Sour grapes, heh.
This piece I’m reading is great IMO, here’s an excerpt:
If sheâ€™s complaining about some problem she has with her family or an ex, listen for a bit, sure â€“ donâ€™t be rude â€“ but when she stops for a breath, say something like â€œItâ€™s obvious this is bothering you a lot. But when youâ€™re with me, I want you to have fun â€“ thatâ€™s what our time is about. So now, I want you to shrink your ex and all your feelings about him down into this napkin. Now, crush the napkin and throw it behind your back. Heâ€™s gone. Heâ€™s out of your mind. Feel better? Good. Letâ€™s grab a bite.â€
Another part of the article goes like this:
Let me explain: if you meet a girl, like each other, and you talk and go out, cool.
If you talk on the phone once a week, and see each other once a week or every other week, awesome.
If you talk a couple times a week and see each other once a week, cool.
If you talk five or six times a week and see each other three or four times a weekâ€¦ youâ€™re in trouble.
It’s an article about how to stay single and not get trapped into a relationship when you’re not ready, quite a good read. Too long to post everything tho’, so hecks.
Half-time break from those words for awhile.
Evening beach snap at Paya Beach Resort @ Tioman; looks nice doesn’t it? – Image courtesy of PR‘s recent trip.
This one’s another interesting thing to know, from another mailing list:
If you’re worrying about whether a girl likes you or not, chances are she doesn’t – or rather, SHE WON’T. She won’t because your “worry” and your obsession with what she thinks of you will actually push her away.
Let me clarify.
When you let yourself fall into the “obsession” trap, you begin to analyze everything your dream girl does, every word she says, every move she makes… and try to relate them all to you.
She smiled at you – she didn’t smile at you. She emailed you – she didn’t email you. She returned your call – she didn’t return your call. Confusion, frustration, and anxiety result.
This obsession with her behaviors and their meanings will paralyze you, confuse you, and suck every ounce of confidence you have from your body. You will become a Blithering Blob of Insecurity. And women, in general, are not attracted to Blithering Blobs of Insecurity.
So are you wrong to be confused by women? NO! Absolutely NO! Women ARE confusing. Always have been and always will be. That’s just the way they are.
Especially when it comes to romance, women seem totally inconsistent in their behaviors. One minute you’re convinced you’re the man of her dreams, and the next she seems to be unaware of your existence. One minute she’s flirting, and smiling, and rubbing up against you, and the next minute she’s gone, left without even saying “bye.” You SHOULD be frustrated and confused!
Now, no one knows exactly why women give off such mixed signals and deliberately, it seems, attempt to confuse us. Some suspect it’s those magazines they read. Others think it has to do with the secret bathroom conferences they hold. Still others propose that their illogical behaviors are due to the wacky hormones they have surging throughout their bodies. The cause is relatively unimportant. You just have to accept it, and plot your strategy to deal with it.
So, given the inconsistencies of female romantic behavior, attempting to “read” women and figure out what they’re thinking, is, at best, an incredibly frustrating experience. So don’t do it.
Don’t even attempt it.
Just say NO to “reading” women!
Paranoia : )
– Maddox has finally released news of his new book, titled The Alphabet of Manliness. Pre-order’s already available via Amazon, but fwah shipping to SG is horrendously overpriced. Anyone interested in sharing the shipping price?
– Wicked’s at level
32 34 now, slowly taking it up. I’m no longer in a hurry heh, since it seems like everyone’s stuck there.
– New phrase of the day: IBM = Individual Body Maintenance. And all along I only knew IBM and its bloody Thinkpads.
Reminder of the day: Don’t forget to collect the freebie on Friday.