confessions…

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in Lifestyle

1. I watched an entire season of Dawson’s Creek this past weekend.

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We turned the finished room in our basement into a den and it’s perfect for TV viewing. It’s all cozy and comfy and dark. It’s amazing for consuming a whole season of a 90s teen soap opera. I had the world’s longest to-do list that I almost entirely ignored. I should feel guilty, but I don’t really. It was amazing. Side note: please tell me we all didn’t dress that way in high school in the 90s. Did we? Holy fashion failure. Side note #2: Did anyone who ever watched this show actually like Dawson more than Pacey? Pacey for life, yo.

2. I drink out of Mason jars.

All. The. Time. They are definitely my favorite drinking glass.

3. I’m taking a week off from work to do some work.

When we moved into our house, I didn’t really take any time off of work. Thankfully, Babyface has been really been taking charge with unpacking, but we still have a ton to do. I’ve been trying to cram it in all on the weekends, but it’s just not working. I need some serious time off to accomplish some serious projects. So next month, I’ve scheduled myself a whole week off of work to paint, unpack, and organize. I’m frighteningly excited about it.

4. I don’t like the Smashing Pumpkins.

There, I said it. Now go ahead and revoke my Child of the 90s card. I think Billy Corgan’s voice is whiny and annoying and I can’t turn the station fast enough when they come on the radio.

5. I’m crazy good at Tetris.

There aren’t a lot of video games I excel at, but I can beat almost anyone ever at Tetris. That is, except Babyface the Tetris Master, and sometimes I even beat him. If playing Tetris was an Olympic event, he’d get gold and I’d get silver. We’re such a good match.

Do you have any confessions to share?

36 Comments

  1. I love Dawson’s Creek!! No, nobody likes Dawson. And, if they do, we can no longer be friends.

    • It’s sad really, because Dawson’s such a nice guy. But just so terribly unappealing.

    • Dawson was just so unattractively emotional. Pacey was definitely more of the guys guy, while Dawson over thought everything. Pacey all the way!

      • Is it weird that I think Tom Cruise must have been like Dawson? And now Katie Holmes is off to go find her Pacey?

        Okay, I totally need a life….

  2. I don’t like smashing pumpkins either. We can be 90s rejects together. :)

    • OH MY GOSH. I’m so happy I’m not alone.

  3. Dawson’s Creek is my favorite show. It’s just so comforting in it’s cheesiness and angstyness, with just enough sap to give me some needed tears on occasion. Also, I’ve watched the series finale at least 20 times and I swear it changes my life every time.

    And no, no one ever liked Dawson better. Not even the show creators, as I’ve read. Pacey Witter has just about ruined every man in the world for me… it isn’t really fair ;)

    • I’ve only seen the series finale once (so I know what happens) but I’m getting really excited to see it again. I remember being like, “Wow, that’s a really awesome way to end a series” and actually feeling closure. Which is something I don’t get out of a lot of TV shows’ finales (*coughLOSTcough*)

  4. My confession: I’ve never seen one episode of Dawson’s Creek. :)

    • I haven’t either. You aren’t alone!

    • I’m not sure I’d say it’s worth it. If it weren’t for nostaglia sake, I probably would hate it. It’s whiny and angsty and general teenage annoyance. I remember coming to school early with my best friend and sitting in front of her lockers and having her give me a recap of last night’s episode because I didn’t have cable at home. I was totally obsessed with it and I’d never even seen an episode! But then I started watching the next year when we got satellite. :)

      • Oh, I wouldn’t watch it now. But I totally get the value of sentimental TV. :)

  5. Smashing Pumpkins were my #1, absolute favorite band in high school! It cracks me up because I don’t think their music has aged well at all and their new stuff is pretty awful. I don’t think I’ve listened to them in years, and if I do, it’s for pure nostalgia, because I don’t really like the music anymore. And Billy is a huge asshat, so I have an issue listening to their music because of that.

    I still have fond memories of rocking out to the Mellon Collie CD I got for my 15th birthday, though :)

    • I wonder what it is about their music that is so appealing to high schoolers? I remember SO many guys in my high school wearing Smashing Pumpkins shirts and singing that they were the greatest band EVER.

  6. No one liked Dawson more than Pacey, no one! Plus, now “Pacey” is on Fringe and even hotter. The worst part of moving, besides packing in the first place, is unpacking. It’s just so anticlimactic!
    Bill Corgan’s voice is whiny. Something about it was charming back then, but now, I can’t really stand to listen to anything new. Grow up dude.

