Posted: Wednesday February 7, 2007 11:00AM; Updated: Wednesday February 7, 2007 2:03PM
Could your worst nightmare come true? Could the Gators repeat as national champs? They look good. Do you think someone will knock off the Gators in the tournament?
Actually, dear, my worst nightmare would be waking up to find out I WAS a Gator. I seriously hope someone can knock the Gators from this pedestal or else what is the world coming to? In all seriousness though, they do look rather beastly. I just hope some teams show up at the tourney and remind us all why it's called March Madness. Any thing can happen.
Jenn, I need your help. My wife is great about letting me watch sports. She has no problems with me watching a game by myself for three hours. But we run into problems when we're watching regular TV. There are a couple of shows we both like, but I don't want to watch Desperate Housewives or ER. Meanwhile, my wife hates Deal or No Deal and My Name is Earl. Should I tell her that we may need to watch separately some nights?
And THAT my friend is why you should always own more than one television set, or at least learn the value of picture-in-picture. Honestly, that is the best way to solve this dilemma. Sure, you could explain your rationale about how you should compromise and blah, blah, blah. But in reality, the simplest solution is the best one. Pony up and get another TV. The two of you can spend your quality time watching your shared interest shows, and you can still have "me" time during your personal interest shows. Or, you can find a friend who sympathizes with your plight and retreat to his house.
What do you think about all this talk that Serena Williams is out of shape? What people were really trying to say is that she's fat. If she is fat, then the problem of body image in this country is even worse than anyone thought. Do you agree?
I think society has an unhealthy obsession with female body image. So a girl has some junk in the trunk? Big deal. Sir Mix-A-Lot didn't seem to mind, so why should the rest of America? Bottom line is Serena Williams can play tennis. It really doesn't matter how many twinkies and ho ho's she puts down, as long as she puts her opponents down with them. Being a tennis player isn't about looking good in cute matching outfits. It's about your performance on the court. That is why Serena plays tennis, and Anna Kournikova dates Enrique Iglesias.
I'm getting married later this year and money is tight for me and my fiancé. She suggested I give up my Mets season tickets package. Do you think that is a fair request?
If the Mets tickets are something you are really passionate about, then I would fight for them. With a lot of professional sports franchises, season tickets are hard to come by and there is usually a waiting list just to be able to purchase them. Once you relinquish yours, there is no guarantee of getting them back. Explain to her how much the tickets mean to you and try to relate to something she "can't live without." I am sure there are other ways for you two to save money without you having to give up something that you truly enjoy, especially if you have had them for an extended period of time and if you had them prior to getting engaged. It's all about compromise.
About a year ago I moved back home from a small town where I had moved to because of a girl I was dating. I couldn't stand the area or where I was working. Now, through a friend, I have met another young lady who lives a decent distance from me, but in a big city. When I brought up the idea of a possible relocation to this large city, she said I should. This would involve moving again and finding a new job. Do I dare do this again knowing that last time it did not work out for me?
Don't get me wrong, I am as hopeless of a romantic as they come, but even I know when to draw the line. I have been in your shoes and completely uprooted my life for a relationship that didn't pan out. (Of course, I did relocate to Florida State, so things didn't work out too shabby for me.) But, given the chance to do it all over again. would I? I'm not so sure. I guess it all depends on what you have already invested in the relationship and how well you really know the other person. Granted, this move would be to a big city, with bigger opportunities to expand your social and professional sphere. However, I would still be hesitant. If I were you I would sit down and weigh out the pros and cons, make a game plan should you decide to move again. Make sure you have things in place regardless of whether your relationship works out. And if you take the plunge, just don't do it half assed. If you're going to make a life-altering maneuver, give it your all and don't look back. If things work out between you two, fabulous. If they don't, then there is always tomorrow. Regardless, just know you gave it your all, and never regret the things that once made you smile.