Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We have new terminology at Ladies Seriously!

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It has been a while, I hope that you are keeping it classy! Lots of good things have been going on in this classy girl's life. SO first things first, I have a new job! A completely new industry, travel and tourism. I will be doing Sales and Marketing for Down Under Endeavours, a fabulous luxury boutique travel agency in the city specializing in travel to the South Pacific. My new office is 10 minutes from my condo. I start next week, so I am ready to open a new chapter in JZZRGRL's life! I am also in the process of changing my Jazzercise business, so more to come on that one.

Over the weekend, I had the honor of presenting to 20o collegians and alumnae for Gamma Phi Beta. We had our annual Academy which is a training and networking program for our chapter presidents and advisors. Always an amazing weekend to interact with classy, wonderful college women. And for the most part, our women were pretty good, but we did have some UFCs (unfortunate fashion choices). Ladies seriously, let's make sure we are wearing skirts that are the appropriate length. And if you have heavy upper thighs, don't wear super short skirts, it is NOT flattering at all. My upper thighs are not heavy per se, but I have to tell you I am SUPER self conscious about it. And VERY careful. SO, yes, UFC is a new term, feel free to use it in a sentence. Thanks Mike Malony for giving me the term.

So another UFC that I need to address is aimed at you gentlemen...what is this thing with wearing flip flops with jeans and a button down shirt or a SUIT for that matter. I have flown three times in the past month and ugly man toes are running RAMPANT in airports. I understand that it is easier to use flip flops through security, but SERIOUSLY??? Flip flops are fine with jeans and a t-shirt on a weekend for errands or with shorts on a beach, but not with a button down and jacket. Gentlemen seriously...VERY few of you have decent toes, we don't want to see them. Take the extra 5 minutes at security to put your loafers back on.

So of course, I need to address the Oscars. My SuperBowl Sunday is Oscar Sunday. And there wasn't a lot to talk about...most dresses were just fine...nothing to exciting. But I need to address the husband stealer (Angelina Jolie)...Seriously? With the leg, annoying as heck and I simply don't like you...yuck! And to my dear sweet Emma Stone (NORMALLY LOVE YOU), HATED the huge was bigger than your head and that awful Nicole Kidman wore the same dress like 7 years ago...sweetie, you are cute and fun, wear something that shows off your bod and let's see your face, not the big bow. Hats off to Meryl Streep (Ladies Seriously Hall of Famer) and Octavia Spencer for the classiest, most gracious acceptance speeches of the night. All in all, a fine Oscars, but not spectacular.

Well I am happy to report I am home for the month of March. I did have a good date this week, which should turn into a 2nd we will see. He is a spinning instructor, HMMM, someone who might be able to keep up with me :) Have a great weekend ladies and gentlemen seriously. Keep it classy.

...keep your chin, heels and standards high!

Monday, February 13, 2012

At least a post it note is better....

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Happy Valentine's Day. Trust that you all kept it classy over the weekend. It was quite the social weekend for me. Date Friday night, Saturday night was the annual Anti-Valentine's Day pub crawl and Sunday was my Jazzercise team staff party. All were fun...I have nothing super exciting to report from the pub crawl, everyone was in control, we had a good time...powered through five bars in about 6 hours. Not bad.

Yes, I know you are wondering about the date, and it was fine. We had a great time to start, talked a lot and it was going well and let's just say, it didn't end well and not sure if I will be seeing him again....not going to get "physical" on the first date. It was an online thing and here's the thing...dude, I am not sleeping with when tonight is the first time I am laying eyes on you. Nuff Said.

So on Sunday AM, one of my best guy friends was staying on my couch with another friend. We were at the pub crawl and it was NOT a good idea for anyone to drive home. He had been seeing this woman for about 2 months, they had been out several times. It had been going OK, but she had gotten a bit weird about texting, saying he never had time for her and he never responded to her, blah, blah...kind of taking the crazy female route (you know the one). Well, on Sunday AM, she "broke" up with him over text. SERIOUSLY? Over text? That is simply not cool. Rule of thumb, if you have been out with someone more than 5 times, the text break up is not cool.

Ladies and gentlemen, in this day of technology, it is NOT COOL or acceptable to break up with someone over EMAIL, VOICEMAIL or TEXT MESSAGE. And this is coming from someone who had her heart broken by having her boyfriend break up with her on email...Be courteous, have some guts and call the person or if it is someone that you have been dating or who just happens to be your boyfriend or girlfriend, tell them in person. You owe it yourself and the other person. I mean at least Burger wrote Carrie a note...albeit a post-it note.

I mean it almost like technology has made us sooo lazy that we can conduct a entrie relationship over text or email. And then can hide behind the technology and not actually have to have the confrontation when you want to break up. And on a side note, online dating shouldn't be used to find hook up dates (at least in my opinion).

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, have some class and go out in style. Tell the person know either on the phone or in person that you don't want to see them anymore. And let that person move on.

Enjoy your Valentines Day! Oh yeah and I have been broken up with on Valentine's Day as well, so if you want to break up, can you wait until Wednesday?

....keep your chin, heels and standards high!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Curse Words...Cussing Excessively....NOT CLASSY

Hello ladies and gentlemen! I trust that you all keeping it classy and you stayed in control for the Superbowl. It was a pretty good game. The commercials were NOT up to par and Madonna...well I thought she was great, but I know she lip synced and her dancing was off. But hey, she is 53 years old and she kept it classy, everything was covered and appropriate! So the subject of this blog post is a request by a classy sorority sister and little did I know that it would be appropriate after Gisele's little tirade after the Superbowl. Apparently her jerko of a husband can't catch and the throw the ball and it is the Patriots receivers' fault for the Superbowl loss. She did add an F word in there. She should probably have checked to see if there were cameras on her...DUH!

So the request has to do with young ladies doing excessive cussing in front of men. Ladies seriously, you don't need to drop the F bomb every other word to get men to notice you and if you do, well then they aren't the right men. I mean gentlemen don't even cuss as much as some of these young women today. It simply not classy to be dropping vulgar language continuously. AND it is really NOT classy to post it in a tweet or on facebook. You want your grandmother OR your future employer reading that?

Now, I am not saying that you can't drop an appropriate 4 letter word every once in a while to put emphasis on your point, but that should be used sparingly. Really ladies, do you need to use that language?

Gentlemen, the same applies you...I mean if you are with your boys and there are no children or ladies around, fire away...but be careful. Case in point....sporting events. If you are drinking at a Cubs game, there is a good chance there are children within shouting distance, just check yourself. Simply not cool.

Well it was a short but sweet message today, but I have to give my fans what they want, right? So that blasted Valentine's Day is around the corner once again. SIGH!!! Those of you in a couple, enjoy...but remember to tell your significant other that you love him/her the other 364 days of the year as well...not just on V Day. I will be hosting the 3rd Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Pub Crawl once again...Love Stinks, Let's Drink. So I am sure I will have stories for you next week. So eat, drink, be merry and keep it classy.

....Keep your chin, heels and standards high!