Thursday, May 21, 2015

Confesh Sesh.

I know today isn't Wed-nes-day, but whatevah trevah (I want you to read it the way I say it). These aren't even really confessions, they are just random thoughts. I think it's about time for a gif filled post, don't you?

I'm not ridiculously impressed with the Bad Blood video. It's one of my least favourite songs on the album, but I thought the video would be interesting. I mean, it wasn't bad, but I didn't fall off the couch from the amazingness. Meh. Is it bad that I was really excited for the actors who play the characters that Taylor's cats are named after?


I briefly flirted with watermarking my photos. I updated a few posts but then the 'can't be bothered' gene kicked in and I gave up. So, if you see a few watermarked photos, you'll know why. Ain't nobody got time for all that, and if someone wants to steal my photos they are going to. Please, go ahead and steal my fancy photos taken with my fancy iphone.


^^ That gif can also be used for how I feel about the Vampire Diaries finale. I'm still sad about Caroline's mom.

I signed up for Ebates yonks ago but never really used it. I was partial to my Swagbucks. Recently, I decided to do a little testaroo to see, and I used Ebates for one week and made $30, which takes me a couple of months using Swagbucks. Okay, I did order $900 (!!!) worth of stuff from Staples for work,  which got me $18 so that helped, but even still, if I had used Swagbucks I only would have made 900 SB from that, which is $9. So, um.. what? No brainer, right?


 I order a lot of stuff from Staples for work, but this could get dangerous for my shopping addiction. I still like Swagbucks and I will continue to use them for other things (check out Steph's posts,  all the information you need) besides shopping. By the by, if you sign up with Ebates using my link (here) I could make $75 which is $75 more than $0.


Anywhoozits. I have been binge watching Reign. I dig it. You might dig it too if you like those sort of shows / movies. But because of, you know, learning history in school I'm like I KNOW WHAT'S COMING and I think they should just change the story for a TV show just to keep us on our toes.


The scale hasn't budged recently so I need to not see it for awhile. I probably also need to stop eating chips, ice cream and doritos with my nachos.


I did a leg workout on Monday for the first time in forever. My motto is, if I can lift it, I will lift it. So I jump straight back into where I was even though that was awhile ago and I might be a tad sore, so perhaps I should ease into it? Nope. This bites me in the butt every time because then I take time off because of the pain, which makes the pain just as bad next time. My legs are still useless. Running was hilarious. The below is an actual video of me running.


Everyone at work always asks me what's wrong when I can't walk properly, I just say 'I'm sore' and this one girl was like 'well that'll teach you to workout, won't it? That's why I don't workout!' and I was just like... mmkay. Next you going to tell me that the Taco Bell and McDonalds you eat everyday is good for you?


^^ Is that from a real housewives show? She looks fun, I want to be her friend.

Did I mention I'm going to Europe soon? Less than a month, in case you were wondering.


I'll give you one guess for what I'm most excited about.


Being excited for food might be a good indication of my eating habits and why my jeans don't fit. Don't worry, there is an obvious solution - new jeans!

Do you use Ebates? Or watch Reign?

51 comments:

  1. Haha I am the same when it comes to my workouts! Even if I haven't lifted weights in awhile I jump right into it like I never stopped and always am sore for like a week after!

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  2. Ok I'm glad you felt the same way about the TVD finale as I did. Blah. But I'll see where they go with it next year. And I seriously love Reign. It's such an addiction lol! I don't use Ebates or anything else. I'm horrible about any kind of coupon or rebate when I shop...

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Haha! I am the same way after a good leg day. Going to the bathroom...forget about it! Why can't Taco Bell be healthy??? That would be awesome!

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  4. I loved the new Taylor Swift video. I'll be honest, Cindy Crawford and Lena Dunham made me all sorts of giddy!

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  5. Okay. I knew I liked you now I love you! This was hilarious. And you and I are in the SAME LEG BOAT. I actually told myself I have to lay off the workouts until next week because I'm in a wedding on Sunday and I can't be hobbling down the aisle!

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  6. I have an ebates account but haven't used it yet, but all the daily emails about what new discount I can get are verrrrrrry tempting. And I haven't watched Reign but it looks interesting and I'm a closet history geek so I think I'd like it. And I LOVED the new TS video! I just saw it this morning and now I feel like I want to be her best friend. Hahaha.

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  7. Awwww I love that you ended with a Winston gif... he's my new fav overpowering Schmidt now! And I started off with ebates a few years ago, but switched to using Southwest Rapid Rewards shopping which gives me points per dollar I spend and I've earner several free flights by racking up points simply for online shopping. Amazing!

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  8. I'm glad that I wasn't the only one that wasn't a huge fan of Bad Blood. But that might be because that was always the song that came on during half marathon training when I was ready to stop running 2 miles into a long run... Either way, the music video did not impress.

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  9. I've been using Ebates for years and am totally obsessed - yay for free money!!!

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  10. Food is my favorite part of any vacation ha. I want to try all the things & eat all the things.

