Sunday, November 7, 2010

DELETE—Those old habits (including that guy)

by Brittany Geragotelis

Once a week, my guest blogger (who shall remain nameless...okay, not nameless...let's call her
Ms. Sassy Pants. Sassy for short) stops by to share all the things in her life that deserve a big, fat DELETE. Anyhoo, her majesty is back and giving us some tips on how NOT to fall back into old habits. Check out what she had to say and then come up with a few DELETE's of your own.
In addition to my general disdain for people, I guess it's also safe to say that I don’t like change. I hang on to things—people, ideas or behavior—because it's easier than having to change. Go figure. All this talk about "it’s my way or you're in danger of facing the DELETE button," is clearly a bit superficial. In an ironic twist, when faced with things that should be DELETED, I just can’t bring myself to do it.
So this week, in light of falling back an hour, I’m going to fall back on some basic principles and attempt to get rid of those things that should have been DELETED the first time around.
Old contacts in my cell phone. Most of them are ex-boyfriends...So, in case they called again I'd know who it was and not answer (can anyone relate?). Let’s get real. Relationships end for a reason. No need to hang on to people or numbers...DELETE!
Facebook “friends” that I don’t really know. Life isn’t a popularity contest. I can’t measure my worth on the amount of friends I have online. It doesn’t make me a better person. Blasphemy, I know, but I’m going to go out on a limb and do some scrubbing up on the Facebook front and rid myself of the unknowns...DELETE!
Premium channels on cable. Do I really need 900+ options? Maybe it’s time to consider getting back to the “basics.” Yep, basic cable is looking pretty sexy at the moment. So to SUPER-SIZED cable packages…DELETE!
Non-perishables in my kitchen cabinet. What exactly am I planning to do with the Spaghetti-O’s (with meatballs no less), the jar of beef gravy or the Ramen Noodles that are now so old that the flavor packets have petrified? That just can’t be healthy…DELETE!
Makeup I never use. Ewwww…really?!?! For some reason, I think I need a plethora of samples to choose from when in reality I use the same stuff every day. If it's over six months old…DELETE. However, I’m holding on to that frosted pink lipstick for a rainy day.
Clothes. If it doesn’t fit...DELETE! If I haven’t worn it in a year...DELETE!
Excuses and “yeah, but”s must be DELETED! Yikes.
Excessive amounts of coffee. Do I really need a gallon a day to keep me going? Hmmm…maybe that’s why I’m such an intolerant bitch all of the time. Well, let’s not go too crazy, but cutting back on the coffee consumption is a must...DELETE!
Late nights. These happen because I’ve consumed a gallon of coffee or I’ve been sucked into some mindless show on one of my 900+ cable channels. DELETE!
And the cream of the crop...Unhealthy relationships. Whether they be friendships or romantical in nature, there's just no room for bad behavior in my life...DELETE!
Ahhh…I already feel better. Now let’s see if I can actually follow through. See you next week—and don’t be scared to DELETE some of your own bad habits!



Aunty said...

It just so happened that "I" deleted some of the phone numbers in my cell phone just yesterday. Now I need to delete the clothes I don't wear, the ones that don't fit, the shoes I don't wear anymore, the sweater I got in High School that I only wear when I am sick, and the sexy nighty's that hang limp in the closet. DELETE, BABY!

Brittany said...

Way to go, Aunty! I have to agree with Sassy....I totally have people in my phone that I no longer talk to, but keep in there just in case they call, so that I know not to answer. However, I put them in my phone as "Don't Answer" and "Bitch." Ha!