“The View” — The Go To Gay Guy Review

by Dean Hervochon on May 4, 2011

It’s be awhile since I reviewed “The View.”   Whoopi was true to form today and looked like a slob again.  At least she was wearing a jersey over over her usual garb — I personally wish she wore a jersey everyday.  She’s usually dressed like an excommunicated sister-wife.

Whoopi After Her Compound Escape

WHITE HOUSE PHOTO BOOK

The White House is taking some heat about not releasing the pictures of dead Osama bin Laden.  There’s some people who don’t believe that President Obama really got him.  Donald Trump is going to need to see the DNA and death certificate.  You knew that was coming.  Does anyone really think President Obama would announce this — in the middle of “The Apprentice” —  if he wasn’t 100% sure we killed him. He’s dead. Obama is an American. Can we move on?

I guess not…Sarah Palin is at it, giving most of the credit for killing him to…former President Bush?  Seriously?  I guess she hasn’t seen the footage of Bush saying that he “wasn’t concerned” about where Bin Laden was — that was 2003.  Bush officially called off the search in 2005.  Obama just can’t get a break.

Is it the Hat, The Eye Make-up or those Teeth? All that money and she didn't get royal braces.

HATS OFF TO……

Barbara discussed the royal wedding coverage and wasn’t happy about what The View gals had to say about the hats at the wedding.  Barbara tried to make fun of Whoopi for the hats she wears. Compared to some of the hats I saw at the wedding, Whoopi wins!  I can’t believe I just said that.  At least Whoopi has worn some cool hats.  Some.

DANCING WITH THE STARS — Bye Bye Kendra

Kendra got voted off “Dancing With The Stars”.    They’re betting that Kirstie and The Karate Kid are going to finals.

DO YOU ANSWER THOSE AFRICAN EMAILS?

Have any of you ever been stupid enough to answer those African emails from people who are going to give you money if you either send them a check or give them your personal information?  Girl, if it’s too good to be true, it is.  Don’t even open it — delete it.

Rob Has A Book You Can Lick, I Mean READ!

DICK or ROB?  CAN YOU BELIEVE I PICKED “ROB?”

Dick Van Dyke was on—he’s making the rounds hawking his new book: “My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business”.   The interview was so boring, I can’t imagine reading his book.  On the other hand, Rob Lowe was on last week — now there’s a book I could “read”.  There are a lot of great pictures of Rob in it.  “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography” I vote buying Rob’s book for yourself. Give Dick Van Dyke’s book to your grandmother.

LaLa Vasquez was on with her husband.  He’s a basketball player.  That’s all I know.

Not a bad show today.  No need to watch your DVR if you’ve read this.  —d–

 

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I’ve gotten a lot of great information since my posting: “Oprah’s Skin Care Regimen — You Can Do Better” / “Don’t Waste Your Money on Lancer Skin Care Products.” To recap, Dr. Lancer is Oprah’s Beverly Hills dermatologist and he has a skin care line that O raves about.  Trust Me: You can look “radiant and glowing”  without spending a fortune!

NEW INFORMATION: Detailed Regimen / Glytone Skin Care Products / Adult Acne Treatments / Post Menopausal Skin

Oh Yes You Can — Get Radiant Skin — For a Lot Less!

His products are going to cost you $200.00 — a month! According to dermatologists, you can get just about the same results from over the counter (OTC) products that you can pick up at CVS, Walgreens or order on-line — all for a fraction of the cost of what O is spending.  I’ve had several comments already from people using the OTC products I recommended last week and they’re already getting “glowing” results.

1. Dr. Lancer’s Polish ($50)  This is his facial scrub — don’t waste your money

Use: Burt’s Bees Peach and Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub.  It’s got all sorts of good things in it and it’s only $8.00. Remember, all you’re doing is removing dead skin with a facial scrub.

