Category Archives: Suddenly not Single

Going to a party? Top 5 Flirting Tips

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It doesn’t take a genius to Master the Art of Flirting

Do this! Here are five very effective Flirting Techniques:

#1. Look – The eyes have it: The first tip of successful flirting involves Eye Contact. Let’s say you see somebody you think is attractive. Let your eyes linger- just for a bit.  Smile, look back,  and don’t look away.

#2. Laugh – Everybody likes to think they have a great sense of humor. If you want to score points and attention- laugh at the witty statement be them corny or funny. 

#3. Listen – Everyone wants to be heard. When this new person is speaking, listen to what they have to say while looking them in the eyes. Keen flirtatious listening always involves eye contact.

#4. The touch of love– just like the song. A surefire connection is as simple as a light touch on the wrist, elbow, or arm during the course of the conversation.  Amy G tells every guy she meets, “You are so funny.” and she places her hand on his. Home run every time.

#5. Put your hands on your hips. This classic Body Language 101 tells it all – You are open and interested and available. If you don’t like the person, very often we cross our hands over our chest which is the international language for “You’re not doing it for me. I’m about to leave.” The way you stand- facing the person next to-you  not turned away- speaks volumes. Try it.

 

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Don’t do this on first date

 

Oops, I did it again! Two Big dating mistakes

 

Too much, too soon, too fast – That long and flirty exchange of e-mails – for a week or two- is a big mistake.

Texting back and forth all day long before your first date is a huge Dating Blunder -unless you are looking for a pen pal.  Expectations grow and grow and become way out of proportion. Way.

You expect a sexy, flirty Brad Pitt kind of a guy. Your name is Penny and you are petite, with long dark hair and he expects Penelope Cruz or a perfect Barbie Doll…

Sometimes when you meet, face-to-face those grandiose expectations fall flat.  Texting pithy one-liners is not the same as carrying on a conversation.

 Nuts!

Exchanging ideas and dreams – pre first date?  Don’t waste your time and valuable time and energy with fabulous flirting via e-mail.

Keep your eyes open – it is so easy to get blinded by a crush – sometimes we forget the goal is to carefully, nonchalantly, check a person out.

Meeting for cocktails– Maybe you think that a first date should be for smart cocktails at a glam joint. It sounds sexy and fun and you love going to Union Square…

 

One drink is a great idea.  Two drinks could be okay…three- are generally pushing it, and anything beyond that – is a very bad idea. Why?

Your brain will be murky by Makers Mark or clouded by Clos de chardonnay – and you will be compromised and vulnerable; your standards will have dissipated and your “Top 10 Things I’m Looking for in a Date” flies out the window when a modicum of charm, and champagne cocktails blind you.

Take it easy. Take your time. Set limits.

 

Paul Ryan – angry at old people – to decimate Medicare?

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Is millionaire Paul Ryan is angry at his parents, grand parents

and his in-laws? Or, just all old people?

 

Paul Ryan, 42, was born into one of the most prominent families in Janesville, Wis.     The son of a successful attorney and the grandson of the top federal prosecutor for the western region of the state.

Ryan grew up in a expansive Colonial house on a large wooded lot, and his extended clan includes investment managers, corporate executives and owners of major construction companies.                                    

He lived a very comfortable life.

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In the year after his father’s death, Ryan’s grandmother set up the Ryan-Hutter Investment Partnership, with assets of up to half a million dollars, according to the congressman’s 2011 financial disclosure. Ryan continues as the general partner running the entity for the family.

By the time Ryan had entered Congress in 1999 at the age of 28 and filed his first disclosure statement, he reported assets between $167,000 and $1.3 million, owned a home and had three rental units.

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Mr. Ryan reported two tax-deferred college savings plans, with a combined value of between $150,000 and $300,000. He also reported two investment partnerships worth, in total, between $350,000 and $750,000, mostly containing shares of stock in well-known companies, including Apple, Goodrich, Kraft Foods, Visa and Whole Foods.

Both partnerships were formed by Mr. Ryan and other family members to manage assets left by his grandparents and an aunt. Mrs. Ryan has reported receiving a trust after her mother died in 2010 that is valued between $1 million and $5 million, according to a letter Mr. Ryan filed with his latest financial disclosure.

Mrs. Ryan also has longstanding interests in several mining and oil exploration investments in Oklahoma and Texas managed by her father, Dan Little, a lawyer in Oklahoma whose clients include oil and gas companies.

Those investments generated as much as $150,000 in income last year.

