Archive for August 11, 2010

Will The Real Chelsea Please Stand Up

Last week Stephen and I had dinner with another couple. Afterwards, we played this game called Wits and Wages. (I think?) It was a really fun game, highly recommend it. For the most part, you really don’t have to be that smart, so it’s right up my ally since I’d be playing with my husband who doesn’t ever forget a bit of trivia, a rocket scientist who knows everything, and a rocket scientist’s girlfriend who I assume also knows everything. I did pretty well. In fact, I won two of the 4 games we played. In two sentences, this is how the game is played: A question with a numerical answer is asked and everyone writes their guess on a mini dry erase board and then sets them out on the betting board. Then you place poker chips on the board and bet on who is right, or “most right.” So you see, you don’t have to answer correctly, you just have to guess who did!

At one point the question was asked, “In what year did African-Americans get the right to vote?” My answer was something like 1960. Stephen gave me that “Oh you’re so cute because you are SO SO SO wrong” look when everyone else showed their answers and I was about 100 years off. The answer is 1865. In my defense, I was thinking more along the lines of when African-Americans truly got more freedoms. Regardless, I showed them how dumb I really am. And now you know… And it feels good to get that off my chest.

In the spirit of true honesty, here are a few more confessions. Don’t judge me, just join me!

1. I have no idea how big an acre is.

2. I don’t use even close to the recommended amount of laundry detergent.

3. This week I have to buy new underwear for the second time in my pregnancy, due to an ever-expanding butt and thighs.

4. I go WAY too long between haircuts. Way way too long.

5. I often get really sad that my best friends live so far away. I wonder if I’ll ever have a best friend in my city again.

6. I don’t even slightly understand electricity.

7. If I never watched another movie again in my life, I think I would be okay with that.

8. Sadly, I think Jansen’s hiccups are annoying unless I’m laying down and watching my belly. But when I’m sitting up, trying to do something, I don’t enjoy them.

9. When people talk about breastfeeding in any sort of detail, it grosses me out.

10. I absolutely hate the phone and ALWAYS prefer an email.

11. If my last name was longer than one syllable, I’d love to name a daughter “Jane.”

12. I judge people who don’t check their email regularly.

13. My husband has vitiligo. And while he hates it, it’s one of the things I absolutely love about him. I love learning his skin.

14. I quit reading Wuthering Heights in the middle of the book because it took too much brain power to pay attention.

15. I absolutely hate small talk with people I’ve known for a long time. I’d rather just not talk at all.

16. There is a difference between being honest and being inappropriately transparent. Many bloggers and facebookers cross that line.

17. This morning I ran out of deodorant after one armpit so I’m wearing a different scent on the other armpit.

18. I haven’t been to the dentist in over 3 years. The last time I went, I cried before my appointment.

19. I don’t have much sympathy for stay at home moms who complain a lot. You get to be home with your child, stop your whining!!

20. I got glasses when I was two. I got contacts when I was in 5th grade and swore I’d never wear glasses again. I’m now 25 and want glasses again.

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