Married on Mars

Being married and living on Mars may not be such a bad idea if you want to get away from the crowds but it could be a bit of a challenge for the nerves….. Don’t you think???

So it is said that there is someone out there looking for a happy couple that can get along with each other for a long time in a confined space…. How long is long and what is a confined space?????

I am not sure if I would do something like that. To be honest I have a good relationship with my guy but being cooped-up with him in a small space for a long time could change my view of him and maybe what he thinks of me too. That I can be sure of!!!
No more days out with friends and family or going to the office… A good point but then again the office isn’t that bad either.

Ok, I can see it now my guy and me have signed –up and are the couple… we are ecstatic; at least in the beginning because everything is new and seems great and then like everything is ( sounds sooo demoting) everyday life hits. Who is going to clean – not me! I could see this as an extended vacation… But as experience has it; my guy wouldn’t win the “Housekeeper of the year award”, so I’m back where I started from on earth….. I’m disappointed and haven’t even left home yet!!

Though the dehydrated meals are easy to prepare and my guy can do the job!! And I know there won’t be any burnt meals… the wonders of science!! Life at its finest… But to be honest that sort of food is disgusting, and there are no fresh fruits or veggies. Plus, what about a good glass of wine with the meal???
No problem, just whip out the plastic pack of wine and there you go .. your romantic meal for two while floating in space. I think candles could be pushing it a bit and may cause a fire, so I guess you have them on a screen, so to give you a feeling of a romantic dinner while trying not to lose your meal.

Somehow just writing that bit I am starting to feel that life would be a bit boring and sooner or later I am 100% sure you would get on each other’s nerves and then what??????? There’s probably some rest stop on the way where you can stop off for a coffee and stretch your legs… isn’t there??? You know; remember the cartoon program( mature readers will remember this) the family that lived in Space, well maybe it would be like that and you just jet around town meet friends and so on. So you are only confined with your guy or gal for a short period of time.

Because if not and things don’t go as planned …. Is there the outer space divorce kit??? Just pull off at the next planet for a consultation and we can help you for only $1999.99 without the planetary sales tax.

But on the other hand, we could have a great time together and explore the solar system and get to know each other again and enjoy the journey and stop off at a local plant to check out what is going on there and see what the locals are up too, and maybe they would invite us in for a coffee and a chat…. Also not a bad idea?????
Plus, I am sure there is the shopping mall planet where I hopefully can get some good bargains on shoes and handbags, so I’ll put this on my list of places to visit while we are out there.

My guy will surely want to pop by the car dealer’s planet to check out the latest models and maybe pick-up a deal….. Is the space craft big enough for all our stuff that we buy along the way???

One thing is for sure…. I would bring my camera along to take some picture for the family photo album and so when I got back I could have a good’ol look at my pictures with my friends and be the envy of the neighborhood.

So the lucky couple out there who is planning this journey; please don’t forget us and send a postcard… You know our address!

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Endless advice III – The End

With all the endless & excessive advice around I thought it was only proper to mention the ending of a relationship too. I mean really these things do happen today and so one shouldn’t forget these wonderful words of wisdom from the knowledgeable experts the- scientist.

Now that you know you want to dump your partner you just need to plan the right strategy… but what could it be and why do you want to leave your relationship???? Just question after question and I still don’t know what I should do here. I need help!!!

Maybe my guy is cheating on me… now to find this out and there are 7 signals for this too. Hummm, ok he never comes home on time and has the smell of some other women’s perfume on his clothes… Definitely a good indicator???? Or it could be that he wants a newer model that has a new guarantee and the parts are in better shape. I could worry myself to death just trying to come up with the 7 signs of cheating.

But it could be that people have just drifted apart and maybe that’s where the 7 signs that a relationship will end comes into play. Stress is everywhere and how to cope?????

Though the 7 signs that things aren’t going too well could be easy to figure out. At least I think so……….

1. You never talk to each other…. A very obvious signal if you ask me.

2. Everyone does their own thing…… Ok, if that’s what they want.

3. Separate bedrooms….. Could be that things aren’t looking tooooo good.

4. Communicate only via your cell phone or leave a note in the kitchen…. Not a good sign and heading to the road of disaster.

