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Things I enjoyed this week… ribbons, the government shut down and how to beat the TSA

Things I enjoyed this week… ribbons, the government shut down and how to beat the TSA

 

My original Pink Ribbon

 

You know I couldn’t begin my “things I enjoyed” post with something other than this below. The pink ribbon below (for Breast Cancer Awareness) is my own original artwork, and appears on a winter scarf that is elegant, classy and comes in NINE COLORS. I chose charcoal grey.

You now have no excuse not to support a good cause, because all of these proceeds will go to FORCE (Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered, which supports anyone afflicted by hereditary breast or ovarian cancer) – a very worthy cause. And the scarves are very affordable at $22.95 plus shipping/handling (shipping is more affordable the more you buy of course) - the link is included in the post below, but here it is again: http://www.zazzle.com/ms_cheevious_hereditary_breastcancer_scarf-256814118370194079. Sad to say that the “Sale” below, is over… But it’s still CHEAP:

 

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This makes me wonder what kind of Wheaties this kid is eating.

17 Year Old Girl Creates Nanopartical that Kills Cancer, Wins $100k

Yes, a cure for cancer may be on the horizon. I’d love to see it. READ it here.

Kills Cancer

 

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And for more on the young kid scientists kicking ass on the adults:

Egyptian girl, Aisha Mustafa, Invents New Space Propulsion System

The headline speaks for itself. This stuff is astounding to me!

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Having fun with the Government Shutdown

I’m sharing this one now to illustrate a point. You guys, how come a couple of kids are so much smarter than our nation’s leaders? It’s extremely depressing.

An event that makes history such as the recent government shutdown, even if that something signifies a gross lack of intelligence, maturity and grasp of reality on the part of our congressional leaders, is something I couldn’t resist poking fun at.

I poked fun alright. BIG. You’ll find it in a post from earlier this week. I really enjoyed writing this, especially given the fact that the fiery arguments around the shut down ridiculously circle around a law people don’t like. It’s weird to me that no one seems to mind that the due process of government has been ignored… and they don’t seem to care what tactics are used as long as they get their way. But it’s okay. Those hundred-thousand or so furloughed workers probably needed a little vacation, right?

 

Don’t think I am not aware that two of the things to make this list are my own inventions. I know. There there. And if my post on the shut down wasn’t enough for you (above), there was also THIS from Charles P. Pierce at Esquire.com I truly enjoyed as well.

 

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How to Beat the TSA

You had to know this was coming. For a price, you too can jump the line and be the KING (or Queen) of the TSA. Imagine that. It really is all about money. The article on Businessweek.com tells all.

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The Hip, Cool 85 Year old Dr. Maya Angelou 

This woman, Dr. Maya Angelou, at 85 is an inspiration on many levels. But she’s proven she can transcend any stigma about age, simply by her media clout. When a company like Cole Haan sees your value and comes calling, you know you’ve arrived, right?  I’m waiting…

May Angelou at 85 - COOL

 

 

Enjoy these things I enjoyed.  Mmmmppphhhuuuhhh!!!

 

 

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Things We Enjoyed This Week: Shine, Steve Martin & Gold Grills

If you don’t have time to click and view a bunch of stinkin’ links and you have time for nothing else today, I would love for you to skip to the bottom to see a very important thing I enjoyed this week, from my friend Manolis: SHINE.

 

FIRST UP:

Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell

 

- Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers (and Edie Brickell)

I don’t remember if I told you that M.C. Nugget and I went to see Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers with special guest Edie Brickell at the Hollywood Bowl recently. We weren’t sure what to expect, but it was part of a “jazz” package I bought Nuggie for his birthday. It ended up being one of our favorite nights thus far in the series, though they’ve all been fab. I heard through a friend that the entire ensemble played on David Letterman that week, so I searched it out.  I was pleasantly surprised to find there is actually an album with both Steve & Edie called “Love Has Come for You.” It’s one of the things I enjoyed this week, and I think you may enjoy it too.

 

- Is gold in your grill a “thing” now?

