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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day if You Are Single?

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We all at one point have been single on Valentine’s Day. You may or may not have a special someone in your life, however you can still celebrate Valentine’s Day.

This is a great time to give yourself lots of love because if you don’t love yourself and recognize your best attributes, no one will. Also if you have friends that are single, why not spend the day with them! Romantic love is not the only kind of love that exists. You love your friends, family, and yourself. So share the love you have with your family and friends this year!

Either way, here are a list of ideas that you can do for yourself:

  • Spa Day! Whether you go to a professional spa, or you buy a bunch of items to set up your own at home spa do it. Get a manicure, pedicure, heck get a massage. (I love massages).  Have them do your hair, makeup,etc. Go all out girl, you deserve it.
  • Buy Yourself Flowers. You can have the flowers sent to the office and special delivered for you. If people ask you who the flowers are from you can just say, “Someone Awesome.” You are awesome after all.If you feel self conscious about that you can just buy flowers and have them in your home. Just because it is Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate yourself
  • Movie Night! Whether you are having a horror or bad sci fi movie marathon. Have a movie night in with yourself.
  • Treat yourself to Dinner. If you are feeling bold and a little rebelious treat yourself to dinner. Yes by yourself. I won’t lie it is scary to eat by yourself and strange, but there is nothing wrong with it. You may be feeling awkward at first and this is totally understandable
  • Shopping Spree! Buy yourself something really nice. Since you don’t have to worry about buying for someone you love why not go on a shopping spree and buy something nice for yourself. I personally would love to get this Tiffany’s necklace for myself.

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  • Go on a road trip out of town. Valentine’s Day is a weekend this year, so why not go to the beach if it is warm enough or go walking along a mountain trail. Heck take a trip into the city and check into a hotel room. Treat yourself you deserve it!
  • Host a party! Have a valentine’s day party with your single friends! You can all hang out, eat food, and exchange gifts!
  • Have fun! No matter what you do on Valentine’s Day have fun. It honestly doesn’t matter if you have someone on Valentine’s Day it is just an added bonus.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Music Lover

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Does your special someone love music? Are they are musician themselves?  Whether they plays instruments or they are just a lover of music, here are some non-traditional Valentine gifts that will mean more (and last longer) than the typical chocolate and flowers.

  • A collection of songs that remind you of them. Who wouldn’t want to have a personalized CD? Even though more and more people don’t buy CD’s anymore, I find it more personal than creating a playlist for them on your iTunes account. If they are into retro and you know they would love it, do a mix tape instead.
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  • New Headphones. Whether or not they create music, your music lover will need good headphones. The BOSE quietcomfort headphones are great, my friend has a pair and she loves them. I love them and I want a pair for myself. Not only are they great for listening to music they are also great for canceling out background noise. If your valentine has a hard time sleeping because of all the background noise or your snore too much, this could help with that as well.
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  • Concert Tickets. Whether they are into classical music or alternative, you would be guaranteeing them to take them on another date, a date just for them.  Have a couple of songs ready if you can. TicketmasterVivid Seats, and Stub Hub are some of the best options when it comes to buying tickets online.
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  • Perform a song for them. Are you musically talented? Perform one of their favorite songs for them on Valentine’s Day.
  • Guitar Picks. I’m not talking the plastic ones, I’m talking about getting either really nice ones they can use for their guitar or impractical ones they can display.
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    This one I actually got for my boyfriend. I was able to personalize it. Click the image to go the store itself.

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    This one is made of maple and redheart wood apparently and I love it. It is so pretty. Click the image to go directly to the store.

  • Personalized Drumsticks. Same concept as the guitar pics and apply them to the drumsticks.

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    There are different kinds of wood and it is personazlied! Click the image to go the store.

  • Jewelry/Watch. Still not feeling the other ideas. Well a nice watch or a piece of jewelry never hurt, but to go with the music lover theme here are some examples below of what you could get for them.
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    I like this so much. I would want one for myself. Click the image to go to the store.

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    I enjoy this, I would definitely buy this for my boyfriend this year if I had a little more money. click the image to see the store.

  • Musical Wine Glasses. This is something I would want for myself personally. I love wine and I always wanted to make music with wine glasses.

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    Click the image to go to the store.

I myself play the flute and sing, while my boyfriend plays the guitar and my family is just musical in general.  Are you a music lover yourself? Do you play an instrument? Let me know in the comments below!

Worst Superbowl Commercial of 2014

carmax-slow-clapNow is time to pick the  worse Superbowl Commercial of 2014.

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Basically every car commercial. I seriously lost track of how many car commercials there were after the 10th one.  Was I the only one who was annoyed/irritated by the number of car commercials this year?

