The power of attraction.

If you are like me, you often find yourself staring at someone without realizing you’ve been staring. Sometimes it’s because you find them physically attractive, or they have something in their teeth or hair and you’re debating on telling them or not. It could be that all of a sudden you see the beauty within them, which somehow instantly makes everything else about them more appealing, sometimes making your original view shift.

We, meaning those of us who were born in the 80’s or 90’s, or hell, even the 2000’s, are known to judge people on their physical appearance. But who could blame us right? That’s kinda all we’ve known. Growing up with celebrities, magazines, television, and movies, it all creates this image of what we, and those around us, should look like. We even judge people on how they act or carry themselves. Now I am not saying that appearances don’t matter, because they do, and if I were to say otherwise I would be lying. However, they aren’t everything, because look eventually fade. If you’re a smoking hot guy, but you have a shitty personality, the rest doesn’t matter anymore. Have you ever encountered someone like that? Sometimes it’s not even that they are douchey, but that they are just plain dumb. People like that are instantly unattractive to me, and I want nothing to do with them. Unfortunately, I can’t say that for everyone. Some people are just that shallow, which is unfortunate.

Recently I asked on my Facebook, “what do you find most attractive in the opposite sex.” I was pleasantly surprised by the answers I got. (I have been wanting to write this for a while now, but decided that I wanted to include multiple opinions rather than just my own. Big thank you to those of you who answered honestly. I appreciate it greatly)

What I found to be the most interesting was that it was completely unbalanced between answers involving a physical attribute and those that are unique to a personality. I have compiled a list of the answers I received, as well as some of my own.

  • eyes
  • muscles
  • facial hair, or “scruff”
  • tattoos
  • smile, or nice teeth
  • dark hair
  • can play an instrument, or can sing
  • athletic

 

  • humorous
  • intelligent
  • knows when to take a situation seriously
  • conversationalist
  • sensitive
  • aware of your needs
  • the ability to quote moves like it’s their job
  • innocence
  • confidence
  • spontaneous
  • accessible
  • cultured

As I’m sure you’ve heard a thousand-some-time times in your life, and I’m sure you’re going to hear it a thousand more, appearances will fade. Try to find someone who is physically, mentally, and emotionally, stimulating. But more importantly, keep staring at people because it’s fun and can make people uncomfortable… oh, what? That’s not a normal thing to do? My bad.

The power of attraction.

Sunday, August 24th 2014

It’s been a little while since I have posted anything so I figured being bored at work was a perfect opportunity to write!
The pictures in this post are of what I am wearing today, because I think I look cute and “grown up.”
I have on a black dress with my greenish- teal long cardigan, and my new flower necklace that I got from…wait for it…. WALMART for only five bucks! Who says you can’t get anything good from that place. Sure, it’s probably going to fall apart eventually, but I mean, it was only FIVE BUCKS, you can’t beat that.
Today I brought my sister to work, she works at our church now too, and stayed for 8:30 am Mass. It was nice going to church because I haven’t been there in so long. It was kinda funny seeing the Pastor, Father Mike, get all excited when he saw me walking in, and came over and gave me a big hug.
Now there are a lot of things that I don’t agree with when it comes to my Catholic religion and upbringing, but it’s nice to believe in a higher power that I can turn to when I need help or feel like I need some kind of guidance.
But basically it has been a really good day thus far. I went to McDonalds and got breakfast and coffee for me and my sister, then we went to church, and I on my way over to the office, decided to take a little adventure and take a different way home, so I mean, there’s that… then I stopped and got gas, and only paid $3.52 a gallon! (for Chicago that’s cheap as hell) , then I went to Wallgreens and got caramels to put on the counter right inside the office, and got myself a strawberry Arnold Palmer Arizona tea, those are my favorite, and some crackers to snack on while I am here. I am just hoping that nothing happens to make my day take a turn for the worse. Actually, now that I think about it, I have had a pretty good string of days, which is unusual for me.
I have even been getting along with my parents!! I know, don’t fall over.
I got to spend the weekend with my friends too! Just overall there’s good things happening!
And like I said, I hope things continue this way… and oddly enough I think they will.

Love, Elizabeth

Sunday, August 24th 2014

Sunday, August 17th 2014

 

I don’t know what it is about being here at the office that makes me finally feel like I am an adult. Maybe it is my unnatural love of a “desk job” or what, but I like it. I don’t know how to explain it, but ever since I was younger, I could see myself as weird as this may sound, with some kind of a “desk job”. I know, what kind of young person can see themselves in ten or so years chained to a desk until they retire? I have been asking myself the same question. Maybe its because I was raised a little old-fashioned, knowing that you have to actually work for your money, and not fold clothes or sell flowers. Not that there is anything wrong with that, I just don’t see it as a real “way of life.” So far I love my job, and already they are asking me to cover at other office locations! It makes me feel important, and like I have real responsibilities, and again not just folding t-shirts or zipping jackets. Also, I love that I get to “dress up” here. Don’t get me wrong, I love being able to wear sweatpants and a t-shirt to work, but I am getting sick of always looking like a bum… I like wearing a dress or a skirt sometimes. I know, that sounds absolutely ridiculous coming from me, who left her “girly” stage when I was 13, but its kinda nice. Like today, I am wearing a flowy black skirt with a 2/3 length sleeve teal shirt tucked in. I feel awesome, and like I should be respected! Also, I stopped for an iced coffee on my way to work this morning, and I felt like a fucking boss when I came in with my office keys, killer outfit, and coffee. FUCK WITH ME!! I’m aware that the fun, new-ness, of this job may fade, but for now I am going to enjoy it to the best of my abilities! The only problem with today so far is that there’s nothing to do… hence why I am writing on here. Anyways, I just feel super optimistic for the future, and I have a feeling a lot of good will be coming my way. I just have to remind myself that when I am feeling down, and very the glass is half empty. So raise your coffee cup, or wine glass, I don’t judge, and partake in a virtual cheers with me: to the future, “It’s amazing how a little tomorrow can make up for a whole lot of yesterday.” – John Guare, Landscape of the Body

❤ Elizabeth

Sunday, August 17th 2014

100th Post!!!!

100th POST

I can’t believe that I have had this blog for over a year and a half, and that I have officially made it to my 100th post. It’s a little surreal actually. I have put a lot of thought into this post… this is my fourth attempt. But I think I finally know what I want to say.

When I started this blog over a year ago, I could have never imagined that my life would be like how it is right now.  A lot has happened since I first started writing. A lot of good and my share of bad things as well. I try to remind myself of the good things in my life, even though I sometimes forget, and let my short temper get in the way. I am trying to figure out my life, and it scares the shit out of me. I feel like I was 12 years old just yesterday, and now my 21st birthday is next month. Time is moving way too fast and it’s hard to handle sometimes. I mean, I blinked and its more than a year since I posted my first entry on here, that’s crazy!!

But I am excited for the direction that my life is headed, I for the first time in a very long time, can see some light, though it is dim and far away, at the end of the tunnel. I can’t wait for good things to happen, and I will deal with the bad things when they happen, because there’s no way to avoid them.

I am so grateful for the people that I have in my life. I finally feel like I have a solid group of friends, and even though I don’t spend a lot of time with them, my relationship with my family seems to be on the mend. I can only see things getting better between us and forming lasting relationships. I love my family and friends more than they realize. They keep my head on straight sometimes, I don’t know what I’d do, or where I’d be without them.

So, here is my official thank you, and I love you, to everyone in my life, that has kept me sane enough to make it to 100 posts!

Signing off for the 100th time,
Elizabeth
(I felt that my full name was necessary)

100th Post!!!!