Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I'm sorry for the blog neglect, loves. It wasn't intentional. To be perfectly honest, I just haven't really had much to say.
I was sick with bronchitis last week so I was really just as lazy as I could possibly be. No voice, no energy and no motive to do anything but sleep, lay on my couch and watch Sex and The City DVDs.
On another note, I do have a question for ya'll. Do you have any remedies for insomnia? Sleeping is definitely one thing I've never had trouble with before but for the past two weeks, I haven't been able to fall asleep before 4am. It's so frustrating and I'm absolutely exhausted but I'm at a loss for any solutions. Suggestions are welcome!
Check back later for post from last week. I'll post a few things I worked on but just didn't feel like finishing at the time.
Hope everyone is well!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thank you, MSN

I saw this article, "19 Things You Should Never Say To A Single Person" on today and I almost got excited. (It's been a boring couple weeks people...I got excited about an article on This can't be good.) I'd add more to this opening but well...Erin Meanley pretty much says it all. Enjoy!

19 Things You Should Never Say to a Single Person
A Glamour dating blogger collected of 19 of the most-hated, tired and depressing clichés about being single. Read them, and swear never to use them on any of your single friends. Ever.

By Erin Meanley

As a writer, I avoid clichés like the plague … ha, ha! But seriously, clichés are old, tired, and they show absolutely no thought. I mean, do I make you read that some guy's skin was as white as snow? No. It's a major insult to your intellect. So when I have to hear a cliché or overused saying in the real world, as a response to my newly single status or some other dating dilemma, it's offensive and frustrating.

Why do we have so many sayings and maxims for dating? A single gal is likely to get slammed with them ad nauseam as soon as she expresses any unhappiness at her situation.

Since we could all use a good laugh, I asked some friends and Twitter followers to send in their most hated adages. I know you've heard them all before (obviously), but I just couldn't believe how many there were! Here's a tiny compilation. Enjoy — today, they're not directed at you!

1. It happens when you're not looking.
"This is just bull. Some people find people when they're looking; some don't. You're not doing anything wrong by going out and meeting people." —Beth

2. There are plenty of fish in the sea.
"I dated a guy whose last name was Fish. People just had a BLAST with that one." —Kelly

3. So, why are you single?
"I generally dislike this question. I mean honestly, if I knew why, I don't think I would be single right now, now would I?!" —Erica

4. You're too picky.
"This may be true, but it feels like I'm getting criticized for my taste, vision, and close-mindedness — when I'm already down." —Sarah

5. You'll find the right person for you.

6. He's out there.

7. It was just bad timing.
"Like it's so easy to dismiss a guy on such an emotionless and objective reason." —Taryn

8. Just have fun with it!
"Um, don't tell me how to date in my thirties when you got married at 24." —Maya

9. Have you tried online dating?
"Duh!" —Elisa

10. He just wasn't the right guy for you.
"I know! That's what I'm complaining about!" —Elisa

11. Well, when my boyfriend and I first got together…
"Wait, I still want to talk about me." —Elisa

12. When the time is right, you will meet someone.

13. Wow, I wish I were single and in your shoes!
"Really?! I'm pretty sure you CAN be single if you actually want to be. That there is an attainable dream, so if you aren't messing with me right now out of pity (which I suspect you are), please go for it!" —Kim

14. Your turn next [at weddings].
—Natlondon, via Twitter

15. It will happen when you least expect it.
—dlegas05, via Twitter

16. Some guy is going to come along and ruin your career/life plans.
"I am 32 and no one has ruined the last 10 years of plans." —frolicblog, via Twitter

17. But you're so pretty! Why don't you have a boyfriend?
"There's just no graceful way to answer that." —earnesteats, via Twitter

18. It just wasn't meant to be.
"Any of these platitudes are exponentially more annoying when coming from the mouths of smug marrieds." —Reberoodle, via Twitter

19. Sure, my guy rescues kids from abusive homes, donated my sister a kidney, and picks up fresh flowers for me daily on his way home from work, but will he QUIT IT with the sports on TV already?
"Single people just hate to be complained to about petty relationship stuff. If you do this, I'm not going to want to hang out with you. (In fact, maybe I'll call your boyfriend and ask him if he wants to grab a beer and watch the Yankees game?)" —Kim

Bottom line, if you're in a relationship or married and you don't have any specific, original advice or wisdom for your single friend—and you must use an established saying — we would prefer to hear neutral ones like, "This too shall pass" or "Take it one day at a time." They are so much more helpful and comforting — you have no idea!

Also of note: not one person I polled mentioned they were tired of hearing, "He's just not that into you." I think that's because it's not condescending. And apparently, it's not overused. So that one is still okay to say. For now.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bethenny Getting Married?

In my next life, I want to be Bethenny Frankel. I absolutely love her. Did ya'll watch her show last night? OMG, it's hilarious. A definite must see. Program your DVR right now, I promise you'll thank me. :o)
Here's a clip from the first episode:

Bethenny Getting Married - Videos - No Straight Guys | Bravo TV Official Site

Love it!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Let's Dream a bit...

If ya'll could live in any city, where would it be? Seriously.
I am a Southern girl through and through and I love Dallas and the life I've created here with all my heart. Trust me, the thought of leaving is really hard to fathom...but, at the same time, it's not as unbearable as it used to be. And I think that's because I know all my fabulous friends here are okay. My friends are all in wonderful places in their lives right now, and I just want to be in the same place they are. It makes me really sad that I'm not.
I wish I had a job I loved. And I wish I had a guy in my life I was crazy about. I would love for both of those things to happen here. But maybe I'm just not gonna find what I'm looking for in Dallas. And I think it's only wise to consider my options, right?

Maybe my dream job is in Chicago. There aren't really any fashion companies there but I would love to work for a magazine...a lot of them have branches in Chicago. Or maybe I could do reviews of bars and nightclubs for one of the newspapers. How fun would that be??

Sigh...Pittsburgh. It feels like home. Maybe I'm destined to go back. It's a northern city with southern tendencies and I love it. Plus, I have family there AND there's no sales tax on clothing. What more does a girl need?? :o)

I fell in love with Baltimore when I visited a few of my sorority sisters. And I do mean I was ready to pack my bags and move the next week...literally. But, like my Dallas girls, my AZD girls are all in good places and have moved on from their single girl days. If ya'll ever get the chance to visit, go! And let me know so I can go too. :o)

I love, love, LOVE DC. I'm just worried it may not be "southern" enough for me. Does that make any sense at all?? I think I'm gonna have to take a trip there soon to see if I'm right...I'll let you know how it goes!