Sunday, December 30, 2012

A New Year a New Kiss?

So as New Years approaches I have been pondering...

So I did some research and here is what I found....

- From Answers...

The custom of the kiss can be traced back to the Ancient Roman festival of Saturnalia, and observances around the Winter Solstice at year end. Later, the New Year's Eve kiss would come to be seen as a barometer for things to come. In old English and German legends, the first person you came in contact with when the bells chimed midnight, be it a familiar friend or just an acquaintance, set the tone for your happiness and fortune in the coming year. A kiss with one you loved ensured good tidings, but to have to kiss someone less favorable, or not kiss anyone at all, would mean misfortune in the upcoming year.

-Wiki says...
In some Western cultures, it is a custom for people to kiss at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Some hold the superstition that failing to kiss someone ensures a year of loneliness.[18]

- And whether you like them... or not Huffington Post writes...
According to English andGerman folklore, the first person you encounter in a new year -- and the nature of this encounter -- sets the tone for the rest of the year. A kiss is about strengthening ties you wish to maintain in the future.If a couple celebrating together doesn't take the time to lock lips, it doesn't bode well for the relationship.

So now that we know why people kiss on midnight of New Years eve lets learn some more!!!

How TO get a New Years eve Kiss.
1. Get a date or be a creep.
1. a. Get a date- Getting a date involves asking someone on a date with you. I know this may be difficult for many of you. If you are too afraid to mutter the words, "Will you go on a date with me?" just say, "Do you want to hang out?" We all know that "hanging out" is really code for, "I want to go on a date with you but I'm too afraid to just ask you out."
1. b. Be a creep- If hanging out is still too intimidating for you become a creep. I am personally really good at creeping on people on facebook and such. Use your creep skills to discover where your crush/ special someone will be during New Years. After you discover this secret be there as well.
* Side note- DO NOT BE TOO CREEPY! This will turn your crush away from you faster then a cheetah on a skate board. Do NOT physically creep through their place trying to discover where they will be because I will not vouch for you if the cops try to haul away your behind.
2.Come Prepared- this involves many aspects like...
-put on deodorant and wear perfume/ cologne
-brush your teeth and eat mints/ chew gum
-brush and do your hair nicely
-wear a cute outfit
-extra moisturize your smoocher
-be confident! After all it is key!
3.Chat it up- talk to many people at the party this does many things including helping you to make friends or maybe meet another special someone if the one you're there for turns out to be not so great.
If you are a girl and you only talk to girls... You are not giving guys an opportunity to talk to you, you are staying in the wolf pack, and the wolf pack is intimidating to guys.
If you are a girl and you only talk to guys... when you read the previous you may have discovered what is referred to as the wolf pack. This wolf pack will turn on you and try to find the best way to destroy you because you crossed the territory line.
If you are a guy and only talk to guys... well your giving off the wrong vibes.
If you are a guy and only talk to girls... you may be viewed as a player.
4. Mention that you wouldn't mind  a kiss- Subtly tell your crush/ special person that you wouldn't mind a New Years kiss. Key word here is subtly. Maybe you would write a Facebook post about it, maybe mention it in your blog... perhaps like I am :) *if you know who you are, you know who you are!
5. Be around your crush before midnight- This is obvious!

Now if you DON'T want a kiss, do the opposite of all the previous, you could also bring your Grandma to the party... because that is weird!

Hope you don't get mano!
Have fun and Good Luck!

Afton Michelle!

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Christmas Dating List

So there is probably no worse time to be single then during the Holidays. There are so many fun activities to do if you have a special someone and you notice those fun activities even more when you don't have a special someone. Because of this I have decided to compose a list of dates and activities that would be absolutely perfect with the season, maybe if I'm good Santa will bring me some of these dates shortly?

1. Temple Square Lights!- This should be a no brainer! Girls like the whole stand in front of the temple and lights and take a picture with a cute guy. You can tell girls like to do this because they immediately post their pictures to Facebook for the whole world to see. By doing this they are showing him off to their friends and saying, "Look how cute he is! He took me to temple square to see the lights!" There is something about lights that is just romantic and gives an ambiance to a date, which brings me to...

