Monday, February 28, 2011

28 February

Men: Please continue to open doors for ladies, pull out their chairs and help with their coats. Teach your sons to do the same. Chivalry promotes civility. And we could all use more of that.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Consolidated Tips 19 January through 10 February 2011

Consolidated Tips from the first day I starting posting them on my personal  Facebook page, until the day the Tip of the Day by Andrea Estevez webpage blog was created.

19 January - When you are having a sad day, put on a nice warm hat. The coziness will make you feel better.

20 January - Don't eat yellow snow.

21 January - If she is still in this world, call your mother. It matters.

22 January - A bad attitude is the coffee breath of the working world. Slap an Altoid on it.

23 January - To decide where to go next, you must first know where you are. That information is not on Mapquest.

24 January - There is no short answer to the question "Why are you such a doofus?" Don't bother asking me.

25 January - Unsolicited parenting advice is rarely welcomed. Resist the urge to give it.

26 January - A vest-like knitted tunic is NOT a sweater. When it's 5 degrees, wear some sleeves!

27 January - When someone says "Try it, you'll like it!" And you do - but you SO don't - it's okay to punch that person.

28 January - Conversations that begin "Can I tell you something?" make people nervous. Use this to your advantage.

29 January - Shopping for a witty retort? Leave "That's what she said!" in the discount bin. It is way past the expiration date.

30 January - When listing all the reasons not to do something, turn it into the question "Why not?" You might have more fun that way.

31 January - Music invites the spirit. Listen and let the love enfold you.

1 February - When asked "Is this seat taken?" the polite response is rarely "Who wants to know?"

2 February - Living life's adventures vicariously is not the same as experiencing them firsthand. It's also not as expensive.

3 February - The slacker-daisical ways of others do not justify a lack of effort on your part. Life isn't graded on the curve!

4 February - When pre-school children ask difficult questions on topics about which you know nothing, feel free to make up answers. Your confident responses bolster their sense of security.

5 February - A self-satisfied smirk is the domain of the smug. On everyone else, it just looks silly.

6 February - Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck. Or not. But you will have a penny you didn't have to work for.

7 February - If you love someone, set him free, or at least post his bail. If he comes back, he's yours. If not, sic a bounty hunter on his sorry ass.

8 February - In the copier room of life, be the one who refills the paper tray when no one is looking.

9 February - When one is struggling, encouragement from a friend can tip the scale from "nearly hopeless" to "cautiously optimistic." Weigh in with a kind word today.

10 February - Be prepared to answer when opportunity knocks. Keep your resume' and your passport current.

27 February

Music in the kitchen makes the work go faster. It also invites dancing with passing children, spouses and pets. Turn up the volume, grab a partner and get cookin'!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

26 February

When you struggle to hear the truth, it's time to brush up on your eavesdropping skills.

Friday, February 25, 2011

25 February

In the waiting room of life, you can be the shiny, stiff magazine no one opens, or the dog-eared copy everyone loves to read. Choose wisely. Your turn to see the doctor comes sooner than you think.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

24 February

A 64-count box of genuine Crayola Crayons, with built-in sharpener, is pretty much the best gift for any young person. Throw in a stack of paper and let the fun begin!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

23 February

Talking to superiors about your accomplishments can be seen as savvy career management, or shameless self promotion. The difference is a pattern of well-executed projects that support company goals. Everyone is busy.
You are busy on purpose!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

22 February

Feel free to smile at strangers you pass on the street. A pleasant "Hello!" isn't out of the question either. Just don't touch them - 'cause that would be creepy.

Monday, February 21, 2011

21 February

Home is where the heart is. It is not, however, the place for every magazine ever published.
Grab the recycle bin and purge without mercy!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

20 February

"Frigate" at the beginning of a sentence sounds like a swear word. In the middle, it's just a little ship on the tongue. Or a bird that is a piscivore. Which also sounds like swearing. Let's just avoid this word altogether.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

19 February

The line between "attentive suitor" and "stalker" is usually marked by police involvement. Remember - nothing kills romance like a restraining order.

Friday, February 18, 2011

18 February

Unless you are a person of color, do not believe the salesclerk who says you look good in yellow. She is either being overly nice, or is just a big fat liar.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

17 February

In the laundromat of life, you are bound to lose a sock sometime. Don't despair. Wish it well on its journey; then get back to enjoying all the fresh, clean laundry that remains.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

16 February

By the time it occurs to you to declare "I am a cranky, mean person today!" do not be surprised when no one disagrees. Take a break. Take a walk. Bring back the nice.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15 February

When the most interesting social calendar in the household is kept by a 9-year-old, it is time for action. Schedule a gathering with friends at an adults-only venue.
Then keep the date!

Monday, February 14, 2011

14 February

Each of us is born with a hole in our heart that only love can fill.  Fortunately, we each get a bucket full of love to share, too. It's Valentine's Day. Use the big scoop.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

13 February

If the best compliment you can muster is "It's not that bad" perhaps flattery isn't your strong suit.
Go with an appreciative nod instead.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

12 February

A secret is a gift someone trusts you to keep.
Do not re-gift it.

Friday, February 11, 2011

First Tip of the Day on new blog site

Hello everyone -

Here is the first blog post on Tip of the Day by Andrea Estevez. I created this blog to gain more control of the daily Tips. Here I can add Labels for easy searching, and have a way to archive the Tips for future use. It should be fun!

Tip of the Day:
The difference between an engaging conversationalist and an obnoxious dinner guest is typically one glass of wine. Pace yourself!