Advice Headlines

I got to looking at advice headlines online for a bit of a change in my reading style…. Not that I am looking for advice but I wanted to read about what concerns other people.

There was the guy in love with someone he works with….. To me that seems like trouble and if everyone in the office knows about it… I think this problem answers itself… It could be that he is like a little boy in love…Staring out the window dreaming of the tender moments that he could share with that person or he is texting that person with poems and dreams of their love that will never be…. My advice to the guy: get focused and sort yourself out! Get a foot back on the ground and forget it; I would not want to lose my job because of some silliness.

Taking a short nap at work… Now that is a great idea! Arrange to have a nap every afternoon from say 1:00pm to 4:00pm and then once rested up you can go home at 5:00pm. Life couldn’t be better….. Please where can I apply for that job and does it pay well?

Now this is an all time great: My garden …. And how that fits with the other two I am not sure and can only presume that it is something like this: Guy is at work having a nap and dreaming about the person he is in love with at work. There you have it. A lovely flower garden idyllic, birds singing and lovely trees the feeling of tranquility is in the air they are there in each other’s arms; when suddenly the boss comes in and screams “ What the h…. are you doing, sleeping on my time?” . Bad idea napping at work!

Another daunting thought: someone thinks everyone is against them… Okay, that’s bad, but it can’t be true. I know everyone doesn’t like me and to be honest it doesn’t bother me either. I would say…Stop worrying and get on with things, before you miss out on all the great things that are happening in life!

A real one: Problems in the bedroom….. OMG!!! I don’t think a news paper can help that couple or the guy dreaming at work (I am not too sure who they were writing about). They need to seek professional help or talk to each other like folks did one time… that could help too. Let’s see what happens and find out who it is????

The normal one some famous person…. Bla,bla,bla boring… I want action like the topics above!!!

But once I read all those tidbits of advice I didn’t and don’t feel any the wiser and I wonder do the people who wrote in feel any better about the response that they received and did the guy in love at work solve his problem and did he get in trouble for taking a nap????
These are unanswered questions and I feel like I am left hanging here… I want to know how the guy’s life is going and was it him with the bedroom problems…. Please people answer my questions, so that I know advice can be real and have real results!

Take my advice and read all the wonderful bits of advice, but be careful, they may not give you the answer you were looking for!

Nail polish and Names

I just read that the names of some nail polishes aren’t gal friendly. To be honest I never paid much attention to that before. I just went into the store picked out a color that I liked or thought would fit to the outfit I was wearing and bought it….. Never ever thinking about the name…. How could I be so thoughtless?? I guess maybe it comes with age…
And because I have nothing better to do on “Good Friday” then check out my nail polish…. Great way to kill time if there’s nothing else to do around the house or not in the mood for house work!

The names on the bottles are great and I would never in my entire life associate them with the color.

540 – Poetic: what is poetic about that?? I haven’t figured it out yet. The number or is the name to make me feel once I have applied the polish to my nails I will feel like everything will just be …lalala

270-hot shot: That’s pretty clear – bright color and I feel cool…. As long as the polish doesn’t chip in the course of the day, otherwise I don’t feel like such a” hot shot”.

142- Grey to be here- defiantly a color for when you’re not in such a good mood…. World watch out because my nails are telling you something that you don’t know!!!!

26- Pink passion – watch out!!! Now I know I look good when wearing this color and my guy just knows by the name on the bottle that “ romance “ could be just around the corner… AFTER my nails dry!

780- Crazy about green: Happy Easter!!! No more snow

106 – Free hugs – Great name but sorry folks… I do not hug strangers!!

660 – Pink it up – Ok…. It’s pink and my nails look gooooood!

But then there are the colors that are just numbers…. OK …. Boring! I am wearing number 22 on my nails today and what number do you have on today? Doesn’t sound too good and makes life boring!

Then there’s the great top coat to protect your nails from…. Good question or the base coat… all these sound like something that you would paint a piece of wood with and not my nails. But maybe no one has ever looked at it like that before… Any answers

So enjoy your nail polish no matter what the name of it is and have a great Easter!

