According to a new CNN article and website Invite a Bite , women are so dependent, insecure, and self-conscious that they can't dine out alone. In fact, it's such an issue that they need a website to go find strangers/other "lonely" women to wallow in self-pity and relieve their horrendous embarrassment.
At first, I thought there had to be some sort of hyperbole or sarcasm, but nope, these people are 100% serious. They even go on to tell the sordid tales of women feeling "awkward," and like "lonely spinsters." And of course, the story wouldn't be complete without the ol' gender comparison, "'Men seem to have no such obstacles,' suggests Peachey of the stigma of eating alone. 'My husband happily walks into any place in any city for a drink or some food. So why do I scurry in and act like a lunatic?'"
It’s that time again. The credits have rolled on another weekend and it feels like the next one is light years away. Mondays don’t have to be so gloomy though. Here are some fun and inexpensive ways to get through work week day one and start sailing to next weekend.
Lunch Time Pampering
Surely there must have been something that happened over the weekend that needs to be told in person. Skip the take-out and actually leave the office. Schedule a lunch time manicure with a friend. This will this cut your endless Monday into two manageable parts. If you make this a weekly ritual, you may actually look forward to Mondays.
Wear a New Outfit
Plan out an amazing set of threads to dress in on Monday. The excitement and feeling of looking spectacular will leave you buzzed with energy all day. By the time you realize it, the day will be over and you will be thinking of when you can wear it again, not how many more hours you need to work.
Most after work watering holes are empty Monday nights since people just want to get home and put the first day behind them. As a result, a lot of bars and restaurants have great Monday specials. Make a plan with some friends to try a new place every Monday evening. If it happens to be football season, pick a place that is showing the game, and maybe you’ll even score a date for Tuesday.
Go On a Lunch Date
Make a plan to meet that awesome guy from Friday night for lunch on Monday. Lunch dates are the perfect first date.They are shorter than dinner, so you won’t feel trapped if your memory was playing tricks on you. Since they are longer than coffee, you will have enough time to decide on date two. Even if the date is bad, you can still have fun emailing your friends about it Monday afternoon.
Take a Fun Class
The gym routine can get old. Rather than the usual cardio kickboxing class on Mondays, sign up for a fun class. Salsa dancing can be exciting and help burn off those late night Saturday drinks. If dancing isn’t your forte, try art or join a book club. There are classes and groups for anything you can imagine. Stop procrastinating and sign up for something today.
Mondays are always around the corner. Rather than dreading them, use the opportunity to do something fun. There are numerous of activities you can do to get through the day. Always remember, the faster Monday ends, the sooner Friday comes.
Kama is the new women-only workout movement seducing the nation. A combination of Yoga, Pilates and sensual dance, this workout targets and tones your pelvic core including common female fat zones; the lower abs, hips, butt and thighs. It also works your internal muscles used for sexual pleasure and childbirth.
Kama was co-created in 2009 by dancer and runner-up Miss Canada, Halyna Skrypnyk and physician/author/fitness enthusiast, Dr. Melissa Hershberg, creator of the Hershberg Diet and the Rebel Diet.
Women, from the Canadian prairies, shimmer and shine in the electric lights late at night in the Northern Liberties. Their fingers stretch to spots on necks that squeeze out sounds sweet on the ears and hard on the hands. This is - without a doubt - one of the most innovative groups of guitarists in the game today, and each song in their set features at least one chord not listed in the big book of B flats and other combos your grandma got your for Christmas the year you bought your first axe. The sound is kinetic, from start to stop, between each jingle of one telecaster, another jangles out in time. Hardly a pause between tracks, Women makes quick work of their 'round an hour set and the most of drawing in the hardly-there Sunday night owls out to catch them.
Thursday, October 7th
- Livingston Taylor w/ Jake Snider @ World Café Live, 7 pm, $34-44
- Built to Spill w/ Love as Laughter, Revolt Revolt @ The Trocadero, 7:30 pm, $23
- Closer Still w/ Screwjack @ Triumph Brewing Co., 8 pm, $5
- Ryan Cabrera w/ Michele Karmin, Laura Cheadle @ Tin Angel, 8 pm, $15
- Octopus Project w/ Starfucker @ Kungfu Necktie, 8 pm, $10
- Big Crowd Popular w/ Ruby & The Hatchet, Only Living Boy, The Sixty Six, Polar Ice Cap @ North Star Bar, 8 pm, $8
- Scout Niblett w/ Holy Sons, Ladies Auxiliary @ The M Room, 9 pm, $10
- DJ Sammy Slice and DJ Cool Hand Luke @ Silk City, 10 pm, $5
- DJ Ian. St. Laurent & DJ Wolf.fang @ Kungfu Necktie, 11 pm, $5
Man Knows Best
This is a little point I’ve been making in conversation over the years. It pops up every now and again, and today was just such a day. While doing research for my article on cougars, I came across repeated references to a book known simply as ‘Rules’. Upon further inspection, I discovered that Rules is a book for women, by women, on life, love and dating – basically, how to nab, seduce, and keep a man. It was at this juncture that I remembered being at a party (please don’t judge me for this) where a girl would occasionally, but consistently, read out a section from this very book, sometimes with incredulity, sometimes with murmured tones of agreement. I remember listening occasionally to these thrown-out comments, and disagreeing with most of them. I like to think that growing up surrounded by four women (three sisters and a Mother) has given me an invaluable – and terrifying – insight into the mentality of women. I am by no means professing to understand women, but I will perhaps arrogantly claim to be a more ‘in-touch’ man than some.