Make an emergency kit, consisting of extra batteries, food, water. Try to have enough to last you at least 72 hours. Think about the essentials you may be without during that time (power, heat, clean water, etc)
If you think a tornado is approaching, grab and wear appropriate clothing for after the tornado has passed – sturdy shoes, jeans, work gloves, jacket/sweatshirt (depending on climate). These may be clothes you’ll need to wear for a few days in uncomfortable conditions
Have a contact plan with friends, family members, co-workers. Cell networks may be out of service temporarily, so don’t assume you can rely on your cellphone
While you can consider building a SAFE ROOM in your home, one tornado researcher says that if he’s caught in a tornado situation that he’s going to head for the nearest covered culvert outside. Stay away from grocery stores, gymnasiums, warehouses, or anything else with a large roof span.
Some people don’t venture far from their own personal comfort zone when it comes to trying new foods. It’s why any FOOD CHALLENGE episode of any SURVIVOR season is always so much fun, as we watch people who are much hungrier than they normally would be throw their inhibitions away to get something – anything – into their stomachs.
You see them everywhere you go as you drive through your local suburbs, cruising by the strip mall shopping center:
The sign twirler, sign spinner, human directional sign, sign waver, sign flipper, living sign, or a casual sign holder on a stick . And you always do the same thing as you drive by: “hey, look at that idiot with the sign!”
If you were to get married again, what are some things that you would do differently to save a little money?
Would you elope instead of throwing a large reception? Would you do a destination wedding in order to cut down on the guest list? Would you use eVite or social media in order to make your invitations affordable?
One of the perils of living in suburbia is having to drive everywhere you go to reach your desired destination. Public transit is not an option for you.
So when it comes time to travel to The City for dinner and a movie, families in the Giant Mom-mobile are often stuck trying to find an adequate parking space for their larger-than-it-needs-to-be vehicle.
Remember how awesome it was to just head out to the university cafeteria and eat everything you wanted, just because you could? Hey – it was like an unlimited Las Vegas buffet, but without the cover charge. Unlimited pizza. Unlimited ice cream. Unlimited single-patty burgers (double-patty burgers only allowed on your first trip through the grill line).
Yeah, there’s a reason it’s called the Freshman 15, and it has nothing to do with the free beer you’re sucking down on weekends, either.
If not – then rest assured that they still have the old-fashioned carnival barker there, offering to guess anything from your weight, to your zodiac sign, to your age — all for just a few dollars. Don’t worry – if they get it wrong, they hand you a stuffed animal worth $0.25 to them. It’s sheer profit, even if they lose every single transaction that they attempt.
Survey time: raise your hand if you’ve NEVER HAD A ONE-NIGHT STAND.
Thought so – there aren’t a lot of you out there who’ve never gone that route at some point in your previous life. Yes, even those single-night hookups with your best friend’s roommate’s cousin who you see every year as they drive across the country on vacation and needed a place to crash, counts.
Web Watch, as we’ve declared previously, loves playing board games with friends.
There’s something about sitting around a table and taking part in a group activity – laughing, drinking – that you just can’t get from the anonymous (and cheat-filled) ways of playing knock-off word games with friends via cellphone.
Is SCRABBLE the best game choice for game night? Sometimes yes, sometimes not. It partly depends on how many people are playing, and whether they enjoy playing word games with you. If you’re the kind of person who TiVos the NATIONAL SPELLING BEE, then chances are you’re not the type of person that others will want to engage in a casual Scrabble game with.