You’d be surprised what I run across while sitting in front of the BIG SCREEN. This peeked my interest, but ACK. Who thinks GOLD on your teeth (or glitter, diamonds, whatever) is appealing?  To be honest, I think I’ve seen these, and my first thought was not Oh.My.God. How quickly can I get one of those gold caps on my front tooth? My first thought was Major tooth problem, and they couldn’t afford a porcelain cap, so they went for gold. Awe poor millionaire celebrity… And THEN I thought, Whew! So glad that is not me! I would DIE without my strong teeth, or my ability to eat my Cookies by Designcookies any time I want! If you do follow the link, you’ll see how WAY out of the loop I was on this. Who’dda thunk the bling-masters of the Universe would introduce bling for our teeth? But they did. And, well…let’s just say, a few people do NOT need to draw attention to their grill.  Me? I have a fabulous grill, if I do say.  So, after much thought… my dentist appointment is SET.

NOT.

 

And if you do NOTHING else… if you click NO OTHER LINKS this week, I would like you to click the following:

Shine by Manolis Paschalidis

 

- “Shine” by Manolis Paschalidis

Manolis Paschalidis is a guy I’ve come to know and love from Greece. GREECE… for all its beauty and culture is sadly the place where turmoil, violence and unrest has become the norm. I’m sad to say that GREECE puts the unemployment we’ve seen in America to shame. It’s the place where the term “down turn” glibly thrown around here in recent years, when used while talking to a Greek person, is an insult. It’s even more harsh than throwing salt onto a wound … it’s more like taking the steel spikes from a pair of stilettos like these:

 

Steel Spiked Heels

affixing them to a baseball bat, and bashing and thrashing those spikes into that wound. It’s just like THAT.

I’d wager a bet most Grecian people would happily swap hardships with any American.

Manolis and I have never met in person. Our relationship is quintessentially that which began and was cultivated solely through social media. We met on YouTube. When I started vlogging a couple of years ago, Manolis was one of the first to watch and comment. I know that if I ever post a video on YouTube, “M” as I’ve come to call him, is there soon after with a comment.

AND HE COMMENTS ON EVERY SINGLE PERSON’S VIDEOS HE FOLLOWS.

EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Let that sink in. He actually WATCHES each video in its entirety and comments. And he doesn’t just say something like “great video,” no.  Manolis will quote things you’ve said in the video and LOL it or talk about it. THIS IS EXTRAORDINARY. Because of this, he’s developed a very supportive and loyal following on YouTube and in other social media realms (of which, I am included). Check him out on YouTube. BUT NOT YET.  First check out his album “SHINE” and pick up a copy, or at least a single. Let me know you did in the comments. I’d appreciate it, and I know a guy over in Greece who will be blown away.

These are some of the things we enjoyed here at the Ms. Cheevious Chocolate Grotto this week. Enjoy your upcoming week people!  Don’t forget I am here blogging every single day on the #DailyMischief, and only one post a week goes to the subscription list (this one included). Nuggie is also providing a photo of his choosing every day for the #DailyNugget. You actually have to visit the site to read these posts, and believe me… you don’t want to miss them. Enjoy.

Love you people!!!! Mmmmmmmppphhhuuuhhh!!!!

xoxo,

Ms. Cheevious

aka Lisa Jey Davis

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Woah Nelly…I’m Dizzy

In which Ms. Cheevious maintains that although she is dizzy and a blonde, she is NOT a dizzy blonde.

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Face Down the Grim Reaper With a Free Ah-Ha Moment

I’m willing to wager a bet that you love life. You’ll hang on to it like grim death. Most humans do. Damn straight. As a matter of fact, if you were to suddenly come face to face with the Grim Reaper, you might (if given the chance) unleash a can of whoop-ass on the dude.  It wouldn’t necessarily be a welcome meeting.

Granted, there are some who welcome the dark visitor… but at bestif they are ready for Mr. Reaper, they’re generally facing uniquely difficult daily physical challenges or struggles and are either exhausted from the uphill battle of vibrance and vitality and of maintaining quality of life,  or they are simply resigned to the Reaper’s inevitable visit after living longer than they ever imagined.

