Valuable information for your every-day life.
ACCORDING TO ME:
**Even though I may not be able to feel my toes after over 24 hours, the shoes were worth it.
**Communication is the most important part of any relationship.
**Yellow is the best color ever.
**Everyone needs to travel abroad at least once. **And be sure to do it right. None of that just going for a few days. No, no. Got to stay for at least a week.
**If you’re going to do it, do it right.
**“Fashion has no gender.” (Kurt Hummel from “Glee”)
**Friends can kiss as long as they keep it casual as long as both parties aren’t in serious relationships. It’s just kissing.
**Same for sex.
**Being opinionated makes things interesting.
**Being yourself makes life easier. Except if you’re creepy. Then you may want to change that…
**Scented candles are the perfect housewarming gift.
**If you can have a favorite war, World War II would be mine.
**A life without music is a life wasted.
**Putting others first brings good karma.
**Always live by the golden rule.
**You can’t always follow the rules.
**The black censorship tape should be removed.
**If you can’t handle reality, then I suggest you become a hermit with a good cable plan.
**If you’ve lost your way, always ask for directions.
**Cupcakes are delicious.
**So are brownies.
**Coffee is the nectar of the gods.
**Religion is mythology.
**Adding color to your walls adds color to your life.
**Do what you do and get over it, because you’re going to have to do it anyway. So just do it.
**Always break boundaries.
**Wearing matching socks is bad luck
**Speaking of socks, wear neon ones. They're happy socks.
**Don’t let nay-sayers keep you from your dreams.
**If they’re bothering you, take them down.
**Take your lumps with grace and a smile on your face.
**Politeness is key.
**Spelle chek iz four loozers.
**Adding exclamation points to text makes it more fun! See?! FUN!
**Live life to the fullest.
And most importantly, LIVE TO BE AWESOME!!!
(See how fun that text was?)
Petition to change rating for "Bully" from R to PG13
So there’s this new documentary out called “Bully” which gives light to the very real and very serious problem of bullying in schools.
Here’s the problem: the movie isn’t going to be able to reach its targeted audience because it is rated R for mature language. Now I’m not saying that the problem is that the rating should be changed because I don’t agree with the rating system’s rules on obscene language; that’s not the issue. The issue is that R rated movies can’t be shown in schools — the VERY PLACE where this needs to be shown!
SIGN IT! It’s important!!!
This kinda (meaning RELALY) relates to my last post. Read and learn, children.
(S/N: No, I’m not condoning casual sex, especially to replace romantic love. So if you’re gonna do it, be safe. But it’d prob be better if you just kinda…you know…laid off…pun intended…)
Circle Circle, Dot Dot…
…Better get that cootie shot!
People of the dating world…
Let’s talk about boys. Particularly the ones who suck.
“But all boys suck.”
No, no they do not. Just
a lot some of them.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had one of my girl-type friends crying all over the place at me about some boy who she thought was Mr. Right and they were going to last forever and ever but he broke her heart stupidly and they broke up. I cannot tell you how many more times I’ve had one of my girl-type friends crying all over the place at me about how this one boy won’t call her back or doesn’t like her back or doesn’t know she exists etc. etc. etc…
I can’t tell you how many more times I’ve been in those situations myself crying all over the place at my girl-type friends looking for some console to my lovesick blues.
Do you know the cause for all this? Do you?
I don’t think you do.
So I will tell you.
It’s because these male-type people that we’ve been crying over are BOYS. They’re stupid, immature, dumb BOYS!
Sorry people, it’s the sad truth.
BOYS have cooties, and generally don’t quite know how to deal with most situations that don’t deal exclusively with eating, sleeping, using the toilet, toilet humor, video games (in Girls’ eyes, this is comparable to “sucking”). Real live girls are terrifying to most of them and they can’t quite wrap their simple minds around that whole talking to girls like normal people concept. It’s quite tough for them! Some I bet would rather take on a pack of hungry lions than try to express themselves to a girl, particularly one they find…err…interesting.
But that’s just boys! A lot of times they’re completely oblivious to girls in the first place!
But girls, trust me you don’t want a boy.
You’ve gotta hold out for a MAN!
