by Holly on January 7, 2011

in life,randomness,silliness

Sometimes, we have to make our own rules.

Society tells us we can vote when we’re 18 years old, moms tell us not to dress slutty, dads tell us to remember to balance our checkbooks, McDonalds tells us breakfast ends at 10am, Sarah Palin tells us only crazy idiots get reality TV shows (Michelle Obama is trying to deprive us of dessert with anti-obesity initiatives,┬áreally?), and my body tells me it needs 8 hours of sleep…or else.

I hate being told what to do, so in an act of immature teenage rebellion, I make my own:

Necklace OR earrings. Never both.

I never date men who smoke. It’s a dealbreaker.

Always laugh at someone’s jokes unless they are mean, cruel or downright bad. What’s the harm in making someone feel funny by laughing and giving yourself an ab workout at the same time?

Please and thank you never go out of style.

And when it comes to chocolate, serving sizes simply don’t count.


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

I’m pretty sure I live by all of your rules… especially with chocolate

Lauren January 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

You have some very commendable rules my dear. Wow, now I’m craving chocolate like you wouldn’t imagine.

Angharad January 7, 2011 at 8:21 pm

You are welcome for the chocolate. I had some tonight as well…not the whole bar but only because I’ve already scoffed half of it before now. Love.

julie January 7, 2011 at 8:40 pm

hello deal breaker twin! smoking is a no mas in my book to me its like equal to murder. so if you’ve murdered someone or are a smoker we’re probably not getting married..

also chocolate should eliminate suggested servings or it should say “serving size: EAT THE WHOLE DAMN THING YOU FOOL.”

happy friday friend!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans January 7, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Now, I am not a chocolate girl (I know, right?!), but holy balls, that looks incredible. Also, I am a massive fan of all of your rules. Kissing a smoker is like kissing an ash tray.

Amber January 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm

The chocolate rule is also a rule in our household ;)

Evan Thomas January 7, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I’m so glad that you’ll laugh at bad jokes. This is promising for when we meet.

Kaleigh January 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Great post! As much as I am also weak in the knees for wonderful chocolate, my favorite rule is the one about laughing at everyone’s jokes. This is so loving and truthfully I love stupid jokes. I can’t help but laugh! For instance…

What did the nut say when it sneezed?



Elliott January 7, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I agree with your rules, but I usually go without necklaces or earrings. Is that ok? Haha Although, I do believe I have an amendment to the chocolate rule… I believe nutritional stats/serving sizes are on a “need to know” basis. In the case of chocolate, I don’t NEED to know! Have a great weekend :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I have dated smokers. But only when I was very young. Now, if I had to kiss a smoker, I would die I think. I can’t imagine it actually!

I love your rules.

And your choc bar.

Have a stellar weekend!

Katie January 7, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I once dated a guy who smoked AND chewed tobacco. And he was republican. I can only claim temporary insanity. I was living on Hawaii…when living on a tropical island, one MUST have a boyfriend to enjoy it with. We broke up the minute we returned to the mainland (aka “reality”).

Adam January 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Ditto, I would never date a man that smokes either… or a woman that smokes… or a man in general. I love chocolate. I try to humor people that aren’t that funny as well, and I always try to be courteous to people who are just outright obnoxious or dumb by giving them the benefit of the doubt, unless of course they can see Russia from their house (then it is a deal breaker)…

Maren January 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

crap I already had jelly beans, but I’m about to go break into the sea salt chocolate… :)

Amanda (Eating Up) January 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I love this. More rules please!

Mama Pea January 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

What an awesome post. You rule.

Eden January 8, 2011 at 1:24 am

Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don’t need an appointment!
I’m part belgian, so chocolate obsessions are part of my genes. Us belgians believe there are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.
PS, did you here what the daily show said about Palin? “The governor of Alaska is so dumb, she thinks soy milk is Spanish for ‘I am milk.’ “

Katie January 8, 2011 at 6:20 am


Oh smoking is a NO for me too! I just never could date a guy that did! I cant kiss an ash tray : p

Serving size doesnt count for icecream either or gummy bears! lol!

Love ya! xoxo

Gillian January 8, 2011 at 6:28 am

I agree with all of these rules! Except, unfortunately, for the smoking. But I’m working on getting my fiance and love of my life to quit. Last night I smacked him and said “you’re supposed to live forever!”

And chocolate, yes, I only do it in very large chunks.

Virginia @ YtotheUmmy January 8, 2011 at 6:46 am

…hence the reason why chocolate packaging always has a one way ticket to the trash each time I open a bar :)

Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) January 8, 2011 at 7:12 am

AMEN! Glad to hear I’m not the only one who laughs at any and all jokes. :mrgreen:

And is there anything more delicious than salted chocolate? MMm…amazing.

kate January 8, 2011 at 8:01 am

the dog is hands down my favorite chocolate bar. i sold one to a woman shopping in our store and she came back to thank me for introducing her to it :)

Ashley @ 365 things January 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

Where do you find those chocolate bars? Oh my jeez it looked sooooo good!

I totally agree that please and thank you never goes out of style. I always try to be considerate and tell people, esp when they hold the door open for me or let me in in traffic or whatever, thank you. I wish people would do the same back, unfortunately people don’t seem to be very well mannered these days like they used to. Either that or it’s always been that way and I just happened to notice it….

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun January 8, 2011 at 9:42 am

This post rules. I know I can live by the last one. Serving sizes totally don’t count. And I like laughing at people’s jokes. It’s the right thing to do. :)

sisters running the kitchen January 8, 2011 at 9:54 am

haha i LOVE this post! and good point about making someone feel funny AND getting yourself an ab workout in one. I will keep that in mind the next time someone makes a really corny joke (but that person is usually ME!).

Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 8, 2011 at 10:39 am

great rules! of course, i love the chocolate one. but i’m totally on board with the earrings OR necklace rule. i never realized that i follow that until now!

another rule i follow: beer cheese dip is NEVER a bad idea. ;)

K - Anywhere There's An Airport January 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

Always say no to smokers… always say yes to chocolate! Always and never are strong words. But they apply here!

Kailey @ Caffienated Nut January 8, 2011 at 1:30 pm

why they have a serving size for chocolate I will never ever know. Like 5 of those Dove squares – really? thats it? haha

Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I agree with all these rules..especially the last one. ;)

Low January 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Word. Smokers need not apply.

Erica D (Gratitouille) January 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I agree wholeheartedly with all of those rules.

I made my own today: never hesitate to refer to Wikipedia when you wonder about the history of the restaurant you just dined at, because you might find out some disturbing facts. Case in point?

Danielle January 9, 2011 at 10:38 am


Danielle January 9, 2011 at 10:41 am

Chocolate and you, that is. Wish you were here!

K January 9, 2011 at 2:35 pm

this is FABULOUSLY written — seriously! I absolutley love this! I feel like it was written about me — my love of chocolate and my “rules” of life–especially the “please and thank you” — manners and class NEVER go out of style! The other thing I love “sir and ma’am or mr. and mrs.” <3

Kaitlin With Honey January 10, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I so agree with the rules about laughing at peoples’ jokes and saying please and thank you. You are one classy lady, Holly.

elise January 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

smoking is def a dealbreaker.
ugh sarah palin…im really sick of her. cant she just go back to alaska?
im so on board with all these rules

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