1. Unless the speaker is aged 5 or under, preciously cutesy voices irritate you and make you want to ask the individual if they actually went through puberty.
2. You know that the fashion industry is a racket and that even “dressing good = looking good” experts Trinny and Susannah advocate not following fashion dictates.
3. You thought Steel Magnolias was a pile of offensive drivel and actually cheered when the utterly stupid Shelby character died. (Come on, she went against her doctor’s advice — now that’s what I call idiocy!)
4. If presented with a choice between a day of shopping or a day of museum-hopping, you’d choose the museums three times out of four. (Those stores will still be there in a month, but the special Monet exhibit might not be!)
5. You work out because it makes you feel like you can kick ass, not because you want to look like a Barbie type. (Extra points if you go to a place where the women don’t look like they preen before they go.)
6. You know how to: build a PC, fix minor vehicle issues, build a retaining wall, construct a water feature, put together a cabinet, and/or build a back yard deck.
7. You want a guy who can fight like a brawler while talking about his feelings, because that’s what YOU do and if it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander.
8. You know the world is rough and tough and you have no problems with it, because you’re the type of person who can roll with the punches.
9. When your pastor sermonizes about how a woman’s most important role is as a wife and mother, you find another church, because you know what ridiculous malarkey that is.
10. You’d much rather patiently help escort an old lady to her seat while eating at a restaurant than have to tolerate even one little bratling running around the place. And you don’t find said bratling “cute”. And the old lady’s bound to have better stories to tell.
11. You know that Margaret Thatcher and Hillary Clinton would be lionized if they were men, but because they’re women they’re both highly unpopular political figures.
12. You choose to subscribe to Smithsonian magazine or National Geographic and pass up the Vogues and Cosmos because you actually want to learn valuable information.
13. You have no problems with advocating that everyone display good manners, but any talk of women being “ladylike” makes your blood boil.
14. The Jane Austen story inspires you, because she wouldn’t compromise for anyone and she dared to make a living with her writing instead of being provided for by a man. And Becoming Jane was one of your favorite movies of 2007. (And the dopey guy understanding Austen’s motivations was a sweet surprise!)
15. You don’t try to elicit sympathy from anyone because you know there will be times in your life when that will come freely, and you will have your fill then.
16. In fact, you have no time at all in your life for drama, period. Life is dramatic enough without you having to orchestrate a single additional moment of it.
17. You’re on good terms with and are cool with other women, but honestly, you’d rather hang out with guys, because they are so much more fun and easier to deal with on a friendship/platonic basis.
18. You shop at Best Buy and boycott KMart because, on Mother’s Day, Best Buy advertises all kinds of really cool electronic gifts for Mom, while KMart continues to perpetuate gender stereotypes in its advertising.
19. You can appreciate the fact that Carrie Bradshaw preferred an engagement walk-in closet over an engagement ring in the Sex & The City movie.
20. You are jealousy-free because you know that, while there will always be someone prettier, smarter, and/or wittier, you’re pretty hot shit yourself and there is nothing in the world or inside yourself that can or will change that.
I’m learning to live without you now, but I miss you sometimes. The more I know, the less I understand. All the things I thought I knew, I’m learning again. I’ve been trying to get down to the heart of the matter but my will gets weak and my thoughts seem to scatter. But I think it’s about forgiveness, even if you don’t love me anymore.
It’s crazy to think that an hour ago all things were great. But we stand both proud both wrong and right. Throwing cheap shots in this stubborn fight and our lives are so intertwined in one. And we’re just so stuck in this moment it’s clear that we’re coming undone.
don’t worry. he’ll miss you. you’re the best he could get and he blew it. don’t let him make you think for one second that it was your fault. it’s not. hh screwed up, and you did absolutely nothing wrong. you gave him your heart and you trusted him to keep it and protect it, but he couldn’t. and honestly he’s not mature enough. he’s not smart enough. if he was smart, he would have cared for you with every fiber of his being and been with you in every spare second he could, but he didn’t and now he’s gone. but don’t you cry, sweetie. don’t call him telling him you miss him. don’t IM him, don’t message him, don’t comment him, don’t talk to him in the hallways, just pretend like you don’t care, because, well, you don’t. and don’t be surprised when he comes crawling back saying he made a mistake, and if you want to, go with him again, but make him work for you. don’t be his doormat. don’t let him the first time he rings the bell, make him come back every day until you trust him enough. if he doesn’t come back after a couple of tries, just let him go, but if he comes back every day, then he’s worth it, trust me. he’s worth it.
It’s when I’m standing six feet away from you and not being able to find the words to tell you how much I love you and how much I miss you that I want to just scream to the whole room that I’m still in love with you. Its when Im sitting alone with the phone in my hand dialing your number and hanging up that I would trade a thousand tomorrows for just one yesterday. Then I could just call you to tell you goodnight. It’s when I am really sad about something and need someone to talk to that I realize you’re the only one who really knew me at all. It’s when I cry myself to sleep at night and it hits me how much I would give to hold you at that very moment. It’s when I think about you that I realize no one else in the world is meant for me. -a million little pieces