True Confessions

Unfortunately, I am forced to admit that I skipped the Red Shoe Run 5k this past Saturday. Rain, coupled with a lack of training, left me with little desire to get up and run a race beginning at 7 a.m. (Hey race organizers, maybe change that to 8:00 next year?) Thankfully, however, I did at least get my butt out of bed and go to spinning that morning instead. Still, I feel I must confess a few other embarrassments so as to truly cleanse my soul.

1. I really and truly love and enjoy Chick Lit and often choose books solely because a little red dress adorns the spine.
2. I used to believe that the correct lyrics to Cypress Hill’s “Insane In The Membrane” included the line “insane in the left brain.”

3. I like things to be on even numbers. For example, the volume on the TV and car radio must be an even number or I feel twitchy.
4. I once threw a large pinecone at my sister’s forehead when she was just 2 years old. Several years later I hit her in the same spot with a softball. (Thankfully, she still loves me.)
5. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen The Counting Crows and Rascal Flatts in concert.

6. Forget the cheesecake — I’d be happy with just the graham cracker crust! Gross, I know.
7. I have trouble backing up a car in a straight line. My new rear view camera does not make this easier for me.
8. After graduating from college, I once bought several rounds of drinks for friends declaring, “Drinks are on me! I have a job!” Somehow I thought being a weekly newspaper reporter making $19,000 a year meant I had expendable income.
9. I went through a “hippie” phase during college when I listened to Phish and The Grateful Dead, wore tie-dye T-shirts and walked barefoot to class.
10. The first CDs I ever owned included En Vogue, Mariah Carey and Garth Brooks and the first concert I went to was Montell Jordan and Boyz II Men.

Boyz+II+MenDo you have any confessions that you need to get off your chest?

About stellarfashionandfitness

I am Jennifer, a 35-year-old woman living in Birmingham, Ala., miles from my Northeast-based family and some of my closest friends, but loving the Magic City, my husband and the friends I’ve made here in the South. I’ve lived in nine different states, plus London, and worked for some top-notch publications (Southern Living, Women’s Wear Daily/W magazine) as a writer and copy editor. Now I am loving my role as assistant editor at a bass fishing magazine.
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3 Responses to True Confessions

  1. I like things and people to be in even numbers, too, but I have only 1 child, so my need for symmetry is thrown off. As I was running indoors at UAB’s gym on Saturday morning, I wondered if you had done the run. Congrats for doing something, though!

  2. Kavi says:

    #8 will be funny forever!! I remember you practically fighting the waiter (and us) for the check. But that just shows your generous and fun spirit, which is why we love you so much!

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