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Of the Ryans’ maximum estimated assets of $7.6 million,

Janna’s holdings account for about $6.5 million. She is the daughter of Dan and Prudence Little, two lawyers in Madill, Okla., who over the years have overseen a vast network of land and oil and gas mineral rights in the Red River area straddling southern Oklahoma and northern Texas.

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Seniors Retired after 50 yr careers Living on Social Security / Medicare…

Why is he so vindictive? Does he have a long list of “his parents didn’t buy him the bike he wanted, he got punished for bad grades, or he caught caught cheating and stealing from the collection basket?”

Paul Ryan is so out of touch.

He wants to delete Medicare.

Ryan can drop the altar boy facade. He  is a classic “Thou doth protest too much” attack dog politician with ulterior motives.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump (L) meets with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) and Vice-President elect Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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Don’t think twice…

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Visitors to Florida are usually keen to see an alligator.

There are myraid opportunities to visit Gator farms, Alligator museums and infamous  Gator displays.

Then, there is the unexpected shock of walking near a lake, lagoon, or a pond only to see a “sleeping” gator sunning herself…ready to strike when a pair of white legs walk by.

If ever there was a time to exercise caution – it is near one of those bodies of water which look so appealling for a quick swim.

Who know what lurks beneath those dark and murky waters?  Best Advice? Skip the temptation.

“Don’t taunt the alligator until after you’ve crossed the creek.”

Dan Rather
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Puppy Love

Q. How Does Fido show his love for his owner?

A.  Elixer

 

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Saturday Night: Living Solo – treats or treaties?


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Saturday Night – flying solo, Sweetie?

No Doubt about it…When you live alone –  Saturday nights, you can put on a green mud mask, take a leisurely bubble bath, condition your hair with that super-stinky-phenomenal-very expensive-pink lotion, hop in bed with a dinner of popcorn and wine– and watch The Crown, Big Little Lies or Billions.

You can read all the glossy magazines, talk on the phone and plan the following day’s calendar, complete your Gratitude list, touch up your nails, do 20 minutes of yoga…and binge on Netflix. And, make the Triple Chocolate Brownies for Book Club the next night…In your nightgown.

You get the last glass of that fabulous Kapriva Chardonnay; the last Piece of my heart Pizza, or the slice of triple chocolate cake from Le Grande Cake Maker…and you can watch Free Premimum Channels on  On Demand…every night.

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Living together: Dose of Reality

Most Guys – don’t get “All of the above.”

Men are creatures of habit, and in need of real meals- on a daily basis.

(Note to self: Popcorn with protein packing Parmesan Cheese does not a meal make…)

Living together requires compromise, meal planning, give and take, negotiations, agreements, and a treat treaty now and then…

Trade off? You have a best friend, a partner, a live-in confidant, someone to share Life With on a Daily Basis…and to multiply the joy with – and delete some of the duress – who really doesn’t care about the stinko conditioner, who likes Frank Sinatra and will grow to love quinoa, Malbec and popcorn, ‘Big Little Lies, Bull, ‘and ‘The Good Wife’ and will introduce you to a whole new world…

What? You’ve never heard of Suits, NCIS, the Super Bowl, the World Series, THE PGA, the WCC, the AT&T…

It’s all about sharing…

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Mystery Solved: Why were those people Marching on Saturday?

People who are surprised /confused by the millions of people who showed up to protest on Saturday – Read this:

“Women are marching because our children deserve a Secretary of Education who cares and knows about education.”

“Women are marching because our family and friends deserve healthcare”.

Did you know that before the Affordable Care Act, newborns in the NICU would hit their “lifetime caps” on health insurance coverage. That’s right, Babies who had never felt the sun on their skin could no longer get health insurance.


”Women are marching because Domestic Violence Crisis Centers and After School Programs deserve funding”.

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”Women are marching because we all deserve clean air, clean water, and national parks.”

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”Women are marching because we believe the children protected by the DREAM act deserve to be here and they deserve to live with their parents, not in orphanages and foster homes.


And most of all, Women are Marching because we have the right to. The right to protest and speak out against our government is the First Amendment. That’s right,The VERY First Amendment. (see below)

 It is one of our most fundamental American rights.

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Dismissive remarks– Saying that we’re “whining, immature, man-haters, throwing little temper tantrums” will not stop us. It will not stop us from fighting for you. And we are fighting for you because you deserve these rights too.

And, no! We’re sure not marching because Trump won…

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”We’re marching because he wants to take all of the things that we hold dear away. All of the things that we’ve been fighting for for generations.


“And we’re not giving up easily.

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”Anyone who thinks we’re marching because we “lost” just simply isn’t listening. We’re fighting because we refuse to lose more.”

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition.  It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices.  It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely.  It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.   

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