MEN are fabulous. They’re the ones who have kinda sorta discovered who they really are and are totally comfortable in their own skin. If they see something (or, rather, someone, *winkwink*) they want, they will go way out of their way to try and get it. Men think about more than video games, where their next meal is coming from, and how great that dump felt this morning. Men have feasible, achievable goals that they are going to stick to. They have direction. They want commitment.
They are so totally great and know how to talk to a woman. =]
Notice how I said “woman.”
Ladies you’re not off the hook. If a man’s what you’re looking for, then you’ve gotta face facts and realize that you’re not as perfect as you think you are. In fact, you’re probably not attracting men because you’re still a GIRL!
GIRLS have cooties, too. They OBSESS over BOYS. In fact, in many cases their lives revolve around them. This leads to all the heartbreak that you have or will inevitably feel in middle and high school. While girls think that having a boy on their arm is everything, they completely overlook that more likely than not that boy is not the one you’re going to marry. And honestly, you don’t want to be Mrs. Boy. You want to be Mrs. MAN! However, men don’t want girls. They want women.
WOMEN are goal-oriented and driven. They have direction. They are strong and confident in themselves. They do not necessarily need a man, but may want one someday when they are ready and able to commit to and stay in a stable relationship with someone else. Men find these attributes quite attractive. Boys don’t quite understand how to deal with them. Strong women will attract strong men.
Two strong people in a healthy committed relationship is a beautiful thing. By being an attribute to each other, you will both become an attribute to the world. You can pass on your success to your children, and they will pass it on to theirs, and so on. More healthy relationships lead to stronger and more stable futures. It’s all about the bond that a Woman and a Man share and express through love and teamwork.
In one way or another we all have a little bit of Boy or a little bit of Girl left inside of us even after we’ve made the transition into manhood or womanhood. It’s really ok, I promise. It’s how we use the little bit of Girl or Boy inside us that matters and in some ways makes us all unique. It may even be the thing that draws your other half to you in the first place. But keep in mind that Boys and Girls do not mix well, and the unfortunate immaturity that they are both plagued with will not go away. I’m also not saying that you should change yourself in any way to get with the caliber of person you think you absolutely have to be with. Seriously, Boys and Girls, give it time. The maturity process is pretty hairy, but once you realize that you’re ready for commitment an a true loving relationship with another person it’s a truly beautiful feeling.
I know that many of you have heard the whole “Oh wait it out, it gets better,” schpeel, but coming from someone who just recently made that transition it’s not something you want to rob yourself of. It’s beautiful, and the feeling is amazing. Seriously, give yourself time. You need to find yourself first before anyone else can really find you.
Love to you all <3
hey, i have a question. that post down there. the one that's titled "Stomp Out Bullying". That's your personal story?
I'm kind of having a dilemma, and I don't really know where else to go. And I wanted the opinion of someone who has been personally bullied.
One of my good friends is being bullied. It's cyberbullying, which is illegal in the state where I live. I know for a fact that it's cyberbullying. He's really scared to ask for help or tell someone, other than his friends, which is totally understandable. His fear is stopping him from getting help. As far as I know he doesn't self harm or whatever. But the whole bullying thing is going way too far. They refuse to stop, and it keeps getting worse. I'm scared that my friend is going to become depressed or even suicidal.
My best friend and I, we want to do something about it. I asked my mom about it, and she said we should tell a police officer. (He is one of our other friends Dad, which is why she suggested that.)
What do you think we should do?
He won't get help, and I don't want to lose him.
Hey, letmeproveyouwrong! This is me answering you personally!
Yes, that is my personal story. And I’m so incredibly sorry that your friend is going through this. It is inexcusable and just plain sad that your friend is being victimized, and that the person or people bullying him has a self esteem so low that they’ve resulted to making other people feel bad about themselves in order to bring themselves up.
First of all, you need to understand that all bullies are cowards. My mom taught me this lesson, and the more I’ve thought about it the more I find it to be true. Think about it: instead of bashing your friend to his face they have to hide behind a website. It’s pathetic. If your friend stands his ground and does something about it, the bully won’t know what to do with themselves because now the issue’s being brought out of cyber world and into the real world. Your friend needs to understand that courage is the number one weapon he has against bullies.
