Thursday, February 07, 2013

Love Thyself

It's Thursday! I don't usually post on Thursdays, but this year I've decided to make my new blogging schedule Mondays and Thursdays instead of Fridays. Hopefully, that will give me more time to get around to everyone in between. On that note, a huge thanks to everyone who continues to visit here despite me not returning the favour. I miss you all and hope to be able to start making the rounds soon. Baby TR, visits from Mama and Papa, and life in general has kept me hopping!

And now for today's guest... I turn you over to Eliza Green. 


I’m so used to blogging about writing topics that when Talli asked me to write a light-hearted post, I was secretly pleased. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and keeping the focus on love, I thought it might be fun to look at what we love about ourselves. Besides a new author, the one thing I enjoy being is a woman and I’ve compiled my personal top ten list. Some things are more obvious, others not so much, but these are my favourite reasons why.

1: We can get away with being in a bad mood once a month and longer if nobody is keeping tabs on our outbursts!

2: We can use our feminine charms to our advantage, whether it’s flashing a quick smile to the person holding the door open for you or to the barman so he will serve you first.

3: We are far better at spotting a bargain in a store, although not so good at reining in the spending!

4: We are encouraged to be more adventurous with our fashion choices and we have plenty to choose from. Men’s choices are simpler, but they can get stuck in a rut. They aren’t always inclined to make the same effort that women do.

5: We get extreme satisfaction from eating chocolate. I’ve tried to educate my partner about savouring each square but he just doesn’t get it. I definitely think it’s a woman thing!

6: When it comes to books, our tastes are more varied than men’s. We will read much more from Crime, Fantasy, Chic Lit, and Erotica ...  many genres.

7: We’re extremely capable of multitasking, something I enjoy teasing my male colleagues about.

8: We have bigger hills to climb because we are female and I think that makes us stronger.

9: We don’t complain when we are sick. We just get on with things. A man sneezes and it’s the end of the world, as he knows it.

10: Having a good old cry can reduce stress. Women seem to understand that better than men.

Do you agree? Is there something you would add to this list, or subtract?

Eliza Green has just released her debut science fiction novel, BECOMING HUMAN and has one Kindle copy of her book to give away. Just leave a comment to be in with a chance to win.

 See you all on Monday! 

44 comments:

  1. You know what? I couldn't have expressed this better myself. Especially the chocolate bit!! Lovely post. Made me smile on a cold morning! Thanks you.

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  2. Talli, don't worry. You will get used to things and start finding time for fun distractions again.

    Eliza, love your list. Though you should know many men are wise to no. 1 ;-)

    There's something else I'd like to add, actually. Women get a much more varied range of clothing options than men. You know what I love? Shawls. I could rock a shawl, but you can't really get away with the poncho-look in Ireland.

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  3. Carol, now we can use the excuse that chocolate is therapeutic!

    Paul, No 1 is definitely an obvious one :) and why wouldn't you wear a woman's shawl? I think you would get a lot of attention walking down Grafton or Henry street. Just not sure what kind, of course!

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    1. So long as it didn't involve rocks or shouted insults, I could deal :-)

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    2. Paul, you know as well as I do that Grafton Street is the place to wear ponchos and shawls. You can be an individual there :)

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    3. True. It's when I go home to Bray that I'd worry ;-) Not the nicest place if you stand out too much.

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  4. I agree with everything - except the chocolate bit! Only one square? ;)

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    1. Clair,I'm not a huge chocolate eater myself but I do enjoy taking my time to savour a few squares. My partner wolfs a bar down in about ten seconds flat!

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  5. GReat list. And you're SO right about the difference when women and men get sick. Guess men are the same all over the globe.

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    1. Em, they're a funny lot, aren't they? But luckily we're too busy multi tasking to take notice :-)

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  6. Hope you and baby TR are enjoying the lovely sunny day, Talli!!

    Hello Eliza - here's to chocolate, once a month mood swings and more fashion choices for both men and women!!! I think more men should break the stereotype and be as flamboyant as they wish! Take care
    x

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    1. Agreed Kitty. I would like to see them try a few new styles. Runners, jeans and football tops can only go so far. But as Paul pointed out it depends on where you're hanging out your new outfit!

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  7. Talli - enjoy those precious baby moments - they're the most important of all - the rest will fall into place :)

    Eliza - great list! I love having that little chocolate hit to make the world a better place! I'd also add that we can use makeup to disguise those sleepless nights that men just don't seem to have (or at least the men in my life - wish I could sleep like that!)

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    1. Jemi, of course! I forgot about makeup. We can create the illusion of perfect skin! And we have sleepless nights because are multitasking brains can't switch off :)

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    2. That should have been 'our' not 'are'. And I call myself a writer????

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  8. You can add that you look better as well!

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    1. It's maintenance Alex, I won't lie. But it does get us out of a spot if we're looking tired.

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  9. I LOVE being a woman, for all the reasons you've stated.

    And, Talli, take care. There's nothing like baby moments.

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  10. I agree, women are better at multitasking...and nurturing. Good luck with your book, Eliza. It sounds amazing!

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    1. Thanks Nell and Amy. Glad you were both able to drop by!

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  11. I'll pick a random winner tomorrow morning, so please comtinue to leave your comments!

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  12. I scare my husband with my multi-tasking skills.

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    1. Love it Diane. My OH is convinced that he can multi task. Sure he can, if he does one thing at a time ;)

      I know we tease but are men able to multi task? Men are certainly better at spatial relations than we are.

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  13. Quite a list, Eliza!

    My dad was never sympathetic to anyone who'd get sick; he'd just say, "go outside, walk it off, you'll feel better." Or "it's all in your head."

    When he got sick, on occasion, it was "no one's ever been this sick before... oh... someone bring me a cup of tea... I feel so sick..."

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    1. Yes, my dad was the same if someone else was sick. I remember having the flu at home and getting the standard 'You'll be fine' line!

      Thanks William!

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  14. This is a wonderful list. As a woman, I probably fit most of it, except the bargain part lol! I still have a problem reigning in the shopping so there's that at least :-)

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    1. I have to admit, Angela, that I'm a bit of a bargain hunter, but I don't mind spending money on something that I really like. Problem is, there are so many things that I like!

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  15. A great list! And amen to chocolate.

    Happy Thursday, Talli! Or is it Friday there?

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  16. First of all, a huge thank you to Talli for allowing me to 'assimilate' her blog for a day.

    Secondly, I really enjoyed chatting with you all. You had some great stories and additions to my list!

    I will pick a winner of the Kindle copy of my book in the next ten minutes. First, I have to go put all the names in a hat!

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  17. Okay, I've picked a name out of my mug and the winner is Clair Humphries. Clair, I will ask Talli for your email and send the book to you tomorrow morning. Thanks all. It was lovely chatting with you :)

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  19. I love being a woman and your list fits mine perfectly :)

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    1. I'd say it probably fits a lot of us :)

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  20. Great list. Stats prove that women fight disease better than men even as infants. And the multi tasking thing is so true.

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    1. That's interesting Susan. It must come from our ancestral genes based on women's role as care givers. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Well, as a man "across the pond", I must agree with you in all fairness. Our lives are simpler in many ways. This was a great post and all my best to Talli and new baby! Lots of Love!!! :)

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    1. But no less important, right Michael? :)

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  23. I love this list! I think it's easy to forget to love ourselves sometimes and only remember the things we haven't done.

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