Is there a website you love to go to and check on a daily basis? I have a new favorite check it out below:
(thestir.cafemom.com) Kids often get a bad rap for being out of control in restaurants. Some joints even ban them altogether. But what about all of the ill-behaved adults out there who dine out with less than dazzling manners? There are plenty of them. Take the guy in this photo. Twitter user ahow posted it this weekend, along with the following caption: "A grown ass man is mad at his girlfriend at Olive Garden & has made a menu fort." If it wasn't so absolutely sad that a grown man would act like that in public, it would be hilarious. Okay, it's hilarious no matter how you look it. But some of the other bad behavior adults exhibit in restaurants is no laughing matter. Here are four more crazy things adults do in restaurants.
1. Ask for food from other diners
I kid you not, this happened to me last month. I was eating with my family in a casual restaurant and had ordered chicken nachos, which turned out to be ridiculously huge. Seriously, they took up almost half the table. When the guy next to me jokingly (I thought) asked, "Are you going to eat all of those?" I jokingly said, "No way, you want some?" And he did! Not knowing what else to do, I scooped him up a plateful, and he and his date proceeded to eat them. I'm still weirded out by this.
2. Leave bad tips
I don't think every server deserves 20 percent, but if you're eating out, you should figure on coughing up close to that amount for a majority of meals. Anyone who won't should just eat somewhere tips aren't required. Of course, there are also those who choose to editorialize along with their receipt like this jerk who gave an overweight waitress "advice," and they may be even worse than the cheapos.
3. Let their kids run the place
So kids don't get off the hook totally here, but it's really their parents who are to be blamed. No, kids can't always be controlled, but that's when it's time for you to ask for a to-go box, and go! Perhaps the most outrageous example of parents overstepping boundaries at an eatery is this in which a woman changed her baby's diaper on the restaurant's table. So. Wrong.
4. Talk on their phones incessantly
Need to answer a quick call in a lively restaurant? Maybe that's okay once in a while, but when full-on conversations are happening, and the whole restaurant can hear it, it's beyond obnoxious.
I know, I know I google things way to much and I have too much free time, was thinking about thinking about thinking about the opposite sex and this is an interesting article i came across!
A Cosmopolitan magazine web poll found where men think about sex the most:
43 percent of men think about sex in the shower
38 percent of men think about sex at work
11 percent of men think about sex in the car
8 percent of men think about sex at the gym.
The busiest time of day for women is in the morning, according to a Harris Interactive survey that was conducted for HealthyWomen. Nearly 30% of women feel most pressed for time in the early morning hours of their day, from 6-9am, while an additional 20% say the craziest time of day is in the early evening, from 5-8pm. "What makes these findings so interesting is that they are connected to a typical work day," said Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, executive director of HealthyWomen. "Despite women working outside the home more, we see from this survey that their time is still very much consumed by domestic duties." This is how women actually spend their time vs. how they would like to spend it:
Domestic chores: 49%
Paying bills: 47%
Running errands: 47%
Making phone calls: 23%
If they had more time, what would women like to do?
Texting and e-mailing: 23%
Entertainment, such as reading, watching TV or surfing the Internet: 65%
Spend time with family and friends: 54%
Physical activities, such as working out or running: 46%
This makes no sence? I just came across this artcile on the NET:
The Savannah Morning News is reporting that country singer Billy Currington was indicted by the Chatham County Grand Jury yesterday (4/24) "for making terroristic threats against Charles Harvey Ferrelle on April 15."
Currington was also indicted on a charge of abuse of an elder person by inflicting mental anguish upon Ferrell, who is more than 65 years old, the newspaper reports.
Documents show the indictment stems from an incident on April 15th involving Charles Harvey Farrell. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say the incident occurred while Currington was on his boat in the waters off Tybee Island. The accuser claims Currington and his party were 'flocking' to his docks located off the island, a Metro Police spokesperson confirmed
No word from Currington’s publicist as of the posting of this story.
The FBI today released photos and video of two suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon terror bombings case, appealing to the public for help in finding them. Anyone with information about the identities of either of these individuals is asked to contact authorities.
