Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Amen to THAT

I found this article today on MSN talking about what men's bad habits say.  I ran across this particular one that left me saying "amen":

Twenty years ago I would have said this was not a big deal to me because frankly I have two arms and I am capable of opening my own door.  I actually was taken back a bit when I was in college and guys would hold the door open...not just for me, but any girl.  Not something I was used to guys my age doing before reaching college.  I thought it was nice.  And even in my early dating years, I thought it was nice when I guy opened the car door for me, but the practical me thought it was unnecessary.

Then I dated a guy that always opened the door for me.  And I got used to it.  And I liked and appreciated that about him.  But it wasn't until after that relationship ended and I started dating other guys that I realized that little action speaks volumes.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to get into a huff if a guy I'm dating doesn't open a door for me now and then, but when he rarely does or never does it speaks volumes.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Raspberry Beret

Today I'm standing in the UPS store waiting to ship a package when Prince's "Raspberry Beret" came on the radio.  It was all I could do to not laugh out loud and I'm sure the guy helping me had to be wondering why I had the weird smile on my face.

Here's the deal...when I was a kid and that song came out, my best friend told me "beret" was another word for "bra" (obviously she had it confused with "brassiere" but both of us were still too young to wear one, so we didn't know the difference).

So now when I hear "Raspberry Beret" I automatically picture a raspberry colored bra (which when you replace "bra" for "beret" in the song...kind of gives the song a whole new meaning).

Monday, January 17, 2011


Yeah, not posting much these days.  Not really anything post-worthy or postable going on.  The excitement lately has consisted of:

  • Going home for Christmas and only leaving my mom's house if I absolutely had to.
  • Replacing my mixer (which I do need to use the new one soon to make sure its working.  I just got cookied out over the holidays)
  • Got a steal on a dress coat I really wanted after Christmas.
  • Taking 3 days to put away my Christmas decorations (no I don't have that much stuff...I just wasn't in a boxing up mood).
  • After multiple people and tech support trying to help me, I FINALLY got my wireless network set up at home on my own (thank you saved me from paying Cisco $30 to trouble shoot the problem).
  • And I start school just praying I get to stay in school.  The financial aid office at UMass is stressing me out!

So that's it.  A new post.  And that's as good as it gets for now.