As Valentine’s Day approaches, I know a lot of young ladies (and some of you men) are feeling a little down and out about spending this heart filled fuzzy wuzzy holiday alone. Well, stop it.
The photo above is a little plaque my mom gave to me after a pretty shitty breakup (see where I get my sense of humor?). I have never been the kind of girl who felt the need to have a boyfriend at all times. Hell, I spent most of my college career single (and I didn’t even have Smitty yet!). I enjoy hanging out with myself and I have dated enough to know that spending time with someone who sucks is more work than it’s worth. Why would I want to spend my precious time entertaining some buffoon, when I could be rubbing my heels with a pumice stone or watching re-runs of SATC? I’m being serious.
So many people are under the impression that if they are alone it says something about them. I have seen and know quite a few people who are only in relationships because they feel it validates them in some way. They’re completely miserable, but it’s totally better to be with someone crappy than be- gasp- alone, right?
I spent last Valentine’s Day with my dear, dear, TJ Kelly, eating cupcakes from Billy’s Bakery and making each other laugh. It wasn’t that I didn’t have other offers (um, of course I did), but I would have preferred hanging with Teej any day of the week over forcing myself to spend the night with some d-bag who just wanted to get me liquored up and attempt to hump my leg later. No, thanks!
Why can’t being single mean being confident? Being single simply means you won’t settle for some average Joe and are holding out for Prince Charming. Duh.
Don’t let some silly holiday make you feel bad about being single. Be happy that you aren’t stuck with a loser who you don’t even like.
Okay, so someone learned how to use Photoshop. Yes, this looks like a collage a la 9th grade, but I just wanted to thank all of the very special people in my life who have always made my birthday (and everyday) so very special for me. I love and appreciate you all. Thank you for being a part of my special day and part of my life!
It’s that time of year again. You know what I’m talking about. Company Christmas party time. Oh boy… I wonder if these are just orchestrated in order to cut overhead by reducing manpower in the new year. Some of the insane behavior that occurs during these parties is just shameful. Last year, the illustrious TJ Kelly (Why In Gay Hell?) gave some pointers on proper holiday behavior and I get a feeling it may be important to revisit some of these points as well as discuss proper attire.
A few key pointers:
- Do not get hammered. I know the booze is free and you had a hell of a day crunching the numbers for next month’s budget, but tonight is not the night. Limit your cocktail intake to two.
- Holiday parties are also not the time to reveal the crush you’ve had on Sally from accounting either. Just because the atmosphere is relaxed for the evening, doesn’t mean it will be when you awake tomorrow.
- Going along with the previous pointer, this is also not the time to act on (read: hook up) with said crush. This has disaster written all over it.
- I have always been a firm believer in keeping your professional life and social life somewhat separate. Certain things are just not meant to mix. You don’t need to be an ice cold, antisocial bitch, but there is also no need to fill everyone in on each detail of your failing relationship. Don’t forget, your boss is still your boss.
Now onto “what to wear.” They may suggest that the attire is more “casual” but that doesn’t mean “look like a slob.” On the same note, there is no reason to over do it. Most importantly, do not over “sexify” yourself. Wear something you’d feel comfortable wearing to a normal day in the office but add at touch of holiday spirit with sequins, velvet, plaid, or color.
Adam Sequined Bamboo and Cashmere Blend Cardigan, $395
Talbots Ruffle Plaid Blouse, $59.99
White House Black Market Slim Satin Pant, $98
Kate Spade New York Giada Glitter Dot Shoes, $350
Have fun, relax, and make sure you have a job on Monday.
Seeing as Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I do spend quite a bit of time bitching about things sucking, I figured I would make a list of things that I am incredibly thankful for. Here are ten (in mostly no particular order) of the many things I have to be thankful for:
- This guy. I do not know how I would function every day without him.
- My incredibly wonderful and supportive family… though now I’ve noticed we are long overdue for a family portrait.
- Living in a country where I can say, do, or wear anything I want all while turning on a faucet for clean water.
- Having some of the world’s best friends (who don’t mind a theme).
- Having had the opportunity to live in one of the best cities in the world (NY, obvi). The experiences are irreplaceable.
- Love. Real, true, pure, magical love.
- Thongs. No, I’m serious. Can you imagine a lifetime of VPL (visible panty lines)?
- Technology: cell phones, computers, TV’s, the INTERNET! How else would you be able to keep up with WhyDid?
- Most importantly, everyone who is reading this. A bored at work hobby has turned into more than I ever could have imagined. Couldn’t do it without you.
Count your blessings!
I mean, there aren’t enough hours in the day for the annoyances that have shown up on my doorstep this week…
- Los Angeles.
- This onslaught of hot young actresses in “mom” jeans.
- The Real Housewives of DC. I hope there is not a second season.
- Ashlee Simpson’s new ‘do. Though her baby’s awfully cute.
- WordPress… no, I didn’t need that last draft. No, seriously… it’s fine.
- Cat vomit. Thanks, Fluff.
- People who blatantly copy WhyDid and people who steal my gays. I mean I can’t.
- Zoe Saldana’s Calvin Klein commercial. It makes me really uncomfortable.
- People who can not just be happy for others. I do not need your lecture. Just smack me five and let’s move on.
- Jessica Simpson… just for good measure.
Luckily, I’m blonde… otherwise you’d be giving me grey hair.