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    edited December 2011
    I confess I love looking through our pro wedding pictures, but I really regret not getting more pictures of just me with my mom, especially when I was getting ready. I didn't even realize it at the time becuase she was in the room and things moved so fast.  She mentioend something to me later, but it was too late at that point.  We are in a lot of pictures together, but there isn't a really great one of us (a few posed shots, but nothing like what I would want.)  So I'm disappointed I didn't pay more attention to that.

    I confess I want to post my pro pics on FB because there are some awesome pictures of our guests that I want them to see, but I am holding off posting them out of respect for my best friend (and MOH).  Her father passed away yesterday and her wedding is next month.  Now every time I look at pictures of me with my father at my wedding, I start to cry.

    I confess that after only two days of being HBIC, I was up at 3am thinking about work.  I'm starting to feel the pressure of doing two jobs and covering for my boss, but at the same time, I'm glad to be busy at work and not bored anymore.


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    edited December 2011
    Vent - Why doesnt my family have Christmas plans yet????????? It's 10 days away, and H and I have to "travel" for it.  Yell

    Confession - I spent more $ than I should have for Christmas.  I didn't go into debt putting anything on cc's, so I'm ok with it.  I feel like a good person, although my bank account doesn't agree.

    Confession #2 - I ate some cake that was 770 calories per slice.  I didn't have a whole "serving size" slice, but still.

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    edited December 2011
    I confess I've been waiting for this since it's usually entertaining... and I'm bored to death on this couch.  I can only watch so much tv and crochet so much. 
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    edited December 2011
    Vent:  So as you all know, I had to be in work on Thanksgiving.  I had to give up celebrating a holiday with my family to sit in work on the off chance that something might happen.  NO other station had to work... just us.  For the most part, I don't mind because I get an extra $40 an hour when we have to work a holiday.

    HOWEVER, I got paid yesterday, and my OT was not in my paycheck.  I was counting on that money for Christmas shopping, and it's not there.

    I love my job, but sometimes I really hate my company.
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    edited December 2011
    Amer - your manager or whoever does payroll is probably the one responsible for your non-OT.
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    edited December 2011
    I confess you ladies make me LOL and I probably sound like a nutcase while I'm at work.

    I confess its wayyyyy too challenging (IMO) for us to plan GTGs.  I feel it should be easier.

    I confess I heard some news this morning (about someone else) that made me very excited!!!!  I feel like I can't talk about it, because I'm not supposed to know, but I want to tell everyone.  It's work related.

    I confess we have a holiday breakfast planned for our office tomorrow and I have ZERO desire to go spend an hour looking at and talking to these people.  I wish my boss would accept that we don't all like each other and leave the group celebrations alone.

    I heard that one of my coworkers REFUSED to contribute to another coworker's wedding gift.  Way to be petty and childish.  And I'm the "young" and "inexperienced" one.... sure.... at least I know how to fake it to get by.
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    edited December 2011
    MH, oh I know exactly who it is.  It's some dude at the station.  We have to send it to him for him to OK.  Once he OKs it, we have to send it to our headquarters in North Carolina.   However, sometimes he won't even look at the -mail from us, OR he'll look at it a week after we've sent it and by that time, it's not enough time to get in down to our HR person.  It's overly complicated-- like everything else at this company.
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    edited December 2011
    I confess seeing my ticker at 4 months makes me feel panicky and anxious. I'm so excited but so stressed at the same time. It's a strange feeling haha.

    AW: Our engagement session is on Saturday and I'm so freakin excited!!
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    edited December 2011

    Amer--that really sucks.  Our corporate is in another state, too... but I've never had anything like that happen.  Once I had talent fees from an endorsement deal not in my paycheck, but that was resolved right away.

    Vent--we're having the windows in my office replaced today.  On the coldest day of the season so far.  AND my boss said that they might not get to my windows...after I wore 2 pairs of pants and 3 shirts.  I was going to bring my snuggie, but I didn't.  Now I'm mad that I have to layer up two days this week.

    I confess that I really want to shave my head today.  My sister gave me a sample of this hair product (she's going to cosmotology school, so she gets all these samples of stuff) and I tried one of the styles they suggested you do with it... and now I look like I did back in 1989.  Freakishly big and crimpy hair.  It was supposed to be WAVY but instead I look 80s/early 90s fabulous.  And I don't like it.  Gzilla laughed at me this morning...

