Wednesday Wisdom 8.22.12

Is it really already Wednesday again? Well, good thing we are prolific in our Wednesday Wisdom and have another round of our life advice to help you make it through the rest of the week.

√ DO take a few minutes out of your day to pay a sincere compliment to someone, whether a close friend, acquaintance, or complete stranger. These days, a little bit of kindness goes a long way, especially on a smack dab in the middle of the week on Wednesday. Plus, compliments work both ways: giving feels just as good as receiving. X DO NOT spend an entire bus ride staring at someone trying to work up the courage compliment them, and then when the courage is still not there, follow them off the bus. They will become aware that you are totally following them and be very creeped out, starting to walk much faster, weaving in and out of lamp posts, trashcans, and other city sidewalk obstacles. If you are still on the chase now would be an extremely good time to give up, NOT break flat out into a run up behind them, and tap them on the shoulder just to say that they are “incredibly beautiful.” You might be an otherwise normal seeming and looking person, but this is a disaster way to compliment!

√ DO take an evening to yourself. Pick up a favorite bottle of wine, favorite bottle of nail polish, and a good facial mask and spend the evening in relaxing and rejuvenating.Turn off your cell phone and pick up that book you’ve been meaning to start. (Charlotte’s Picks: Stonecap SyrahSinful Polish “Rich In Heart,” New Zealand brand Living Nature’s halloysite clay Deep Cleansing Mask, and Chuck Klosterman’s The Visible Man). X  DO NOT mind me if you are my pizza delivery man and I happen to answer the door with a face frozen in place by the green clay goop that is all over it. You are not hiding your look of surprise very well and consequently your face happens to look a whole lot more unattractive than mine…Duh, pizza perfectly compliments a little personal pampering!

√ DO purchase yourself a car, if the time is right; for example you happen to be moving your life down to California in a week and a half. X DO NOT attempt to sell your car to a gas station stranger from “Fontucky,” allowing him to take you for a test drive all around the middle of nowhere after dark while abandoning your girlfriend to fend for herself. Unless, of course, you are trying to be the pilot episode of some new horror film / reality show mashup.

√ DO trade in your summer sandals for fall boots. It is that time of year, and the two of us could NOT be more excited about it. Unfortunately the dilemma of which boots to purchase has Morgan in a bit of a predicament, as you may have seen yesterday. Luckily in just under two weeks we will finally be living together again and able to shop until we drop. X DO NOT think that this transition to fall footwear means it is acceptable to just add socks for warmth with your flip flops. Particularly if you happen to be participating in a grab and run shoplifting robbery. You will find this attire will hinder an effective getaway and make you rather distinguishable to police as you waddle around the downtown streets with armloads of clothing.

Just like those compliments, we’d love Wednesday Wisdom to also go both ways! Comment your √ DO and X DO NOT moments!

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