Secondly, your friend has to understand that keeping a positive attitude about himself is key. Bullies can never see how much they’re hurting you. It only gives them power. People always told me to “kill them with kindness,” but I find that doesn’t always work. Instead, kill them with a sunny disposition. Sure, it’s ok to be upset in private, but your friend can’t let them see how much they’re holding him back. He needs to show them that it’s not affecting him and it never will. You don’t exactly have to verbalize this, but you DO have to make it known.
I would definitely suggest and urge your friend to confront the bullies, preferably through an adult or professional mediator. If you do decide to take this issue to the police, which I do think is a good idea since cyberbullying is illegal in your state and you’re at the point of being concerned for your friend’s physical and mental safety, be sure you have strong evidence, which should be easy since it’s all over the internet. However, if you should choose to go to the police, you need his consent. As much as I’d love to hear that you all did end up going to the police and “stomping” this out once and for all, it’s such a major step that he needs to (A.), know that legal measures are being taken and what that entails, and (B.) is ok with taking legal measures. I would even go to a school counselor or administrator. Mine helped me a lot by telling me that what was happening wasn’t my fault and by giving me validation that I was taking the right steps against them.
The biggest thing your friend needs right now is support from true friends, which he clearly has. He is very lucky to have a friend like you attempt to seek help, albiet from an anonymous-ish source (hey, it’s better than nothing). The thing that kept me going and kept me from going off the deep end was the support of my friends, however few I had at the time. My junior year of high school, I legitimately had less than 7 friends because of the strong influence of the bullies at my school. But at least I knew that they were true and that I would never lose them. It’s good to remember, especially in a situation like this, that QUALITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN QUANTITY. I cannot stress that enough (hence, the italics, capital letters, and boldface…but I wish I could do more…). The more TRUE friends he has sticking by his side, the softer the blows from the bullies become. True friends are another form of bully repellent. As long as you stand up for your friend whenever he’s dumped on and as long as you always have his back, AND as long as you make it clear to him and the rest of the world that he is loved, you can’t go wrong.
As a friend standing up to a bully, I must warn you. You MUST have an insane amount of courage. I’ll be blunt: it’s hard to be friends with someone being severely bullied because you run the risk of being bullied yourself. However, you can’t let that deter you. You MUST stand your ground and you CANNOT let them make you back down. Make it clear that you’re stronger than them by keeping positive, always sticking by your friend, and making them understand through your actions that you’re braver and more confident than them because you’re not afraid to be stand up for and be friends with your friend. Like I said: bullies are cowards. And one of the things they’re most afraid of is someone who’s strong enough to not be afraid of them.
I’d like to address your friend personally.
Dear friend of letmeproveyouwrong,
From the bottom of my heart, I am sorry that you are going though this. However, let me be the first to tell you that you don’t have to. You have every right to a happy, healthy life free of mocking and ridicule. Understand that you’re not alone. My entire life has been full of bullies. In fact, I’m going through another situation similar to the one I went though in high school. However, I’ve got good friends and a strong support system, which you obviously have, too. Even if it’s just one person that you have to hang onto, at least you have them. Also, I urge you to get the help of an adult of authority figure, even if it is the police. Since cyberbullying is illegal, you have EVERY RIGHT to begin taking legal action against the bullies. Just be sure you come prepared with evidence and mentally ready to talk about what they’ve put you through, which I know can be hard. However, from what I’ve just read from your friend, you’ve got the support system to back you up. Please don’t be afraid to go public or stand up to the bullies. The biggest mistake I’ve made was waiting too long to bring my situation into the light. DON’T BE LIKE ME. Tell someone and get help. It may seem like what you’re going through isn’t important enough for anyone to care about, or you don’t want the bullies to come after you harder. You just have to not care anymore, which is easier said than done. You really shouldn’t care about how badly they’re going to haggle you, or how badly you’re going to be teased. If you go about it the right way, you won’t even have to worry about that. Your feelings are valid and mean something, especially to letmeproveyouwrong (obviously). I am BEGGING you not to be afraid and to stand up for yourself. Bullies can’t stand it when their target becomes stronger than whatever they can dish out. I hope things get better for you, and urge you to contact me personally through Tumblr if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or if you just want someone to talk to.
