Tag: Party

A Twentysomething Party Versus A Thirtysomething Party

In honor of the New Year’s celebration tonight, I thought I’d post another article from BuzzFeed. I can relate to many of these. Enjoy!
 

A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party
by Jessica Misener, BuzzFeed

 

Twentysomething party: The fun doesn’t really get going until 11:30 p.m.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirtysomething party: Everyone arrives promptly at 8.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Twenties: You invite a million people and don’t care how many people are coming.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: Your guest rolled in with five of her friends and didn’t RSVP???

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Twenties: Just throw your stuff wherever, it doesn’t matter.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: You gather coats and put them on your bed. Or on an actual coatrack!

 

Thirties: You gather coats and put them on your bed. Or on an actual coatrack!

The punch at a twentysomething party: a vat of Sunkist orange soda and Popov.

 

The punch at a twentysomething party: a vat of Sunkist orange soda and Popov.

Thirties: EVERYONE brings a bottle of red wine.

 

Thirties: EVERYONE brings a bottle of red wine.

Twenties: huddling in the bedroom to do drugs.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: huddling in bedrooms to look at someone’s wedding dress Pinterest board.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

At a twentysomething party: checking out someone.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirtysomething party: checking out someone’s Vitamix.

 

Thirtysomething party: checking out someone's Vitamix.

OMG, I’ve wanted one for so long. How is it????

Twentysomething party: dancing to the latest tunes.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: discussing your passionate feelings about Jonathan Franzen.

 

Thirties: discussing your passionate feelings about Jonathan Franzen.

Twentysomething party: Food is a couple of bags of random tortilla chips.

 

Twentysomething party: Food is a couple of bags of random tortilla chips.

Thirtysomething party: Someone brought something homemade and uber-fancy to show off how good they are at cooking.

 

Thirtysomething party: Someone brought something homemade and uber-fancy to show off how good they are at cooking.

Twentysomething party: Your neighbors ask you to turn the music down.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: YOU ask you to turn the music down.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Twenties: That one person brings an ironic six-pack of Smirnoff Ice.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: That one person brings their baby.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Twenties: getting mad when you catch people hooking up in your bedroom.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: getting mad when you catch a guest doing the dishes for you.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Twentysomething party games:

 

Thirtysomething party games:

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Twenties: Take a bunch of shots with your fun quasi-alcoholic friend.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: Talk in concerned, hushed tones about how your quasi-alcoholic friend needs to “get it under control.”

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Twenties: getting mad when people steal your stuff.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Thirties: getting mad when someone accidentally takes home your casserole dish instead of theirs.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

After a party in your twenties: You let the mess linger for days. (Maybe even…weeks.)

 

After a party in your twenties: You let the mess linger for days. (Maybe even...weeks.)

Thirtysomething party: You clean up that night (and your friends pitch in!).

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

Twenties: After the party it’s the after-party, then after the party it’s the hotel lobby.

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party

After a fun night with your friends, at any age:

 
A Twentysomething Party Vs. A Thirtysomething Party
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S.H.I.T. – Sure Happy It’s Thursday!

TGIF is probably one of the most commonly heard expressions used towards the end of the week. There’s always a lot of excitement leading up to the weekend either because of your plans or because there’s no work. Don’t get me wrong, I really used to like Friday’s. It’s casual day in the office, there were always fewer meetings and everyone usually left the office early. People seem to be in a better mood too. Plus everyone knows Friday is date night or time to head out to the club – a time you can usually let your hair down.

Then I realized something. Friday was only 3 days away from Monday, where we start the work week all over again. On Fridays people at work sometimes make last minute requests from you or don’t want to work that hard so you have to pick up the slack. Fridays can be stressful especially if you have something due on Monday morning. And yes, I get to leave the office early but Friday is when traffic is the absolute worst.

And what happens when you don’t have a date on Friday night? Or any plans at all? Then there really isn’t anything to look forward to on a Friday except your couch & television to keep you company. Aren’t most people tired from the work week anyway? Even if you do have plans, a weekend of activities means more money you’ll have to spend. Someone wise once said, “Weekdays are for saving, weekends are for spending.” (Okay, I’m the one who said that but you get the point)

So now my new favorite day of the week is Thursday. Thursday means you’ve gotten over the midweek hump and the promise of an entire weekend is ahead of you. There are still plans to be made and an entire 3 days to look forward to. Not to mention there is always better television programming on Thursday versus on Friday. I just love the anticipation of it all!

So the next time a Thursday rolls around, enjoy it as much as you can. Friday just means more traffic, rushed work and a weekend of spending money ahead of you.

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You Have To Get Off Your Couch In Order To Meet Your Spouse

A lot of my friends are single but like me they spend a lot of time not going out. It seems like when you are in your 20’s it is fun to dress up for dates and stay out until the wee hours of the morning. But as you get older all that “going out” stuff gets old. It can be such a hassle to find a cute outfit, fix your hair, put on makeup, wobbling around in 4-inch heels only to end up alone at the bar.

So after a history of bad outings or horrible dates you just decide to stay at home. After a long work week it’s much easier to stay at home and rest up or take care of personal things like laundry, paying bills or hitting the gym. Going out seems like such a pain & more trouble than it’s worth. And when you stop going out, you stop wanting to go out.

For me, it’s gotten to the point that going out is something that I don’t really need to do every weekend. Or even every other weekend for that matter. In lieu of large crowds, expensive drinks & lame pickup lines my living room coach suddenly looks really appealing. And before I know it a whole month can pass by and I haven’t left my couch.

The question then becomes, how will you ever meet someone if you never leave your couch? It takes a lot to go out and sometimes leaving the house just doesn’t pay out. But unless I want to enjoy the rest of my weekends alone on my couch, I need to get out to meet someone.  Sometimes it really doesn’t matter where you go. You can meet a man at a bar, the club, the library, a skating rink or even at a pool hall. And not all of these places require dressing up. I’ve even hooked up with men from the gym (and you know I was not looking cute there!).

So ladies (and gentlemen), even when you don’t feel like it – get up, get dressed & get going!  Sitting on the coach is okay every now & then, but staying on the couch is not going to get you any closer to meeting your future mate.

 

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I Learned How To Drink & Drive

A couple of weekends ago, a friend was telling me how she was driving under the influence on New Year’s Eve. Of course, she knows better than to drink & drive but I suppose she thought she hadn’t had too much to drink and was perfectly capable of driving. I asked her why she didn’t give her keys to someone else and her response was “No worries, I was taught how to drive while drunk”. When I heard that, I almost dropped the phone!

At the time her comment seemed ludicrous but the more I thought about it, the more I thought about how parents are teaching their children things with the disclaimer of “Don’t do this but in case you do, here’s how.” In my friend’s instance, I’m sure she was taught not to drink & drive but in the event she found herself in a predicament where she did have a few drinks, then she should drive slowly and carefully.

Another illustration of this is when parents tell their teenage children not to have sex, but still arm them with birth control just in case. How can you teach someone NOT to do something but still give them the tools to get it done? I know, I know – kids are having sex anyway so it’s up to the parents to teach them about using protection. The flaw with this argument is that parents are essentially saying that it’s okay to have sex as long as you protect yourself – and that’s dead wrong.

I think that you should reinforce what you teach to your children and if they rebel, let them realize the consequences of their actions for themselves. It’s called “Tough Love” folks…

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