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If you’re new around here, confessions are 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! 

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Confession 1

I do not understand why anyone would come to blows over supporting a sports team. This might be the stupidest way to expend energy in the history of the land.

I went to a university that has a big rivalry with another big university in Washington. When people find that out they love to shout about the other university and their football team. In turn, I love to stare back at them with dead eyes and say “nobody cares”.

Can you not cheer for your team and just let others cheer for theirs?

Confession 2

Can we please stop with the overly filtered photos on social media? I know you have pores. I know you don’t look like an airbrushed model. I follow you because I want to see YOU.

Confession 3

Our neighbor’s very very very yappy small dog passed away in June. I’m really sad for her even though this dog was a nightmare. He would straight up bark for 2-3 hours at a time outside at nothing. NOTHING.

We wouldn’t go into our yard if he was out there because it would just start the cycle of yapping over again. His poor training trapped us in our home.

Our neighbor is lonely and now is feeding squirrels excessively. For whatever reason, they’re getting the peanuts and then coming into MY yard to hide and bury them. And are helping themselves to my berries and cucumbers while they’re at it.

I would like to get her a robot cat. It seems like a quiet solution that doesn’t destroy anyone’s eardrums or yard. Maybe Sox from Lightyear is available?

Confession 4

Our refrigerator is fine. It’s great, even. It’s a big French door fridge that we bought 10 years ago in a panic when our old fridge died on day three of Jack’s tonsil surgery recovery. We lost all the ice cream and popsicles. It was sad.

It was a floor model (I had exactly 3 hours to remove the canopy from Troy’s truck, buy, and deliver the fridge before Troy had to go back to work) with a scratch so it was deeply discounted. It’s been a great fridge, even when we had to keep it on the deck for four months during our kitchen remodel.

Nothing is wrong with it but I still dream of replacing it with a counter-depth fridge. The current fridge is a behemoth.

The space between our fridge and the island is TIGHT and a counter-depth fridge would give us an extra 6 inches of space.

We don’t need it. It’s not necessary. It’s too expensive. I dream about it nonetheless.

Ok, friends, your turn! What do you need to confess? Want more confessions? Read more herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere, and here. Or read the whole darn archive here.

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  1. When my husband and I bought our first house we got an INCREDIBLE deal on some very expensive rugs.  Over 15 years later, it turns out these things are indestructible.  They basically still look new.  Which is great, except that I’d really like to change up our color scheme yet find it impossible to justify spending money on new rugs when these are in such good condition.

    1. Oh, that would make my frugal heart soar to find that deal. And I’d have the same challenge as you with wanting to change them up.

      Given their longevity, maybe they’re made with asbestos…?

  2. I too covet a counter depth fridge. I lost that debate with my husband when we replaced ours four years ago, and plan to fight harder when this one dies.

    Why would anyone want a shower with clear doors? I want some privacy while washing my parts, and clear doors won’t provide it. It’s a hard pass for me on the fish bowl experience.

    Who designed the packaging for cold medicines? It took scissors to penetrate that blasted blister pack, and I really didn’t need that aggravation the last time I was sick. Surely we can be safe and secure without profanity-provoking packaging.

    There is rabbit that visits my yard daily, and I hate him. He cannot get into my garden, but he makes my dogs go crazy when we go outside every morning. I could really do without my dog’s efforts to get the bunny, and so could my arm and shoulder.

    1. I hear you on the clear doors!! We had doors in our bathroom but the design was terrible and I could not keep the doors or tracks clean to save my life. We finally ripped them out and have a nice and PRIVATE shower curtain!

      Ohhhh that bunny!

  3. 1 – I also don’t understand school sports rivalries. Or professional sports in general. 11 million dollars to coach football, that’s just gross. My husband is a college football fan, but thankfully he only watches until his team has their first loss, only steals a few weekend mornings 🙂
    2 – I read the obituaries in our local Sunday paper each week. It’s interesting to see the things people are remembered for, and they run the gamut – sad, funny, strange – one if my favorite parts of the week.

  4. I manifested my boss’ departure! Every single day as I got into my car to drive to work I would repeat the mantras “Today is going to be a good day” and “My boss is going to retire” and today I was informed that she is indeed going to announce her retirement in a couple of weeks.

