Sunday, December 28, 2008

Can I Get My Legs Looking Better in 20 Days?

I was trying on bathing suits for my upcoming cruise, and I had the everywoman's meltdown in the dressing room. Of course my stomach looked bad, but it was only surpassed by how bad my legs looked. So fat and unattractive. Ig. My plans to get in shape before my cruise didn't pan out. But I have 20 days. Maybe I can't make my legs look perfect, but maybe I can tighten them up a little. My legs in the past have tightened up pretty quickly. It can't hurt to try. I jumped on my trampoline for 25 minutes today, and I felt good the rest of the day. A good start.

Friday, December 19, 2008

When Will I Be Free of Debt?

Just when I think things are going better with my money, I realize they aren't. Not really. Not much better at any rate. I am out of school and not paying monthly tuition anymore. So I should have a lot of discretionary money and be able to pay off my bills faster. But it just doesn't seem to be happening. And I am not really sure why. All I know is I can't keep doing this. I need to pay off my bills and then save money, etc. I should have done this years ago. It is sad to think how much money I have wasted. I am a little better--at least I am not adding to my debt. But I am not paying it off as fast as I should either.

I would never declare bankruptcy. I just have too much pride for that, and it is not right either. It dogs you forever. I did see a site for debt settlement though that I may investigate.

Debt problems can be so embarrassing, and it can even interfere with your employment and love life. The love life is what I have been worried about. Who wants to marry someone with a poor credit score? Just think of that commercial that has been running about the guy married to the girl with the poor credit score. Anyway, I need to clean my debt up. I am headed in the right direction--I just need to give it some more gas!

IRL Dating Nightmare

I had the world's worst date a week ago. And no it wasn't with an online match. It was with an In Real Life guy that I have known for years. Yes, that is right. That I have known for years. It was so bad in fact, that I am almost ready to hang it up with relationships. And I have never said that before. (I don't really mean this--just venting.) All I know is that I came home from the date and was pretty much immobilzed with depression all night. Just laid on the sofa and could only watch TV. I wasted a whole night because of that jerk. But I felt like I had been beaten up. Just literally of course. But I was astounded at my reaction. I really felt like I had been beaten up. And all I could do is lay on the sofa and not move. By Sunday, I was OK.

I will reveal more of this story later. But the kicker is I have to see this ass again tonight. We are going to the same party, separately of course. I could stay home, but I can't resist the opportunity to let him know how displeased I am. Can I pull it off? I hope so.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Waiting On Car Parts Is No Fun

Back when I had my car wreck a couple of years ago--OK, before I go any further, I will admit that the wreck was my fault. I was lost in law school study fog and didn't see the stopped car in front of me. Well, it was a Saturday, and I had been studying all day. For a thrilling law school subject. Not. Well, anyway, I was driving to meet some friends after a whole day at the grindstone and lost in law school study fog. Then whap! Right into the back of the beat up jalopy in front of me. Of course, his car wasn't hurt at all. Which was actually good for me. I shouldn't complain about that. But my little volkswagen was entirely beaten up. I had to cry. I was not looking out for my wheetle beetle, and I banged her up quite a bit.

The police came and said it was my fault. Of course it was. But I couldn't even drive my car home, and that upset me so much. I was afraid it would be totalled and that would have been a financial nightmare for me. Luckily it could be fixed. But it took so long to get the volkswagen parts. I kept calling the body shop and asking when it would be ready. They said they had to get the parts from Germany. I said, what?? Why??? There are VWs all over the place, and surely you don't have to get parts from Germany?? But apparently they did. One month dragged into two months, and my rental car allowance from the insurance company wouldn't pay for the second month. Luckily, I could borrow a family car for the second month or I would have been up the creek in terms of getting to work. So not being able to get car parts in a timely fashion can have serious consequences. The body shop should have checked out some online parts places. I have looked online, and there are places that had the parts I needed!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Having A Party In A Small Space

I live in a small apartment and also like to entertain, which poses a challenge--I never have enough places for people to sit. Luckily, most people like to stand at a party. This article gave some suggestions on how to entertain in a small space. I will be having a Christmas party, so it caught my attention. One of their best suggestions is to have an open house and stagger the times on your invitations. That makes a lot of sense!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Paradise By The Dashboard Light

Who loves the song "Paradise by the Dashboard Light?" Waves hand. It is musical genius and sung by the terrific Meatloaf. You have to be of a certain age to know and love this song. A wonderful age. When I was in college, this song was one of the rock songs that was played non stop at parties and on road trips. It was great fun.

