I know it’s not Friday night (or actually it might be by the time you read this) but the title just sounded so right. Kind of like “Love Songs After Dark.” And no, I’m not talking about the really cheesy but racy movies that used to come on basic cable channels late at night.
I’m not Catholic but I often feel the need to confess. I’m not sure why that is. I guess I just somehow feel like full disclosure absolves me of some of my guilt.
(FYI – This same quality makes me a terrible liar.)
So to make myself feel better, and maybe make you feel better by comparison, I’m laying out my biggest confessions.
1. I don’t like Twitter parties.
I know I shouldn’t admit this because I love Amy Lupold Bair (@ResourcefulMom), the original Twitter party girl. But every time I participate in one, it just feels wrong. So many people shouting random answers in an attempt to win a $10 gift card! And many of these people ONLY surface on Twitter when it’s time for parties and freebies.
I do like a good Twitter chat. And sometimes they have prizes. But it’s generally about the conversation first.
2. I sometimes stare longingly at the bottle of chilled Chardonnay in my fridge in the middle of the afternoon.
Let me just say this upfront. I stare. I do not open and pour. But man, do I stare. I’ve had very specific rules about drinking since I became a mom. It used to be that I wouldn’t have anything to drink until my son went to bed. Or I was hanging out with my mommy group and we were all having a glass of wine.
Well, he’s older now. He goes to bed later. I ain’t waitin’ that long. I usually have a glass of wine with dinner. Sometimes I’ll have one after. If I’m feeling particularly wild, I might have one while I’m making dinner. But never before 5pm. It’s a rule somewhere.
3. I can rationalize just about any meal.
A piece of cheesecake? It’s okay. The fat in the cheesecake slows down the absorption of the sugar into my blood. McDonald’s French Fries? You’re allowed a cheeseburger and fries on Weight Watchers. Chips and salsa? Tomatoes have antioxidants and corn isn’t really digested so it’ll just pass right through. Huge bowl of spaghetti? It’s fine. I’m using high protein, high fiber pasta. Anything with cheese? Cheese is full of protein!
And here I am 10 pounds later with a much higher BMI (or whatever that fat measurement is) and I’m realizing rationalization probably isn’t good for my waistline.
4. I waste way too much time playing games on my iPhone.
You know how people eat too much or drink too much when they feel sad, mad, bored, or just overwhelmed? My addiction is iPhone games. I play Angry Birds, Words with Friends, Scramble, Sudoku, Flood It, and many more (mostly) mindless games. I’ve come to realize that it’s my escape. Yes, I know it’s not entirely healthy. Yes, I’ve been making a concerted effort to bury myself in my phone less.
However, I do have 3 stars on every single level of Angry Birds so there’s something to be said for that.
5. I hate talking on the phone.
I was thinking about this other day. I never used to hate talking on the phone. I’m wondering if it’s because we’ve gotten so used to controlling our communication in a safe and secure environment (online). Or maybe it’s because phones aren’t as much fun to talk on anymore. I mean, there used to be a Princess phone for God’s sake. The receiver, while heavy, just felt right in your hand and was perfectly positioned for talking and listening.
Maybe it’s because we have too many other distractions and it’s hard to just sit and talk these days. Or maybe I just have nothing to say anymore.
Well, there you have it. My top 5 confessions. I feel better, don’t you? No? Well, then it’s time for YOU to confess. C’mon. Leave me just one thing you’ve been dying to confess. (I won’t tell!)