Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Shopping sprees linked to periods"

I found this article on PerezHilton.com. It explains why women have an uncontrollable urge to shop. See, it's not there fault at all. IMHO, it's Eve's fault. This is just another reason God is punishing women, because Eve picked that apple.


Women may be able to blame impulse buys and extravagant shopping on their time of the month, research suggests.

In the 10 days before their periods began women were more likely to go on a spending spree, a study found.

Psychologists believe shopping could be a way for premenstrual women to deal with the negative emotions created by their hormonal changes.

Professor Karen Pine will present her work to a British Psychological Society meeting in Brighton later this week.

She asked 443 women aged 18 to 50 about their spending habits.

Almost two-thirds of the 153 women studied who were in the later stages of their menstrual cycle - known as the luteal phase - admitted they had bought something on an impulse and more than half said they had overspent by more than £25.

A handful of the women said they had overspent by more than £250.

And many felt remorse later.

Professor Pine, of the University of Hertfordshire, said: "Spending was less controlled, more impulsive and more excessive for women in the luteal phase.

"The spending behaviour tends to be a reaction to intense emotions. They are feeling stressed or depressed and are more likely to go shopping to cheer themselves up and using it to regulate their emotions."


She said much of this could be explained by hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle. And the findings were exaggerated in the women with severe PMT.

"We are getting surges and fluctuations in hormones which affect the part of the brain linked to emotions and inhibitory control. So the behaviour we found is not surprising."

Another explanation might be that women are buying items to make themselves feel more attractive - coinciding with the time of ovulation when they are most fertile, typically around 14 days before the start of a period.

Most of the purchases made by the women were for adornment, including jewellery, make-up and high heels.

Professor Pine said: "Other researchers have found there is an ornamental effect around the time of ovulation."

Researchers have found women tend to dress to impress during their fertile days.

Professor Pine, author of the book Sheconomics, said if women were worried about their spending behaviour they might avoid going shopping in the week before their period was due.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yummy HNT.....

Nothing like a good shrimp cocktail with a tasty cocktail sauce.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Public Service Announcement #1

Where as New Jersey has declared Brazilian waxing illegal, I am offering FREE, yes FREE waxings. I feel it's the least I could do.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I'm a Chef HNT

Last week I had a craving for pot roast and all the fixin's.

I bought one of them oven cooking bags and stuffed it plum full. Three hours later here's what we got. Don't look like much now, but jus' you wait.

The yummy lookin 4 pound pot roast.

The pot roast cut up jus' fine. Looks good, don't it?

Then there's the fixin's. Baby carrots, potatoes and our fav, onions. They was very tasty.

I gots me a craving for some noodles too.

Ya, I know, two starches, but so what! I can cook whats ever I want, so there!!!!!!!

Ain't pot roast without gravy is it? So I's put the drippin's in a pot, stirred in a bit of four and made me a very tasty gravy fit for a king.

How's that for a dinner?

Lori sure liked it. Can't you tell?

If I do say so myself, it was great!


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lori was a bad girl HNT

We went out to a wine tasting dinner tonight with our BFFs. Lori took lots of pictures of the food and wine, cleavage of our friend, which was really nice and the girls making out at the next table. I think their husbands liked it even more than we did. Too bad she left the wires for her camera at home or I would have posted the pictures. When we got back to my place I punished her in a good way. The way her and I both like.

Happy Bad Girl HNT

I feel really bad. Last week Lori made a very sexy post but I forgot to let y'all know. Please stop by and comment on her blog.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Happy 3RD Anniversary HNT

March 4th 2006, I met Lori face to face for the first time. She had been stalking me for a few months until I finally asked her out. We went to the movies that night and then to Kenny's our favorite bar. We had a great time, so great in fact that I didn't get her home until the next day at 5:30 am.

Tonight I took her to our new favorite place, to see our favorite barmaid, Liz.

Dinner was All-You-Can-Eat crab legs. Yummy, yummy, yummy.