Friday, August 8, 2008

Advice on random stuff that you don't have to take

I am so not Dear Abby; I'm more of a roundish type female that occasionally learns intelligent stuff in spite of myself. So here's some advice that you can take or not, because I'll never know the difference.

1.) Do not get married to someone if you have any tiny, minute, microscopic doubt that your intended may not be the one for you. Even if it's the morning of the wedding, even if you are at the end of the aisle waiting to waltz down past the two hundred people you invited, even if you are on the altar looking at that other person. Do not get married; that is a command.

Just don't do it. Say no; it works for Nike and it can work for you.

2.) If you don't have good life insurance or disability insurance and you are healthy get it now. Run thee to the telephone book or go online but do not put this off. In the event you are diagnosed with any sort of major illness, acquiring the aforementioned types of insurance can be costly or perhaps even impossible. Most people don't think about it until they get sick and by then it can be too late.

No one thinks they'll get sick and carry around some awful illness that may or may not go away with pricey treatments. But, on the off chance that the Murphy's Law of Illness stick slaps you on your chosen head, you'll be prepared, financially at least.

3.) Cut yourself and others some slack. This includes me; I need to cut myself some slack. I'll gladly do it for most other people unless they do something completely idiotic in traffic which earns them a special signal.

Women especially are great at knocking themselves about for a variety of transgressions: too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, in possession of curly hair, straight hair, long hair, short hair, no hair, brown eyes, green eyes, contacts, glasses, a penchant for eating junk food, not spending enough time at work, not spending enough time with the spouse or the kids.... I think you get the idea.

Isn't it smart to just treat yourself with a little kindness? Most of the world isn't knocking at your door with a pedicure certificate or one for a round of golf. If you're waiting for that to happen, you may be waiting for a long time. Love yourself from within and then go get your nails done.

4.) If you read a lot, it's okay to read stuff that is not always "epic literature". I mean, someone out there is reading this right now and it's certainly not epic literature. I do advise perhaps rereading some of what you probably read in high school that made no sense then but through adult eyes opens up a world of new meaning. That damn Gatsby, all for the love of a woman and look what happened to him!

I read chick lit and by golly I am proud of it.

5.) Come check this blog often. Sometimes I am just brilliant and these words are just what you need to escape real life for five minutes.

Feel free to leave me comments if anything moves you or made you laugh. If you're going to heckle me about content, then I ask that you please refrain from curse words and try to give me constructive criticism. I know I change my tenses as I write but that's part of my author's craft. I can do that kind of thing and get away with it.

Have an enjoyable weekend.
Weeble Girl


megveg said...

hello! megveg from NT, your blog is wonderful:)

do you have any suggestions for books? I'd love to read more but I have no ideas.

Keep writing and I'll keep replying!


Weeble Girl said...


Try Marian Keyes and Jennifer Weiner for some lighter stuff. Anita Shreve and Jodi Piccoult have some great books out there that are a little longer.

I also like Dianne Mott Davidson as she has a caterer/murder solving set of mysteries, as does Joanne Fluke with her cookie-baker/murder solving set of mysteries.

Thanks for reading!

Lazy Julie said...

Love it. I'll be back.

Joan said...

Absolutely agree with #2!!!!!
Not sure how to implement #3 - I am my own worst enemy. I'm trying to figure out how to laugh at myself, so you are encouraging me.