Girls Write Out
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I was talking on the phone to Diann the other day and it just struck me how different at the core we girls really are from women. So today I offer up a list of comments men would NEVER say that women are often heard to be gabbing about.

1. Did you get your hair cut? I really like that style. What product did you use to get it to look like that? (My Dave washes his hair with Head and Shoulders, combs it, and that's that.)
2. Are you losing weight? How are you doing it? (I don't think men notice someone's weight loss unless it's REALLY dramatic.)
3. Is that a new shade of lipstick?
4. I love those red shoes! Where did you get them?
5. Is that wall color fawn? (Men might notice a wall color but they'd call it beige.)

We women notice when a friend has a new lift bra or has lost five pounds. Is it because our society is so geared to appearance or because we're just different? I can't decide.

Now it's your turn. What have you heard or said lately that a man would NEVER say?

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Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:06 AM  
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At 8:52 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

"I feel like crying."
"It must be PMS"
"Does my butt look big?"

My husband would never say that!!! LOL
Great post, Colleen!

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Laughing here, Jaime! Dave would never say does my butt look big either. LOL!!

At 10:11 AM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

"I need salt - and chocolate"
"which color looks better on me - this one or this one?"
"let's do this the right way, not the easy way"

When I need details from my DH, I say "tell it to me like a girl", lol.


At 10:33 AM, Blogger Beverly said...

"I don't know,,.I like it, but...," when clothes shopping

"You know what I mean....Yeah, I really do," (and mean it!)

"I just want a hot bath, a cup of tea and a good book!"

Fun post, Colleen!

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm ALWAYS talking about color, Cheryl! I used to be a color consultant so that's something I pay attention to.

Beverly, I can almost read my girlfriends's minds. Sounds like you do too!

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

"Do you like this color on my nails?" -I actually asked my husband this yesterday and he got that blank look on his face....

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

"Let's stop here and ask for directions."

"Does anyone need a potty break?"

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I have to tell you a story this made me think of. We were in CVS and Elle cocks her head up and looks over at this girl and gives her this look of snottiness. I go, "Elle, what was that about?"

"I was trying to act popular, like the girls on TV."
Oh. My. Gosh. We have dark sides too. LOL

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my. These are funny. My sweet hubby has never asked me any of these. I can't think of anything new to add, but thanks for this, it was fun to read.

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Sue said...

I think by nature we tend to be more observant. I remember as kids we snuck out of the house, hair in curlers to get our photo taken for a "surprise" portrait for the folks anniversary (like on the Brady Bunch episode where Jan got glasses). My Dad was sitting at the kitchen table when we left and again when we got home. On our arrival home our hair was done, make up on and Dad didn't even notice that... or that we'd been out! My Mom would have caught every little detail including what we ate while we were out. Good thing she wasn't sitting there or we'd have had the grand inquisition!

Guys just don't notice stuff so why bother commenting to them ;-)

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Hannah said...

I'm not married, but I'm pretty sure that a guy wouldn't tell his friend, "I love writing about this character. He's so NICE! And don't you just love it when he smiles?"

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

So funny, Sue!

Hannah, don't make your character too nice. Give him some flaws! And bring in conflict--lots of it!

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, what a fun post, C! Ditto on what everyone else said their husband wouldn't say. My husband would never comment on my weight--well, not if he wants to live to see retirement. ;-)

At 11:05 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

Men would never say:

Rats, the color of my car clashes with my shoes.

Did I leave my flat iron plugged in?

Not tonight, I have a headache.

At 11:14 PM, Anonymous Hannah said...

Oh, don't worry, Colleen -- he has lots of flaws. It's part of what makes writing about him so much fun, LOL.

At 11:51 PM, Blogger Cathy Shouse said...

"How are the kids?"

My women friends and I discuss our kids all the time and I'm not convinced the men do that.

"How are you doing?"

The men I know start in with sports, and then, well, they end up with sports. LOL If "their" team is good, they assume they're good to. Life is so simple for them!

At 12:12 PM, Blogger Deena said...

That color matches your eyes...

Do those shoes come in other colors?

Can I hold the baby? (when offered, all of the men have trembled in fear and turned away)

How big was he/long was he/what time was he born?

I'll pass on the fries; I'm watching my figure.... LOL!!!

But praise God for the things they DO, Honey, you look beautiful today...and I love you...and can I get you anything...and where would you like to eat out tonight LOL!!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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