Sunday, March 30, 2008

Getting ready . . .

(Warning- longer post than usual. But you MUST read all of it!!)

Tuesday, April 1st, I'm flying with Elizabeth and little Caroline to Washington, D.C. The last time I was there I was thirteen and I wore mostly dresses wherever I went. I'm packing no dresses this time.

The hardest part of any trip, in my opinion, is what to pack. I almost always err on the side of 'too much'. I want to be ready for anything - and any kind of weather. It can get ridiculous.
This week, though, Elizabeth, I'm going to try and err on the side of 'too little', okay? I figure, you have a washer and dryer if I need it. And, of course, we can always go SHOPPING!!

Packing is so different for men and women. As are lots of other things.
That reminds me of something I was sent -via email-recently by an old friend. I thought about putting it on my "What, Are You Kidding Me?" blog, but I think I'll just copy and paste it here. Will, Laura and Bailey (I think) have heard it. But, of course, they would want to 'hear' it again. (Though Will called it (correctly) sexist.)
Here it is:
Men Are Just Happier People-- What do you expect from such simple creatures? Your last name stays put. The garage is all yours. Wedding plans take care of themselves. Chocolate is just another snack. You can never be pregnant. You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park. You can wear NO shirt to a water park. Car mechanics tell you the truth. The world is your urinal. You don't have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt. Wrinkles add character. Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100. People never stare at your chest when you're talking to them. New shoes don't cut, blister, or mangle your feet. One mood all the time. 
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat. You know stuff about tanks. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase. You can open all your own jars. You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough. You almost never have strap problems in public. You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes. Everything on your face stays its original color. The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades. You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes -- one color for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.
No wonder men are happier.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, I have not heard this before. It's interesting. I don't really know what else to say...

Thanks for the birthday wishes! Have a great time on your trip.

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