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Female Fiasco: Sister for Sale

Oct 30, 2014 -- 7:10am

Finding your true love is maddening.  It takes years and years…and then more years and years.


Well sometimes you get so fed up with dating (and being screwed over) that you have to go to extreme measures…or your brother goes to extreme measures.


A 27 year old, Sammy, has been single for a year (doesn’t seem that long) and has been screwed over and cheated on.  She’s fed up but ready to find love and settle down. 


Her brother, also fed up on Sammy’s behalf, decided to take action…by putting his sister up for sale on Ebay in hopes to find her true love!


The ad reads, “My sister is unlucky with finding a real man. So me and my family are looking for someone who is a great guy who is genuine. Loving. Faithful. Normal. And just very down to earth. Also musts are Must have a job. No bums please. Must have a car or be willing to commute if you’re far away. Must be decent looking. Pref taller then 5ft 8in Must be kind hearted and genuine.”


When Sammy found out, she was livid.  As any girl would be! But she said when its over she would go through with it if a date comes out if. 


What does she have to lose really?


She says she trusts her brother will make sure the guy is worthy.


The first listing expired with no bids.  Well that’s really sad.


She has since been relisted!


Fingers crossed you get a good one girl!! 

Female Fiasco: Modern Manners

Oct 29, 2014 -- 7:10am

Our parents start teaching us about manners at an early age…’please’, ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’ have been beaten in to my head from day 1. 


But now that’s its 2014 and we are way more tech savy and advanced and our manners need to adjust to the times!!


There is now a new etiquette guide, Debrette’s Handbook, that lays out modern manners regarding cell phones, public transportation, e-cigarettes and emails. 


According to the new rules, in regards to cell phones; “It is always rude to pay more attention to a phone than a person in the flesh, and they should always be put away when transacting other business – for example, when you're paying for something in a shop. They should be switched off in theatres, cinemas (including during the trailers), art galleries, or any space where silence is desired.”


In regards to your e-cigarettes at work…nope, not cool.  Debrette’s says you shouldn’t bring them in to the workplace because they show you are not focused on your work and could be a distraction to your coworkers.


Another big one…airplanes…tight spaces are never a good thing to navigate…and it grinds my gears when people recline their seats! Is that really necessary?!


Debrette’s says no, it is absolutely not necessary…in fact, its selfish!


“It's selfish to recline your seat back during short daytime flights. When travelling by plane, always stay within your own designated space and don't hog the armrest.”


Well there you have it! DON'T DO IT!


Emailing in tricky too…especially when it comes to blind copying (BCC)…who knows who else is receiving this email.  According to Debrette’s, “Blind copying should be used discerningly as it is deceptive to the primary recipient. Instead, the email should be forwarded on to the third party, with a short note explaining any confidentiality, after its distribution.”


You can read about other modern manners at The Daily Mail!

Female Fiasco: Pumpkin

Oct 28, 2014 -- 7:10am

It is the season of pumpkins! And it’s glorious!


As you are sitting in your house sipping or eating your pumpkin spice (fill in the blank) while your pumpkin spice candle burns filling your house with the aroma of fall, you could also be giving yourself some much deserved pumpkin beauty treats!


There are a lot of things you can do with pumpkin other than making it into pies and lattes! (Even though those things are excellent)


Here are some pumpkin beauty treatments from The Huffington Post!


Hair Conditioner:Restore shine and moisture to dry and damaged strands with a homemade pumpkin hair mask. Combine one cup of pumpkin (you can purée chunks in a food processor or use the canned version), a half cup of yogurt and two tablespoons of honey into a bowl. Mix well, and then apply to hair from root to tip. Cover head with a plastic shower cap and sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash treatment out and follow up with a thorough cleansing using a shampoo and conditioner.

Body Moisturizer:Smooth on a body cream made out of pumpkin, coconut oil and ground cinnamon. This can get pretty messy, so we suggest putting the mixture on while in the shower. Rinse off with warm water and dry skin gently with a towel.

Facial Mask:You'll need: one cup of pumpkin, two tablespoons of brown sugar, one tablespoon of honey and a half cup of yogurt.Spread on a thin coating with your fingertips or a facial pad. Leave on skin for 8-10 minutes. The brown sugar and yogurt are exfoliants that will slough away dead skin cells, while honey is a humectant that absorbs water from the air and naturally moisturizes skin.


