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Posted on Nov 26, 2012 in Dear Diary | 23 comments


Hi-dee-ho friends! I hope you’ve all successfully worked through a modicum of your Turkey Day leftovers and are fueled up to be (sigh) back at work. I thought I’d start this week off with something fun mildly humiliating to brighten your days. It is the season of giving, after all.

So my girl Cassie from Back to Her Roots does these awesome Confessions posts over on her blog, and they always make me feel so delightfully human. So I figured I would totally rip her off and do one of my own. Ready? Okay!

1. It is solely due to my fear of being judged by others that I don’t take the elevator to my new office on the 2nd floor.


2. I very rarely (like, almost never) walk my dogs. I know it’s terrible, but I’ve always justified it by saying they’re very small, and they get to run around in the backyard like 5 or 6 times a day. In fact, that only reason they’re even being walked at all these days is because we’re doing major landscaping renovation on our backyard, and I *have* to. And I still resent it. Me = awful dog owner.

3. This weekend, for the first time since I graduated from college, I slept in until noon. Well, until 11:45, but that’s close enough. It was glorious… and guilt-inducing. My day flew by WAY too fast, so I think from now on I’ll stick to my body’s natural 9-ish weekend alarm clock.


4. Occasionally, I still get McDonald’s breakfast. Ooooooops. At least they’re posting all the calorie counts on their menus now? (And yes, I know the photo above is pretty much unrelated, but evidently I don’t capture any photographic evidence of my McDonaldsry… for obvious reasons. Hahahahaha.)


5. I ate my body weight in mashed potatoes and stuffing this weekend, and I regret nothing.

Go ahead, get it off your chest! What do you feel like confessing today?


  1. I definitely judge people who take the elevator to the second floor. It’s super annoying when you’re on one of the higher floors and you have to stop and floors that people could easily walk to.

    At my old office I was peeved because the door to the stairwell from the main lobby was locked and people on floor 2 didn’t have a choice but to take the elevator.

    • Oh, I totally judge people too! My old office was on the 10th floor, and it was soooo annoying, which is why I absolutely force myself to take the stairs. But if nobody was there to judge me or to be inconvenienced…. hahahaha.

  2. I spent far too much money this weekend. As much as I try to convince myself that everything I bought is either useful, planned, or a gift, the truth is that I managed to live without all that stuff before, so I didn’t HAVE to buy it. It was a lot of fun though!

  3. these are great confessions! mine is… even though i had all day yesterday to accomplish things, i didn’t do anything! i guess i made soup. but i should have been cleaning my apartment. instead i watched lots of sherlock.

    • In all fairness, Sherlock is awesome <3 I think that Benedict Cumberbatch is quite possibly THE perfect representation of Sherlock to date. Love 'im.

  4. I love these kind of posts! I also enjoy how honest you are anyways πŸ™‚

    My confession is that I don’t spend money on material items very often (gifts excluded) but seem to be perfectly okay spending money on food items of ALL kinds. I tracked my budget last month and went at least $50 over what I set for myself.

  5. I haven’t had formally exercised since Friday. It’s back to the grind though πŸ™‚

    Happy Holidays to you!

  6. Yes, a fellow mashed potato & stuffing girl! I always say that I would be perfectly content eating only mashed sweet potatoes & stuffing on Thanksgiving, and leaving the other food for everyone else.

  7. Do you have a Hunger Games alarm clock??

    • Hehehe, yeah, it’s the alarm on my iPhone, but I set myself a special motivation message on it. Lulz.

  8. Its not fair to never walk your dogs- its part of being a dog owner, no excuses. Walks not only are for exercise but also to relieve boredom and for the dogs quality of life. Being in a yard is no substitute. I really urge you to start walking your dogs once a day- its not hard, and its very cruel to not walk them. Don’t get a dog if you aren’t willing to take are of it properly and meet its needs.

    • I’d be interested to see any research or articles you have about this. I actually don’t walk my dog either because we have a huge yard and we just let her run around and chase animals and play fetch and go crazy. I’m curious what the benefits of walking are over other types of physical and mental exercise. Thanks!

    • Let’s be honest though. If we’re going to talk about all the ways that I cruelly mistreat my dogs, we should probably get into a serious discussion regarding their sweater collection.

      • While I’m not aware of any specific research, this kind of explains it- ‘Walking your dog each day is Canine Care 101. A walk provides your pooch with exercise and, of course, a potty break. But there’s another reason why that daily stroll is so importantβ€”and it has to do with instinct.

        Just as fish need to swim and birds need to fly, dogs need to walk. In the wild, packs of dogs get up in the morning and walk to find food. The pack’s Alpha Dog leads the way, and the lower pack mates dutifully follow. For a dog, walking fulfills a migration instinct.

        While letting your dog run around the backyard or taking him to the dog park can be good exercise, it isn’t a substitute for walking. These activities don’t offer the same mental stimulation your dog gets by investigating every smell, sight, and sound when you take him for a stroll. As you and your dog walk, he’s gathering information about how his territory has changed since the last time he was on that same route.’ But I guess running around a yard is good for them also. Sorry- I came across rude in the comment- I didn’t mean to. I’m sure your dogs are well loved and well cared for, but they could probably benefit from walking. πŸ™‚

        • I really do appreciate the information, Helen! πŸ™‚

  9. I still eat McDonald’s breakfast once or twice a month, and I’m not even sorry. Also, I ate three slices of peanutbutter pie this weekend (one slice was at about midnight, eaten right from the freezer so as not to wake anyone up!)

  10. Best alarm note ever!

  11. I confess to eating an entire small thin crust pizza by myself tonight. I feel better!

  12. I work on the 2nd floor of an 8 floor building, and I do walk up the stairs (although visitors are forced to take the elevator because the doors out of the stairwell are locked, which annoys me on behalf of visitors, even though I have a card to unlock the doors myself). One day a couple weeks ago a girl was coming in at the same time as me, and said she was walking up to the 6th or 7th floor! (I can’t remember exactly which, but it was up there.) I’m sure I would walk up to the 3rd floor as well, but as much as I’d like to think better of myself, I don’t know if I’d walk up the stairs past that.


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