Monthly Archives: October 2012

Don’t be a Loser

When you play relationship games, everyone loses.

Regardless of your current commitment level, managing expectations is key to any successful relationship/booty call/sex friendship/one night stand, etc.

This is especially important for all you playah-playahs out there.

If you’re looking to keep it foot loose and fancy free it’s imperative to make sure you’re both on the same page.

Even when you’re up front from the start, things can get a little awkward, and people’s feelings can get hurt.

This is when you have to man up and be an adult.

Instead of disappearing when a girl gets too close, just tell her the truth.

“Look, I think we want different things. You want me to be your boyfriend and I just want to put my penis inΒ  you. I could say we’ll stay friends, but we more than likely won’t. If you want to get freaky every now and then though, that’s cool with me. Just don’t expect anything more than a ‘hey what’s up?’ text somewhere in the midnight – 2am range.”

Either she’ll think you’re the world’s biggest douchebag or she’ll appreciate the honesty and you’ll live happily ever after, casually bumping uglies until one of you finds something better.

Now for all you lady playah-playahs, the same rules apply.

There is no excuse for doing a dine and dash on sexy time.

Be up front from the beginning and if you think a man is catching feelings –


Be an adult and have the difficult conversation.

“I really enjoy spending time with you (getting penetrated by you) but I think we want different things. You want to lock all this fabulousness down but I just want to jump your bones every now and then. We can continue to be sex friends so long as you understand there will not be anything more down the road. I’ll continue to text you after I’ve had a couple (too many) and am looking to get stuffed.”

Most guys will jump at the offer of strings free sex. If that’s not what he’s looking for, he’ll appreciate your honesty and you’ll amicably go your separate ways.

So remember, act like an adult.

Be honest, always use protection, and everyone wins.

Happy Humping πŸ™‚


Filed under dating, deal breakers, etiquette, growing up, looking for love, sex

It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:


For all you home owners out there: 31 days of character building.


Feeling a little stale? Get out of your rut with these 9 mental exercises.

Health and Fitness:

The best workout you’re not doing.

Round the World:

No plans for the weekend? Head to NYC and try out these 10 amazing ways to spend an afternoon.

Luscious Locks:

Cute even without the bangs.

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems:

Bad at math? Me too πŸ™‚ Here are 6 math tricks that will help you fake it!

Giggles and such:

What are your make or break relationship moments?

Just in time for Halloween: My Drunk Pumpkin. You look gourdeous πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

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Filed under dating, deal breakers, DIY, Finally Friday, giggles and such, hair tutorials, nesting, videos

Don’t Call Me Pretty

When I was a kid I loved showing off how smart I was.

I read at an early age and always excelled at school.

Yes, I was that kid in class.

Pick me! Pick me! I know the answer!

And I loved the attention.

I loved being smart.

Yes, I was a dork.

I really searched for a worse picture (trust me – there were plenty). I’m just vain enough to have destroyed most of them. Gotta love the 80’s hair and glasses though!

Then one day, it all changed.

I grew out of my awkward phase, got some contact lenses, figured out what to do with all that hair, had my braces removed, and was finally allowed to wear make-up.

I started to be more interested in how to expertly apply eye shadow than memorizing all the Presidents.

And the praise I received changed.

I still excelled at school, rose my hand first, and gave smarty pants answers, but no one really noticed.

Now instead of being “so smart”, I was “so pretty”

And I loved it!

But it changed everything.

As an attractive female I learned that using my looks would get me what I wanted faster than a valid and well-thought out argument.

Which I learned as I got older is not appreciated by other women.

Quite frankly it made me lazy and once or twice, almost got me into trouble.

It took me a few years, but I’ve realized being pretty isn’t all that important.

You can’t put pretty on a resume.

It’s not a marketable skill.

Most of the time I’ve found it to be a hindrance in my professional life.

We need to start praising our young girls for their achievements and skills.

They don’t give these out for good looks

NOT their appearance.

Being pretty isn’t an achievement.

It’s a happy accident of genetics.

It’s time we stop treating it like the holy grail.

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Quit Yer Bitchin’

Chick flicks get a bad rap but, I love them!

Especially The Wedding Date.

Featuring this hunk-a-hunk of burning love.


In the movie this slice of delicious is just as smart as he is sexy, and tells our hapless heroine, Debra Messing, that every woman has the exact love life they really want.

Love her!

Which, when you think about it, is also true of life in general.

Life is about choices people.

If you don’t like something about your life make a different choice.

This applies to all facets of life.

Hate your job?

Start looking for a new one.

In a shitty relationship?

Get out!

Always complaining about your looks/weight?