2. Dr. Lancer’s Extremely Clean Cleanser ($50) — don’t waste your money.

Dr. Carolyn Jacob, Chicago Dermatologist said the following:

Carolyn Jacob, MD — Radiant Skin Wearer

“You need to wash your face twice a day with a cleanser that has a glycolic acid (AHA) in it. It’s best for oily to normal skin.” Here’s two products that fill the doctor’s order.   They are inexpensive and they work:

Use:   Alpha Hydrox Nourishing Cleanser — (about $7.00) Use this twice a day. UseAlpha Hydox AHA Suffle . ($15.99.) You put this on after you’ve used the cleanser and before your moisturizer.

If you have dry skin: Use: CeraVe Cleanser. $9.00

3. Dr. Lancer’s Repair ($100) This is his “replenishing moisturizer”.   — don’t waste your money.

Dr. Jacob recommends that you “use a daily moisturizer that has an SPF 30 or higher in it and if it has AHA in it, all the better.” I couldn’t find one with SPF 30 and AHA on the Internet, but once again, Alpha Hydrox came through but with a lower SPF of 15.

Use: Alpha Hydrox Sheer Silk Moisturizer with SPF15 (daytime) $14.99

Dr. Jacob also recommends that you use a product that contains Retinol after you wash your face at night:

Use: Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ (evening). $15.39

You've Got To Wash With A Good Cleanser Everyday

DETAILED REGIMEN

1. use the facial scrub at least once a week

2. use a facial cleanser with AHA’s in it, morning and night — or for dry skin use CeraVe Cleanser

3. use Alpha Hydrox Soufle after you cleanse your face — morning (if you’re using Alpha Hydox)

4. use a moisturizer with AHA’s and SPF 30 (if you can find one with SPF 30) — morning

5. use a product with Retinol in it after you wash your face —Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ — night.

I’m recommending these products because my dermatologist tells me that what’s in them, works. I think when it comes to moisturizers, I really love the Oil of Olay Regeneris Skin Care Line (buy it at Costco, it’s a lot cheaper there), but it doesn’t have all the AHA’s in it. Maybe I’ll just wear it as a treat! The Alpha Hydrox line has about everything Dr. Jacob suggested. It’s up to you and the results you want to achieve.  Here’s one more great option:

GLYTONE PRODUCT LINE: If you just can’t imagine using drugstore products, try Glytone. These products are “medical grade” and you can buy them on-line or in many dermatologist’s offices. This is more expensive than what you’ll find at the drugstore, but it is amazing stuff.  Glytone has just about everything you need that’s been referenced in this post — from oily/ combination skin to dealing with age spots. Educate yourself at Glytone’s Web Site — this is strong stuff.  Internet search: “Glytone,Discount” and you’ll find some good deals on-line.

ADULT ACNE/ OILY SKIN:

Tomi Wall, MD — Glowing Skin Wearer

Tomi Wall, MD —  Oakland, CA Dermatologist

Dr. Wall said she is getting great results from prescribing: Atralin for Adult Acne.
www.atralingel.com
You can get it prescribed from either your dermatologist or maybe from your general practitioner.

Seth Matarasso, MD – San Francisco Dermatologist:
Patients with oily skin should try Glycolic acid (AHA) or salicylic acid (BHA) washes that help to exfoliate the skin, unplug pores, and decrease the oily feel. For adult acne, add a topical benzoyl peroxide cream daily (careful though, it can bleach your clothing and towels) and a Vitamin A cream at night (Retinol, Retinaldehyde in the active ingredients). If those don’t help after 2 months of use, consult your dermatologist (or just jump straight there since they have more powerful medications to clear your skin fast!).

POST MENOPAUSAL SKIN:

Carolyn Jacob, MD — Chicago Dermatologist                                                                                                                                                        “Oily peri menopausal skin does well with a glycolic or salicylic acid cleanser, a mattifying gel, and a retinol product at night. Use a rich hydrating eye cream around the delicate eye area.”

