Friday, July 15, 2011

What Would You Grab If Your House Was Burning Down?


There's a great article from www.freemanbrand.com that I had to post about. It poses the question of "what five to ten things would you bring with you if your house were burning down"? It's a question I occasionally think about, but never want to actually experience.

The article gives you ideas of potential items around the house you'd scramble for by adding some really cool photos. While they omit 'live' things like pets or wives, they do include some essentials - like your laptop, a bottle of gin, shades(gotta look cool when you casually walk out of that blaze-of-a-house you once resided in with the mac and bottle of gin), etc.

I Tweeted that I'd jokingly go for those aforementioned items, but most likely I'd be screaming like a little girly-mahn jumping over the pets and wives to jump out the nearest window...so long as it was on the ground floor, of course.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Proposal: Getting It Right the First Time





Many elements come in to play when it comes to planning and executing the perfect proposal. It may be the location, what to say, when to say it, and even the weather matters if you’re looking to propose outdoors. There are as many ways to ask the big question, but creativity is not everyone’s strong point. If you need a little proposal inspiration here are a few ideas to get you thinking outside the box:

• Hire a skywriter to spell out your proposal for everyone to see
• Take your fiancĂ© to be out on a boat and let her find a ‘message’ in a bottle
• Create your own podcast proposal and sneak it onto your significant others’ iPod!

Proposals can be a daunting and overwhelming so it’s best to get all of your ducks in a row with wedding and proposal planning software like the WeDo Wedding Planner. You don’t want to overlook asking for her father’s permission or not have enough money saved for the ring your girlfriend really wants.

It’s best to do some ‘fishing’ and test the waters with your fiancĂ© to be and find out what they feel is romantic and special. Even if the engagement is to be a surprise you will need to know meaningful information that can be used in your proposal such as a favorite love song, restaurant or poem. There’s nothing worse to kill a romantic mood than bad food and loud music – unless that’s what you’re into!

When it comes to the ring do some window shopping. Don’t buy the first thing you see; there are literally thousands of rings online that you can browse and in-store rings that you can check out in person to get a real feel for. You can even download the WeDo Wedding Planner to help you find color, cut, and carat of a diamond ring within your budget. If you have no idea what your significant other would like check out her jewelry collection, is it vintage, fashionable, simple or extremely over the top and extravagant? A small amount of research on your behalf will go a long way to picking the perfect ring.

There are infinite ways to propose marriage, but what really matters to your girlfriend is that it comes from the heart.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Swimming In Beer Is Good For You


Could there be anything better than a true-life pool of beer? Probably not, but apparently it's actually good for you, as in healthy. I'm guessing that anyone who swims in a pool of beer will consume at least some of it, and they're going to 'feel better'. So whether the health benefits are actual or perceived, it's still pretty damn amazing to actually float around in a sea of fuzzy goodness.

Two questions immediately come to mind when I read this, though: 1.) Is the beer cold? 'Cause shivering in a pool of beer might not be the most fun thing in the world. Plus any guy with shrinkage concerns may have an issue. 2.) Isn't it going to be a little sticky? Maybe so, but hell, it's still a pool of beer and it's got to be all good.

Here's a link to the "Beer Myth Resort" in Austria. Love the way they add the word 'myth' in there.