Thursday, September 29, 2005

Commercials

I'm not a big TV person. But nowadays, there are a lot of shows that I happen to like so I've been watching it a lot. (Desperate Housewives, Rome, Family Guy, Grey's Anatomy, Surface, Medium, House, Boston Legal, Lost, Invasion, the OC, Reunion... Seriously, it's pathetic - Not that I watch all those shows every week, but definitely Rome, Grey's Anatomy and Lost...

So in all this newfound TV watching, I've also been seeing a lot of commercials. And I've made some observations about a few of them:
  1. DHL's new customer service commercial - I LOVE IT. It really portrays how shitty customer service is today. It's ridiculous. If DHL really does provide the fantastic customer service that they claim, I think I will begin using their services.
  2. Someone running for something in Virginia has a commercial out. This commercial focuses on education, so that's great. But one of the statements is that he wants to keep gang members out of Virginia schools. Again, that's great. But how sad is it that there are gang members in Virginia? I mean, perhaps I'm just out of the loop but this wasn't a big problem when I was in high school just 5 years ago. I always thought that someday, Northern VA would be a good place to raise kids because the schools are great and it's a good area. So the fact that gangs are a problem there now really upsets me.
  3. There's a Wendy's commercial out promoting the new "choose your own" burger or something like that. It's all fine and dandy until the very end, when they show a bride eating a Wendy's burger. Come on. What bride is going to eat Wendy's on her wedding day, in her wedding dress?
  4. Finally, there's a commercial out for a special edition Cinderella. In the commercial, they show the scene where her slipper falls off as she's running away from the prince and the ball. And it hit me. (Well, I've actually wondered about this before.) Why, at midnight, does everything else turn back into it's normal grimy self - but NOT her shoes?

Monday, September 26, 2005

Two things

  1. I wish people would have more tact. I would have appreciated it this weekend because I was invited somewhere as a last resort. Twice. Here are the scenarios: Person A & B both ask "Hey, do you want to come to {insert event here} with me?" To Person A, I declined. To Person B, I accepted. And here were their responses: A - "Jeez, I can't find ANYONE else to come!" B- "Oh great! Everyone else I asked had plans."

    I mean, what the hell? OK, so I know that it's impossible for everyone to be first on everyone else's list for invites - but do you have to make sure they know it? Come on, let's show some finesse and realize that, while everybody's aware that sometimes they're not the first to be asked to some things, people don't like to think that they might be a last resort invite. So keep all of your previously declined invites out of the conversation. Thanks.

  2. I have a great respect and appreciation for police officers. Anyone who is still going through their hating the law days, in my opinion, never grew out of their teenager mentality - and should grow up. However, I think that cops who waste time standng around and playing with radar guns during rush hour should be... put in time out or something. Seriously, how annoying. Sure, people shouldn't speed. But with all the accidents and backup that happens every morning/afternoon on the beltway, etc., I really think that they should just be alert to help in those situations and keep the flow of traffic moving. I know that sometimes it's the people speeding that cause the accidents, but pulling a couple people over who are just rushing to get to work on time is not really going to make a difference.

Friday, September 23, 2005

He's just that into you.

I left out the 'not' in that popular sentence on purpose. I haven't read the book. I don't want to. I'm a positive person and (when I feel like it) I try to put a positive spin on things. But I've recently been shown that girls do not have to put up with jerks. I know that there are amazing guys out there and they must be worth the wait.

And, though some of my closest friends swear by it - and I have no doubt that there is a lot of truth in it - I'm not a big fan of "He's Just Not That Into You". The only reason being that it points out the reasons why your man is not into you. - it's negative. I think it'd be better to focus on how you can tell when he is. Here are a few examples:

  • He has faith in you - He believes you're smart and capable and tells you so.
  • He may tease you lightly, in a flirtatious manner, but will never make you feel dumb, or ugly, or bad about yourself.
  • He makes room for you in his life - regardless of how busy he may be.
  • He talks to his friends about you.
  • He does sweet things to let you know he's thinking about you. And no, for the haters, I'm not talking about buying you presents; I'm talking about the little things - like leaving IMs early in the morning to tell you that you're beautiful.
  • He isn't afraid to show affection - not to the extent of a PDA, but hand holding and/or when he (often unconsciously) uses body language to establish that you care about each other.
  • Most importantly, he's man enough to tell you how he feels about you. I know some guys are shy, but if he really sees what you're worth - he'll tell you! (And if for some reason he doesn't voice his feelings, it won't matter because his actions will show you loud and clear.)
And please don't be reading this list and thinking to yourself that your guy is the kind of guy to do those things, he just hasn't done them yet. When someone is really into you, they'll be sweethearts all the time, it's not something they'll just grow into sometime in the future. I really think that girls' biggest mistakes are to fall for guys based on who they have the potential to be - not who they actually are. I've done it PLENTY of times. And when you do this, it's a huge mistake. You end up make sacrifices for someone who doesn't even really exist.