Not only do they stimulate the economy with lots of jobs for staff on tour and venues, but these Country Music acts are helping Uncle Sam as TODAY official Tax Day has come.
So who earned the most for the year of 2012 according to Billboard Magazine?
Kenny Chesneywas country’s highest earner for 2012 coming in at No. 5 with more than $19 million. Kenny’s Brothers of the Sun Tour grossed nearly $100 million and his non-touring revenue, including sales of 2012’s Welcome To The Fishbowl album, were estimated at nearly $3 million.
Revenue streams from Kenny’s merchandise sales and sponsors aren’t included in Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers figures.
Tim McGraw came in at No. 7, earning just over $18 million. Nearly all of Tim’s earnings came from concerts, including his tour with Kenny Chesney.
Jason Aldean came in at No. 8 on the list, earning $17.5 million, propelled by a hugely successful My Kinda Party Tour and strong music sales.
Lady Antebellum was at No. 12, earning almost $13 million on solid album sales and a successful international tour.
Brad Paisley followed at No. 14 with solid album sales and consistent touring helping him rake in $12.8 million.
Taylor Swift came in at No. 15, sales of more than three million units of her Red album pushing her to a $12.6 million pay day.
Carrie Underwood checked in at No. 16, strong album sales and her Blown Away Tour helping her earn nearly $12 million.
Rounding out the country artists represented in the Top 20 were:
Eric Church at No. 18 with earnings of $11 million and
Rascal Flatts at No. 19 with a pay day of $10.7 million.
How many of you have that friend who is always pulling pranks on you, or sending you crazy joking text messages? My pal Dave in Sacramento does this to me all the time. Most are funny but some are just wrong. His birthday is in MAY and I HAD to SHARE this with him! Is your B-day in MAY? Do you agree with this stuff?
People with May birthdays may have a greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis than those born during other times of the year, according to British researchers. Specifically, a newborn's immune system development, vitamin D levels and risk for multiple sclerosis may be influenced by the month of birth. It's not only multiple sclerosis that has a link to birth month. Scientists have also found a link between the month in which you were born and a predisposition to Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, and diabetes. The results:
The May babies' vitamin D levels were 20 percent lower than the November babies.
May babies' blood had roughly double the level of potentially harmful autoreactive T-cells than did the blood of the November babies.
Since higher levels of autoreactive T-cells have the ability to turn against the body, May babies appear to have a higher risk of developing MS later in life.
While the study uncovered an association linking birth month to vitamin D levels and MS risk, it did not prove cause-and-effect.
A friend of mine in Portland who is a COP i might add seems to have a new GF every month, I asked him what he was doing? He told me he can DANCE! Ladies this might be helpful next time you roll to the club or go dancing?
(Cosmopolitan) A recent study reveals that women are attracted to men who use their entire body while getting down. Sadly, few dudes are that smooth most have one go to style. Here's what guy experts Matt Titus, author of "Why Hasn't He Called?" reveals about guys dance styles:
Bump and grind
What it looks like is he's giving a lap dance from behind. What it means is he's passionate and comfortable with his sexuality, but he also may consider his own desires before yours like whether you want to have to have him grinding against you.
What it looks like is he's jobbing in place, a la MC Hammer. What it means is he is laid back and does not take himself too seriously. And while he'll make you laugh, he also uses humor as a defense mechanism, suggesting he is not totally at ease opening up to new people.
Faux breaking dance
What it looks like is he's a reject from America's Best Dance Crew. What it means is he's an attention whore, and his cockiness is mildly annoying. But his attitude also indicates he is spontaneous and willing to put himself out there.
What it looks like is he is awkwardly swaying, hopelessly offbeat. What it means is he's restrained and kinda boring, but the fact that he is not all up in other people's space shows he's thoughtful and sensitive too.
Are you a dog LOVER? My dog 'Chewie' and I are excited that Seattle made the list!