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    Amerbutt81Amerbutt81 member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm adding another vent about work.  They threw me into a tailspin of pissed offness yesterday that I have never been in before, so I need to let out my anger.

    Anyway.

    Rewind to July.  Now, our company policy is if you work on a holiday, you will recieve OT (eventually), however, it is ONLY if you work on the holiday.  If the holiday falls on a weekend, they do not observe the day before or the day after.  THIS IS WRITTEN IN THE HANDBOOK.

    WELL.  My boss, for some reason or another, got it in his head that we would get OT on July 5th.  So much so that he told my co-workers who work for another station that they needed to inform their clients it was a holiday because that particular station won't pay for overtime.   

    July 5th rolls around and I'm all "WTF are Mike and Dan??"  and my boss is all "Ahhh.. no OT for them!"  and I'm all "We dont' get OT today" and he's all "Yes we do" and I'm  all "No we don't, you illiterate twit" (Ok... so not really that last part).

    When we go to put in the OT, guess what... IT'S DENIED.  And those guys down the hall got a free day off.   And everytime I try to explain to my boss that they got a free day off, he keeps going back to the fact it was a holiday for our station.  and I keep saying "WE DON"T WORK FOR THE STATION".

    :::huff:::  :::puff:::

    I'm heated right now.  I Need to take a walk.
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    edited December 2011
    Confession - I really don't want to go to the office Christmas party this Friday night. Everyone says its great food, but we're having a party Saturday evening, and I need to plan/ clean for that. I suck at mingling and I'd be leaving work only to come back to it a few hours later. I might just say FI got sick, or I did to get out of it.

    Confession #2 - I keep looking at wedding pictures on photog's blogs/facebook, and I want it to be 5 months or so from now (it would also mean warm weather). I'm so nervous about how everything will look together. I also feel like there is so much to do, and that I'm not organized enough to get it done. This Christmas break will hopefully allow me to get everything in order...
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    edited December 2011
    Dear sickness,
    GO AWAY.
    Love,
    a hater

    Confession: I got into a HUGE fight the other day with my sister.  Like, screaming at each other.  Things have been really bad between us, even before the wedding (before the wedding, she told me that the entire wedding day she was going to be thinking about how after that day, she didn't have an obligation to have anything to do with me).  Well, she said some things that crossed a line- throwing my disease in my face and calling me a burden when she knows that is one of the biggest struggles I am dealing with right now (I should be able to take care of myself, not rely on my family and husband to take care of me, and it's really sent me into a spiral of depression because of it, and she knows that).  I walked away, and left before she could say anymore.  Usually by this point, I am the one trying to resolve things, I am the one on my knees begging for forgiveness.  Not this time.  This time, I could care less if our relationship gets resolved.  I am really struggling with what I should do (forgive her and move on, which is what I believe for my religion) and what I want to do.  DH is so furious at this whole situation, and really wants to not only have nothing to do with her, but not do the holidays with my family.  And I am inclined to agree.  I just don't care anymore.

    BUT, then on Monday, I found out that a girl I had swam with for years died after her car drifted off the road and she hit a light pole (apparently she had a seizure).  She died from serious head injuries.  She was 23.  And I of course got to thinking about how she never got to say goodbye, and the pain that her family is dealing with, at this time of year no less.  And now, well, I don't know what to do.  She didn't get to say goodbye, she didn't get to resolve issues.  And I don't want that to happen to my sister and I.  At the same time, if my sister is being a total selfish b!tch (which anyone who knows you will tell her that's exactly what her behavior is) and doesn't want to resolve things, I am stuck.  And having been in this situation before, where she is very selfish, makes me not care that much- and I feel guilty for even thinking that.

    Sorry for going on about all of that.  It's been swirling around in my head for the past two days.
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    edited December 2011
    confession: i ate 2 munchins this morning. 

    vent: i really hate how my FI spends so much money on his sisters for xmas when they dont spend sht on him. 
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_wednesday-aw-open-letter-vent-etc?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:105Discussion:30720a38-5968-4eee-92a1-2dcea70c2a35Post:865af9c2-b954-48b9-9238-341d308bbd99">Re: Wednesday: AW, Open Letter, Vent, etc.</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>Vent - Why doesnt my family have Christmas plans yet????????? It's 10 days away, and H and I have to "travel" for it.</strong>  Confession - I spent more $ than I should have for Christmas.  I didn't go into debt putting anything on cc's, so I'm ok with it.  I feel like a good person, although my bank account doesn't agree. Confession #2 - I ate some cake that was 770 calories per slice.  I didn't have a whole "serving size" slice, but still.
    Posted by miguelhilary2010[/QUOTE]

    Ugh, THIS.  My aunt hosts Christmas Eve for the whole family every year, but waits until the last minute to tell everyone what time.  We have to drive from 2 hours away and are trying to plan out our travels, but have to wait for her.