GREAT TIE FOR THAT GUY?

I know that recently I have been somewhat lax on writing about great things for guys, so I thought this here would make up for my thoughtlessness…. Sorry guys. There are guys who have to wear ties and this can be especially aggravating if it isn’t the right sort of tie. Who said ties have to be borning??? Not me!!!

Well, your worries are solved with the flask tie…. I’m not well versed on how it actually looks but it seems to take on the features of a normal tie except that it has a special spot for your schnapps or whatever you want to nip at discreetly in the tie itself.. My guy needs one of these for the office to create a bit of cheer.

You guys thought that the trouser beer pouch was something but this may top it for the executives out there who don’t want to unzip their trousers at a meeting for a quick beer, so instead they can open up the little flask in their tie and enjoy a small shot of whiskey or whatever it is they are carrying around with them in their tie. My how times are changing…… flasks aren’t like they used to be.

Ok, guys and gals I will give you a short version of how I see this great tie flask and I am sure it could be something worth putting under the tree this year for your guy who has everything except a flask tie!

Ok, you must carefully fill it up and not toooo much because the plastic pouch may not hold too much and then your tie will bulge and not hang properly. That I see as a major problem guys! Ok, we’ll over look this minor setback and concentrate on the positive features that it has.

There you are at and important meeting and there seems to be a bit of a lull and no one is really saying much, so you think “AH” let’s have a little nip of whiskey and there you go the boring meeting is already cheered-up and the other guys there are waiting for you to get your flask out and serve up some drinks. No, that’s the surprise here and believe me those guys will be really amazed and jealous too when they see that you have a sewn in flask in your tie and can give everyone a thimble size shot…. That’s a meeting at its best… RIGHT???? No more dull boardroom meetings but now there’s the competition of who has the best flask tie meeting and this can brighten things up! Now an important fact to remember is no cut rate cheap stuff only the best whiskey can be decanted into your tie.

Another thing you must watch out for is that no one bumps into you or else your tie could bust and that is the end of your flask tie and you smell like a brewery…. That is definitely a horrid thought because if that happened your meeting is ruined and maybe your career too… The troubles with ties… I am glad I am not a guy.

I know this isn’t really some earth moving thing but for guys who wear ties it could be and if you are out with your tie on you can always discreetly- I emphasize again discreetly take a nip from your tie when you feel like it. Otherwise, folks may wonder what you are up too with your tie and believe me I am sure people could imagine many a thing and it would not be that your tie had a flask it. So do take heed when out and about and if you are on a date I am sure the gal will be sooooo impressed with the tie that she will definitely want to have a second date with you, because I am sure the gal doesn’t get asked out too often by guys who have flask ties.

So gals if your guy has to wear a tie to work maybe this is something that is a must have for all tie wearing guys out there. So, guys don’t forget to put this nifty tie on your wish list from Santa and by all means please let me know what everyone thinks of it.
Enjoy your ties guys!

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!

Make-up Maintenance

As always the sunny days are over and since my skin isn’t as young as it used to be it needs a little help and sure enough make-up is there to solve all those little skin blemishes.. Or at least I hope so???

I noticed when I was looking the other day for some new make-up that there’s a whole new range out there that will make my skin like a new piece of wood or metal. The wording was great on the labels and never before did I realize that human skin had taken on the characteristics of metal or wood.

So, I guess now-a-days that without my primer as it’s called my skin won’t be able to retain the make-up on its surface. The thought of all those years that I have been walking around not knowing that I needed a primer for my skin could make me scream!!!!

I thought primer was used for other material and not for use on the skin or have those manufactures just re-colored the primer from the DIY store and put it in little make-up tubes to sell it to unsuspecting females…… All I can say here is – Not me, I’m not putting any primer on my face no matter what the packaging looks like.

Or there was the maintenance cream ….. Please tell me what the heck is that supposed to do??????

