Sunday, December 04, 2005

A Great Bed

You know, I have to say it was such a great feeling waking up in a hotel room after an evening out with my husband and not finding myself on the cold tile floor of the bathroom, but rather in the luxurious bed with fluffy pillows, clean-smelling sheets and a duvet cover that just rocked.

Ah. It is such a great feeling to not have a hangover, to have the whole day spread out in front of you, to know you have the option of doing whatever you want, that you're not forced to lie in bed all day long and wish for death.

You know what I wish? I wish people could just go up to people and say exactly what they want to say and not feel funny about it. I remember this one time in college (okay, everybody think of the band-camp girl in American Pie -- Once, at college...) we were tailgating before a football game and I saw THE MOST GORGEOUS GUY in the entire world, and I had just a good enough buzz from probably some really cheap and crappy beer, that I just went right on up to the guy and told him what I thought of his looks. I went right up there and said, "You are the most beautiful guy I have ever seen in my entire life."

Boy, did that piss off his girlfriend who was standing right next to him! Ha, kidding, there was no girlfriend right next to him, I just thought that would be funny to say.

Anyway, I guess the reason you can't just go up to someone and say your true thoughts about the person is because they look at you kind of strange and think you're pretty weird, which is what that guy did, and probably because I was weird.

But, at this function over the weekend (and isn't it interesting how I now refer to things as a 'function' rather than what it really was because my mom was worried about what I told you all, so I'm trying to be incognito so you don't know I was really attending an event where there was a chick in a white dress and lots of free booze.)

Oops.

So, there was this really hot guy there. That's all I wanted to tell you. I just thought it would be neat if we lived in a world where you could tell someone who was hot that he was hot. I'm not sure it would boost their morale coming from a stay-at-home married mom of three who is gaining weight by the pounds daily, but wouldn't it make a person feel nice if they received random comments such as that? I think so.

Here's something else I wish, while I'm on this "I Wish" rant. I wish the hypothetical 'you' were able to know what a person thought of you upon meeting you. Like, I would like to know someone's immediate reaction to meeting someone -- did they think you were nice, did they think you had a skin problem, bad hair, a horrible figure, nice boobs, whatever. But of course, sometimes this could possibly ruin a person's whole life to know these things, so maybe that's not a good idea.

But I also think it would be cool for there to be a website where a person could submit a picture of themselves, or maybe of just their figure, and random readers could log on, and search the database and critique the person. Like, for instance, you could comment on a person's figure and say, 'that person has a nice butt, but needs to work on her upper arms.' Or 'she should really be smiling more.' or 'that person has the ideal figure.' I don't know, this is just something I think about sometimes. Like I'll walk down the street and see a beautifully put-together stylish woman and wonder, what does she think when she sees me walking by? Is she judging me, wondering about my life as I wonder about her? Does she see me with my three kids and wish she had three kids? Does she see me with three kids and think I must be a nutcase and why the hell can't I do something with my hair, put some makeup on and wear some shoes that are at least a bit stylish?

That's the kind of stuff I think about. What do you think about?

18 comments:

Erin said...

Whoa. That's a lot to pounder...

Glad you had a good, semi-sober weekend though!

Manic Mom said...

Erin--you've got Whack-It-Wednesday on the brain--did you notice you wrote POUNDER instead of PONDER? I had to LOL at that one! : )

For those of you who don't know what Whack-It-Wednesday is, check out Erin's site.

J Holden said...

wow - you think about some weird stuff

although, so do i, so no worries

i hear ya - i really wish we could say things to people without fear of them thinking we're weird

i mean, what's weird about me telling a girl i meet that i think she's amazing and she gives me butterflies?

heck, i'd LOVE it if some girl said that to me

anyway, that's all i'm saying now

Manic Mom said...

J Holden, I think you're amazing and you give me butterflies!

How was that? Wink Wink.

J Holden said...

awww....thanks, you

that was amazing for me, i hope it was as good for you, steph

J Holden said...

awww....thanks, you

that was amazing for me, i hope it was as good for you, steph

Manic Mom said...

so good you had to do it twice!

Gina said...

unfortunately I have to tell you... there is such a website, it's called www.hotornot.com it was profiled on the news locally. You submit your picture and random people can rate you and send comments...

gina
www.gigigeorge.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I would so not want to know what others thought of my body! Eewh yuck. LOL

Anonymous said...

Why are you so worried what other people think of you??? You are an attractive smart woman who should have some self confidence in her self and not worry what other people think as long as you feel good about yourself. If you don't change what you don't like.

Heather said...

Dear Anonymous,

I got the impression that the above comment was directed at myself. If not, let me comment anyway…

I like myself. I like the way I look, I like my personality, I like the way I conduct my life and my friendships. And while everyone can “improve” there is nothing about myself that I would want to change.

I also don’t care what other people think of me. Their thoughts are their issues not mine.

With that being said, I would NEVER invite someone to tell me what he or she thinks of me. Because (a) who really cares what others think and (b) it is usually the people with not nice things to say are the ones who answer.

Confidence is NOT something that I lack.

Egan said...

Yep, I was going to suggest the hotornot.com website, but the ratings are totally inflated.


Take IV on the word verification thingie. I must be challenged today.

Anonymous said...

Guess what Heather it WASN'T about YOU!! I was just trying to tell manic mom that she should not worry about what other people think and it was supposed to be a positive thing not a criticism. So don't be so paranoid and RELAX!

Manic Mom said...

Egan, when you say the hotornot ratings are totally inflated, what does that mean? Like if mine says I'm a seven, does that really mean I'm like a four?

: (

Krisco said...

I used to wish that people would have lights on their forehead that would basically tell you everything right up front - how smart they were (or not), whether they'd ever lie to you, and what on earth they know.

I told my high school boyfriend that at the time and he thought I was nuts. I thought it was a great idea.

Manic Mom said...

Krisco, it is a great idea. I just always want to know what someone's first impression is of me. Like, do they think I'm a snob, or obnoxious, or do they think I'm a nerd or clueless, or stupid. I guess I am learning from this that maybe I do have some self-esteem 'issues.'

I don't know.

Egan said...

Manic, it just means you haven't scored yourself high enough often enough. Go back and raise your score, if you're posted there.

Jennie Reb said...

I think you should definitely tell people things, if it's nice and not in a creepy way. I was told the other day that a student's brother thought I was the "hottest teacher in school." I was really flattered until I realized that had been said by a 17 year old. Then I felt a little icky.



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