I did like the Romance Chevy one with the bull and the car commercial where they were working with cancer research was nice. That is really it though.

Please, next year, less car commercials. There were so many car commercials I actually didn’t want to buy a car and I have never owned a car before!

Which commercial did you think was the worst? Did you think there were way too many car commercials this year? Let me know in the comments!

Commercials that Should have Aired During The Superbowl

There were two ads that I wish to have seen during the Superbowl. One was banned and one would probably never make it to be considered.

1.) Daniel Defense Super Bowl Commercial

 

This commercial sparked a lot of controversary because anti gun acitivists don’t like it and pro gun activist do. While I am against violence, I am for defending oneself and having laws banning guns won’t stop bad people from getting them. I would want to have a chance at protecting myself from another person that has a gun.

 

2.) Proud to Be

 

Why do we continue to use Redskin as a mascot? First of all the term is an insult. Please spread the word. This is ridiculous, why can’t we just change the mascot to a different name (yes I know years of tradition, merchandise, etc. Well that excuse was used for everything else that’s wrong).

Superbowl 2014 Commercials That Pushed the Mark

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The Superbowl commercials seem to push the mark when it comes to representation this year. I am really excited about this.

Also I want to show commercials that as a company they got it right,

  • Cheerios

    I love this commercial simply because there is representation of an interracial family. How awesome is that?

  • Coke

    America the Beautiful sung in different languages and showing the diversity in the United States. Awesome!

  • Duracell

    I love how showed someone who has a disability overcome it. I think it is great and will help encourage others to follow their dreams.

  • Goldieblox

    How cool is this! I had heard about this company a few months back, but the fact they were able to advertise at the Superbowl makes me happy. I hope their business grows.

  • Go Daddy  Puppet Company


    I was so happy about this. There was no girl being sexualized. It just focused on the fact that Go Daddy is a website that helps other people make their own websites.

  • Microsoft

    A father and a Former NFL Player living with ALS. Representing those with special needs once more!

Favorite Superbowl Commercials 2014

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Here are my top favorite commercials from the Superbowl

Top 5 Favorite

5.) Danons Okios Greek Yogurt

I enjoyed this commercial so much. I couldn’t believe the other two from Full House was there. Made me so happy.

4.) Budweiser Military Commercial

Anytime their is military recognition for the hard work they do, I am happy.

3.) Duracell Trust Your Power

I love this commercial because it shows someone who has risen to the challenges that life gave them and overcame them.

2.)Radioshack- The 80s Called

I could not stop laughing with this commercial. This was so creative. Reminded me of the Dominos commercial and how the commercial stated, “we don’t suck anymore.” I think it is great

1.) Puppy Love

Out of all the commercials, I thought this was so adorable, cute, and creative. I love how the horses basically free the puppy from the car and they bring their friend back home.

So these are my 5 favorite superbowl commercials of 2014. What were your favorite commercials of 2014? Let me know in the comments!

Click here to see other superbowl commercial lists.

Superbowl 2014

My mom made some excellent food for the superbowl and I must say I really enjoyed it. We really didn’t do much preparation wise. I did dress in Broncos colors for that was the team I decided to root for for the day.

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Here are some pictures that mom & I took of the food mom made and the decorations that she put together:

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My Thoughts during the most boring Superbowl Game I have watched:

