My Kind of Confessional

Seeing as I’m not a very religious person, I’ve never been to an actual ‘confession’. But being part of the blog world, I see these types of posts all the time and now and again I like participating in them! It’s sort of fun to admit to things and get them off your chest just for the heck of it. Aside from that, it always gives me the excuse to bust out in my best Usher impression. <-That can be confession #1…let’s be honest though, who doesn’t take up their hairbrush as a microphone and belt out “These are my confessiooooooons…” whenever you hear that word?

I confess… I tailgate people with obnoxious political bumper stickers on their car. My ultimate motivation for road rage….other than cutting me off.

I confess… I wish it was socially acceptable to pull a “Felicity” (<-anyone get that reference?) and go bra-less on a daily basis. They are just so darn restricting! I look forward to getting into my comfy clothes every night and just letting it all hang loose. (Okay, total TMI with this one.)

I confess… I have no problem with garlic/onion breath. In fact, I kind of like it. I’m a freak…but those two are some of my favorite flavors to cook with!

I confess… I let Ella poop on neighbors lawns who I have a beef with. (I’m a crappy person. ;))


I confess… When I’m walking by myself or just alone in general I go through scenarios in my head of what I would do if I all of the sudden got attacked or mugged or something like that! Paranoid much?

I confess… I will never make Oats in a Jar…it just doesn’t appeal to me at all. Blogger fail. And I’m pretty sure I don’t leave enough nut butter in the jar to even do it right. I scrape those suckers clean.


I confess… I have seriously been neglecting my bucket list. But I hope to remedy that by crossing off something in the second week of October. Today I found out I was chosen to attend a the TEDx Buffalo event!!! I’d always wanted to attend a live TED talk (hey, it’s on my bucket list!) and the local one has always intrigued me, but it’s set up as a lottery because so many people want to attend! I got lucky enough this year to get a ticket!!


I confess… I need to learn how to say “no” more often. I so readily accept things from people and then feel the pressure to do them even though I don’t really have time. I end up putting a ton more stress on myself and then stressing even more about possibly having to go back on my initial acceptance of the offer. I need to just learn to say no right from the start instead of spreading myself too thin.

I confess… Since the Mindy Project came back on this week, my desire to be best friends with Mindy Kaling has been totally reaffirmed. I just love her. Major girl crush!

I confess… I totally failed at sprouting split green/yellow peas. I tried to follow the same method I did with the lentils but after about 3 days they had only sprouted teeny tiny tails and had an awful sour smell coming from them. Oh well, back to the drawing board!


I confess… I pull a Kanye West far too often. What do I mean by this? I wear sunglasses in doors. But not on purpose I swear! I am CONSTANTLY forgetting I have them on and end up wearing them in the most awkward of situations. Most recently I did the whole cardio portion of my workout at the gym with my glasses still on…completely oblivious and looking like a total gym weirdo.

Clearly, I have some issues…but don’t we all!

YOUR TURN! Confess something to me! Come on…you know you want to. :)

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Monday Musings

Hiya friends! 

T-minus TWO days until I load myself up on melatonin and jet off to the Philippines! With a twelve hour time difference, I am anticipating the jet lag is going to be pretty bad. So I’m hoping my excitement fueled adrenaline will keep me going until I can adjust.

Aside from the jet lag I am really looking forward to this trip! I can’t wait to share pictures and my daily adventures with you all while I’m there! Speaking of being away, I am still looking for guest posters for while I’m gone! Let me know if you’re interested!

Today I have necessary brain dump. Does anyone else get hit with random thoughts and ideas sometimes and just feel the need to document them? I actually have a special note in my iPhone for occasions just like that! And that note is currently, FULL. So I think it’s time to share some randomness…plus some funny things from around the interwebs! Nice and light for a busy Monday!