Ok. Stepping off my soapbox now. (But, let's be honest, we all know I just love to talk about relationships/love/romance/etc.) And in hindsight, I wish I'd always listened to everything I just said above. But, ya know, maybe we all have to go through relationships with jerks so that when there's a spark with someone who's really special - it's even easier to see.

Monday, September 19, 2005

My new theory about @$$holes

So I can not tell you how many times I've had girl friends ask me/themselves why they always end up with jerks. They're relationships always take so much work and they feel like they are the ones putting all of the effort into anything. Half of the time, I'm the one asking these questions.

But, you know when you first start dating someone whether or not they'll be good for you. If it's not going to work out, from my experience, more times than not, you know it deep down as soon as you begin dating. Most of the time, you just ignore what you know. To the point that you don't realize you know it and are crushed when some time later, the relationship doesn't work out.

I think my biggest mistake is that I always like guys based on who they have the potential to be - not who they actually are. And when people do this, it's a huge mistake. You make sacrifices for someone who doesn't even really exist.

Well, perhaps also as a good friend recently pointed out, I go for guys I know it won't work with because deep down I'm a commitment-phobe ;) woopsie

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Stupid drivers...


It's really annoying when you're on your way home from the gym and somebody almost kills you because they chose not to check lanes before switching - and it's dark out so you know they can't see the form of the curse words flying out of your mouth or your middle finger which is pointed purposefully in the air at them.

Just an observation...

Let's talk about cleavage

And I'm not talking about breasts.

I'm not talking about ass.

I'm talking about toes. Yes, toes.

Ladies, as we near the season of closed-toed shoes, I feel that I must comment on the way feet should look in them. Because, a lot of shoes are now designed to show off a little bit of toe cleavage. To be honest, I could care less about whether or not my shoes show my toe cleavage. (I care more about how cute my shoes are, obviously.) I seriously doubt it's all that sexy or that most people notice whether or not your shoes stop before your toes do.

But you know when it is noticeable? When you've got dry, cracked and {SHUDDER} dirty toe cleavage. It's disgusting. First of all, there is no excuse for having dirty feet. That's just gross. You need to learn the correct way to bathe - it includes washing your feet and in between your toes!

As for the dry and/or cracked part, it's easily fixable. Personally, I live by pedicures... They're a great way to relax and they make ya feel good about your feet. Some people think they're feet only need to look nice in the summer, I really don't agree. If you don't want to fork out the $20 or whatever for a pedicure, you should still take care of yourself! Get some foot lotion, lather it on... Repeat. It's not really that hard.

Don't ruin (what I'm sure is) your cute and professional look at work by having nasty toe cleavage. Nobody likes to see it.

Oh. And please do not wear pantyhose with open-toed shoes. Honestly.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Ugh

What do you do when it's new years eve and you made out all night long with a boy who told you that he didn't have a girlfriend, but the next day you found out he was lying? And what do you do when you find out he and that girlfriend recently got engaged? And what do you do when you're at the same party?

Funny you should ask... The answers, in question order, are: get pissed, feel guilty and drink a lot while avoiding him.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

David Bell's Theme Song: "I Touch Myself"

Obviously this is not a sports blog. When sports are mentioned, it's normally to talk about a cute player that I've noticed or to brag about going to a Nationals or a (for the future) Skins game. (Woohoo! Go Nats! Go Skins!)

But today, I feel the need to mention a player on the Philadelphia Phillies. His name is David Michael Bell. He's the third baseman, he hits and throws right and has a batting average of .246. He's hit 7 homeruns, he'll be 33 on September 14, he's 5'10 and weights 190. And he REALLY likes to touch himself.

Yes, you read that right. I went to the Nat's game with Hotwheelz, one of his friends, and my best friend, Krista, last night. And while Krista and I were eavesdropping on the guys sitting behind us (which I will blog about later) we noticed that the third baseman for the Phillies kept scratching himself. I mean A LOT. So we thought it'd be fun to count. I stopped after two innings because we were already up to 23. And for anyone who saw last night's pathetic game, the Phillies were never on the field for that long.

I mean, maybe the pants aren't comfortable? Maybe he needs to wear a different cup - or brand/type of underwear? Or maybe... well I can't really think of any other reason for it...

Maybe there's a great reason for a ball player to continuously touch his own during a game - but there's no way that anyone's going to convince me that 23 times in two short innings is not extremely excessive.