Thanks for checking out “The Go To Gay Guy.”

Note that I am not being compensated by any of the product manufacturers I’ve mentioned. I am not a physician, just a practical guy.  This is the best advice I can give you — advice I’ve gotten from people who do know or from my own experiences.

(GG Tip) Print this article and tape it to the inside of your bathroom mirror or cabinet so you’ll always have it as a reference it.

 

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Fabulous Mother’s Day Gift—Under $15.00!

by Dean Hervochon on May 2, 2011

Dress Up Cheap Flowers To Make them Look Really Expensive

Simple Flowers in a Pot

The picture at the right is of some beautiful potted flowers I bought at Costo for $10.99.   They are beautiful just as they are, but if you want to give them as a gift, you’ve got to fix them up a little. The great thing about these bulb flowers is that Mom can plant them in the garden after they’ve wilted and they’ll come up next year.  You’ll be her favorite kid.

The container isn’t very pretty and it doesn’t look like it was bought someplace “exclusive.”  I have a reputation—so if I’m giving these flowers as a gift, they gotta getta a little “WOW” in them.  This is very easy to do and it will look like you bought it at an expensive florist.

Turning 10.99 Flowers into Something Really Special With Fiber Paper and Ribbon

You Can Do This!

1. Find some beautiful flowers that are in a container.  They can be rooted or in a vase.  I prefer rooted.

2. Make sure that the flowers aren’t dripping water — you can’t start this unless you’re assured that the container won’t wet your paper.

3. Find some beautiful paper.  I love fiber wrapping paper — it’s easy to work with, if it gets wet it’s not ruined and it really looks impressive. Find this paper on-line: “fiber wrapping paper, discount” or in a specialty gift wrap shop, and possibly at Costco.  If it comes in sheets, it’s about .50 cents per sheet.   A roll shouldn’t be over $10.00  Keep a stash of them at home. Get them today so you’ll be prepared if something like this pops up and you need a fab gift really quickly. For Mother’s Day, pick a paper that is your mother’s favorite color.  You know her favorite color, don’t you?

4. Find a ribbon that goes with the paper. I personally like mono-chromatic themes, it’s classy. Orange paper with orange ribbon. It’s not crucial, but that’s what I like.

5. Place the flowers in the middle of a square piece of paper. You’ll need about 10 inches of paper above the top of the container, so make sure that your paper is large enough.  If it’s a bigger pot, you’ll need two longer pieces that are laid over one another in the shape of a squared cross. If you can use one piece, all the better — so try to use containers that are smaller/shorter.

6. Cut a piece of ribbon that is about 24 inches longer than what will fit around the container. When cutting the ribbon, do not cut it straight across. Cut it at an angle, it looks better.

Mom Will Think You Spent a Fortune! This is our secret! Right?

7. Gather the paper up around the sides of the container and put the ribbon around what you’ve gathered. It will probably be difficult to tie the ribbon around the container itself —as it tends to slip down. Instead, tie the ribbon above the container, up where the base of the flowers are and this will hide the dirt.

8. Cinch and tie the ribbon with a double knot around the paper, just above the rim of the container — not too tight but not too loose either — you don’t want the flowers to look strangled.  Make sure that when you’ve tying the knot that the extra ribbon is about the same length from each end of the knot.

9. You’re almost there!  Take another piece of ribbon, about 36 inches long and fold the ribbon on top of itself — pinch it in the middle with your fingers as you do each fold-over to keep it together.  You should be looping the ribbon back onto itself into about 6 inch folds.  Don’t press down the loops on the ends!  You don’t want creases in the ends of the bow. The bow folds don’t have to be exact and there’s really no certain number of folds you need either.

See How Happy Your Mom Will Be?