Sorry for the lengthy response. But I really feel strongly about this issue and I really do want to take out all the bullies out there. My heart truly goes out to your friend, and I hope that this gets better with time. If he would like to contact me directly, you know where to find me. ;]
Stomp Out Bullying
“Being bullied has been the story of my life. I was put on heavy doses of steroids as a young child because I was very sick with chronic bronchitis and asthma. They made me gain a lot of weight and mature faster than all the other kids my age. I was called the “fat kid,” “weird,” and “creepy” because of how I looked, and it never stopped. I guess you could say I lost some of my childhood to constant bullying. The bullying never stopped. My Junior year of high school was made a living hell by one girl who turned all of my friends against me in my homeroom for no apparent reason. Even into my Senior year, after the instigator graduated, people were spreading rumors that I was a “bitch” and a “whore” who was mean and would talk about people behind their backs. Why would I do something like that if I knew firsthand how it made me feel? I graduated high school severely scarred from a lifetime of bullying, both cyber and non. I don’t want anyone to have to go through what I have been through my entire life. No one deserves this. This is one of the first steps that I’ve taken to healing from my experiences. I want everyone to know that you CAN make it through whatever you’re going through as long as you keep true to yourself and keep telling yourself that you’re stronger than the bullies are. You’re only being bullied because they aren’t strong enough to deal with their problems, or deal with your strength as a person. You are all beautiful people, inside and out, and I hope that together one day we can wipe out the ugliness that bullying is tainting our world with.”
The above personal account is mine, and doesn’t even BEGIN to describe my experiences with bullies.
I’ve decided the best way to heal from the wounds bullying has caused me is to go public and share my testimonial with whoever will listen. I have already shared it with a couple large influential groups in my community, and I encourage all of you to do the same. It takes a shitload of courage, but I have faith in all bullying victims that doing this PROVES that you are stronger than any bully.
So do me a solid and CHECK THIS WEBSITE OUT and find out why bullying and cyberbullying is such an issue today.
It’s not just in the movies.
It’s not just in the news.
Share your testimonial here: http://www.stompoutbullying.org/guestbook/gb/myguestbook.php
DO IT!!! EVERY DAY!!!
I mean, come on! Why wouldn’t you want to do this every day? It’s really not that hard. Just get that angry little man’s foot out of your ass and do something for someone else! Here are some ideas to help you:
- Tell someone you love them. (Someone you know, tho…Don’t be that creepy person telling strangers that you love them.)
- Give candy to a baby instead of taking it
- Plant a tree
- Plan an outing for your friends
- Don’t have any friends? Make some! (Now that that little man’s foot is out your ass, it should be a little easier for you!)
- Paint a pretty picture
- Paint an ugly picture! (It may be pretty to someone!)
- Volunteer at a charity
- Donate to a charity
- Get a job in public service
- Write someone a letter (Like a LETTER. With a pen/pencil and PAPER. None of this electronic crap. Go old fashioned. BONUS: Make your paper SCENTED! Cologne/Perfume/Eau de Toilette/Body Spray are great options)
- Listen to a friend in emotional distress
- Bake cookies!
- Hug someone (See “Tell someone you love them)
- Serenade someone
- Tell someone “Good job!”
- High five someone awesome
- BE AWESOME!
See? Most of these things take little to no effort. It’s pretty great!
I don’t understand why more people don’t…
Go follow this band. They’re freakin awesome. =]
LINKY LINKY LINK below.
Ok, let’s talk about this one…
And I’m so tired of having to deal with all of your mopey asses talking about how much your life sucks because of something such as, but not limited to:
- “My significant other left me.”
- “My pet died.”
- “I failed a test.”
- “I lost my job.”
- “I forgot to do something important.”
- “I gained 20 pounds over the holiday.”
- “I’m in love with someone that my parents hate.”
- “I hate my landlord.”
- “My favorite TV show got cancelled.”
- “He/She doesn’t love me anymore.”
- “He/She never loved me.”
- “My spouse/parent/other family member passed away.”
- “Amy Weinhouse hasn’t died yet.”
- ”I was just forced to watch the music video for Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ for the past 3 hours.”
- “The just cut off my water because I couldn’t pay my bills.”
- “My in-laws are coming to stay at my house while theirs gets tented for termites.”
