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Why I Love My Cats

In Uncategorized on October 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Simply put, my cats make me happy. But since that’s not enough to convince you cat-haters that my cats give me more reasons than making me happy to make me love them, I have decided to make a list of WHY my cats make me happy.

Before I go on any further, you first must know that I have two cats – let’s call them Scarf and Plug. Scarf is a very pretty, male, fat cat. He knows he’s pretty, and he likes to roll around on the floor and give you ‘the eyes’. The eyes that KNOW what you’re thinking – “My God, what a cute cat!” – and makes you run towards him and rub him all over his tummy so that he could roll around some more.

My other cat, Plug, is a more masculine but annoying cat. He craves attention all the time, and if you’re not giving it to him, he will FORCE you to give it to him – and not in the “Oh look at me, I’m cute,” sort of way, but rather the kind that wakes you up at 4am in the morning just so that he could snuggle … Continue Reading → Read the rest of this entry »

The Different Types of ‘Growing Apart’

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2011 at 6:47 pm

At one point of our lives, everyone’s bound to grow apart from one another – whether you like it or not. So this is a little manual to make you all feel better, and help you realize that you are not always the constant variable that drives all others off.

It’s your last year of school, and most people from your year are leaving the country for good. Of course, not every person has the same chemical reaction as the other when leaving – some will completely cut off with everyone, and conversations will be awkward thereon forth; some will cut off unintentionally, but when you do have conversations, it’s like you’re back to the old days; some will try to keep contact, but the two of you know that you’re not supposed to since it’s so awkward, but you continue trying anyway; and some are just natural – those are the pros. They know what they’re doing, and when you talk, it’s like you’re not even in two different countries. It doesn’t matter … Continue Reading → Read the rest of this entry »

Why I Don’t Say ‘I Love You’

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2011 at 10:14 am

I’ve always had the issue of not being able to say “I love you” without thinking twice, and when I do say it, I usually don’t mean it – in the sense that I just don’t think it’s the appropriate time to say it, but I just say it because I do feel it, and I don’t want you to feel bad about yourself.

You see, the thing is, I believe that saying ‘I love you’ too much makes the phrase in itself invaluable. If people keep throwing these three words at each other constantly, then it will be about as normal as “Good morning!” and then what’s so special about that?

I mean, if you think that saying “I love you” is reassuring your significant other or your friend or whoever that you love them, then you’re doing it all wrong. Reassurance should be shown through actions and not through words, otherwise you’re only fooling yourself. Do not take these three words for granted, otherwise you might not feel the love anymore, but still continuously tell the other person that you love them for the sake that you got used … Continue Reading → Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Drive If

In Uncategorized on October 12, 2011 at 5:10 am

Don’t drive if you’re not patient. If a car slows down in front of you, that does not mean that the driver is out there to get you. Roll down the windows, take a deep breath, and RELAX. It could be anything! The driver could be having a coughing fit for all you know, and there you are, cursing the hell out of him/her.

Don’t drive if you’re going to be blaming the person in the passenger seat for all your mistakes. If you swerved into a long lane and hit a car, then it’s your fault; if you took a wrong turn in a wrong road, then it’s your fault; if you were on the phone while driving and the police stops you and fines you, then it’s your fault. Stop putting all the blame on the person beside you, telling them off for not “warning you” to take this turn or to take that turn. You’re the one with the eyes of the driver, meaning you should be the one to focus more than anyone else.

Don’t drive if you have anger issues. If someone … Continue Reading → Read the rest of this entry »

Guy Friends > Girl Friends

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Ladies, you know when you’re making plans to go out with two guys you know and you’re like “Okay, who else do I tell?” then you invite a couple of more guys, before realizing that you’re the only girl that will be going out with the guys? You then proceed to going through your contact list, one by one, seeing which other girl you could bring along with you…

Well, my advice is DO NOT DO IT! If a name of a girl does not pop into your heard in a flash of a second, then that is your mind purposefully avoiding reminding you of any other girls.

Let’s face it: guys are funner than girls, with the exception of the few girlfriends that you have but also haven to happen lives (assignments, family, etc.)

