Tuesday, May 31, 2005

How To Date A D.C. Woman

1. Refrain from talking about your job or my job. You live in D.C. and so do I. We both have good jobs, but I don't care if you just closed a billion dollar deal for whatever government agency nor do you care about my most recent purchase at Neiman Marcus. There is much more we can talk about, and if there isn't, we shouldn't be dating in the first place.

2. When you are with me, you should have full attention focused on me. Staring at or checking out other girls in my presence is inappropriate behavior and will not be tolerated. When I am with you, I should feel like the sexiest and smartest woman you know, and that's your job to make me feel that way.

3. My friends are very important to me. Take time to get to know them, as I will take time to get to know yours.

4. All women need a girls night out, just as guys do. Instead of chugging beer, playing poker, and talking about boobs, we choose to get our nails done, drink a few martinis, and harmlessly scope out cute guys at the bar. (Because we know when you aren't with us you check out hot girls too.)

5. Refrain from talking about your ex's. They are all sluts in our eyes. And don't EVER, under any circumstance, compare us to one of them.

6. Do not ever push our heads down or grab them like a toy. It's insulting and uncomfortable. My nickname isn't "Deep Throat." We deserve to be gently caressed, softly touched, and sweetly kissed, unless told otherwise.

7. A sense of humor is a must, as long as you know where to draw the line. Playful joking is fine but when there are any references made to our weight, looks, friends, or anything else personal, it's no longer funny.

8. A little romance goes a long way, don't be afraid to get creative. Dinner and drinks is nice, but unoriginal. If we like you, clearly you must be intelligent, so put that brain to work and start coming up with new ways to romance us.

9. If we like you enough and have been dating you for a considerable amount of time, we'd like to meet your family. The saying goes that the way a man treats his mom is the way he will treat his wife (or girlfriend for that matter.) So make us proud.

10. Call us old-fashioned, but we always like to be courted. Be it you calling us, coming over to see us, or even opening the car door for us - you making the first move says a lot about your confidence and that you aren't lazy about being in a relationship. You're a manly man and not afraid about showing us that you care what we think...because your actions truly show us how you feel.


This posting was created by both butterflies :-)

Deep Throat Revealed


One of the best kept secrets known to Washington and all of journalism has finally been revealed: Mark Felt is Deep Throat, the anonymous key player in Nixon's Watergate scandal.

Felt, a former FBI official, revealed his identity to Vanity Fair. He is now 91 years old and lives with his daughter in California.


Former Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein would meet with "Deep Throat" in parking garages during the unraveling of the infamous scandal. Woodward and Bernstein still refuse to reveal the indentity of "Deep Throat."

Bernstein told WABC-TV in New York: "We're not going to say anything at this time. When the person is deceased we will identify him."

Felt has been a primary suspect over the past three decades.

We'll always have Paris...



Paris and Paris (Paris squared?) are engaged...

Yes I'm talking about Hilton (of the hotels, known for her surprising porn star career, being a socialite and the simple life) and Latsis (the Greek shipping heir).

Does anyone really believe that Paris' wild, slutty, partying ways are over (obviously refering to Hilton)? I certainly don't... I mean, of course I'm happy for the couple; I love to see people happy and in love - but come on! No way in this short amount of time has Paris (again, speaking of Hilton here) really changed her ways...

I give this way less than a year...

Monday, May 30, 2005

What Would You Wish For?

Happy Memorial Day. No traffic, free parking, lots of motorcyles.

While the rest of the U.S. relaxes on their day off barbecuing with neighbors and friends, I sit here at work peering out my window at the silent streets where traffic usually cause quite the commotion.

Quite the change from last year, I'm thinking. A year ago from today I was laying on the beach in West Palm Beach, Florida, sipping on mimosas at 9 a.m.

I honestly don't know which is better, as crazy as it sounds. A luxurious day on the beach, or a quiet day in the city with no traffic. (I long for both.)

At least I got one of my wishes today. :-)

Friday, May 27, 2005

Courage Cup - See Ya There!

Just purchased our tickets for the Courage Cup! Hope to see ya there (sure we'll blog more about it closer to the date...) PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

**(Also, we're looking ahead and thinking about hittin up the HiBall Events’ Independence Eve Bash...)

Got a Secret?

Want to share it - to get it off your chest? But still don't want to be held accountable for it?

Check out this blog:
http://postsecret.blogspot.com/. (I actually found this blog on the it's all fun and games blog)

Let those dirty (or happy, or sad, or whatever) secrets out! You can send a post card and anonymously let the world know what you've kept hidden for so long...


Some examples from PostSecret:









Suddenly, some of my secrets don't seem as bad...

Move Over, Blind Mice

Since sex seems to be the topic of the day - I deem it necessary to inform the readership of new results in recent studies:

Today's New York Daily News reported that a study shows that women have a loss in their sex drive even after they get off birth control:

The article states that after Dr. Claudia Panzer reviewed records of women taking the Pill, and those who had taken it and stopped, along with those who have never used it - results showed that women who were in their 30's had all been treated for some kind of sexual dysfunction. Eeek

And fellas, don't think you are in the clear just yet.

The FDA is currently investigating reports
Viagra might be the blame for 50 men who went blind. There are 23 million men world-wide who take Viagra.

"This type of blindness is called NAION, or non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. It can occur in men who are diabetic or have heart disease, the same conditions that can cause impotence and thus lead to Viagra use." (AP)

It's a crazy, drug-induced world we live in, people.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Bend Over, Baby

Nope, this isn’t one of those blogs with a pun in the title just to catch your attention. It’s very literal… A friend of mine just emailed me an IM conversation that he had with his girlfriend… And I am cracking up over it.