10. While pinching the the folded ribbon in the middle, put it up to that double knot on the ribbon that is holding up the paper on the plant.  Use the two ends of that ribbon to tie a knot around what you’re holding.   Spread out the folds and you’ll see your ribbon materialize right before your eyes.  Adjust it as you like—make it pretty!  Tie a second knot and with the ribbon that’s left over, tie a bow  (like you’re tying your shoes). Trim any excess ribbon off.   It’s done! It takes about 10 minutes to do this.  Don’t forget the card!

Other Great Ideas:  Hostess Gift, Father’s Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Gifts For People Who Have Everything. Great to Bring To A Dinner Party.  Use at Your Own Parties.   A Great Centerpiece for a Dinner Party.

Use Your Imagination! You don’t have to spend a lot to give expensive looking, beautiful gifts.

*And don’t forget that if you always keep the fiber paper and ribbon on hand, you can run to Home Depot or Costco and create incredible gifts for a fraction of the price.

Let me know how it goes!  You can do this.   —d—

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Gay Guy Approved Ice Cream Scoop

by Dean Hervochon on April 30, 2011

Don’t Let the Title Fool You!  This is Important!

I hate to scoop hard ice cream. It’s really difficult to cut into a block of  hard ice cream with a traditional scoop — the edges are never sharp enough and the metal freezes and the ball of ice cream gets stuck — kinda like your tongue to a street sign pole in the middle of winter.  It’s a big deal.

Stop Killing Your Arms!

If you’re using a “soon to be bent” soup spoon…enough said about that. The other issue —  if you’re strong enough to get the ice cream into a traditional ice cream scoop — is that you can’t get the fricken’ ice cream out of the scoop! Even if the scoop has that “swipe” thingy built into it, it just doesn’t really work well and it ruins the shape of the ice cream on its way out. I work out, I’m strong, I eat red meat (whine… and tear rolling down my cheek), there’s got to be a better way!

Good Cook's Smart Ice Cream Scoop

The Best Ice Cream Scoop — in the World!

I’ve found it! The “Good Cook Smart Scoop” is awesome! There is nothing better on the market! Cold Stone Creamery uses them; there’s no question in my mind that their on-the-job injuries decreased dramatically once these babies got in their stores!

This “miracle scoop” is non-stick coated — which helps it cut right through the hardest ice cream; it’s got a sharper edge on the sides of the scoop — that helps a lot. The scoop head is made in two parts—you just squeeze the handles together to scoop. Once you’ve scooped “a perfect scoop” — yes, I did say perfect — you release the handles and voila!  It drops right out of the scoop into your bowl.  It’s a beautiful thing.

Hand Wash Only (unless you’re me)

One issue with it is that it is NOT dishwasher safe — but it  cleans up easily with soap and water. If you run it through the dishwasher (I do because I’m a little lazy!) it starts to loose its “non-stick” coating and it looses “its pretty.”  So, I am suggesting that you wash it by hand.  (Even if it does loose some of its coating, it still works better than any other scoop out there. OK?)

They’re Not Easy To Find

You can find these scoops — in less places than you’d think!  Of course you can buy it on-line and pay about $12.00 for it.  Amazon is a good place or go directly to Good Cook to get it cheaper.  I’ve heard that Albertson’s, Walmart and Target carry it?  Specialty cooking stores probably have it too. Don’t go “hunting” for it — save some gas and just order it online.

If you have this scoop, I’d love to hear your comments about how this has made you so much happier in life.  Like I said, it’s a big deal!   Does anyone else have a great kitchen gadget that needs to be “Gay Guy Approved?”  Let me know.

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How To Meet a Prince — Trust Me!

by Dean Hervochon on April 29, 2011

Prince William — Added Bonus! Guys who Shoot Skeet Love Dogs Too!

Are you really ready to meet a great guy? You want a man who acts like a prince?  You’re not going to believe this answer.

Ready?

You go skeet shooting!

Don’t stop reading! Not only will you have a blast shooting skeet, but you’re going to bag a man too! 

