Hand me ups
February 17, 2011
Snow days are great opportunities to bond with your family. Instead of feeling cooped up it's a chance to play the Wii, pull out a board game and cook breakfast for dinner and rest. Hopefully the usual fare of sledding and skating happen naturally. Shoveling for most is the least liked chore, yet thankfully many men find this task rewarding. In between all the fun snow activities, it's prime clean out your closet time. I always have my kids do this, separating into piles clothes that need repair, clothes they will never wear that can be donated and clothes that just need to be put back on a hanger. You can really resurrect a wardrobe this way. "Shop your closet" is the rule of many frugal fashionistas. This year I shopped my teenagers closets. They had so many clothes that they themselves had purchased throughout the years from places like Forever 21 and Delia's that they didn't want anymore. As I went through their piles I was pleasantly surprised as to how some of this stuff fit me. I'm talking basics like jeans and sweaters. In fact you would have thought I just totally scored at the mall as I filled my closet with their stuff. I've always thought it a compliment if they wanted to borrow something of mine, meaning my clothes could possibly have some type of cool affect. But I never dreamed I would shop their closets. Whose lookin' cool now? Maybe they will want to borrow these things back some time.
She could be a...
- Striking writer
- Physician's assistant
- Theater usher
- Snack-bar attendant
- Dry cleaning operator
She likes it when...
An article of clothing is instantly slimming
She's totally ready for..
A trip to Mexico
Right now she could be...
- In a tanning bed
- Getting a manicure
- Updating her Netflix Queue
- Reallocating her 401K monies
- Cleaning the woodwork
Is she still thinking about her ex-significant other?
According to a Yahoo Shine poll:
- 71% of people say they think about their ex too much.
- More than half (57%) of singletons say thinking about their ex prevents them from finding new love.
- Almost two-thirds of married people (60%) agree that their ex is on their mind too often, and 36% say their attachment to their ex interferes with their marriage.
Both women and men remain attached to their exes.
- 74% of women and 64% of men think about their ex too much
- 76% of women and 70% of men have looked up an ex on the internet
- 50% of women and 40% of men say they look at their ex's Facebook or other online profile too often
- Facebook: 59% of people remain Facebook friends with an ex after they've broken up, and 48% (including 42% of married folks) say they look at their ex's Facebook or other social networking profile too often.
- The internet: Almost three-quarters of people (74%) have looked up an ex on the internet.
- Photos: 86% of people admit to looking at photos of their ex; 14% of married folks admit to doing so often.
- Contact: 50% people have called, texted, emailed or IMed an ex when they shouldn't have.
- Sex: One-third of people have had sex with their ex, and 20% have done so multiple times.
- 57% of people would like to "break up" with their ex,.
Facebook has a page for that: BreakUpWithYourEx.com.
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