Burning…

Polo Beach
[Polo Beach]

So I went to Polo Beach yesterday, thinking some time on the beach would help to destress me. Instead, my mind wouldn’t stop and kept running like a hamster wheel. Then, to top it off, I got sunburned. Bad. I mean, places I didn’t think would ever change color on me burned. Understand, Polo is a nude beach and in the few times I’ve been up there, I’ve never had my back, stomach and boobs burn – but here I am, lobster-red and in deep, deep pain… and if it hurts this much now, I don’t know how I’ll handle the next couple of days!

 

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Uniformity…

Sunset from Mariott Waikiki
[Sunset from the Mariott Waikiki]

I’ve decided I am anti-military. I know that is a very dangerous position to take in Hawaii but I am so very tired of the inflated egos that seem to go hand-in-hand with the uniform.

Men who flex their uniform just to get the military discount, and get angry if the store doesn’t happen to offer discounts for military. Men who volunteer at a kids charity event and tell dirty jokes in the corner and letch after the mothers. Men who think I should give up all my morals just to give them a one-time blow job in a parked car.

Obviously it is not the military in general I have issues with – it is the individuals. To date I have not met any one man in the military worthy of making me change the broadness of my statement.

Profile Awareness…

Flower
[Flower, unknown]

I spent all day yesterday texting with this guy. I thought, yeah, I found a new friend. At the end of the day, turns out all he wanted was for me to get him off. Just once. Cuz he needed it.

Earlier in the day I responded to someone who messaged me and what he wanted was entirely opposite of my profile. This is not the first (or even fifth) time this has happened. Why don’t men read the profiles?

Charity Begins on the Packaging…

Pantry
[My Pantry After Christmas]

I’ve just watched yet another commercial where a company will donate to a charitable cause if you do something first. In this case, you must purchase one of their products (okay so far) and then go online and submit a code off of the packaging. Then, and only then, they will donate a meal to a hungry child. Another company donates to breast cancer research for each yogurt lid you mail back to the company.

Why can’t these companies just donate money, food, whatever for each product we buy? Why must they make a production out of the consumer having to do something? I think about all those codes on all those packages that never get submitted because someone doesn’t have a computer or doesn’t want to take the time.

All that charitable money gone to waste…

Romance is a Fallacy…

Sand 05
[Patterns in the Sand]

I sometimes wonder why I read romance novels. I love the idea – two people find their way to each other, overcome difficult obstacles, fall in love, and live happily ever after.

But the reality is that life is not a romance novel. There are more obstacles to surmount than any romance novel ever dreamed of. While those obstacles are usually too mundane for any publisher, they overwhelm us in daily life.

  • Romance Novel Obstacle #1: He is a recovering alcoholic just trying to live his life one day at a time, fearful no woman could love him because of his past.
  • Real Life Obstacle #1: He is an alcoholic and probably does drugs. He thinks he is God’s gift to women and that he should spread the love around (without you knowing, of course).

  • Romance Novel Obstacle #2: She is a single mother struggling to raise her son on her own – until the father finds out and wants back into their lives.
  • Real Life Obstacle #2: She is a single mother struggling to raise her son on her own. Period.

  • Romance Novel Obstacle #3: They meet online and seem to have an instant connection. After a month of emails, texting, and phone calls, they decide to meet for coffee. Surprise! They work together. It will never work. Or will it?
  • Real Life Obstacle #3: They meet online and seem to have an instant connection. After a month of emails, texting, and phone calls, they decide to meet for coffee. Surprise! He never shows up and she never hears from him again.

FetLife Princess…

Orchids
[Orchids]

I’d say 90% of the men on FetLife are looking for a “Princess by Day, Slut by Night”. I’m not a princess (and I refuse to ever be one outside of cos-play) but I’m still a slut at night. Why isn’t there a category for “Hard Working Independent Woman by Day, Slut by Night”?

Come to think of it, why isn’t there a men’s version? “Industrious Hard Working Man by Day, Gigolo by Night’? I’d check that box…