Got a Business Card?

Business cards are great things for business people because it helps everyone know how to contact you and for which company you work for. Those wonderful little cards have been around for years and somehow we always seem to have tons of them and never really remember who gave them to us.

I am sunk in the world of business cards – HELP ME!!!

But times are changing in the world now and of course we still rely on the business card and love to hand them out to whoever is around. They seem to come in all colors and with different print or weight of paper, and believe me with weight that can turn into a problem. The business card blues…

Now-a-days you may want to have a little wagon( remember the sort you had as a kid – red with wheels) to collect your business cards because times are changing and now the cards are going to be made of cement. Naturally with your name and phone number on it and all the other relevant info too.

Because of the material it could be a bit heavy to carry around in your suit pocket or brief case and making you look a bit lop sided when you walk, and this you don’t want to happen at your next important meeting – do you?
But then again maybe you are wearing the new super cement pocket suit which is especially made for those new business cards made out of cement.

Guys – don’t get this suit mixed up with your normal suit because it may look the same but the suit is of a special material so you can carry around your new cement business cards. Some weight training is advisable before you start to wear the suit or else you may have some muscle aches at the end of the day from wear the suit.

I would recommend at least 1 month training, so then you are strong enough to wear the suit and have a pocket full of cement business cards with you.

But if you would prefer the wagon to carry your business cards around in; then there’s the new cement business card wagon tailored to you needs. These wagons are great because they come in all colors and you can choose all the accessories on it just like you would when you buy a new car. In the wagon there is the alphabetical order file system so you don’t get your cards mixed up and there’s the portable drink cooler and retractable desk with computer so no worries when you are out of the office because you have your office with you. Plus too there’s the swivel chair that comes with the set-up, so you never need to worry about where do I sit?

The wonders of an office on wheels….. I want one

This wonderful set-up eases your work load and enables you to easily go on business trips or attend conferences and it’s a real eye-catcher too. And probably your business associates will envy you for having such a set-up.

You wouldn’t want to be at the next board meeting and have someone point at you and say “Where’s your business card wagon?” That could be a real career killer because everyone else is there with their wagon.

The only way to save yourself in that situation is to have your new cement business card handy and say “Do you have one like this?” And when they don’t; then you know you are ahead of the game and ready for promotion!

I want to be the boss!!!

So next time you are planning an important business meeting or trip do not forget your new cement business cards and business card wagon so that you will be the hit of the meeting. Enjoy your next meeting!

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Lunchtime

Lunchtime can be a great and informative time. At the cafeteria today I was informed about some great happenings in some gals’ life and when you compared that to my life well, it sounds like my life is really boring.
Where’s the excitement????

If you go the cafeteria it can be a hotbed of gossip and intrigue. Those gals working there know what’s going on in the company and not the CEO. The CEO should talk to those gals to get the lowdown and then would know what is really happening in a company.
So all CEO’S out there don’t hide yourself in those executive lunches get to know the cafeteria of your company that you run because it can be an enlightening and informative experience!

Back to what I wanted to say; there was one gal behind the counter who so nicely gave the room a detailed account of her husband and I do say; if he knew about that there would be trouble to say the least when she got home that evening. But that really got my attention somehow and thought I should hang around a bit longer instead of going for a boring coffee. Plus I had always wondered about her and her life but would never ask.

Well, on Saturday morning her husband – she’s married (she added) he wasn’t going to paint the kitchen for her and if she wanted it done she had to do it herself because he was going to the football game. Basta!! She got a bit up set and said that she said some things that aren’t worth repeating -> I can only imagine. The perils of marriage!!

So, she told him to F!&-off in no terms and started to get the kitchen ready to paint it herself. She doesn’t look like a painter to me but hey what do I know?

Though her husband seemed to cool off a bit and decided to paint the kitchen in the evening after the football game.
She so nicely informed us that that he was wearing his FoL underpants and nothing else because he didn’t want to dirty his clothes. . If he only knew the world knew now what he was wearing while he was painting -> he would leave his wife!

And then the other women working with her so kindly gave a us all a detailed description of how her dog honked all over the carpet – this was really fitting for the cafeteria!
Then she went on to say that she heard that the boss was having an affair with his secretary and that she had first had information so it had to be true.
I thought wow – If he only knew that we all know now; we all may be fired.

