Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Florida!

"Yeah!"

“Yeah!”

Happy Holidays, everyone!

woo hoo!

woo hoo!

Hi there!  As some may have noticed, I’ve been an absentee blogger for..oh, I would say since my Halloween post.  Why you ask?  Because I’ve been in a pseudo comatose state.  This consisted of being a lazy ass, lacking motivation, in a television stupor, beriddled with flu-like symptoms, and the most of all… growing a baby inside of me.

Wow, I’ve been gone so long, they changed the posting format.  Anywho, don’t worry, my fingers are gaining strength and the clouds in my mind are beginning to dissipate…. I’ll be back to regularly blogging in the near future.

I do have to give much love to a very special blogger acting as my WordPress coach.  He tweeted and guilted me into getting back on here.  If it weren’t for the nugget of guilt he left in my brain, I could have easily fell right back into a Law & Order marathon instead of posting today.  Thank you, SocialKenny!

Random Online Dating tip:

Drunken Christmas parties don’t usually make for the start of a meaningful office romance.

Happy Holidays everyone!

and of course, follow me on twitter in case another marathon is on.

Happy Halloween!

Dance, dance, dance.

Boo!  In the spirit of Halloween, here is a photo blast from the past.  This is me and a buddy of mine many years ago striking a mid dance pose at some party.  It was held at some random guys house in the middle of the woods.  He completely decked it out with strobe lights, decorations, etc… think he even had a fog machine.

To answer some questions: Yes, I do believe it was in Jersey (hence the fog machine).  I have no idea why I had my purse on.  We were not lucid when this photo was taken.

Can you tell what we were dressed as?  I’ll give you a hint: In an 80′s cult movie classic, she was in construction by day and a stripper at night who fell in love with her older boss.  Nothing?  Ok, in a fameworthy dance move on stage, she pulled a tassel to drench herself with a bucket of water.

That’s right… Jennifer Beals from Flashdance!

I think I wore this costume 3 years in a row because it was just so comfortable.  All you need is a leotard, grey sweatshirt, tights, legwarmers, and Keds.  Wrist and headband are optional but adds a nice touch.  Feel free to copy and your feet will thank me later :o)

What are some of your favorite costumes that you have gone as?  Or have seen other people in?  Anyone go to/ planning on going to any Halloween parties this year?

Anyone meet anyone at a Halloween party?  I did.  You can read all about it here.

Would love to hear from you!

On a side note:  Am so grateful loved ones in NY are doing well after Hurricane Sandy.  Please pray for those who aren’t.

*help me rule the world and follow me on twitter: @angiegomez1010 *

The way too much info guy

“But, I’m just…so…sad.” *

Hey there!  Reminiscing about my semi-recent night out in NYC makes me think about a guy who approached bestie and I and shared way too much information. We ran into him in the line for the bathroom, then again by the bar, then again on the rooftop where he offered to take some pics.  Granted he cropped off the bottom half of my head, but it’s the thought that counts.  He seemed nice enough and funny enough to chat to, but then he started getting a bit too raw.

Maybe it’s because he saw wedding bands on and felt he needed to unload his personal issues on taken women, or maybe he thought being a sensitive soul was the way into a girls heart, or maybe he just had too much to drink.

Regardless, it was a little too much for comfort.  He started telling us how he is a nice guy but doesn’t really get along with his sister.  Ok.  Then he started saying his sister has an attitude problem because she is a lesbian and just came out.  What?  Ok.  But then he starts saying he is clinically depressed and takes medication.  Say what?

Words of advice:

  • When meeting someone, anyone outside of the medical profession, for the first time, do not bring up negative family dynamics or personal mental health issues.  This does not make for light banter and makes the other person uncomfortable.

Bestie and I ran away when he went to the bathroom.  He found us again, and brought his skeezy friend.  Maybe he didn’t see the wedding band?