This is the best advice on how to get a guy you’ll ever hear.

Really polite, outdoorsy, fun-loving and probably rich guys go skeet shooting. Girls…put on some tight clothes, pick up a shotgun, and get to work! Forget your aversion to killing animals, there aren’t any to shoot when you’re going skeet/trap shooting. The only “game” you’re going home with is a hot guy. Believe me! Play this right and you’ll invite me to your Royal Wedding.

This may sound odd, but I think that you’re most likely to meet a “prince” if you’ve never gone skeet shooting before. There’s nothing more sexy than a “damsel in distress” and that’s exactly what I was the first time I engaged in skeet shooting. The guys in the stand (that’s the box on stilts that you shoot from) knew that we didn’t know how to shoot skeet because as soon as we got there, we looked like deer in headlights. They offered to share the stand with us. Very nice! When we said “Ah no, we’re just going to watch for awhile,” they lit up like Christmas trees! They were going to help us! I think there’s some kind of sportsman’s code they all live by. It makes them all as polite and helpful as a gay guy working in a women’s shoe department! Use it! Take full advantage of it! These are straight guys acting like gay guys! They didn’t care who they helped, they just wanted to help.  Loved it! You’re not going to find this anyplace else on Earth, except maybe at an ACLU meeting.

You Don't Have to be a Grizzly Mama to Go Shooting!

Once we admitted it was our first time, the guys proceeded to show us how to do it. They insisted that we shoot their guns and shoot at their clay pigeons (those discs that fly into the air) to get a feel for it. If my shoulders weren’t so big I’m sure he would have wrapped his huge muscular arms around me.

Note to girls: DO NOT wear shoulder pads!

To skeet shoot, the first thing you’ve got to do is find a gun club or shooting range that rents shotguns — most of them do but not all of them. Call the range and tell them it’s your first time and ask them what you should expect when you get there and if they have any rules about first-time shooters. Ask them what time is a good time to go — and don’t pay attention to what they say! Go on a Saturday or Sunday morning when the men will be there.

When you show up to the range, you’re going to see a lot of really nice cars in the lot. Just sayin’. Check in and ask the folks who work at the range to show you how to use the gun. Ask loudly enough so any men in the vacinity can hear. They’ll be all over you offering assistance.

If the range offers a class on how to shoot the gun, and there are lots of hot guys around, don’t be stupid! Do not take the class!  Are you getting it?

Don’t go alone. Bring a girlfriend with you. Skeet shooting works best in pairs because someone has to press the button that flings the clay pigeon into the air when you yell “pull.”

If a nice guy helps you and he has nice breath, offer to buy him a beer when you’re through. You’ll figure it out.

Don’t be too scared — they’ll take good care of you and you’ll really enjoy shooting the guns — I promise! It’s a lot of fun.

Happy Hunting Ladies!

Who’s got a better place to meet a man?  Let’s hear it!

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Oprah’s Skin Care Regimen — You Can Do Better

by Dean Hervochon on April 28, 2011

Don’t Waste Your Money!

Updated Information!:  Click Here for Updated Post

I watched Oprah the other day and she had a dermatologist on the show who was telling women how they could look twenty years younger. A big part of it is facial skin care and he said you’ve got to tend to that skin on your upper chest too. His skin care line is Lancer Skin Care Products. I’m sure it’s good stuff. He has three products in his line: Polish / Cleanse / Repair. It’ll cost you $200 to buy all three — if you can get it now that Oprah’s gone all ga ga over it. These products might last you a full month.

Good for Oprah. She can spend $2,400 a year on face products. Can you?

Highest Rated Facial Scrub, $10.00

Dr. Lancer’s Polish ($50): You gently scrub your face once a week, which gets rid of dead cells and enables new skin to grow. Everyone should do this. But why would you buy his exfoliation product for $50? Burt’s Bees Peach Willowbark Deep Pore Scrub is a much better and cheaper alternative. You can get it at Walgreens or CVS or get it online here: Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub. It’s got all sorts of good things in it and it’s only $10.00. All you’re doing is removing dead skin — it doesn’t take a $50 product to do that.