Isn’t the word maintenance also to do with machinery ???? Guys, I need your help here…..HELP

With my maintenance cream on my face and my primer smeared on top then I guess I am ready for any stressful situation that involves some sort of machinery or wood, or metal. But another thought just popped into my mind. I bet those creams are made for gals who are mechanics or craftsperson’s, so the cream that they put on their faces gives them a special feeling associated with their work… Sounds good or not???

Not to forget the high-tech creams too. Those are for gals in the computer branch –I guess. But then again those cream manufactures seem to be forgetting a couple of other professions where gals may wear make-up too.

Otherwise, I cannot think of one good reason for such names for cosmetics for women, though the products are probably made by guys and they just weren’t thinking when they thought of names for the products. And thier thoughts may have been on building themselves a garden shed where they could meet-up for a beer after work. So that’s where all the names came from… good theory, if you ask me. Ok, I know you didn’t!

I have to be honest here and say I will not be putting any primer or maintenance cream, or high-tech cream on my face.
I like the normal names because I am a gal who likes gal stuff and not all those other nonsense names given to a product that promise me the world and at the end of the day it’s a plain old moisturizer in disguise.

Perfect Day Today?

The perfect day has finally arrived and we can now all enjoy it if you have enough time and don’t work otherwise I don’t think the perfect day would work??? Or am I missing something here….

In the perfect day you only have about 36 minutes for work, so how do I manage a perfect day when I have to work 8-10 hours a day???………The answer is easy; fit this into your day and you will have a perfect day.

So my perfect day in a week would be as follows:

Ok, forget taking a shower and getting dressed after I get-up because that just doesn’t seem to fit into the plan for a perfect day, so I’ll go to work in my pj’s( I guess). Note: the scientist seemed to forget that people normally get cleaned up before they leave the house… Where were their brains???? That question you can answer yourself. Thank you

Well, I do have time for breakfast, say about 15 minutes and then I’m out of here and on my way to work. Another problem there is only 33 minutes a day allotted to commuting. Now what???? I feel my day may not be sooooo perfect now! But I am sure if I leave out something else I will be able to have a perfect day. But all the other stuff in a perfect day is fun too…. I want a perfect day!!!!

Finally at work now I have 48 minutes for my computer, so I’ll have to stretch this out over the day otherwise I may not look busy. So, I think I will make a couple of calls to my friends and so that gives me about 58 minutes divided by 3 and so each for my friends get 19.33 minutes of my time. I better set the timer so I don’t go over 19.33 minutes. I hope my friends won’t get upset??? But then again they want to have a perfect day too….

Now that I have called all my friends I have 78 minutes to relax and think about what I can do the rest of my perfect day. But the sad part now is none of my friends have time to meet-up this afternoon because we could spend a whole 82 minutes together on a normal perfect day. Where’s my perfect day?????????

But I could have a little nap at my desk- I have 46 minutes to shut my eyes. Though with this perfect day I still haven’t done any work and when the boss comes into my office then it will definitely NOT BE A PERFECT DAY!!!

I still haven’t had a perfect day at work, but instead I have gotten some strange looks and asked by my colleagues at work “Why am I still in my pj’s” – I said today is a perfect day and there is no time for getting dressed in a perfect day. I am not sure if my answer satisfied them or they just thought that I had gone bonkers. I would tend to think the latter that I had gone bonkers!

Ah, forget work I’ll just go home and maybe go shopping there I have 58 minutes.. I better be quick or else I won’t be able to fit all my shopping into my perfect day. I am starting to feel tired again but since I used up my nap time earlier I have no more time for relaxing…..I’m starting to feel stressed out… what should I dooooo????

I’ll just go home and putter around the house for 47 minutes and then watch some TV until my guy comes home and then I have 50 minutes to whip us up a great meal. I hope I can manage that job??? Great thing about a perfect day there is no time left for arguing about something. Now that does make for a perfect day.

The highlight of a perfect day is that you have 106 minutes for you partner. Now that’s something or??? What you do in that time is up to you. I know what I would do and timing is of the essences. Don’t want to ruin a perfect day… eh??????

Enjoy your perfect day where ever you are in the world and don’t forget to keep an eye on the clock or else you won’t have that perfect day…. Enjoy yourself!!