2. Light a lantern- I personally have never done this but I still would like to some day. Even though it may be cold outside it would still be magical to light a paper lantern and watch it float into the night sky. This activity may or may not be combined with watching of the movie Tangled. If the girl is a hopeless romantic like some people I know *cough cough*(me) she would deeply enjoy the movie tangled, then you can surprise her at the end with a lighting of your own paper lanterns.

3. Ice Skating- Now while skating inside is fun and stuff nothing say awww like Ice Skating outside. Luckily for us we live in Utah and there are a few spots available to do so. South Jordan has a great place to ice skate outside, and if you click the South Jordan it will take you to a website with more information. This ice skating rink is a good inexpensive date too!

4. Christmas lights- Now there can be many variations on this so I advise you to make your own creative spin on it! Where I live we have two great options for lights. First the pond, Salem city is so wonderful to decorate the pond so wonderfully. It's a great spot to drive around, talk a walk around, and probably the best... steal a smooch on the bridge. Now the only thing that could possibly make that smooch more cute would be to steal it in the snow. Its a perfect movie moment! Now another great option would be The Festival of Lights in Spanish Fork. With prices around $7 a vehicle its not very expensive and definitely note worthy! If you know of a house that has their lights dance to the music that would be a good option as well. You also could create a judging rubric and go on a tour around your city to decide which house has the best lights! Any of these options should/could be combined with hot chocolate!

5. Sledding- while it is an option I find myself tired after wards and my nose gets really cold. It still can be very fun as long as you come fully prepared for the weather! This could also apply to building a Snow man, or having a Snow ball fight. Just remember if you are a boy and you engage in a Snow ball fight still be gentle and don't hit her in the face with a Snow ball, that will definitely loose you points!

6. Dancing- This I saw just recently while I was out and about finishing up my Christmas Shopping. There was a cute couple who were shopping as well. A Christmas song came on and the guy insisted that the girl dance with him. Girls may be slightly embarrassed that they are dancing in public but deep inside behind her blushing she loves that you have that much confidence to show her off a little. Now you should be creative with your dancing.. if you need help here is a list of do's and don'ts
Do's...                                                                            Don'ts
under twinkly lights                                                         wrapped in twinkly lights (you'll probably fall over)
while you light a lantern                                                   while you light her on fire
to Christmasy or romantic music                                     To music sang by a dog
(if you are good at singing you could possibly                  To music that you sing and you DON'T have a
serenade her with your voice)                                          GOOD voice
in public                                                                          In front of an old folks place
in private                                                                         In someone's bed room while they are sleeping
by a fire place                                                                  In a fire place

Basically shy away from lighting her on fire, bad music, and in an inappropriate place and you should be well off.

7. Bake something- Now this is cute and a fun inexpensive idea as well. You can make a gingerbread house, make cookies, decorate cookies, make candies or basically anything delicious. Don't make fruit cake or jell-o, that would be weird. You could also deliver some of the goodies to neighbors and friends, and that way you don't get a belly ache from eating too much of them.

8. Snuggle up and watch a Christmas movie- well you don't specifically have to watch a Christmas movie, any cute movie will do the trick! Oh hint... if you spy over at the girl once in a while and make sure she catches you spying she might ask you what you are doing or why you are not watching the movie, if you say "I'd much rather look at the beautiful girl sitting next to me," well you might just melt her heart a little bit! Blankets are a good addition, fire places are nice, next to a lit up Christmas tree is good, just be cute!

9. Go out to dine- Dress up all nice and go out to eat. Make sure that both parties of the date know to dress up nicely. Dressing up nicely always makes everything feel more special, also you can combine this with a few of the options above like numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,and 8. Also when you are dressed up all nice and take pictures you look extra cute!

10. This is where you get cute, creative and fun. Spontaneity can be fun but secret preparation to make it seem spontaneous but still prepared for unfortunate events is very greatly welcomed.  Use your imagination and sweeping a girl off her feet should not be so hard.

So if you are reading this, which by this point it obvious that you are, go share a special moment with someone this special season! Maybe I'll be so fortunate to have one of these special moments myself!

Wish me goodluck!

Afton Michelle