I tried a pumpkin facial last year and it was a huge mess that fell off my face! Maybe this one will work better. 


The best part of these treatments is now not only will your food, drink and homes smell like pumpkin…you will as well!!!


Read about these treatments and some others here!

Female Fiasco: Beer Spa

Oct 27, 2014 -- 7:10am

I’m a big lover of spas! They are my favorite places to spend time!!


Give me a Swedish massage and a facial and I’m the happiest girl!


I’ve never soaked in a beer bath at any of the spa’s I’ve been to…I didn’t even know there was such a thing.


Clearly I’ve never been to Prague…and clearly I had no clue that bathing in beer provides a lot of health benefits!


“The Beer Spa in Prague allows guests to have a dip in a bath filled with the all-natural ingredients used for beer brewing, including barley, hops and yeast, kept at a steady 37 degrees Celsius and continuously bubbling to 'promote dissolution of ingredients', releasing vitamins, carbohydrates and proteins, the company claims.”


“During a 30-minute bar and bath session spa-goers can pour as much of the company's home-brewed Beer Bernard as they can consume from tub-side tap before continuing their relaxation session on a heated bed or with a 20-minute massage.”


A spa treatment and all the beer you want!?  I always knew spas were the best places in the world!


Female Fiasco: Tipping Etiquette

Oct 23, 2014 -- 7:10am


I text my mom at least once a month with the same question…”Do I tip (fill in the blank)?”


I never know who I should tip and who I shouldn’t!


I definitely don’t want to be rude and not tip someone I should but I also don’t want to throw away my money!! *cue she works hard for her money*


I won’t lie, when I’m faced with the uncertainty of tipping someone, I have a mini panic attack.  TEXT MOM, TEXT MOM, QUICK. WHY ISN’T SHE RESPONDING?! AHHHHH HURRY MOM! DO I TIP THEM OR NOT?


So other than the obvious people you should tip; wait staff, hair dresser, manicurist…Business Insider.com breaks down who should and shouldn’t be tipped!


In restaurants, I always wonder about if I’m grabbing take out…do I tip then?!


BI says there is no obligation to tip but 10% is fine if it’s a curbside order or a complicated order.


What about someone working on my house? Like a contractor, exterminator, plumber? This one always gets me! Hello mini freak out!


BI says that tips aren’t expected but $10-$20 is fine, especially around the holidays.  A gift card would also be generous.


Cab drivers always get me! I don’t ride in cabs often so I always freak out when it comes to tipping!


Yes you should tip cab drivers 15% and 1-2 dollars more if they help you you’re your bags!


Read the full table here!!


Thank goodness for this! 

Female Fiasco: Edible Greeting Cards

Oct 22, 2014 -- 7:10am

People don’t send hand written cards or letters much anymore…there is a special kind of joy that comes along with getting mail that isn’t a bill, ads or junk mail!


My mom, best friend and I still occasionally send greeting cards for holidays, birthdays and sometimes just because we miss each other!


There is a new type of greeting card that I’m not sure I will be sending to them though…


An edible greeting card.


Yep.  This is where we are at in 2014. Edible greeting cards.


The company, Eat the Fine Print, has created edible greeting cards in blueberry, key lime, orange and strawberry flavors. 


According to the Huffington Post, “Each card is made from a mixture of potato starch, palm oil, fruit extract, sucralose (the artificial sweetener found in Splenda) and food coloring. And if you were concerned, each card contains 42 calories, is vegan, gluten-free, sodium-free, soy-free and dairy-free.”


Vegan, gluten-free, sodium-fee, soy-free and dairy-free? Oh thank goodness for that…otherwise I wouldn’t have eaten it?


While the card is edible, you need to use edible ink…which we know everyone has laying around.


The Huffington Post says eating these cards will make you feel closer to your loved ones.


Oh really? Will it now?


The only way I would eat this is if the flavors were better…cookies n’ cream, peanut butter chocolate, crème brule, snicker doodle…see where I’m going with this?


Even then I’m not sure I would eat a greeting card…never once have I been reading a greeting card from my best friend and thought, “Gee, I really wish I could eat this card to feel closer to Bethany!”…never. not once.


This is hands down one of the most random things I’ve ever heard of…but I would suggest to Eat the Fine Print to make holiday specific cards…turkey flavored for Thanksgiving, peppermint around Christmas, etc…you’re welcome for the good idea Eat the Fine Print. 

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