-Summer has a very distinctive smell. A good smell. Does anyone else notice this when the seasons change? My house is just filled with it and I like it. :)

-Serious ‘TUDE comes out when I’m riding my bike. Buffalo is seriously biker UNfriendly. Cars are constantly screaming at bikes, almost hitting them, and not giving them the right of way, even though bikes are supposed to be in the street! If we go on the sidewalk we get just as much flack from pedestrians! I rarely swear…but my pirate mouth comes out when I’m out for a ride! I would love to live in a place like Boston…so biker friendly there!

The cars be like…

And I’m like…

-I actually wouldn’t mind eating bugs. Now before you freak out, hear me out! There has been a ton of talk lately that they are going to be the food source of the future and they actually happen to be quite full of nutrition! Heck, the majority of the world already included them as a mainstay in their diets! The US is just behind the times. :) I’m not saying I plan on fetching dinner from the dirt anytime soon, but if I was given the opportunity to try a bug dish (say in the Philippines?) I wouldn’t refuse.

-I’ve noticed that Lend a {Healthy} Hand posts get the least views out of all my posts every week….and that’s okay. I do find it a little discouraging but I am in no way complaining because honestly, even if no one looked at my weekly round up of good deeds, I’d keep posting them. For me, for the people that participate, and just to put some positivity out there the world is severely lacking in. The weekly round ups make me so happy and I am so excited every time someone shares a small act of kindness they’ve done for someone else. So as long as people are doing #healthyhelp , I’ll keep the Lend a {Healthy} Hand project going!

-Baby geese are the cutest. SO FLUFFY! Saw these little ones on a leisurely bike on Sunday today.



-You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes has taken top spot on my list of favorite podcasts. This dude is freaking hilarious and I want to be best friends with him.

-I always break workout reps into smaller increments. It makes everything go by so much faster! Let me explain…so if I have 25 burpees to do, I will count by 1-5 five times instead of counting the full 25 out. Don’t ask me why but it makes it seem like less! Anything to get through burpees LOL!  (Lots of them in this final week of BBBC!)

-Glamour’s on to something with their “10 things you wish you could un-see” list.


I love this section of their magazine! It’s great for a good laugh…but also very relatable  There are numerous things I wish I could unsee on a daily basis….case in point today: the woman wearing underwear instead of pants at the park, the man sitting on a bench biting his toe nail, this article<—so sickening.

-I might get some hate for this but I think I am in the minority of HLB’s who doesn’t care that they missed the Blend retreat this past weekend. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for  fun meet ups and I would love to meet some of the bloggers I’ve gotten to know online in person! But this particular retreat, as conveyed through social media and instagram made me a little ragey. Not only did it seem incredibly over priced (I’m not a fan of paying upwards of 300 dollars just to have my own bed), but there seemed to be a lot of hypocrisy going on. There were a few bloggers that attended that were clearly very ill, yet everyone seemed to go about their business as normal and not seem at all concerned that these people convey very different persona’s on their blogs. Unstaged instagram pictures don’t lie folks. I can only hope that someone reached out to some of these ladies and attempted to help them help themselves. As a member of the HLB community, I don’t think I would have been able to justify being around, EXERCISING with, and eating with people who are severely compromising their health without at least trying to reach out to them. Hoping that this was actually done and that I just couldn’t tell from what people shared about the retreat.

-Is it selfish to not want to have kids? I’ve heard a lot of people say this before and it sort of makes me feel bad because I know I am not going to have kids. You might say I’m to young to know or that I’ll change my mind once I meet the right person (my moms favorite thing to say), but I’m 99.9% sure I won’t have kids. I just see what my parents have had to deal with with me and I don’t think I would be able to handle the responsibility. It it so overwhelming to think that you are in control of shaping another human being and that every single one of your actions affects that person in some way. I think I’ll stick to taking care of animals…definitely want more pets in the coming years!

-Please say I’m not the only one who gets REALLY pumped when there is an SVU re-run on USA that you haven’t seen before!? I’m obsessed with that show as it is, so I don’t mind re-watching on occasion. But when there’s an old episode that I haven’t seen before…it’s like Christmas!

Tweets of the week:

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Have a great Monday!


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