Jan 18th 2009 11:20AM No, I would NOT keep the money, because it's not mine -- it's someone else's, period. Besides, it would most likely get discovered by the bank eventually. Moreover, I don't like getting into trouble, so it's best to keep clean in all areas of one's life. Crime doesn't pay. Besides, I'm trying not to go to hell, if I can possibly help it.
Jan 17th 2009 9:02AM (1) The bathroom thing is true, sort of. (2) The mind-reading doesn't apply to me. I come right out and say it to people, resolving the issue A.S.A.P. (3) The same thing goes about the money thing. I've made my own way since childhood and can create my own creature comforts. (4) Restaurants: oh, don't get me started on that. The man paying the check is traditional -- it's a valid rule of ettiquette and a man's way of being gentlemanly. I've read many an ettiquette book, and my associations have included sophisticated circles. It's sad that so many people don't know about manners. For instance, did you know that, traditionally, when ordering dinner, the woman is supposed to tell the man what she wants, then the man puts in both his and her orders to the waiter? One time, I did the proper thing, and the man I went to dinner with said, "Tell the waiter, not me." Now, right away that told me that the man was ignorant, narcissistic, and lacked class. No, expecting good manners is not a control game -- not at all. I may be deciding, right then and there, if I would ever go out with him again, by the way he treats me. He, by the same token, has the right to be thinking the same about me. I do my part; he does his. I'm the woman; he's the man. That, my friends, is how a real lady thinks.
Jan 1st 2009 8:07AM I disagree. Be whatever weight that makes you feel good. For some people, putting on even 10 pounds, when they have always been naturally skinny, is a pandora's box of health problems. I know!! I also know that, when I'm skinny, I am famous as a cheerful, bubbly, bundle of sunshine to everyone I meet. I am also most likely happier and more serene inside than millions of people, as I was born that way. Oh, and -- I deal with lots of severe jealousy from women, because I don't lack for the attention of cute guys. I guess that debunks the "unattractive" theory about skinny people. So, get to your perfect weight, to where you are healthy and feel good about yourself. And for heavens' sake, people, stop using the word "anorexic" so loosely, lumping all skinny people together. You are so very wrong and probably WISH you were skinny. You are so very obvious.
Dec 16th 2008 3:50PM I think I've stayed healthy because I barely remember eating as a kid; I could probably recall every meal I ever had, if I tried (good memory); I didn't even know what steak really was until I grew up and cooked one for myself; I drank an occasional soda as a teenager, but didn't live on it; I hated milk and gave it up at 10; I didn't gorge myself on ANY liquid on any given day; I was so undernourished that I got sick in school from having no breakfast, and a nun had to go cook me something; so I never had the opportunity to consume large amounts of ANY food that would make me sick. LOL!
Dec 16th 2008 11:37AM McCain DID qualify, because he was born on his father's NAVAL BASE, of the U.S. NAVY, Duh!
Dec 16th 2008 11:09AM Okay, ARNOLD SWARZENEGGER, ready for 2012? I'll vote for you in a heartbeat! Since the CONSTITUTION is being defiled, busted and ignored by the JUDGES, who won't even allow a citizen's case to be heard in court, regarding an important thing as challenging the Constitutional eligibility of a presidential-elect, then they have to give Arnold a chance to be President, too. Makes sense to me. By golly, by golly! Here's a thought: Let's go out and find an alien from another planet; paint him, her or "it" purple with yellow polka-dots; and run "it" for our next President! The JUDGES, according to their own modus operandi, by their own actions, would have to give "it" a chance, too -- no courts suits allowed. After all, the Constitution seems to mean nothing this year.
Dec 13th 2008 7:10PM It's better to make it on your own and not rely on some rich relative's money. Making it on your own (or even with a little help along the way) provides peace of mind and a sense of accomplishment that would never come from relying on someone else's opinion of you or whether or not they "like" or "love" you. Making it on your own frees you from kissing rear and sucking toe of someone who wants to run your life and boss you around. When you allow someone to boss you around, you are imprisoning yourself and losing your own identity. No thanks!!! Keep your stinking money.
Nov 20th 2008 8:59AM Julianne Hough is going to be a very big star. I hope she keeps her effervescent, sweet personality, has only positive influences around her, and does her own thing. Julianne is a pleasantly refreshing addition to her craft. Lots and lots of luck, Julianne!
Nov 19th 2008 10:32AM Poster "Instilling Values in . . .," you said it well, and I agree with you about paying attention in school and about the music.
Nov 19th 2008 10:00AM I hate the word "meh." It's dull, boring, negative, lazy, and doesn't sound nice. In fact, it makes the person who uses it very unappealing, sloppy and ugly, in my opinion. It should be listed as a mere slang. In any case, I'll never use it.