There are rules among girls that we all must abide by in life…there are plenty of them with tons of variations.
Last night, my best friend Bethany and I set our Girl Code Rules!
We came up with 10, and tabled the discussion for another time…girl world is made up of way more than 10 rules…so this will be an ongoing issue I will address multiple times!
The Code (according to Tory and Bethany):
-You are OBLIGATED to tell each other when something their wearing doesn’t look good-there is nothing worse then your friends telling you something looks good on you and it doesn’t! Don’t be offended they are just looking out for you! Trust your friends have your best interest at heart when they tell you you shouldn’t be wearing that top.
-Tell each other when their boyfriend is a jerk-this one is tough, but necessary. When you’re ‘in love’ you lose your ability to think clearly. If you’re dating a jerk, your besty telling you he’s a jerk is the tough love you need! This should only happen after the friend has dated him for at least 2 months and the friends have met him.
-If you like you someone, I like them. If you dislike them, I dislike them. I trust your judge of character- I’m Team Bethany and Bethany is Team Tory. If you’re friends with someone and like them, then there’s no reason for me not to like them. If you wrong my friend in anyway, there’s no reason for me to like you. Period.
-You are obligated to tell your friends how fabulous they are, especially on “hot mess days”-we don’t always feel our best. You need someone telling you that you’re so fabulous you pee glitter, especially on the tough days!
-Don’t hate on other women you and your friends don’t know-there is absolutely no reason to talk S*** on other women…especially women neither of you know!! You don’t know what kind of day she’s had…it could’ve been a horrible day and she doesn’t need you giving her judging looks across the bar…and if she’s looking really good, be nice and go tell her she’s killing it in that outfit. It will probably make her day, especially if she happens to be having a bad one! Enough of the girl on girl hate.
-Man Rules-ABSOLUETLY NO DATING YOUR FRIENDS EXES-pretty self-explanatory. There are 7 billion in this world, you still have a big pool to pick from…if he’s dated, or had any type of flirty more than friends type of relationship with and of your girlfriends, then he goes on your ‘boy black list’-as in…never a chance, don’t even think about it…once you’re on the black list, you don’t get off the black list.
-In terms of remaining friends with your girlfriends ex après breakup-Unless, you were friends with your girlfriends ex prior to them dating, you should also stop any friendship with said ex.
-DD’s-you should always have one AND all need to take turns alternating. Simple as that.
-Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures-if for whatever reason I am completely out of my mind irrational-it is your duty to slap me…without any chance of retaliation (unless you’re being irrational) or anger…if I need it, you know, please reel a sister back in.
-We shall always help each other escape unwanted attention from anyone- If we give each other ‘the look’ at a bar, concert, etc…we both need to go get a drink, go to the bathroom, whatever the reason you use to get away from the current uncomfortable situation, just abort. A-B-O-R-T.
-Hold Your Hair-when I drink too much, laugh all you want but hold my hair with no judgment. I will do the same for you. The holder of the hair will laugh…We will both laugh about it, sober, later. It happens to the best of us. No Judgement.
To be continued…
What ‘Girl Code’ rules do you have with your friends?! What other rules should we as women implement?! Email me at Tory@1017thebull.com or tweet
I’m pretty sure I fell asleep in the shower today…and I’m also pretty sure I fall asleep while I blow dry my hair.
During my morning routine I have moments where I don’t remember the minutes that just passed…sometimes while I’m in the shower and sometimes when I’m standing in my room blow drying my hair…side note, it takes me about 10 minutes to dry my hair, sooo long, I know…anyway I feel like I zone out while doing this and then all of a sudden I zone back in and my hair is mostly dry.
I feel like I have fallen asleep while still managing to perform simple tasks (shower, blow dry my hair)
Well there is a technical term for this…its called Microsleep!
According to ABC News, “Micro-sleep occurs when you nod off for a second or a few seconds, often without even being aware of it. In some instances, your eyes may even be open and you can perform a task as if on a kind of auto-pilot, but you're asleep”
This is happens a lot when you’re driving and some times you get from point A to point B and don’t actually remember driving there…not so safe! But it happens to all of us.
Falling asleep while blow drying my hair or showering is no big deal…I know how to swim so drowning won’t be an issue in the shower…microsleeping while driving is dangerous though!
Has this ever happened to you?! What were you doing?! Email me at Tory@1017thebull.com or tweet me @ToryTheBull!
