Sunday, October 14, 2007
Do Something Different With Your Look
Starting talking to friends about advice I'd been given about men, thinking the strangest was to get a toaster. Men, one of my friends assured me, love toast. My mother had set the groundwork with this little nugget -- Men like change. You have to keep them guessing and do something different with your look. At least change your hairdo. Men get bored easy. As a staid, boring do the same thing over and over type, I couldn't incorporate this advice any more than I could ride a unicycle. I have had the same haircut for years, the same one that all of Ted Bundy's victims had. I grow frantic when my lipstick shades are discontinued -- Dark Side was a real loss. From my laconic dad came this one -- Men don't like rejection. A little abstract, but oh so true. And from my grandmother -- Better to be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.
Woman sit around and talk about men ad nauseum, advice and all. Put spyware on his computer. Don't let him venture too far out of reach. And a rule that I have tried to stick with over the years, not because of any morality issue, but a practical one which is never live with a man to which you're not married. All of the bad parts of marriage, none of the good. Of course, everyone I know agrees with this one in theory. But no woman I know, myself included, has been able to avoid it at least once. And of course, there's the division of the things at the end, the sense of life sucked out of you, and the hopeless business of starting over. So I guess I can manage that one. I also have a toaster, a small white one that isn't at all like the groovy retro model I'd like. But it makes toast. Of course, I haven't used it yet, but I suppose that's a different matter.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"But I ended up having the ability to appreciate this strangeness I found, an ability to use it for something better." Augusten Burroughs
Drinking tarot card suggestion: Tarot of the Saints Robert M. Place -- This is a great tarot set that uses a lot of the Catholics saints as the major arcana.
Benedictions and Maledictions