Beany Bye-Bye

Not long ago when two people wanted to part and go their own way;you actually spoke to each other and said that “the relationship” is over…… a situation that requires tackt and nerves to say that….

Then along came the good’old text messaging and so only with a few words and not having to look the other person in the eyes…. Write the text and press “send” and the relationship is/has ended and then a quick login on a social network and the person changes their status to “single” again and now the world knows , with just a quick click you are alone again….

How easy it is to say “good-bye” and I don’t want to be with you anymore….. How impersonal electronic devices and the Internet make the world!

But now there is this so called “bean plant” that can do the job for you as I recently read. Just put the seed in the soil and follow the instructions and then in about 5 days you have a plant and on a leaf is written” It’s over” …. I see this as even worse than a text message, because a text message you get right away and with the seed thing you have to wait. This may make the person think that they are loved and not being dumped, or maybe it’s Good, because in the germination period you may decide to get back together again and dispose of the plant before you can see its leafs….. The wonders of nature!

I wonder if the folks who thought this bean thing up was having relationship problems and didn’t know how to say “good-bye”…… The never ending ways of breaking-up

If anyone out there has tried this method of breaking-up….. We all would be very grateful if you would let us all know how the person who received the ” break-up bean” reacted? 

Life can be painful at times but greenery still has its moments! 

Multi-tasking and My Attention

What I just read seemed to pop my bubble of how I thought us gals were great at multi-tasking, but NOOOOO, guys are supposedly better at least according to some study. I think they forgot to ask me and a couple of other gals about this topic of “Multi-tasking” to hear what we have to say about guys being great at it.

Okay, guys please don’t get me wrong here, but I really don’t see many guys doing more than one thing at a time, and this defiantly holds true when something has to be done…. No multi-tasking…. Just “I’ll do it when I have time”….. When that time is or will be is another question, but not now, later.

Plus, what is “multi-tasking”… drinking a beer and watching a soccer game or football game on TV all at the same time??? A challenging thought…. But no, it has to be more like drinking a coffee in the morning and reading the newspaper at the same time, or monkying around with your Smartphone and texting at the same time while sitting on the sofa and pretending to hear what I have to say. I am sure the list could be endless…. And some guys and gals can relate to this here.

As a gal my “multi-tasking” tasks are endless… Make breakfast, clean-up cook dinner set the table, go to work… talk on the phone , write an email, and the list goes on… I seem to be always doing two tasks at once, and it’s endless… but I’m not good at “multi-tasking” according to the study because I am a gal…..

I feel somewhat heartbroken with that thought, because I wanted to win the “Multi-Tasking gal of the year award 2015”, so that I could proudly display the award, and when you would walk into my home there on the wall…on display my “ Multi-tasking” award, but NO, so now what???
I’m doomed because of some article…. No, cool award on my wall this year!!!

But that isn’t the only thing going on… My attention span has been compared to a gold-fish… Now that just takes the cake!!! Okay, no cake on offer but still, I think I have a good attention span and can hold out a bit longer than a gold-fish.

But then again, I haven’t been hanging around any gold-fish lately, and to be honest; I’m not friends with any either…. What I don’t understand is; how can you ask a gold-fish if it is interested in something, and I am sure my interests are not the same as a fishes interests are….. Or am I over looking something???? Though it could be with the “multi-tasking” that a gold-fish is good at it and they meant that “guy” gold-fish are good “multi-taskers” . Now I’m curious?????

I need to get in contact with those “multi-tasking” guys and ask them about this whole thing… I can see it now “Gold fish are multi-tasking experts and have short attention spans” and this we know because we did an exclusive interview with Mr. Gold fish; the top ranking gold-fish in his tank! … That would be a real page turner!!!

So, if you own a gold-fish… Watch out and keep an eye on the “Multi-tasker(s)” in your home too!

Women’s Pages

Now gals don’t misunderstand me here, but I was just reading the women’s pages on some online newspapers… Okay, I know you are thinking doesn’t she have anything better to do with her time? The thing is I admit reading those pages while other say …. “Me, I never read that stuff”……

I am always amazed at what I can learn from those pages here are some examples:

1. Getting older changes how you look and feel ….. WOW, I never knew that and that your make-up sinks into your wrinkles…. OMG… Scream out loud!!!!

2. Train my brain not to eat food that is bad for me….. WELL, I’ll just have to have a serious word with my brain later on today before I open the fridge door!!

