1. Took a lovely young lady Go-cart racing and followed it up with some laser tag. We ended up sitting on a hill drinking while the sunset, talking, making out for what seemed like hours.
2. To the airport, before the draconian days of the TSA and shoe-removal. I was a poor college student and had a date with a hot visual arts student with really short black hair and an ass you could bounce a quarter on. I had no money and was challenged to think of something different and creative. The airport was free. We people-watched, made up back stories for them, made up dialogues between people from far away, played spot-the-spy (every major airport must have at least one spy in it at all times. It’s a rule, I think). We walked up to those limo guys holding signs and pretended to be who they were looking for (“Hi we’re the Sniths. Oh, you’re looking for the Smiths. Never mind”) And when we were pretending to be spies, I told her our cover was blown and to follow my lead and kissed her. For a guy whose only exposure to anything smooth is a jar of Skippy, I’m still proud of that one. Then we went and watched planes take off and land, Wayne’s World style. We went on a few more dates, but nothing ever happened. Not even an under-the-shirt, over-the-bra squeeze. But that was still the best date I’ve ever been on.
3. She drove an hour and a half to meet me in a poorly-lit gas station parking lot. We had a lot of time to kill, so we went to a restaurant to eat and start getting to know one another. From there, we went to a divey bar for a drink, where an extremely trashed teenager kept us company and told us all about her ex-boyfriend. Eventually we left and went to a nearby park, where we made out until a policeman shooed us out of the park.
All of this was leading up to the midnight showing of an indie slasher movie I’d originally invited her down to see. We stole kisses through the whole movie and laughed our asses off (it was intentionally funny).
We were thirty years old but I felt like I was back in high school in all the best ways. Happy to say it was the first of many great dates. She’s the love of my life.
Original voice actors of the peanuts (1960’s)
Guide dog puppy in training wearing his specially made puppy harness to prepare him for his big boy harness
“The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd - The longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world’s existence. All these half-tones of the soul’s consciousness create in us a painful landscape, an eternal sunset of what we are.”
- Fernando Pessoa
35 Of The Most Touching Images Ever Captured – Crowd Ignite
A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos – Caveman Circus
A damn fine collection of hot redheads – Bro My God
McKayla Maroney — Babe of the Day – Linkiest
Girl Instantly Regrets Jumping Off The Roof (video) – Leenks
Cuba has a Lung Cancer vaccine and America wants it – Wired
Coachella Valley Girls: Dani Mathers, Maggie May and Chelsie Aryn – G-Celeb
21 Kids Who Look Exactly Like Their Celebrity Parents – Distractify
Kids Are Just Drunk Little People (27 Photos) – Radass
The 25 Most Absurd Weddings Themes Of All Time – World Wide Interweb
The Collector Series LEGO TIE Fighter – The Gentleman’s Garage
Hot Ladies With Beautiful Long Legs (28 Pics) – Regretful Morning
Unforgettable 90s quotes that people still remember today (25 Photos) – Bad Sentinel
19 Of The Best Quotes That Perfectly Explain What Depression Feels Like – Thought Catalog
Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different—¦ After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had
1. Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.
2. Protect your own heart. Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there is a special place in your heart where no one must enter except for your wife. Keep that space always ready to receive her and invite her in, and refuse to let anyone or anything else enter there.
3. Fall in love over and over again. You will constantly change. You’re not the same people you were when you got married, and in five years you will not be the same person you are today. Change will come, and in that you have to re-choose each other everyday. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY WITH YOU, and if you don’t take care of her heart, she may give that heart to someone else or seal you out completely, and you may never be able to get it back. Always fight to win her love just as you did when you were courting her.
4. Always see the best in her. Focus only on what you love. What you focus on will expand. If you focus on what bugs you, all you will see is reasons to be bugged. If you focus on what you love, you can’t help but be consumed by love. Focus to the point where you can no longer see anything but love, and you know without a doubt that you are the luckiest man on earth to be have this woman as your wife.
5. It’s not your job to change or fix her—¦ your job is to love her as she is with no expectation of her ever changing. And if she changes, love what she becomes, whether it’s what you wanted or not.
6. Take full accountability for your own emotions: It’s not your wife’s job to make you happy, and she CAN’T make you sad. You are responsible for finding your own happiness, and through that your joy will spill over into your relationship and your love.
This one goes out to all the mothers out there who had the pleasurable experience of giving birth and who want to share that same experience with their significant other. Someone (my guess is a woman) invented a device that simulates “the worst pain there is", with electrodes that are strapped to the abdomen and mimics the experience of contractions. Here’s a video of two brave individuals giving that device a test run and showing women across the world that it isn’t all that bad…