Wednesday Confessions

September 17, 2014
I haven't had a good confession session in awhile, so here goes nothing!

* If the house phone rings, I never answer it.  I haven't given one person the house #, and since I know it's not for me, I just don't bother with it.

* I'm not really sure where all of my clothes are... I thought I packed all my good ones in my big suitcase when I moved, but I'm still missing items that I thought I brought but I guess they're back in Ohio.  It kind of sucks when you have the perfect shirt to wear with a certain pair of pants only to realize you don't have the shirt with you.

* Our neighbors that rented the other side of our duplex are moving out, and I'm not too sad about it.  They were nice to my face, but Ev's mom and Jared both said that they made comments about my car.  Like when I first moved in one of them texted Jared saying that there were too many cars and we had to change the way we parked now because of my extra car.  Really?  If you knew our parking situation, you would laugh because the way it's done around here is you just pull in through the front yard and park in the backyard.  There isn't an actual driveway, so the whole backyard wasn't big enough to fit my car?  Please.  We never did change the way we parked--she said we should start parking nose in.

* I was warned by many that down South there were way more bugs.  Duh.  I guess my main concern was always roaches.  Before I agreed to move into this apartment, I grilled Ev about if he had ever seen a roach/how many/how common was it/what was the possibility one could get into our house, etc. Satisfied with all of his answers, I moved in... Well, about a week and a half ago I just happened to be awake and a HUGE cockroach crawled under my door!  The worst part was that both of my roommates were sleeping, so I had to deal with it myself then and there.  There was no way I was going to let that bugger escape because then I'd never be able to sleep with it lurking around.  I took care of it, but...gross... I told Ev about it and he laughed saying that cockroaches are a common problem in the South and that it must have gotten in from the outside when the door was open.  I asked if it had anything to do with dishes not being washed instantly every single time, even though we try our best to stay on top of it.  Ev assured me that a cockroach that big wasn't an issue of how dirty/clean we are and explained that the little ones are more commonly associated with filth.  He said that if we started to see a lot of little ones around food then we should start to worry but that a lone big cockroach just got in like how any other common insect might have.  I've dealt with roaches in my accommodation when traveling to other countries, but in Ohio I've never, ever seen a roach in any place I've ever lived in or in any of my friends' places.  It was not my favorite experience to have one in our home, and this better not become a regular occurrence.  It does make me feel better that the exterminator regularly checks our place and that he was just here and said that there were no problems.

* Last year my sis bought me some Philosophy Pumpkin Pie bath gel and gave it to me for Christmas.  I have seriously been waiting all year to use it because I wanted to wait and use it in the fall.  Time to finally break it out, yay!



* I had a nightmare about Pennsatucky from Orange is the New Black.  I thought maybe it was the teeth, but SPOILER ... as you know she gets her teeth fixed, but she's still pretty terrifying, hahaha.

* A friend of mine ordered me a new subscription box called FrenchBox.  You get beauty, fashion, or lifestyle items from France in every box.  I can't wait for it to come!

* I think (hope) I am a pretty good speller and that hasn't been an issue for me, but for some reason I am terrible at knowing whether or not something is one word or two.  Is it linkup or link up?  Is it nevermind or never mind?  Website or web site?  Don't trust me at all when compound words are concerned, because they trick me.

* The other day I was eating some Kix and a couple spilled out of my bowl.  Is it bad that I didn't even bother to pick them up because Claude was right next to me and I knew he would just go over and eat them?  (Again, this proves how we have almost no crumbs on our floor for the little cockroaches to be attracted to.)

* I walked over to the local Goodwill donation trailer to drop off some clothes I don't wear anymore.  They were all in good condition, but no longer fit me well.  When I saw the guy that was working, I smiled and said, "Hello."  He didn't say a word and snatched the bag out of my hand instead of just taking it and still didn't say anything, so I walked away feeling awkward.  It really rubbed me the wrong way, and next time I'm going to drive and donate directly at the store.