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    edited December 2011
    Confesson - Sorry MBR, I can't read your posts. They are way too long, I just skip over them 99% of the time.

    Aw - ish? - I'm going to start a baking blog, more for my own fun. I plan to bake at least 1 thing a week, and just document it. It's also a good way to keep reciep's that I have. Will be full with pictures too. First on my baking blog will be cookies in Sig.

    Also, I have news I find out Christmas eve, and I feel like it could make my Christmas either awesome, or really sad, so I'm hoping for awesome.
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    edited December 2011
    I confess that I am getting ready to ramp up the job search again after the holidays are over. But I am feeling slightly discouraged as I didn't get much feedback on the few resumes/applications I sent out in the last couple months... Also, my boss is a giant a-hole and tends to make me feel worthless on a regular basis. I'm needing some kind of ego boost to get moving on finding something better!

    Vent: Jackie's post above made me think about how much it irks me that DH gives me crap about how much I spend on gifts for my family simply because his family doesn't spend a lot on one another (they have $ limits, etc). Just because this is what YOUR family does, doesn't mean it is THE way to do things. I only have one sister and between my parents and the 2 of us, we tend to splurge a little on gifts. And I happen to like doing it! So there!
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    edited December 2011
    BP - I plan to follow the above mentioned blog :) And fingers crossed for your good news!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_wednesday-aw-open-letter-vent-etc?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:105Discussion:30720a38-5968-4eee-92a1-2dcea70c2a35Post:54099e31-44f1-4bfd-9577-eb8bae24fd66">Re: Wednesday: AW, Open Letter, Vent, etc.</a>:
    [QUOTE]vent: i really hate how my FI spends so much money on his sisters for xmas when they dont spend sht on him. 
    Posted by jackiebean26[/QUOTE]

    Exactly this!  My FI has 3 sisters and only one of this sisters will spend about the same amount on him.  One year he got a calendar from his one sister. 
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    edited December 2011
    Vent - I dont like that people buy gifts just for the sake of gift giving.  I would rather not get anything than to get some gift that you halfassed the effort or thought to find.  I don't want another random, on sale shirt or whatever.  If you dont have the capacity to give me a thoughtful gift (even if its inexpensive b/c $ value really doesnt matter to me) then don't bother.


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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_wednesday-aw-open-letter-vent-etc?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:105Discussion:30720a38-5968-4eee-92a1-2dcea70c2a35Post:e409d997-e1dc-4f24-b25b-fd75233db876">Re: Wednesday: AW, Open Letter, Vent, etc.</a>:
    [QUOTE]I confess that I am getting ready to ramp up the job search again after the holidays are over. But I am feeling slightly discouraged as I didn't get much feedback on the few resumes/applications I sent out in the last couple months... Also, my boss is a giant a-hole and tends to make me feel worthless on a regular basis. I'm needing some kind of ego boost to get moving on finding something better! Posted by Madam A[/QUOTE]

    I confess that my confession is word for word Madam's post.

    I confess I look forward to wasting time at my horrible job reading BP's baking blog :)

    I confess I had a dream last night that I was trying to find someone to make me a grilled cheese but I couldn't. (some reason I couldnt do it myself haha)  I woke up really wanting a grilled cheese and thats all I've been thinking about all day so far.
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    edited December 2011
    amy- my FI then proceeds to complain how his sisters are spoiled brats!  

    confession: i LOL when i read <<<One year he got a calendar from his one sister. />>>
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_wednesday-aw-open-letter-vent-etc?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:105Discussion:30720a38-5968-4eee-92a1-2dcea70c2a35Post:2f187c37-0401-4ef2-a9b9-4ed8f1267502">Re: Wednesday: AW, Open Letter, Vent, etc.</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Wednesday: AW, Open Letter, Vent, etc. : I confess that my confession is word for word Madam's post. I confess I look forward to wasting time at my horrible job reading BP's baking blog :) I confess I had a dream last night that I was trying to <strong>find someone to make me a grilled cheese but I couldn't. (some reason I couldnt do it myself haha)  I woke up really wanting a grilled cheese and thats all I've been thinking about all day so far.
    </strong>Posted by Jesster153[/QUOTE]