But mostly, we humans love life, and want to do what we can to keep on living – and living well.  Am I right?

What is the definition of “living well” if it is not to enjoy experiences we relish, people we cherish and a life that is not plagued with ailments, aches, pains and other physical struggles?  Ahhhh… to be able to get through life without any physical ailments or challenges.

But how can we maintain a grounded, joyful, refreshed and content physical existenceregardless of the other “stuff”? How can we feel cleansed and clear if we are dealing with daily aches, pains and physical setbacks?

One of the key solutions for me is by doing yoga or similar stretching exercises… basically unhurried, peaceful and deliberate stretches….

You could argue that I really get rejuvenated purely because I’m taking time out for me and showing my body love… and I may not argue with you – in which case, this post won’t mean a whole heck of a lot to you. But I seem to think what I am doing actually works.

The only way I’ve found sustained relief and a refreshed youthful feeling is by occasionally (or often) devoting just a little tender loving care to those muscles and bones through doing my own little yoga routine (also known as my yoga practice). It’s amazing how our bodies respond with even the littlest bit of TLC. 

YOGA & SIMILAR STRETCHING EXERCISES = LONGEVITY. PERIOD.

 

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This is precisely why I wrote my book, “Ahhhhhh…Haaaaaa Moments with Ms. Cheevious.” I put it together primarily for people who’ve never tried Yoga but were curious or intrigued.  That isn’t to say the routine in the book won’t challenge you if you’re a bonafide yogi… It will if you allow it! But I did it for newbies mostly so they could try it in a non-threatening environment, without the pressure to keep up (and not fall over!), or without all of the Ohms and Ahhhhs (not that there’s anything wrong with that) or spiritual overtones that they could face in a random yoga class.

When I first tried yoga (even just a few classes), I immediately felt my body refresh and rejuvenate. I fell in love with it and became an instructor in Aspen, Colorado.  I still love it. There is nothing like it. And it’s a great way to stay lean without damaging knees, hips or other joints. As my yoga instructor once said, “You do not have to do “Power Yoga” to lose weight or get fit with yoga. Haven’t you noticed? There generally are no overweight people who practice yoga regularly.” So why not give it a try? It’s even easier with my little e-book…

And… I am giving the e-book away for FREE to new subscribers to the weekly posts here on MsCheevious.com

(if you’re already a subscriber and would like a copy, just let us know, or simply buy a copy for less than a buck).

I’m also giving away FREE copies for iPAD or iPHONE to the first 50 people to request it! Just let us know here (FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED)!

It’s currently being sold for only .99 cents all over the internet for Kindle (if you don’t own a Kindle, you can get kindle for PC or Mac for free), Nook, iPad/iPhone and every other kind of e-Reader.

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Love you people!!!! Mmmmpppphhhhuuuhhhh!!!!

xoxo,

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Acceptance is Key

I have a friend who took her two sons on a first-ever “just them” vacation recently. She says she learned two things: 1) She loves her kids deeply and loves being a mother (her sons are officially both adults now), but 2) One of them is not nice to her (as a matter of fact, he is borderline verbally abusive and downright disrespectful). When I heard this, I was a little shocked because really, the guy is a pretty cool dude. But apparently, he simply will not accept his mom for who she is and he is pretty damn insistent that unless she change some pretty significant things about who she is, they’ll never get along …

Suffice it to say, she’s not loving spending time with him. She even said “I just don’t like him.”

Know this: She was extremely upset and hurt over this. It really broke her up… because, well… how could a mother not like her own son? It made her feel embarrassed and ashamed. But in the end, she was pretty much “done.”

Does this make her a bad parent? I think not. We are not required to “like” everyone on this planet — even if it turns out to be one of our own offspring. It is sad to think it’s possible that after we pour so much love, blood, sweat and tears into someone, it is even remotely possible they could turn out to be a person we don’t want to invite to the next event. But you know, at some point we still have only ourselves to take to the grave … and we must stay true to *that* person.

