The Average Girl's "How To" Guide

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Tag: Weekend

How To: Have A Lovely Weekend

by Shannon

I hate to say it, but for this week’s post, step one is having your husband go away for the weekend, like on an annual sports trip with his Dad, or moose hunting or something.

Then, hang out with friends Friday night – maybe at a special Shabbat Shalom Birthday Dinner? Make sure you ask them to print out the Kiddish words, so you can sing along. It’s really fun, educational, and challah bread is so damn delicious.

Proceed to do some cleaning on Saturday, watch the end of Girls, season two, go shopping and buy some stuff, and then make yourself a fabulous dinner and have all the snacks you want.

Have a wonderful sleep with all the blankets because there’s no one telling you the comforter makes him “too hot” in September, and sleep with all the blinds open to take advantage of your amazing Toronto view and glass walls, because it won’t wake you up, because you have your eye mask on that you have to sleep with because your optometrist says you sleep with your eyes a little bit open and dust and shit fly in there at night. When you wake up, it will be glorious.

Sure, you have to do work the next day, but just work it baby, work it. You deserve this special, special weekend.

What’s Yo’ Beef #7

by Rachel

There’s still 4 hours of what’s yo’ beef Friday! What’s yo’ beef?


My beef is when its Friday night and you’re feeling alright, work is done, and then you realize you have to get up at 6am on Saturday and do a bike race. That’s a lot of work. Why do I do this to myself? COME ON!


My beef is a common beef today, friends. It’s when you’re making pasta, and you’d like to add some tomato or cream sauce – but how much pasta should you add for one jar of sauce? What is the optimal pasta to sauce ratio? I’m not a rocket science, I have a theatre degree. Why is there not a solution for this difficult problem yet? COME ON!

How To: Get Really Excited About The Weekend

by Shannon

Can you say Slumber Party?!

How To: Have An Awkward Sunday Morning

by Shannon

Turns out, the repair guy who woke you up at 8 a.m. this morning is hot.

Too bad that doesn’t change what you look like when you wake up at 8 a.m. on a Sunday.

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