5. You get a letter from your guy or gals lawyer…… I think this really means the end is just around the corner, so start packing.

6. The dog doesn’t like you anymore…. That is the worst thing that could happen!!!!

7. Your stuff is waiting for you on the front porch when you come home from work….. It’s over, sorry!!!!

Boy I managed all that and still am alive…. But then there are the rules I need to follow too to break-up. What should I do and where do I turn….. This is really confusing to say the least and what will my mental state be when this is over???? That isn’t mentioned in the advice, and so I feel as if they have left me hanging. I want answers!!!!!

What I would like to know does any of that endless advice out there really work and who thinks it up??? I don’t know a sole who would even consider any of that nonsense that is written.

Enough for now; I am finished with the endless advice about relationships and whatever direction yours is going I am sure you can manage without all the endless advice floating around!

Endless Advice – II

Since I got over the dating dilemma that I mentioned in “Endless Advice -1”, I thought it was high time to mention the relationship phase which can be just as complicated or more than trying to get a date…. The conundrums of life!!

Now that you have hooked that guy or gal you must consider other things and they need your utmost concentration or else maybe….. Something could go wrong and that we positively don’t want.

But the advice is great and you can get your blood pressure up.. that is if it’s a bit low with the 10 ways to win an argument. Who’s betting here and what do you win?? $50.00 and a free coffee at the cafe of your choice, and what if you lose???

Plus what 10 things do I need to know to argue correctly. Just think I have spent years not knowing this and I have been just plain old arguing with my guy, but now with the 10 unknown rules to win an argument I am sure ..oh, I forgot we need a score board then in the kitchen to write down who has won or lost the argument and then we can see who is better at it… no comment here!

Then there’s the things that guys and gals do that can drive each other mad. Now there is a list that I could write that may extend around the globe and my guy may be able to write one about me too.

Somehow my relationship isn’t too fun so far; all that is mentioned are negative things. What happened to the normal stuff like hugging each other or even saying “ I love you” – is that out dated and doesn’t fit anymore in our modern world???

Why do I need to know a bunch of lies that I may need to tell or what are relationship rules??? I guess that is something like this….

1. Now that we are together who makes the coffee in the morning? Me
2. Who does the grocery shopping? Me
3. Who does the cleaning and laundry? Me
4. No staying out with your friends after 10.00pm or else you will be grounded for a week.- Him
5. No more than 1 hour of TV per day. – Him
6. Don’t hang around the house all day …. Instead hang out in the garage with your buddies. – Him

So now that I got that sorted out I guess my relationship is on the right path.. I feel relieved now because I wouldn’t have wanted to start a relationship without some ground rules.

Plus, I have to worry if my guy finds me unattractive too. First I’ve got him now I have to make sure he still likes how I look…. That just takes the cake!!! Boy have they got nerve expecting that from me.

Then there are the things I shouldn’t tell him…. What’s that??? I never tell my guy anything anyways and when I do it goes in one ear and out the other, so what’s that for a dumb piece of advice???

And the best bit for last- only romantic things happen in the movies! What idiot thought that one up??? My guy can be real romantic when he wants to be and I find it really sweet of him and that is in real life and not in some movie!

So if you can survive all the pitfalls and perils of a relationship then you know you are heading in a positive direction with your partner.

Enjoy your relationship!

Looking for that Lady

I thought I had read it all until I stumbled across a headline saying that some guy stole some steaks and wine for his date with some lady. Really now have times gotten sooooo bad where someone has to steal stuff so they can try to impress some chick??? Bad move if you ask me…

That guy should have put a bit of consideration into what he was going to do once he asked a gal out or over to his place and stealing stuff definitely doesn’t really impress gals somehow…. Or have times changed that much????