Gone should be the days of squelching our true selves, sweeping our loves, interests and wishes under the carpet, or changing and adjusting goals or desires because someone else thinks we should (or they simply can’t handle the healthy choices we’ve made for ourselves). Rest assured, we are not talking about the need to abstain from alcohol or drugs around someone who struggles with substance abuse, or anything similar to that. This was a personality trait that one of her lovely boys would like to miraculously disappear. And it is a trait, (or a way about her, I suppose), that I happen to personally admire in this lady.

When all is said and done, I always come back to this:

CHOOSE TO SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE AROUND YOU, AND WHO WILL WORK AS HARD AS YOU DO AT ACCEPTING OTHERS FOR WHO THEY ARE.

 

What are your thoughts on this?
I’ll see you next time my lovelies with something fun, fantastic and fully flirtatious!

 

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Dear John

Dear Ovaries: It’s Been Fun…

By now most anyone who follows my blog, reads my articles or watches my videos all over cyberspace knows that I have the BRCA2 genetic mutation for Breast and Ovarian Cancer.  As a result of discovering this, I opted back in late 2011 and early 2012 to have all of the lovely procedures necessary to alleviate most of my risk (think Angelina Jolie… No.  I mean it. Picture her, because I’m pretty sure I didn’t pull of the glamorous/beautiful thing during those months. I had the puffy/pale thing DOWN though.). You can read any of the articles I’ve written on the subject by clicking here, here, or here.  You can also see coverage and interviews about said procedures on national television and other places by perusing my personal website with most of those links here. In light of my decision, I’ve written a Dear John letter to my ovaries. For anyone who’s ever had ovaries or known anyone with them (and particularly if anyone has witnessed the effects of Ovarian cancer, or lived through it), you should be able to relate to this.

Dear Ovaries:

We’ve been together a long, long time.  You’ve been a significant part of my life – well – forever, and lived with me through everything – the good, the bad and the ugly.  Despite all of that, our relationship has seen its share of ups and downs, to say the least.

Ovaries… I never got over how after our initial thirteen years of peaceful bliss together, things suddenly changed. You got all…  gushy and stuff.  Was it a mid-life crisis?  I guess I’ll never know… but I felt like you became so “high maintenance” then.  And it never let up.  In fact, every single month for about a week or so, like clockwork, something happened and you required unbelievable amounts of extra attention.  Everything became all about “you.”  It was bleeding our relationship dry. From that point on, things between us became – well – strained.

I gained a deeper understanding of our relationship, when I had given birth to my two boys. Somehow, I thought we were destined for better times. I must admit, I made the same mistake that many do, when I thought having the kids would make it all better. On the contrary, the kids needed my attention as well, and I wanted to give everything to them. But your high maintenance shenanigans never let up, and frankly, I didn’t need all the extra effort, energy and work. Sometimes it affected me so much I had to be medicated, ovaries. It wasn’t pretty.

And so, my dear ovaries, you must understand that when I met Brca Gene (Braca for short), I was intrigued. He said everything I needed to hear, and he made things so clear for me. I’d already witnessed my sister’s relationship with her ovaries end horribly. In fact she didn’t make it out alive.  I didn’t want that to happen to us, my love.  So I saw this as an opportunity… a way to set us both free!  Finally you and I both had a chance to be free from the constant neediness… free from the possibility of your getting ill, going insane and turning on me… and free to go on and live our lives… apart (well… that part isn’t probably the best scenario for you, and for that I am sorry). 

It hasn’t been an easy decision, ovaries. Honestly, I’ve thought long and hard about this… but after all we’ve been through, and what I now know about you from Braca… well, I’m going to have to say goodbye.  It’s been fun, but now it’s over, ovaries.

Sayonara, Adios, Don’t let the door hit you on the ass – uh – tube…

I’m off to live my life with Braca. Don’t think for a minute that I’m naive about this new relationship. I know it will have its own set of challenges, but I’m going in with my eyes wide open and a hopeful outlook for a long life together. 

With love and appreciation for all you’ve done in my life… 

Me

Dear John

Enjoy your week everyone!