3. A wooden bottle that I can pour my cheap wine into and should make it taste better…. What do I do if guests are coming around and they see that I use this wooden bottle thing…. They are going to think that I am a real tight wad and probably not drink all that so called great tasting cheap wine…… good money down the drain

4. Names of kids have effects on their careers later on in life….. I bet my mom never even thought about it back then and how many other people are walking around out there too without their parents thinking in advance about what their child’s career should be when they grow up??? I will have to take a closer look at my name and see how much it actually affected my career …. I need facts!!!

5. Knowing about wine in four hours… probably by then I will be drunk from all the wine I drank before so in the end everything tastes good PROST!!!

6. Beauty secrets that will keep me looking younger….. I know now that I will be looking good in no time!!!

7. Last but not least… cook something to eat. Recipes to make your mouth water! I love that first I need to watch my weight take care of my brain; I’m getting older and have the wrong name. Drink cheap wine out of a wooden bottle and maybe get drunk by learning all about wine but I know after all that excitement I need some beauty tips to make me look great again before I start to cook all those great recipes at the bottom of the page!!

Isn’t it just great gals knowing that all this important information is out there to better our lives!! Enjoy it

Hot Coals …. BBQing

Well it is that time of year again when everyone seems to be getting out their BBQ’s and getting them ready for the official BBQ season….. Whenever that is; I really don’t know but it seems to be in the air.

It seems like a ritual for so many guys to get the BBQ out and set it-up.. what there is to set-up really doesn’t take longer than 30 minutes but the ritual itself must be observed and so with the whole to do it will take guys a couple of hours before the whole process is finished.
This I mean firstly, by finding the BBQ… it could bite you because it is right in front of you in the garage, but it still has to be found. Then there is the bringing it outside to clean it up again, even though this was done in the fall before it was put away…. It’s dirty again for sure, because maybe at Christmas time when Santa stopped by he was hungry and lit-up the BBQ for a quick steak before he made his way to the next house….. One has to be careful.

Now the orders have to be given to the female members of the household who are in charge of the buying of the food and preparing the salads and what not that is together with this BBQ event. Really one does not just BBQ there is a science in it even if one doesn’t want to admit it.

Have you ever seen a group of gals standing alone around a BBQ and the guys just relaxing doing nothing and hoping that the gals will grill the steaks right???? I never have and believe me I have been BBQing for years and in many countries and nowhere have I ever seen gals in charge of the BBQ….

It is sort of like a guy thing I would say… Bringing guys back to the beginning of time when everything was cooked over an open fire and they all stood there and exchanged their stories of adventure knowing that here standing by the BBQ is where the roots of civilization began… Now you know!!!

The gals nowadays drive to the grocery store and forage the aisles for the food needed that will be placed on the grill.. Not exactly an easy task either and steer the shopping trolley through the maze to find the right ingredients and then aim for the beverage section in the hopes of finding the right beverages for that meal…. It all sounds so easy but in reality there are hours of work involved in the short time where the guy(s) stand beside the BBQ and cook the food and take credit for the whole logistics of the evening….

Without the back-office of the BBQ event there would be no BBQing. This section seems to be overlooked sometimes and should not be forgotten about and so I think a big thank you should be said to all those who have spent hours preparing for their BBQ and no one said “Wow, you prepared this all by yourself.” And when I think about the hours my mom spent preparing for those couple of hours of BBQing and especially in the 60’s & 70’s with some of those exotic recipes that were abound was unbelievable…

Here is a little taste of what was popular back then.. I have an old cookbook from my mom with those great favorites of the day:

Hawaiian salad, Old-Fashioned jellied Coleslaw, Good Potato salad ( I never knew there was a bad one), Cottage Cheese Jelly Salad ,and the all time favorite.. Macaroni Salad.

Those are just to name a few and every salad somehow had Jello in it or some other sweet ingredient that was indescribable and we ate it with joy because there was no use complaining anyway!! Mom’s word was the last word when it came to eating what was put in front of you on the picnic table… Dad was the guy in charge of the BBQ and those roles were very distinct and not only in our house it was like that wherever you went.

People say times are changing but one ritual seems to have stayed the same throughout the years and that is BBQing.

But before I end this little post I would like to share with all of you an interesting somewhat unusual recipe from back then from some magazine clipping that was in the cookbook.

Favorite Salad (the name is interesting – I wonder who’s favorite it was??)

1-#2 can applesauce
1-7oz bottle 7-up
1-3 oz. pkg. lime gelatin
½ pt. whipping cream
1-3 oz. pkg. cream cheese
¼ lb. miniature marshmallows

Heat applesauce. Dissolve gelatin in sauce. Cool. Add 7-up. Stir well. Put into mold. Chill until set. Put cheese and marshmallows into bowl. Pour cream over marshmallows and cream cheese. Let stand in refrigerator overnight. Next day, beat cream mixture until thick and creamy. Spread over first layer.