I can see it now the gal rings the doorbell at the guys place and everything seems so perfect but he is a bit nervous always looking out the window. I would think… ah, he’s got a girlfriend and hasn’t told me or he is married and … well the rest you can imagine. I won’t go into detail here, because if it was one or the other and she did come home; I bet s…. would hit the fan and there would be an interesting exchange of words to say the least and as a gal I would NOT want to experience that!!!

Or again the guy could be worried that he was filmed while the stuff accidentally feel into his pockets in the store and thinks they may find him. The poor gal is sitting at the table enjoying a nice steak and a glass of wine and then……. A knock on the door and the crime team comes in saying to the guy that they are confiscating the meal because the food was stolen. This is definitely something that could ruin a date and she will NEVER want to see the guy again!!!

What brings a person to do something like that and if the guys strapped for cash he could cook a cheap meal or ask his buddies for a couple of bucks so he can buy something for his date but stealing.. That’s a bit much.

So, for those guys out there on a tight budget and aren’t sure… Don’t steal but instead maybe make the good old stand-by meal of spaghetti…. Cheap and easy to cook and with a little creativity it will taste good and your date won’t go sour!

Zapping through the channels

Zapping through TV channels can be a great past time when you have nothing to do or there isn’t anything to watch on TV…. I would say most of the time there isn’t anything to watch or????

Well, there is bad news abound about your remote control and …… Where did you put it??? Any ideas or has that device decided to hide itself somewhere in your house??? It is said that we spend two whole weeks of our lives searching for that object so we can zap through the channels of our TV’S.

If I had only known that years ago I could have saved myself some time and done something else… What… look for my keys!!

Keys are like TV remote controls, and reading glasses can be put in this category too! It always seems to me that where ever you put your keys they are never there when you are looking for them and I will never understand it??? I know I left my keys in my handbag but now they aren’t there and seemed to have hidden themselves somewhere else in the house… but where???? Or there are the reading glasses. I know I left then on the nightstand by the bed and now where the heck have they taken off too???

And then the remote has gone missing too. It was on the coffee table this morning when I left the house and now it’s not there. I need to send out a search party in my house to find all that stuff because I think those objects get together when no one’s home and think about ways” how can we annoy her and she will have to search all over the house to find us.”

I bet you have those problems too at your place but may not want to admit it. And what is really interesting about all this is that this problem isn’t a new one. My parents had the same problem without the remote control, because I was the remote control… I bet if I got a dollar for each time my dad misplaced his reading glasses or keys when I was a kid; I would have been a millionaire by the time I was 20, but as luck would have it, my dad never gave me a dollar for each time he misplaced something- too bad…

Plus maybe you have heard this too at your place (it’s common at ours) “ What did you do with the remote control?”

I answer: I haven’t seen it.

My guy: I know you had it because you have been home all afternoon.

Please, tell me what does that have to do with the remote control when I never ever stepped foot into the living room but somehow I am guilty. This logic seems to always amaze me. What do I know I only live here!!

So, I think I better get more organized because I don’t … I repeat don’t want to waste too much of my time looking for the remote control when I can be looking for my glasses or keys, Enjoy your search at your place too!!

Not Looking …

Not looking is the newest trend among cell phone users and seems to be on the increase as more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon to copy everyone else. Not looking where you are going and on concentrating on that all important object the “cell phone”. Could be, as I see it the hit of 2013 if we aren’t careful.

What happened to walking down the street and looking around you and seeing who is walking by or what is in a store window or even take a moment to look at the scenery…. Those days are over – what a pity!!!

Isn’t this bad for your posture not walking straight or are we now all born with the “look at my cell phone” gene??? But for these folks I guess that when they reach a certain age they will be in the group with the” looking at my cell phone” syndrome or having texting fingers or forgotten how to communicate verbally to each other….. oh what a pity if you ask me, because there is soooo much to life besides the cell phone.