Remember mood rings?! I had a ton of them and probably wore more than one at once…thinking I was a big deal! Scratch that…knowing I was a big deal!!
My mood rings always were always a greenish-blue mood…whatever that meant in term of my emotions…I was either a really consistent/balanced person emotionally or those things were a scam!
Well now there is a mood ring reborn! Well sort of…
A sweater that changes color depending on your mood!
For some reason, I think my mood would always be a greenish-blue!
The sweater is designed by Sensoree and according to them “the top makes use of the Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)-the way in which the conductance of human skin changes in response to stimuli. When you are calm and at rest, skin GSR is lower than when you are anxious”
In terms of the mood sweater-Sensoree uses a funnel-shaped LED collar with a range of colors that are designed to indicate different levels of arousal that the company assigned to different emotional states. These range from “tranquil-zen” which is green…to “nirvana-ectatic, blissful” which is yellow…and if you’re nervous-red.
The sweaters are expected to go on sale in March!
I don’t think I would enjoy having my mood displayed for everyone to see!
What if I am really mad at someone and I don’t want them to know….or if I think a guy is cute and my sweater changes colors so then he knows!!!
HOW AWKWARD WOULD THAT BE!!
My face is turning red just thinking about it…luckily I’m not wearing the mood changing sweater! PHEW!
Would you literally wear your heart on your sleeve and have your emotions broadcast to everyone?!
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I’m going to admit something kind of embarrassing…I have never cleaned my make up brushes…and until this week, I never even thought of doing it!
Now that I’m thinking about it, it’s gross. I’m embarrassed.
Its just one of those things I never paid too much attention to…do you know what can be on your brushes after a while? Its cringe worthy…
According to Wiscellaneous.com, “there is continuous build up of make up on your brushes, foundation brushes being the worst, you’re putting that build up makeup back on your skin (EWWWWWWW), and then to the makeup build up-add dead skin cells, your own natural oils, and dust…your brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria…leading to break-outs!!!! Then you’re putting all that gunk back in to your make-up…making it contaminated too!”
I CAN’T BELIEVE I NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THIS!!!
Last night I cleaned my brushes!
Once you clean the brushes you have to let them air dry…I suggest having some back up brushes to use while they dry or clean your brushes when you have a long amount of time to let them dry…mine were still a little damp this morning…so I’m minus blush today!
I will tell you though, I used one of the others I cleaned and it felt like a cloud on my face! It was so light and airy!
Best decision ever.
I definitely will be cleaning my brushes regularly now!!
I don’t wear high heels often…I’m not so graceful and poised in flat shoes…so add high heels and I’m a hot mess. I’ve accepted it and I’m fine with it…they hurt my feet anyway.
For the ladies who do wear high heels on the regular…you need to listen up!
As you age, having religiously worn heels day in and day out, you’re feet are unable to continue to wear them as often!
According to Elle, “women are having plumping fillers like collagen injected into their feet to help absorb the shock of putting one’s foot down in a high heel!”
Instead of just wearing better shoes, you’d rather have injections in your feet?!
It doesn’t seem worth it to me…granted I don’t do heels so it doesn’t really affect me.
It just seems like too much unnecessary work and pain for a shoe!
You’re also looking to pay $750 to $1,500 to get needles put in your foot…and the filler only would last you about a year!
That’s too much time and money to keep wearing high heels!
Ladies, are wearing high heels that important to you?! Would you get this procedure?
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This Thanksgiving weekend will be the longest Drew will be in Burlington without me since I moved here in August. I know he is going to be heartbroken while I’m gone, so I’ve come up with things he can do the next couple of days to ease the pain!
-Drink a peppermint mocha/cocktail-The chances are good that I will have either of those in my hand at all times
-Listen to some of my favorite songs: Compass, The Outsiders, That’s My Kind of Night, Runnin Outta Moonlight, Red
-Go see Catching Fire-especially on Saturday night because that’s when I’ll be seeing it as well!
-Eat a whole package of raw cookie dough-its one of my favorite things to eat
-Take a lot of naps-it’s a very “Tory” thing to do
-Don’t go to the gym- I want you to feel better not worse
-Puppy therapy-works every time
-Watch some of my GO TO movies-Love Actually, The Holiday, A Walk to Remember, National Treasure, Remember the Titans
What other things can Drew do this weekend to not miss me so much?! Email me at Tory@1017thebull.com or tweet me @ToryTheBull!