Featured Article GAMER LOVE
Why gamers make better partners, and why you should date one page 4-7
Index page 3....fashion fwd
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pages 4-7....FEATURE ARTICLE pages 8-9....valentineâ€™s day gifts for him pages 10-11....12 organizing tips for 2012 from thepinkapronblog
page 12....showered with sex & candy by kelleye robinson
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10 reasons you SHOULD date a gamer....
Nikki, from back2gaming gives us her 10 reasons she feels you should be dating a gamer: REASON #1 - WE MAKE AWESOME DATES
Gamers have the tendency to put their imagination into everything. Because we spend a lot of time playing games, contrary to what other people think we don’t see the world as mundane or boring, we actually see it as our own personal playground. Every single date is an adventure. We’re usually game (yes I just had to) for anything. In fact, we’re so game (yes I had to do it again) we think of the most creative, silly and unique ways to go on a date.
REASON #2 - WE ARE LOW MAINTENANCE
To complement the previous reason, as much as we enjoy going out on dates, we’re pretty much fine with just staying in, ordering a pizza and just, well… playing games or going on movie marathons. Regardless whether we’re having a date outside or inside the house, we find ways to make it awesome. Although it is nice to be treated somewhere fancy, we have no qualms with just having beer and playing monopoly at home.
REASON #3 - WE KNOW OUR MACHINES
We won’t nag you about fixing our computer. Chances are we already know how to fix our system (and yours too!) We know what HDMI cables are, what GeForce is and the differences between HD space and RAM. Even if we don’t know exactly what it is, we’re willing to learn. Even the most casual of gamers have a working knowledge of their system. We won’t wake you up in the middle of the night because we can’t connect to the internet.
REASON #4 - WE ARE THOUGHTFUL
When we give gifts, we don’t just give gifts for the heck of it. A stuffed bear? A bouquet of roses? No, that’s just too easy. We want to give you a gift that truly means something to you. We search and investigate about what you really want. For us, gift-giving is a challenge. We don’t take it for granted. We know that there’s that one gift out there that would draw out the best response from you and we, being gamers, see this as a challenge like a Final Fantasy mission.
REASON #5 - WE ARE PREPARED FOR A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
We are not just prepared to destroy the traditionally slow undead, we are also prepared for fast zombies, Jockeys, Spitters, Boomers, Chargers… yes, all those late-night Left 4 Dead sessions will save our asses. Once a Zombie Apocalypse breaks out (and come on, we all know it’s going to happen really soon) you will need someone experienced to fight with you. We’re the best ones to have by your side. Not only do we know how to deal with every kind of zombie imaginable, our experience in co-op will make us a valuable ally. You won’t die with us around.
REASON #6- WE DON’T GIVE UP EASILY
No matter what kind of problems we’re facing, we always, always find a way to make things work. If something isn’t going as planned, we look for alternatives and other buttons to push. Blame it on the frustrating hours playing Lufia 2 on the SNES. A gamer will always find a way to solve a problem. We won’t give up on you.
REASON #7 - WE ARE NOT CLINGY
Gamers recognize the value of alone time. We respect your privacy and don’t intrude with your affairs. We are neither possessive nor jealous. You want to go out with your friends late at night? Okay, sure. We don’t demand that you give up your whole life for us, we’re happy with what we can get. We don’t demand that you’re at our beck and call 24/7.
REASON #8 - WE CAN BE YOUR FANBOY/FANGIRL
Have you seen all those PS3/XBOX fan wars? Well… gamers are devoted, passionate and extremely loyal, almost to a fault. When we like something, like really like something, we go all out. We will admire you and support you in whatever you do and you can bet your socks that we will defend you to the death.
REASON #9 - WE DON’T MIND WAITING
Aside from the fact that we’re so used to staring at a loading screen, making us patient little buggers, gamers usually have at least one portable gaming device. So, you’re going to take 2 hours more to get ready for our date? Okay, that’s good. We can level up while waiting. It’s a win-win situation.
