Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Counting Down...

Here we go again, it's now 7 hours away from 2009 and although I vowed not to make yet another New Year's Resolution that I wouldn't keep...I found myself thinking of things I'd like to be better about in the New Year.

I decided years ago that I will not resolve to loose weight, exercise or anything that involves me starting Jan. 1 just to quit Jan 15. So that will not be my resolution.

Last year Brian and I resolved to make a new type of dinner once a month. Now we were easy on ourselves. ONCE A MONTH. And we failed...miserably. After one bad dinner of some really dry falafel we went back to the basics of spaghetti and enchiladas. So, I'm giving up on the cooking thing.

But...I have decided on one thing that I really need to improve on...leftovers. The rare times I do cook, I always end up with leftovers and I feel like it may be a while before I cook again, so I save them. And then forget about them. And a month later I find pasta covered with more fur than both my cats!

Yeah...gross I know. Since my budget just can't handle another year of throwing out tupperware because I keep letting things go bad in it...I am going to try in 2009 to clean out my frig on a weekly basis...or biweekly. I don't want to get crazy here :) I'm taking baby steps into 2009 and towards a clean refrigerator.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Some gift help...

According to Yahoo! Personals here are the top gifts to avoid giving to girlfriends.

After reading this list...I'm wondering are there any gifts left that that yahoo WOULD approve?!

Gift to avoid #1: Unless you are planning on proposing, avoid gifting jewelry, especially a ring, as that perceived level of commitment may intimidate your sweetheart.

Gift to avoid #2: While a ring may be considered overboard, anything impersonal, such as a kitchen appliance or gift card can be construed as thoughtless or insincere.

Gift to avoid #3: Avoid gifting lingerie for your first holidays together. It may be considered too intimate and send the wrong message.

Gift to avoid #4: Gifting something selfish, such as sporting event tickets when you know your significant other isn't a sports fan, can relay that you may be more focused on your own interests than that of the person you are getting the gift for.

Gift to avoid #5: Work-related items that promote efficiency at the office should generally be avoided. Why bring up "work" during the holidays, which is a time for relaxation.

Gift to avoid #6: Clothing may be offensive, especially if you aren't sure about what size to purchase.

Gift to avoid #7: Animals as presents are generally bad ideas unless you know the person very well. Pets are huge commitments and way too serious for a "first holiday" together.

Gift to avoid #8: Re-gifting is never a good idea, especially if it's a gift from a past relationship.

Gift to avoid #9: Forget cliches, such as boxes of chocolates or flowers. They show little thought or effort.

Gift to avoid #10: Avoid gifts that may suggest that your significant other needs to change something about himself/herself, such as exercise clothes or gym equipment, which may say that he/she doesn't look good enough as he/she is.


Some very valid points. Gym memberships and sporting tickets...not the best idea for a woman UNLESS she asked for it.

But is it just me...or are some of these crazy? I mean don't get a woman jewelry? Yeah right! Just don't put it in a ring box, get down on one knee to hand it to her when it's only earrings :)

And clothes...bring em on. Guys...you can just check the tag on your woman's shirt one night and say the cheesy pick up line "Just checking to see if you were made in heaven" she'll laugh...think you're corny and you can see the size!

Got any sure fire Christmas gifts that you CAN'T go wrong with?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I love romantic comedies but...

I just read this and hate to admit that it's kinda true...

ROMANTIC COMEDIES BAD FOR LOVE LIFE _ Researchers say watching romantic comedies can spoil your love life. Rom-coms have been blamed by relationship experts for promoting unrealistic expectations when it comes to love. They found fans of films such as Runaway Bride and Notting Hill often fail to communicate with their partner. Many held the view if someone is meant to be with you, then they should know what you want without you telling them.

Maybe that's why after watching "Enchanted" I yelled at Brian "you never ride up on a white horse to rescue me anymore!" LOL. Ok...maybe it's not quite that extreme. But guys in movies are pretty unrealistic.

I made the mistake of watching "Made of Honor" last weekend and Brian came in half way through the movie and just started laughing at the guys in this movie, sitting around discussing their feelings. I guess as women we like to BELIEVE that's what they're doing. In reality, the only feelings discussed are who they feel will win the game or when the feel they need another beer. I guess that wouldn't make a very exciting movie though :)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I may be in trouble

Brian just saw this picture...


I think he is now dreaming of a Star Wars themed wedding lol. I'd make him at least be Hans Solo...who'd want to marry Darth Vader?!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Need some dating advice? Just ask a 9 year old!

Did you hear about the 9 year old who wrote a book about dating? His name is Alec Greven and the book is called "How to Talk to Girls." It started off as a handwritten $3 pamphlet he sold at his school book fair and now it's hit stores nationwide!

I gotta admit, some of the advice is pretty good too! Here's some of what he said:

• The best choice for most boys is a regular girl. Remember, some pretty girls are cold hearted when it comes to boys. Don't let them get to you. "It is easy to spot pretty girls because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry."

Man where was this kid when I was in 4th grade with buck teeth and the worst haircut EVER...I swear it looked kinda like a mullet!


• You also have to be aware that girls win most of the arguments and have most of the power. If you know that now, things might be easier.

Amen!

• Go easy on the compliments to avoid looking desperate.


Okay, maybe middle school kids should lay off the compliments...but 20 years old and over HEAP EM ON BABY! It's not desperate to make your woman feel good about herself. I say the more the merrier :)

So 2 out of 3 for a 9 year old...not bad! Certainly better than what I would've come up with at that age lol.

Monday, December 1, 2008

My personal assistant for the day...

I got this email from a listener named Jay tonight...he and his coworker Marc made a bet over whether I would play a certain song for them and the bet had some interesting consequences for the looser :)

Stephanie,

My coworker Marc listens to you every weeknight at work here. I mentioned a 90's country star that I complained to him that you never play. He says you do and will. Our argument led to a big bet which you get to settle tonight. Marc "dared" me to make the bet and email you, so here goes.

This particular artist I will mention, well I'm requesting any song by him to be played tonight, anytime during your shift! If you don't play this artist tonight, Marc will have to go to our work's New Year's Party in full drag dressed as any diva that I choose! Me and the girls at the office here get to pick the outfit he has to wear! Also, I will get full control over the radio dial for one year from tomorrow!

If you do play this artist (no way) here I what I agree to as stipulated by my coworkers.
1) I will dress in full drag as any diva you choose. 2) I'm dressed in drag like this for any Eagle Concert or event that you chose. 3) I will be the Eagle "free labor in drag". I will be the station gopher in drag for the entire event. 4) You can even take and post pics.

SO, there you go! Now the fun part! The artist? Joe Diffie! HAHA! No way you play him!

I told Marc that you can even blog this email bet if I lose!


Since we DO play Joe Diffie...and I played "Pickup Man" for Marc, that means Jay--YOU LOSE! And I'm blogging about it :)

So coming up Jan. 24th at Winterblast I'm looking forward to having Jay as my gopher/personal assistant. Any ideas over what I should make Jay do for me that day? Fetching Diet Coke? Feeding me grapes? lol