To be honest, I’m not sure it’s appropriate to go along with the tone of this blog… but ya know, it’s our blog and we do what we want! I just had to paste it because 1) I think it’s hilarious and 2) for some reason it’s seemed to be a hot topic for a few of my friends recently. It’s all about his desire to take a trip to a little place sometimes referred to as “Browntown”.

I do have both parties consent to post this (they both think it'll be funny to see another person’s point-of-view on the issue) and, obviously, screen names have slightly been altered for privacy purposes…



MSU Pymp28: hey. u know what i was thinking about
Sunfluff8: what's up?
MSU Pymp28: i think we should try again
Sunfluff8: try what?
MSU Pymp28: ...
Sunfluff8: not an IM mind reader her babe
Sunfluff8: here*
MSU Pymp28: ...
Sunfluff8: ok we're playing a guessing game?
MSU Pymp28: ok. it's something i love and u said u'd eventually give another try
Sunfluff8: omg
Sunfluff8: you're talking about up the butt aren't you
MSU Pymp28: yup
Sunfluff8: are you kidding??!
MSU Pymp28: no
Sunfluff8: ok first of all - we are on IM and at work. we can't be having this convo now. let's talk about it tonight
MSU Pymp28: well i want you to think about it for tonite
Sunfluff8: babe come on. i have work to do AND god forbid my boss happens to walk by
Sunfluff8: what's the interest suddenly PICKING BACK UP FOR?
Sunfluff8: (sorry about the caps i hit lock on accident)
MSU Pymp28: it's not 'picking back up'. it's been there the whole time just as strong bt u said u needed time to recoop
Sunfluff8: yeah from last time
MSU Pymp28: it wasn't thatbad
Sunfluff8: you weren't the one with the large object in your outhole
MSU Pymp28: lol
Sunfluff8: not funny

MSU Pymp28: i just dont rmemeber u saying it was THAT painful
Sunfluff8: well it was
Sunfluff8: well kindof. i guess not really
MSU Pymp28: ?

Sunfluff8: it's not too bad pain i guess... but it's also a weird feeling
MSU Pymp28: what do u mean?

Sunfluff8: ok well u might get grossed out and not even want to do it anymore
MSU Pymp28: i doutb it

Sunfluff8: ok
Sunfluff8: it's also that it made me feel like i was about to go...
Sunfluff8: u know. to the bathroom
Sunfluff8: are u there
Sunfluff8: ?
MSU Pymp28: it's all about the muscle control baby

Sunfluff8: WHAT
MSU Pymp28: just playin kindof. ;-)
MSU Pymp28: u will like it i promise
Sunfluff8: i didn't last time
MSU Pymp28: that lasted for 30 sec
Sunfluff8: doesn't matter
MSU Pymp28: ull like it
Sunfluff8: how do u know?
MSU Pymp28: honestly?
Sunfluff8: no lie to me... tard
MSU Pymp28: lexi liked it better than regular
Sunfluff8: don't bring her into this
MSU Pymp28: well i hear most girls end up loving it
Sunfluff8: and that doesn't help your cause
Sunfluff8: because lexi is a SLUT
MSU Pymp28: sweetie i dated her for 2 years thats not slutt
MSU Pymp28: y
Sunfluff8: fine. want me to start filling u in on how much funi had with my ex?
MSU Pymp28: nm
Sunfluff8: fine
MSU Pymp28: u like fingers
Sunfluff8: what
MSU Pymp28: in there
Sunfluff8: totally different
MSU Pymp28: its really not
Sunfluff8: *{name here}** I am no longer in the mood to discuss this
MSU Pymp28: y? b/c of lexi?
Sunfluff8: REALLY not helping your cause
MSU Pymp28: fine then i dont want to have sex anymore
Sunfluff8: what?
MSU Pymp28: well u wont even consider an*l
Sunfluff8: what does that have to do with not having sex anymore???
MSU Pymp28: well wouldnt u be frustrated if u really wanted to get laid and i never wanted to
Sunfluff8: u have been too tired to do it before

MSU Pymp28: yea like 2 times. i mean NEVER
Sunfluff8: i don't know

Sunfluff8: i bet i could get you to f*** me
Sunfluff8: easily
MSU Pymp28: oh yea what woud u do
Sunfluff8: well.

MSU Pymp28: yea
Sunfluff8: wait

Sunfluff8: i'm not cybering with u while we're at work
MSU Pymp28: dammit
Sunfluff8: nice tri though

Sunfluff8: try*
MSU Pymp28: yea
Sunfluff8: so is an*l a normal part of people's sex lives now?

MSU Pymp28: i wish it was for ours


... I have to stop here because it's so long & is kinda repetitive from here on. I just thought it was funny and thought I'd share it.

Memorial Day - It's More Than You Think.

After reading some comments on Sara's last posting, I felt that this needed to be said:

Memorial Day is not just any other weekend to go out and hit up the "hip" DC bars and get drunk with friends or making an "appearance" here or there. (I can do that any other weekend.)

It's not about visiting the beach or any other sunny spots. (I'm working on Monday.)

For me, Memorial Day actually serves meaning and purpose in my life. (And I hope after reading this it will for yours too!)

I usually tend to think a lot for myself, about my upcoming plans, where I am going to go, what I am going to wear, who I am going to go with, what I am going to drink. We all do this. After all - we're young, hip, fun, energized, and ready to take on the world (or just D.C. for that matter!)

But I am glad that we have this day, this weekend, to reflect on why I am allowed to experience my 22-year-old life to the fullest. I'm thankful that we live in a city that constantly recognizes our fallen soliders, but I sometimes feel that we forget how privledged we are to be able to live the way we do.

This is not a pity posting or a sympathy cry. That's the last thing that I want to come out of this. But for everyone who has great, extravegant plans this weekend, please think about why you do: Because the people who have faithfully served our coutry have made it possible.

