Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

This week, staff writer LeeAnn Yops gives us a humorous post for upcoming New Years Eve.

2013 is a hop, skip and a jump away and with that comes the dreaded New Years Eve plans. NYE isn’t really anything special for me, yet I feel like I’m too young and too single to stay home eating pizza-flavored Combos while I wait for a frozen pizza to bake.

Simply put: New Years Eve sucks. It sucks so much that there was a crappy movie made about it with 9,000 characters that you couldn’t keep straight. It’s expensive, there’s too much hype and it’s a commitment I’m not ready to make.

As a very single lady, I could go a couple of ways with NYE plans.

Stay in, drink 5 buckets of champagne, pet my cats, watch every single “because you watched The Good Son” recommendations on Netflix, and be mad I’m not out.

Pay for a stupid bar package, have a few cocktails, enjoy my friends’ company, and be mad I paid so much money for a place that’s so crowded.

Go to a house party, have fun, be mad that the boy I like isn’t paying enough attention to me, and then get mad at myself for caring at all that the boy isn’t paying attention to me.

If these were my college years I would be daring a friend to make out with both of the boys she’s seeing and I would be dared to kiss 10 people in return. Although fun back then, that seems exhausting, plus I don’t want to get pregnant by the mouth. That’s how it happens after all.

Considering I like my friends I’m sure I’ll have fun in some way, but for now I will dread the end of 2012 while perusing the “because you watched Dinosaurs” recommendations. If I do go out, I hope the boys take a fine notice to my all shape wear dress. It is beautiful.

My Life is Watching a Lifetime Movie

Staff writer LeeAnn Yops gives us a comical post about Lifetime and the lovely bond of hormones and crappy(but entertaining) tv.


I’ll admit it. I’m a 31 year old, single woman who watches Lifetime, regularly and sometimes not even ironically. Admitting it is the first step. For years, Lifetime provided entertainment for a hangover. I would watch Tori Spelling as a call girl and snicker through an ibuprofen and dehydrated daze. Then something changed. I started to seek out Lifetime movies on my own and then I started watching more than one per day. It turned out that I wasn’t the only one. A friend was once late for brunch because she got caught up in a Lifetime movie. Then I said “cheerleader movie” to another friend and without missing a beat she replied, “I DVR’d ‘Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal’ too.” It’s a common ground amongst women, kind of like menstrual synchrony. If you release enough pheromones, you won’t only bleed together; you’ll also watch crappy TV together. For the guys who are reading, congrats for making it this long and sorry for the period talk. I don’t Always do that, I’m just Play(tex)ing around.


Back to Lifetime, I blame my mom and sister. They didn’t watch Lifetime per se, but they used to watch the made for TV movies about babies switched at birth and cheating husbands with beds on fire. I needed to see what happened. Then when I was in high school there were made for TV movies I would watch about sorority sisters circling each other’s cellulite and sorority sisters sabotaging one another to be the lead singer of the band while wearing floral dresses with combat boots. These were really important issues. I needed to see what happened.


Now my Lifetime viewing goes in spurts. The beauty of On Demand is that it allows me to choose my Lifetime on my time. While watching a show about real life stories that became Lifetime movies, reruns of Dance Moms, and that show about Jennifer Love Hewitt’s boobs, I see previews for new movies with Jessie Spano and Rob Lowe (with or without a mustache). My friends and I will talk about the movies and set dates to watch them together while eating as many carbs as possible within a 2-hour timeframe. I’ll even set online dates with a friend back home where we drink wine and Facebook chat about how dumb the Lifetime movie is. Not sure if it’s the sheer absurdity that keeps us coming back or the camaraderie, either way I’ll keep watching. After all, I need to learn how to seduce a student once I become a hot teacher that was formerly involved in prostitution ring that started out as a pregnancy pact.



Relationship Woes

Unfortunately with relationships like with everything else, we must take the good with the bad. And the big bad that rears its ugly head in far too many relationships is lack of trust in your partner. This post, by staff writer Stephanie Becerra, gives an example of how trust issues and lack of boundaries can give a knock out punch to a relationship.

I was recently having a conversation with a friend of mine about one of our mutual friends. Apparently, he has recently become official with our friend who he spent a little over a year trying to woo. Our friend had recently gotten out of a 6 year relationship and not without a couple of wounds, one of those being trust issues. Let me also say that this couple is disgustingly cute where if you see them you would immediately turn away because the sweetness is too much. However, I recently came to find out that this is deceiving. Despite spending basically 24/7 together, my friend’s girlfriend still has trust issues and is constantly questioning his faithfulness to the point where she will randomly check his phone and log into his Facebook. My friend doesn’t seem to have a problem with it because “he has nothing to hide.”

There are about 20 things wrong in what I just described. First of all, trust. It’s been said before and I will say it again, if there is no trust in the relationship, it is not going to last no matter how badly you would like it to. And if it does last, it will be an unhappy one. It doesn’t matter if you have nothing to hide, allowing your significant other to constantly keep tabs on you so as to not upset them is not ok. There needs to be boundaries that are firmly set in place. If you truly trust your partner, you don’t need to dig around for hints and clues that they might be cheating.

Another problem that I delicately tried to point out to my friend is that they spend entirely too much time together. I understand that every relationship goes through a honeymoon phase where you’re basically wrapped up in only each other and nothing and no one else exists. This is okay but eventually you have to snap out of it and stop neglecting your friends. Having separate lives and activities is healthy for a relationship because let’s say it doesn’t work out. If you didn’t ignore your friends throughout this “honeymoon” phase, they’ll be more likely to be there and help you pick up the pieces.

And also, if you’re in this type of situation, try not to confide in a mutual friend because it puts that person in a very awkward situation. I would know.


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