    • Hahahah! I love this comment so much. I don’t watch Fringe (but Babyface does) but he’s definitely gotten even more attractive. Although, I tend to think all boy stars get hotter as they age. Men > boys. I mean, even Dawson looks more palatable now that he’s no longer all boy-like. But he’ll never be Pacey.

  7. Oh, Yes, Pacey on Fringe. Yum!

    I like some songs of Smashing Pumpkins, but that is how I like most bands: some songs, but not always all.

    Mason jars are good glasses, my mom used them all the time. Brother too.

    Oh, it’d be fun to have a Tetris match off. I’d always make my mom mad when we played because I was quite good at it. Hehe. I haven’t played it in ages though. :(

    • I’d love to have a Tetris tournament! :P

  8. I don’t care for SP either – but my husband loves their old stuff so occasionally I just grin and bear it for his sake.

    • You might be a more loving wife than I am, then. Because if Babyface loved SP, I’m not sure I could be in the same room while he listened.

  9. Love love love Pacey! Dawson was too emo for my tastes ;) I am also a Tetris master, by the way.

    • So, emo, right? I mean, the famous crying GIF totally sums up the entire experience of Dawson Leary the Character.

  10. Confession: I spent years in my childhood thinking that the point of tetris was to line blocks along the sides of the screen and make a pathway in the middle– yes, the exact opposite of the actual purpose of tetris. My evil older cousins told me that’s how you play it.

    • HAHAH! Oh my gosh. That is so mean! Did you have a total light bulb/angels singing moment when you finally figured it out?

  11. I didn’t know who the Smashing Pumpkins even WERE until I was like, a sophomore in high school. And for the longest time I thought they were satanic or goth or heavy medal simply because I judged Billy Corgan by his bald head and creepy voice. How judgmental of me is THAT? Then I heard their like, one song I know and was like, “This is mellow and boring.” ha ha And the fact that he used to date Jessica Simpson grosses me out for some reason.

    • WHOA WAIT WHAT? Billy Corgan used to date Jessica Simpson? Mind=blown.

  12. I confess to have been reading your blog for a few months now without ever commenting until now.

    1. I switched back and forth on the Dawson/Pacey thing depending on how they were portrayed on the show at the moment. I was a susceptible teenager… And yes, we did really dress like that.

    2. I like to drink out of cups with handles.

    3. n/a

    4. ugh, me too. I wish they’d stop playing their songs on the radio. Haven’t we moved past the band yet?!

    5. I used to think I was awesome at Tetris because I can consistently get to level 10 but then I saw on Facebook that other people were scoring a LOT higher than me and I realized I wasn’t as good as I thought I was.

    • Thanks for reading and commenting, Sarah! :)

      #2: I have a mason jar WITH A HANDLE. And it’s my favorite, favorite, favorite!

  13. I’ve never seen even one episode of Dawson’s Creek. I don’t like Tom Cruise. And I really dislike exploiting children. That said, I find myself addicted to: http://surisburnbook.tumblr.com/ Does anyone have the name of a good therapist?

    • HAHAHA. Okay, I haven’t seen that before, but that’s awesome. And let’s talk about how Suri Cruise is the most beautiful kid I’ve ever seen…

  14. I drink my morning smoothie out of a mason jar, but mostly just b/c I dump all the ingredients in there to take it to work (blender at work!!), and don’t want to dirty another glass. My real confession is that large-mouthed containers like mason jars seem to result in spillage at embarrassing levels!

    • Hahahah! I’m totally a spiller, too. I come by it honestly, because my Dad is the same way!

      • Ooh! Ooh! I also drink out of mason jars and I found a solution to that! I have these things which fit under the ring, in place of the lid. They’re called Cuppow! They look like disposable coffee cup lids, except they’re BPA-free plastic. Soooooo much better when I’m drinking out if my wide-mouth jar especially. :)

  15. We totally drink of of Mason jars too! It drives my mom nuts whenever she comes to visit us. I must say I do love the Smashing Pumpkins though. We actually just found a bunch of our old CDs and I’ve been listening to Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness in the car.

  16. I’ve watched the entire box set of “Dawson’s Creek” more times than I care to admit. Dawson was just well annoying. Pacey all the way!

  17. !!!!

    I have been saying for years that I could win the World Tetris Championship Tournament. We should totally face off in a bloggers Tetris show down ;)

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