Relationships are kind of like plants. You can give them a pot that’s only so big and expect them to grow to that size and no bigger, but sometimes that’s not going to work out for you.
Some people are so frightened of burning their fingers that they cut off their hand to prevent it.
It’s all very well to pour salt on your bedspread to lift spilled red wine, but make sure you have a way to get the salt off too.
“Atticus had said it was the polite thing to talk to people about what they were interested in, not about what you were interested in.”
-Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
Got lipstick on your collar? Whether it’s yours or someone else’s, dish soap is what you want to get it out. Dab it on, let it sit for a couple minutes, and rinse. As usual, don’t rub! Lipstick is grease-based, and of course dish soaps are geared towards cutting grease.
Pip hasn’t tipped in a while! Hello again, everyone!
Always remember that people can tell when you are trying or not, and also when you are trying too hard. Too much effort reeks of desperation.
The three cardinal sins of social media are these: the Pointless Correction, the Picking of a Fight, and the Overshare. Be wary of these crimes, dear friends.
Before you hit send, take the extra moment to review your message and make sure it’s well written out. Texting is a form of communication, and misspelled words, missing words, and garbled strings of words that require greater feats of translation than the Rosetta Stone make you sound dim even if you aren’t.
Dry clean, shm-y clean. To create an impromptu steam cleaner in a pinch, toss a wet towel and a dryer sheet into a regular dryer and run on low for half an hour or so.
As the owner of a somewhat-oblique tattoo, I will say that I find it difficult when someone asks me to explain what my tattoo means. A tattoo is often an intimate thing, and it may be that you are not the audience who it is intended for, anyways.