Totally Truthful Thursday.

1. I ate three huge cookies last night while catching up on The Biggest Loser. It feels good for now, but once they get to the makeover episode, I feel shameful and switch to gum chewing.

2. I’ve been married for (almost) a year and a half, and my email address is still colleen.maiden I’m certain that this is unacceptable, but it feels like such a pain in the ass to change.

3. Bad dreams affect me for like, hours, after I wake up. Jamie and Emily, I hope you’re not really mad at me in real life. I also hope there is not a rabid raccoon in my closet in real life.

4. I feel unfeminine when I admit that I couldn’t care less about celebrating Valentine’s Day.

5. It’s such a pet peeve of mine when people say, “I could care less.” COULDN’T!!! If you’re expressing your apathy about an issue, you could not care any less! If you COULD care less, then you OBVIOUSLY care. Random rage. I apologize. 

6. I would sleep with socks on if Cory didn’t think it was gross.

7. My mom and I talk at least twice a day and my Dad thinks it’s ridiculous. He says, “What could you two possibly have to talk about now??” Um, everything, Dad. Everything.

8. At my new gym, I am always the first person to show up to 6 AM fitness classes. I remain nervous until another person walks in the room.

9. I’ve written a serious post about struggling with anxiety, but I’m anxious to publish it. Ironic.

10. I’ve found these two blogs recently and I love them! I think you will, too!


  1. says

    Ok, many things to comment on here!

    1) You can create a new Gmail account and just have your old account forward directly to it… that’s what I did and it was fairly painless.

    2) I’ve never been big on Valentine’s Day. My bday is a week before so I feel like an ass for expecting ANOTHER gift. Plus, who cares?

    3) I always sleep with socks on.

    4) I love Presley’s blog too!

  2. says

    #1. Get it. I’ve been a bottomless pit lately… ’tis bad, but I know it’s because of what time of the month it is AND the fact that my physical activity has increased immensely. What up, spin?

    #2. Until Cory complains, it’s fine.

    #4. You’re weird.

    #5. ME TOO. ME TOO, ME TOO!

    #9. Don’t be anxious, my dear. If you need feedback pre-publish, hit me.


  3. says

    Your brain processes what happens in your dreams as thought you actually experienced it in real life. So if you have an awesome happy dream, you wake up in a good mood! If you have a terrible dream of catching your significant other with someone, you wake up mad at them. Totally normal!

  4. says

    I do not like what Valentine’s Day represents in our society. If my husband only told me or showed me he loves me once a year, foo on that!
    I think sleeping with socks on is gross! 😉

  5. says

    HAHA ok i agree i HATE valentines day and i think that that is what anniversaries are for, and people act like it is the worst thing ever. hallmark holiday fo’sho!
    and with your “could/couldnt care less thing” i am the SAME way when people say “irregardless” HATE that. it is just “regardless” duh.

  6. says

    Completelyyyyyyyyy agree with you on the Valentine’s thing…annoys the crap out of me…and refuse to celebrate it…unless Joe offers to make dinner and/or take me out for froyo…then I’m all about it….I always sleep with socks on and tell Joe to suck it up…and I’m the same way with bad dreams…I’ll still be wigged out hours later

  7. says

    I’ve been married for over two years and my email is still kelly.maidename@gmail. I have a friend whose been married over 5 years and it’s the same for her. Switching emails is worse than switching actual names, in my opinion. I really have no intention to change it.

    And I couldn’t care less if my husband doesn’t want me sleep with socks on. I’m not sure how that’s gross but when my feet are cold, my socks are on.

  8. says

    M pet peeve: when you say to someone, “do you mind [yadda yadda]?” and they respond with “yes/sure, I can do that” etc. You mean, no. No, you don’t mind, and yes, you’ll do that.

    Hit publish. I’m anxious for your anxiety. And I am anti-Valentine’s day. Probably the only reason the husband married me haha.

  9. says

    Um, it took me about two years to change my email address. And shhhhh, but one of my credit cards is still in my maiden name. I just can’t. let. go.

    And I talk to my mom multiple times a day too. Just because.

    Oh, and my mother in law reads your blog. She thinks you went into the wrong profession and should be on SNL. Just sayin’.

  10. says

    #1. my favorite is ice cream and BL, it just feels so wrong but so satisfying at the same time, right?
    #2. I changed my e-signature so my email is the same but it shows my married name. That’s ok, right? Even though my email is my maiden name… oops
    #9. I struggle with it too. Please share!

  11. Laura Likes Design says

    My personal email address still has my old initials in it! I made another email address to slowly transition over to, but I just can’t leave my old one in the dust yet.

    I’m always the first to fitness classes too! I’m anal about getting a good spot or bike.

  12. says

    I feel like we are the same person… #2–Mine is still my maiden name, I tried to change it once but every combination of my new last name was taken…it’s not even a really common last name?! One time I googled my name, turns out I share my married name with a female body builder who is kind of a big deal… #3–I wake up mad at my husband a lot and can’t shake the feelings for a long time. He’s gotten used to it, which I’m not sure is a good thing? #4 ditto. #6-I am also cold alllll the time so naturally I want to sleep with socks on…why do men think this is so weird?? #7–I work with my parents, and then sometimes go to their house for dinner afterwards. I can never stay less than 20 minutes at their house, even if I’m just running in to grab something. We all love to chat I guess.

  13. says

    My email address is still my maiden name too! I feel like I changed so many other things, I’ll let that one slide. I would love to read your post about anxiety! I struggle with anxiety too, and I’ve written a couple of posts about it. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone!

  14. says

    It took me FOREVER to change everything over to my new name! Seriously, husbands are so lucky! And I couldn’t care less about Valentine’s Day either. Oh and I talk to my mom twice a day too. There’s always something to say!

  15. says

    2–I actually created a new email after I got married but I never use it! I still use my old one. For some reason it just seems easier.
    4–I couldn’t care less about Valentine’s Day either and yesterday my husband actually acknowledged me for it saying “you know what I like about you? we don’t have to do anything, or there’s no pressure to do anything for Valentine’s Day. You’re not HM (high maintenance).” Boo yah!
    9–It’s understandable that you’re nervous to post about anxiety but your posts like that are always the best. I wrote about my struggle with anxiety here:

    • Colleen says

      Thanks for sharing your post with me, Joanna! We are going through very similar experiences! It was like I could have written that post myself. I’m glad the medication it working for you – it’s an amazing thing!!

  16. says

    I call my Mom multiple times a day too!! My parents were just out of the country for a week and I couldn’t talk to her over the phone.


    They came home and I think I talked to her 10x that one day :)

  17. says

    #2: I’ve been married 2 1/2 years now, and my email address still is (and will stay) db maiden name @ gmail . com. Because I’m in an industry that if my email address were to change, it would be a bad thing. So I changed it to show up as my married name, but the address itself is still the same.

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