 

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Take a Chill Pill

Just a little encouragement here people – from me to you:

In follow up to my  ”Relationship Whispering,” article (because some misunderstood that article to be the “how to nab a guy in four easy steps” article)… I cannot stress more the REAL point:  You are awesome, so fill your time and energy with more of the awesome things you do. Live your life to the fullest, baby.

If you aren’t as “awesome” as you think you can be, spend your time and energy getting there. And stop worrying about or spinning your wheels, expending countless amounts of hard-earned energy over “getting” something (or someone), and turn your focus onto YOU.

Basically, take a CHILL PILL folks.

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Having exactly what you think you want will do you no good unless YOU are in the healthiest, happiest place possible on this planet (and no, that is not Disneyland). It isn’t always a “relationship” we long for, but for the sake of continuity from my last article, I’ll use it as my first example.

When women (especially on the younger side) start “seeing” someone and find they want more, they often spend their energy unwisely… especially in the early stages…

Is this a “thing?”

Should I call him?

Does he still like me romantically?

Why didn’t he call? Did I do something wrong? Am I not pretty enough?

Are there any other obsessive questions I can ask and spend my days/nights/weekends worrying about?

We all do this folks, even if it’s really about our next career goal, or even… maybe….  a book deal… or something.  We all find ourselves spending too much time (and valuable energy) WISHING or thinking about it, when we simply should get on with LIVING.

I’m so bummed I can’t afford this condo that’s for sale. I’m such a loser without enough money.

I wonder what kind of job I would need to be able to afford it? I wonder if I’m even good enough to get such a job?

Maybe I’ll keep playing the lottery, and since I have the best intentions to save humanity, I will win, and can have that condo (and three more if I wish).

If only I knew the right people, maybe my whole world and job would be different and I would be able to afford that condo.

My “whispering” article which so aptly detailed scenarios I hear every day and have lived myself, was intended to make clear that you must LEARN and HOLD FAST to a completely DIFFERENT mindset.

In order to find and hold fast to a new mindset, you truly must TURN YOUR FOCUS from all of those types of thoughts listed above, to more appropriate things like…

“I’m excited about who I am and for the potential for greatness I possess!”

“What type of person do I want to be when I DO reach this goal?”

“How can I get there?”

“What list of things did I do this week that I can be proud of?”

“I think I must do more of THAT. Let me put more of THAT on my schedule.”

“I deserve some alone or ME time…  I will pamper myself a little.”

“I’ll read more so I am the well-read, educated person I want to be.”

“I’ll get a weekly massage or stretch out for  _____minutes a day to relax my muscles.”

“What, if anything, should I add to my world to become the person I want to be?”

“Should I learn more skills or find a place where I can practice my new mad-skills?”

“Are my friends healthy and supportive? Should I get out and make/cultivate new friendships?”

“Should I network more to meet colleagues in my field or interest areas?”

“Maybe I will take a cooking class… Learn to play polo… ride a horse.”

“Who are the wonderful people in my life, and how have I been treating them? Have I focused on them lately?”

Obviously these are just a few examples of other, healthier thoughts. A different – healthier mindset is the KEY to your GOLDEN city of dreams people.  But turning our focus when we really want something (or someone) or “Intend” to achieve something, is no easy task. It’s not that the “Thing” we want shouldn’t or won’t happen or be “ours.” It’s not that we shouldn’t take necessary steps to make things happen, or that we aren’t going to “get” there. I am NOT saying to lose your goals. I am saying there are always elements in every situation that are beyond your control. You only have control over YOU and your responses.

So, THAT is where my list of tools from the Relationship Whispering article come in. How do we apply them to other situations? Well, here is one way:

Write down a “thing” you want – your GOAL (relationship/friendship, job, record label contract, book deal, three-picture deal, car, whatever). Then make a list of healthy approaches designed to fill your time…approaches that are related to you and that “thing” and are intended to make you even MORE awesome than you already are (in the case of Mr. Gorgeous: Make a list of things you can enjoy on your own - see movies, go to nice dinners, get friends together for fun interesting events). Plain English: SET YOUR GOAL and instead of a plan of attack, list things you plan to do for yourself to keep you healthy and make you more awesome while you try to achieve your goal. Do more for yourself than you do toward your goal.

