Back in the day (and it’s always “back in the day” with these types of stories, isn’t it?), Web Watch would be known to partake in a drinking game or two amongst friends.
Why? Mainly because the games themselves were kinda fun. A bit stupid, perhaps, but always a fun challenge. Drinking was merely secondary to the activity, as one never needs a “game” of any sort to take a drink whenever one would like.
The key, of course, is to know when to say when and back out of the activity. Drinking too much because of some stupid game rule is never a good idea for anyone.
Web Watch has long heard the old adage that too much alcohol and drugs would lead to too much sex, whether it be promiscuous college adventures after druken fraternity parties with your secret crush or something more dubious from club dates or online hookups.
But all that may just be a precursor to what really happens later in life, especially with women (men, not so much)…
Okay – we see a few of you out there who are claiming to be more of a wine enthusiast. And that’s okay – you can skip over this posting since there won’t be anything of interest to you here, unless you’re wanting to impress the beer lover in your life with your sudden knowledge of the Greatest Beers In The World.
As we get deeper into the Holiday Gift Giving season, perhaps its time to take a moment to reflect on whether that wine accessory really is something that the recipient would appreciate.
The way Web Watch sees it, if you’re going to give a wine enthusiast a gift, you might as well give them a bottle of wine that either YOU like (so you can then say, “hey, let’s open that bottle I just gave you”) or a bottle of wine that you know THEY’LL like in the hopes that they will open that bottle and share with you anyway.
Funny thing about giving a gift of wine – you’ll probably end up having some of it anyway.
It’s that time of year again, where PLAYBOY magazine decides to release their latest rankings of the TOP TEN PARTY SCHOOLS in the country – this time they did in in their BACK TO SCHOOL October issue, rather than at the end of the school year as schools are ramping up recruiting efforts for incoming freshmen.
Web Watch was in Las Vegas recently, where we had the pleasure of dining at GORDON RAMSAY STEAK at the Paris Las Vegas casino.
Needless to say, famed celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay wasn’t there that night, but we’ll just offer a quick review of the place: in one word, “fantastic”.
Of course, it didn’t help that having Chef Ramsay’s name on the marquee led to a constant parade of tacky tourists with their camera phones, t-shirts, and flip-flops barging into the main dining area to take a photo or two of a place that they’re not spending a nickle in. It was a bit disruptive to those of us with our own camera phones who were diving in to our own 2-hour dining spectactular.
But regardless of the lack of control the hosting staff had in preventing the riff-raff from interfering with our fine dining, Web Watch highly recommends Gordon Ramsay Steak for your next Las Vegas dining experience.
What? You’re not planning on heading out to Vegas anytime soon? Well – let Web Watch bring you a little bit of Gordon Ramsay to your kitchen…
Surprise: college is NOT like the movie Animal House.
Well, not entirely, anyway.
But there are some things that remain true for every college experience – looking back, it will always be remembered as having been much more fun than it actually was.
And that’s because it’s the fun times that are always remembered the most. You won’t recall the drudgery of studying in the library all night long for some midterm exam. But you will remember that drunken evening trading stories with some hottie while sitting on the roof of a random fraternity house… without any knowledge of how you actually ended up in that situation.
As a parent, you’re obligated to remind your offspring all the practical things to keep in mind about as your prized possession heads off to college and out of the house for the first time.
But maybe, if Web Watch can offer the advice that you wouldn’t ever hear from the parental units, you may have a much better College Experience overall.
After all, has Web Watch ever steered you wrong in the past? (If we have, don’t answer that — just let us believe…!)
They say that everything that you post on the Internet becomes part of the public record, and could affect you down the road if a potential employer decides to do a little social media digging to see whether you really would be a good employee or not.
Sure, some things could be attributed to a little venting in your status updates, but there’s also the possibility of trends emerging that you may not see unless you’re looking at your profile with a fresh set of eyes.
So you went to the salon of your choice (or local barbershop, or Hair Cuttery, Great Clips, Supercuts, Fantastic Sam’s, or even the neighbor down the street who happens to have the only working Flowbee in the surrounding 100 miles). You sit down in the chair and settle in for your haircut.
And no matter what you pay, whether it be free, $9, $14, $45, or $150 — you all experience the same thing as you watch your Hair Professional pick up their trusty pair of scissors off their counter and approach your head with their fingers of steel…
“Did they sterilize those scissors after their last customer?”
Web Watch remembers the old adage when we were just starting out to be able to sustain ourselves on our own.
“When you make your budget, you should always devote 1/3 to housing, 1/3 to transportation, and 1/3 for everything else.”
Now, we may not have been able to follow that breakdown exactly, but it’s not necessarily that far from the truth of how AMERICANS ACTUALLY SPEND THEIR PAYCHECK. Especially if you take into account the need for saving some money for retirement or a rainy day, that ratio may be better split into quarters:
“devote 1/4 to housing, 1/4 to transportation, 1/4 put away in the bank/IRA/investments, 1/4 for everything else”
That seems to be closer to the truth. Let’s take a look at how the average 48-year-old spends their average $63,091 annual salary (before taxes):