Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Confessions | 8-28-16


I confess//

Normally I get about 5-10 views on my YouTube videos, but this last one got over 400!!! What. I think it's because I actually recorded it the weekend I got the box, instead of a week or two after. I record with just a few people in mind, so I was scared to see any down votes or negative comments. So far only one dislike (really person?) so not too bad. I was kind of making icky smacking noises when I was eating the popcorn, which I didn't notice until I watched it after. Sorry about that! My husband was like, did you put your blog title in the video? And I'm like, what. I don't know how to do that. I swear if he had a blog it would be doing so much better than mine.


I confess//

Soya was fussing about cleaning her booty one night, and then the next morning. Neil notices and expresses concern so I get a brush to see if I can find any fox-tails. I finally get her to lay down so I can inspect her bloomers, and lo and behold there is a fox-tail sticking out of her little vagina. Poor thing!


I confess//

The sides of the freeways have been especially dirty lately. I fantasize about cleaning it up but get stumped about stuff that wouldn't fit in those orange roadside cleanup bags they use. What do you do with fenders and ladders? Stack them in a big pile? Also, what is with all the single shoes. I get kid shoes; I imagine kids in the backseat getting bored and taking off a shoe and throwing it out the window. But... one single sneaker? One single heel? Sometimes I feel like keeping a trash journal, to see if there is a trend of certain roadside litter to correspond with certain days/seasons. I GET BORED AS A PASSENGER OKAY?


The United States of Becky

Linking up with United States of Becky for her weekly Sunday Confessions

9 comments:

  1. I like your new Sunday Confessions graphic! I might have to steal this idea - I've been wanting to create graphics lately.

    I really need to try videos - I've said it before and I'll have to say it about 100 more times before I actually do a video, but I need to do videos. I just don't want to have to master another social media platform.

    Poor little Soya! I don't know what a fox-tail is, but it doesn't sound too nice. Is it a sticky-bur type thing? I have a cat that just doesn't clean his butt adequately, so I sometimes have to hold him down and wipe his butt with a baby wipe - so glamorous.

    Den and I rescue stuffed animals off the side of the road. There's this Mickey Mouse on an interstate interchange that we drive by every day that is going to be tricky to get to, but I really hope we're able to save him. It really bothers me to see stuffed animals just thrown away. And the shoes - I, too, understand single baby shoes on the side of the road, but just one adult shoe??? Although, I did once loose a very fancy shoe on the side of a freeway while looking for my phone that fell out of my pocket when I stopped to pee on the side of the road.

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    1. I'm practicing my "branding" hahaha. Trying to get a feel for using the same color family, font, style... So you are going to see a few of them until I "get" what I want.

      There are just too many social medias!!! I feel you on that.

      I will send you a photo of a foxtail. They suck. We have a lot because we don't have a nice yard, and patches of grass grows tall, sprouts, dries out, and she likes to roll in it. WHY PIGCAT WHY.

      Oh, you would have a ton of new plushes on our highway! There is a bear and I think a rabbit that I've seen recently. But mostly buckets and cardboard.

      I need more about this lost phone/peeing story.

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    2. I really need to go through that branding workbook. I get a page or two into it, then I get all distracted. I think I have a branded look, but I'm not sure if I like it or if it feels like ME. I just kinda slapped it together and said, okay, this is the path of least resistance (now that I type that out, it does sound a little more like me, lol).

      I should write up the missing phone/lost shoe/pee story....I think I'll have to do a post about it....

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    3. Post the phone/shoe/pee story, because I definitely want to read this.
      Are we all working on our branding? It seems like it. :) We're all there. Heather: I'm with you on fonts and stuff: like a couple things I definitely know about my "brand" that I knew right from the get-go: I am not the girl who has a white background. (Which is why I've always had very slightly cream background) and also, my lettering on my page is always serif. You know those "fonts as cats" things?" If I was a font, I would definitely be a serif kind of font, so I always use a serif font as my primary. :)
      And WTF is a foxtail? I actually thought it was a euphemism for a poop dangler or else like she swallowed something like a rubber band and it had only partially come out.

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    4. Dang, I wish I had a more clear idea of what my "brand" is! I don't have any connection with any fonts or colors so its such a process. I just have a general idea of clean, simple, but with a bit of quirk. Whatever that would be.

      I had no idea that foxtail was a weird word/thing! Is it a California thing???

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  2. I love your Sunday Confessions header. Beautiful! I am thinking about changing my button image or just making a basic header that people can copy & paste. I don't know. I'm just not really happy with what I have anymore. Although this post reminded me that I used to have the button available on my sidebar and I don't anymore and I'm wondering if I should do that? Like, make it available on a page somewhere for easy access whether I do it as a button or a copy/paste image? I only ask because you're the only person who has mentioned it. But I want the feedback.

    Shoes. I don't know. It surprises me a little. But I have been on so many road trips where we're laying back and sticking our feet out the window (safety first!) - I'm surprised I haven't lost more shoes. But what? Ladders? Who loses a ladder? Work trucks I guess? If you keep a litter/trash journal, I definitely want to see that.

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    1. I just copy and paste from my old posts, quicker that way so if you don't want it cluttering your main page it's not a problem :)

      Everyday one of our freeways has a ladder in the way. It's a very common road debris. If you listen to the traffic report, you will eventually hear about a ladder.

      Funny, they cleaned up a bit of the freeway on monday! So now just rows of trash bags.

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  3. I also wasn't sure what a foxtail was or how it ended up in a cat's vagina but it sounds ouch!:-0 Love the header, great idea to change it up! Congrats on your Youtube hits, I think you are funny and understated, natural on camera. I find most youtube presences way too cheerleader-y. You would think the state would more to clean up the litter, that sucks. It's a big problem here, I read somewhere that David Sedaris lives in England now and spends most of his time picking up litter!

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    1. I don't think my inner goth would let me even try to be cheerleader-y, ha. I'm perplexed still on the sudden surge of viewers, we will have to see with the next video if it was just a fluke.

      i'm not always sure who or when cleans up the freeway. sometimes the bags are white, other times orange, not sure if that is a detail that means anything. sometimes its people doing "community" service (people charged with petty theft, DUI's and such), or prisoners, or people that adopted the highway... i think its done early weekend mornings, so i don't see it done, just bags on monday.

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