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If you’re new around here, confessions is a time for us to all unburden ourselves of the silliness we’re feeling at the moment. I share dumb things, then you share dumb things, and we all have a better day because of it.

Let’s get started!

A woman with a finger up to her mouth saying "shhhhh"

Confession 1

I’ve never seen that old Halloween standby, Hocus Pocus. And I’m not the least bit sorry about it.

Confession 2

The roads where I live do not have a sidewalk, and in most cases, the shoulder is only gravel. Traffic in my neighborhood is fairly light. When I’m walking, I walk on the road but move over to the shoulder as soon as I see/hear a car.

Even when there are no oncoming cars in the other lane, there are some drivers that hug the fog line when driving by me. You can’t scoot over just a little bit buddy? I’m pretty much in a ditch here!

Oh, and I wear a sexy bright green safety vest, often a blinking headlamp (like the cool kids do), and I’m 6 feet tall. It’s not hard to see me.

Confession 3

I can’t wait until my kids go back to school so I can go back to secretly taking their shit to Goodwill. The clutter in my four-year-old’s room is out of control right now.

Confession 4

The vehicles that improperly display giant American flags drive me bananas. In most cases, they aren’t actually following the guidelines for properly displaying the flag. #IwasanROTCnerd

Many are displayed on the incorrect side, and they violate at least one section of “Respect for the Flag” guidelines outlined under the U.S. Flag Code. And the vehicles that drive around with ratty and frayed flags? Argh!

Confession 5

I don’t drink and thus I have zero tolerance for anything boozy. I started drinking a bit of kombucha before bed because my body thinks it is wine and calms me down and helps me sleep.

The label says it contains less than .5% alcohol by volume. Troy calls it my “sleepy juice”.

Ok, friends, your turn! What do you need to confess?

 

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14 comments on “Confessions”

  1. The thing about failed Catholics! 🤣 It was around highschool/ college when I realized the Anglican Church is basically failed Catholicism and Episcopalian is further watered down from the Anglican Church, so Episcopalians were also failed Catholics. (I was baptized catholic who got her first communion then stopped being forced to go to church), who had to attend chapel during middle school at our private schools which happened to be Episcopalian).

    I was the kid who watched and LOVED hocus locus and driving around the berkshires and ct last weekend made me feel like I was in the hocus pocus neighborhoods.

    My confession this month? I’ve been dodging and energy sucking friend for months with polite excuses everytime they ask me to come by for social distanced in person hang .  It’s part of me working on my boundaries. 

    • I absolutely agree with your observation! In fact, our church business administrator originally was in seminary to become an Episcopal priest in the ’70s. It’s a very connected and various forms of failure/laziness.

      Keep dodging that friend! 2020 has sucked enough energy out of us.

  2. I drink tonic water with quinine for restless leg syndrome….oh, and I put a wee bit of Gin in it to cover the bitterness 😉

    Ps. I know Sarah isn’t a drinker!!! Not trying to insinuate otherwise 🙂

  3. I’ve never seen hocus pocus either and it’s far too late to start now! 

    I’ve also never watched a lot of the “classics” – never watched the godfather, citizen Kane, shawshank redemption (it surely was a shawshank redemption 🤣)… I’m terrible apparently 

  4. I have never seen Hocus Pocus either, nor have I ever watched Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, or Halloween. I am just not a fan of the scary movie genre.

  5. 😆 Hocus Pocus is only going to be good for you if you saw it as a kid. If you watched it now it would be super cheesy and horrible! It’s still super cheesy but I love it. I’ve watched it too much with my kids they all groan if I put it on now! I hear there is a new one? Or a new one possibly being made.

    Sleepy Hallow is a great one though, but it might be too spooky for Bennet. I love Johnny Depp and Tim Burton.

  6. #1–I watch CinemaSins on Youtube, and it’s a great way to get an idea of what a movie is about without actually watching the whole movie. After watching their take on “Hocus Pocus” I’m doubly–no, triply–glad I’ve never watched the whole thing or subjected my kids to it. It’s so dumb.

    I’m so sensitive to caffeine that just drinking a cup of decaf in the morning is enough to make me feel awake. And if I drink more than one cup of THAT in a day, I get a migraine. I love the smell of coffee, though. And having a hot beverage that isn’t sugary or just plain herbal tea. I miss walking to our nearby coffee place (locally owned FTW) to get a decaf Highlander Grogg. But Covid. I mean, I’m not going to mask up just for a cup of coffee, that doesn’t make sense to me.

    • So it’s like Cliff Notes for movies? Love that idea!

      I have no idea what Highlander Grogg is, so I am off to google!!! Does the coffeeshop offer curbside?

      • More like somebody watched the movie and snarks it for you! There’s language, so not safe for young ears. The coffee shop has a drive up window, but I’d still want to mask up for the worker’s sake.

      • We do drive-thrus for everything we can and never mask up. I vote you go get your delicious drink!