Though I doubt that very much. Life can be so interesting at work. You only need to hang out at the right spots at the right time.
Enjoy your next work day and keep your ears open for any exciting news!

Fashion Blunders

You won’t believe it but men actually don’t tell their gals the truth about their figure. So, letting the gal waste her hard earned cash on fashion that doesn’t look good on her.

Well, if you ask me that just takes the cake!!! How can you guys be so heartless to us gals?

What happened to the old saying: “Honesty is the best policy” I guess that doesn’t hold true anymore and honesty seems to have been flushed down the toilet.

When I go shopping with my guy (not very often) I hope for an honest answer when I ask him: How does this look on me? Though it is a bit tough to keep his attention focused on me and not have him end up talking to some other guy about what ever and I have to try to get his attention or he has somehow put his brain in an energy saving mode and so it doesn’t matter what I say he will say “good idea; looks good”

Men don’t really seem to concentrate on what is going on when you go shopping with them and seem to think they are there only to hold the bags. Well maybe this is true in some cases but not in my case. I want my guy to participate in my choosing an outfit, but he is just plain not interested.

Or maybe guys are worried if they tell the truth their gal could get upset and then there could be a heated discussion. I’m not sure, but guys you could be a bit more honest with us, so we could save our and maybe your money and avoiding that horrid purchase that we will never wear in your life.

Gals we have all done this – someone says “oh, that looks great on you.” And you think maybe their right and buy it. Home you go hang it in your closet and there it hangs for the next 6 months and then rediscovered. You take it out look at it and think to yourself “why did I buy this?” it looks terrible on me and it makes me look out of proportion. And then you hang it back in the closet forever, never to be worn.

And you think to yourself “If I had only listened to my feelings.” I would have never bought that. But another one is my guy bought me something and thinks I look great in it and I think the opposite and if I told him the truth he would be deeply upset. Why can’t honesty work both ways when it comes to fashion for gals?

I think the best method to avoid all this is to go shopping either alone or with a good friend. So then there’s no stress in the relationship or HOPEFULLY no wrong fashion purchases…. I need to go shopping now

Enjoy shopping and remember be honest about how it looks!

Vexing Vacations

Now vacations are supposed to be a time for fun and relaxation but then there are times when it can be a nerve racking problem according to some European study where the majority of couples argue when their on vacation. This I find unbelievable!!!

I say that those couples don’t have the right approach to vacationing; if you asked me. With good planning and a list( I love lists) you can combine sightseeing, beach and eating out every day, and vola´ – no arguing.

Wow – if it was that simple!

But life can be very simple if you just follow my idea. Of course you don’t have to stick exactly to my plan but it would be helpful if you want to avoid those unwanted tiffs that could ruin your vacation.

What would a vacation be without at least one heated discussion??? A boring time…

And the worst part of all that can really ruin your vacation is the little spat over “what do we do today?” and when that happens well you can just forget your vacation and go on home!

But as I mentioned if you both make a list and then flip a coin on that day to decide what you will do and this way avoiding any arguing and this makes for a clear and defined answer to: What do we do today?

My list would be something like this:

7.00 – 7.45 get-up and ready for the day

7.55 – 8.30 breakfast (take a doggy bag; you may get hungry later)

8.30 – 9.00 free time (I’m tired already from rushing around)

9.00 – 10.00 lounge by the pool -> great if you don’t want your guy ogling all those young bathing beauties! Pools empty

10.30 – 11.00 free time

11.00 – 1.00pm sightseeing and stick to the plan or else the day is ruined!

1.00 – 2.30 next art museum

2.30 – 2.45 quick coffee to rest-up -> I need a vacation from this vacation!!!

And so far the day is easy going and no stress and everyone knows the program.

2.45 – 5.00 SHOPPING -> don’t want to miss out on any bargains that could be around; do we?

Then you can return back to your hotel and enjoy yourself until 6.30 pm.

6.30 time for dinner

7.30 drinks at the bar -> I need one after that day!!

8.00 – 11.00 dancing

And after a full day of action I am sure you are both too tired to argue. So try the list method next time you are on vacation and please let us know if it worked out because I have never tried it myself.

Enjoy your vacation wherever it may take you!

Ironing Board Blues

It is an unbelievable fact but there are guys out there in the world who don’t know how to iron. How this can be true is beyond me and I can only say thank heavens I don’t have that problem!

