Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Secret Single Behavior

 Over the weekend I re-watched several episodes of Sex and the City because why not? I mean, sure I had other stuff to do, but lying on the couch bra-less watching four ladies give me a false impression about pretty much everything (but mostly being single in New York City) just sounded perfect to me. Most of the time I found myself giggling at how dramatic all of them are, for example:

But then there was an episode that I completely related with: "The Good Fight." It's the one where Aiden and Carrie are moving in together and she's feeling smothered by him and she talks about how she needs time when she gets home to just be alone. Girl, I feel you.


Carrie tells the girls all about her "SSB," or Secret Single Behavior, which is when she likes to put grape jelly on saltines and eat them standing up in the kitchen while reading fashion magazines. Miranda likes to moisturize her hands while she watches infomercials, and Charlotte likes to study her pores for an hour every night (which is insane, how do you have an hour to just look at your face??). Samantha doesn't have any SSB because she's Samantha and she doesn't have any secrets. I don't care for grape jelly, fashion magazines, or infomercials but I do have some SSB of my own. 
-I like to lie on the couch in sweats in really unflattering angles and binge-watch shows while browsing Pinterest.
-I like to Facebook lurk ex boyfriends.
-I like to crush aspirin and make a past and use it for a face mask. It's supposed to shrink your pores but I'm not convinced it works. Still, I do it.
-I like to eat entire boxes of Popsicles in one sitting.
-I like to obsessively trim my cuticles.
-I like to paint my nails with glitter nail polish and then take it off because it doesn't dry fast enough.
-I like to inspect my head for white hairs. I think in November I found at least 4 and each one was more traumatizing than the last but I can't stop doing it.
-I like to fill our 12 cup coffee pot with coffee and drink it all.
-I like to leave the door wide open when I'm using the bathroom because I have no sense of privacy.
-I like to listen to Christina Perri and write in a journal and be overly emotional about anything and everything.
-I like to blog and tweet. My blog is a secret from all but 3 people in my real life so it definitely deserves a place on this list.
What about you? Do you have any SSB?
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38 comments:

  1. That was one of my favorite episodes of Sex and The City! Some days I don't feel the need to brush my hair or put in my contacts and sometimes Ill just sit quietly and scroll through instagram for an hour..perfectly normal im sure lol

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  2. Probably check out hot guys and watch youtube videos while eating pints of ice cream. This is what I can think of that I wouldn't do while my boyfriend was around :P Man I wish SATC was on netflix or at least shitty quality on youtube.

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  3. All of these are something I've done atone point in my life or another... except writing in a journal, but I do listen to Christina Perri and feel feelings.

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  4. Love SATC...probably watched this particular episode about 25 times.

    Journaling and sad music is definitely my specialty. My husband is going to think I'm crazy one day. But he can just deal with it.

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  5. This is so funny that we wrote the same thing.. we are legit twins! Some of my SSBs are binge eating cheese and for sure reading blogs, lol.

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  6. Loved that episode! and totally lol'd at the lying on the couch in "really unflattering angles" because SO TRUE! Luckily I found someone that I can do all my guilty pleasures in front of and he still loves me...somehow...but I still hide some shows that I binge watch and the fact that I can eat an entire bag of chex mix in one sitting. Also save my ugliest BUT MOST COMFORTABLE sweats when I'm home alone.

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  7. My SSB is crying into a burrito at the fact that I'm still single. But, I doubt that's what you're talking about here..

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  8. WHERE DOES THE LOVE GO? That made me LOL. This is so very accurate.. in fact I'm actually worried about having a roommate because then I can't wonder around in my underwear and a giant t-shirt.. and I can't sing to my dog.

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  9. Oh I love this! I woke up this morning thinking about all of my odd SSB, but then I remember I am single so really it is just "Single Behavior."

    kristiebluejeans.blogspot.com

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  10. That episode makes em laugh every time. Finding grey hairs is the worst! I just quit looking :)

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  11. i crave alone time. michael doesn't get it sometimes and it drive me crazy. hello. i need this in my life. i need to just eat badly and watch dumb stuff and be bra less. although i try to be bra less as much as possible.

