Friday, February 18, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
There are those that will say, "NO" and there are those that will say, "Yes".
Personally, I think that men and women can be friends but there are a lot of rules and regulations that come along with that. I am married and don't have a problem with my husband having female friends. I don't have a problem with him talking to them on a regular basis or messaging with them on the computer. Where I draw the line is with being 'friends' or 'friending' complete strangers online. To some extent it isn't a problem, but when you 'friend' someone on a networking website and 90% of that person's pictures are what I call 'white trash Playboy' poses with close ups on thei r boobs - then we have a problem. The funny thing about that is that I am fine with Playboy and don't have a problem with porn, but its the random woman laying across her bed and posting her pictures online and friending this person and that that I have a problem with. The women who pose in Playboy or do porn are open and honest and make some money at it - those other women, just seem trashy to me.
So, why is this coming up you ask? Well, I have this girlfriend, Mandy. She is married, loves her husband very much and would never cheat on him, but she has always been a little anxious about her husband's computer usage. She has said that he is ALWAYS on 'social networking' sites and messaging with 'friends'. For a long time she has just let it go - she feels confident that he is not having an affair, but she (like me) doesn't feel that all of the 'friends' that he is talking to are really appropriate. Recently Mandy was on the computer that she and her husband share, she went to check her email but when the site came up there was an account still logged in. It was her husband's. She was just going to shut it down but when she moved the mouse she caught a glimpse of the first email. It was from one of those baby websites - you know the ones that you go to when you are pregnant and want to know what's going on inside your belly. Mandy told me that she immediately started to cry because she remembered that she and her husband had gotten pregnant last year. Unfortunately, Mandy lost the pregnancy just a few days after taking the test. Even though it was for the best in the long run, she was devistated. Okay back to the point...when Mandy saw this she cried but was also so happy and fell in love with her husband all over again because she realized that he had gone online in those few short days and signed up to receive emails and updates so that he would be able to share in the experience with Mandy. However, as she was scrolling through the list of emails she saw emails from one of those 'social networking' sites with subjects like "______ is now your friend". Out of curiosity she clicked on the email and followed the link to the website where she was met with the white trash Playboy photos. At this point all of that new found love for her husband went out the window. She was upset and felt all of that old anxiety coming back to her. She is not sure how to bring up the subject to her husband. She doesn't want to start an argument but she wants him to understand that this makes her uncomfortable.
What to do? What to do?
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I stumbled upon Valentina's artwork during one of my many blog surfing expeditions...it's amazing some of the things that you can find when you explore the borders of other blogger's blogs. This is also how I found Choosing Beauty which is a great and uplifting site. Check it out.
Friday, June 4, 2010
White like snow
The flowery winds
She is extremely talented and I love her work as well as the concept of her art. If you dare to see more you can visit her at the following places:
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I stumbled upon the work of Jeannie Paske during one of my blog surfing sessions...I couldn't tell you where I started out or how I got there - just that I ended up in her World and was so amazed at what I saw. She is fantastic! I was so excited to receive my print in the mail today - it's called "Unwilling to Shine". For me, the print says alot about me - I am always afraid that I am not going to be any good so I am always sitting back and looking at everyone else and dreaming, wishing...
Unwilling to Shine
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
It is a rare Sunday afternoon when I don't have one of my two boys needing me to do something ever few minutes. Today I took advantage of the quiet time (quiet is a relative term in this case as my husband was in the same room playing the most annoying video game). It's not the best, but at least its drawing!