5 Amazing Oscar Moments

23 Feb

This year was all about motivation and inspiration. There were several moments and acceptance speeches that made us feel warm inside. Here are the best moments from the 2015 Oscars.

1. Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on The Imitation Game. His speech about his real-life relation to Alan Turing, was beautiful.

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2. Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood, and use her few moments for a good cause.

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3. J.K. Simmons won Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash, and made a request of all the viewers.

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“Call you mom, everybody. I’ve told this to, like, a billion people or so. Call your mom, call your dad. If you’re lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call ‘em. Don’t text. Don’t email. Call them on the phone. Tell them you love them, and thank them, and listen to them for as long as they want to talk to you.”

4. Common and John Legend performed “Glory” from Selma, which also won Best Song.

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5. Dana Perry won for producing the Best Documentary Short. She brought her personal experience to her win.

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“I lost my son. We need to talk about suicide out loud to try to work against the stigma and silence around suicide because the best prevention for suicide is awareness and discussion, and not trying sweep it under the rug.”

10 Things That Happened on SNL 40

16 Feb

1. The Musical Opening Number with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

2. Celebrity Jeopardy

3. Maya Rudolph is Beyonce

4. Wayne’s World

5. Eddie Murphy’s Return

6. “That’s When You Break” with Andy Samberg and Adam Sandler

7. The Californians

8. Jerry Seinfeld’s Audience Q&A

9. Auditions of Past and Should of Been Cast Members

10. Politics

10 Alternative Valentine’s Dates

14 Feb

Instead of doing to same old dinner and chocolates this Valentine’s Day, do something out of the ordinary. Avoid those crowded restaurants and make this Valentine’s Day something to remember!

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1. Make dinner at home. Get cozy with your significant other in the kitchen and recreate a meal from your favorite restaurant.

2. Attend a tasting. Whether it be cheese, wine, chocolate, beer – any type of tasting will be fun and delicious.

3. Double date with another couple. Stay in for a game or movie night with your significant other and best couple friends.

4. Have a video game tournament, maybe old school Mario Kart! Loser has to make desert.

5. Take a trip to that art or science museum downtown.

6. Attend a gallery hop in the art district.

7. Shop at an antique mall in hopes to come across some cool finds.

8. Bundle up and visit the Zoo, those animals may need some company.

9. Catch a show by a local band or comedian you’ve never seen before.

10. Skip those romantic flicks and have a scary movie marathon. Don’t forget the hot cocoa and some blankets to hide under!

Habits to Avoid to Enhance Professionalism at Work

11 Feb

There are a few self-sabotaging conversational quirks that will not help you succeed at work. There are good ways to stand out in your office, but these are not included.

Qualifiers –  Using words such as “like”, “kind of”, and “sort of” too often will make you seem less credible and others may question your authority.

Uptalking – Don’t end every sentence in the tone of a question. Be confident in what you are saying. Ending sentences with an inquiring tone sends a vibe of uncertainty.

Babytalk - A high-pitched tone is often used to appear younger. This will not help you in any workplace where you want to be taken seriously and hopefully grow.

Over-Apologizing – Habitually saying “I’m sorry” is one of the worst habits for a woman. It frames your question of thought with the idea of what you are about to say has little value.

Maroon 5’s Sugar Music Video

21 Jan

Maroon 5 decided to crash weddings and surprise fans with a performance. Whether the rumors of it being staged are true or not, it is still a great song and an entertaining music video.

Beginning with an explanation of their plan, the band is looking good.
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Then when set up begins, father of the bride is confused.
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The bride and groom don’t know what to expect.
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The band sneaks in…
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Surprise! Maroon 5 is performing at your wedding.
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My reaction may be a little more dramatic than these though.
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The staff shows their excitement too
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Adam then of course thanks everyone and greets the bride and groom.
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Check out the full video here!

20 Things That Are Turning 20 In 2015

8 Jan

1. The Macarena

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2. The Full House Series Finale

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3. Nintendo 64

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4. Pocahontas

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5. Playstation

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6. Drew Barrymore Dancing On The Table On Letterman

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7. TLC’s “Waterfalls”

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8. O.J. Simpson Trial

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9. Notorious B.I.G’s “Big Poppa”

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10. The George Foreman Grill

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11. Starbucks Frappuccino

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12. Match.com

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13. Mike Myers’ Last Season on SNL

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14. The Olsen Twins’ First Film

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15. DVDs

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16. Beginning of the Toy Story Franchise

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17. Seven

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18. ebay

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19. Jumanji

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20.Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You”

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Things That Happen When You Bring Your Significant Other To A Family Christmas Party

1 Jan

Deciding when to bring your significant other to a family gathering is a big decision. Let’s face it, families are crazy. This one may be a keeper, and you don’t want your family to scare him/her away. What is the worst that can happen? Well..actually a lot.

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Family Talking About Your Exes. If you have brought someone to meet the family before, this will probably become a topic of conversation. Discussing what they were like and how your current partner compares. This is nothing but awkward for both of you.

Family Telling Stories Of Your Childhood. It may not be ideal to have those embarrassing stories told around the holidays, but especially not around your partner. He/She do not need to know about that time you got stuck in a tree, or the time you wet your pants at an amusement park. Save those for years down the road, not at your first Christmas.

Family Telling Inside Jokes. It may be awkward when a family member brings up a topic from a few years ago that your significant other was not a part of. One of those jokes that you can’t get out all the way because you’re laughing too hard. Those just make your partner uncomfortable and feeling more like an outsider.

Family Getting Sloppy. There is nothing worse than when that special holiday drink starts to soak in. If drinks start to spill and stories begin to stop making sense, it can never be good. It may not be the exact picture of what you want your family to look like.

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