Thursday, May 31, 2012

May Confessions

I originally saved this post as "April Confessions" then never posted it. Then I had it labelled "May Confessions" so now I'm determined to sneak it in under the wire. Here we go...

1. I'm kind of over Stadium Concerts - I realize that this kind of makes me sound pretentious. I'm just starting to think the whole thing is a little overrated. I mean, its impossible to see the musicians, it costs $100 for balcony seats, and you're stuck in your seat with lame aisle lights shining on you (okay, not every time but this does happen). And sure, you could pay $100 more to see the band, and be closer to the action, but that's kind of insane. I know it's really indie to say that $30 concerts are the best thing ever. But I'm starting to think it might be true. It's just hard to get that concert magic on a huge scale like that. I'm not saying I won't ever go, it's just not going to be frequent.  

2. I've been listening to One Direction - so before you start thinking I'm a total indie music snob. Yes, it's true. I don't know what it is, but I need that One Thing.  You just lost any respect you had for me right? But hey it's kind of catchy and I'm not too pretentious for pop music. This British round of boy bands (One Direction & The Wanted) is kind of rad.

3. George Clooney may be loosing his top spot. I don't know what's happening but my top hollywood man-crush title might be going to someone else. And I have to say, it's feels unexpected and strange. I didn't see it coming at all. But that's how love works sometimes isn't it? 

4. Most of the traditional reasons to have children are totally lost on me.  Yup, it's a doosey. Some of the popular reasons I've heard - "you're going to be all alone when you're old" or "you get to see what your child will look and act like" seem pretty ridiculous to me. I could give you a speech why both of those reasons seem unbearably selfish to me. So I've started my own list - which is probably equally ridiculous but at least I believe in it. Don't go jumping to conclusions about us having children here please. Because at this particular junction, I think the opposing list is still much longer, but it's a start at least. I probably opened a giant can of worms on this one, but there you have it.

5. I really hate conversations when you have to ask all the questions. This week I was trying to evaluate why this one conversation I had felt so flat. After debriefing it, the answer came - it was because the other person didn't ask any questions. I tend to ask quite a few questions in conversation. In fact when I enter new social territory (it was marriage before, now it's babies), I feel like I need to make sure I have a good line-up of questions ready to go. I know that is the extreme end, and some people aren't natural question askers (Matt claims he isn't a natural at it). But there's something about at least attempting that I think makes all the difference. It shows that you care about what they're about, and you want to know more. I've heard the "they'll tell me what they want to tell me, I don't need to ask the questions" position before. I get that in theory, but I stand before you - as a classic "heart on my sleeve" individual and I don't even want to start talking your ear off with things you didn't ask me. So maybe it's worth the ask? End rant.

So there we have it. Another month of confessions. April missed, but May under the wire. I'm always a little afraid to hit "publish" on these posts, but I do it anyway. 


Sarah Friesen said...

I am so glad you hit the publish button. Best little read of my evening...actually my day I think. I want to know who has surpassed GC??? And I am not just asking to be interesting:)

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Sarah Friesen said...
And one more thing....if you ever need to add a couple reasons to the list for kids, talk to me. I have a couple reasons you may not have thought of, just maybe.

BTW, I removed my second post cause I made a spelling mistake. It is late. Kids make me tired. Ok, that's one for the con side, but really I do have lots for the pro side too!
11:10 PM

Sharelle said...

The new crush = Nathan Fillion - that handsome man on the top right photo there.

Spiro said...

1. Stadium Concerts: yep.

2. "I'm not too pretentious for pop music." I love you.

3. George Clooney => Nathan Fillion. Awesome. What did it? Please tell me Firefly, because I love that show.

4. I can handle the rant. (If you want to post your list)

5. Some people are just lousy conversationalists.

kate said...

Seriously, Sharelle... great list. I hate it when conversations fall flat I never know whether to dig in more or just call time of death.

How could anyone not love your questions?

chRistie said...

Your fourth confession is yet ANOTHER reason why you and I need to live in the same place again: we are in serious need of a (ranty?) coffee date. It's nice to know there is at least one other married lady out there who doesn't have her phasers set to "BABY".

Anyway, great post. Perhaps I will be stealing this format from you sometime. :)

theRachel said...

I totally agree with you about stadium concerts. Especially now because we have to get on a boat and (unless the concert happens to fall on a Saturday night) take time off work to attend and such, it has to be really good. So far, the only show we've come over for was Bon Iver at the Orpheum last September - TOTALLY WORTH IT.

I would like to hear more of what Sarah Friesen has to say! Guest post! Or, maybe a Q & A post!?!?!?