I've been invited to a halloween party this weekend but I don't know what to wear! It seems like all the good costumes have been taken. Do you have any advice for a costume to help me stand out in the crowd?
--Maskless in Missouri
Dear Maskless in Missouri,
Well if you want to stand out in a crowd you could just wear a hat and a beautiful smile. But then you might get cold so I would not advise it for this weather. Then you could go to the opposite extreme and add a barrel and suspenders. But then it would be difficult to dance. So why don't you just put on something shimmery and waltz in. Some one will be sure to run up to you and ask for all your dances for the night. Whatever you wear - whatever you say - you will be the hit of the party - you are made for it
How is it in this city that we call the BIG apple, that it is so hard to meet someone who is relationship material???
Manless in Manhattan
Dear Manless in Manhattan,
That's a tough one but if you want to meet a marriageable young man you should go to a country ho-down. You'll find a lot of men eager to dance with the city girls - either to teach them a few tricks or learn a few themselves. The big apple has a big worm inside so be careful.
Why are girls so weird?
I don't think that girls are weird -- that thought is in the mind of the beholder. Girls like to be up to the minute in dress and sometimes they over dress or under dress and sometimes their actions are a little off but that is because they are not sure of themselves. As they mature they themselves will laugh at the times they were immature. But then boys are the same.
So look to yourself before you criticize. There is an old adage that goes like this: It is easy to see a hair out of place on the next person but can't see a ton of bricks on himself.
I am employed as an investigator by the state. Often it requires that I confront individuals, place myself into unknown environments, and act assertively. Outside of my job I am a homebody, count myself lucky to wear matching colors, and to put it mildly, in most social situations I am shy and awkward. Do you think I am working in the right career?
Dear Confrotily Shy,
As an employee of the state you immediately command respect so stand tall and be direct - don't flinch - look right at the one you are questioning -- remember you have the upper hand - be direct, forceful but not overbearing. You should get your answers -- unless the subject is spaced out.
As for your social life - you must always look self assured and attractive - dont overdress but be well dressed and smile - you are sure to be noticed - and when you talk to anyone smile and keep the chat low key - be sure of yourself. If you are sure of yourself you wont be awkward -- you will be attractive.
How do I properly defrost a chicken before consumption?
Before you freeze your chicken you must make sure it is dead.
And then you must clean the chicken as if you were going to put it into the oven -- except you will wrap it carefully in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store it in the freezer.
From the butcher's daughter,
How do I know if he loves me?
If he really loves you his eyes will light up every time he sees you. He will want to help you in whatever you are doing. He will buy you presents and say "for my sweetheart". He'll want to kiss you and hug you and when you are sad he will cheer you up!
From the lady with experience,
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