Friday, October 31, 2008


But first, a scary story! I actually posted the confession part of this earlier, then I remembered this scary story and wanted to jump on the bandwagon of everyone sharing those today. So, here goes:

My freshman year of college I lived at home, and one night was headed over to my friend, Liz's, apartment. I was taking my dad's car, and when I went out to the garage the door was open. This is weird cuz my mother is more OCD than I am and insists that the door is ALWAYS kept closed. So, I got a little freaked and started imagining guys waiting in the cars to get me. Okay-I know. I was 19. But still. That's my worst nightmare ever; being grabbed while I'm driving. And by that I mean I've literally had nightmares about it.
So anyway, I go back inside and make my mom come out to the garage with me to check for scary guys. We determine there's no one there---and I head out. A few hours later, my dad called asking if his checkbook was in his car to which I say, "negative." He can't find it. Then, my mom looks in her car and it's clear someone was in there looking through the glove compartment and such. At which point we realize, someone really HAD been in the garage when I went out there and ran away when I went back inside. They'd managed to get my dad's checkbook which he left in his car (don't do stuff like that), but not my mom's. How freaky is that?!?!
Moral of the story-keep the garage closed. And also, you're never too old to have your mom check for scary guys trying to get you.

Now, on to the confessions.

-I used my 4 year old niece as an excuse for seeing High School Musical 3. I probly would have seen it no matter what, but I felt a little less dorky going in with her and her mom. And also, I LOVED the movie.

-I share books with my 13 year old nephew. Either he's too grown up or I'm too immature...

-I broke out my Backstreet Boys CD from high school the other day and fully rocked out. Seriously, if you saw a crazy girl at a stop light recently, it may have been me. And if wasn't me, I'd bet that girl was listening to some boy band, too.

-In 9th grade my English class watched West Side Story and I cried at the end. But, I claimed it was the girl in front of me who cried.

-I get a kick out of seeing how many days I can go without washing my hair without it being too disgusting. That doesn't mean I don't shower. Gross. Why would you think that? Anyway, one time I went six days without touching it with shampoo. (Or lotion.)

-I bought some of these yesterday. It was one of those stupid compulsive purchases of the items they put on display at the front of stores. I'm such a sucker. And those things are naughty!

-I get irritated when people use "at" to end their sentences. I even had to re-phrase how I put that question so I didn't do it.

-Tuesday was National Chocolate Day and I did nothing to celebrate. I'm so ashamed.

-If a guy asks me out and I don't wanna go, I tell him I can't because my family is in town. Technically, that's true. Technically, my family is always in town. Whatever.

Okay, now it's your turn to confess. If it's something really awful, like you own an Enrique CD, feel free to post as anonymous.


nevadanista said...

I've seen HSM3 twice already. Loved Zac Efron in the wife beater!

I don't have an Enrigue CD, but I do love Dolly Parton's version of Stairway To Heaven.

It irritates me when people say good, when technically they should use well.

LisAway said...

Funny! I did a nearly identical post, so I'll refer you to that for my personal confessions.

You're so clever with your "my family's in town" thing!

Melissa Bastow said...

The "at" thing drives me crazy too. I feel the need to correct people when they do it, which isn't the best way to impress people like the in-laws...or your bishop.

I'm going to try and use the "family is in town" excuse next time my husband asks me to go to a stupid guy movie. I wonder if it will work...

Kristina P. said...

I love Britney Spears! I sort of have a girl crush on her.

Erin The Great said...

Sometimes when I am all by my self, I'll but out all of the 'forbidden music' which is mostly N'Sync, Backstreet Boys, NKOTB etc. and I'll jam out like there's no tomorrow :)

Jen R. said...

I wish my husband was Edward.

Barbaloot said...

Love the confessions. Melissa-let me know how the family excuse works on your husband:)
And Nevadanista-totally with you on the good vs. well.

Hoggards said...

Okay, hi. I could've done without that story and the garage. I'm so poor that we don't even have a garage at my house! Great.
And when my husband is out of town and my kids are in bed, I totally stay up forever watching disney channel. (That's cause I don't want to get scared with some law and order or something else and I guess you could say I was deprived of Disney channel growing up!)

Suzanne Reese said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog - I'm still blushing! My confession - I used to go ga-ga over Air Supply. And let me say amen to the hair washing (and stop thinking that - I shower too), I just can't believe how many hours of my life have been wasted washing and styling perfectly clean hair! Do you know about unscented baby powder? It'll give you an extra day or two on iffy hair, great stuff!

Anonymous said...

The first movie I ever cried at was E.T. But that's not a legitimate confession, because everybody cried at E.T.

I have a great collection of high school music that I still rock out to. Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Scritti Politti, Huey Lewis & the News...and what's more, I've even brainwashed my kids into thinking it's cool, too! ROCK ON!!!

What's funny is listening to old Bon Jovi stuff, or what we used to call "heavy metal" and realizing it's nothing compared to some of the garbage you hear on the radio these days.

I'm getting so old....

Kimberly said...

So, last night my roommate was reading a blog to us, and she read about this girl who tells guys that her family is in town if she doesn't want to go out with them...I just chuckled to myself, not thinking much of it. Today I decided to read a few blogs, and I came to yours and read the same thing! Ha ha! Good times! I think it's so fun that you know Meg!

P.S. I love reading your blog by the way, cause I always get a pretty good laugh out of it! Thanks for always keeping me entertained! ;)

Carol said...

Too funny and also terrifying about the guy in the garage!

Hooray for going back to get your mum.

Oh and don't worry I celebrated national chocolate day for you even though it wasn't National chocolate day here.

In my world it is chocolate day every day.

Rychelle said...

love those peppermint chocolates!

i've never seen any of the hsm movies.

and i totally wanted to go see the nkotb concert (even though i don't think they are as good as they once were), but couldn't talk anyone into going with me. =(

Buffy Dayton said...

cute stuff dude! You totally should be ashamed that is was national chocolate day and you did nothing. COME ON!!!

Emily said...

Thank you for the reminder that I need to try those peppermint chocolate squares this season since you didn't share your knowledge of their existence with me until it was too late last year!

Hayley said...

Thanks for commenting. I finally made it to double digits-worth of comments, yahoo!

In high school, when I was out after dark with my friends, I would ALWAYS, always, always make them check underneath, in the back seat, and trunk of my car for bad guys. They still make fun of me, and I'm slowly but surely becomming more capable of checking on my own.

I don't even have an excuse for seeing HSM3. I saw it because I'm determined to marry Zac Efron.

Your blog is great, keep it up! :)

Nicoletta said...

No confessions involving Mary-Kate and Ashley? I'm shocked. I guess I'll just have to fess up to it all - Barb and I have seen all the Mary-Kate and Ashley movies. We even watched one as our New Years' Eve celebration one year (complete with our own individual bottles of Martinelli's Sparkling Cider). Winning London is definitely the best.

Tiffany said...

I seriously LOVE the new NKOTB cd and I'm teaching Emily to love it too. :) and I'm glad you didn't die in your garage. and I DO comment on your blog!!