I can see it now in the future… conversation doesn’t exist anymore only texting messages to each other. It could be like this at our house:

My guy is sitting in the living watching TV or reading the newspaper and then decides that he would like a cup of coffee to drink and instead of getting up and coming into the kitchen where I am( By the way,my favorite room in the house) ;he will just send me a text message asking for a cup of coffee and because my eyes were on my cell phone… Thank goodness… Don’t want to think about it if they weren’t!!!! And then I can text him back saying I’ll bring him a cup or he could get up off his backside and GPS his way into the kitchen. Remember he has to look at the screen of his cell phone otherwise he may get lost looking at all the stuff we have around the house and trying to find his way from the living room to the kitchen…. Could give him the shock of this life and I wouldn’t want to do that too him!!!

Or even a worse thought could be that he is out in the garage with his buddies and I am not in the kitchen but somewhere else in the house for example taking a shower and he texts me a message and low and behold I can’t answer it right away… Now that could be devastating because I am not chained to my cell phone. Plus, the message probably would be important -> something like “ I’m in the garage with the guys having a beer.” As if that is world moving news for me???????

But then again I could text him a message saying that I’m going out for a while and will be back later. Who needs to give each other a kiss before you leave the house when a text message would be sufficient….. What’s the world coming too I ask?????

Then I could make my way to my friend’s house via GPS because if I looked around I would get lost. Then text a message saying I’m on the way and instead of ring the door bell just a quick text message saying I’m at the front door and once inside we can text each other… Is that what we really want from life????? Not me….

Maybe it’s about time that people stand up straight and take a look at the world around them instead of always staring at the screen of their cell phones.

Lets Wrap Things Up

It’s unbelievable but true 2012 is coming to an end and the dreaded 2013 is just a couple of hours away…. Ole´
Some say that the number 13 is unlucky and other say it’s ok…. Whatever it is it’s a number that we cannot avoid for 12 whole months, so that means we have to live with it!!!

The year 2012 was a rather interesting one with all the events and also a rather sad one too with all the tragic things happening around the world. I have been looking for the past couple of days for good things that has happened in 2012 and believe me they are few and far between…. A sad thing indeed! There are sooooo many sad events that I could list that I would be writing for the next couple of days, and so I’ll just leave it.

I can only speak for myself and say that 2012 wasn’t that bad and it brought some fond memories back to life in my brain and I started doing some things that I never imagined doing in my life… But I was brave and jumped into the cold water and gave it a try. Trying that’s what counts in life.

I am not going to jump on the bandwagon of folks who say “In 2013 I need to make a New Year’s resolution”… Sure it sounds good, but really now…. How many people honestly stick with it???? I am pretty sure not toooooo many. Or am I wrong???? I am just going to take the year as it comes and make the best of things…. Sounds good but for how long??? But I know myself

Anyways, whatever is going on in your life; I wish everyone good health and happiness for the New Year 2013

I Forgot My Phone

The worst thing has happened to me today that could make my life come to an end…. What you ask??? I forgot my cell phone at home and I was exposed to the world as it was years ago. A scary experience to say the least!

But thank goodness that my brain still works and I could remember all the important telephone numbers. Ok, I’ll admit I had a tad of a problem with some email addresses but then after about 20 minutes they finally dawned on me… What a relief!!!

And I must say “Thank you brain.” My faithful companion that has been with me for years!

Though most people I met throughout the day could not fathom how I managed to survive and acted as if that was the mortal end of life because I forgot my cell phone at home….. How could I do that???? To be honest I almost gave myself a heart attack when I noticed that my trusty cell phone wasn’t there in my handbag and I knew that I had forgotten my faithful companion at home on the counter….. There all by its self on the counter ringing away and no one was there to answer it… I was rather thoughtless forgetting my beloved cell phone! Wasn’t I?

But once I was able to pull myself together; I thought ok, if you want to speak to me you can call my office number – so use it!

Somehow my lunch was enjoyable without that menacing thing there hanging around my neck (literal sense). I was really free to eat and chat without having the feeling I need to look at the screen of my dumb phone. How wonderful life can be!!!

Later on at a meeting…. Note: I was on time!!! This happened without being reminded by my cell phone… The wonders of my brain!