  • Renee Flemming- Yah she is singing it right! I like her dress
  • Peyton Manning- “Oh helicopters.”
  • McDonalds totally stole that bad lip reading idea from this youtube channel
  • T-mobile- awful commercial
  • New Girl commercial- okay. Prince is in the episode that’s cool
  • Nascar commercial- random.
  • Pre Kick Show
  • The fur coat the new york jets and giants- totally lame and so pimpish
  • Seattle won the toss and Denver will receive.
  • Warm weather for the game.
  • This is no ordinary commercial-it’s double the commercial, they should have just kept James Franco for the whole commercial, not that old guy.
  • I loved the music in the beginning right before the kick off
  • What was that?  Peyton that was a fail. That was such a derp Peyton.
  • There is a flag already!
  • Fastest scoring in the Superbowl.
  • Refs calm yourself with that whistle.
  • Sports commentators- rolling my eyes.
  • Seahawks almost took out a cheerleader and one of the staff members, calm yourself sir
  • Denver just blocked that.
  • Sports commentator just said Exscape…. (shaking my head)
  • Bud Light superbowl ad- that is interesting about a guy that doesn’t know he is in a superbowl ad. That is weird/creepy.
  • Introspective commercial, what is this about. This is so random. cities, dancers, blue collars workers, and strike? I hate car commercials. masserati
  • Doritos- its the future. I love the time machine and it is a box too with random noises. I think they were inspired by Doctor Who.
  • A man and his truck, the bull is a very eligible bachelor. Chevy commercial. best car commercial so far.
  • Come on Denver step it up!
  • Another foul on the Seahawks!
  • Dreamworks? I hope not another car commercial.  Need for Speed? Wasn’t that a movie already?
  • That could have been a great commercial, but than it went to turbo tax. I loved the whole premise. would have been better if it was for a sports video game.
  • The strain- that looks interesting
  • That was way to close Broncos!
  • Yummy Chicken wings that my mom made.
  • A Challenge Flag is thrown, I challenge you!!!
  • bud light part 2 i like it
  • beats commercial  three bears premise with Ellen DeGeneres. It’s okay.
  • They got another touchdown, wait never mind he lost it.
  • No they got a field goal.
  • Seems like a field goal night so far
  • Another commercial dang
  • U2- still not happy that you took the golden globe away from Frozen’s let it go. Oh it s a charity for AIDS. Still not happy with you U2.
  • That wasn’t an ad commercial. It was relevant.
  • Nascar car commercial another one. Oh geez
  • Okay the Sounds of the Game thing is a great feature. I love it.
  • Intercepted by the Seahawks!
  • Interracial commercial. puppy, mommy, daddy, son
  • Interesting commercial websites
  • Radioshack the 80s called, they want their store back. The technology equivalent of the Dominos commercial, we don’t suck anymore.
  • Not another car commercial! Nice and sweet- supporting cancer. Still over car commercials.
  • Go Daddy- thank you for not having a lady in a revealing dress/outfit. I love how original this commercial is. Thank you for not sexualizing this.
  • Cosmos – Carl Sagan? OMG
  • Oh look another field goal.
  • I am so sick of bud light commercials I like the music, but that was boring.
  • weather tech made in America. ‘Murcia!
  • Transformers commercials- excited !!!!!!
  • This is such a boring game so far
  • Seahawks does another interception
  • Pretty hawk. very pretty
  • Car commercial- they all look the same.
  • Pistachios- I like the eagle in a little suit
  • That was funny
  • continuing commercial trend.
  • Did they really FUMBLE?!?!
  • The Seahawk pulled it out of the broncos
  • Another break?!?! OMG
  • Spiderman comercial
  • Carmax-slow clap? hey there is samwise gamgee.
  • Geico- boring commercial. Yea we know it has a pig, but still boring.
  • Russian Mafia commercial? M&M commercial. Kind of cute, not their best.
  • Yah Denver got a first down! No fumble. Yah!
  • America the beautiful coke commercial  I liked it in the different languagese I really enjoyed it
  • That was cool sound commercial. Sonos
  • random fire commercial before it got cut off
  • Muppet and car commercial. There were singing vegetables and chilken- kermit it happens to me all the time.
  • fritos chiken sub at subway- no thanks
  • It is already halftime, that was such a boring first half
  • Fox sports commercial- in a clam shell, wipes her nose, hilarious.
  • Zombie legal commercial- weird, but interesting.
  • west chervrolet commercial- local knoxville boring
  • another local car commercial
  • Jeep halftime report- report is in,  the game has been boring so far.
  • Both teams have just been blah.
  • I am so sick of car commercials.
  • Seinfield Tom’s Resturant – comedians getting coffee- it ended so arublty I wish it could have lasted longer.
  • Protect manning.
  • Pepsi commercial
  • Pepsi Halftime- here we go I don’t like Bruno Mars.
  • I like the kids singing and the american flag/spirit thing.
  • He can’t play drums. Although my boyfriend  said it is better than what he hears at guitar center.
  • Temptations vibe to the performance.
  • He performs live pretty well. Wow, I am so surprised.
  • Elvis gyrating there
  • Red Hot Chili peppers
  • Such a strange combination.
  • Bruno being classy and red hot chili peppers looking like red hot chili peppers
  • Red hot chili peppers-they got old
  •  They look like they are having fun
  • Yah soldier shoutouts!
  • When bruno mars was going to sing another song, I was really hoping he wouldn’t sing grenade
  • I think he sounds better for lie. live choreography better than his music videos.
  • I actually wanted a longer halftime performance.
  • We didn’t even need red hot chili peppers
  • coolsculpting knoxville?
  • The first thing they have to do is stop sucking and score. That is what they(broncos) have to do.
  • Living on a Prayer song playing in the background.  I think the broncos need a prayer.
  • Oh My word broncos. That was beyond sad!
  • Peyton is just sitting on the bench,  like “what the?”
  • The Tennessee Vols football team plays better than the Broncos right now.
  • Are the players on mary jane right now or something, because they are playing so bad.
  • Or maybe they are playing so bad because they are not used to playing without using maryjane
  • I am so sick of car commercials
  • GOLDIE BOX commercial- come on bring your toys. I love it
  • what is that the 5th t mobile commercial
  • man this is a boring game.
  • All I heard was “I air deep”  from the sportscaster. He can’t grammar though.
  • Really they see everything out there, mr sports caster?
  • Axe peace- make love not war. Dictator style.
  • chobani- weird, but cool bear commercial
  • matrix commercial, blue key or red key. kia. not bad.
  • Heinz- huming cmmercial cute
  • That was just bad. another fumble.
  • oh there is a flag
  • Honda, that was interesting.
  • Clysdale commercial. I’m coming home. Welcome home soldier. Mom is crying while watching. And they are their watching the game.  Shame it is not a better game.
  • They (broncos) are failing so hard!
  • OMG another touchdown. What a surprise!
  • I’m enjoying peoples comments on twitter about the superbowl more than the superbowl
  • Detriot  car commercial – yeah Detroit is now bankrupt.  Why is Bob Dylan doing a commercial.  chyrslar
  • Will Denver ever score?
  • They Finally got a touchdown! OMG
  • And a 2 point conversion. WHOA
  • By the end of the 3rd quarter 36-8
  • Another car commercial. They are getting old fast.
  • coke football commercial. little kid was cute.
  • Butterfinger commercial was a  disturbing
  • Twitter is the best part of the superbowl
  • That’s it I’m going to mass. Broncos are going to lose anyway.
  • Reading updates on twitter. Oh look at that Seahawks won. What a surprise. Gee I would never have guessed that.
  • Well I’m glad they won.