* I buy a lot of my pants from Alloy because they are one of the few places that has very long inseams.  I just noticed that recently they started charging an extra $2 for pants with longer inseams which was always free before.  I guess I get it because extra fabric is required, but I still don't approve, lol.

* Last week I went on a pre-screening interview for a regular teaching job.  More details on this coming in tomorrow's post. :D

**Linking up with Kathy today for Humpday Confessions**
35 comments on "Wednesday Confessions"
  1. i NEVER answer my home line. if it weren't for my mom, i'da cut off that service ages ago! if someone wants me, they know my cell# !!!

    thanks for linking up!

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  2. Glad I'm not the only one who saves shower/bath stuff that I get at Christmas for the right season! I waited months to use my lime & coconut stuff because it's so summery! I hate answering the phone in the house too, it always makes me nervous for some reason!

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  3. Ok except the thing with cockroaches down South is they aren't a dirty thing at all...you can have the cleanest place ever & still get them. Luckily in the 3 years that I've lived down here I've only had maybe a half dozen tops in my house/apartment. I still scream & spray the shit out of it until it stops moving though.

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  4. I have to agree with Bri. Most of the roaches in the south eat dead wood, I believe, so they just sort of lurk around old buildings. Nothing to do with how dirty you are. The tiny ones you sometimes get in apartments, however, are usually due to trash lying around ( from neighbors in our case).

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  5. Hahaha, that is awesome that Pennsatucky made it into your dream. Her pre-dental work teeth were definitely cause for nighttime scares. Oh, and most of the words you listed are correct either as one or two words, depending on context and preference.

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  6. Yes, I know that the big ones can get into clean houses, too. My roommate told me that the little ones are sometimes associated with filth but that the big ones just get in from the outside from when we go in & out or else they get in through the cracks. He saw one crawl through the space between the window and AC unit before. This is going to take some getting used to for me--I'm such a squeamish baby when it comes to bugs/critters of all kinds, lol.

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  7. I rarely answer the home phone, especially toll free numbers. The called ID shows on my TV, so I pick and choose. If I know who it is, I pick it up, otherwise it goes to the answering service. I hate roaches, but they do sometimes get in when it rains, etc. I have my home sprayed by my pest control guy every 3 months because I hate spiders, too. I also have my yards sprayed for fire ants twice a year. I really hate bugs. :)

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  8. MOMentous Mom; PerfectionistSeptember 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    This is a cute idea. I always leave cereal on the floor that is why I have a dog, don't tell my hubby! If you are looking for places with long inseams try Old Navy, I know they are not the top of the line quality but they have always been great for me, I am 6'0 with a very long inseam :)

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  9. They were talking about getting rid of the land line and I hope that they do. They're both not even home that often to answer it and most of the time it is a telemarketer.

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  10. Exactly! I think they are going to get rid of it because they don't even use the home line themselves.

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  11. Yeah, that's what my roommate was trying to tell me. I think I just worded it badly--I'll fix it now so that it is more clear. He think it's funny that I'm such a wuss about it, but he's terrified of snakes so now I have some ammunition to tease him back with.

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  12. Yeah, a combination of those teeth and her personality = SCARY! In my nightmare she was all up in my face. Good to know that either way could potentially be correct for the compound words! Alternate spellings always have me questioning myself, too... theater/theatre advisor/adviser raccoon/racoon

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  13. Do they typically carry the ones with the longer inseams in the store? That would be awesome if I could actually try them on first instead of just ordering them online and hoping that they fit!

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  14. Ha ha... is it grandma or grand ma... is it leftovers or left overs... I am the same way! Thank goodness for Google! Also I think Goodwill just brings out the crazies.. I was squatting down in the dish aisle once, talking to my oldest on the phone.. I grabbed the 4 piece set of dishes and accidentally booty bumped an older gentleman... I said 'I'm sorry, I booty bumped you.' (in my sweetest voice) and he growled at me and said 'Figures, you are on the phone'. Um... ya I did not let old man grouchy get away with that comment. I tuned into (or is it 'in to') a crazy Goodwill'er myself!

