1. Anything knitted by anyone:
…it’s impossible to throw out gifts when this much time and effort have been put into them.
2. Family heirlooms:
…the only way to get rid of these is by dying.
3. Especially if that something “survived the war”:
…forget about it.
4. Something with a kid’s handwriting on it:
…letters don’t look cute forever.
5. Handmade art by kids:
…double attachment points.
6. Decorations “that would go so well in your place”:
…be prepared to always have that hanging up whenever the gifter visits.
7. A personalized coupon book:
…you have no choice but to spend these or hide them in your sock drawer for a hundred years.
8. Someone’s self-portrait:
…throwing it away is like throwing them away. Nope. Keep it forever in a special place under a million stacks of paper on your desk.
9. Pets (NOT THAT YOU WOULD EVER WANT TO)
…because they are for life and forever adorable.
…as long as you have flesh, this gift is gonna be around.
A Frisco, TX elementary school is causing quite a ruckus by throwing a “winter party” that bans mentioning Christmas and the colors red and green.
Even though the state passed “The Merry Christmas Law” back in June that allows schools to use “Merry Christmas”, “Happy Hanukkah,” etc….the school sent out strict guidelines banning the word Christmas.
An email was sent out to the school staff about the party that said:
1) No reference to Christmas or any other religious holiday
2) No red/green or Christmas Trees
3) Nothing that will stain the carpet (red juice, dark colored icing, etc.)
The PTA said they didn’t want to “offend any families, since each family donates money. They feel this is the best policy…”
A 10-year-old boy was suspended from a Fawn Grove, PA elementary school for pretending to shoot his friend with an imaginary bow and arrow.
The 5th grader violated the schools zero tolerance for weapons policy when he drew back an imaginary bow and shot an arrow into his friend while pretending to be his favorite superhero.
He was suspended for one day and threatened with expulsion for “making a threat” towards another student using a “replica or representation of a firearm.”
Lawyers (the Rutherford Institute) are defending the boy and asking the Superintendent the take away the suspension and wipe it from his record.
Eric Church is in a stink with Taylor Swift fans over a new cryptic teaser promoting his next album, The Outsiders.
Now pulled from the Internet, the YouTube video featured a clip of Taylor’s Pinnacle Award acceptance speech at the CMA Awards, recalling how she replaced Eric on a Rascal Flatts tour. The clip then repeated Taylor saying, “Eric Church got fired,” over and over.
What a lot of people don’t know is that Eric and Taylor are actually friends. Before he filmed the teaser, he asked Taylor directly if he could use the clip to get his fans excited about the new . Taylor gave Eric the green light, but then she talked to her label, which said that the video had to be pulled from the Web.
An 11-year-old girl has been told she’s not allowed to sell mistletoe to help pay for her braces, but the city of Portland, OR, says she can legally beg for money.
Her and her dad were selling mistletoe, downtown, where they city holds a weekly market when a security guard told them they had to stop because of a city ordinance.
The guard told her she could sell outside the boundaries of the park the market was in, or she could just ask people for donations to help cover her costs.
She told them she didn’t want to beg, she wanted to work for her money.
A Portland Parks Bureau spokesman said that begging is a form of free speech and covered under the first amendment.
Merriam-Webster dictionary’s word of the year is… science.
They looked at which words people looked up on their website, and they found a 176% increase in the number of times people looked up the word science.
So they went with science for the word of the year.
They think it makes sense, since many of the things we’re dealing with, whether it be climate change, or environmental regulation… it’s all science related.
Rounding out the top five are cognitive, rapport, communication, and niche.
While the British accent comes in first place for most accent-loving people in the U.S., a new survey claims that the southern drawl is winning fans left and right.
With that in mind, here are a few more reasons that Southern men make the best boyfriends.
1. They Have Great Manners- Southerners are known for having some swoon-worthy manners, from using polite words to holding doors open.
2. Their Choice Of Words Is Pretty Damn Cute- 'Beau' is much sexier than ‘boyfriend’ and who doesn't want to be called "darlin'?"
3. They Don't Play Games- If you kiss the dude, he's your boyfriend. No need to have a lot of 'so, where is this going?' conversations.
4. They're Great Cooks-This one seems to be especially true for those who have a deep appreciate of fried food. Who doesn't love fried green tomatoes?
5. They Tend To Be Close To Their Family- Any guy who has a great relationship with his family, especially his mom, is definitely a catch.
6. They Respect Women- Bordering on "annoying putting-of-ladies-on-pedestals stuff” is still way better than not being respected at all.
7. They're A Proud People- While northerners are definitely stoked to be Yankees, there's nothing quite like southern pride.
8. They'll Introduce You To Grits- Never had grits? They are a southern staple and specialty, and definitely something you should probably get hooked on. Now.
9. They Wear Seersucker- Greatest. Fabric. Ever.
10. They Take Their Time- Compared to their northern counterparts, southern men literally take time to smell the flowers.