So my overall assessment of the game is that I was bored.

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Who Should I Cheer For in the Superbowl?

who do i cheer forIt is superbowl weekend, you have been invited to superbowl parties, and you have never watched sports in your life.

You aren’t the only one. For me I don’t take sports seriously, especially NFL teams. I don’t see the point. If you have read this post. You know that I’m no sports expert nor do I claim to be.

Still though the whole point of watching competitive sports is to see which team will win. It make the experience enjoyable.

Over the years I have developed a way for myself

How I Choose A Team to Cheer for:

  1. Teams mascot. I try to figure out which mascot I like more. This usually helps me decide real quick.
  2. Team colors. If I am not a fan of either teams mascot, I look at their colors. Usually if I don’t like a mascot, I can find which teams colors I prefer.
  3. Where the team is from. It usually doesn’t get this far, but research the area the town is from. Heck even if you just don’t like the name of the town where a team is from that could be a determining factor. A silly way to do it, but hey sports fans probably think this list itself is already silly.
  4. Find the hottest player. Once you find that person, you have your team. If you find multiple players hot, pick the team that has the most hot players. I never got this far for the record, I can usually decide which team I want to pick by #3.
  5. Cheer for the Underdog. If there is an underdog, cheer for them. It is awesome they were able to get this far. They deserve to have some more fans on their side, even if only for a one game.
  6. Cheer for the Big Guy. If you really don’t like cheering for the Underdog (which I do slightly judge you for) or you just really don’t like that team, than you can always cheer for the big guy.
  7. Go along with the team your friends are cheering for. This way they can teach you everything about sports and you can learn more about your team.

No matter what though, I hope you have lots of fun this Superbowl weekend! Stay Safe.

Want to see who I am cheering for? Check out my post here

Why I Am Cheering For the Broncos

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Before you read this post, you may want to read my other post so that way you know how much I am not familiar with sports. Just a fair warning to sports fans out there.

You have been warned.

I know nothing about the Broncos except Peyton Manning is on it, he used to play for the Dallas Cowboys, and before that he played for Tennessee. Go Tennessee!

I am no sports expert. I don’t watch sports often, I only watch sports occasionally.

The Reasons why I am cheering for the Broncos:

  1. It is the Year of the Horse! For those that have no idea what I am talking about January, 31 2014 is Chinese New Year. As result we are now in the Year of the Horse. Broncos are basically untrained/wild horses so it only makes sense.
  2. My Chinese Zodiac Sign is a Horse. So for me, it really is a no brainer and my boyfriends says that my sign really fits me. As a result I decided to just stick with the Broncos.
  3. Peyton Manning played for Tennessee. I got to UT. I think this one is self-explanatory.
  4. I just have a Gut Feeling. I could totally be wrong though. So don’t blame me if you don’t win a bet. But if you do win a bet because of my reasoning, please let me know, that will make my day.

Who are you cheering for? Why are you cheering for that team? Let me know in the comments.

Still don’t know who you are cheering for? Check out this post that can help you decide which team to cheer for.