Oprah, I expected more from you!

Dr. Lancer’s Extremely Clean Cleanser ($50): This is his gentle face wash that doesn’t have any color or perfumes or harsh chemicals added (but it does have non-harsh chemicals added?). It’s used to eliminate the daily build-up of oils and impurities on your face without stripping the necessary hydration. You’re going to need to use it twice a day. This is good advice, no matter what products you use. Once in the morning and once in the evening — especially if you wear make-up.

Here’s the skinny on his products and some alternatives and great advice from my Chicago dermatologist, Dr. Carolyn Jacob:

Cheaper Alternatives

Dr. Jacob recommended several things you can get over the counter that will do the job at a fraction of the cost.
Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle Facial Cleanser

Alpha Hydrox AHA Souffle Facial Cleanser

You need to wash your face twice a day with a cleanser that has a glycolic acid (AHA) in it. It’s best for oily to normal skin. Alpha Hydox AHA Suffle Facial Cleaner got rave reviews.  Buy it online for $16.00 by clicking here: Alpha Hydrox Suffle Facial Cleanser or you can buy it at some local pharmacies for $15.99. It’s kinda hard to find so you might want to just order it on line. If you have dry skin, Dr. Jacob recommends you use CeraVe Cleanser, you can get that at most drugstores or buy it online here: Cerve Cleanser

CeraVe Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin. Inexpensive Alternative

She also recommends that you use a product that contains Retinol in it after you wash your face at night. You can find several, but the Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ was the cheapest and very highly rated too. It’s about $16.00 online here:  Alpha Hydrox Retinol ResQ

Dr. Lancer’s Repair ($100): this is the “replenishing moisturizer,” which Oprah’s doc Lancer claims prevents aging and fills in tiny lines and wrinkles.  There are a lot of great moisturizers on the market and I doubt that Dr. Lancers is the only one that will work for you. Instead, Dr. Jacob recommends that you use a daily moisturizer that has an SPF 30 or higher in it and if it has AHA in it, all the better.

One thing I don’t recommend is that you go to a big department store and buy your moisturizer or these products. I seriously doubt that they’ll work any better than what’s recommended above and Oil of Olay products are excellent.  A great way to find excellent facial and body products is to go to your dermatologist — most sell medical-grade lotions and creams, and they’ll cost you a lot less than if you go to a department store and buy something that’s not as strong or as effective as what your dermatologist sells.

Here is my favorite “medical grade” line of skin products:  Glytone.  They have just about everything you need, at a price higher than what you will pay at the drugstore, but certainly a lot cheaper than Dr. Lancer’s products.  This is great stuff.  You have to “ease” into using these products because they are so strong.  You were warned!  Stick with it though — you’ll be really happy you did.  Click on the product if you’d like to buy it online or your dermatologist might carry it.

Glytone Facial Cleanser, $20.00

Glytone Night Cream with Retinol, $68.00 – Lasts a long time!

Glytone Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen $42.00

Glytone Body Lotion – Amazing stuff $25.00

Stop wasting your money.  Oprah can afford it — and you don’t need to!

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Gay Guy Picture Taking Rules!

by Dean Hervochon on April 27, 2011

The Washington Monument. Oh...the possibilities!

“Why don’t you come over and let’s go through my vacation pictures!”  Ohhhh God!  How many times have your friends asked you over to take a look at their “fabulous” vacation pictures…and you’d rather be…ironing your hair?  Enough said?  In most instances: B-O-R-I-N-G!   It’s unbelievable to me how many people have no idea how to take fun/interesting pictures.  What’s worse, is they expect you to “ooh and aah” over them.  I’m your friend, I’m not an actor! Balance photogs, you need balance when you’re taking a lot of pictures!

