Thursday, February 18, 2010
Upsides most men will never understand: Thursday Thirteen.
Last week I mentioned that I had discovered by accident that a pontytail in wet hair, at least at my current length, resulted in an attractive flip the next day, and stated that this was an upside that men would not understand.
We know that we are mysterious creatures. So, this week, I present to you: other upsides that men will never understand (but should).
These are things that matter. As the old song goes, Sometimes it's hard to be a woman. These are things that will cause us to stop bitching about our weight and our periods and complaining about life in general, they are like Christmas in July.
13. Finding the right person who does your hair, with just the right balance of bossiness and gratuitous flattery, depending on your needs.
12. Workout clothes that are comfortable AND flattering, and don't go out of production after one year.
10. The right shade of lipstick, on sale, not because it's being closed out.
9. Figuring out a way to do your hair so that at the end of a sweaty marathon or ride, you still look good.
8. Figuring out how to stand when your picture is being taken near or during an event. DP is a master at this, and I will figure out how she does it. And I will copy her shamelessly.
7. That Valentine's day fuss, that we weren't expecting, that included a big shiny bag from Vickie's and another one from BathNBodyworks.
6. That one doctor that finally figures out how to solve that embarrassing ____________ problem (fill in your own blank).
5. A nice couples run in which we're not reminded consistently of how slow we're going, but just how much fun you're having being with us.
4. Things that come in pink. Like, iPods, cycling gloves, jump drives, CDs, etc.
3. That Ebay seller who didn't realize the briefcase they were selling is LODIS, not LODI, or maybe it was just a typo, so that you get it for $20, all because you searched for "red leather briefcase" and it popped up. (For some of us, this is like a hole-in-one: it's one of those stories we talk about, to people who will understand the significance, forever. FOREVER.)
2. A perfect pair of jeans.
1. I leave this one blank for the ladies out there to fill in ______________ ?
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