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Today’s post is by my best-good-friend, KirstinHarris. You can follow Kirs on twitter @KirstinHarris. I have been with my husband for 11 years and our 10th anniversary is coming up in December. I don’t proclaim to have all the answers, but I know what has worked for me. I’m going to refer to husbands here, but this applies to boyfriends or finances as well. I have 2 tips for you ladies out there, things that drive me crazy, so listen up: Tip #1 Ladies, your husband CANNOT READ YOUR MIND!!!! Shocking I know, but it’s true. If your man says something that offends you and you spend the rest of the day in a foul mood, taking it out on him, that is YOUR fault, not his. He is dumb. (Sorry guys, but you kind of are.) Sometimes he says stuff he doesn’t mean or it comes across wrong. If you don’t…

I got a latte from Starbucks the other day. I was asked by a co-worker how much it cost. My response, “Half a days wages!” It’s true you know, coffee especially from the sacred St. Arbuckles is ridiculous. It’s just a beverage brewed from roasted beans, sometimes, milk, foam and perhaps lightly dusted with cinnamon. But I don’t care, I would still rather get the warm comfort from the mermaid cup, than the sludge from the coffee maker. It completes my mornings, especially when I have to go into work. Don’t judge me. I’m sure you have your vice. How much did you pay for those shoes? I got mine on sale so that I could pay for my latte this morning! Starbucks also helps me get in the spirit of certain times of year. I’m counting down the days until September 6th when I can have my first Pumpkin Spice…

This is a post about underwear. If talk of such things offends you, close this window now, or refer to my previous post about not taking things so seriously. I have had underwear on the brain. I’m going to a “Lingerie Bachelorette” party next week and for a game we have to bring a pair of underwear that represents ourselves. I have no clue what to bring. Last week I did a blog about collecting elephants in which I inserted a graph. I love graphs, I’m such a visual person and a graph is a good way to express something in a way that is easy for (most) people to understand. Plus it’s total nerd humor, of which I am a fan. Anyway, when Jenny tweeted a link to the blog she said that I had a “thong for graphs” which prompted me to create the following graph. I have 2 points…

I like elephants and I have some elephant figurines, jewelry and the like. I don’t like to talk about this. I don’t like to say that I collect elephants. If you say that you collect something then everyone instantly decides that they need to help you add to that collection. I have had some people give me gifts of elephant, and I hate them. They aren’t attractive, they are not anything that I would ever even consider getting, but they are elephants and therefore I should like them. Let’s put it this way, I like elephants, but just because it’s an elephant doesn’t mean I like it. As you can see from the diagram below, there’s not a lot of elephant paraphernalia that I would like:   So I know that I shouldn’t complain, if people give me a gift, it’s the thought that counts. Especially if  they just decide out of…

My name is Kirstin, and I’m a sarcasm addict. I have a problem, I will admit it. I can’t help but say things that are just dripping with sarcasm. It’s part of my personality, if you don’t like it then we can’t be friends (I’m kidding! That was sarcastic!!!) This tends to get me into trouble, I once had a co-worker who used to get extremely upset with me because of my sarcastic wit. Many of my friends are the same way; we share the same dry humor. But there are those who take everything I say seriously, and I respectfully ask for everyone to stop being so serious! There is a time and a place for being serious, but not everywhere all the time. For example, I think hospitals shouldn’t always be serious. Whenever I have been in the hospital I have very much appreciated when the staff has…

Have you ever been in the situation at church, school or maybe even work there’s a person that you always hear about, but you have never met? Back in 2005,  I kept hearing the name Jenny Conlee at church but I had no idea who she was. Specifically, I kept hearing the name from my uncle who went to and worked at the church. So often, he knew people that I didn’t. Usually though, I could put a face with the name had seen them or talked to them though I really didn’t know them. There was a few months there where my uncle would talk about Jenny Conlee and I still hadn’t seen her. I even accused him of making her up since I had never laid eyes on her. Do you ever not like someone before you meet them? Yeah, I didn’t like this Jenny Conlee. From things I’d…