Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Reasons behind RSVP

You have a party, a bbq, an event, you put RSVP by a specific date and time in the invitation, you give those invitees a number to call, an email to respond to.  Usually its fairly simple either you are attending or you have other plans.  Yes or No, sometimes a maybe, or I might be late.  It pays respect to the hostess, she needs to know how many people are attending for food, appetizers, floor space for sleeping over and such.  If there are any plans afterwards, if we don’t know you are going we will leave without you.  Oh well, you had the chance to RSVP for more than a week, you received the invitation way in advance, we’re adults now, we shouldn’t have to keep hounding and asking ‘are you going?’.  Hey, we might even change the after party plans, how would you know?  Hmm, well if you RSVPd you’d know we were heading out earlier and where we’d end up at.  Even when I was collecting the RSVPs for my wedding and didn’t get RSVPs back from some folks, I was ready to write them off and not have ‘extra seats’ in case they decided to show, others preferred to call and hound them.  Oh well!  I am not one to hound, but I will let you know either way.  I really think with the technology that we have these days it is easy to ‘respond very promptly’ if you are attending with a firm YES or if you cannot make it with a NO, no need for laziness or forgetting, we have those email reminders, calendar popups.  And I don’t need an entire paragraph of why you can’t attend either, just a simple Yes or No will do, thank you!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Bad Hair Day for you might be a Good Hair Day for someone else

Today is a complete bad hair day! Not only is it humid in the office, and outside, but it’s the day after I had my hair straight and its just not cooperating. Straight hair ladies, don’t complain you want curly hair – trust me. I envy you, you can tie it back and not have crinkles in your hair, you can wear it all different ways. Curly hair gives you that “just out of bed”, “just had wild sex” look and makes the guys turn their heads and want to run their fingers through your hair, but the months from May to August with lots of humidity suck. I agree you can wake up in the morning, shower and just add mousse and go, but after it dries, fuhgetaboutit! Tie it back – tame the wild curls. You have no idea why I like it straight – other than certain people in my life preferring it over the curls, and my desire to occasionally go incognito. Straight hair is easier to manage, I don’t expect the men to understand at all. They have it easy and only need one side of the three compartment bathroom vanity, for their products (hair, shaving, honey spray >female speak for “cologne”<). Only bad thing about straightening my hair – when it rains it curls and I’ve wasted an hour of hard effort trying to be just like you.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Passwords Make Me Angry

We all get this, the ‘your password will expire in 30 days, would you like to change it now?’ message and for the next few minutes you contemplate changing it at that very moment. But you get sidetracked and move on to something else. The next morning you receive the same message and again you opt not to change it. Why? Because you have to remember another set of numbers and letters unless you keep a handy password organizer sheet handy. Today I needed to reset a password, actually change it for the greater good because it was an old letter/numeric combo that I’ve had for a long time. It actually put a sour taste in my mouth from bad memories, I had to change it to keep my sanity. I changed it to something more personal that has something to do with ME! Not anyone else or my old home address, phone number, license plate, ex’s birthday. I learned that everytime I typed this password into that little box it angered me even more. It was my goal to change it to something other than a sentimental thing that would anger me to type it in and cause distress every time. I never thought a password would cause such emotional distress…who can I sue for that?