Nicole Chardenet
14/4/2018 · 3 min read · ~10 · 2
To Humor (English) and 4 more
The #FirstWorldProblems Booby Prize

The #FirstWorldProblems Booby Prize

I like to keepabreast of what’s going on in the mother country, so I’ve beenfollowing the tempest in a bra cup over the American high schoolteenager who will be forever traumatized by.......being told byschool officials to cover her naked...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Nicole Chardenet - it seems to be the British (closely followed by the French) who have come up with a lengthy list of names for body parts. Notable are 'bazookas' , 'The Dream Team', 'Babushkas', 'Terrordomes', 'Lilyhammers', 'Nunga nungas' and of course 'luverly jubberlies'! I haven't come across many South African nicknames (obviously hanging out with the wrong crowd :( )

17/4/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Terms like 'Over the Shoulder Boulder Holsters' come to mind as well!

17/4/2018
Nicole Chardenet
13/4/2018 · 6 min read · ~10 · 1
Adventures in Mid-Life Dating, Part 7: Flirting As A Terrorist Act

Adventures in Mid-Life Dating, Part 7: Flirting As A Terrorist Act

Well, you know what theysay about insanity, right?Oh no wait, I meant theother definition of insanity. I decided to shake things up a little and give Spinal Tap somecompetition, and try a more famous dating service. We’ll call...

Nicole Chardenet

Nicole Chardenet

Thanks Todd! Actually my ex went through a prolonged divorce with his wife but for a good reason...he would have ditched her much sooner but the child custody case had to be resolved first...and it was a LOOOONG-ass custody trial. He was thrilled as hell the day he got the final papers...

14/4/2018
Nicole Chardenet

Nicole Chardenet

Actually the marriage laws here I think split it 50/50 here if I recall correclty (I've never gotten married here so I don't know personally). Supposedly that's one of the reasons why men here resist marriage as that can be problematic if that 50/50 also includes everything you brought into the marriage rather than just what you both contributed from the wedding day onward. Which I can understand...and anyway marriage is kind of an outdated concept anyway, it's really just an old-school way to 'ensure' paternity of the children and as of the last few decades DNA testing can resolve that issue easily enough. Millennials aren't as much into marriage as some of my younger friends tell me (although I'm going to one of their weddings in June).

14/4/2018
Nicole Chardenet
8/4/2018 · 3 min read · ~10 · 1
Adventures In Mid-Life Dating, Part 6: George Clooney Returns & Says Stuff

Adventures In Mid-Life Dating, Part 6: George Clooney Returns & Says Stuff

Ohrelax. I didn’t really marry George Clooney! I didn’t even marryhis flighty Norwegian twin. Geez, Photoshop, people!!! (Myfriend Lynn Holtz created the wedding picture.) It’sbeen awhile since I’ve blogged about mid-life dating,...

Nicole Chardenet

Nicole Chardenet

Sure did...I'll email ya some ;) Thanks to you and Randall Burns for stopping by...and thanks for your support on LinkedIn too, Randall! Claire, the guy was so good-looking I knew *something* had to be up...I find a lot of these guys, not just the Clooney clones, are really just looking for attention, and the frumpy middle-aged guys are looking for a woman to pick up where his life left him, and they treat you exactly like that...like you've been married for thirty years. Oy Gevalt, as the Jews say!

11/4/2018
Nicole Chardenet

Nicole Chardenet

Oh, that's covered in Part 7 coming up :)

11/4/2018
Nicole Chardenet
14/1/2018 · 8 min read · ~10 · 6
To beBee USA and 6 more
#MeToo And The Feminist Elephant In The Room

#MeToo And The Feminist Elephant In The Room

Whatstarted this fall as a much-needed, long-awaited veritable explosionof female anger towards men who give men a bad name, starting withHarvey Weinstein, has begun to sounda little ominous around thefringes. Trulyappalling stories of sexual...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Nicole Chardenet - I am fortunate in that I got most of my shit out of the way before I hit 32... well before Social Media and before I had a Social Media presence of my own (I think I was 39 when I finally caved and opened a FB and LI account....

11/4/2018
Nicole Chardenet

Nicole Chardenet

Good point, Claire, and yes, there still IS, tragically, a lot of disbelief of actual rape victims. I am so sorry for what happened to you. You're not the first woman to tell me she wasn't believed. I told my teenage friend back in high school to tell adults that her father was molesting her and THEY didn't believe her. I couldn't believe it. My *mother* believed it, but others didn't. (Can't remember if my friend's mother did, but she sure did nothing to stop it if she did.) My friend got married at like 17 or 18 just to get the hell out of that house. The problem may be though that the false rape allegations may grow, or may have already, in the current climate which dogmatically asserts that the woman should always be believed and rape never investigated. It *always* needs to be investigated, however painful that may be to the victim (I can't imagine it's much fun for other crime victims either). Fortunately you didn't have to deal with the social media backlash that people (men too, not just women, when they're victims) have to deal with today. I wonder how many of my classmates might have committed suicide if we'd had SM back then, because a helluva lot of young girls were allegedly getting molested either by their fathers, their stepfathers, their brothers, their cousins, their uncles...

11/4/2018
Michele Williams
26/7/2016 · 2 min read · +100 · 4
To Women's Issues and 9 more
Savvy Raj
7/7/2016 · 2 min read · +500
The Space between the Steps

The Space between the Steps

Just like the sounds of music in the spaces between the notes, there is dancing in the spaces between the steps. It is only when we become aware of the value of the spaces between the thoughts that we can truly reflect, revel and dance with ease...

Savvy Raj

Savvy Raj

Just came back to this post myself .... and saw your kind comment ...Thank you for your mention and shares Michele Williams

18/12/2016
Michele Williams

Michele Williams

Kevin Pashuk here is one of my favorites for the newbees. Savvy Raj, I refer to this often.

4/11/2016

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