Go to the gym. Get a new haircut.

Stop complaining and start doing.

No one is going to fix your problems for you.

So quit your bitching and start making some changes!

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Filed under Change, Climbing the Ladder, dating, family, following your dreams, growing up, inspiration, looking for love

It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:


I don’t know why I never thought of this! So simple!!

Climbing the Ladder:

On the job hunt? Check out the top five personality traits employers look for.

Wine Me, Dine Me:

My birthday is in a little over a month. Whoever makes me these gets my undying love.


Life is about choices people. Chose to make today great.

Health and Fitness:

Can’t fit in a work-out? LIAR! This takes 30 minutes and all you need is a chair. You totally have both of those things!

Round the World:

Every one of these beautiful beaches is on my bucket list.

Luscious Locks:

For all you girls like me with thick, curly hair, here’s what might be the easiest up-do ever. Don’t worry if you have thinner hair you can give it a try too πŸ™‚

Giggles and Such:

What movies taught me about love

Cheese don’t you string me along

Have a great weekend!

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Filed under Climbing the Ladder, Finally Friday, Following Your Dreams, Get Cultured, Hair + Beauty, Health + Wellness, My Favorite Things

Hey Dumbass!

We’ve all seen it, hell, most of us have done it.

Driving along, head bobbing back and forth between the road and your phone.


But I’m not like everyone else, I’m good at it.

No. You’re. Not.

I only do it at stop signs/stop lights.

That’s like saying you’re only an axe murderer on the weekend.

Here are some scary statistics for all you assholes who think they’re above the law. (Don’t worry, I’m one too)

Last year 25% of car accidents involved cell phone.

In case you were wondering that’s 1.3 million car crashes.

Sending or receiving a text takes your attention away from the road for an average of 5 seconds.

If you’re traveling 55 mph that equals driving the length of a football field without looking at the road.

You are 23 times more likely to crash while texting.

So how do we stop?

Some smarty pants in Belgium came up with this solution.

Wales took a more graphic approach with this super intense PSA.

Take a look at your last text message.

Was it actually important?

Was it worth risking your life for?

Don’t be a dumbass.

Take the pledge.

I am. Will you?

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It’s Finally Friday!!!

Quote of the Day:


Have you seen those super cute burlap pillows with sayings on them? Think they’re over-priced?! Me too! Here’s how to make your own!

Climbing the Ladder:

Hit a wall on that new project? Can’t find enough time in your workday? Check out these 3 ways to think deeply and be more effective in the office.

Wine me, Dine me:

For all you fat kids like me who can’t control themselves when there’s baked goods in the house, check out this genius recipe for making a single serving of cake!


In case you didn’t know October is National Anti-Bullying Month. Bullies don’t go away as you grow up, they just get older. But sometimes you get to put them in their place. This woman is amazing!

Another great story for Anti-Bullying Month:

Health and Fitness:

For the ladies, 8 muscle groups you should NEVER ignore.

Round the World:

Like to fly solo? Check out the best places to explore sans wing man.

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems:

13 ways Americans throw away money. Which are you guilty of?

Giggles and Such:

This video makes me wish I had a trampoline and a dog…

I got my tight pants on!

This video has three of my favorite things; cake, Hannah Hart, and Jenna Marbles. You’re welcome πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!!!

P.S. What do you think of the new categories? Does it make it easier for you to find the Finally Friday feature for you?? What category would you add? Would you get rid of one??

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Filed under Climbing the Ladder, Dollars + Sense, Family + Friends, Finally Friday, Get Cultured, Health + Wellness, My Favorite Things

Shower Thoughts

It’s warm and soothing.

The gentle pressure of water streaming down your tired back.

She totally just had a shower thought. Get your mind out of the gutter sicko! Not that kind of shower thought πŸ™‚

You’re perfectly relaxed and then BAM!

Like a strike of lightening in a sunny sky, comes the perfect solution for a problem you just couldn’t figure out or even better an amazing idea for something super awesome.

As a Creative Director I once worked with coined them, you just had a “shower thought”.

I had one of my own yesterday!

I’m going to try something new.

Adventures in Adulthood will soon feature videos!

And Finally Friday is getting a little re-vamp.

So stay tuned kids πŸ™‚

Inspiration doesn’t always hit me in the shower.

I also get awesome ideas while behind the wheel.

That’s usually how it works.

You bang your head against a problem all day long to no avail.

So you give up frustrated and borderline angry.

And as soon as you stop paying attention is when the answers come.

Sometimes it’s just better in the long run to walk away for a while.

Go for a drive, work-out, watch some mindless TV, or of course take a shower πŸ™‚

How about you, where do you find inspiration?

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