I'm thankful that bloggers in D.C. are advertising the Heros Happy Hour tonight sponsered by Citizens Helping Heros, a great way to start your memorable weekend. If there is any way we can show support to our military and their families, this would be a fabulous start!

And that's just the beginning. PBS is sponsering the National Memorial Day concert, and the National Memorial Day parade starts even before that. Arlington Cemetary will be honoring our fallen by placing a flag on each of the graves, and there will be one grave that I will pay a special visit to - my dad's.

Please remember that living in the nation's capital people all around you have loved ones who have passed who graciously served our country on your behalf ~ and showing your love, compassion, and support this weekend to the fallen and their families means more than you will ever know!

Dating Tips Galore


If you're feeling "dating challenged", just take a look around! There's more than enough information, available to you right here in the blogging world, to get started. It seems like dating etiquette is on a lot of bloggers minds of late. I believe Lil DC Diva's working on her own (with, most likely, some injections from yours truly) but until those are posted, here's a chance to look around at what other bloggers think about dating.

The DC Bachelor, put together his own little dating guide for women (9 Tips).


And somewhat in response DCB's blog, Hotwheelz, at Stop Making Sense, jotted down his own 9 General Dating Tips for men.

And the Cleveland Park Men's Club has their own collection of "Best Practices" tips on how to treat ladies in general! (You can find these blogs posted under the CPMC Best Practices section on their right hand navigation bar)

Look for The Butterfly Network's additional tips - soon to come.

Good morning :)

So last night I went and hung out with the fam to watch the season finale of LOST. (I managed to catch most of the episodes this season, when I wasn't out on Wednesday nights, and got pretty hooked.)

I stayed the night there and hung out with my sisters (one of whom just got back from college for the summer). And this morning, at 5:30 right as my alarm was set to go off, my sister Liz popped up and surprised me with Starbucks. What a great sister and way to start my day!

And then I was thinking (while wired with caffiene) on the way to work this morning... Although there are rare exceptions, like the Senator (from CPMC)
walking 20 blocks in the rain to see his lady, you just don't hear about a lot of people going out of their way to do small nice gestures anymore. So have you? If not, it's something to think about. If so, here's your chance to let us know! Leave a comment & tell your sweet story :)

P.S. This morning's nice surprise from Liz also made me realize how much I would love to have an assistant to do these types of things for me every day. Interested? I'd pay you... well, nothing - but it could still be fun!

Any takers?

No?

Alright.

Powell To Own Nationals?



Former Secretary of State Colin Powell had joined one of nine bidding groups to buy the Washington Nationals.

The group, led by Fred Malek and Jeff Zients, includes former Fannie Mae chairman Franklin Raines, America Online founding CEO James Kimsey, lawyer Vernon Jordan and former Washington Redskins player Darrell Green.

Each group paid $100,000 deposits to enter the bidding.

''I'm encouraged by baseball's efforts to diversify its ranks and its reach, and the Washington Baseball Club shares that commitment to making this team accessible to every Washingtonian,'' he said.

At this point, the Nationals could certainly use some luck. Last night Cincinatti beat them 12-3.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Dare you to wear this out...

He he he... (Thanks hotwheelz...)



A Different Point Of View


Love doesn't come around often. But when it falls in your lap, is it necessary to act gooey and ga-ga such as has Tom Cruise over Katie Holmes? As Tom explained to Oprah on her Monday show, "Something happened and I wanted to celebrate it!"

Their very public and very new relationship has been the hot topic in Hollywood, and got me thinking. Instead of wasting time accusing Tom and Katie of being a Hollywood publicity stunt, why not learn from them and embrace the perks of life a bit?

I've actually done the same thing myself without the help of Oprah, Tom, or Katie.

I've been with my boyfriend for almost a year now. We fell hard and fast, and said those three special words in the span of two weeks.

I mean, what can I say? 'Something happened and I wanted to celebrate it!'

I've learned that sometimes you just have to let go of your insecurities and your hurt from past relationships and look at what has landed directly in your lap. Some may think it sounds silly, but for me, and I say this proudly a year later, it's worked brillantly.

Will Tom and Katie's love last? Looking at Hollywood's relationship track record, probably not. Will mine? Well, statistics say no. But who are you or anyone else to decide that? So far it's worked for Tom and Katie, and a year later, it's worked for me.

I'm no love expert, but I can say that you have nothing to loose from embracing the unexpected in life!

Blog to Read

Periodically, Lil DC Diva & I will point out blogs that we really enjoy. Today I have to say I just LOVED Up All Night Jane's blog about monogamy. Check it out!

SNL on my morning so far...


Craig: Who's that chick with a $100 parking ticket (yes, it's the second in a month)?
Ariana: It's Sara! It's Sara!

Craig: Who's that chick who'll be working 11-13 hour days for the next two weeks?
Ariana: It's Sara! It's Sara!

Craig: Who's that chick who has to work all Memorial Day Weekend?
Ariana: It's Sara! It's Sara!

Craig: Who's hair is frizzing because of the weather?
Ariana: It's Sara! It's Sara!

Craig: Who decided it's not the best time to quit smoking after all?
Ariana: It's Sara! It's Sara!


Grrrrrrrrrr.... Is it Friday yet? Does anyone have any happy stories to share?

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I Love Aaron Karo


I'm bringing some New York humor to D.C. Or maybe it's that New Yorkers just have a better sense of humor.

Or maybe it's just
Aaron Karo.

I have been reading Karo's
columns ever since I was in college and today felt compelled to share him with everyone else. I am still on his mailing list, and to this day look forward to each new column.

Karo became famous through an email he wrote his freshman year in college, which he later came to publish two books. He now travels and does stand up, writes "rumination" columns, and always makes my day much more enjoyable.