“They cancelled Hannah Montanna.”
- My girlfriend just threw my Xbox out the window.”
- “I deviated from my Weight Watchers plan.”
The list goes on.
So, you have two options, as shown by the visual aide above.
Number One: You could become consumed by negativity.
For the love of Moses, please don’t do this. Not only does it increase your chances of suicide, but it makes life shit for the rest of us. Yes, we’re sorry that whatever’s weighing down on your life. However, don’t make life hell for the rest of us by drenching us with your rain cloud, too.
Negativity’s contagious, and don’t underestimate how quickly it spreads. It’ll spread quicker than the clap. And, like the clap, it can ruin lives. Including yours. (Excuse the PSA-sounding dialogue.) The last thing people want is to be attached at the hip to a friend/significant other/acquaintance/random person they’ve just met/soul mate/frenemy who’s come down with a case of the emotional clap. Not only will your night be ruined, but you’ll ruin their night, too! And then they’ll be sad. Which will (should) make you sadder. Because you don’t want to make any of those people sad (well, maybe that doesn’t ring true for the frenemy…). And now you’re stuck in this awkward situation. And everyone’s sad. And you don’t want to talk about it any more. Because that would be awkward. God, this sucks.
Every party has a pooper. Don’t let that pooper be you.
Number Two: You could embrace it.
The above picture’s kind of a fruity example of this with all this hippie-talk of “letting it pass through your consciousness” etc. However, once you get past all the fruity jibber-jabber, it rings true!
One technique that I’ve found works for me is thinking “It Could Be Worse.” Here are some examples:
- Your significant other (SO) just had sex with someone else.
It Could Be Worse: He/She was probably a slut. Therefore, he/she probably has a very contagious STD. Therefore, your SO now has an STD. You could not have found out, had sex with your SO and gotten that STD. Genital warts are not a myth. They are very real.
- Your inlaws are coming over for the holidays.
It Could Be Worse: They could be staying forever because their house just burned down in a forest fire and they can’t live with your siblings because you’re the “rich” members of the family, or your spouse’s siblings pawned them off on you.
- Your mom just died.
It Could Be Worse: She could still be alive and in pain.
She wasn’t in pain.
It Could Still Be Worse: You could be the dead one.
- They just cancelled your fave TV show.
It Could Be Worse: They could have not cancelled it and the story line could have gotten stale and the network would just keep running it despite its dismal ratings, not allowing a new show, a BETTER show, to take its place.
- He/She didn’t say “I love you” back.
It Could Be Worse: He/She could have said “I love you” back. Then you’d get engaged. And then you’d get married. But the honey moon phase wouldn’t last long. Before long, your SO would be nagging you about various chores including, but not limited to mowing the lawn, doing the dishes, cleaning up animal feces, vacuuming the carpet, washing the windows, power washing the driveway, and giving the car a tune up. Then you’d get all fat and gross. And you’ll also be broke because your kids will eat up all your money. End result: you’d be poor, fat, and sad.
- You gained 20 pounds on that cruise to Mexico you took.
It Could Be Worse: You could have gained 200 pounds on that cruise to Mexico you took. At least you were able to control yourself as much as you did with all that free food that’s available 24 hours a day. You should be proud of yourself.
- You just got stung by a bee.
It Could Be Worse: You could have gotten bitten by a poisonous snake.
- You have a cold.
It Could Be Worse: You could have herpes.
- You do have herpes.
It Could Be Worse: You could have tuberculosis and gangrene.
See? It could always be worse.
So quit bitching about your problems. You’re only creating problems for the rest of us. Instead smile, and the world will smile with you.
Shit That Girls Don’t Appreciate…Promise
As we all know, some guys, most guys, are really really stupid. If they’re not stupid…nah, let’s be real! That never happens.
So, since I’m big into philanthropy, I figured why not help them? I feel bad that they’re stupid. And, being a girl, I figured that this was a subject that I’m pretty efficient in…an expert, if you will!
So I present to you:
*drum roll, please…*
SHIT THAT GIRLS DON’T APPRECIATE…PROMISE
(Would I lie to you?)
(No, no I would not.)
Let’s begin, shall we?