REASON #10 - ALL GAMERS ARE HEROES
All gamers are heroes. Even the ones who like to play the bad guy. Deep inside, we are all hard wired to save the world and save you from harm. Hey, if an Italian plumber can go through dungeon after dungeon to save an elusive princess, we as gamers can go through anything and do anything just to be with you. Sing with me now… I am a man who will fight for your honor, I’ll be the hero you’ve been dreaming of~
Valentineâ€™s day 2.
(or March 14th!!!)
1. CIGAR SAMPLER BOX, $45
www.etsy.com | Seller: portlandgeneralstore This seller creates mens’ personal care products in scents for MEN. Like Whiskey & Tobbaco. We love their packaging as well. This sampler box is packed in a reclaimed cigar box. How cool is that? Each box varies, but will include a custom mix from the following samples, in 2-ounce sizes (five total): Shave Cream, Shave Soap, Shave Jelly, After-Shave Splash, After-Shave Balm, Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, or Face Cleanser.
2. CINNAMON TOAST TOFFEE, $6 - $65 www.chocolateinspirations.com
I found this chocolate through my work place actually. We gave it to clients as a christmas present, and since we ordered too much, we got to sample some of the delicious chocolate/brittles. All in all I found this to be my favorite one. It’s got the perfect crunch and smooth chocolate on top with large sugar crystals. Sold with the following options: 1/4 lb. bag - $6.00, 1/2 lb. gold tent box - $14. 50, 1 lb Elegant Gold Box - $24.50, 2 lb Elegant Gold Box - $42.50, 3 lb Elegant Gold Box - $65.00
3. TICKETS TO A FAVORITE BAND, $ VARIES Tickets shown, www.ifightdragons.com
Has your man expressed interest in a certain band, or wants to go to a concert? Use valentines day as an opportunity to get him tickets! It will give you plans for the summer most likely and show you listen and care about his interests.
4. WHIMSY HEART COOKIES, $42.00 www.dancingdeer.com
For the man that doesn’t like chocolate. I know, it’s crazy that a human being could NOT like chocolate, but it happens. Still give him the gift of sweets, just in a version he will enjoy. Better yet, make them yourself! Package them up in a box he will want to keep - possibly a vintage comic lunchbox? Or something else that he would enjoy.
5. HANDMADE CUFFLINKS, $35.00 & $48.00 www.etsy.com | Seller: qacreate
For the business man that likes to keep it fun. Silver 40 caliber bullet cufflinks, or new york mets baseball cufflinks. Handmade, and super sleek. This particular seller has a ton of cufflink options.
written by thepinkapronblog.com
With all the baking, entertaining and gift wrapping during the end of year holidays, I take a look at my house at the beginning of each year and realize, in just a few short months, it has become a disaster! This is my favorite time of year to get organized and vow I’ll never let my house become a disorganized mess again (though I must start again each year). This is also a time I love to get my life in general organized. Here are 12 tips to help you organize your life and home in 2012.
Don’t save every art project. – My son is in preschool. While I love all the art projects, 2 projects a week for 34 weeks is a bit much. I hang the most current project on the fridge. When a new one comes along, I take a picture of the old one and put it in the garbage (I know! It’s a radical thought!). Then I hang up the new project. I’ve made an online photo album of all his art projects so we can look at them whenever we want.
Get rid of things. – If you haven’t used it in 3 years, there is a good chance you won’t. We recently moved and I was amazed at how much junk we’d accumulated with things we “might need someday.” Make a rule. If you haven’t used it for 1-5 years (pick your own number), get rid of it.
Label baskets, drawers, bins, etc. – Have specific containers for things like pens, ribbon, paper, etc. and label them. Start with the things you use the most.
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Categorize your pantry. – Group all the breakfast items in one area, as well as the snacks, cooking items, baking items, etc. This keeps you from over spending and buying multiple of the same item.
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