If you didn’t propose on Valentine’s Day, hopefully she wasn’t mad that a ring wasn’t part of her gift. However, if you are planning on popping the question, be careful on your choice of where to do it. These are the 10 most cliché places at which people propose…
- The beach
- On a carraige ride in New York City around Central Park
- The 86th floor of the Empire State Building
- On a gondola
- Niagra Falls
- The London Eye
- In front of the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas
- On a Jumbotron at a sporting event
- In a hot air balloon
- The Eiffel Tower
If you’re going to rob a place I’d think two important things would be hold onto your weapon and hide any identifying marks. The guy trying to rob the CVS in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Sunday failed at both of these. Not only did his dreadlocks make him stand out but so did the tattoo under his left eye. Not only did that make him easy to identify, but he dropped his crowbar and one of the employees picked it up and escorted him out of the store before calling the police, who identified him and went to his home and arrested him. That had to be quite the walk of shame. The only way that would have been better is if the cops showed up to his home and he was in the bathroom with steel wool trying to scrub his eye tat off.
If you want to get your hands on one of these Opening Ceremony sweaters, it’ll run you a couple thousand. When Ralph Lauren sold a limited number for about $600, people thought they were crazy. Now the sweaters are popping up on eBay and selling for as much as $7,500! Most are in the $2,000 to $4,000 range… Here I would have thought the Jamaicans’ opening ceremony clothes would have had the highest street value.
Groupon just wanted to make sure we were paying attention. They say their President Alexander Hamilton promotion over the President’s Day Weekend was a joke. They know he was never President. They say that “Most Presidents’ Day promotions make people fall asleep, so we wanted to do something different that was in line with our brand and sense of humor that got people talking…” Intentional stupidity to get attention. Not too bright but this is the company that turned down a $6 billion offer from Goggle.
Not only does it cost a bundle to host the Olympics, but apparently companies pay hefty to be official sponsors. The International Olympic Committee is renewing sponsorships for future games and the cost of a four-year sponsorship is about $200 million. When you take that and combine it with the billions a country spends to host the games they could give the athletes things they need…clean water, doors that work and bathrooms with flushing toilets and bathtubs. Maybe this is where Jacuzzi or Aquatica could step in…Canadian bobsledder, Heather Moyse, turned to a garbage can to take a bath. She says her room has a shower, but no tub. Many athletes take Epsom salt baths to help in recovery, but when you don’t have a tub what do you use? She Tweeted a picture. If you didn’t know what was going on you’d think someone threw away a perfectly good Canadian!
Usually the athlete that wins bronze doesn’t get a ton of attention, but most aren’t repeatedly asked about their dead brother like Body Miller was yesterday. There’s a lot of rage towards Christen Cooper who asked him about his brother who died last year, not once, not twice but three times in a row which then had him breakdown and cry. Some people say she was doing her job, even Bodie this morning said he didn’t feel that she was out of place with the questions, but many who watched thought the continuous digging was a bit much. But NBC is catching heat too, since they had the interview for 9 hours before it aired and decided not to edit it. NBC is defiantly sweeping the podium when it comes to bad journalism at these games. You can watch the video HERE.
They’re still sold at flea markets, so apparently there’s a market for VHS tapes. A woman in South Carolina was arrested for not returning one she rented in 2005. She was accused of renting “Monster-In-Law” from a store that is now out of business. At the time, the store sent her several letters before handing to over to police, who issued a warrant for her arrest, which they finally followed through on when she called them to report a crime. They ran her name and the warrant came up and they went and got her. By this time the crime should be for thinking Monster In-Law was worth keeping.
If you’re looking for a deal, today’s the day. It’s President’s Day, and while Black Friday is the most hyped shopping day of the year, but today may be the best day to get a deal. The website Shop It To Me looked at more than 1 million things that were on sale January 1 to December 31, 2013, and found Presidents Day was the best holiday to buy, with an average discount of 47% off. Also better than Black Friday were Labor Day (46% off), July 4th (45% off) and Columbus Day (45%). The average Black Friday markdowns were 44%. But you don’t get the excitement of cheating death trying to get a Margaritaville Margarita Maker that will never be used on those other holidays.
I can barely keep one straight let alone 4, but that’s how many gadgets the average person has now. Between high-def TVs, computers, iPads and smartphones… and they’re eating up time. 60 hour a week and in all kinds of places. 40% of people ages 18 to 24 claim to use it in the bathroom, up from 32% last year and over half using social media on the job. How else are you supposed to get your boss’ attention?
Gettin’ your game face on is key. Did you see our Olympic luger Kate Hansen’s pre-race Beyonce dance? She says it gets her psyched and focused for competition, and it caught criticism as it wasn’t a traditional way someone would focus, psychologists say if it works go for it. Everyone needs a routine to give themselves a “perceived sense of control” as it reduces anxiety and puts you in a better position for success and you can apply it to other things like first dates or job interviews. It’s hard enough to get a job… the last thing I’d need them doing is making a judgment call on me based on my dancing! Kate Hansen’s not bad, though. Check out her dance HERE.