Please take some time to read about him and absorb the laughs. We need more hilarious people like him in this world!

Not convinced yet? Here are a few excerpts from his more recent columns:

"The point is, who the hell knows where your career or your life will take
you? Your first job is all about networking, doing data entry hungover, and
daring the guy in the next cubicle to jerk off in the office bathroom."

"Recently, I was in a rush to catch a train and so
when I bought a magazine for $3.95, I told the guy to keep the change. I think
that he thought I was being all snobby for rejecting the nickel, but really I
just couldn’t wait. Now I feel bad. This was like two weeks ago. Either I have a
very strong conscience, or these whitening strips are going to my brain."

"English Muffins are neither English nor muffins. Discuss."

"Could there be any more run, walk, bike, or jog-a-thons going on this summer? Why combine charity with something boring like exercise? Why not combine it with sex? Or booze? Or what about Star Wars? I’m pretty sure Star Wars is available."


"Well Sinead O'Rebellion. Shock me, shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior"



I know Natalie's new buzz cut has been blogged to death... but (without cheating) who can name the great 80's movie that I'm referencing in the title?



Drivers can be such asses in DC...



I could create an entire blog site just to rant & laugh about the crazy stuff that happens to me on my commutes... I swear.

So this morning, I'm driving down 16th Street on my way to work. Having apparently turned my alarm off at some point in the morning, I woke up half an hour after I was already supposed to be in the office. Not a great start.

So anyway, I'm driving behind a green Toyota Camry in the left lane. The cars on the right are FLYING by us and there's nobody in front of the Camry. I can't get over to pass and the Camry's seriously going about 2 miles under the speed limit. Note to all you DC drivers: If you're in the left lane & driving slow & people in the right lane are driving fast - I will be all up on ya, so GET OVER... Thus, I am all up on the Camry's ass...


Well the car has 4 girls in it. (The front passenger may actually have been a boy, but I couldn't really tell...) The driver looks back in the rearview mirror and laughss at me and so do the two girls in the back. I'm getting a little heated, wishing they'd quit grinning and push that pedal to the metal a little more. But you'll never guess what happened next: (Well, maybe you can if you've seen the picture that goes along with this blog...)

One of the girls in the back shimmies (awkwardly) backwards up against the back seat (no way she was comfortable) and MOONS me! And no, she did not have a nice ass... But it sure did make me laugh...


Welcome To D.C: We Promise Not To Bite

So DC Bachelor decided to do a little write up on us. Thanks for the shout-out, Mr. Bachelor, I think. "Woop-de-freakin-do" says the typical DC blogger, "yet another blog to enter the DC social scene." Ooooh...who are these new kids on the block?

Thus says another random DC blogger, "Oh, they're just another mainstream blog that talks about celebrities and everything else that everyone else talks about." Oh, we'll see about that!

I've been watching our little site grow over the past couple months, along with reading all the other DC bloggers rant about the life and trials of living in DC.

I actually enjoy reading what everyone else has to say, and you know you do too, admit it. That's what these blogs are for, right? Blogging is turning into something like a Crackberry...err, I mean Blackberry addiction, we just can't get away.

The DC Bachelor blogs about the 9 Rules of Dating...or was that just a subtle way of saying he is trying to get laid? (wink, wink) Circle V entertains us with her humourous tales of her interesting life. Girl in DC and Up All Night Jane take us through their stories on dating and flirting in the city. CPMC is like our student government - the nice, classy guys who support all the other fellow bloggers. And of course, there's the alma mater, Washington Socialites, who everyone wants to be. It's all kind of like high school. WS being the prom queen and the rest to follow along.

Where do the butterflies come into the mix? I'm not so sure yet. But I know there is a place for us out there in the DC blogosphere. In fact, there is a place for us all, and that's what makes blogging, especially in DC, so popular that we will postpone work duties just to get our two cents in and let the rest of the D.C. blogosphere know where the butterflies stand.

It's a fine mixture of blogs we have going on here ~ and we're damn proud to be a part of it.

*Welcoming all blogs to our site, send us your link so we can check you out! Don't worry, this city can always handle more
:-)

(This was published by both butterflies...)

Monday, May 23, 2005

Tara Reid Gets 'Wild On' E!


Tara Reid doesn't need E! to show us that she is wild. We've already seen infamous nipplegate episode, her drunken stupors, and medicore acting skills all over the tabloids and T.V. Nonetheless, E! signed this boobalicious drunken vixen on as their new Wild On host.

In an interview, Tara said she wanted to take the viewers on a "journey."

We can't wait, Tara. To see the world through the eye's of one of Hollywood's most intoxicated socialites, well that's just dandy.

Woops - I called an Ex.

Last weekend while out with friends, I ran into some of my ex's pals. I've remained acquaintance-type friends with them over the years (we all went to school together), but this was the first I'd seen any of them in a while. In the state we were in, I felt it was a good idea to call my ex and give a cheery hello/how are you/I ran into your buddies call. I ended up leaving a message.

Here is a little history: The ex and I met in the Bahamas on spring break (so cliche) and discovered we went to the same university, and when we got back to school we ended up dating briefly for about three months my sophomore year in college. He graduated and I broke up with him. (His feelings were also stronger for me than mine were for him.)

I continued in school, and would briefly chat with him every now and then. He even paid me a surprise visit on my 21st birthday.

Soon after that, I stopped returning his phone calls and we just lost touch.

Yesterday I was checking my messages left for me over the weekend. Here was his:

"Hey, I got your phone call. I just wanted to say that I never want to speak to you ever again. Do not call me ever again. I do not want you to be a part of my life at all. I have made the effort to be your friend and that's it. Do not ever, ever call me again, I never want to speak to you. I wish you the best of luck, but don't ever call me again, I never want to speak to you. Ever."

