The reason they picked it over “twerk” or “binge-watch” is it’s use has gone up 17,000% over the last year. What’s funny is when you look this up online and you read the comment sections, everyone says it speaks of narciccism, which raises an interesting question, who’s more narcissistic, the people who post selfies or the people who post comments about what they think about people who post them?
1. Immediately drink a glass of water.
2. Put your feet on the ground as soon as you hear the alarm.
3. Immediately get into the shower . . . especially a cold shower.
4. Put the alarm clock on the other side of the room, so you have to get up to turn it off.
5. Don’t do anything else in bed other than sleep. If you get used to eating, watching TV, or reading in bed, your brain associates your bed with something other than sleep. And that’ll make it harder to get up in the morning.
6. Plan your breakfast the night before . . . and make sure it’s something you like. When you wake up, you’ll be hungry and happy about eating.
7. Eat an apple. It can work better than caffeine. We’re not sure why, but trust us . . . try it and you’ll see.
8. Do four or five minutes of basic exercise . . . like stretching and jumping.
9. Change the song or sound from your alarm clock regularly so you never get used to it.
You won’t be spending as much on Thanksgiving dinner this year, at least theoretically. The cost has gone down ever so slightly! This year, turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pie…the standard fare will run about $49, which is down 44 cents. They say stable food and fuel prices are to thank. I’m going to guess this is minus the alcohol it may take to get the family together in one place. Because with another year of drama to work through that’s one cost that always seems to go up year to year.
Taylor Swift didn’t impress everyone at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last week. Jessica Hart, one of the models, says she could never pull of being a lingerie model. She dropped a “bless her heart” when she was asked how Taylor would do walking a runway, saying she doesn’t think she’d fit because a lot of them work 14, 15 years training themselves to ignore hunger pains and shooting jealous looks at one another as opposed to singing, which apparently everyone can do.
and you definitely don’t get them if you’re pretending to be one. A guy in Tampa tried to pull that off at a Dunkin’ Donuts discount. Not once, but multiple times, even though they told him cops don’t get free donuts. they finally got tired of his game the other day and sent the cops after him. I would have asked him what he could do about a couple of parking tickets. Fix those, I’ll get you all the donuts you want!
Usually people on a plane can’t wait to get away from each other….the crazy chatty lady, the dude with the bad b.o. On a flight from Philly to New York though the passengers bonded together after the flight crew jumped the case of a blind guy. He had a seeing eye dog, and they told him the dog had to lay under the seat in front of him, like they want your bags to. Well, the flight was late taking off, and and they were sitting on the tarmac and the dog got up to stretch and they pulled the plane back to the gate to throw him off for being disruptive. That’s when the entire plane decided to walk off in protest of his treatment… or that airlines don’t do the same with crying kids.
That’s what 30% of women say about their husbands. 30% of women say he’s not Mr. Right but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still attracted to him, saying they guy they’re with is their best friend and still makes them and they’re proud of their achievements. See, she really is impressed that you won the belching contest at the bar, she just doesn’t want to encourage you to share that talent with others!
What’s up with this new Facebook Trend? I have no idea how it got started or why it went viral. Why does anything go viral?
Well, i am doing my version of the trend. My friend Josh has a blog and he posted this today. On Bravo’s interview show “Inside the Actors’ Studio,” host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions… I think these questions are a lot more telling than 10 random things about yourself.
1. What is your favorite word?
I chose “synergy.” I not only love the way it rolls off the tongue, but I also love the meaning behind it. Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects. Plus, you get words like synergistic.
2. What is your least favorite word?
I have to agree with my friend Josh, that I too, do not like the word faggot. I believe that is one of the harshest words in the English language. It does nothing but promote hate, intolerance and frankly, ignorance.
3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Creatively: Music. Music. Music. It is how I thrive. Emotionally: I like to take a quote from Dolly Parton as “Truvey” from “Steel Magnolias:” ‘Nobody cries alone in my presence.’ My gift and my curse is being empathetic towards others. It’s sometimes more than I can handle. Spiritually: I would have to resort back to music. There’s just a feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach, that makes your body seem transcendent. It’s that way when I hear “O Holy Night,” “Whitney Houston’s version of “The Star Spangled Banner,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” by Judy Garland or “Yellow” by Coldplay.
4. What turns you off?
Hate. There’s nothing worse in this world that a person who hates because of their ignorance, or because that is “how they were raised,” or because their beliefs are different than others. Stop it. There are just so many reasons to love your fellow man, that your excuses are irrelevant! Maybe if we showed a little more compassion and a little less hate, we could get things done more efficiently.
5. What is your favorite curse word?
I’m gonna be quick here. I say dammit too damn much.
6. What sound or noise do you love?
There are two. One, I LOVE the sound of an orchestra tuning up right before they begin to play a symphonic masterpiece. Two, I LOVE the sound right after a wonderful snowfall. There is hardly a sound, but that moment in nature is a beautiful one.
7. What sound or noise do you hate?
I had thought of the crying of children, by my patience has won over in recent years [or my internal clock slash being a dad yearnings are winning]. So my new least favorite noise is the complaining/whining of people. Come on, seriously? It cannot be that bad! Get over it. And leave me alone!
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
When I am not on the Broadway stage, I am on the Food Network.
9. What profession would you not like to do?
Anything that would not deal with people. I love people. I love interactions. Or a garbage man. Great respect for them.
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
This one is hard for me. Growing up with inclinations of being gay, when I was 12 year old, I was told that God wouldn’t love me. I would burn in hell. That I would never reach Heaven. So if Heaven exists, I would want God to say, “I’m Sorry….”
Thanks Josh Hawkins for letting me steal this. Check out his blog here!