When something you want doesn’t happen (your dream home is for sale again and it’s still out of your reach, the guy didn’t call, the book isn’t published, the producer didn’t hire you for the gig, fill in the blank), write a new list of related healthy, proactive things you can do to build the best you EVER (learn that foreign language, practice making Origami creatures, start a daily gymnastics regimen, begin saving clippings of your favorite interior designs, whatever). Then when the time comes that you DO reach said goal (or move-on entirely – as may be the case with that dream gig/job/house/guy/girl) you’ll be anything BUT ill-prepared, and happier for it. Plain English: BE PREPARED with an arsenal of healthy responses and even more love for “you” if and when you encounter set backs.

You never have to lose or let go of your goals. But your desires may change, especially as you continue to grow and become the person of your dreams.

FOCUS on what REALLY matters:  

YOU people.  You.

Most of all CHILL OUT. RELAX.

You are becoming more incredible by the moment.

Love you people!!!! Mmmmmpppphhhuuuhhhh!!!!!

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Ms. Cheevious

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Just Call Me The Relationship Whisperer

That’s me. The Relationship Whisperer… Well, more like the Relationship “Hit-em-over-the-head” er.

But everyone needs their own personal relationship whisperer, to help stop them from committing the cRaZIeS every now and then.

If you are a single lady, or know any, hang out with me here for a bit, and I guarantee you’ll be glad you did.

 

Allow me to share a little example of my Relationship Whispering at work, to prove what a STUD I am, before you pass judgement. After said example I’ll share some beautiful jewels of ageless wisdom.

A friend of mine, Glitter Nails, is in the early stages of a “situation” with a guy she actually likes more than her new manicure (the manicure with glitter and little cartoon characters on alternating nails).

We texted about her situation, because she felt her guy “Cutie” was acting “different” or distancing himself the night before. We spoke on the phone at first… but then I was telling M.C. Nugget about it, and he reminded me of some great points… So, here is my text conversation with Glitter Nails below:

 

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Know why she simply replied “Thank you!”? Because I’m right! Damn straight! But keep reading. The inspiration continues  … also there is a typo a little ways down… but just keep reading…

 

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Just so you know, the part above that says “totally secure and. Oil okay with that” is suppose to say “totally secure and totally okay with that“. My iPhone and I are at the intersection of Love and Hate right now… It’s a bit of a crossroads where I keep trying to figure out how not to throw it out the window, and it keeps trying to learn not to misspell, but fails constantly.

A sure sign of any “whisperer” of sorts, is when the subject begins to feel empowered and capable of doing what’s necessary. Glitter had the right idea there when she said “Just going to leave it alone.” So, of course I continued…

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Her response was simply “Thank you – you are right.”

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I rest my case.

Now listen up ladies (and gents, if you happen to know someone to share this with). I’m about to unleash some nuggets that could change your life. I’m not kidding.

To sum up this and a myriad of other dating situations between men and women, here is how you ladies should behave if you want to attract the best friend who is worthy of being in your life:

1) Maintain your awesome, fun, incredible life regardless of how much a guy wants to see you  - even at the beginning. If you get sucked into a day and night, constant phone calls and texting situation, it’s okay. Just remember and continue to remind yourself that this is only preliminary and temporary… He WILL move on from this at some point. He ALWAYS does.

2) Until you are actually IN a REAL relationship, and you’ve had the conversation about dating exclusively… well, let’s face it. It’s anything but exclusive, so all bets are off baby. Keep your dating card open and scheduled, even if it’s with guys you don’t necessarily want to date long term.  Keep yourself BUSY and distracted. If you do, it will help you with so much more than you can imagine, and if you don’t, you’ll be in danger of pining, thinking, wishing and wondering during your idle time.  And for what?  Remember… You are AWESOME & INCREDIBLE… which brings me to #3:

3) Keep reminding yourself of your sky high value – your awesomeness – and of the AWESOME-SAUCE life you are building for yourself.  Do NOT get stuck in the imagination rut where you picture all the other pretty girls he is probably talking to or dating.