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  12. I love this post! I definitely do the "using the bathroom with the door open" and "lurking ex-boyfriends!"

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  13. This post is great like I can't even put it into words. I love it. I also LOVE sex and the city so this is great. Does the asprin mask really work?! I need to try if you say so!

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  14. I like to lay in the middle of the floor in the dark with a candle burning and some really sad john mayer playing and feel all the feels. while licking peanut butter off a spoon.

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  15. I miss getting to paint my nails at home so much! Tyler gets awful headaches from nail polish so I crave the time when he is gone and I can pretty up my hands!

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  16. I'm a big fan of the first one! It makes for a good Sunday!

    Kristin
    crumbsandcurls.blogspot.com

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  17. Haha this post made me giggle. Your list is brilliant.
    I just love getting to spend a whole day in my pjs, catching up on blogs, reading a cheesey girly novel and watching a bit of international rugby!
    x

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  18. Pinterest and blogging are definitely my things. And switch out ice cream for chips and we're basically the same person.

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  19. ummmm....this post is fantastic...and should have been a link up, would have been so much fun. And I totally can't promise not to steal your idea, and share my horrifying secrets.

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  20. Oh man, that's one of my favorite episodes! The one thing I do that I know will drive my bf/husband crazy is rewatching movies a million times. Multiple times a week I watch Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids, SATC movie 1&2, and The Devil Wears Prada - it doesn't even phase me. All the women in my house leave the door open when we're using the bathroom unless company is over, my dad hates it, I'm glad we're not the only ones!

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  21. my secret single behaviors are not so secret. it's pretty much just me all day long not caring about my hair and taking my pants off the minute i get home. fun stuff.
    Nicole @ A Peek Into New Chapters

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  22. I loved this post! This makes me want to go out and buy all the seasons!

    agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

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  23. hahahahahaha! I mean...who doesn't. My obsessive split end trimming...face masks of any sort, pore inspection that takes 20 mins not an hour Charlotte....and binge watching any Star Trek. With my cat.

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  24. I love this. I'm not single but when the boy is away I love to sit and watch shows like Say Yes to the Dress and be on Pinterest at the same time. Or the Voice, even better :) Also, if I'm alone, no bra necessary!

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  25. i must admit, i found this entry simply amusing...lol

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  26. I love Christina Perri! She's from my hometown. And coffee, yes coffee.

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  27. I tend to do these things when Tim isn't home, or even if he's just upstairs working. I wear fuzzy socks and pajama pants, because real pants are too much effort. I watch Grey's Anatomy or Gilmore Girls. I eat ice cream, popcorn, and cheese. Pinterest. Pinterest some more. Lots of pillows.

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  28. I basically just eat Ben & Jerry's all day long but then again I do that no matter who is around...am I supposed to hide my Ice cream addiction?!

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  29. I love to binge watch shows and browse Pinterest as well! Even when my husband is home. We've been married for 2 1/2 years and have reached the point where secret single behavior has become just behavior.

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  30. I really need to watch Sex and the City! I have never seen it before. I'll have to think about this.. I'm sure I have quite a few!

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  31. Lying on the couch braless watching ANYTHING sounds like my idea of a GREAT time!

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  32. THE WHITE HAIRS!! girlfriend, I CRY every time but ALWAYS. NIGHTLY. check. And I know exactly where to check and I find no less than 4 AT A TIME. And then I cry some more.
    and repeat the next day. IT'S BAD.

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  33. I love that episode!! This is totally why I don't want a roomate! I totally leave the door open when I use the bathroom.

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  34. Totally stealing this idea!! I love it so so much!! I'm linking it back to here because this post is perfection :)

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  35. Yepppppp, I'm still convinced that we are twins. Completely.

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  36. i love this. i like to groom my eyebrows and then make weird expressions in the mirror to make sure that it's even. and because my stache isn't enough to warrant a wax but for some weird reason, i grow erroneous stray hairs once in a while, i like to get rid of those so basically, i'm sitting in front of one of those magnifying 10x mirrors for hours getting rid of unwanted hairs because ain't nobody got time for chewbacca.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  37. how is your blog a secret from all but three people in your life?

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