There was a diagram for guys as to how to iron a shirt and I must add the person who wrote the article and designed the picture to go along with it mustn’t have ever ironed in their lives. Who in their right mind uses the edge of the couch for an ironing board?

The thought alone that you could burn yourself with the iron is enough for me to not even think about ironing like that. That journalist should have consulted their mother before writing that article so then they could write the article correctly. Moms always know how to iron.

The problem with the article was that they didn’t tell the guys that they needed: an iron and an ironing board to make the job go easier. These two things can really make ironing easier guys, so if you are going to iron please do it right. We gals have an eye for things and know if a guy is wearing something ironed or not.

Plus a tip for all you guy ironers out there – spray starch can do wonders on a shirt and makes it look good too.

But besides the ironing there seems to be a couple of other areas that guys are struggling to come to grasps with.

Sewing a button on a shirt – didn’t your mother teach you how to do this?

Folding clothes – now here you really need to practice and it doesn’t take too long to fold things correctly once you know how.

And the all fatal problem – Can’t tie a tie -> that is a real catastrophe when a guy can’t do that!

Whatever happened to the home economics classes in high school that taught guys how to do all those things that they need to know to survive in the domestic world. When I was in high school all guys had to learn those things whether they liked it or not! And if you didn’t go to the class you got in trouble and no questions asked.

Maybe they should start some sort of evening school for all those guys who never learned the basics in life. I just don’t understand the world anymore when a guy can’t sew a button on or tie his tie…

That makes me really wonder where are we heading?

So guys if you are having some difficulties with your domestic chores then learn to do them right and learn to tie a tie; which is one of the most important skills in life.

Merry me or Wait for me

Now you may not be able to guess what this is about or do you know? It’s about tying the knot and believe me for some folks that could be a long wait for their fiancée.

Now I know you should never rush in too fast to tie the knot of marriage. Fist you really need to get to know each other to be on the safe side of things; like I read the other day that couple decided to get engaged but not married because they wanted to be sure. How sure I ask and why did they get engaged if they want to wait?

Anyone know the answer here?

It could be that now-a-days getting married isn’t like it used to be and with the choices of guys and gals out there you want to make sure you have made the right choice before jumping into the hornets’ nest of marriage. Marriage isn’t always a bed of roses as they say and can sometimes be a bit trying on the nerves.

But I believe that’s why couples live longer because of the training of their nerves which makes your heart healthy because you can stand-up to anything that confronts you. Ok, please don’t misunderstand me here. I have nothing against marriage and think it’s great.

But I can image how those folks think about waiting a bit before jumping into that hot bed of marriage. Though how long do you wait? This question does not leave my mind… oh please

This is my theory for waiting:

  1. Make sure the guys has enough money – gals we need to keep up our supply of handbags and shoes or else that’s the end of life!
  2. Make sure someone can cook – nothing worse than coming home from work and no hot meal is on the table. A sure fire route to disaster.
  3. Both can use the washing machine – saves hours of slaving and gals this way we have more time for the important things in life like gossiping.
  4. Has he bought me the right size of diamond ring – love is shown by the size of the diamond or is the ad different?
  5. Is one of you a blanket hog – trouble in the bedroom! The hornets’ nest is starting to buzz….
  6.  Who has cold feet – a romantic killer – with this you can forget everything!
  7. Snoring – ear plugs please

 

Those I guess are really good reasons to wait to see if you jump into the pond of marriage and if the guy or gal passes the test than by all means you can get married.

Though it would be advisable to have a score card handy to jot down any of the numbers that seem to be troubling you and then after say 10 years you can compare scores with each other and then decide to set the wedding date.

And if you are planning ahead naturally the whole trial period should be with a limited guarantee, so if something should go sour then you can separate in a peaceful manner. Boy how easy life can be….

So, if you are considering tying the knot do make sure that you have chosen the right model and not get stuck with the wrong model – enjoy your trial period and then get married!!

 

Dust in the Den

A hard moving fact Dust! That pesky stuff seems to be everywhere you turn. Well; I heard there is a great new vacuum cleaner to make the job more enjoyable and as you can think in the ad they depicted a woman smiling away enjoying every second of the vacuuming experience.