    Mmm... Where can I get a grilled cheese?
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    edited December 2011
    Vent: the ppl that was supposed to clean my air ducts are here and I love how the $100 bill is actually now $268. Damn you old lady who lived here last. My house smells like moth balls now.
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    edited December 2011
    BP- it's all good.  I could confess about some others on here, but I tend to keep that stuff to myself. 

    I confess I hate when people go all out for gifts or do what MH said and buy gifts for the sake of gift giving, when food pantries are empty and there are so many causes that could use that money instead.  Donate to the Heifer Project, donate to a clean water fund, adopt a needy family for Christmas, or whatever your heart is leaning towards- and then write a card saying that instead of buying another unneccessary gift, you have decided to help out those less fortunate.  Or don't say anything at all.  I bet those who were going to get that unneeded gift won't notice anyway.  And instead of buying everything at full price, buy discount or used items (gasp!) and the money that was saved do something good with it.

    Sorry, I don't mean to judge, it just really bothers me.  We always adopt a needy family through a church program (not from our church, but in the community), as well as help our Youth Group adopt as well.  We also donate to the Food Bank of Delaware.  Not trying to toot my own horn, just trying to give others ideas of what they could do to help.

    Because really, what is $10 of canned goods or groceries for the food bank, or $50 of new clothes and toys for a kid who had none, or even $100 for microloans for women in Africa going to matter in the big scheme of things?

    It wasn't meant to be that long, sorry.  I get really upset about this whole idea/problem.
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    edited December 2011
    Another Vent: I have a deposit in for Phils Sunday Season Tickets for DH's "big" gift this year... Current season ticket holders have the first right of refusal before the tickets are available to new ticket holder (with deposits in). So I have been stalking the ticket office like a mad-woman to find out if we are going to get tickets or not. They assured me that I will get an email "sometime this week" to give me an update on everything. If this falls through, I will be running out to scramble for more presents. And this is stressing me out.
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    edited December 2011
    Now I want grilled cheese for lunch.  Why can't I live a mile from work anymore!!!  Lunch was so much easier then!!!

    BP--I will totally follow your baking blog.  Now I'm excited.  I'm terrible at blogging.  I have a blog, but I blog like 3 or 4 times a month now.  I'm such a slacker.

    Vent--I hate Christmas with my side of the family. They can't be bothered to remember Gzilla's name (and we've been together for 8 years... and our names sound the same...it's NOT that hard).  And for the past 2 years, my aunts and uncles won't give Christmas gifts to me, but will give gifts to all of my older cousins.  This year we're doing a Polyanna/Chinese gift exchange for the aunts and uncles and older cousins... but the past 2 years really make me feel like I'm not good enough for them. 
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    edited December 2011
    RA what type of blog do you have?
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    edited December 2011
    I confess I'm turning into a cranky old lady.  Last night I saw a car commercial on tv, turned to H, and said "I don't want/need a car that parks itself!" with a huff.  Technology is less and less enticing.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_pennsylvania-philadelphia_wednesday-aw-open-letter-vent-etc?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:105Discussion:30720a38-5968-4eee-92a1-2dcea70c2a35Post:3ac7246e-5c0d-4274-9069-154e319023c5">Re: Wednesday: AW, Open Letter, Vent, etc.</a>:
    [QUOTE]I confess I'm turning into a cranky old lady.  Last night I saw a car commercial on tv, turned to H, and said "I don't want/need a car that parks itself!" with a huff.  <strong>Technology is less and less enticing.</strong>
    Posted by miguelhilary2010[/QUOTE]

    AGREED!!!  Not only that, it's pulling us away from humanity.
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    edited December 2011
    I confess you guys are fueling my craving for the grilled cheese haha

    I confess that Martin's video said my recap and video would be ready 60 days out. Well today is exactly 60 days from the wedding so I emailed them to say 'where's my video'?!? haha  I'm very inpatient. (dont worry- I did it nicely though ;) Plus I'm taking off tomorrow to finish xmas shopping and it would be nice to be able to pick it up.


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