A Word of Advice to the Boys

Men are always complaining about “not understanding” women.  Hell, I hardly understand them, that’s why most of my friends are guys!  But I have two really big pet peeves when it comes to guys, and both deal with communication and honesty.

So boys, listen up:

1) If you are dating a girl and after a few dates or whatever, you are not feeling it, then politely tell her so.  Don’t just fall off the face of the earth (something my best friend has termed as “skytracking”).  It’s sounds cliche (“It’s not you, it’s me”) but if you don’t tell her she will automatically assume that it’s her.  Girls are just dumb that way.  If you’re too chicken shit to tell her in person or call her, at least send it to her in a text or email.

2)Don’t pull the other cliche “I hope we can still be friends”.  It might seem to ease the pain at the time, but usually causes more pain over the long run.  It’s not to say that you can’t be friends, I have dated some of my best friends.  But if you have no intention of actually being a friend to her (even if all it means is shooting her a message to check in once in a while, or commenting on her Facebook wall or post) then don’t say you want to still be friends.  Better to politely tell her you’re not feeling it and THEN fall off the face of the earth.  Unless she’s a crazy stalker chick, then I don’t know what to tell you except “B**ches be crazy, yo!”

Rosh Chodesh/ L’Shana Tovah!

I actually got this little tidbit from a facebook post by a film company (Nationlight Productions).

The hebrew word “shana”/year is related to “shoneh”/repeat, as well as “sheina”/sleep. This teaches that the repetitiveness of the years renders us unconscious to the miraculous nature of our lives. The relationship of the words “chodesh”/month and “chadash”/new teaches us that each new moon is an opportunity to awaken and realize there is constant renewal and miracles all around. Yesterday was the new moon [and year].

I’ve studied a lot of languages and always loved the way words are interconnected.  I thought this is a great positive little message to remind us to, essentially, count our blessings, even when things seem like they can’t get much worse (I have also learned that they always can!)

Unoriginal Name

Apparently my blog does not have the most original name….

There’s another blog with said name… here

There’s a photo studio with said name… here

And a page with a nice quote from Grumpy Old Menhere

As a matter of fact, my blog does not even show up in the first 15 pages (I stopped looking after that) if you google “Life Happens”.  How sad for me:(  Perhaps I need a more original title. Any suggestions? Feel free to comment!

Life is an Adventure

Here is what I reallized this week: Life is an adventure!  My last post was all about remembering some of my best memories that I could think of.  What about the ones that didn’t turn out as planned?  What about the not so goo things that turned into great things, or at the very least a funny story?

For instance, one of my memories was my surprise party- but originally I was depressed because no one could come to the party I was trying so hard to plan for myself.

Or there’s the adventure that made me realize this in the first place.  The other night, I got off work and was ready to go out when I couldn’t find my phone.  I couldn’t find it anywhere in work, so I went to search my car one more time.  Upon doing so, I locked my keys, and all my money, cards, etc.  in my car.  And all of this was without anything to drink!  So I went back inside and everyone I work with was surprised how calm I was.  What was I supposed to do? I’ve locked my keys in the car plenty of times before, I know I can get them out.  My phone was a little more worrisome, but I have insurance on it, thankfully.  My boss even offered to buy me a beer while I hung out and waited for my coworkers to get done.  I took him up on the offer of course (I never pass on free beer!).  I helped my coworkers close up so they could come help me with my car.  We were trying to break-in with my antenna and an ice cream scoop.  The other two guys decided to run to the store and buy a six-pack, we could have a little party in the parking lot!  When they came back they informed us they had found a cop with a slim jim who would be by to help shortly.  Meanwhile, we continued our method and drank some beers.  The cops came out and were very nice.  I’ve asked other cops to help me when I locked my keys in my car and they said they were not allowed to unless a pet or child was inside.  By the time they got there, my 3 coworkers, my manager, and 4 or 5 of the cooks were there watching, some helping.  I felt so special!

And while it sucks not having a phone for a few days,  now I have a funny story to tell people!

And the moral of that story is: You can turn even some of the crappiest moments of life into a party.  And I’m glad to have such nice coworkers and city police.

Wisdom From the Back of a Tea Box

While I was waiting for the water to boil for my tea, I took the time to read the back of the box and found some really good advice there.  So I thought I’d share with y’all.

 

First, “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” ~Mark Twain

 

Ways to Add Joy to Your Daily Life:

1. Pay as much attention to the things that are working positively in your life as you do to those that are giving you trouble.

2. Rake a big pile of leaves every fall and jump in it with someone you love.

3.  Memorize your favorite love poem.

4. Learn three knock-knock jokes so you will always be ready to entertain children.

5. Don’t let weeds grow around your dreams.

6. Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.

7. Regardless of the situation, react with class.

8. Let some things remain mysterious.

 

I thought these were some really good, really simple ways to be happy no matter what life throws at you.  Now who wants to jump in some leaves with me?!? 🙂

All In The Family

So I have to say- I love my family.  I never realized just how awesome my family is until my sister’s wedding.  Not only did my mom’s side and my dad’s side come together, but I realized just how much everyone has to offer.  Whether it was doing hair or nails or makeup, or cooking or mixing drinks, or babysitting, or decorating, or taking pictures, or opening champagne, or giving advice on life, finances, and religion- everyone helped in some way or another.  Seriously, my family could start their own town! Okay, maybe not a town, but definitely a comprehensive wedding services package!  Or, a quick and cheap remodel service- got $3500 and 3 days?- you’ve got a new kitchen! O, I love my family!

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