- We’re Not Trying to Confuse You
Our number one goal is not to keep you in the dark to the ways of women. We don’t appreciate you going to all lengths to figure out what we’re thinking. Just be straight forward with us and ask us if you have a question about something we’ve said that seems mysterious. Don’t sit there and wonder - you’re going to drive yourself insane, nit-picking everything she’s said, coming to crazy conclusions that will make sense to you and all others of the male species, because she clearly said that to confuse you because that’s every girl’s number one goal: to confuse you; and you can’t ask her why she said that or what she meant because she’ll either hurt you or get really mad at you, and then all her friends will be mad at you, and your life will be over, and you’ll have to transfer schools or quit your job, and then you’ll have to move to another country, such as Uzbekistan, where no one will ever find you, and then you’ll have to completely change your appearance and start herding goats or cashmere rabbits all because you asked a girl what she meant by that OH MY GOODNESS!!! - we don’t want you to drive yourself nuts. Keep the lines of communication open and ask questions. Nice girls will answer you. If they don’t give you a clear answer, then they’re probably flirting with you. (Especially if they smile at you, touch their hair, and walk away immediately… They just want you to keep thinking about them! ;D) Girls HATE it when guys aren’t straight with them. You’re guessing (most likely wrong), then they’re guessing (in a bad way), and every one’s coming up with these crazy conclusions, and rumors get started, and ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE! If the lines of communication are closed, you really do have more of a chance of having to move to Uzbekistan.
- The Shy Guy
Well, there’s only one solution to this problem: Either grow a pair, or get out of the game. There aren’t very many things that are more annoying than a guy who’s too shy to make a move, and then once he decides to make a move, it’s too late and you’ve lost out of a great opportunity. If you believe that you can’t go wrong, and your gut is telling you to MAKE A MOVE, I would strongly suggest doing that. If it’s wrong and you make a complete idiot out of yourself, don’t fret! Sure, it totally sucks right now, and you may want to just melt into the floor and evaporate away, but no matter how much you will it or pray for it to happen, it won’t. So keep your confidence, brush it off, walk away confidently (shoulders back, casual pace, content facial expression, tall stature, etc.), and, if you must, cry your eyes out when you get home. Some girls may even like shy guys. In that case, it means more when you care enough and gain enough confidence to ask a girl out, or even talk to her. In some ways, shy guys, it’s a very powerful asset. It’s all how you use it.
- Mean What You Say
Beating around the bush will get you nowhere…unless your goal is to get really dizzy…then beat around it all you want. It’s no fun if you talk yourself in circles to get out of some stupid thing you did, or you are very elusive about what your intentions are, or you take something you said back. Just be straight with us. It’s a sign of confidence, and it shows that you have nothing to hide. And even if you do have something to hide, make it seem like you don’t. A big part of keeping the girl is keeping the lines of communication open.
- Variety, Variety, Variety!
The Spice Girls said it best: “Spice up your life!” - which means spice her’sup, too. Instead of asking her out to the movies for a first date, ask her to listen to some new local band. Instead of asking her to the beach, go bowling. Batting cages, not Barnes and Noble. Go carts, not your house. Get creative! If you’re already dating someone, get out of your old routine. Keep things interesting. Instead of always going to one of your houses for take out and a movie, cook dinner together and take it to the beach for a romantic picnic. Instead of going to a restaurant, go to a block party. Go dancing! Go to an improv show! Go streaking! Anything to get out of the old routine. Keep things interesting for her, and she’ll stay interested in you. She’ll get bored with you if you don’t spice up her life.
- The “Being Yourself” Myth
We’re serious…BE YOURSELF! We don’t want to get stuck in a relationship or on a date with someone we’re clearly not compatible with. Be honest and open. Don’t tell a girl you like kittens if you think they’re creepy. Don’t tell her you windsurf if you can barely stand on your own two feet (she will most likely ask you if she can come watch you sometime). If you’re clumsy, be clumsy! If you hate cats, show her pics of your dog! If you like cars and sports and electronics and the outdoors, let it be known! For all you know, the girl you like could have a part time job as a mechanic, play on the varsity flag football team, build computers in her spare time, and love hiking and camping!
The point is that no matter how much you think you know about a girl, that’s probably not even close to an eighth of everything there is to know about her. The way to find out the other seven eighths of her is to be yourself and find out the things you have in common.