If you want to go out with a group of guys, go ahead and do it. They won’t make you feel left out, unless they’re more than five guys, then the talk could get really “manly” (topics revolve … Continue Reading → Read the rest of this entry »

The Laws of Drinking Tea

In Uncategorized on October 6, 2011 at 11:17 am

1) Thou shall not add sugar. In George Orwell’s words, “how can you call yourself a true tea-lover if you destroy the flavour of your tea by putting sugar in it? It would be equally reasonable to put in pepper or salt.” — and how very right it is. If you put three spoons of sugar in your tea, try to gradually lessen it every couple of months until you hit the No Sugar zone. I did that last year, and it was completely worth it. Other than the fact that it’s healthier and that people stop taking sips of my tea due to its non sugary taste, you can truly taste the tea in your mouth, instead of the pounds of sugar which you might as well eat with your yogurt — it will taste the same.

Note that this rule does not necessarily apply to flavored tea (i.e.: caramel, blackcurrant, peach, etc.) for the reason that without sugar, the flavors do not stand out at all. This isn’t a stable idea though, I still have to experiment around with it until I find out why the flavors don’t work with no sugar.

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The Different Kinds of Feeling Like Shit

In Girrant on September 30, 2011 at 10:55 am

1) You have a terrible headache in the morning, and you’re wearing the wrong shirt for the day… but it’s tolerable. No one’s treating you differently, and the guy you like hangs out with you that day and says that you look fine. Your professor’s at college are approving of what you say in class, and some random classmate tried to talk to you. You’re not THAT bad… if only your head didn’t hurt so much and if you were wearing a looser shirt, then the day would have been instantly fixed.

2) You missed the bus, skipped breakfast, and now you’re terrifyingly hungry AND sweaty (due to running after the bus, then quickly catching a cab). With that, you also figure out that you forgot to put deodorant on, so now you have to walk throughout the day fanning yourself and making quick runs to the bathroom to make sure you don’t smell as bad as you think you do. You show up in time to your second class (missing the first class) and find out that… Continue Reading → Read the rest of this entry »

Danger Zone: The Friend Zone

In Gentlewoman on September 29, 2011 at 10:33 pm

One of the scariest, darkest, most desperately pathetic places you will ever encounter, although you’ll be surrounded by other people that are in the Friend Zone as well, granted they’ll be competing with you as they attempt to escape the Zone causing you to go through inevitable fits of jealousy and sleepless nights , they’re all just lovely people.

Friend Zone: (n) An abstract Zone that differentiates you from other people who are considered potential love interests. You are placed in this Zone when you are seen as a friend and nothing more.
1. Good: You are now this person of the opposite sex’s friend!
2. Bad: You are now your crush’s friend, and nothing more, and nothing more, forever more.

Note: Any sort of optimism, usually drilled into your brain by third party members, as you’ve already established a healthy balance of hope and despair by this time on your own, only makes this place twice as scary, dark, and desperately pathetic.
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Be Aloof

In Gentlewoman, Tactic on September 29, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Credit fully given to a fellow gentlewoman and she knows who she is.

Human beings are very fickle, hypocritical, self-loathing/self-loving creatures. My fellow gentlewoman has come to a very handy, crafty and elegant enough solution.

Be aloof.

The following tactic can be mistaken for cruel, so it is not to be done in every situation, but only in dire times, such as the mentioned below:

The person is getting ‘too used to you’.
The person mistakenly thinks you like him/her and is taking advantage of it.
The person knows you like him/her and has stopped trying to be as nice.
A fairly new acquaintance is snubbing you.
Tactic: Pretend to not know his/her name.
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Life is not a Movie

In Girrant on September 29, 2011 at 8:07 am

If you cry yourself to sleep, the gods won’t play nice to you the next day by taking some load off your back. In fact, what might happen is that you’ll find yourself crying again the next day.

If you’re sitting alone in your house and chatting with your cat, you won’t get a moment of epiphany forming that o-shape with your mouth and suddenly getting up and running out of your house. In fact, if you DO happen to get an epiphany (which is least likely) you probably won’t go running anywhere, because a) you’ll be comfortable in your pajamas and your hair a mess, b) your parents will stop and question you, c) it’s never that urgent.

Boys aren’t everywhere. You’ll probably find yourself being single for ongoing years, and that’s fine. It happens to the best of us – or maybe I’m just saying that so that I don’t feel bad about my being single.

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