still feels funny when I touch it!

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  30. Don't feel bad. If I don't cut myself, drop something, or mess up a recipe, my husband is literally shocked! Blood is another food group in our house. (JK) I am with you on the Coke. Tastes too good.

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  31. I am trying to take more selfies of myself because I've always been the picture taker. I was looking through all my photos and barely have any of myself. I think I found two pictures of me from last year. So I need to get comfortable with it.

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  32. My mom + siblings tease me for my blog. My mom + siblings are the ones who peer pressured me into making a snapchat. I seriously follow maybe six ppl. It's sad. I don't get it. I died at the ecard. It's pretty true

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  33. i used to be the same about selfies. people can be so mean about them, like indicating one is conceited or something. but i see selfies as a victory over ever person who has called me ugly in the past. i don't post them daily or anything, but being a beauty blogger i do take them.

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  34. i used to be the same about selfies. people can be so mean about them, like indicating one is conceited or something. but i see selfies as a victory over ever person who has called me ugly in the past. i don't post them daily or anything, but being a beauty blogger i do take them.

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  35. The confessions link up is the greatest of all time because of all the awesome people who link up! And it's nice to find someone who doesn't care about the world cup too! Lol.

    Though I've stopped drinking soda (it gives me bad gas pains), I could never give up bacon or french fries or cheese.

    Jeans and a t-shirt are totally work appropriate if your dream job is to be so filthy rich that you can wear whatever you want.

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  36. Soda is definitely my downfall! It's a vice I'm not sure I can give up. I have absolutely no idea how to use Snapchat. The World Cup means nothing to me either but, yeah, it'd be cool if USA won.

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  37. On the fitness front - I just got a fitbit and I'm already obsessed with it! We should discuss soon, maybe you would like it?

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  38. sometimes i like selfies, sometimes i hate them. weird. and soda - my downfall completely. i let loose on holiday drinking alllll the soda that i am going to try and cut cold turkey now (so far 1 day done haha)

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