Now that is what I call a salad!!! If anyone does make it, please by all means let me know how it tastes!!

Enjoy BBQing no matter who is cooking the food and maybe try one of those great recipes from back then to bring a bit of change into your salads being served and impress your friends at the same time too…

A Date…. Don’t be Late!!

Since dating just doesn’t take place like it used to years ago where you actually left your house and went somewhere in the hopes of meeting someone that could be just what you’re looking for and give that person your phone number and hope that they call… Not anymore as I was informed just recently… Life is online and that’s where all the great guys are to be found. That was actually something that I never knew before!!! OMG

But how you go about it is even more fascinating, because there are soooo many things that you need to think about and how to write all that online and so forth is just astounding! But at least I know now what to do if I ever go online to look for Mr. Right. Ok, if I follow the things below I hope that I wouldn’t scare off all those great guys out there, but then again honesty is the best policy… Isn’t it????

I have to make a” wish list”: Ok, I am looking for a guy my age and now what????? Oh, I forgot.. I need a questionnaire for all those great guys to fill-out or otherwise they won’t be put on my “wish list”… Guys have your pens ready!!!

The “score card”: A must after all those guys answered the questionnaire and now I have to rate them … Compared to what… No info available for comparison. Need to do extensive research before the “score card” can be implemented.

Now I need to go “Online”: I didn’t know that you had to go “Online” to participate in “Online” dating… How stupid of me!! I would have never guessed that in a million years… Thanks for the tip!

Oh, go “Shopping”: Now, is that for the guys or is that what I have to do before my first date to make sure I look my best… This here seems to be going to my head… I know I look good, so I guess the shopping has to do with the guys or am I missing something?????

My “profile”: it shouldn’t be toooooo long. I was thinking a short expose of say about 10 pages to cover all the pertinent facts about myself and if you manage through that then maybe you will say…. OMG, now that’s some chick.. Isn’t it???? Good or bad I’m am not too judge here it’s up to all those great guy readers!

Make you “curious”: Now that is easy because in my expose it is full of BS anyway and so you guys are curious about what sort of chick is that… Life couldn’t be simpler

Problem –“Don’t be Funny”: Now my life has just ended when I can’t be funny and laugh. Does this mean that I can’t write any funny jokes or have a bit of humor??? Now my life will be boring, because there is no fun in writing anymore and what guy wants a chick without humor???? Ok, maybe there are a few of you out there.

I have to be “selective”: Doesn’t that go along with my wish list or is that for after I filter out all the great guys that have said that they want to meet me?? And if I am to selective then there won’t be any guys because my Mr. Right is in my dreams and not online…. This sounds complicated to me!

Write using “optimistic language”: Sounds too easy to be true… Where do I start with my cheery, happy easy going, positive personality…. Is that optimistic enough??

The last but most important “ marketing yourself”: I guess that is like sort of advertising saying that I am the best chick in the universe or I should write some other nonsense about myself as if I am some sort of item on sale that comes with a 4 year guarantee against rust or what??? But yes, marketing is probably very important and seriousness should not be forgotten either here. Though I don’t see myself as an object to market… I am just a great person with an over inflated ego.. Now that is marketing!!!

So, should you decide to dabble in “online dating” do take into consideration all those important facts before you jump into the online pond of dating!!!

Gotta Go!!!!

This time I am really speechless as to what is not on offer throughout the world, but then again I am just way behind the times!!! That’s life, I guess……

Now here it is… register your toilet at home online so for the folks who “have to” know where they can go. I am not too sure about this, because do I want strangers popping by saying “Hey, I need to go.” And what happens if I need to go then too and only have one bathroom.. Paying guest first and I have to hold it until they are finished or how does it work????

Or you live in a high-rise apartment building and the neighbors get wind of the fact that you let strangers use your toilet at your place, and how life is and people by instinct are nosy…. there you go half of the building has signed up to say they “gotta go” and you’ve got a line-up outside your door and down the hall and maybe to another floor, because so many people in the building what to see how you live and what your bathroom looks like. Plus, you have to greet each person show them were the toilet is located check to see if you have enough toilet paper or you tell everyone to bring their own toilet paper( money saving tricks) and if you don’t charge a users fee your water bill could skyrocket from all those flushes…

And how long are the people allowed to stay in there??? Need an egg timer, so once you’re over the allotted 5 minutes then a parking meter starts metering the length of time you are sitting on the toilet… I mean really now… I see this as a money making adventure where I can turn my boring bathroom into a cash earning room without investing a major amount of money…

Ok, so someone pops by and says they “ gotta go” … First question to ask: Do you have your toilet paper with you? If they say no then I could offer a couple of sheets for a reasonable fee of let’s say $ 10.00 and show them where the bathroom is located..
I would make sure the user paid a deposit first before entering my bathroom … Cash then go… No cash no go!! Simple as that and send them on their merry way.