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  11. Oh I loved Reign as well! History for the win! lol

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  12. haha!! that's how i was on monday after 3 straight days of muay thai where all we did was roundhouse kicks all the live long day.

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  13. LOL at the video of "you" running! :D That is so me after leg day too! Isn't food like, the reason we go on a vacation? Whenever we're planning a trip somewhere one of the first things I do is scope out the food options!

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  14. Running after a leg workout is the worst! I've tried it a couple times and then just gave up on the idea. Those 2 activities have to be scheduled with at least several days in between. I've been eating junk this week, and I was getting annoyed with the scale even though I'm doing it to myself, buuuut... then I was checking out my legs in the mirror and they're changing shape just a tiny bit. So, you know, I might never get rid of all my fat, but the muscle's growing underneath of it! Good enough for now!

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  15. I need a new show to binge watch. Reign it is. ;)

    D and I plan all of our trips around food. I apologize for nothing!

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  16. The Vampire Diaries finale! I can't believe it was a season finale and not the series finale. I can't imagine how great the show can be without Alana.

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  17. see, I've always really liked Bad Blood, but I wasn't overly impressed with the video either. There was WAY too much going on. Also... I haven't started Reign, but I've been meaning to!

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  18. I like Ebates better than Swagbucks too. I usually look at both when I am about to buy something, and Ebates wins almost every time. Glad to hear you like Reign-that might just have to be my next binge watch!

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  19. I loooooooove your posts with all the gifs, especially anyone with something from Community and Winston. Winston is my fave. I don't know if that's a real housewife, but I feel that one could be used almost daily. I also am not that big on the Bad Blood video...

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  20. Freakin' love Winston ;) I love Swagbucks because since I don't shop online a lot, Ebates just doesn't 'make' any money for me... I usually get around $40-50 a month via Swagbucks though just by all the videos and such when I'm bored at work. Also- the annoying people about being sore/not working out... OMG. Since being on crutches that is legitimately what probably 10 people have said to me... "Well that's what you get for running I guess!!"

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  21. Love all of your gifs! I have never used Ebates, but I've heard a lot of people talking about it so I probably should! Lol!

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  22. I felt the same way you do about TVD finale. Like there were so many episodes that were way better this season that that. And like...we know Elena will come back...no one really goes away forever on that show even if they say they will. And ummm I had to LOL at the MIB alien gif bc I was totally walking like that for three days last week. Damn you leg day!!! You hurt so good.

    Also I have never used ebates. I dont order a ton of stuff online but maybe I should check it out. It takes me forever to earn swagbucks.

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  23. GIRLLLLL - you need to know anything Real Housewives - ask me :) ... BTW - no one likes that lady in the GIF :) haha
    I was so sad about the finale of TVD too... I was expecting something MORE for Elena's exit. & Sheriff Forbes had to go to apparently let the blond dude become the cop now... I think next year is like a major time jump. I bet he's the new Sherriff. But I wanted a better good bye.
    I really have taken advantage of Ebates. Christmas time, I made sure I made EVERY purchase through there. SCORE!

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  24. I love Reign! But lately the show has not been up to par in my opinion. I still need to watch the season finale but now I just mainly watch it for the clothes. They are to die for. And make me wish I lived in a different era :)

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  25. I stack Ebates and Swagbucks. I have both toolbars and click to activate one after another.

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  26. I was really disappointed with the Bad Blood video - I thought it would be sooo amazing since there was so much hype but it was just 'meh' for me. The best part was defintely Mariska and Ellen being included!

    I created a watermark for my photos too but I'm always to lazy to actually put them onto the photos- my life is too boring for anyone to want to Catfish anyone with my photos anyways bahaha

    Can your Europe trip hurry up and get here so I can live vicariously through you?

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  27. EUROPE!!!!! Can't wait to see your photos :)

    I totally forgot that Taylor song was on the album because I also don't like it. Why the heck is it a single?!?

    "Can't be bothered" is the one phrase I have fully taken back from England and I use it on a DAILY basis. :)

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  28. I legit did not even know what you meant by Bad Blood video and I had to stop and think and look at the gif before it made sense. #oldlady

    Hooray for Europe! Looking forward to all the pictures!

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  29. i need ot USE ebates. I never think to do it. also i'm with you on the bad blood thoughts.

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  30. Did you see the Instagram video Taylor posted about doing her own stunts? It was the first take and pretty funny. I watched the first part of the video just to see the stunt done correctly but that's about it!

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  31. I don't watch any of these shows but everyone always talks about them! I used to use Swagbucks but I would never qualify for the surveys after taking forever to go through the pre-screenings or whatever and it got to be way too annoying! Ebates sounds like a major win though!

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  32. I do like ebates when I remember to use it! I haven't been ordering too much online, but I've seen some pretty sweet $$ pop up in my account so that's always better than nothing! Europe is coming up and so exciting!!! Have't seen the BB video, *shrug* not too high on the song either.

