The only grandmother I remember died 38 years ago. I was 15. I'll never forget her. This was mother's mother. My grandma on my father's side died when I was too young to remember her.
My brother and cousins just called her "Grammy". She was wonderful to us kids, and we were always safe at her house -- sometimes, even from our parents!!
I was always so excited about going to her house, and of course... of the treats I would receive too. Grammy didn't buy margarine like my parents did. She only bought butter. She didn't buy white bread. She bought either brown bread, or raisin bread. And having a little chocolate milk with it never hurt either. I mean, when I was a kid, Wylie MacLellan (our cousin) was our milk man. Now, you can rest assured he delivered very rich and creamy milk.... but it wasn't chocolate.....
Whether you're a veteran grandma or a Nana-to-be, this collection of stories will warm your heart and make you laugh about the universal experiences of being a grandmother: the phone call that announces your baby will become a mom herself; the first time you hold the most beautiful grandson or granddaughter in the world; and the day you're on baby-sitting duty and realize that major issues are minor infractions best solved with love instead of lectures.
This book celebrates the memories we make and the times we cherish with grandmothers: the women who can both spoil and be stern; who provide unconditional love and invaluable wisdom; who can share sage advice while sharing an ice cream.
First, I realize there are tricks men use to get women to date them too. Maybe one of these days I will write an article about it. But for this post I want to discuss an article I found on this website. If you click the link, the article will open in a popup.
When I read that article, I realized that some women may to a lot more planning when it comes to relationships. I couldn't help but think that most guys just kind of go with the flow. And we're happy not to put labels on our relationships. As a good friend of mine often says, "it is what it is".
Don't push him into embarrassing situations as suggested as #1 in the article. That just makes him feel like a cage is being closed around him. He won't talk about it, but he won't like it either. And he'll make excuses to avoid your friend in future social gatherings.
#2 in the article is just more fluff of the same nature. Embarrassing a guy isn't going to get you a date with him.
#3 isn't so bad. Sure invite him to hang out with you and your friends, but at the same time... don't take it personally if he says no. As the author suggests he will appreciate the gesture of friendship, but hanging out with a bunch of people he doesn't know likely is very low priority for him.
If it does happen, and he is going to be at your place for a few minutes to pick you up, you'd best be hiding any girly magazines like Cosmopolitan! Some women take the advice of articles they read in these type of magazines. When we see them laying around, it makes us wonder what kind of bad ideas you may have already learned. Then, on the other hand, I've seen guys (and ones that were good at picking up women) read these kind magazines. I've been told it helps them know how women think.
The problem with the advice in the article, and similar articles in other magazines, is that doing some planning and manipulating potential outcomes. If it was to ever come out... no man like to feel like he's been played. The most important thing in ANY relationship is trust.
Rather than reading articles that could steer you down the wrong course, you would be much better taking the advice if a professional like Doctor Paul R. VeHorn. Dr. Paul did graduate studies in behavior psychology and is an International Relationship Consultant.
Dr. Paul's philosophy is based on his research and observations developed through years as a nationwide talk show host! Thousands of listeners and viewers have shared their experiences and feelings with him. If you are truly seeking a relationship, an engagement, or a marriage, then Boomer Girls is an absolute must reference for your personal guide to men and dating!
If you're a woman and interested in bagging yourself another partner at this stage in the game, you might want to have a look at Boomer Girls (A Boomer Woman's Guide To Men & Dating) and learn methods that don't utilize tricky and manipulation. Watch the video below to see what Dr. Paul says about trust.
That's a wrap for this post. But if you're a man reading this post, please use the comment section below and tell us how you feel about any of these tricks or others that may have been used on you. And of course.... woman readers are welcome to voice their opinions on trust and trickery too.
I ran across a website today that are looking for regular people to test online web stores that consumers use. They look for people in various demographic profiles; people whose profile fits the target market of a particular store.
How it works:
Website owners will pay to watch a real person use their site so they can discover where their site is confusing. UserTesting.com has a panel of “user testers” to do this. If you become one of our user testers, then whenever your demographic profile is requested, you’ll have an opportunity to earn money using a website.
You use our online screen recorder to record a video of what’s happening on your screen – mouse movements, clicks, and keystrokes – and your spoken comments while you use the website you’re testing. (Videos are typically 15 minutes long.)
So, the idea is, if they have jobs your profile fits, they will give you $10 for creating a 20 minute video and answering a handful of questions about your experience using a website.
I haven't tried, and I'm not really interested, but I thought I would post this because it may be of interest to someone. To learn more about this job click here.