His skeezy friend happened to be the the person I wrote about here.  Perhaps Mr. Asshole was trying to balance out Mr. Too Much Info?  Could jackass have been an unsuccessful trainer of sorts?  What do you think?

Random Online Dating Tip:

  • When meeting for a first date, don’t make it a double or group scenario.  It should just be the two of you.  That way, you and your date can get to see if there is a chance for a second date.

Ever met a wingman that was horrible at his job?  Or have you ever met two people completely opposite of one-another yet close friends?  How do you feel about group first dates?  Think they help or hinder a budding relationship?

Would love to hear from you!

*help me rule the world and follow me on twitter: @angiegomez1010 *

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Men, why so shy?

“Two drinks down, one to go… then she wont be able to resist…muhahah”

Hey there!  A recent post of mine was about the not so elusive PUA community.  For those that haven’t had the chance to read though, you can find it here.  Be sure to read the comments below for some answers/ observations to questions asked.  Before I continue, I would like to thank some members of this world for the insight you gave me.

Ladies, they’re not all bad… we just need to learn how to sense a douche from a gem… much like what we do day to day anyways.  Hint: if there is a recording device of any kind documenting your first encounter, most likely it’s not to show the grandkids.

The basic principle is giving men the confidence they need to approach a lady they are interested in…mostly.

This leaves me wondering: What is going on with men nowadays?

Every year that passes, men seem to get more and more timid.  What happened to the go-getter who wasn’t too shy to ask a woman out?  This man transformed into a delicate creature who is too afraid to even say “hi”.  Instead, he would gawk from afar, wait till the lady he has his eye on got herself drunk (with her own money mind you), then pull some Mike the Situation Jersey Shore creeper move.  It’s gotten to the point where men can barely “wink”, or send out an introductory email on an online dating site.

Are they that afraid of rejection?  Have we traumatized them so severely that they don’t even bother coming up at all anymore?  It almost seems that we switched roles and men are now the “fairer sex”.

A dating coach who commented on my last PUA blog brought up a good point and said this behavior has to do with competition.  There is always a bigger better someone out there, especially with all of these technological advances in finding a date, both sexes tend to get picky.  A little too picky.

He brings up a good point.

Random online dating tip (cause that’s what I do):

  • If a guy you meet online (or really any guy) refuses to call you, ever, and prefers to just text, even after you call and leave a message asking him to CALL you back, he’s just not interested.  And I’m not talking about one instance, I’m talking about never calling you.

What’s your take?  Why are men so shy?  Are we woman partly to blame?  Is technology at fault?  Maybe tv shows like Jersey Shore?  Am I the only one who loves the Dos Equis guy?  Why can’t they be like that guy?

Would love to hear from you!

*help me rule the world and follow me on twitter: @angiegomez1010 *

Black Magic

“Dang, I think I love you.”

Hey there!  I have been craving chocolate.  Not just any chocolate, but the kind of chocolate that makes your toes curl.  Although delicious, I didn’t want to indulge on Hersheys, Reese’s, or the ever fabulous Whatchamacallit bars.  I wanted something that wrapped it’s gooey dark arms around my belly.

So, I did what anyone with a severe choco craving would do, I Googled.

I Googled far and wide for “best chocolate cake recipe”, “chocolate cake recipe”, “moist chocolate cake” and found something beyond delicious called “Black Magic”.  The original recipe is here:

http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/cake/black-magic-cake-best-chocolate-cake-ever-5.html

I will repost ingredients and directions below with some variations of my own in ( )’s.

What you need:

  • 1 & 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs baking soda
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt (used Kosher)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooled coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup veggie oil (used canola)
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract (used 1 tbs)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Get a large mixing bowl and combine all dry ingredients.  You can use a whisk and just whisk everything around.  In a separate bowl, combine eggs with coffee and vanilla.  Stir together with a fork as if you were making scrambled eggs.  Pour in bowl with dry ingredients and add buttermilk and oil.  Whisk everything together until there are no lumps and everything is smooth.  Batter will be loose.  Pour in a buttered glass baking pan.  Think mine was 9×13.  Put in oven for about 35 min or so.  Remove and cool to room temp.

