Scallywag

Men live in a fantasy world. I know this because I am one, and I actually receive my mail there.

~ Scott Adams ~

Archive for April, 2012

Yeah, I'm up for some straight talking.
Wouldn't you prefer more straight talk instead?

Straight Talk To You

April 20th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

Yeah, I'm up for some straight talking.

Most people prefer straight talk. Leastways, that’s what they say. But in reality, it’s a different picture. Straight talk needs decoding. For some, it’s about hard facts. For others, it gives permission for precious honesty. So let me ask, what is straight talk to you? Read the rest of this entry »

Knowing what to say in a sympathy card is heartfelt.
Have you ever been stuck for what to say in a sympathy card?

What To Say In A Sympathy Card

April 19th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

Knowing what to say in a sympathy card is heartfelt.

Knowing exactly what to say in a sympathy card seems easy enough. That is, until you know somebody dealing with the death of a friend or relative. It’s tough. If you’re also feeling overwhelmed by the loss, you might be struggling too. Which could well be a helpful clue. Read the rest of this entry »

Will it help you if you choose to be happy?
Does deciding to be happy make you happier?

Can You Choose to Be Happy?

April 18th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Will it help you if you choose to be happy?

How can you be happy by choice? Is it an illusion made up by the personal development gurus attempting to sell more seminars and boost their book sales? Or is there something really in it? Read the rest of this entry »

I'm not going to be nice to you. Just bruttally honest, okay?
This is me being nice. Wait until I'm brutally honest.

What’s Wrong With “Nice”?

April 17th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 19 secs

So you want me to be nice, huh?

Being nice seems harmless enough. So why is “nice” copping criticism? Kevin Daum, from The Age newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, writes that nice people cause endless timewasting, promote low standards, and create a culture of failure. So how can being nice turn out to be so nasty? Read the rest of this entry »

Let's see...some mother gift ideas. How about we do this cool photo?
Hey, I've got a gift idea. How about I skip giving you a present this year? Only kidding!

Got Any Mother Gift Ideas?

April 16th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 46 secs

Let's see...some mother gift ideas. How about we do this cool photo?

How many people keep space in their head for “Mother Gift Ideas”? I suspect only the highly organized ever keep a careful record of items they’ve spied and say to themselves, “Yes, well that’s another lot of mother gift ideas to add to the list.” Read the rest of this entry »

How do you cope with a critic?
How do you handle a critic?

Living With a Critic

April 15th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 54 secs

How do you cope with a critic?

Criticism has its place, but critics are hard yards. If you live with a critic you know: with each critical comment they wear you down. Trying to get a positive comment from them is like squeezing blood from a boulder. But when it comes to blaming… try finding their off button! Read the rest of this entry »

Is being In love something certain? Or is it just a certain feeling?
How do you know you are in love?

16 Ways To Know You’re In Love

April 14th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 48 secs

Is being In love something certain? Or is it just a certain feeling?

You know you’re in love when: Read the rest of this entry »

Do I really want to lose weight, or do I just want to be more loved?
Asking myself "Do I really want to lose weight?" might not be a simple matter of fat, but acceptance.

Do I Really Want to Lose Weight?

April 13th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 48 secs

Do I really want to lose weight, or do I just want to be more loved?

Ask yourself, “Do I really want to lose weight?” and a whole world of pressure is invoked. “Why of course you do. You have to be attractive. If you don’t lose weight nobody will like you,” and so on. Read the rest of this entry »

Personally, I like my husband to wear something he irons...
What do you like your husband to wear?

I Like My Husband To Wear…

April 12th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 48 secs

Personally, I like my husband to wear something he irons…

“I like my husband to wear…” is a warning to beware! When wives take the reins at menswear stores, it’s usually because their husband is being pathetic about getting kitted out. But to be fair, countless men have never been encouraged to take an interest in their appearance. Worse, they’ve been actively discouraged. Read the rest of this entry »

craigs list exercise equipment unnecessary
Who needs Craigs List exercise equipment? Doing this easy move 3 times a day is all it takes to flense the flab way.

6 Amazing Craigs List Exercise Equipment Items

April 11th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

What is it with Craigs List exercise equipment? Craigs List has been offering free classifieds online for years. Meaning, you’d expect to get some great offerings on everything in the realm of fitness equipment. Only trouble is, some of it is a little too exceptional. Read the rest of this entry »