Thursday, March 18, 2010

Salad Boy

If you're single then chances are you've used nicknames. No, I'm not talking about the whimsical names you give your friends you've known for years. Not names like "bop it" because at your 16th birthday party your best friend walked into a tree. The names I'm talking about are nicknames you give those crushes that you hope will work out, but often never do.

Some of the names I've had in the past include "sweater boy", "piano man", "bouncer", "sports guy", and most recently "salad boy". Why do we use these nicknames? Usually because unless your crush has a defining characteristic, your friends don't care enough to keep the men you talk about inside their already cluttered mind. Heck, they have their own romances to be worrying about. So...we nickname them.

But what, might you ask, is the story behind "salad boy"? Why call him that? Because..."salad boy" represents a growing trend among men. A sad trend. And the by product of a lost art. This lost art is chivalry. The reason this man is called "salad boy" is because he went on a (non defined but quite obvious) double date with me and my roommate and her boyfriend and he didn't pay for my $7.00 salad.

Whoa. Don't freak out now. It's not that I can't afford a $7.00 salad. In fact, I can afford a few salads. I try to budget my money quite well. It's "salad boy" saying things like "man, your salad was $7.00" that really burns my butter. Then hitting on me and expecting that I will reciprocate the feeling when you don't want to show you care enough to purchase a cheap, and very tasteless, salad.

To end the fantastic evening, "salad boy" doesn't walk me to my car. So, I put "salad boy" aside. Why? Why not give salad boy a chance? Because women deserve better. Women should NOT let men get away with treating them poorly. Men need to man up and learn how to be the men they use to be.

How? Open doors. Ask women on real dates instead of "hanging out". Ask women out the beginning of the week for a date that is later in the week. Send them a thoughtful message once and a while. Don't argue over petty things. Pay for things (but don't expect to pay for everything all the time. If a woman bleeds you dry then don't date her. Good women will offer to pay). But also know that good women will NEVER offer to pay on the 1st date. That means they're either pushovers, too "strong" of a woman, or don't like you romantically.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bored Easy?

I have found that everyone, no matter who you are, will get bored with something easy. We are cyclical creatures that can't go on doing the mundane for too long.

You might think you're doing the same things everyday...but you're not. Something is always developing. Either you're doing better at your job. Or, your personal relationships are progressing. It's when you aren't changing in any point in your life that you should start to worry.

I heard once that it's good to always be learning. Apparently if you stop learning then you're not continuing to exercise your brain and thus are more apt to get mentally "mushy" as you get older.

On that note...


I am sick of what they're doing to society. It saddens me to see the goons that continually walk though the mall without a sense of perspective or priorities. They lost their true physical appearance and the worst of them somehow garnered a child in the process. A child they can barely take care of and one who will grow up thinking addiction is normal.

Who is going to stop this problem?

I'm glad that our government is trying to do something about healthcare. I'm glad that children are now given breakfast in elementary school, and more reality shows are geared towards physical fitness.

But let's make a better change.

Start telling youth that it's NOT okay to do drugs or get addicted.

Otherwise you'll end up like the man with the sunken eyes who can't decide if he wants a taco or a burrito.