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  15. I definitely prefer using my cell phone because I'd usually rather text than talk! It WAS raining when that roach got in...Oh gosh, I'll have to be on the look out now when it pours. Luckily, I haven't come across any fire ants yet, but my roommate told me he has seen some in our backyard before!

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  16. People get INSANE and territorial about their parking situations. It's kind of funny. I haven't had a car for a long time, but years ago (when I still did) I used to live in a duplex, and the lady who lived in the other half of the duplex would go NUTS if I parked on what she perceived to be the half of the curb that was closer to her side, haha. This was a small duplex, mind you ... apparently walking an extra foot is hard? I have no idea.

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  17. Welcome to the South! Cockroaches are common here and I had to get use to them too when I moved to Georgia from California. I hate them! I see them more walking outside than inside my home.


    I've came across some mean Goodwill employees but not many.

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  18. I hate when I think I packed things and they are missing. It is very annoying. I am excited for you to bust open your pumpkin Philosophy shower gel. I love their products so if I were you, I would be dying with anticipation!

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  19. Yes, Google has saved me many times with the questionable spaces! And good for you for standing up for yourself, even if it meant that you turned into a crazy Goodwill'er, haha.

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  20. Wow, that's pretty crazy. I feel like if I'm not blocking anyone and I'm on my side then it shouldn't concern them!! Of course, hearing about the comments from other sources didn't help!

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  21. When Im at my parents house I rarely answer the home phone. I havent given out that number in YEARS!

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  22. We don't have a house phone. Even when he had a line for it because of Comcast's weird deals, there was never a phone hooked up to it. Because like... I'd have to go buy a phone. "Linkup" is totally a made up term, so it is whatever you want it to be. I think never mind is two words but now you have me wondering!!

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  23. I understand the things in 2 places dilemma. All my stuff is in SC waiting on me and then I have my minimal collection of stuff in MD. I'm ready for it to all be in one place!

    The worst thing about SC/GA/FL: LOVEBUGS. Nasty, nasty, nasty. Mr. Mystery is all over the spider/bug problem at our house, I'm thrilled. I've explained to him that part of the reason I keep my shoes on 88% of the time is so I'm always "armed." My current roomies laughed and valided my claim.

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  24. MOMentous Mom; PerfectionistSeptember 18, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    It depends on the size and style you like. I usually go with the bootcut jeans I think they are called the sweetheart style and yes they do sell them so you can try them on. If you are looking for the skinny jean style I am not totally sure. I understand what you mean though, no ones wants to order them just to have them shipped back!

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  25. um french box sounds amazing! and good riddance to bitchy neighbours. rude!

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  26. All of the Goodwill people I came across before were okay or nice. Maybe that man was just having a bad day.

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  27. It smells SOOOOOO ridiculously good! And yeah, I've got to make a trip back to Ohio and get my stuff soon!

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  28. It's not convenient and just kind of disruptive, haha...I usually put my phone on silent. :)

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  29. I guess the nevermind/never mind I was referring to was the one that means, "Forget about it." When I looked it up, it was two separate words, but it was the "never mind" that meant much less/let alone.

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  30. Oh, I just discovered the lovebugs a few weeks ago. Now I see them everywhere I go!

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  31. I hope to do a reveal/review post on the Frenchbox! And yep, I could have done without those comments!!

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  32. I actually did order some today because they were having a sale, so thanks for letting me know! :)

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  33. MOMentous Mom; PerfectionistSeptember 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Oh Yay! I hope you like them!!

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  34. Have you heard about Pennsatucky's real life stalker? That is the sister of an old friend of mine. Nuts.


    Roaches are the worst but all too common in the South. Maybe they will go away with your neighbors...

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  35. NO WAY!! I'm going to Google it--so bizarre!

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