Ok, like always there is someone there whose humor isn’t how I see things and said to me “How did you remember the meeting without being reminded by your cell phone?” At first I would have liked to punch the guy – but I thought the better of it. I thought to myself that was a sad and stupid question, because isn’t that why we have a brain to remember things with??? Or has it been replaced by the cell phone??

A very interesting question indeed……

But now my day has come to an end and now at home I see my faithful cell phone just blinking away waiting patiently for me to pick it up and see who called. So, If I missed your call today sorry!

Why Must I Buy a Christmas Present?

Why must I buy something and spend a fortune on Christmas presents?? Is this because society wants me too or is it that I may have a guilty concise if I don’t spend a lot of money on Christmas presents? Both are good questions indeed and as far as spending goes it has been decided at my place what will be put under our tree from me…. All things will be made by me and I will/ have take/ taken the time to create each one.

My first project was to knit a couple of pairs of slippers for around the house… That’s a useful present and I know for sure it won’t get thrown away or end up in a box. And just the other day finished knitting a hat too. All that stuff that I knitted my not have cost a buddle for the material but I took the time to make some thing’s for my friends and family.

Plus, there is all the baking that I will do, so everyone gets homemade cookies too… NO, package mix either!!! Good homemade cookies made from scratch. They smell great baking in the oven.. sorry I couldn’t let you get a whiff of that here. Just shut your eyes and dream about it…

Then there’s the project that I am working on and no it isn’t your normal present for your parents… I have spent hours wondering what to get my parents and when they have everything then what??? I pondered for hours and asked friends and they all came up with the same idea… but I knew that wasn’t for me!

I want something original for my parents something that they can look at and remember me with and it doesn’t contain any calories either. Can you guess??

I bet not because your to fixed on the idea with knitting and think – OK , she’s going to knit something- WRONG! I am making a video of what I do in the course of the week including work and all the other stuff in my life too… That’s original and it only costs me my time and burning the DVD that I have to buy and I am sure my parents will get hours of enjoyment out of my video depicting all sorts of aspects of my life including this blog! My parents don’t understand really what a blog is, so I gave up trying to explain. But they do know it has something to do with the internet… that vague virtual world out there.

Sorry got side tracked – But I believe if a person puts a little thought into things they could come up with some really nifty ideas for Christmas presents and at the same time showing their family and friends that they put some thought into the whole deal and didn’t just spend some cash on any old thing that everyone else has.

Take time and put some thought into the holiday season and you will be surprised at how many folks really like the gifts that were created by you and not off the shelf.

My Wallet has a Problem

It must be true because I read it that people tend to spend grubby cash notes [paper money] faster than crisp new notes from the bank. I never gave this much thought until today and so naturally I had a quick peek in my wallet only to find that none of the bank notes are brand new. A sad day for me but a good reason to go shopping!!!!!
Shopping mall here I come – my wallet is burning

I mean really who wants dirty bank notes in their wallets??? Not me and so from now on I am going to always ask for fresh clean notes when I go to the store, because I do not want to get my change back and it’s some grubby looking note that could ruin the look of my wallet…. What would my friends think of me?????
I can see it now I am out and about with my gal friends and I have to pay for something ….. I am starting to get nervous at the thought! Well, I open my wallet and staring at me are old grubby used bank notes. My gal friends would just stare at me in disbelief and ask me “what has happened to you?” The pitfalls of paying cash..

This seems to be a dilemma that I will have to live with and I do hope that all my gal friends don’t look down on me because I don’t have fresh bank notes in my wallet… Though I should take a peek in their wallets too see what the state is of their bank notes are and if they are grubby looking than I won’t fell soooooo bad. My day is saved!

But before I go shopping today I’ll make a quick stop at the bank to ask for a couple of new bank notes so when I open my wallet it doesn’t look like I only carry around grubby looking notes with me… the stress of money!

Who ever thought that it would come to this point in life that we only want new bank notes in our wallets? I am happy just to have some notes in my wallet whether they be old or new. I like cash in my wallet! And so I say too those folks with only new bank notes in their wallets that money is money and it all spends the same way whether new or used.

Enjoy your cash in your wallet and don’t spend it all in one place!