Monday, September 04, 2017

Taking care of my health

In the past years, I have gained a lot of weight.  I don't like to cook, so I have stopped making myself little recipes. I became lazy and stopped going for walks or for bike rides. As for my clothes, I didn't think it was that bad, since I still can buy great clothes at some "overweight" stores!

But lately, I have seen myself on a video and I didn't like what I saw.  So, I decided to take care of business.  I'm going back to cooking recipes and checking what I eat and tomorrow, I'm going to the gym.  I need motivation, so I'll put a picture of myself when I wasn't that heavy... and I'll try to get that objective.  I know I can't lose all that weight in 6 months, nor a year.... but if I keep up the good work, motivate myself with the little successes I have every week... I'll be able to.

Bonnaventure 2000

Interclub 2004

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A One-Way Relationship Sucks

A year ago, I met a man who was mysterious.  I got to know him a little bit.  He's very intelligent and quite interesting when he starts talking about scientific matters.  

He also has a little boy.  His life now revolves only around his little boy... ONLY!  He also admitted that he would not let a woman in his life soon, since he got heart-broken really bad. We had suppers together and we watched movies often this winter. 

Everything was fine.  I was a good ear. Some nights, I would not even talk about myself, I would just listen to him.  But it gets difficult to just listen to the other person's things.  I mean, I'm a very generous person and I like to be there for people, but I think friendship should work both ways. When you're the only person in the friendship who asks about the other person's life, there's definitely something wrong.  

Let me just give you a couple of examples.   One afternoon, he asked me if I was going to the pool.  I  excitedly said yes, but then he asked me if I could take care of his son at the pool.  I stayed more than an hour in the pool.  It was fun, but the thing is, he never thanked me.  Isn't this weird?  Am I normal to think that?  Showing a little bit of gratitude ain't that hard.

Anyway, a week later, he knew that I had a golf tournament for a whole weekend. I even brought him my strawberries because they were going to rot in the fridge. I came back from my tournament, that I won by the way, but he never asked me any news about it.  He never called me, texted me, nor visited me to congratulate me.

If I don't give him any news, he doesn't give any either. So I decided that I wasn't going to make the first steps anymore.  That's enough.  I'm not going to be the girl who always goes after the boy... especially if the boy doesn't give a sh!t. 

Here are two quotes that really fit with my situation:

I'm not sad, I'm not mad either. 
I'm just really disappointed.  
I thought he was genuine.  
He's just so caught up with his son, it's almost unhealthy.  
I'm not gonna get into that, I just find it unfortunate.

Cutie #1 or cutie #2 ?

Alexander Zverev    (photo - Google)
It's weird to watch a tennis match on tv and not be rooting for anyone in particular. I always cheered for Federer before, but this time, at the Rogers Cup final, he was playing against the German player Alexander Zverev.  I gotta tell you that he's quite a player... well, everyone knows now that he won!!!

So, why didn't I cheer for Federer this time?   I don't know... Zverev's got a "je ne sais quoi?" in his look. He's young, has perfect hair and a beautiful smile......... whereas Federer is 36, has a great smile and speaks French.

As you can read, I had a little dilemma for my #1 choice! hahahaha   cutie #1 or cutie #2 ?
Roger Federer  (photo - Google)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Shot glass #200

My sweet friend Bénédicte just got back from a trip to Portugal and she thought about me. She brought me a shot glass from Lisbon, capital of Portugal. I'm so grateful to have friends who think about me in their trips.

Thanks so much Bénédicte, I love it!!! And I really appreciate it.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pictures that turn me off

A couple of months ago, I decided to join Tinder.  It's a dating application that I now have on my iPad.  I'm telling's not really interesting, since most men on this app are waiting for a one-night stand.

Anyway, after filling up my profile, I started browsing the pictures.  It's all random. You have the picture of the man, and how many kilometers away he is from you.  Some men write that they are looking for a serious relationship whereas others are looking for sex only.

When you are not interested, you swipe the picture to your left and it says NOPE and if the person attracts your eyes or something, you just swipe to the right and it says LIKE.  If both of us swiped to the right, it "alerts" us that we have a match.

Most men put pictures that are flattering, showing them in an interesting environment, but some others need a little bit more imagination.  Here's a list of pictures that are really not catching my attention:

* I sometimes swipe pictures where the person is taking a picture of himself in the mirror.  That's a NO-NO!!!  That totally turns me off.  

* Another type of picture that really bugs me is a picture of only their animal. Duh! I don't want to date your dog, I wanna see your face man!!! 

* Same thing for the guy who puts a picture of his Harley or his Audi!  That's not what I'm looking for... I gotta a car.  What about your face?

* Can you believe that some men put pictures of them with the car chicks at car shows?  I can't!

* I have to admit that a man who puts a picture of himself with his 2 or 3 children is not something that turns me on.  It's ok to have kids and that you want to show your true personality, but for me... children are a little turn off.  Don't get me wrong, I love kids, but I just don't want any.  

* Finally, I gotta tell you that a man who puts a picture of himself, where you clearly see that his ex was cut off from the picture - O M G   total turn off.

So, that's it for my complaints! hahaha!  I don't think I will ever meet people on this dating app and it's alright. I was just curious to check it out.  I'll try to find my true love on a golf course!