Frosting:

I went rogue and followed directions loosely cause I don’t like things too sweet.  Here’s my take:

  • 1 cup semi-sweet choc chips, melted (used Nestle brand)
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 tbs milk (used 2% or whatever you have on hand)
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract

Melt chocolate chips in teflon pot on low to medium heat. (too lazy to do the double broiler thing).  Be sure to constantly stir and just melt chips, not burn.  Toss in butter and keep stirring until fully melted.  Add milk and vanilla to thin.  Keep stirring until chocolate gets smooth and shiny.  Pour over room temp cake.

Enjoy, I know I did!

Feed this to an online date, a mate, presidential candidates, yourself, and everyone in the neighborhood cause it makes about 20 pieces.

Anyone ever get insatiable food cravings?  What are they?  What do you do?

Would love to hear from you!

*help me rule the world and follow me on twitter: @angiegomez1010 *

PUA community… where you at?

“This course is really paying off”.*

Happy Columbus day!  The writing of my last post, which you can read here,  sparked some great comments, so in honor of keeping them going…and also attempting to gain some undercover lady intel, I’m addressing several questions to the PUA community out there.

For those of you not in the know, PUA is the acronym for Pick Up Artist.  Apparently there is a following consisting mostly of men that have combined all their knowledge and resources on picking up the ladies.  They gathered this information and formed a sort of seduction school consisting of books, lectures, how-to videos, and other forums.

Please note, when I use the word “seduction” , I use it loosely because in some cases, seduction can mean reverse psychology, inappropriate comments, and even the refusal of buying a drink and expectation to be bought a drink instead.

But then again, some ladies may view this as a sort of challenge and “rise to the occasion”, so to speak.  Therefore, insults turn into a sort of seduction foreplay with the badboy type, which as one PUA blog buddy of mine pointed out…can be fun.

Since my understanding is admittedly limited and had no idea this type of organization existed before joining WordPress, I pose some questions:

  1. Who is the founding father of this technique?
  2. Do these techniques work to attract longterm relationship type girls or merrily used as a ploy to get laid?
  3. Are there variations within the PUA community?  One for sex, the other for marriage?
  4. Is there a difference between the quality type of girl you can get in relation to what technique is being used?
  5. And most importantly, do you have a union?

As I said earlier, I had no idea this PUA organization existed.  I thought they were just the badboys in the bar.  Little did I know …

Looking back, I believe a past friend of mine fell victim to one of these PUA artists.  Through the grapevine, I heard she met a “hot guy” at a bar, they went on one great date, she then flew out to meet him…in Canada, for their second date (she’s the friend in the group that always followed her heart more than her brain).  She then returned back to the states more single than when she left.  Fast forward a bit, unbeknownst to her, he used her in some sort of training video on how to get laid.

As a whole, I think I understand the basics of PUA.  It can act as a sort of confidence booster to the meek guys out there.  It shows them how to be more confident and bold enough to approach ladies he may find attractive.  However, I can’t help put think that through the years, this technique may have been muddied by rogue PUAs that just straight lied to girls for some action.

Keyword here is honesty.  If you’re a badboy, act like one so us ladies know what to expect and enjoy ourselves accordingly.

It’s sort of like the Latin Kings of NY…at first, it was to unite one another and back eachother up.  Then they mutated into a dangerous gang.  No?  Too much?

And what ever happened to guys just coming up and saying “hello?”

Random online dating tip:

  • PUA in the online dating community does exist.  Learn to pick up on redflags if you are looking for a longterm relationship.  A big one: guys that post pics of themselves with other girls hanging on them.  Like in the barscene, some may find that a challenge, and some should not.

Thoughts on the above?  Answers to the above?

Would love to hear from you!

*help me rule the world and follow me on twitter: @angiegomez1010 *

*pic source: Google images