Admit it. Every one of you single ladies, when suddenly not in touch with Mr. Lover Boy, envisions him out sailing on a yacht flanked by hot chicks, drinking and dancing the night away with a slew of other women.  That, or at best, you’re taking on his martyrdom, making excuses for and enabling him to be a sad-sap because of a broken home, divorce from five years ago, or whatever…  Women are too good at making allowances for a guy’s difficult life… When in reality, if you actually spent all that time and energy working on becoming the finished product you want to be, and reminding yourself of all of the incredible traits that make you beautiful – you wouldn’t have the time or inclination to imagine anything about him.  Or better yet, when you do go down the road of imagining his world, you will recognize that bad habit early on, and bring it to a screeching halt.

Now, just for giggles here are some other things that will empower you on the road:

a) Don’t be the first to reach out. When you go a few days without the communication you’re accustomed to, DO NOT be the first to reach out.  When he does reach out (and he will), go back to #3 above and remember how awesome you are, and think about your cool, busy, mover-and-shaker life (or of how it will one day be that way, because of the YOU you’re developing now). Then, don’t answer his call right away. LET him leave a voicemail. If he doesn’t leave one, LET IT GO. Don’t call back from a missed call right away. Don’t text him back. Make him wait.

This is not a game with him… I SWEAR.TO.GOD he isn’t even thinking about “it.”  You can call it a game you have to play with yourself  if you want – but it’s really just a new discipline you are practicing for YOU. You’ll need to do this until you learn to respect yourself too much to be willing to JUMP at the slightest hint of attention from Mr. Lover Boy. Don’t respond for at least four hours the first time, and try to work up to a day or two. Even if he called and didn’t leave a message.  It was probably a pocket dial anyway. Sorry, I’m merely whispering the truth here.

b) You are a happy, welcome breeze to him. When you do call or text him back, keep it upbeat. No, I don’t mean in the 1950′s outdated, outmoded housewife sense. I mean, don’t be a friggin’ DOWNER. Do NOT use this as an opportunity to express your worry during the time he was out of touch, or to get whiny or weird, or ask him if you can get together. Remember, you’ve been so busy tending to your awesome, incredible life, and changing the world in the process, you really hadn’t even noticed that “Gee!! Has it really been since last Sunday that we spoke? No way!” Plus, you too are seeing his call or email (whatever) as a welcome breeze that came in to distract you away from your crazy empire. DO that for yourself. You’ll actually begin to believe it ladies.  I promise. You won’t actually say you’ve been so busy building your empire (or business, or attending countless  events, whatever).  You don’t want the guy to feel less than you, while you’re learning this new discipline.  You might simply say “Hey there!  How are you? It’s great to hear from you!” And if in his upbeat and awesome way he says something about how he’s just been too busy to call, etc… Don’t even address it. Move on and say, “So, how’ve things been going?” Maybe follow up on a project or event he shared with you in the past.

c) Do not accept a same-day invitation.  Remember: Just because he is busy, and can’t be expected to call you every moment, doesn’t mean that isn’t true for you as well.  This is true even if you’ve been hoping/wishing/waiting for that call or invitation.  You’ve got “things” to do. You are busy. Even if “busy” means you’re filing your nails, by god, you are BUSY, dammit. He doesn’t need to hear from you that he should plan in advance… A few “no” answers because he keeps inviting you out at the last minute will be all he needs to get a clue. If he doesn’t get it from that, either he simply IS too busy for you, and isn’t the right guy, or he’s too clueless to be worth your time. If you are doing #2 in that section above… remaining distracted while this guy gets a clue, I guarantee you that if Mr. Lover Boy isn’t all he’s cracked up to be, you’ll merely be free to notice someone who is.

You’ve just been *whispered* to people.  Don’t miss the gems when they come.

Enjoy your week you gorgeous people!

Love you people!!!! Mmmmppphhhuuuhhhh!!!!

