I am going to let you into my world—the world of Caterina Stahl. Just for a quick second but in the second I will discuss one of the harder realities of life. That reality is that there is still a secret “no girls allowed” sign on many things. In my short twenty years of life I have managed to be interested in pursuing things that require me to try and slip my way into the boys clubhouse. I want to be a sports reporter, I’ve played ice hockey since I was eleven, and I was in charge of shooting the grooms party for a few weddings.
It can be hard standing at 5’2, tending to dress very feminine, and try to be taken seriously by a dude standing over six feet. I have figured out a few tricks that have helped me navigate through these uncharted waters and so if you’re in the same predicament I hope this helps you as well!
By all means throw away your baby voice.
Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about. Girls often have a tendency to change the pitch of their voices when a guy comes around—especially if he’s hot. This voice will get you nowhere.
We all have those moments when we can’t shut off the waterworks. Crying allows us to release, be dramatic, and then get over whatever problem we have and move on.
There are many places to get the deed done. Sometimes you cry with a friend or maybe in the shower. But what about those times when you need a good cry when you’re in public? When you can feel the tears begging to fall out of your eyes and your throat tightens from forcing them away.
This article will give you a few tips on how to keep that sad face on the down low when you’re in a public situation.
You’re in charge of an event.
Start by excusing yourself—a good place to go is the bathroom. Sit down or stand up but make sure you’re as comfortable as you can be. Start with the oldest trick in the book by taking deep breaths. Make sure you take at least ten good ones. It’s important to try and keep the tears in because it could make your face blotchy and red and cause your makeup to run.
Think of happy things, keep a goal of getting through the event and then you can go cry as much as you please in your room. Another trick is to just belt a peppy song—try anything by Katy Perry. It will take your mind off things enough to pull yourself together.
Don’t call anyone close to you— it may cause you to cry involuntarily.
Don’t think about whatever it is that made you cry in the first place.
The key is to think positive and know you won’t be at the event forever.
There comes a time in mid March when a lot of non-sports fans get confused. There’s talk of brackets, seeds, and pods. What does it all mean? It sounds like a giant gardening convention. Say that to a guy friend and prepare to be laughed out the door. We’re talking March Madness here, baby—meaning college basketball.
To put it simply, March Madness is the playoffs for the NCAA division 1 men’s college basketball teams. It’s a whole month production of different qualifying rounds until the final two teams out of the sixty-eight, battle for the NCAA tournament title.
Here is the breakdown of March Madness:
Sports. What a daunting word to a lot of girls. But amidst the stats and jargon there is something I think all girls can appreciate: hot guys. Don’t be shy ladies, you know you can’t help but check out a sexy baseball star’s butt in those adorable baseball pants. And nothing’s left up to the imagination in football—it’s like our version of yoga pants. Then those soccer hunks start ripping off their jerseys (David Beckham) or causally wiping sweat off their face while exposing their rock hard abs. Oh yes, there is plenty to appreciate about sports.
I’ve compiled a list of 5 studly sports men for you to enjoy. I’ll also tell you why they’re great athletes so when you say to your boyfriend, “Tom Brady is sooo hot!” you can back up your claim with evidence that he’s not just a sexy face! Then challenge him to tell you every ad campaign his drop dead gorgeous wife, Gisele, has been in!
Major League Baseball (MLB) Cutie: Robinson Cano - New York Yankees
Position: Second Baseman
National Hockey League (NHL) Cutie: Henrik Lundqvist- New York Rangers