Why can’t they show a guy – I ask? Guys vacuum too??? Really now there are thousands of single guys throughout the world who just love to vacuum their places. And I am sure they enjoy it just as much as gals do if maybe not even more with a high tech vacuum cleaner or the dust app.

Now the dust app is very unique in the household and shouldn’t be confused with the do the dishes app. The dust app works like this:
You press it and then you look at the display of your cell phone and it tells you how many inches of dust has accumulated in your place and suggests when you should vacuum again. Can save many a day if the guy has asked some gal over for dinner. Don’t want her showing up and doing the white glove test and finding dust on the shelf – do we?

Then again there’s the more advanced model of vacuum cleaners for those who are more into multi-tasking and gadgets and this I must stress is a real “must have for 2012”.

I will let you in on a little secret right now. Not too many people have this model yet. So do order right away so you don’t have to wait months for this great vacuum cleaner. And can be the first in your neighborhood to have one.
I would scream at the thought of being left behind with an older vacuum cleaner…. Oh the perils of dust!!

Well, here’s how this great vacuum cleaner works and looks. You may need to close your eyes and imagine this once you have read about how it looks, because this way you get a full idea of how great it is.

It’s a floor model that you can pull along across the floor in a wide range of colors too.
On the metal hose bit there’s an extra attachment that you can attach for holding beverages, like a cup of coffee or a beer or for the more demanding vacuumer there’s the wine glass attachment, so if you feel like a little sip while you’re busy.

Plus, there’s the cell phone or TV holder – maybe you want to text a couple of messages to your friends telling them that you are vacuuming and how much fun it is. But the best attachment is the retractable cloths line that you can attach at the back of the vacuum, so that you can dry your cloths while vacuuming. The great thing with this is that it spins around while you are vacuuming, so that by the time you have finished vacuuming your house the laundry is dry too. So no worries about rainy weather. Great thing!!

Additionally, there’s the workout too that goes along with this too, because you have to pull this whole set-up through your house as you vacuum. This saves you the trip to the local fitness studio. I mean really, how can one resist such an experience? It really puts a whole new light on vacuuming – don’t you think?

So next time you have to vacuum do consider this multi- tasking vacuum cleaner to lighten your work load around the house.
Have fun vacuuming!

Behind the Wheel

Yes, behind the wheel has to do with driving but maybe not as you think it may be. There’s are many drivers out there and they are in all age groups too from young learners to mature adults, and there’s the system to tell us which route we should take so as not to get lost ( so they say). Those great SavNav systems will steer us in a direction that we may or may not what to go depending on the mood of the system.

Those SatNav systems can be really annoying sometimes with the voice telling you to turn here go straight and don’t drive too fast. What does that system want from me? Plus I have to concentrate on my driving too and all the other stuff I may be doing while I am driving -> The perils of modern society!

Remember the good’ol days when the passenger and the backseat drive told you where to go. I mean direction = not what you are thinking; even though you did tell him/her where to go to when you had enough.

That was driving at its best!! You all know what I am talking about here -> the map generation

Nothing more exciting than a good argument about the direction you’re driving or where to turn or are we on the right road and are you holding the map right….

That was an experience and you could voice your opinion turn onto the wrong road the person holding the map could say that you are wrong and then you have to turn around and drive back 20 miles to where you actually wanted to turn. That was simply fun and good for the nerves and everyone in the car got riled-up too.

You don’t have that sort of fun with a SatNav system do you?? I bet not

That stupid little device can only say a limited number of things and can’t answer back plus, it does steer you in the wrong direction too because for some reason or another it doesn’t know if there’s a dead-end ahead or if it’s a one way street. And when you do follow what it says and you end up in the wrong place and what can you say : You jerk ( no swearing here – but in your car you can say what you like.)

I miss the map and when I drive around with my guy there’s no more fun conversation either about, is this the right street or so. That stupid device has ruined my life!!
I like a good heated conversation while driving and giving directions. I call that communication and by the time we both arrive at our destination we both feel relaxed because we have gotten all our stress out of our system before we arrive and that a SatNav system can’t do because no one is talking so each of you may have built-up a bit of tension from listening to that thing but no one says anything.

Really boring!!

They should bring back the paper map so that everybody can have fun while driving and not just sit there like a bump on a log.

So, get out your paper maps now and enjoy a good trip in your car because it more fun than listening to a computer voice!