Living in a small apartment or condo in a big city is a real estate dream-come-true for many people who love the bustle and excitement of urban life. Best of all, dogs can even fit into this lifestyle, thanks to cities that not only have dog parks, but also accessible places to walk dogs and affordable veterinary care. Nerdwallet.com analyzed data from 50 U.S. cities to determine which ones are the best for pooches. Top 10 U.S. cities for dogs:
1. Portland, Oregon
In addition to 32 off-leash dog parks, which is the most of any city other than New York, Portland has puppy romps and holiday parties for dogs.
2. San Francisco, California
Dogs can play in 27 dog parks, many of which have breed-specific events, such as Pug Sunday at Alta Plaza Park in Pacific Heights.
3. Las Vegas, Nevada
Not only does Las Vegas boast affordable pet care, but also more than four dog parks per 100,000 residents. Some have special features, such as the Desert Breeze Dog Park that has gated sections for different sized dogs.
4. Miami, Florida
In addition to 13 dog-friendly parks, Miami is a very walkable city, so you can easily walk your dog while running your errands.
5. Washington, DC
Not only does the nation's capital offer affordable veterinary care and plenty of dog parks, but also clean streams for dogs to go swimming, such as Shirlington Park or Glencarlyn Park.
6. Seattle, Washington
Although veterinary care is a little more expensive here than in other cities, there are 11 off-leash dog parks, including the 50-acre Warren G. Magnuson Park with an off-leash area for dogs on the shores of Lake Washington.
7. St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is known as a pet-friendly city. In addition to plenty of dog parks, it has quite a few restaurants and attractions that allow you to bring your dog along, including the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Six Flags and Laumeier Sculpture Park.
8. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Although there are not very many off-leash dog parks, the ones they do have are excellent. For example, Granville Dog Park has wooded trails, a creek and hills. In addition, Milwaukee has very low-cost veterinary care.
9. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nerdwallet.com calls Minneapolis a Mecca for dog owners, with plenty of dog parks and affordable care. You can even try out Doga--yoga with your dog.
10. Oakland, California
This sunny and very walkable city offers affordable vet care and several off-leash dog parks. You can even take your dog hiking in a redwood forest!
The type of friends you have reveals a lot about your personality! It's very true read on and i will explain a great article I read:
The type of friends you prefer reveals a lot about your personality, says psychologist Dr. Elayne Kahn, co-author of "1001 Ways You Reveal Your Personality."
Just one close friend
You need someone to confide in and trust. You don't trust people very easily, but once you do you're very loyal.
Friends of your own sex only
You enjoy tradition and believe boys should be boys and girls should be girls. You're more comfortable when people are in more traditional roles.
Friends of the opposite sex only
You enjoy being the center of attention, but don't like competing for it.
Friends you just party with
You love to socialize, but don't like people getting too close. You're very independent and want to stay that way.
Friends from the workplace
You love achieving, working hard, making money and always moving ahead. All the things in your life - including friendships - are geared toward making your career as successful as possible.
Different friends for different occasions
If, for example, you go dancing with one group of friends and play touch football with another, you're well-organized, but don't like to become too involved with people. You're a busy, active person.
Friends from Portland, Oregon are having a baby and you can bet i tried to have them name the precious baby 'Wingnut' but they declined. So i went on the search for crazy names and this is what i found from MOM.ME great site by the way for names!
Choosing the right name for a newborn can be a challenge. And while there are many considerations, one thing that often escapes notice is the name's meaning. And they aren't all positive. Mom.me assembled a list of nine popular names that have horrible meanings. Think twice before giving your child one of these names. Nine baby names with terrible meanings and their origin:
Did you have any idea that some bad habits were good for you? I checked this out in a article in a magazine i check out often and had to throw this out there. Please comment if you agree or not?
Watching television can make you smarter. Gossiping can make you less critical of yourself. And coffee can help prevent type 2 diabetes. Yes, some bad habits -- in moderation -- may actually be good for you. Obviously, chewing your nails to the quick or being tardy most of the time are still bad habits, but Ladies' Home Journal reports that some bad habits can have surprisingly good effects. Here are five that get a bad rap, but can be good for you.