Puente de la Mujer Bridge, Argentina

Here are the Gay Guy rules for Picture Taking:

1. Make sure that there are people in most of your pictures — people we know would help.  If we can only have you, after awhile, try to get someone else who looks interesting in there with you too. Without people in your pictures, it becomes an endurance test looking at 300 pictures of Mount Kilimanjaro. If all that’s photographed is the mountain and maybe a big pile of dung someone along the way found interesting…it’s not interesting!  Put people in your pictures! If there is something noteworthy that you’re taking a picture of, get yourself or your friends in the front of it.  Kneel down by the dung!  You’ll give it scale and you’ll certainly look like a moron – now that is fun!    “A picture is worth a thousand words”…but if there are people in them, maybe you get two thousand!  “Look at her hair!” /  “They really made you wear khaki?”  Get it?

Hot Air Balloon Idea, New Zealand

2. One of the best ways to make your pictures more memorable is if you or your friends get yourselves into positions where it looks like your are holding something up with your hand, head, tongue.  The more unorthodox, the better.  See a statue of a hot General?  Why not get right in front of him,  get on your knees…and…say a prayer for him!  (I know where your mind went…good job!)   Think “The Washington Monument”.  So phallic—so large—so little time!  Get some action into your pictures.

3. If you’ve decided along the trip that you absolutely hate the person you’re traveling with — just take pictures of your feet.  Everyone likes their feet, right?  Actually, I enjoy taking pictures of peoples shoes…it’s a lot more interesting than it sounds.

4. Don’t be a hog!  Take pictures of others too, Narcissus!  There’s the other extreme where the person vacationing is in every-single-frickin-shot! No matter how hot they are, it gets boring if all we see is them.  OK, maybe a few body shots would be interesting?  I could look at that all day long!  I’m getting off subject.

5. Practice your smile!  New Rule:  Say: “WHISKEY” when you get your picture taken!  Never-ever say “cheese” again.  Try it.  “Whiskey” makes you use muscles in your face that lifts your smile and makes it look a lot more natural.  “Cheese” makes you pull your face back to the sides — and no wonder you hate to have your picture taken.

Eat Before You Play Polo

Final note:  If you want your friends to come over to look at your pictures —You Serve Cocktails!

—Let me hear from you.  Leave a post!  What do you think are the 5 things people need to know when they travel with someone they haven’t traveled with before?   Or, send me some of your most fun pictures, maybe I’ll put them up on the site—

 

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ICE (In Case of Emergency) In Your Phone

by Dean Hervochon on April 25, 2011

I’m not talking about the frozen water “ice” when I say that you need “ICE” in your phone.

ICE is an acronym for: “In Case Of Emergency”.

Paramedics and hospital personnel are trained to look for this in your phone if something happens to you.

If you’re in a car wreck and knocked unconscious, have you ever thought about how the hospital or police are going to be able to contact your loved ones?  (at least in a timely manner)

Make it easy for them.   Create a “contact” in your phone who’s name is:  ICE      Make it all capital letters.  Add the most important phone number in there — preferably someone you don’t travel with a lot but who can still make decisions for you.

In the “notes” section of the contact you could put:

Mother:               Janet Doe – 333-333-3333

Sister:                  Mary Dough – 222-222-2222

Husband:            Tom Doughnut – 111-111-1111

Whomever you want to be contacted.

If your phone doesn’t allow “notes” —just put the person’s number you would like to be called in case of an emergency.  I don’t recommend putting the name of a person you’re always with —like your spouse— put someone in there who knows who to contact and what to do if you need help.

Remember, if you’re got a “lock” on your phone, they won’t be able to get into it.

Have any ideas to share?    Lemme me know!