Wheeeeeeew weeeee! I think he made his point.

Note to self: Never, ever drunk dial an ex. Ever.

Slightly Stoopid: 9:30 Club Employees

Well, one of them anyway.

After a relaxing (aka lame) weekend - damn allergies always keepin' a girl down... I was restless and more than ready to go check out the band
Slightly Stoopid, at the 9:30 club. (For most of you who have never heard of them, their style is very similar to that of Sublime.) I was accompanied by my boy & two of his friends (all three of which had already been to the Orioles game all day and were, needless to say, very inebriated).

We bought our tickets, waited in line full of freaks and 16-year-olds, and entered - ready for another drink & excited to see the band.

And instead we watched some horrible opener and proceeded to get kicked out before even getting a glimpse of the band we paid to see. Apparently spilling a little beer here and there is grounds for dismissal.

The worst part though, (man I wish I could find my digital camera because the pics would have astounded you) was the complete fustilugs who tossed us. (FYI fustilugs = fat & slovenly person...)

This guy was HUGE with at least 15 piercings on his face alone. Seriously, and he just looked like he was miserable and mean.

Anyway, point here is that perhaps instead of kicking people out for accidentally spilling beer (out of tiny red cups while filled to the brim) due to being knocked into repeatedly by dancing kids, the sloth-like bouncer should have been paying more attention to the 16-year-old child puking up copious amounts of alcohol in the bathroom...


Because then it wouldn't happen quite as much...

Bruised, Blistered, and Beautiful!


Hey, at least us Washingtonian's aren't into Chinese Foot Binding!

I always say that the shoes you wear make the outfit, but why are women's shoes so damn painful? After a night out on the town, I come home in pain, my battle wounds in full bloom. I am constantly rubbing Neosporin on my blisters. I sit here and write this as I am wearing open-toed high-healed shoes to work, but at the same time I'd much rather be sitting here with sore feet than not have a well-put-together outfit. I have a love/hate relationship with my feet, and the shoes I decorate them with. And here's why:

Women and their shoes have a dark, deep history.

Have you ever heard of Chinese Foot Binding? Women would get surgery on their feet so that they may better fit their shoes. It sounds sick and looks painful, but that's the price you pay to look nice. Our past shows that not much as changed - we will go to drastic measures to look cute in our Jimmy Choos.

A shoe defines a woman's outfit - and says a lot about her personality.

A high healed shoe usually means the girl is high matience, and enjoys attention. Flat shoes say she is simple and reserved. Of course, this is just my opinion, not fact. Heals and flats go in and out of style, just as women's personality and temperament changes frequently (Hello, can we say that time of the month?!) The type of shoe also depends on the woman's sense of style and if they go along with the outfit she is wearing. Remember when UGG boots were in style? Does anyone even know why?!

Men don't give a rat's ass about women's shoes.

Not. At. All. Don't ever ask your boyfriend what a Manolo Blahnik is. They don't look at your feet and say, "Why, sweetie, those are such cute little BGBG pumps! They make your outfit look stellar!" Shoes are for your personal pride, enjoyment, and confidence, not your significant other's. A good boyfriend/male friend will support your undercover obsession, but they don't need to know the details. (Just like you have no business knowing the details of guys night out.)

It's a high price for pain.

Manolo's easily run up to $700. Sadly, I have yet to buy my first pair. I find myself drooling online over different colors and designs of the beloved high-fashion products, and am anxiously awaiting the day when I have a pair to call my own. But I do own plenty other pairs of shoes that are just as beautiful, and even more painful.

I read one of the series of Confessions of a Shopoholic by Sophia Kinsella, where the main character, Becky, mentions a look given by Manhattan women, called the "Manhattan Once-over." A woman looks another woman up and down and sums her up by her outfit fropm head to toe.

In D.C., the "once-over" is rarely used, for the mere fact that much of this city is fashion-impaired and lacks creative style. But if I were to use a "DC once-over," the first thing I would look at would be the shoes on a woman's feet. Shoes can sometimes just say it all.

Where to shoe shop in the city? Georgetown, Georgetown, Georgetown! There you can find BCBG (my personal favorite, and affordable) and Steve Madden, along with many other unique shops that carry the perfect shoe for you, and maybe, (gasp!) you might even find a comfortable pair. Happy hunting!

*Note to men: Although this was a non-interesting and non-topical story for you to read, supporting your female friends shoe obsession is perfectly acceptable, and always preferred. Compliments are not mandatory, but recommended.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Corporate Lessons...

(Received this in an email... Not my work, but hilarious nonetheless!)

Corporate Lesson 1

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor.
Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel."
After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob. After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves.
The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs.
When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?"
"It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies.

"Great!" the husband says, "Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"

Moral of the story: If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.

Corporate Lesson 2

A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident.
After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg.The nun said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?"The priest removed his hand.
But, changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, "Father, remember Psalm 129?"The priest apologized, "Sorry sister but the flesh is weak."
Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129.

It said, "Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory."

Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.

Corporate Lesson 3

A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, "I'll give each of you just one wish."
"Me first! Me first!" says the admin. clerk. "I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world." Poof! She's gone.
"Me next! Me next!" says the sales rep. "I want to be in Hawaii, relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas, and the love of my life." Poof! He's gone.

"OK, you're up," the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, "I want those two back in the office after lunch."

Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.

Corporate Lesson 4

A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?"
The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested.

A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.

Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.

Corporate Lesson 5

A turkey was chatting with a bull. "I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree," sighed the turkey, but I haven't got the energy."
"Well, why don't you nibble on my droppings?" replied the bull. "They're packed with nutrients."
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch.Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree.

Soon he was spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.

Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it won't keep you there.



Happy Weekend To All, And To All A Good Night.



Hope your weekend is full of indulgence.