The good: When you watch shows that exercise your mind, it can actually make you smarter. Some shows can give you a cognitive workout, while others will encourage you to reflect on your marriage and family life. Still others will almost always teach you something new. The bad: If you turn into a couch potato and watch TV excessively while your family does other things, it's a problem. Sitting in front of the TV for too long can drain your energy. If you watch more than two hours a day, it's time to dial down the habit.
The good: Facebook can help you deepen relationships and connect with people from your past with whom you long ago lost touch. It can be a valuable resource for information, too. Posting a message that you need the name of a good plumber or tips for planting a vegetable garden can result in information you would not have otherwise received. The bad: When you spend so much time on Facebook that you neglect your work, family or household chores, you may need to restrict your use by building it into your schedule. Be disciplined and only check in at those times.
The good: When we gossip about other people, it can make us less critical of our own lives. A celebrity's third trip to rehab or the neighbor's failed marriage can make you realize you're doing just fine. Gossip, which is human nature, also relieves stress and can create a culture of closeness. The bad: If you purposely spread vicious stories about someone else that could be potentially damaging, it's time to stop. Too much gossiping can make you seem insecure or egocentric.
The good: Regular coffee consumption is actually good for you! Numerous studies have shown multiple health benefits, including a lower risk for stroke, dementia, Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, liver cancer and gallstones. The bad: If you indulge in fancy, high-calorie java drinks, they can make you fat since they're not only packed with caffeine, but also calories. And pregnant women shouldn't drink coffee at all because it can increase the risk of miscarriage.
5. Being Messy
The good: So what if your desk is a pile of papers and the junk drawer is so crammed with stuff it won't open? Moderately disorganized people also tend to be more creative and efficient than those who are obsessively neat. The bad: When the boss looks at you like your desk is a fire hazard or you can't find your favorite jeans in your closet, it's time to clean up. Being messy is fine--to a point. Complete disorder is a problem. Schedule weekly tidy-up sessions to keep things under control.
The second a man sees you, he starts ticking off a checklist to determine if he'll ask you out. Shocker: A nice badunkadunk is nowhere on that list. You know that look where his eyes slide past you...then turn back? Wouldn't it be great to know what stopped him? You totally can. "There are a few things men instantly observe when they meet a woman," says Jackie Black, PhD, author of "Meeting Your Match." Learn what they are and you can maximize your, um, assets. Then you'll have your pick.
1. How Thick Your Hair Is
This is all about evolution. Since caveman days, dudes have been drawn to lush locks, which signal that a woman is healthy (translation: shaggable).
2. If Your Smile Is Genuine
Sometimes your eyes crinkle a bit when you grin. Most men are good at distinguishing the vibe of this kind of smile, which says you're relaxed and fun.
3. The Size of Your Group
You don't want a big bunch (it'll be hard for him to approach) or just one friend (he'll figure you wouldn't desert her to talk to him). The perfect crew size? Three. Your two buds can keep each other company when you slip away.
4. The Pitch of Your Voice
Studies show that men are drawn to voices in a slightly higher register (think Kristin Bell's), probably because -- yep, evolution -- they're reliable signs of youth and reproductive health.
5. Your Hip-to-Waist Ratio
Yet again, blame eons of human history. Men instinctually look for baby mamas. If your waist is noticeably smaller than your hips, it signifies fertility -- a huge point in your favor. A wide belt will emphasize that hourglass shape.
6. Your Glowiness
Guys associate a radiant complexion with good mental health. That's because stress and anxiety usually cause breakouts and dull skin. So those lotions and bronzers you sweep over your cheeks? Totally worth it.
7. What's Fake About You
Not personality-fake, but artificial-accoutrement- fake: lashes, hair extensions, etc. To guys, these things shout high-maintenance! Not good.
8. Your Eyes
People focus on eyes more than they do on any other body part. And dramatic eye makeup will have him zeroing in on your peepers even more.