However, if you’re really creepy, you may want to change yourself. Most girls won’t be impressed by your spitball collection or your hobby or dissecting owl pellets.
- If She’s Asking, She Means It
If a girl asks you for your opinion, FOR GOD’S SAKE JUMP ON THAT OPPORTUNITY LIKE A HORSE AND RIDE IT!!!! If a girl asks for your opinion - a GUY’S opinion - she clearly wants it. Think about it: She picked YOUR opinion/advice over her GIRLFRIENDS’ opinions/advice! A girl’s girlfriends are her numer uno source of information and advice for every day life (that is, after her own thoughts and opinions). But is she asking her girlfriends? Nope! She’s asking you! YOU! Y-O-U are one lucky man! Give your opinion (and obviously be nice…) and be honest. She wants to know what you think, not what you think she wants to hear.
- TAKE THE HINT!
“Do you think the beach is open today” = “Ask me to go to the beach with you.”
“Gosh, I think lacrosse is so cool! But I can’t seem to handle the stick very well.” = “Ask me if I want you to teach me.” (For all you know, she could be an All Star lacrosse player)
“Hey, are you busy right now?”/”Hey, you busy?” = “I want to talk to you about something.” This does not always insinuate something negative. Sometimes this can have a very good, very promising connotation. Don’t be afraid of this one.
“I like that shirt.” = “I like that shirt.”
“I love that shirt! It looks great on you!” = “Nice shirt. But I’d rather see you out of it.”
“Ugh! I need to find someone to *insert event here* so bad!” = “I want you to offer to come.”
“I wish I could find a date to my cousin’s wedding.” = “I want you to be my date to my cousin’s wedding, but I want you to ask me.”
“No.” = “No.”
“Noooooo…..” followed by an “Are you fucking stupid?” face = “Wow, you’re stupid…” or “I’m in a horrible mood. Make me feel better.”
“Noooooo…..” followed by a wink, touching of the hair, a flirty smile, shifting weight from foot to foot, and/or twisting back and forth from the waist = “FLIRT ALERT! Flirt back!”
“NO!” = “Ask me again and I’ll tear your eyes out.” Don’t get defensive after she says this. “Ok, ok! God….” Or “Damn, some one’s PMS-ing,” or anything under those umbrellas are ABSOLUTELY NOT appropriate responses to that type of “No.” A more appropriate response is “Ok, I’m sorry for asking…. Are you ok?” This may result in more anger, so don’t persist in asking her what’s wrong - sometimes she just wants to be mad - and just sit with her. Sometimes that’s all it takes. Unless she tells you to go away. Go away if she wants you to go away.
“I really want to be alone right now.” = “I’m feeling sad, and I want you to ask me about it later, but right now just say ‘Are you sure?’ so I can say ‘Yeah, I’m sure…’ and keep on being sad.” Sometimes girls just want to be sad, too…
“I don’t wanna talk about it…” followed by a blush or a cute giggle/smile = “Keep asking me…”
“No, really I don’t wanna talk about it…” = “No, really I don’t wanna talk about it. Stop asking me.”
“We need to talk.” = “Brace yourself…”
“Can we still be friends?” = “I don’t like you like that anymore, but I don’t want to completely lose you forever.”
- Not All Girls Are the Same
Girls are not pieces of meet. We aren’t your personal Barbie dolls, either. We aren’t mass produced. We aren’t collectors’ items. We aren’t meant to sit in your trophy case gathering dust. We aren’t built with industrial materials. We have many complicated parts, emotions, and perspectives. Appreciate and embrace this. It makes life way more fun and always gives you something - or someone - to think about. Which is nice.
Does reading this guarantee you a date?
But it sure as hell gives you a better chance.
And remember that there’s always wiggle room. As stated above, not every girl is the same, and not every girl has the same ways of saying things. However, there are some similar pattern that most, if not all, girls follow. Just pay attention to her, and get to know her to figure out what works for her.
Bottom Line: Girls are complicated!
My eye, extremely edited
The Logic of Religion
I’m really not religious, but I thought this was worth sharing.
Professor of Philosophy
“Let me explain the problem science has with religion.” The atheist
professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
“You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?”
