Perils of living together, hat talk, 'just friends' bomb
Posted: Wednesday July 19, 2006 10:27AM; Updated: Wednesday July 19, 2006 11:49AM
Do you have a closet that looks like this?
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My boyfriend is a nut when it comes to collecting sports stuff. He collects hats, shot glasses, bobbleheads, banners, etc. I don't mind him having a hobby, but our apartment is cluttered with crap. How can I tell him enough is enough? Would this bother you? -- Megan, New York
I love it when men and women share living spaces. That is when you find out what the other person is all about. From the outside they could look like a real put-together person, but their apartment could paint an entirely different picture. When two people bring their lives together, there is always going to be some kind of decorating dispute. He may think that Dallas Cowboys rug really ties the room together, when in reality you're praying the dog will destroy it or claim it as "his own" while you're out. The best advice I can give you is to remember that we all have different tastes and that compromise will get you a lot further than arguing. Remind him that a mural in tribute of your favorite movie star (Brad Pitt?) would look fabulous in the master bathroom. Maybe then he'll see your point.
What is your take on guys wearing a ball cap backward or even sideways? -- Monty, Phoenix
Baseball hats can be worn in a variety of ways, but I like the brim-forward look. Call me old-fashioned, but it seems natural. Wearing them backward? Maybe the first guy who wore a hat that way thought he was being "original," but then it became a trend and the act wasn't as groundbreaking as he imagined. Few people can pull off the backward-hat look, and fewer have the credentials to do so: catchers, SWAT personnel and rap artists. Cocking the hat any degree but straight is also a fashion "no-no," unless of course you resemble the dog from the RCA commercials. It's also your civic duty to alert people committing these fashion sins that not only do they look stupid and are unoriginal, but they will also have ugly tan lines across their foreheads.
Jenn, what are your plans after school? Will you continue in some way to do modeling? And more important, will you continue to be at the FSU games? -- Chad, York, Pa.
There comes a time in every cowgirl's life when she has to put down the push-up bra, take off the boots, hang up her hat and get a real job. Not that I would mind cheering on my favorite team for a living, but I would hardly call that work. I'm currently finishing up my degree at Florida State so I can walk with my class in the fall. I probably could have taken summer classes, but sometimes you just have to take some "me" time. This past year has been crazy, and while I wouldn't trade the opportunities it has given me for the world, it has caused a lot of stress in my life.
Life after college is a scary thought for anyone, but because of a series of unpredictable events, it has been especially challenging for me. Many intriguing business propositions over the past few months have forced me to make some tough decisions about my future. I've always wanted to go to law school, and will undoubtedly do so at some point in my life. However, many of the opportunities I have been presented with only come along once in a lifetime. If my parents have told me one thing, it's to strike while the iron is hot. The naysayers can say what they want about my 15 minutes of fame, or contribute their lame additions to the long list of fake-boob jokes, but in the end I only use it for motivation to excel.
The pictures are out there, but I want to be known for something other than that. I want to matter. In what capacity I am unsure, but I know that I can make an impact somewhere.