We’re slowly but surely arriving at springtime. The snow has melted, and it’s getting warmer (well, a little, anyway). What are you wearing this season? What should a girl who loves to be fashion-forward, but who also loves to have some money in her bank account, wear?
I need a job, and fast. I’m up to my neck in unpaid bills. I know times are tough, and fewer places are hiring, but that is not my main problem. I am just having trouble getting the motivation to get off the couch and go job hunt. Why bother? With all the gloom and doom on the news nowadays, it just seems futile to go out and get a job with a company that could go belly up a week later. Can you motivate me so that I can start to live my life again?Sincerely, Lazy Lady Dear Lazy,
OK, girl, get up and start with Richard Simmons … then shut the TV off. Do your hair, put on the make up, and, trust me, you’ll find a job. The economy is not that bad; it is not that much doom and gloom. Pick yourself up and get back in the race, because that’s life. Put a spring in your step and a spark in your love life. Being a lay about won’t get you anything life; you have to go out, earn it and look good doing it. Come see me if you need any help with the looking good part.Love, Your Diva Michael Dear Michael,
I am a very responsible person, generally speaking. I’m a freak about punctuality and cleanliness. I’ve had the same job for 20 years and almost never touch alcohol. I say “almost” for a reason. Every year on St. Patrick’s Day, I lose control. Despite my best efforts, I always end up making a fool of myself and regretting it the next day. Is it wrong for me to let loose once a year? I do have a family, and I worry I might be setting a poor example for my children. I take fatherhood very seriously and want to be the best person I can for my children. Should I restrain myself from now on, or let myself have the day?Sincerely, St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Dear Drunk,
Did you see little green men? Were you drunk on green beer? Did you get so drunk that you marched in the parade? If it is truly once a year, lighten up. No, you’re not setting a poor example. If you were coming home drunk daily, it would be a different story. You are showing your kids that there is a time for work and a time for play and how to separate them. I’m sure you want them to be well rounded, and letting loose once in a while is part of maintaining a healthy zest for life.Love, Your Diva Michael Dear Michael,
We’re slowly but surely arriving at springtime! The snow has melted, and it’s getting warmer (well, a little anyway). What are you wearing this season? What should a girl who loves to be fashion-forward, but who also loves to have some money in her bank account, wear? I love your style and can’t wait to hear from you!Sincerely, Step into Spring Dear Miss Spring,
It is getting warmer and greener, and it is time to pull out those light clothes. This spring, I love scarves. They come in every color imaginable and can accent an outfit wonderfully. Other than that, I would make it colorful. The sun is shining, and everyone is feeling a little happier, so express it with your clothing. And you don’t have to spend a fortune! Scarves are very in, and you can get beautiful outfits everywhere these days. There are sales to be enjoyed everywhere you turn. As with every time of year, make it fun and really enjoy the season.Love, Your Diva Michael
Michael Serode is the owner/operator of Salon Serode in Pembroke, Mass., and your divine advice columnist. Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.