blkgirlblogging:

str8nochaser:

the-terrific-kid:

onehoney:

stephieluv:

Introducing our new game called:
“Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends.”
The first person to crack and look at their phone picks up the check.
Our (initial) purpose of the game was to get everyone off the phones free from twitter/fb/texting and to encourage conversations.
Rules:
1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.
2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.
3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.
4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.
5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.
Variations/house rules:
-Starting the game after everyone is seated.
-In the rare event that multiple people flip their phones simultaneously, the bill is split between said players.
- Feel free to invoke penalties/strikes systems.
Notes:
- No touching or messing with anybody else’s phones.
- You don’t have to stack the phones. This was done for picture taking purposes.
- I realize I should perhaps think of a different name for this awesome game. Because I don’t mean to imply that everyone who checks their phone during meals is a di*k.
- I recommend not being such a stickler or hardass on people about the rules and even initiation of the game. Basic premise is to just get people open to the idea of staying active and attentive to one another. But if someone has to take a call; they have to take a call =).
- Have fun! It’s really more of a fun concept in this new age high tech life of ours. Conversation is the spice of life.
They all have iPhone’s then a nokia.

Sweet idea

YES!!!!

Hell. Let’s start with just me and my husband, shall we?

awesome game

This is brilliant.  I will be instituting this ASAP!

blkgirlblogging:

str8nochaser:

the-terrific-kid:

onehoney:

stephieluv:

Introducing our new game called:

“Don’t Be A Di*k During Meals With Friends.”

The first person to crack and look at their phone picks up the check.

Our (initial) purpose of the game was to get everyone off the phones free from twitter/fb/texting and to encourage conversations.

Rules:

1) The game starts after everyone has ordered.

2) Everybody places their phone on the table face down.

3) The first person to flip over their phone loses the game.

4) Loser of the game pays for the bill.

5) If the bill comes before anyone has flipped over their phone everybody is declared a winner and pays for their own meal.

Variations/house rules:

-Starting the game after everyone is seated.

-In the rare event that multiple people flip their phones simultaneously, the bill is split between said players.

- Feel free to invoke penalties/strikes systems.

Notes:

- No touching or messing with anybody else’s phones.

- You don’t have to stack the phones. This was done for picture taking purposes.

- I realize I should perhaps think of a different name for this awesome game. Because I don’t mean to imply that everyone who checks their phone during meals is a di*k.

- I recommend not being such a stickler or hardass on people about the rules and even initiation of the game. Basic premise is to just get people open to the idea of staying active and attentive to one another. But if someone has to take a call; they have to take a call =).

- Have fun! It’s really more of a fun concept in this new age high tech life of ours. Conversation is the spice of life.

They all have iPhone’s then a nokia.

Sweet idea

YES!!!!

Hell. Let’s start with just me and my husband, shall we?

awesome game

This is brilliant.  I will be instituting this ASAP!

(Source: lil-b)

meredithbklyn:


The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years. In the first century, Roman scribes wrote in cursive, so when they wrote the Latin word et  which means “and” they linked the e and t. Over time the combined  letters came to signify the word “and” in English as well. Certain  versions of the ampersand, like that in the font Caslon, clearly reveal the origin of the shape.
 The word “ampersand” came many years later when “&” was actually  part of the English alphabet. In the early 1800s, school children reciting  their ABCs concluded the alphabet with the &. It would have been  confusing to say “X, Y, Z, and.” Rather, the students said, “and per se  and.” “Per se” means “by itself,” so the students were essentially  saying,  “X, Y, Z, and by itself and.” Over time, “and per se and” was  slurred together into the word we use today: ampersand. 

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The more you know!

meredithbklyn:

The shape of the character (&) predates the word ampersand by more than 1,500 years. In the first century, Roman scribes wrote in cursive, so when they wrote the Latin word et which means “and” they linked the e and t. Over time the combined letters came to signify the word “and” in English as well. Certain versions of the ampersand, like that in the font Caslon, clearly reveal the origin of the shape.

The word “ampersand” came many years later when “&” was actually part of the English alphabet. In the early 1800s, school children reciting their ABCs concluded the alphabet with the &. It would have been confusing to say “X, Y, Z, and.” Rather, the students said, “and per se and.” “Per se” means “by itself,” so the students were essentially saying, “X, Y, Z, and by itself and.” Over time, “and per se and” was slurred together into the word we use today: ampersand.

today in fun facts emailed to me by my mom

The more you know!

Oh the horror!

Evacuated from my apartment and now the highway to take me home with no news about when it will reopen. I AM TRAPPED AT MY PARENTS’ HOME! This is a worse disaster than Hurricane Irene!

Silver lining?

The fact that I got my ipad2 from work on Thursday. Yay for travel season!

Wine+books+movies+knitting

= happy holka.

Did I mention I have a lot of wine?

Earthquake v. 2.0

Mamma N is displeased.  I feel like there are big changes in our futures…

inothernews:

Already with the jokes.

hardy har har

inothernews:

Already with the jokes.

hardy har har

Shakey shakey…

Where’s my bakey??