Thursday, September 18, 2008

The War of the Sexes, Pt. I

So, despite being married gal, I subscribe to this single gal newsletter, written by a man, on the male psyche. I find it entertaining, amusing and somewhat informative. The one I just got done with is all about being too needy. Too in-touch with your [female] emotions. This got me to thinking [along with a few after-work cocktails].

It (newsletter) begged the question: do men accuse you of being too needy or 'hysterical'? Thinking about this, I laugh, and think, no, in fact, it's the absolute EXACT opposite. When I was, in fact, single gal, men accused me of being too detached, too not-into-them, too independent, too (tacit) masculine.

I started thinking about my good, close female friends. How each and every single one, with the exception of the exquisite K., are also way, way, way too manly. In the sense of being rather independent sorts of gals, not feminine in more *traditional* ways. It occurred to me that all my really close gals, with the exception of K. are all 'masculine' signs, much like myself.

As much as I love, and have studied astrology for the last 20 years, I am somewhat skeptical. I have the belief that the chart is actually based on the WHOLE chart, and not something as rudimentary as 'my sign is ...'. Yet, thinking about this, all my close girls are 'masculine' signs. Makes me wonder ...

What also comes into play for me is Meyers-Briggs. I'm quite intrigued with the idea of nature vs. nuture. I'm still not completely sure where I stand on this. [see also The Bad Seed]

Are there just some women who are too 'manly', too unladylike enough to land a man? Ironically enough, I'm the most independent, detached, don't need you broad you'll EVER meet [and I'm not showing bravado here, especially if you know me in RL]. I find it richly ironic that somehow, despite all odds, and my best/worst intentions, somehow I've inexplicably found a man who loves/understands/gets me.

There will be more later ... I've got to pontificate about Erica Jong being reduced to ONE LINE on some stupid VH1 special last night. JFC - are you kidding me???

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I like stuff ... do you like stuff?

Again, been rather lax of late. At least on the infernets end of things. In the RL end, been busier than a one-armed paper hanger. The last two days, I've put in 16+ hours getting caught up.

Haven't even gotten around to some of the new things I want to do. Grrr. Bought some cool new supplies almost a month ago, and haven't even had a chance to touch them.

I get super excited and want to use new supplies/materials immediately, if not sooner. Just haven't had the chance. Want to do the holiday preview, soon, but that doesn't look like it'll happen for another few weeks.

Other than all that, busy week, back at work. Picked up an extra shift, semi-reg. Or at least for the next 2 months or so.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The best thing ever ...

if you are a big flaming dork who loves vintage vinyl, dusty oldies, rare and/or obscure records, go here IMMEDIATELY.

I need a new computer, also stat ...

Friday, September 5, 2008

And the winner is ...

If you got the e-mail about last weekends anniversary sale, you know there was a contest. The winner is ...

Yvonne L. from Ontario, Canada. I've enclosed your prize in your package!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Hoedown ...

is in 2 days. I'm working a double tomorrow night. I'm not nearly as ready as I wished to be. Grr ...

Sometimes being anal and sorta perfectionistic ain't so good???

Monday, September 1, 2008

Treasury ...

Today I was contacted by sarahbethsweetthings letting me know I was in her treasury. I love the ladybug ring - supercute!

And the sale is still going ...