What could be stressful for me is that because it probably some App, that means I need my cell phone on 24/7 and if someone decides they have to go at let’s say at 2:00am in the morning when I am asleep…. Sorry, I am not getting up for you!

Again you have someone new in your neighborhood and they have registered with this set-up… well than there is nothing easier then popping by to use the toilet to get to know them!

But I do see a couple of problems that could happen if you are not on your toes… Your toilet is in the same room as the shower & sink… Now, what do you do if the person in there thinks “Ah, I need a shower”, and then takes a shower… Of course they have brought their own soap and towel with them. Maybe turn off the water in the shower before letting strangers use your toilet or what???

I feel this whole concept hasn’t been really thought out and I personally will not be taking part in this whole toilet stuff!

But whatever you decide… Have fun at it!

The Importance of a Woman’s Brain

Gal’s brains too are full of great things as I learned from this past weekend’s newspaper too… Now I can honestly say that I can finally understand myself after all these years… Ok, it’s taken awhile but I know now!!!

It is said that gal’s brains are divided into sections too, so that we have at least something in common with guy’s brains… what a small world it seems to be!!!

Diet section: I’ve been watching my weight for years, but I can always find something new to think about when it comes to dieting like: no candy bars for the next 2 days.. And now I already feel better with this thought because it is part of my diet.

Hair section: A nightmare when your hair doesn’t look good and I have a bad hair day…. No more thoughts today except my hair … OMG!!!!!

What to wear section: Oh, that takes up a major section of my brain and when I open my closet door and stand there I have make that all decisive decision “ what do I wear today?” – You can sort of compare this to a multi-million dollar decision as to how to run a company… But running a company could be easier!!!

Shoe section: Key section and equal to the “what to wear section”…. I love my shoes so much that my brain cells are shaped like shoes… to keep my thoughts focused.

Spending money section: Stores here I come!! But this section of the brain is connected to your wallet, so how much you spend depends on how much money is in your wallet… but a degree of happiness is always there.

Speaking section: Now, I would rate this as the utmost important section of a gal’s brain because many of us gal’s love to talk and I can only speak for myself… I could talk for hours and never run out of things to say!

So, gal’s when you put all those great sections of your brain together we have great thoughts, and talking about that… Have a happy time thinking about whatever it may be!

I Have To Ask My Bra Today…..

The world is changing and isn’t as I imagined it might be and now there’s some mention of a bra that sends signals to prevent me from eating chocolate or other such great stuff when I am feeling a tad stressed…. Where’s all the fun in life going …. Cheers!!

I do not what to wear a bra with some electronic equipment built into it and it senses that “oh dear… my wearer seems to be getting in a tizzy.” Now bra send a signal to the wearer warning her that she should under no circumstances get the idea to eat chocolate or junk food…. Party pooper!!

What do I do now?? I can’t let my bra get the best of me and control my life. I am in charge here and not my bra!! Plus what would happen if I ignored those signals and went to the store and bought myself 2 candy bars and ate them both…. Anyone know the answer? I sure don’t!! But I would feel better after eating the chocolate and who cares what my bra thinks!!

I am sure there is some scientific nonsense behind the system but I wonder how do you wash such bras in the washing machine and are the bras nice looking or are they so ugly looking that if you were seen in your bra the guy looking at you would get a heart attack because the bra is so ugly.. Or what sort of signal does the bra send off when you’re feeling in the mood?? Will the bra blow a fuse and short circuit? I don’t want to get electrocuted by my own bra just because I am in the mood… The dangers of wearing a bra seem to be lurking everywhere!

A further thought about these bras is are they guaranteed, because I am sure they would cost more than $10.00 and I wouldn’t want to buy one and after a short time the electronic system breaks down… Then what?? How will I know when I need my chocolate bar, because the signal isn’t being sent from my bra? Plus how heavy are those bras and are they figure shaped and not with ugly bulges appearing where they shouldn’t be.

