Sunday Confessions: My First Link Up!

Sunday Confessions


Hello! How's your weekend been? I'm attempting this link up blog party/not sure what it's called or how it works but it's taken from the excellent Becky over at The United States of Becky. Go read her blog, it's funny and fabulous! :-)

So I guess "Sunday Confessions" is about fessing up to things that embarrass us...publicly?! Come again? I'll be honest I wasn't raised with any religion to speak of so the whole confession thing passed me by. I mostly put my confessions in my diary a la Bridget Jones (which I confess to having read more than twice and seen the film of more than...ten times?!). Ok so I'll maybe tiptoe in not too deep for my first time...

1. I watched two episodes of Jersey Shore (the one where they are in Italy, which I thought might be "different" or more like a travelogue than other Jersey's, but is essentially the same shenanigans, just in the beautiful city of Florence) on Amazon Prime, and I'm a tiny bit ashamed of myself. I've only seen a couple of episodes of it before, but I'm now a little obsessed with the Jersey'isms like "Smush" and people named "Snookie" who are teeny tiny and full of rage and make hairspray do wondrous things. I am well aware that Jersey Shore is no longer the zeitgeist of reality t.v (I don't think they even make this show any more?), but I kind of want to watch the whole thing from the start now anyway. It also made me want to re-watch the hilarious SNL sketch with Tina Fey inspired by the boisterous crew. I'm by no means a reality t.v. snob, but I usually draw a sort of line in the sand when it comes to stuff like this. I don't know, I'll blame it on hormones, they really do just make me want to consume utter junk in both food and t.v. form!

2. (Possibly not unrelated to number one!)... I hit the fake tan bottle for the first time this year. It's warm out and I'm feeling extra pale and flabby.  I like to think of myself as comfortable in my skin, and I would hate to look like a tangerine, but sometimes when I'm feeling low nothing cheers me up like a fake golden glow from a bottle (ok just the gradual baby steps Garnier Summer Skin but still...). The o.h. wrinkles his nose at the smell but I don't care, I look golden! Maybe I do have a tiny bit of Jersey girl in me after all?

3. I ate chocolate ice cream this week, like, many times, in amongst various other naughty things. In my defense, it's that time of the month. But summer is coming (not winter, Jon Snow!), and I need to start moving my body more and eating less junk if I'm to fit in any of the summer clothes I've just unpacked and looked dubiously at knowing they won't fit. I'm half thinking of going low carb again but honestly the last effort was a bust weight loss-wise. But just being on a diet, any diet, does make me eat less junk. I seem to be an "all or nothing" person when it comes to willpower. Yes it would be nice to have a better balance, but I can't seem to find it, so for me that means restricting things that trigger me to eat like Miss Piggy.

4. I found myself really enjoying the mainstream troubadour stylings of that awfully pretty boy, James Bay. Doesn't he just look like River Phoenix? Le big sigh. I loved River. I'm not a music snob, but I don't generally go for these Brits' next big things types, they are usually a bit m.o.r/boring for me. Ed Sheeran et al. leave me cold.  But this boy...I don't know, yes, he's pretty, but he has a lovely soulful voice and seems to have a knack for a catchy tune. The modern age of having access to numerous live performances of songs can really get you hooked on a musician instantly in a way that just didn't exist when I was a teenager. Question is, how to get grubby paws on c.d. without world's biggest music snob/o.h. mocking me? (Yes I am old and  still buy c.d.'s, as my attempts as mp3 music listening have fallen by the wayside when the last one conked out - c.d.'s are for life people!). Anyway, sign me up for his number one best selling album, it'll be the first I've bought in ages (um if you don't count Katy Perry and Taylor Swift!) ;-0

So those are my little Sunday confessions, what is my penance? I'm honestly useless at figuring out how to enable/create link buttons but maybe just leave me a comment if you decide to join in on this confessions craze yourself? (And more importantly do the link up on Becky's blog.!). xo

12 comments

  1. Whoa.....so....James Bay. I've not heard of him before your post (I'm terribly behind in all things pop culture related) but DIG his sound. I'm going to have to check out all of his stuff.

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    1. He's GOOD isn't he?! I always second guess myself when I like something that's popular, but this time I'm not going to :-) He's a fairly recent phenomenon/not sure he's broken America yet so you're not really behind at all! Thanks for reading! xo

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  2. Hey, you did it perfectly! Rock on! I have seen/read Bridget Jones several times myself. I read it almost every winter because it makes me laugh during the ugh depressing months. I am going to have to check out James Bay as well...and yeah...ice cream. All the ice cream! (I am an all-or-nothing sort as well.)

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    1. Thanks Becky, and thanks for the awesome idea! xo

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  3. Also, thanks for saying my blog is "funny and fabulous." Made my day.

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  4. I'm with you on the fake tan - I started slathering on the Dove Summer Glow as soon as temperatures rose over 14 degrees! Otherwise my pale and pasty skin is blinding in the sunshine.

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  5. Hi Steff! I just googled James Bay to see who he was, and 1) Had a scary moment when his picture loaded and I thought it was a picture of this boy I dated a long time ago 2) Realized I had actually heard one of his songs and loved it! So cool to actually know who he is now. I also had to google Snookie to find out who she was… just kidding, don't feel bad, I once sat through an entire Jersey Shore marathon when the show was in its heyday and became very attached to Vinnie.

    Your blog is so interesting! I'm definitely going to spend the next few minutes creeping on your posts. (:

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    1. Hi Elle, thanks for stopping by! Ha, that's funny about your ex, he must've been cute though! I'm glad I'm being a James Bay enabler! Vinnie is the sane on in the mix isn't he?! I'm also partial to J.Woww. Oh someone save me from my self! ;-0

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  6. I watch A Lot of tv but the only reality shows i watch are the cooking ones. And The soup which makes fun of all things tv.

    Im also not much of a music person, i will use Spotify here and there. My husband laughs at my music choices though, electro swing to die antwoord ;)

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    1. I do like cooking shows too, not that I ever cook anything they show on them! I wish I still got to watch The Soup - well back when I watched it it was still Talk Soup I think!

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