Fashion Inspiration... Really?

By now everyone's heard about TomKat (aka Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes - names combined due to the fact that they're 'dating' - quotation marks around the word dating due to the fact that there's much speculation that it's a publicity stunt).

Maybe they're dating maybe it's publicity (good for her, not doing a whole lot of anything for him). I don't really care either way; in my heart Tom and Nicole are meant for eachother. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against Katie Holmes. I think she's cute.

But the thing is that Katie is going to be on the cover of In Style magazine. And excuse me, but since when do we look to Dawson's Creek for the latest fashion?

The Odd Couple Ties The Knot


Remember Mary Kay LeTourneau?

You know, the teacher who had sex with her sixth grade student and produced two children from him? Served seven years in jail and is now out and a registered sex offender?

Ah, now you remember.

The two lovers are scheduled to be married sometime this evening in an undisclosed location.

Congrats to the odd, err..happy couple.

Fabulous Fifteen Minutes

I know Lil DC Diva already posted about this but I still want to add my two cents...

Although arriving (very) late and leaving early (due to a parking garage situation) these two butterflies managed to fly from their cocoons and land smack dab in the middle of a fantastic party.

Not sure what to expect, we walked in and found a bar full of people, everyone with drinks in hand. Smiling faces 'round the house (I saw NO hating) and let me tell ya kids, we've got some mighty attractive dc bloggers in these parts... A few of which include, The Senator from
Cleveland Parks Men's Club, V from Circle V, Luke & Kelly from Washington Socialites, and let's not forget the host with the most, the DC Bachelor.

It was a fabulous time... we're definitely looking forward to the next :)

An Apple Martini and a Limo Ride


Well - for the fifteen minutes we were there, Sara and I had a lovely time meeting other fine DC bloggers. We stayed long enough to enjoy an Apple Martini (my favorite) and then had to race to the parking garage before it closed to get her car.

Great meeting Kelly and Luke, as well as the Senator, V, and DC Bachelor!

After Topaz and the race for the car, my night ended with cheese fries and a beer, and a ride in a limo. (Totally unexpected.)

I'm looking forward to more "haters" meetings with the bloggers, because it appeared that not a single hater was there! Everyone was lovely and friendly - my only complaint is that we weren't there long enough.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

STILL HERE.

It's 8:47 p.m and I am stilll at work! Still trying to make it to happy hour! (although happy hour is over at this point!) :-(

Happy Hour at Topaz

Ash & I will be at the Happy Hour at Topaz this evening. Although, unfortunately, we will be arriving late.

And please don't be surprised if you see Ashley rolling me in due to the rather large amount of mac & cheese I just ate for lunch... It was just so good...

Now I'm too full & tired and I'm trying not to pass out on my desk - wish me luck ;)

Exactly what I feel like right now...

Afternoon chuckle :-)



I had to share my laughter with the rest of the blogosphere. I visited Busted Tees today and could barely contain myself. I am not one to wear those "trendy" message t shirts (so last year), but I might have to break out and purchase one just to say I did. They are too funny to go unnoticed!

My personal favorites:

Screw Debt...I Fear Terror!


Being in debt is the least of our worries when we live in DC!

An article in today's USA today claims that college graduates fear debt more than they do terrorism. Here are the stats:

"They still fear terrorism, and most believe that Americans will experience
another attack. But when asked, "What are you most fearful of at this time?"
only 13.4% said a terrorist attack; 32.4% answered "going deeply into debt,"
and 31.2% said "being unemployed.'" - Greg Toppo, USA Today


Well - I think the 13.4 percent who surveyed they are more fearful for a terrorist attack are those who live and work in D.C. Seeming that I work in the Nation's Capital, I would say my fears of terrorism are a little more heightened than many. Actually, now that I think about it, I would say my fears of terrorism are much greater than my debt. Debt is nothing compared to the terrorist alerts/threats we have here! When it boils down, I'd rather feel much more safe than financially secure. No?

Why, it was only last week that the White House and Capital were evacuated and the First Lady was moved to a secure location. What about a secure location for me? The parking garage? Metro?

You can always get yourself out of debt. But you might not survive a terrorist attack.

Oscar Winner, Paris Wannabe & Bully?

(I heard this on the radio this morning, on the Z104 Matthew Blades Radio Program...)

Jamie Foxx... The Oscar-winning actor fell into the typical hollywood line along with Pamela Anderson & Paris Hilton: Someone stole sex tapes & nude pictures out of his dumpster. They were supposed to be aired on the Internet by the end of this week, but from what I heard, they won't be anymore. It's too bad because (supposedly) they include shots with interaction between Jamie and an A-List TV star as well as shots with him and an A-List movie star... Any ideas on who these stars could be?? (I heard rumors about him & Halle Berry... and I believe Oprah was mentioned as well... But you know how talk show gossip is...)

Plus, apparently Jamie sent a posse over to the guy's house (who stole the pics/tapes) and roughed him up...

And, in an interview with New York Daily News, it was said that if the pictures did end up getting published, they'd only enhance the actor's reputation as "one of Hollywood's biggest stars." He he...

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Mission Impossible: Eat...

Apparently the boobalicious and yet VERY annorexic-looking teen queen, Lindsay Lohan, is campaigning herself to star in Mission Impossible 3. (She would, of course, be starring with Tom Cruise.)

''I actually met with J.J. Abrams, who is directing. I'm a huge fan of Lost and Alias, so hopefully, we will see what happens. If so, I'll be in training for a few weeks, putting on some muscles,''
she said in an Access Hollywood interview.

If she chooses to take this part, (aka - if it's offered to her) I'm assuming she is going to have to stuff a few of Paris' burgers in her mouth...

Remember when she was normal looking?


Lindsay in her "meatier" days...