There I am out with friends and we are sitting in a bar and a guy comes over and says to me.. “Ah I can see you are wearing one of those sensor bras, because of the way you look there”. Now what would my bra tell me… Punch the guy or remain cool??? Could the bra answer that question based on its sensors??? I want facts here no BS

A really scary thought is what happens if the batteries are running low and you can’t recharge them or are there bra recharger stations in the ladies rooms that you can use to recharge your bra for only $1.50 a minute…. I feel saved now; I wouldn’t want to be out and about and then be told by the sensors in my bra that the batteries are losing their charge… I could scream!!!

Though I will try to manage my life as I have been for the last….. years; just wearing normal bras without sensors and using my brain to tell me whether or not I should eat some chocolate or not.

Gals enjoy your life & chocolate bar(s) because we only live once!

Gray Hair .. then Tuning may help!

It is said that there could be a cure for guys getting gray hair…. Tell me where I can find it, because my guy is starting to get a couple of those gray hairs.

Now don’t misunderstand me here I am not the culprit who gave him those gray hairs.. OK I think he got them from just plain old getting up there in age, so too say “maturing”, because he doesn’t like to hear me say” he is getting old”… though then again I don’t like that sentence either and I bet there are some of you out there who think the same way I do too.

Sorry, got a bit off the tangent… Sounds so uppity using those words doesn’t it??

Gray hair or hairs – I can see it now and I have seen it too in some drug stores where guys are secretly scurrying down that aisle where those men’s hair products are sold that promise to bring back the guys hair color in only couple of days or weeks and of course would we gals notice that the guys hair was turning back to its original color before he started to go gray….NO WAY!! And if we did .. Now gals let’s be honest “Would you say anything to spoil the guys fun he is having dying his hair?” I bet not!

I’ve noticed my guy in the bathroom recently taking a closer look at his hair and at first I thought what is he doing there looking at his hair and then noticed that he was counting his gray hairs… The thought alone makes my hair gray, but thank goodness nature likes me, so I’m lucky soooooo far.

Do other guys look in the mirror to see if they are getting or have gray hairs??? Though this seems to be a hot topic because I see more and more commercials on TV for those products and the names alone sound like some motor oil for the car… a good one is: “Tuning for the hair”… How does that work??

Does the tuning take place at the garage which is really a guy’s hair salon, and when they say they are going to the garage they are indirectly saying they are going to have their hair “tuned”. This puts a whole new light on things and next time my guy says he is taking the car to the garage I should take a good look at him, so that when he returns back home I can see whether or not he has had his hair tuned.

Gals… take heed next time your guy says he is going to the garage for awhile… maybe take a picture of him before he goes there so you can compare it to how he looks when he comes back home to see if he has “tuned” his hair.

I guess guys see this as a real life threatening problem and can’t take it in stride like gals do. Gals either buy some product at the drug store or go to a salon and have someone dye their hair professionally; without making a fuss about things. I wonder when the day will come when my guy starts “tuning” his hair?

So for all those guys out there who are “tuning” their hair or are thinking about “tuning” their hair, remember one thing… everybody gets gray hair sooner or later whether we like it or not.

Menacing Menopause

It seems that recently where ever you turn you can read something about the menacing effects of menopause on women. It seems as if it is a disease and not something that happens to every woman on earth. Or is it that guys write those articles about gals going through the change of life??? Maybe they should be in our shoes and see how it really is and I am sure then they may understand us better….. Or at least I hope so.

Though when you list all the side effects; some I think have been with me for years even before that stage of life struck…. That I think my guy can confirm.

I’ll make a little humorous list here just in case everyone reading isn’t up-to-date on the symptoms:

1. Forgetfulness – What’s that??? I’ve had it for years and it has nothing to do with getting older !

2. Hot flashes – Please wear a sweater at our place in the winter, because I feel like it is about 80°F and my guy is sitting here reading the news paper and ice sickles are forming on his face.. Hot not at our place!

3. Mood swings – Me, never and why the h… are you looking at me like that? I’m always calm and cool no matter what!

4. Sudden tears – really great when something has gone wrong. Now I can cry automatically and everyone thinks – oh it’s just her age!!! The wonders of the body

5. Difficulty concentrating – great if you are in a boring meeting at work. No worries because you won’t remember what was said anyways!

6. Confusion – Where the heck am I? At home or at work? Help……

7. Headache- Not tonight dear.. I’m in that phase of life.

8. Weight gain- Ate tooooo much over Christmas , so what has that got to do with age????

So now all you gals out there know what to expect and guys you know what your gal may experience, so enjoy the change of life because it can be an adventure for everyone!