Words Women Use

woman speakingHere's one of those anonymous writings we get sent by family and friends. This one made me laugh because I, like probably many other women, am guilty of using these words to mean just what they say they mean here. So go ahead and forward this to the men you know to warn them about future arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology! And send it to your women friends to give them a good laugh!
  • "Fine" -- this is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

  • "Five minutes" -- if she is getting dressed, this is half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given 5 more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
  • "Nothing" -- This is the calm before the storm. This means "something," and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with 'Nothing' usually end in "Fine."
  • "Go ahead" -- this is a dare, not permission. Don't do it.
  • "Loud sigh" -- This is not actually a word, but is a nonverbal statement often misunderstood by men. A "Loud Sigh" means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you over "Nothing."
  • "That's okay" -- this is one of the most dangerous statements that a woman can make to a man. "That's Okay" means that she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.
  • "Thanks" -- a woman is thanking you. Do not question it or faint. Just say you're welcome.
  • Oh, and before we forget, "Whatever" -- it's a woman's way of saying *!#@ YOU!


A healthier Monte Cristo sandwich

Have you ever had a Monte Cristo sandwich? image of a Monte Cristo sandwich Is there a healthier version of the traditional one? This IS one delicious sandwich, filled with ham, cheese, turkey, mustard...and deep fried french bread style. When served with raspberry jam on the side you just close your eyes and pure bliss envelops you as you eat it.

I indulge in this maybe once a year and only when eating out as I've never tried doing it at home. Not until I stumbled upon a version of this recipe that's baked instead of deep fried and it looks just as yummy! You'll find the recipe at http://www.recipezaar.com/82119, submitted by chef Rita. Several folks have tried this recipe and posted their comments there on how good it was. If you make it, write in and let me know how you like it.


7 Random Things

Lauri from Lauri's Reflections tagged me to name 7 Random Things about myself as a prompt for me to blog more often. LOL. In my defense...I've been blogging my heart out via comments posted online, not at blogger but rather in myspace where I've started a Cuban themed group, the Cuba: Island of my heart group.

Ok then, here they are: 7 random things about myself:
  1. I'm a bookaholic.
  2. I'm originally from Cuba and thankful to be living in the USA these days, the country that took me in when I had to flee my homeland.
  3. I'm horrible at returning library books back on time so I'm always writing checks, large and small, made out to the Pikes Peak Library District. I was once greeted by the librarian as I walked in with my bag of books with "Oh! Here comes our job security!" LOL.
  4. I'm a published author and full SCBWI member.
  5. I write because I can't draw. LOL. Stick-figures is the extent of my illustration ability but I love to take words and string them together and see a picture come alive before my eyes.
  6. I LOVE sci-fi/fantary. Love to read it. Don't feel confident enough to write it yet. Love how these authors "dream forward" and, by so doing, offer a priceless gift to the world.
  7. I once took a 2-week vacation through England and Scotland with only the clothes on my back. Talk about packing light! Rick Steves...eat your heart out! LOL.

So then...what are 7 random things about yourself? Write back and tell me about them. :-)