I’ve had to face the harsh reality that no one wants to see when they’re thirty. I have zero male friends. The reason most guys my age don’t have male friends is because they’re married and the old ball and chain won’t let them go out for guy’s night (I just love the phrase “old ball and chain.”) But, what about us single guys out there? Single ladies know that all their problems can be solved by putting a ring on it because they have Beyonce. But, what about us guys who don’t have a Beyonce-figure in our lives? It’s like we’re destined to live the childhood life of Steve Martin in “The Jerk.” We’re all living the life of a poor black child with no positive male role models in our lives. I know a lot of people use services like Meetup to meet people with similar interests, but…
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It’s official: the most popular British girls’ names of 2014 were Amelia, Olivia, Isla, Emily, Ava, Poppy, Isabella, Jessica, Lily and Sophie. For boys, the top ten names were Oliver, Jack, Harry, Jacob, Charlie, Thomas, George, Oscar, James and William.
The release of the annual lists earlier this week prompted the usual rash of media articles dissecting their significance. Preoccupations included the royal baby effect (‘George’ is on the rise, will ‘Charlotte’ trend next year?), the influence of celebrities (‘Harper’, the name of Victoria and David Beckham’s daughter, has entered the top 100), and of course, no report on British baby names would be complete without a paragraph on the position occupied by ‘Muhammad’.
But one thing that did not attract comment (it never does: it’s so taken for granted that it literally goes without saying) was the sharp gender differentiation to which the two lists bear witness. Of all…
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I have been lucky to serve people as a paramedic and fireman in urban areas for almost 25 years.
All of the following questions are being answered by firefighters all around the world as you read this. There are a couple of things you need to know. Yes, we will hold your hand, light your pilot light, show you how to put your car in 4-wheel drive, explain that you need batteries in your smoke detector, all with a smile on our faces. Because at the end of the day we love our jobs. Also, do not feel too bad about Ray Rae. He is like the kid in kindergarten that runs around with marbles in his mouth; you simply can’t get too attached to him. It was a miracle that he made it as far as he did.
1. Yes, if your legs work, I am going to expect…
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