Thursday, May 31, 2012

Greatest Proposal Ever

 Greatest Proposal Ever

I found this video stumbling around on the internet last tonight. This guy goes to awesome lengths to set up this proposal to his girlfriend. The jerk sets the bar pretty damn high for every guy out there who will eventually get down on bended knee and ask his girl to spend the rest of their life with him. Still, I thought it was pretty cool and i think you'll like it too.


Well there it is. Arguably the best marriage proposal ever assembled, goes off without a hitch. Good luck topping this one guys. And if you do top it, you can count on it making onto this blog! Thanks for watching and see ya next time.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

22 Brand Acronyms and Initials You Wish You Knew

We see them everywhere. They're in our closets and drawers, on our streets, and on our shelves. Hiding in plain sight just waiting to be unfolded and spelled out. Here is a list of some of the most common acronyms and initials you see everyday but have no idea what they mean.

 1.BMW- BMW means Bayerische Motoren Werke or 'Bavarian Motor Works'

2.CVS- Consumer Value Stores

3.A&W- Roy Allen and Frank Wright

4.M&M's- Mars & Murries, a famous partnership between the candy creators

5.3M- Minnesota Mining Manufacturing

6.Kmart- After the founder Sebastian S. Kresge

7.JCPenney- James Cash Penney

 8.L.L. Bean- Named after its founder Leon Leonwood Bean

9.ZIP Code- ZIP or 'Zone Improvement Plan'

10.Hunter S. Thompson- Hunter Stockton Thompson

11.YKK- You'll find these familiar letters on nearly every zipper YKK stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha translating to 'Yoshida Manufacturing Corporation'

12.J.R.R. Tolkien-John Reuel Tolkien

13.GEICO- Government Employees Insurance Company

14.CC Sabathia- Carsten Charles Sabathia

15.NECCO- New England Confectionary Company

16.F.A.O. Schwarz- Co-founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz

17.ALF- Alien Life Form

18.AT&T- American Telephone & Telegraph

19.DHL- Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillbolm and Robert Lynn

20.IBM- International Business Machine

21.TASER- Thomas A. Swift's Electric Rifle

22.NASDAQ- National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System

So there it is. Twenty Two of the most common abbreviations around. Next time you see one can impress your friends with your giant knowledge filled brain. Just remember where you got that knowledge and keep coming back!

Food for thought

American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson with an interesting perspective about life and the universe. This video got me fired up and I felt it was worth sharing with you guys. Leave some comments with your opinions, and enjoy!

Friday, May 11, 2012

10 reasons to take an acting class

This week I decided to sign up for an acting class. There are plenty of life improving skills to be gained from taking an acting class and you don't have to have dreams of performing on Broadway to enroll. I encourage you to check out your local actors studio and if you have any hang ups hopefully this list will shine some light on them.
without further ado here are the ten best reasons to sign up for an acting class today!

1.Better Communication- Learn how to group thoughts and clearly express ideas. The public speaking aspect of any acting class can help improve speech giving and argumentation and it can ease social anxiety.

2.Improved Decision Making Skills/Problem Solving- Whether it is from improv or just a standard scene, sharpening your ability to think on your feet is invaluable.

3.Cooperation- Not everyone is a great conversationalist as I'm sure you are aware. There is some timing and cooperation involved in a good conversation comparable to a well choreographed dance. Your ability to interact in conversation will improve greatly.

4.Improved attitude- If you've had a rough week or just need to get out of your head for a while, being in someone elses shoes for a couple of hours helps gain perspective on hurdles in your life and can refresh your entire attitude.

5.Confidence boost- If you are an otherwise shy person, you would be amazed at the confidence you can gain from conquering the fear or even the discomfort of public speaking. 

6.Increased optimism- With all of that extra confidence laying around, you might be surprised at how much more awesome your life is and can be. Increased optimism can do wonders for your self esteem and outlook on life.

7.Empathy- Standing in somebody else's shoes for a couple of hours can help you to recognize and share feelings of people around you. After some practice you will have a better understanding and maybe even appreciation of why people do what they do.

8.Social Awareness- How you perceive cultural differences and other peoples feelings has a huge impact on how you show up in the world. The ability to understand and respond to the needs of others can change your life. Another plus from gaining social awareness is the increase of emotional intelligence.

9. Unleash Inner Comedian- Any good comedian will tell you delivery is key to landing a great joke. learning the subtle ques and timing will bring your comedy act to the next level.

10.Imagination- The great thing about acting is you can be anyone at any point in time. All the while, thinking as they're thinking seeing the world through their eyes. This skill can open up your imagination to areas that never had occurred before.

Well there it is. I hope reading this has convinced you that there is so much to be gained from taking some time out of your schedule and enrolling in an acting class. Good luck and leave some comments on your acting class experience!