Archive | October, 2010
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Halloween through the years

07: McDreamy & Fairy

08: Tiger & She-devil

09: Barbie & Ken

What’s for this year?

Halloween in 4 days! Who/what are you gonna be? 🙂

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I WANT!

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Bwahahaha! Oyeah 🙂

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New in my notebook collection: Orange Shcutzen 🙂

SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP

11 Oct

Myth: Skipping a little sleep isn’t that horrible
Fact: Missing even 90 minutes of sleep for just 1 night can reduce your daytime alertness by as much as 32%.

That’s enough to impair your memory, your thinking ability, and your safety on the job and on the road. One Australian study found that volunteers who stayed awake just 6 hours past their normal bedtime for a single day performed as poorly on tests gauging attentiveness and reaction time as those who were legally drunk. The National Sleep Foundation’s 2009 poll showed that as many as 1.9 million drivers have had a car crash or a near miss due to drowsiness in the past year.

What’s worse, sleep deprivation also impairs your ability to recognize that you’re not running on all cylinders. In other words, you really shouldn’t be operating heavy machinery (or much else), but you don’t realize it. “The ability to judge how well you’re doing is probably one of the first things to go when you don’t get enough sleep,” says Cote. “That’s why you need to take preventive measures.”

Energy fix: If you miss several hours of sleep one night, consider calling in sick the next day or ask if you can work from home. (That way, you won’t have to drive.) If possible, set aside part of your lunch hour for a nap. Remember to set an alarm, or ask a buddy to wake you.

Myth: It doesn’t matter ‘when’ you go to sleep
Fact: Night owls are nearly 3 times more likely to experience symptoms of depression than early birds, one study found—even when they got the same total amount of sleep.

Experts aren’t sure exactly why, but there may be an optimal time within the 24-hour clock to fall asleep and wake up, says Lisa Shives, MD, sleep expert and founder of North Shore Sleep Medicine. “This and other research shows that going to bed late can be bad for your mood and your overall health.”

Energy fix: If you want to shift back your bedtime, start gradually: head to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier every few days, and make sure the lights in your home are dim for about 2 hours before that time, says Shives. Then set your alarm to wake up 7 to 8 hours later.

– Source:  Yahoo Health

Quote 11 Oct

Nobody chooses to be a freak. Most people don’t realize they’re a freak until it’s way to late to change it. No matter how much of a freak you end up being, chances are there’s still someone out there for you. Unless of course, they’ve already moved on. Because when it comes to love, even freaks can’t wait forever.

Grey’s Anatomy

Quote 6 Oct

When someone sees the same people everyday, they wind up becoming a part of that person’s life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

The Alchemist

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I will.

Being Friendly Or Way Too Chummy For Comfort

2 Oct

“We’re just friends” is an all too common showbiz mantra for couples in denial. Famous celebrity couples like Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck uttered these same words before photos of undeniable couplehood revealed what lies beneath.

This is not to say that platonic relationships don’t exist. They do. They, however, are so rare than it’s more likely to see a polar bear sunbathing on the beach than to find a man and a woman who see each other as nothing but friends. What makes this relationship close to nil are such things as opposite sex attraction, infatuation, and the factor of having a boyfriend or girlfriend…or both.

Let’s take a woman’s view on this matter. For someone whose boyfriend has a female friend, it can cause strain to the romance as the she-friend can come off as a threat to the real love in the man’s life. That’s you. How can you really tell if being friendly is just right, or if it’s becoming way too chummy for comfort?

The wise thing to do is to step back and evaluate the situation and yourself. Practice rational thinking and be objective. Maturity comes in handy, no wonder we always hear other grown-ups snap “grow up!” quite often. Observe your boyfriend’s attitude and actions toward his friend.

If he spends more time with her than with you or even with his family, then find an alarm and buzz it off. Does he call her more often or take her calls more happily than he does with you? If it’s a check, I see trouble on the horizon. Are they actually flirting with each other? You must know by now what flirting is. Is your instinct telling you that she likes your man in a romantic way? As a woman, this is your unexplainable gift from the universe. These questions can keep you in check as to whether you’re acting right or just overreacting with paranoia.

Whatever the actions of his friend are toward him, how far it will go or how soon it will stop all depends on the actions reciprocated by your partner. If he thinks his friend is going too far with her affection and easing ways, he should be gentleman enough to stop her for both of your sake. He wouldn’t want to hurt you and he wouldn’t want to keep her hopes up.

If for some unfortunate fate your partner can be a bit dense, it’s time to speak up. Okay, perhaps he’s just really friendly and doesn’t want to put any malice. Then, it’s best to have a talk with him rather than sulking and fuming with rage. Express to him your anxieties and be honest of what you feel. If you are hurt, jealous and threatened, tell him. Sincere, honest, and especially calm discussions can do wonders. You will be open with each other and you’ll get to analyze the situation. From there, you can reach a compromise or a resolution, or an agreement. If worse things happen and you end up separating, then there’s a chance that it would be an amicable one. But let’s not get there. Let us be positive and look at the brighter side. Talking like adults will clear things up for the both of you. For him, as to how you feel, and for you, as to what is really going on. Let’s just hope to God, he’s an honest man.

If he cares for you, he will respect you and will not wish to hurt you in any way. If on one hand, he neglects to heed your feelings, then it’s time to reassess your relationship. The important thing to consider is the relationship that is suffering. If in the end the bad gets worse, then it’s time to say goodbye. That way, you are giving him time to reflect about himself – what are the things that matter to him and who he wants to be by his side. As for you, taking a hike means you still have your self-worth firmly intact.

By the brilliant Jennifer Jennings

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Tick tock, tick tock