How many of you who read my blog hate waking up everyday? Better yet, is it very difficult for you to wake up early? I am right there with you, infact I am a nightowl at heart and waking up is so very difficult for me everyday. I went to the doctor and griped about this type of thing and my awesome Doctor e-mailed me an article out of a magazine check it out:
If you think the most difficult thing you do all day is wake up, you need some tips and tricks to help you rise and shine and embrace the day ahead -- without hitting the snooze alarm. You aren't just being a lazy bones if you lie in bed long after the alarm buzzes. Blame it on your body clock. "An important factor in being able to wake up easily at the desired time in the morning is the timing of one's circadian rhythm, or 'body clock,'" sleep researcher Leon C. Lack, a professor in the school of psychology at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, told Everyday Health.
Here are five tips and tricks from Everyday Health to help you wake up in the morning:
1. Rethink mornings
Take a hard look at your early morning to-do list. What can you do the night before to ease the morning rush so you can sleep a little longer? For example, choose the day's clothing the night before and make coffee at home instead of standing in a 15-minute line at the cafe.
2. Power down before bedtime
If you want to wake up at the crack of dawn, you need to make sure you get enough sleep, and that means going to bed earlier. Getting ready for bed is more than donning your PJs and brushing your teeth. It's a process. For the most restful sleep, turn off all your "screens"--from TV to laptop--about an hour before you climb into bed.
3. Get bright light first thing in the morning
Our bodies are programmed to wake up with the sun. Open the blinds and let the sunshine in or turn on the lights inside your house if it's still dark or rainy outside. This can actually help set your body clock to accept your wake-up time. Here's an idea: If you have time in the morning, take a walk in the sunshine or eat breakfast outside.
4. Make hitting "snooze" harder
If hitting the snooze alarm is just too tempting, create some obstacles that prevent you from staying in bed past your wake-up time. Move your alarm so it is out of arm's reach, making it harder to hit "snooze." You can even move the alarm to the other side of the bedroom so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Diehard sleepyheads should set a second alarm, located far from the bed. And if you still can't get up, enlist the aid of family members or roommates to help you until you can get in sync.
5. Keep your sleep/wake schedule on weekends
This is the most difficult trick of all. Come Friday night, you are exhausted. Nothing seems better than sleeping in on Saturday. Resist that temptation. Compensating on the weekends for lost weekday sleep actually has the opposite effect: It interrupts your natural body clock. Try to stick to your bedtime/wake-up time even on Saturdays and Sundays. This will not only lead to better sleep, but also help you to wake up more easily on weekdays.
This past weekend was perfect for riding your moto or driving your car or BOTH!? In my case my car and bike was fithly so I started to clean the insisde and out. One of the things i hate the most in the early part of any Washington morning, is the foggy inside windows. I figured out why this happens and how to prevent it check it out:
You know how to hit the defog button. An even better move: Stop fog from collecting at all. Men's Health magazine got these tips from the guys at Ford's climate control center:
Avoid the wet stuff.
Window fog builds because the air inside your car is moist. When temperatures drop, the air an not hold the moisture and much of it deposits on your windows. So do not bring any new moisture in. Damp umbrellas or sweaty gym clothes go in the trunk. And if there is snow on the ground, sit down and smack your boots together before you swing your legs in the car.
Wash your windows.
You clean the outside of your windows, but you should also give the inside a regular spray and wipe. Dirt gives moisture a base to settle on, making it easier for fog to form.
Do not smear the glass.
Wiping the windows is everyone's first instinct but all it does is move moisture from your windows to a rag, without removing it from your car. So if you just entered the car, do not wipe the windows. Just put the defrost on high heat with high blower and allow it to work.
Pull in fresh air.
If you set your AC on recirculate, you just redistribute the moisture in your car. And your breathing and sweating create more moisture. By letting new, dry air circulate in, you effectively keep moisture out.
It was me! I'm guilty! I don't know how I'll ever forgive myself for this one!!!
What I thought was a festive manicure was probably the reason our beloved Seahawks lost to the 49ers. Red & Gold...holiday colors, right? Also San Franscico...