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Ms. Cheevious

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Stop Your ‘Splainin’ Lucy

Yes, PLEASE, for GODSSAKES, stop your ‘splainin’ Lucy, because I’mma getting tired of picking up the pieces.

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I’m talking to myself, of course. And herein lies the article in which I proclaim that while my hilarious tales of Lucille Ball-esque adventures are fun and all (for the story-telling and the reading), they’re not nearly so fun in real life.

Here’s the story …

I recently joined a new friend (someone I met at the Facebook and Twitter conference in San Francisco earlier in June), fellow blogger Melany (of MelanysGuydlines.com) and a few of her friends to celebrate her birthday in Hollywood. I don’t do Hollywood much anymore these days, since I now live at the beach. It’s a huge trek, and the parking is astronomical on a Saturday night. But alas, I needed some girl time, and was actually looking forward to hanging with Melany, so… trekky I became.

My day leading up to this was not one for the list of hallmark moments (to put it kindly). One of my sons, whom I normally love, behaved in such a way that I unleashed a scream on him that I generally reserve for — oh — let’s say plane crashes.

I decided after that to arrive early to the party (and arranged with Melany and company to do so as well for a pre-party toast)… I like Melany and all, but after the day I had, I was suddenly looking forward to a martini.

There were a number of things that destined this evening to fail for me: a) I parked too far away. I’m out of practice, and have taken on M.C. Nugget’s habit of parking a “little” further in order to save a buck. In this case it was five bucks, so I parked somewhere and started walking before I realized it was about a quarter mile. I hoofed it in heels; b) the altercation with my son put a damper on everything; and c) I’d mistaken a warm balmy day at the beach for what I thought would be a warm balmy night in Hollywood, and arrived in a halter top and no jacket. It was f-ing cold.

When my martini arrived so did the champagne Melany’s mother “phoned in” for our little group. Fun times ensued…

You’ll be proud to know that even in my darkest hour, I did not imbibe irresponsibly. I had my one martini and a few sips of Champagne.  When the party decided to make a move, I was ready to call it a night.  I got in their car with them, thinking their next destination, The Rainbow on Sunset, would bring me closer to my car… WRONG.   The Rainbow is way past where I parked. But this is Sunset Blvd on a Saturday night people.  You do not “turn a car around.”  So they pulled over and I flagged  a cab back to my car.

And then, I was bamboozled by a cabby.

He took me down the block, for all of five bucks (so much for my five dollar parking save), and I handed him a twenty.  I was distracted, looking into the hotel lobby (think, “ooohh… pretty lights over there!”) when the cabby scoffed in a huff, pulled out five singles, and said “This is all I have” (which is BULLSHIT now that I think about it).  I somehow confused what I’d just handed him and said okay, “keep one single.” And so I walked away from the cab sixteen dollars poorer.

This is where I should have cried and said “Ricky! He caught me off guard! He…. he…. he STOLE from me, RIIIICKYYYY!!!”

But instead I texted M.C. once I was back to my car and realized the fiasco that just occurred. Then I drove home in an angry “Don’t frack with me” rage.  Not a great end to an already Sucky McSucklestein day.

Sorry. I know. I could have shared my tale in a light-hearted, “Oops! What a dumb blonde I was” fashion…The Lucille Ball comparisons could have remained intact, as you pictured my cartoon-esque figure dizzily bouncing around Sunset Boulevard. But alas, I’m still out sixteen dollars.  It’s times like this I want to kick myself in the arse and say “FOCUS lady! FOCUS!”

Then M.C., my night in shining armor called me and said “Where do you want to meet me. I’ll buy you a drink.”  My hero.

I’m now a reformed Lucy. I will never be bamboozled by a cabby again. You can COUNT on it.

Love you people!!!! Mmmmppphhhuuuhhhh!!!!

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Ms. Cheevious

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I Thought I was a Glamor-Puss

Please don’t laugh when I tell you why I *thought* I was a glamor-puss, but based on what transpired, I am faced with the harsh cold reality of “otherwise.”

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