If you played with Barbies,
Slip N’ Slide,
Listened to the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, NSync and the Spice Girls
On Hit Clips, a Boom Box, or a Walkman,
Collected and traded Pokemon cards,
Wrote with Gel Pens,
Wore butterfly clips,
And Snap Bracelets,
And remember watching these guys:
You are a 90s kid.
I really miss this actually.
Seven New York City bartenders were asked if they could nail a woman’s personality based on what she drinks. Though interviewed separately, they concurred on almost all counts.
Personality: Casual, low-maintenance; down to earth.
Your Approach: Challenge her to a game of pool.
Drink: Blender Drinks
Personality: Flaky, whiny, annoying; a pain in the ass.
Your Approach: Avoid her, unless you want to be her cabana boy.
Drink: Mixed Drinks
Personality: Older, more refined, high maintenance, has very picky taste; knows EXACTLY what she wants.
Your Approach: You won’t have to approach her. If she’s interested, she’ll send YOU a drink………………
Drink: Wine (does not include White Zinfandel)
Personality: Conservative and classy; sophisticated yet giggles.
Your Approach: Tell her you love to travel and spend quiet evenings with friends.
Drink: White Zinfandel
Personality: Easy; thinks she is classy and sophisticated, actually, she has NO clue.
Your Approach: Make her feel smarter than she is…this should be an easy target.
Personality: Likes to hang with frat-boy pals and looking to get totally drunk… and naked.
Your Approach: Easiest hit in the joint. You have been blessed. Nothing to do but wait, however, be careful not to make her mad!
Drink: Tequila No explanations required - everyone just KNOWS what happens there.
THEN, there is the MALE addendum —— The deal with guys is, as always, very simple and clear cut:
Domestic Beer: He’s poor and wants to get laid.
Imported Beer: He likes good beer and wants to get laid.
Wine: He is hoping that the wine will give him a sophisticated image to help him get laid.
Whiskey: He doesn’t give a damn about anything but getting laid.
Tequila: He is thinking he has a chance with the toothless waitress.
White Zinfandel: He’s gay.
-Sent to me by a friend, JP Brion.
Having been a book-lover since early childhood, I don’t really know what to think about these new e-readers that have recently become popular. Initially, the idea of being able to hold and have access to thousands of books, magazines, etc. all on one device sounds fantastic. I am definitely a fan of minimalism. E-readers also greatly assist the “going green” initiative by decreasing the amount of paper needed to produce hard copies of books. And helping the environment is always a practical thing to do. Oh the joyous wonders of technology!
On the contrary, I personally like to hold a book in my hands while I read it, feel the texture of the pages as I turn them, bending the corners of the pages to hold my place. I like to collect the books I read and see them all on my bookshelf when I’m done with them. I love the smell of old books and the familiar scent of the storybooks I would flip through as a kid. I’ve always dreamed of having a room in my house someday with a huge window that illuminates the space completely with natural light, a mahogany desk, a sofa, a big comfy reading chair, a tall ceiling with a chandelier, and the walls filled with books up to the ceiling with a ladder for browsing. Old-fashioned, yet classic.
At this rate, we will be downloading our children’s storybooks, novels, coloring books, and textbooks onto e-readers instead of taking them to bookstores and libraries. I just don’t know how to feel about this. Part of me will be sad to see books being printed less and less. The demand for actual bookstores will diminish with time and transfer over to online downloads. As technology continues to prosper, we, as humans, are gaining a lot, no doubt about it. But are we losing something as well? Like the simple joy of perusing through a bookstore in our spare time, borrowing a book for free from the local library, or collecting a favorite series on a bookshelf in your bedroom.
Just something to think about. I can’t decide whether I will want to eventually invest in a fancy reading device or continue to keep it real and collect the paper versions in hopes of having my library someday. To me, a book is so much more than words displayed on a computer screen.
I just want to fall in love with somebody again.
Even if it’s someone that doesn’t love me back and ends up breaking my heart…
at least I’ll know I can still feel something.
The priest of our church brought this to our attention tonight during Mass. The page I have attached below explains it all and provides links to both the video on the Pepsi website and also a petition against letting the Pepsi company allow it to be shown on the air. I ask that even if you are not Catholic, that you please sign the petition out of respect for our faith and beliefs and in defense of Jesus Christ. Thank you so much for your time.