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  33. That is Kenya Moore from the Real Housewives of Atlanta and you DO NOT want to be friends with her. Lol... that bitch is crazy and she will steal your man! I guess I need to watch that video, I am so out of the loop lately.I am a huge fan of the gif filled post, good job. They can steal my phone pics too while they are at it. #DGAF

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  34. Yeah, I didn't even watch the Bad Blood video and only heard the song just now as it was released as a single because Tay is too good for Spotify and that's where I listen to music. It's okay. I love Kendrick Lamar though so...
    I used to watermark some of my photos too, but now I don't really care. What am I protecting them from? Who would want them? Maybe something will happen that will change my tune but honestly this just not a big deal to me :/ If I make a Pinterest image I'll put my blog title on it because hi come read my blog I guess but I rarely even do that so. Whatever.
    Okay, I used Ebates a while ago for a few orders—I mean like a year ago—and I NEVER EVER EVER GOT ANYTHING FROM IT! It never credited so now I'm all NO THANKS. But I use Swagbucks because I don't even do a whole lot of shopping online anyway but the videos just play on my phone while I'm in the shower or doing yoga or working and that's plenty for me.
    HAHAHAHAHA "you" running. I die.
    Also, push that girl down the stairs.
    I don't know what your Europe gif is from but it made me smile like that too.

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  35. I love Ebates and get so mad at myself when I forget to use it! I've been using it for 1-2 years and have made a few hundred dollars so it definitely pays off

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  36. I also love Ebates but I'm SO bad at remembering to use it! I hate that you can't go back and apply it to previous purchases after you forget, haha. I've never heard of Swagbucks so I'm going to look into that one, too. And YAY for your Europe trip! It's almost here!

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  37. WAIT how did I never think about using ebates for office purchases too??? GENIUS

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  38. Yes, I love Ebates. I've made over $100 this year from using it. I was in exactly like that after a barre class, I could barely go down steps at all.

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  39. Yeah, that girl at your work is a little stupid. I love Taco Bell and McDonald's in moderation, but I would rather feel sore from a workout than guilty from eating too much of those foods.
    I make about $40 - $50 with Swagbucks every month; depending on how many surveys I qualify for. Any extra money that doesn't require leaving the house is okay for me.

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  40. Ebates is my fave! I think I make about $100-150 back every year since I pretty much only shop online now. I also use my credit card's online cashback portal which usually is higher cashback around the holidays. It's amazing!

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  41. I haven't seen the Taylor video - I haven't liked her half as much ever since she stopped wearing sparkly dresses and cowboy boots whilst playing an acoustic guitar. And ehh, the people at work who were mean about your John Wayne walking are just embarrassed that you're showing them up! Also I use top cashback which is probably the UK equivalent of your sites; I'm a recent convert and it's aweeesome. I've made about £60 in a couple of months, and that free money is going straight into the travel fund! Yippeee.

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  42. Yay for the return of the gif-filled post. These are fun and you always find the best ones! LMAO at the way you look when you're running and sore! I'm excited FOR you for your Europe trip! But that reminds me...it's sneaking up on me and I've got a little work to do before then!
    Gina | On the Daily Express

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  43. Exciting, trip to Europe soon!!!!! Eat lots, YES! That's one reason why I like to travel :D. And I use Ebates when I can. I don't order for my work so I have to rely on my own spending. Too bad I buy most things from Amazon, so no rebate there! Wahh! Recently, I discovered that I could have gotten 6% back when booking through HomeAway.com. Which sux cause I already paid before knowing this!

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  44. When are you going to Europe? And where?? My husband and I are going to London, the Scottish Highlands and Dublin June 6 – 19! Also I love that you used an Abed gif, Community is my favorite. Cheers to new friends.

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  45. This entire post had me lol-ing near tears. Especially that "this please me gif". I need to get on both Swagbucks and Ebates. I feel like everyone is over here saving money and I'm just like... not. Also, I have to admit that I cried a lot for the Vampire Diaries finale although I wasn't all that impressed either.
    Oh & Reiggnnnnnn <333333333

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  46. I watermark some photos but recently one of mine (an image I created not a photo) turned up on instagram anyway haha. Ah well. I can't be bothered.
    I can't do swagbucks whomp whomp but maybe I can try ebates we'll see.

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  47. I don't shop online much, but I will definitely have to check Ebates out. Thanks for the tip! And I hope you have an AMAZING time in Europe!

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  48. I love the song Bad Blood, but my favorite part of the video was def Olivia Benson and Meridith Grey. Too good!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  49. The Abed gif (as with anything involving Abed) is the best. The Bad Blood video (and song) are severely disappointing to me. The unnecessary shiz outnumbered the necessary. It was more like a rundown of all her celeb friends. But meh...she already made me sad with the video for my favorite song on the album, so I knew not to expect much.

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  50. Reign!!! I love Bash <3

    I was disappointed for the Bad Blood music vid. For all the hype it wasn't that great. I like the Blank Space vid much more.

    EUROPE!!!! So excited for you :)

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  51. Food is always my favorite part of vacation too...

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