(This one was written by Sara AND Ashley!)

There need to be more people like me in this world :-)


Hey - at least the homeless are honest. They need money!

While other DC bloggers lash out at the Washington Socialites over the absence of one of their own (Windy), I have been exercising my good samaritan values over on L street.

I took a nice afternoon walk to my bank to pull out some cash. Asking for $40, the teller handed me what I thought was two $20's, I thanked her graciously, and turned to walk away. Until I looked down and saw that I was holding a $20 and a $50.

Woe is me, the predicament!

Actually, it wasn't a hard decision at all. I stepped back in line and waited until my teller was available again, and kindly informed her about her little mistake. I handed back the $50, in exchange for a $20 and went on my merry way.

It was that easy.

Sadly though, it's hard to find an
honest person in today's world who would do the same.

Thank goodness we're blogging in the USA...

Because gossip has become a crime punishable by up to four years in jail in Columbia! (And if it was four years for every piece of gossip - we'd all be in jail for the rest of our lives!)

"Latinos" Angeles


Pic: Antonio Villaraigosa

James Hahn, the current mayor of Los Angeles, was defeated in the Tuesday election race against a hispanic high school drop out.

Antonio Villaraigosa, a hispanic high school drop out who turned his life around, was elected mayor of L.A., the second biggest city in the U.S. He is the first hispanic mayor in 133 years.

In his victory speech yesterday, Villaraigosa proclaimed that "our purpose is to bring this great city together."

Villaraigosa will be sworn in July 1, making him the first hispanic mayor in L.A. since 1872. Hahn is the first L.A. mayor to be dethroned in 32 years.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Italian Stallions pumped full of Viagra!!




OK OK sorry to you perverts expecting a blog about strippers or something... I'm talking about actual horses here... ;)

Italian police discovered a race track in Rome linked to the mob where the horses were pumped with Viagra (and other drugs) in enhance their performances...

90210 Wedding

And, surprise surprise, it's another celebrity marriage... Any takers on how long this one will last?

Brandon Walsh... oops, I mean Jason Priestly... tied the knot with long term girlfriend Naomi Lowde this past weekend in the Bahamas.

Not only is it Priestly's second marriage, it's his second marriage to a makeup artist. I guess he's making an example of the fact that history tends to repeat itself. Hopefully the history loop will stop at that and this marriage will last.


Way to go Jason... She's pretty hot!

Breast Cancer hits Pop Culture





Australian pop singer Kylie Minougue has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Minougue is a 2004 Grammy winner and has postponed her Austrailian tour to undergo treatment. She will turn 37 on May 28.

In light of this unfortunate news (I am a huge fan of Kylie and her musical talents), I remembered that the National Race for the Cure is right around the corner.

On Saturday, June 4th, cancer survivors, victims, and the mass public like myself, will be participating in the race to fight breast cancer. The race started in 1990 and has been successfully aimed at spreading breast cancer awareness.

According to The National Breast Cancer Foundation, every 12 minutes a woman in America dies of breast cancer. My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor, and still lives to talk about her experience.

If you will be in the DC area the weekend of June 4, register for the Race for the Cure (you can do it online!) ~ and join the thousands of people who are racing to fight this deadly
disease!

Anyone agree?

I was thinking about this tonight (for maybe the past 5 seconds, right before I started writing this blog) and:

I think it's funny that I can't quite bother to read any of the (zillions of) articles about the Michael Jackson trial. Yet, from simply reading the headlines about it each day, I feel as though I have a pretty good idea of what's going on...

And, while I feel awful for everyone involved, I'm sick of all the hype... I'm ready for something newer, jucier and a little less perverted to take over the entertainment media's attention...


A picture from back in the old days, when MJ's music was FANTASTIC... and he had only been accused of molesting one little boy... Oh, and when his nose was still somewhat attached to his face...

The Wrath of Britney



Why is she doing this to us? As if we don't see, hear and watch her tummy grow fast enough through tabloids and blogs like mine. Tonight is the debut of Britney and Kevin Federline's Reality TV Show on UPN, which documents their journey of courtship through home videos.

"Can you handle my truth?" is the main slogan for her show, "Chaotic."

Oh, and how convienient: "Chaotic" is also the title of her new single.

I don't think it is possible for this girl to rest. While I do admire her ambition and drive to be in the public eye, Britney is making it too easy for people like me to mock her desire for her marriage to Kevin seem like a fairytale of true love.

We all know this chaotic marriage is a time bomb waiting to go off ~ and we will watch her show just to prove ourselves right.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Why you test drive before purchasing...

Here is a perfect example of why (some people believe) you should always test drive a new product before purchasing ... if you catch my drift

An Italian woman, known to the media as Cristina S., annuled her marriage due to the fact that her husband turned out to be impotent.

Although the annulment occured in 1990, the Supreme Court recently awarded her damages based on the claim that she "had been robbed of her 'right to sexuality' and the promise of a family".

Poor guy... He can't get it up AND has to pay money because of it!

hehe...

Brad Pitt... not Prince Charming after all...

According to an interview, which is scheduled to be published in the June issue of GQ magazine, Brad Pitt doesn't really believe in the whole "'til death do us part" concept of marriage.

In the interview, he says, "The idea that marriage has to be for all time -- that I don't understand.''

But, at the same time, he speaks about his strong desire to start a family.

Now, come on... let's put 2 and 2 together here. No wonder Jen didn't want to have kids with him, if he's ok with marriage not lasting forever... Why would anyone have kids if they already knew the marriage might not last forever? For that matter, I wonder if she'd even have married him in the first place if she knew his take on the whole deal...

Thank goodness he's got his looks... (well, and an acting career and a great humanitarian attitude... ) because with this comment and his rumored affair with Angelina Jolie, he's definitely not quite in the Prince Charming category any longer.

