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We Salute You, Maker of the Bobby Pin
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Ladies of long hair, where would we be without the bobby pin? The small, yet incredibly helpful hair tool that keeps our tresses in place. They conceal, they pull in and tuck together, they harness even the thickest of hot mess hair days. And they do it all without so much as a complaint. Sure sometimes they stretch out or twist, but that’s nothing that can’t be fixed with some pliers. (By a man in our lives, obviously. Because we’re women.) Which lets us hold onto this amazing invention even longer. Guys, I’m serious. Bobby pins need a solid shout out. They’re underrated, and I’m ready to give them the thanks they deserve … aside from supporting the financial cause. In History Around the turn of the century, ladies decided, “To hell with this heat” and started chopping off their buns … hair buns, that is. Then they began wearing […]

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It’s My Almost Birthday
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In just two short days, I will be turning a certain number of years old. And I’m pretty pumped about it. Because who doesn’t love birthdays, really? Sure it’s not fun to turn old(er), but as a wise lady named Dear Prudie once said, “You only feel old because it’s the oldest you’ve ever been.” But it IS fun to celebrate. Not because I think I’m a huge deal, but because I’m always looking for a good excuse. Especially when it’s to have fun. So what am I doing this year to celebrate? First off, thanks for asking. Second of all, all kinds of things. On the actual day, I’m wearing a fancy dress and being taken out by Bo. For his work event that just so happens to fall on my day of birth. Where I’ll get to be confused by how much silverware there is to use. Fill […]

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Anything Can Happen Week, But Only Some Things Did
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Most days, I am boring. I work, I work out. Finish chores, make lists of other things that need checked off. I eat, and also sleep, and play with my cat. His litter box gets cleaned in the evenings. Right before I shower and settle into my already-made bed. Of course, fun is had. But in a timely manner – once responsibilities have been taken care of. Bills paid. But last week, it was one for the books. Crazy shiz was happening every day. I got record amounts of work done. Fun approached haphazardly and without warning. Sickness struck even when there was plenty to be done, which I powered through. Wednesday events happened on a Tuesday, Friday was a whirlwind. Normal Tuesday events didn’t take place at all. It was like I was some sort of college heathen who never knows what day it was. A whopper of February […]

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Here’s My “Resolution”: To Not Wear Pants
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New Year’s Resolutions are dumb. IMO. If you make one, you are dumb. And if you don’t stick to it, you’re even more dumb. If you want to do something better in life, just do it already and quit using waiting on the New Year as an excuse. Also, resolutions are basic as basic comes – barf. So instead of making an obligatory goal, I’m doing something weird. Like usual. Last year it was this nifty list of mugs. This year, I’m nixing pants. Exchanging them for their cozier and butt-huggier counterparts, the legging. On account of me owning so many pairs and them being so comfortable. Also it sounds fun. A type of personal challenge which is also not that much of a challenge. Following the Law To make it interesting (and legal), here are the rules: No laundry. At least for leggings/non-pants. Shirts and undergarments are allowed to […]

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I Hate and Love Taylor Swift in Equal Amounts
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Unless you live where there is miraculously no music (but somehow Internet and therefore blog access), you know who Taylor Swift is. You’ve heard her songs. You’ve seen her vintage-looking outfits … paired with always-red lips. And other things that are specific to the up-and-still-coming artist. Through it all, you’ve likely formed an opinion – either for or against her. Maybe, like me, you just can’t freaking decide – and have gone back and forth about her more times than you’ll admit. When she first popped out of the woodwork, you thought she was pretty alright. Then when she released the exact same album, you didn’t like her as much. Then as she got older and more annoying, you swore off her altogether; you were never ever getting back in her fan group. Could she just get over her dating life already?! Could she write a song that didn’t make me […]

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I Started a Knitting Group, and it’s Infinitely Cooler Than it Sounds
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I’m a knitter; I knit for fun. For making things. Also because it’s a productive winter hobby. It’s one of my things and probably my biggest vice. And almost everyone thinks it’s lame. Until I make them something glorious. Then they are thankful for two seconds, but still judge the lameness of it all, like a true arts and crafts coward. And I get it, ok. Sure it’s stereotypically an old lady habit. But it’s also something that can be done 1) inside when it’s cold and snowy 2) to make things – I like doing things that have results and 3) while watching TV. Who wants to just sit when they can sit and watch TV and knit? Besides, I commissioned my first-ever custom Christmas order (that is, to be given to someone who is not me from someone who is not me). If that’s not baller status, then […]

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Dating is Awkward: And I Only Go for Out-of-Staters, Part 2
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In case you missed part one, click here – where I talk about standoffish men and my attraction to long-distance relationships. Getting hit on is … weird. Especially when it’s by creeps. Where men say weird things and make bad jokes on account of trying to impress you. Meanwhile you’re wondering what happened to their social skills and who let them out of elementary school that way. So you try to get rid of them as quickly nicely as possible. There have been some classics in my day, the “No thank you, we don’t want any,” the, “Thanks for the cookie,” the “Why don’t you grab your own ass instead?” and for the super terrify-ers, a straight, “Pop off.” Each of which has had a varying range of leave-me-alone success. Because, let’s face it. You know as soon as you see the guy whether or not you’re interested. Personality can change your […]

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