  5. The dog next door sounds like it’s being tortured when it “barks.” It’s not – that’s just the noise it makes. I won’t be sad when that dog is no longer of this world.
    I may or may not have had visions of helping it along on that journey (that’s my confession).

    I turned into a crazy bird lady during the pandemic. We have ONE squirrel who was doing fantastic acrobatics whilst emptying the bird feeders, so I built him/her a personal feeder. I try to remember to keep it stocked up with fancy nuts and peanuts. Found a couple of weird plants sprouting up in my pots – they didn’t look like weeds so I let ’em go. Curiosity got the best of me and I pulled one up. It’s a peanut plant!

  6. My confession: sometimes when I am out for my walk I put ear buds in just so I don’t have to stop and talk to anyone.

    As for the refrigerator confession: I do have a counter depth fridge and I absolutely hate it! You cannot fit anything in it. If we weren’t across the country from each other I would gladly trade with you!

  7. If you get the new fridge eventually, keep the old one in a garage/basement as a spare/overflow fridge. I am a buy when on sale kind of gal, cook for friends/family, host celebrations etc and how I long for extra fridge space! Unless your current fridge generally sits half empty, give careful consideration to going smaller (especially with two boys who will be teenagers…) as you might find it frustrating.

    1. The good news is we have a stand-up freezer in the basement and my dad cooks/eats for 1 and has a full-size fridge in his apartment that we use as overflow.

      Also, the counter-depth fridges are taller than our current one. And, the ice machine is so poorly placed in our fridge that it takes up about 25% of 2 shelves. I feel like a more current fridge would be able to give us as much storage because it will be better designed.

      Just to find $3k+ for a completely unneeded purchase though…LOL

  8. Maintain your homes, people, and ask for help if you need it! Don’t sit inside praying someone will magically intuit what needs to be done and come do it despite your protestations that you don’t need the help. Also, wishing that a big chunk of money will magically drop in your lap so you can repair everything you’ve neglected for 20 years is NOT the answer.

    My parents’ house is literally falling down and *I* know it’s not my fault/responsibility but my anxiety doesn’t

    1. As someone who lives in their parent’s house, I feel this SO HARD. 🙂 If it weren’t for Troy’s handiness and FIL’s skills and willingness to help us, we’d have to spend so much more money on our remodeling/fixing.

  9. Oh, squirrels. I had to give up feeding the lovely birds in our yard because my stupid bird feeder is busted and the seed would spill to the ground and we have one (only one, I’m counting my blessings) squirrel who figured it out and would come scavenge the seed. Ever since he battled a squirrel that got in our house (a literal battle to the death (of the squirrel), my husband has asked me to not attract squirrels with bird feeding.

    Maybe a solar ultrasonic repeller? We used those to keep groundhogs out of our garden one year and they worked great.

    We have a house across the street that put outs out Bjark Bjarksson every day (my other name for it is Yappy McBarkerson) but the backyard there is so grown up we never see the dog–it just barks the entire time it’s out. My theory is it’s panicking because it can’t see a dang thing but can hear the highway noise and is all “CAR! CAR? CAR? CAAAAR!” We are blessed that our next door neighbors have weirdly well-behaved dogs-I say weirdly because I’m not used to dogs that will trot over to the fence and just watch you, politely, with their head cocked. I mean, I appreciate the heck out of their quietness, but why can’t everyone train their dogs that well? Looking at you, owner of Yappy McBarkerson.

    I guess my confession is that I really do hate dogs. People act like I’m un-American or evil because I really do hate most dogs, because I think they serve no purpose other than to bark and rush at and scare me and my kids. I make exceptions for TRUE service dogs for the disabled (not those emotional support fluff nuggets) and police and fire rescue dogs.

  10. Get the fridge! (If you have the $) You only live once. Be as comfortable as you can be in your one trip on this earth. You can sell the big one or donate it to some place that picks up old furniture or appliances for elder/poor people and feel good about yourself. Helping others. It’s not like it would go to a landfill. Someone else may be absolutely thrilled with it and you’ll be thrilled with the one that fits your space better. Win win. 

    1. The cost of a new fridge right now is $3k or above. Appliances are very spendy at the moment. Maybe someday!