“Yes sir,” the student says.
“So you believe in God?”
“Is God good?”
“Sure! God’s good.”
“Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?”
“Are you good or evil?”
“The Bible says I’m evil.”
The professor grins knowingly. “Aha! The Bible!”
He considers for a moment, “Here’s one for you.
Let’s say there’s a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do
it.. Would you help him? Would you try?”
“Yes sir, I would.”
“So you’re good!”
“I wouldn’t say that.”
“But why not say that? You’d help a sick and maimed person if you could.
Most of us would if we could. But God doesn’t.”
The student does not answer, so the professor continues.
“He doesn’t, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even
though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can
you answer that one?”
The student remains silent.
“No, you can’t, can you?” the professor says. He takes a sip of water from
glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. “Let’s start again,
young fella. Is God good?”
“Er…yes,” the student says.
“Is Satan good?”
The student doesn’t hesitate on this one,
“Then where does Satan come from?”
The student falters, “From God.”
“That’s right. God made Satan, didn’t he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in
“Evil’s everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?”
“So who created evil?” The professor continued, “If God created everything,
then God created evil, since evil exists and according to the principle that
our works define who we are, then God is evil.”
Again, the student has no answer.
“Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible
things, do they exist in this world?”
The student squirms on his feet. “Yes.”
“So who created them?”
The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question,
“Who created them?”
There is still no answer.. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in
front of the classroom.. The class is mesmerized.
“Tell me,” he continues onto another student.
“Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?”
The student’s voice betrays him and cracks. “Yes, professor, I do.”
The old man stops pacing, “Science says you have five (5) senses you use to
identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?”
“No sir. I’ve never seen Him.”
“Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have
you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that
“No, sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.”
“Yet you still believe in him?”
“According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol,
science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?”
“Nothing,” the student replies. “I only have my faith.”
“Yes, faith,” the professor repeats. “And that is the problem science has
with God. There is no evidence, only faith.”
The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of his
own. “Professor, is there such thing as heat?”
“Yes,” the professor replies.. “There’s heat.”
“And is there such a thing as cold?”
“Yes, son, there’s cold too.”
“No sir, there isn’t.”
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room
suddenly becomes very quiet.
The student begins to explain .… “You can have lots of heat, even more
heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no
heat, but we don’t have anything called ‘cold.’ We can hit up to 458
degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after
that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go
colder than the lowest-458 degrees.” Everybody or object is susceptible to
study when it has or transmits energy and heat is what makes a body or
matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 Fahrenheit) is the
total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat.
We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in
thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat,
sir, just the absence of it.”
Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding
like a hammer.
“What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?”
“Yes,” the professor replies without hesitation. What is night if it isn’t
“You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of
something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing
light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and its called
darkness, isn’t it? That’s the meaning we use to define the word. In
reality, darkness isn’t. If it were, you would be able to make darkness
darker, wouldn’t you?”
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be
a good semester. “So what point are you making, young man?”
“Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start
with and so your conclusion must also be flawed.”
The professor’s face cannot hide his surprise this time, “Flawed? Can you
“You are working on the premise of duality,” the student explains . . “You
argue that there is life and then there’s death; a good God and a bad God.
You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can
measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought.” It uses electricity
and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one.
To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that
death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of
life, just the absence of it.” Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your
students that they evolved from a monkey?”
“If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes,
of course I do.”
“Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?”
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where
the argument is going; a very good semester, indeed.
“Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot
even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching
your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?”
The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has
“To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me
give you an example of what I mean.” The student looks around the room, “Is
there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor’s brain?” The
class breaks out into laughter.
“Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor’s brain, felt the
professor’s brain, touched or smelt the professor’s brain? No one appears
to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical,
stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all
due respect, sir.”
“So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?”
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face
unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers, “I
guess you’ll have to take them on faith.”
“Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,”
the student continues, now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?”
Now uncertain, the professor responds, “Of course, there is. We see it
everyday. It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in
the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These
manifestations are nothing else but evil..”
To this the student replied, “Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does
not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like
darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of
God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man
does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that
comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no
The professor sat down.
If you read it all the way through and had a smile on your face when you
finished, mail it to your friends and family.
PS: The student was Albert Einstein.
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