Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hate It Or Love It

I don't like sour cream, but I guess I can see why some people do. I also don't like hot peppers, but again, I can see how people do.

Like politics, seasonal preferences have become to new fighting topic. Hot Lovers Vs. Cold Lovers. While I am able to admit that I know most people don't want it to be as cold as I'd like it to be, I will never understand wanting it to be brutally hot out.

So what makes a person love summer vs winter or vice versa?

When I was growing up we rarely used our air conditioning. In my earlier life we just didn't have it and then later on my mom refused to turn it on. I think this changed once she started working outside (postal worker) and needed to cool off at night.

I worked as a lifeguard for five summers. At a certain point, even getting in the pool doesn't bring relief from the heat. There is nothing like sitting above a pool with the sun glaring on you from all sides (bc of the reflection) and getting kids to jump in the pool to splash you.

I hate pastels. I reallllly hate pastels. Sure, I wear them sometimes, but it's mostly because at a certain point, that's all that's clean (haha)! I think they're just wussy colors. Light blue is the work of the devil.

I love sweaters. I have always loved sweaters. When I was in high school, one of my favorite things to do was to get the fall JCrew catalog and mark everything I wanted and add up the total. Not that I got everything, but my grandmother is an amazingly kind woman who really did hook me up with some JCrew goodness.

I love layers. My favorite outfit involves at least two shirts....more if possible. I love for different layers to peek out! It's like an outfit that keeps on giving.

I hate to sweat. Does anyone like to sweat? And I don't mean while working out-that's different. For a couple of years my car didn't have AC and I had an hour long commute to work. It is not pleasant to show up to work and already be sweaty. In the winter I try to leave my windows open as much as possible. I don't really use the heat in my car that much (except in the early morning) because I want to enjoy the revitalizing air.

I don't want to see people wearing little to no clothes. I hated it in college when February would have a fluke warm day and a bunch of girls would go to the grassy area and hang out in shorts and tank tops. I never understood it. I hang on to my jackets and warm clothes for as long as I can. I've seen way too many short shorts this summer-gross! And tank tops? Stop!

I love scarves. A lot. Like, I wear them all day long.

So yeah, the facts all lead to the already known fact that I, Scarlet, love cold weather. So what's with the weirdos who want it to be so hot?


Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I need the following:

Look at how happy it makes me:

I need it to be cold. I need to wear a coat. I want to wear tights and scarves. I want to sit outside and enjoy it!

Dear Mother Nature,

You gave us a super hot summer so please reciprocate and give us a frigid winter. Although, I think I'd actually rather have it be cold (as opposed to frigid) from October til March instead of just a couple of months of good ol' cold. And you know what? I'm even willing to have cold and snow if that's the deal we need to make.


Monday, August 23, 2010


Everyone I encountered today said the same thing, "I'm so tired!" Why was everyone so tired today? I couldn't sleep last night even though I got up fairly early Sunday and didn't even take any naps!

I'm not very good at going to bed early. Typically, if I am asleep before midnight, I consider that early. I know some people that go to sleep as early as 9pm on a regular, chosen basis and that just baffles my mind. I feel like I'd rather be tired and have more life time than feel super rested and basically just go to work and sleep.

Work sleep work sleep work sleep.

No thanks.


+Title from Alice In Chains

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Separate And Ever Deadly

I am sick of single people who start to date someone and then turn into a combined blob-form of a person.

Am I alone in the fact that I just really enjoy going to bars? I am not going there to "meet someone" (although, yes, that would be nice) so once I have a boyfriend, why would I stop going out? I DO NOT UNDERSTAND PEOPLE!

And asking for permission? Sure, if someone is married then communication is key and seeing if its cool to hang out with a friend is just nice. I get that, I do. There are things to consider such as dinner together and catching up, but sometimes I think married people use it as an excuse: "Oh, I'll have to ask my wife." but really he's saying, "I'm going to tell you I asked her and make her answer NO". And when people are just dating? I think way less of you if you say you're boy/girlfriend doesn't want you to. And declining an invite because your sig other is busy? Even. Worse.

Also, when out, why must couples always be touching? Now, if you're a long-distance couple or maybe have weird schedules and don't see each other much, then yes, your wanting to be near each other is fine. But if you are always together (because you decline invites out?) then, when you do go out, is it really necessary to constantly be touching? No.

"We." OMG, don't use this for everything. Unless it was an activity that you both did, use half as many "We"s in your sentences. "We love True Blood!" Great, so do *I*. "We aren't too hungry tonight." Did I ask about your both? No.

So couples, regain some of your independence and resist becoming a blob of a couple. Your friends will realllly appreciate it.