Confessions

- I don't shower off immediately before getting in the pool to swim. Does anyone? If I'm showered and clean before I leave my house, isn't that the same thing? It's not like I'm jumping in all grody or anything. *I am willing to reevaluate my position on this given sufficient evidence in its favor. 


- Over Memorial Day weekend, the History Channel aired a new miniseries called "The World Wars." Not only has it been teaching me things about world history, it's been teaching me that I basically know nothing about world history.


-So lately I've been treating eBay like my own virtual yard sale. I keep finding random things that normally I'd just toss into the trash or into a bag to donate, but then I realized, if I can make a few bucks instead, that's cool right? I don't know why anyone would want some of my random crap, but people are weird like that. So I have these Michael Kors sunglasses that have been sitting around for 3 months that are broken. I told myself I'd look into getting them fixed, but I'm too lazy and cheap for that (I bought a new pair at Target for $15 instead), so I was like...I'll throw them up on eBay, maybe some other cheapo will want to buy them and fix them. The listing CLEARLY said they were broken, needed repair, had a picture specifically showing where they were broken (the only thing I didn't do was put that in the title...my bad?). They ended up selling for $42, which I totally thought was crazy ridic for some broken sunglasses, but whatever. A few days after I shipped them, I get this bitchy message from this girl saying she paid $42 for these sunglasses and they were broken when she got them and I ripped her off.


Um, no shit they're broken, sorry you can't READ! And by the way, I started them at like $4.99 or something, not my fault that you bid almost 10 times that. Accusing me of ripping you off?! How dare you.

- Speaking of eBay, when I need to figure out maximum shipping cost (i.e. to the west coast), I put "90210" in the postage calculator, because that is literally the only west coast zip code I know.


- When I find a new blog and see that the author refers to herself, her dog, her family members, her neighbor's best friend's cat, etc. as some noun (e.g. "The _______), I x out instantly. I get that people have nicknames and that's cute sometimes, but these aren't even nicknames they're just...random identifiers. My brain just can't follow all that.


- I don't like flip-flops. I don't like the way they look, or the sound they make. I own exactly one pair and they are for wearing to the pool and the beach.



And that concludes this week's confessions! Link up with Kathy and play along!
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In other news (in case you don't have a #runnerd in your life to alert you), today is National Running Day! I ran 4 slow miles this morning and it SUCKED (can't say that 90% humidity at 7am is my favorite way to start the day), but I did it because I can. I've never actually run on National Running Day due to injuries, so I thought about how past me would have murdered someone just to be able to put one foot in front of the other, and then it wasn't so bad.

18 comments :

  1. Your confession about the World Wars. I loved it -- it was the only thing I watched last week. And I learned much of the same! My history skills weren't as sharp as I thought.

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  2. i dont understand why you would shower before the pool? i dont like when people refer to themselves or their husbands as the anything - i dont mind an occasional 'the hubby' because, i mean, thats what he is. but i dont like the names. like the hair, or the horse. or whatever. that made no sense haha.

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  3. I hate stupid ebayers! I post pictures of everything I sell (totes guilty of listing any and everything lately!) and say it's broken or damaged if it is! People bid anyway? not my problem. You can report buyers now, thank goodness!!

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  4. I don't think I've ever seen anyone shower before getting in the pool, so I totally get what you mean on that one! I've been tempted to use ebay but have never tried it out to sell or buy anything! I'd be afraid I'd have to deal with someone like the girl who got your sunglasses! What did you end up saying to her?

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  5. Pretty sure that pools have enough chlorine to clean off anything that you may bring with you :)

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  6. What? No flip flops? Who are you?! I don't do that showering thing before either. Umm, no. I don't go to a pool a sweaty mess. I refer to my cats as The Clowder (google that word) and that's it. That is also precisely why I stay away from eBay. People don't read and then try to screw you. Hope you won that fight.

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  7. Happy National Running Day! I'm saving my miles for this evening and crossing my fingers the humidity isn't too bad by dusk. Oh and I've never showered immediately before swimming, what's the point? I'd rather everyone, myself included, just wash off after. Makes more sense to me that way. And I've never sold anything on eBay and haven't bought anything other than textbooks when I was a student, but I keep telling myself that I'm going to list things I'm trying to get rid of on there. I'm just too lazy to actually sit down and do it, haha

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  8. I know zip about world history. My brother majored in history and peter likes it too so they ask me questions all the time and are astounded I don't know anything...maybe one day I'll get interested in learning?

    I'm joining a group run tonight at 7 so I'll probably melt but I'm trying to tell myself I'm happy I can actually celebrate it?!

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  9. YESS! I hate it when bloggers do that... I mean, I understand if you don't want the actual name there but still. When folks do that initial thing it hurts my brain. I don't know the f'in difference between KNB and HGB you know! Just say what you MEAN!!!

    -Kate
    www.theflorkens.com

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  10. HAHAH I HATE when people/animals are referred to as ''The'' or ''Le'' my blood starts to boil and I eye twitches!! I cannot handle that sort of thing.. its just nuts!!

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

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  11. My soul just died a little reading the flip flop thing.

    I HATE things like The Hubs. NO. NO NO NO NO NO. Use his name or initial or my husband. Call him a turd burglar for all I care. Just please do not use The Hubs. Enough.

    I do not shower off before getting in a pool.

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  12. I never, ever shower off before getting into a pool.. I really don't get the point? And I'm not a big fan of fan flips AND don't even get me started on the "wedge" flip flops - they don't look good on anyone!

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  13. I never shower before the pool. So many chemicals any ways!

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  14. I wouldn't wash before the pool either. Unless you're all dirty and rank what's the point?!

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  15. Hahaha too bad for the girl who paid $40+ for broken sunglasses. I LOVE when Caleb gets on his eBay kick! He sells his old baseball cards, random history books (his degree is in history!) and all of a sudden, there's $100+ in the PayPal account! Woohoo!

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  16. Hahaha OH my gosh... this was absolutely hilarious. The sunglasses, the pool (no I don't shower beforehand either), the 90210 zip (done that before to ship out west!!) TOO FUNNY. This had me cracking up. The GIFs=amazing. Thanks for the good laugh!!!

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  17. You don't like flip flops?! I would live in them all year long if I could!! I was at a conference on the weekend with 150 other women and the presenter, who is from Rochester, NY (but orginally from California) told us she had never seen so many flip flops in one room in her entire life. Us Canadians start wearing them as soon as the snow melts, after being stuck in Winter boots for 9 months haha

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  18. Oh my gosh, where do you live? 90% humidity that early in the morning? I'd die!
    Confession, I went to the pool on Saturday right after the gym... and I totally didn't shower off before getting in the water. (Luckily for everyone else, I only made it ankle deep before my toddler lost her mind and I sat on the sidelines with her sleeping in my arms.)

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