Smell of Love

Who said you can’t smell love? That’s nonsense because someone has come up with a special spray so you can.
This I believe is baloney!!

You don’t need a spray to smell love; you just know it. Remember your first love – oh those were the days! You seemed to be floating on a cloud of happiness and the world smelt wonderful and was. You seemed to have a feeling of joy that couldn’t be put into words; oh I was happy!!

My heart is fluttering thinking back on those times.

Then we get a bit older but we still don’t need a spray for love because you know that you love the other person and your senses are twirling around inside you. The joy and the smell of love.

Maybe after sometime people forget about the smell of love and should be reminded about it but a spray cannot replace your feelings only the real smell of love works if you love each other.

What is the smell of love and how can you define it?

This is something only you can answer because how I smell love may not be the same as how you smell love.

The smell of love cannot be bought because it isn’t tangible nor can you smell love via the internet either. You are only infatuated with the virtual contact and there is no smell of love.

So where’s the smell of love? Does springtime bring about the smell of love with the days getting warmer and that warmth fills our hearts giving us the smell of love. Or maybe in the summer you can smell love when you are together with the person you love. I think the smell of love doesn’t have any seasons; it’s always there with us where ever we go.

But sometimes the small of love can go sour and spoil our smell of love, but once you have gotten over that sour smell then you can rediscover the smell of love that you thought was forgotten.

Enjoy the smell of love because it is always there in your heart and you cannot buy the precious smell of love.

Men and Cars

As you can imagine from the title this has something to do with men and their passion for cars.
Today my guy took it upon himself to drag me to an auto show where a huge hall was filled with all models of cars manufactured by some European company.

There I was and let me tell you I wasn’t the only gal there not too excited about how much horsepower the car had or what sort of tires it had. There were lots of gals there just standing looking into space while their other half was prancing around the car like it was an object that has never been seen before.

Actually, I wanted to ask each gal” are you having a good time or are you here like me,; just along for the ride?” I am pretty sure most were in the same boat as I was. If I asked my guy to come look at handbags he would tell me that I am nuts and that I can do that alone or with one of my gal friends. But with cars I have to be dragged along for some reason which I am sorry to say I cannot answer.

The men themselves were more interesting than the cars were; because it seemed each one was trying to outdo the other by the way they swayed up to the car and stood in front of it. It was like being in the Wild West without a horse. Gals I am sure you know what I am talking about.

Somehow I think most of the men there had forgotten where they were and of course who knows more about which model is very important or for example MPG and so forth. Men say we gals have a handbag problem but when I was standing there I thought if all these guys here had enough space at home each one of them would have bought at least 5 cars and have them on display in their garage all shining and nice but not to be touched by the female species.

My guy came across a model which he found interesting and talked to some guy for 45 minutes about this and that. I wasn’t there anymore and when he was finished he turned and said to me” oh, you are still here?” I thought were should I be? His mind was clouded by the fresh leather interiors and shiny paint, and I was lost only to be an object there to hold onto the brochures.

But then I got bored and thought I will look around myself while he’s gossiping with some guys about whatever.

There before my eyes was my car! It was like a handbag screaming at me saying “buy me.” I stood there before it and saw myself sitting behind the while driving endlessly through the countryside with the top down and the sun shining and not a care in the world. I was in heaven!

But I was brought back to reality because I didn’t have the right amount of small change with me. So my driving around in the convertible was brought to an abrupt halt. Though it was great for a couple of minutes and I could amuse myself until I was brought back to reality again for the 2nd time by the salesman saying that car was for younger folks and I should maybe take a look at the other model with seats that are easier to get out of. You can just image the look I gave him and walked away! Men don’t they think gals can’t like cars too?

Well, after wandering around I found my guy still in the same spot that I left him but only to find the number of other guys in the conversation had increased to 6 now. I thought -> how can I get his attention? Maybe jump up and down, scream or stand on my head? I tried the old fashioned way of tugging on his sweater but no luck so I said to him that I wanted to go home. That was a mistake with a capital “M”.

Gals never; I repeat never say that at a car show.. I will spare you the rest here.

So, gals if your guy asks if you want to go to a car show with him than I would nicely suggest that you say “You can go alone and I can enjoy a nice day out with the gals.” This way saving a lot of grief on both sides and the men can enjoy their time with the cars and we can enjoy our time with the handbags!

Enjoy your day whatever you decide to do!