Warm Weather and Winter Fashion

Well, summer is here and we can enjoy warm days on the beach and sit back and relax. So one thinks! Retailers have other thoughts in their minds like –WINTER

There I was the other day strolling down the street only to see in a store window winter apparel, by this I mean winter coats, sweaters and the lot. Whatever happened too cold weather fashions being sold when the weather starts to get cold? Do retailers know what the real calendar seasons are or do they have any idea about what sort of weather is outside? I doubt it

Now-a-days it seems that every season starts months before in stores and when the calendar season is there then you can forget about buying the seasons fashions because it is sold out.
I am not going to look for a winter coat when I could be enjoying the warm weather outside. Plus the thought alone makes me shiver…. I see snowflakes before my eyes and the sun is shining. Where’s my good weather app?

And to top it off, if I buy a winter coat now it may be out of fashion by the time the cold weather starts, so then I need to buy a new one to keep-up with the fashion trends. Though I will admit I am not always a “must have” person but more of “what I like” and not main stream.

The troubles of women’s fashion!!!

Ok, there’s a positive side to all this. All the summer apparel is on sale and if you are lucky- I stress LUCKY you may find some great bargains!! My life is saved… As a gal who loves to shop I wonder the stores in search of the perfect summer outfit and have you ever noticed that -> off to the sales you go with a fist full of cash and with the hope of finding that top, dress or pair of shoes that you wanted and you enter the store and maneuver your way through the crowds only to be disappointed by the fact that all those great bargains are not in your size.

The frustration of sales!!

But luck was on my side and I actually bought 1 item that I was looking for and saved a fortune. I love sales!!

A small request to all retailers… Please wait for fall for the winter fashions and not put it in the store window when it’s 80°F outside, because no one in their right mind will buy a winter coat to wear to the beach in the summer. Or am I mistaken????

Lets spend money

Spending money is something that we all love to do and the amount we spend naturally depends on how much we have to spend.

On Saturday a friend of mine gave me a section out of a newspaper showing me how I can get rid of my cash faster then I earn it.

Do I want to buy what they suggest? Maybe-> maybe not

But most things they showed costs a bit more than my change purse holds, so I can be content to look at the pictures and think about whether or not I would buy the stuff. Though I will admit 99.9% of the stuff I wouldn’t buy even if I could afford to buy it and the people in the ads look boring too.

I think I will list them so you can get a better overview and decide for yourself if you want to buy something like that.

1.A car made out of aluminum -> great if you are too lazy to wash it and you never need to worry about rust. Drawback is that only 2 people can sit in it, so no driving around with friends.

2. Handbags -> yes, I have that disease but I draw the limit when they cost more than what I earn in a year.

3.Cell phone with diamonds -> what happens when the phone wears out? Do I get my money back and can keep the diamonds?

4.A pen with diamonds in it -> wow, I need this and where do I use it? only at home because I am afraid someone may steal it from me.

Now there’s the fashion “must haves” and they are definitely things that I would not wear to work, or to meet-up with friends or for a night on the town.

But how would they look on me? I am not really too tall, I’ve got big feet and not as thin as a tooth pick. Plus if I showed up with any one of those outfits on everyone would think that I flipped.

Just imagine -> me out of shape in one of those super mini dresses plateau sandals, a bright colored handbag and lots of make-up.

I would scare my guy away and then all my money wouldn’t be well spent like the magazine suggests.
But maybe if I was driving the car he would overlook how I look and say “ok, I’ll go out with you because you have a cool car.”

Though that wouldn’t help either cause he is only after my car and not seeing my real beauty, and this would get me into a mood of saying: forget all that stuff and enjoy life as it is because reality is better than all that superficial crap.

I think I’ll stick to how things are and not steer towards all that stuff in the magazine because somehow I don’t think any of it would make me a happier or better person. The only thing it would do is make me more broke and then no money for coffee with my friends so that we can sit there and dream about all that stuff that none of us would ever buy.

Enjoy your dreams but don’t let them ruin your bank account.

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!

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.