Not only is it wonderful music, with wonderful voices, but it tells a story. A story that every young person can relate to. The genius of the song is that it compares a sexual encounter with a baseball game, switching back and forth. The people in the song come to their senses....and well the rest is history.

As I mentioned in my comment on this site acobay, I loved the original song, but not the sequel. The sequel implies that the couple in the original song got married......and that it was not good. I wish they had stopped at the first song and let us use our imaginations as to what happened. And to hope that it worked out better than the last line of the original song implied: to the end of time. If you don't know what this means, you just have to listen to the first song. I promise you won't be disappointed.

The acobay site is pretty cool--you can connect with others who like or own certain things. Visit it and maybe you would want to leave your own comment about "Paradise By The Dashboard Light."

Body Beautiful: Live To 100

Ponce de Leon might have had it right: There is a fountain of youth. And it may be no farther than your nearest bottle of red wine. :)
Drinking red wine is more fun than a restricted calorie diet. However, there may be a pill for this soon. Check in out in the article below.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Two Parties Tonight

How come so many activities take place in one night? I am going to two parties tonight, but I could have gone to four. Well, actually three plus a speed dating event. But I am so over speed dating. I am not sure I ever want to do that again.

I am a member of a civic club, and we are having our holiday party tonight at a country club. Fancy schmancy. I am looking forward to it. It will be good food in a pretty environment. It is really raining outside, so it will be a nice comfort place to be.

The second party is a hopping party--the "go to" party of the season. I am happy I was invited. More than 800 people are invited, and only about half will come, but that is a ton of people! The problem is by the time I get there, a lot of people I know will have already left. Oh well, the price of a social life.

More later when I tell you about a sitch with an IRL guy.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Making Choices That Make Us Happy

Good quote from this article I found online today:

"If there were choices you could make that would make life better, wouldn’t you make them? It sure seems so, but that’s not what most people do. And that really sucks because choosing is what allows you to live the life you want to live, not only in the big decisions, but in every moment of every day."

I agree wholeheartedly with that and try very hard to make good decisions in my life, because I don't like regrets. But the above quote fits in with my theory that many people do not make good marriage decisions. They end up marrying someone because they are just there at the right time, etc. No effort to find the right person. And then so many years of heartache. But of course you could apply the above quote to any aspect of your life. Good article about living the life you want.

Christmas Presents To Myself

I am not a financial genius and have the debt and credit score to show it. But I have been good lately about not spending a lot of money and not adding to my debt. I did have to get myself a Christmas present last night. I had seen a Kmart ad for 1/8 carat diamond earrings on sale. Normally priced at $99, they were on sale for $29.99. I couldn't resist. Granted, they are very tiny diamonds. But pretty nonetheless. I need some diamond earrings, even if they are little. I also bought myself a set of Joe Boxer pajamas. I don't know what it is--studying for the bar or what have you--but I really feel like hibernating these days in my pajamas. But now when I wear my PJs, I can also wear my pretty little diamond earrings!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Body Beautiful--Tweeze Your Brows

I went to a fancy smancy charity ball this past weekend. I didn't have to buy any clothes, and I didn't have to pay to attend the event either, so my total cost to attend was $4. A $2 tip for the valet parking and a $2 tip for the coat check. Can't beat that! And it was lovely. Before I went, I thought I better tweeze my brows. That is something I let go sometimes. I forget to do it, and then I never find time to do it. But for an event like this, you have to tweeze your brows. My goodness how much better I looked! I had almost forgotten. Law school has really gotten in the way of my beauty routine. I will make an effort to do this for sure from now on.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I Haven't Signed Into Match.Com For Weeks

I really haven't even looked at the site. I have gotten a few emails here and there saying that someone has emailed me or thus and such. Something tells me I haven't missed much. Not that I don't want to get back to online dating. It is just that I tried to still date while I was studying for the bar last summer, and I became too distracted with that and other things and did not pass. So I can't do that again. At least this time, I am not even tempted to renew my membership right now. It can wait until after Feb.and then I might even join some other sites.