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Peeing in the middle of the night? Sit the “F” Down!

by Dean Hervochon on April 22, 2011

Men!  Listen up!  If you’re anything like me and you might have to pee in the middle of the night, make it easy on yourself — sit down to do it! This is especially true if you live with women!   I don’t have any idea why they are so territorial and dictatorial (pun intended) over that toilet—but they are!  Make your life easy, sit the “f” down to pee in the middle of the night!

And Wear Your Own Underwear Too!

If you think about it, it is common courtesy to not disturb anyone when “you’ve got to see a man about a water bill”, right?  No one wants to hear a racehorse pee while they’re trying to sleep (just referencing how I think I sound! …).  Be considerate!   If you’re living alone and you want to pee on the walls, all over the toilet, on the floor, your feet — whatever.   But, if you don’t clean the toilet and you want to be a good mate, sit down at night.  Also, don’t flush the toilet if all you’ve done is pee—it makes noise when you flush—that can wait until the morning.  Experience tells me that no man is a good shot in the middle of the night – especially if you’ve been drinking.  Hellllooo….make everyone happy and if you’re that drunk, at least you’ve got a place to sit while you sleep instead of falling into the shower door.

Here’s the deal you make with women.  If you promise to sit down in the middle of the night—they promise to get off your back about putting the toilet seat down.  I don’t understand their logic about that.   They want you to put the toilet seat down after you just raised it to not pee on it?  Well, why don’t men ask women to put the toilet seat UP after they’ve used it—if they do that—it won’t get peed on!   I don’t understand women making men 100% responsible for them not sitting in pee!   Alright, alright…I got that out of my system.

Here’s the truth:  I’m going to admit that I always put the toilet seat and lid down after I use it; it’s good Feng Shui.  I’m so gay!   Putting the lid down supposedly stops your money from “going down the drain”.   I read that years ago and I was hooked. Honestly, a bathroom is much more inviting if the person before you puts the lid down.   Don’t EVER do that in a public restroom – you want to limit your exposure to other people’s germs when you’re out in public!   Another thing you also should do, if you miss the toilet and hit the rim, wipe it off with toilet paper.  No one wants to see if you’ve taken your vitamins today or not.  Wipe off the toilet rim.

So remember men, sit down to pee in the middle of the night!

Does anyone have a better suggestion?  Let’s here it!

 

 

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“Don’t Waste Your Pretty!”

by admin on April 21, 2011

Girls…“DON’T WASTE YOUR PRETTY!”

"Don't Waste Your Pretty"

This is what I say to someone when they’re obviously wasting their time in a bad relationship.  It’s a short sentence and it just about says it all.

We all age…you are doing this as I type.  Ouch!  Now, not all of us (eh hem) are able to maintain our “good looks” throughout our lives, so wake up now and pay attention to what is going on in your life!   This actually applies to all ages…but I’ve seen way too many young, beautiful girls turn into: depressed; over-weight; hopeless complainers because they made the wrong decisions spending their precious time…and spending all their precious pretty on a jerk!

According to “Nice Girls Take Charge”, there are five rules every girl need to burn into their brain:

1.  Know what you want

2. Believe you deserve it

3. Communicate directly and concisely

4. Be prepared for “push back”

5. Put yourself first — you’ve got to get your needs met to be a happy partner

There is only a limited amount of time when we’re in our “prime”.   USE IT!  Take stock of where you are in your life — right now.  If you’re really not happy with the guy you’re spending the precious minutes of your life with—you’re never going to be happy with your “Prince” —no matter how much you drink, or eat, or smoke to fog your glasses, he’s not changing.   Bad relationships just get uglier as time goes on and I hate to tell you this, but you will get uglier too if you’re not happy.  If you’re with a guy who doesn’t honor you; elevate you; trust you; love you – I say: NEXT!   Now is not the time to waste your precious “pretty time”.

Use your assets while you have them.  “Don’t Waste Your Pretty!”  Got it?

Any other good advice in not wasting your time or energy or pretty on someone who doesn’t make you happy?

 

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