A picture is worth a thousand words...

...and now its not working on our blog!

As soon as we figure out how to add pictures to our blog, now it's not working! BAHH!! Any suggestions?

Saturday, May 14, 2005

The number every girl (and boy) should know

I know you've been in this situation:

You're out with friends for an evening. You're just trying to relax and have a good time, but there is that one guy (or girl) who just won't leave you alone. You try to be nice about the fact that you are completely not interested. You try being mean. You try leaving the spot you're hanging out in. And still, this person persists.

It's exacerbating. And it can spoil an otherwise fantastic night out on the town.

Well, let me introduce my solution to you. It's called The Rejection Hotline. And it's been around for a while. It's frequently a night saver for me - and now I'm passing it on to you!

Basically, it's a number you give out when you don't want to give your real one. When the receiver calls it, trying to get to you, they reach a recording letting them know that while they believed they scored with your number, they were, in fact, denied.

So here's how it can work: you exhaust all other options to get that annoying boy (girl) to leave you alone. You simply turn to them and say, "I've really enjoyed meeting you tonight - but my friends and I have a lot of catching up to do. Why don't I give you my phone number and you can call me later this week if you'd like to meet up again?" And it works every time.

The best part is that there are numerous rejection hotline numbers and they all have real area codes (no 800 numbers) based on where you live. For example, the DC line is 202-452-7468. To find your local rejection hotline number, click here.

And no, this isn't mean, for anyone thinking so. Think about it, so you meet a girl one night and think that you hit it off, only to be given the rejection hotline number. Sure at first you'll be disappointed, but if you only met one night it's not like you'll be heartbroken... And now you'll have the number and can give it out to someone else in the future!

Friday, May 13, 2005

Happy freaking Friday the 13th...

Yeah, I always thought the bad luck thing was a bunch of b.s. Well not anymore after the stupid 67 in a 50 speeding ticket I just got...

Oh well, out to drown my sorrows.

Attention Gentlemen

http://clevelandparkmensclub.blogspot.com/2005/05/cpmc-best-practices-part-v.html

Every boy should read this :)

*On a side note, Ash & I & a lot of women out there have no problem paying for dates, or drinks, etc., but still this is how a true gentlemen would act!

One small step for bloggers...

Last night, at around 2 am, I was awoken by loud snoring in my ear and the realization that I'd been pushed all the way to the very edge of the bed. As I woke up further, I realized I was at home, in my own bed... The snorer who wheedled me out of any bed space... My cat!

Anyway, the point here is that, unable to fall back asleep, I flipped through the latest Cosmopolitan (my bedside staple) and discovered that, according to Cosmo Magazine, the word "blog" has been added to the newest edition of Webster's Dictionary!

(On a funny note, so has the word wedgie. Wedgie: noun. a prank in which the victim's undershorts are jerked upward so as to become wedged between the buttocks.) hehehe...

Thursday, May 12, 2005

'Chappelle Show' Put On Hold

Move over Jennifer Wilbanks, there are more crazies entering the phscyh ward. Dave Chappelle, Comedy Central's star comedian and one of America's favorite funny men, has entered a psych ward...in South Africa.

The 3rd season of his show, which was to be aired May 31, has been aburptly halted. Dave apparently hadn't shown up to the set in weeks.

I wish Dave a speedy recovery and quick return to his show ~ I was deeply saddened by this information and only hope that he won't let his concerned fans down. We love you Dave!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Chaos on the Hill

People running (err, walking quickly), sirens going off, and John Kerry standing there with not a clue what was going on. It was all relaxed and routine, people. Nevertheless, it did cause quite the hold-up in Washington today.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Smile!


...because The Butterfly Network just figured out how to add pictures!

(Cut us some slack, we're new at this)

Another sex tape scandal for Paris!


Well, only kind of... but it got your attention didn't it ;)

Paris shot a sexy commercial to promote eatery Carl's Jr... but it was
too sexy to be aired
.

In the commercial, she's biting into a burger. Apparently she's also
dressed skimpily, washing a car while hoses 'spurt' all around her...
(imagery, much?).

So I'd say that the catch phrase here would be: "that's TOO hot"!

They Aren't Kidding When They Say "Extreme"

I barely get a chance to watch T.V., but last night I found time to cruise through a few channel's and landed on ABC's Extreme Makeover Wedding Edition.

Thinking I'd only spend a few minutes watching, an hour had passed and I was drenched with tears and puffy eyes.

You wouldn't have a heart if you didn't get teary-eyed over Kyle Garlett and fiance (now wife) Carrie Riordan. Garlett is a four-time cancer survivor who is waiting for a heart transplant but wanted to give his fiance the wedding of her dreams ~ and the "I Do" Crew made it happen at the City of Hope Cancer Treatment Center in Durante, CA.

Many celebs even stopped in to assist in wedding preparations for the reception theme "Christmas in New York": Christie Yamguchi, Chris Judd, and even Liza Minelli gave a performance. You would think that having these celebs there would make it a cheesy three-ringed circus, but that thought would quickly diminish by looking at the awe and surprise in Garlett and Riordan's eyes.

And if that wasn't enough, during the ceremony the wooden doors opened and in marched people who's lives had been touched through Kyle and Carrie: cancer survivors, teachers, friends, family.

And that's when the tears came flowing.

Now that's what I call Monday night TV.

Nobody saw this one coming...


Well I do believe that there are many young (and many not so young) females with broken hearts today... One of the hottest male country singers has gone and tied the knot.

Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney were married, yesterday, in a small Caribbean ceremony.

The couple (seriously, who even knew they were even a couple?) laughed and cried while exchanging vows in their 15 minute ceremony on Chesney's St. John property.

Zellweger wore a dress by Carolina Herrera (a staple look for Renee).