If, like us, you’re tired of all the BS that the media purports about single women, the documentary Seeking Happily Ever After is a refreshing and insightful film as to the way we women live now.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the New York United Film Festival, and nominated for Best Documentary at the Action on Film Festival (where director/producer Michelle Cove was also nominated for Best Female Filmmaker), Seeking Happily Ever After doesn’t pull punches. The interview subjects will make you laugh, and cry, and think about what you really want out of life.
In other words, they tell it like it is.
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You and your peeps no longer need to cram yourself around one of those tiny Starbucks tables to get your fill of great conversation. Just open Coffee Talk, the latest and greatest game from Pressman Toys, and let the fun begin.
Coffee Talk, a new entry to the rapidly growing world of board games is two or more hours of fun for you and one, two, or more of your gal pals. And unlike that popular hot elixir, Coffee Talk, is even more fun when accompanied by a nice bottle of wine.
With 300 topics, players are challenged to write down instantly what comes to mind when a topic like, say, “Las Vegas,” pops up. Players get points for every unique answer that comes to mind in the allotted 45-seconds (timer provided in game pack). In the case of Vegas, for example, those answers might be “NewYork, New York,” or “The Strip.”
But points only go to answers that no other player has written down and that are accepted by other players as related to the topic.
Like all great games it starts simple. But then there are a lot of twists and turns, aided by the use of appropriately named wild cards like “Sugar Packets”, “Creamers”, and “Instant Coffee”.
You might even find yourself getting “Freeze Dried,” when you can’t come up with anything else to say about a chosen topic.
When members of the SMW staff were invited to play the game, the first thing that we all loved was the wildly inventive packaging. Wrapped in the guise of a one pound bag of premium coffee beans, you can’t help but smile when you hold it in your hand.
Another cool feature: the 300 topics, and 15 instant coffee cards, stay inside the packaging bag, which now serves as a sealed shaker to assure the next topic will be a surprise to all. (No peeking, please!) This element of quick surprise adds to the fun as well.
After two hours of laughs, you will be pleasantly surprised to find out how much you really know (or forgot) about topics ranging from Charlie Brown to Jay Leno.
One staffer summed up the experience of the game perfectly: “I love games that encourage great conversation. But Coffee Talk offered the added advantage of mixing a little bit of speed, a little bit of trivia. Seriously, we laughed all night long.”
The game can be purchased at Toys “R” Us, or Amazon.com.
To help warm up you and your friends on long winter nights to come (or extend your summer fun), SMW is offering you a chance to win one of six Coffee Talk games free! Winning entries will be chosen from emails to SMWContests@gmail.com received by Friday, October 23, 2011, Midnight PT, with the subject line: I Love Coffee Talk
We all know about commitment: agreeing to be with someone for the unforeseeable future. Dedicating ourselves to the unknown, even at the risk of failure. Relationships are about being brave enough to take that plunge.
Once or twice I’ve been faced with a very different kind of commitment: the commitment to being just friends.
I’m not shy about discussing my fear of burning bridges and my general desire to stay friends with those I have dated. There are times, however, I have found that it’s not so easy to keep things platonic. The memory is a strong muscle and it’s easy for us to get tempted to relive what once was.
I once I had a very lax attitude about this, trusting that a strong friendship with a guy would be strong enough to overcome any slip up we might have. As time passed, I came to realize that while we overcame a lot, things might not always be that easy. Being casual about our friendship could end it. And that definitely wasn’t worth it.
It was a battle, but not allowing myself to act anyway but completely platonic eventually did the trick. We established an unsaid boundary and, I’m happy to say, seem closer than ever.
How’s that for commitment?
Author Josie Brown is giving away $50 in Fandango Bucks to some lucky winner who likes thriller movies as much as romantic suspense!
It is a well-documented fact, especially among women, that men generally mature slower than women. It is something we are forced to accept, despite the fact that this is often hard to do.
Recently, my girl friends and I are noticing that this gap in maturity is manifesting itself in a new, not good way. We are lucky enough to be friends with a lot of great guys and we hang out with them a lot. Lately, however, we’ve noticed that they seem to have a habit of egging each other on when it comes to picking up women.
As a woman in the dating circuit, I have nothing against a guy who wants to spit some game on a girl. However, there is a difference between seeing an attractive woman and wanting to talk to her. and hitting on any female that walks by just for kicks.
It seems to me that no matter how old I get, this maturity gap doesn’t seem to be closing in at all. At what point are we supposed to accept that the men we know and love aren’t going to get any more mature?