Simplify Your Life: Turn Off the Cell Phone

As I was walking home from class today, I noticed a group of three people huddled together. They each had their cell phones out and were looking at them. You could tell they were friends, but you could also tell how distracted they were with their shinny new phones (one of them had the new iPhone, I noticed).

My two friends

I had a friend that came up to visit me for a weekend. During that entire time I saw more of the top of her head, as she was looking at her Sidekick, than her face. It was annoying.

I have another friend who does not even own a cell phone. Can you believe that? She just has a home phone and Facebook and we still seem to see her all the time. She is a much happier person than the first.

Why not turn off the cell phone?

When you’re with your friends, your loved ones, or in class do you really need your cell phone on and answering every text message you get? It reminds me of those workaholic business men that forget about their families (but that’s still better than my dad who always wanted to “hang out” with me and my friends when we went out to the movies).

Why not try turning off the cell phone every once in a while. Start off slow so people can get accustomed to it. They will eventually learn how to reach you once you train them properly. Then, life will be simpler.

Seriously, why not?

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A Modern Day Romance: A Fictional Account

Mixing Facebook and relationships is like mixing peach schnapps and calculus. Jonathon Berlin on the Chicago Tribune website explains this to us in a way we can understand:

To find out the continuation of Kevin, Jennifer, and Amy’s love triangle story, visit the Chicago Tribune.

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Get a Professor to Bump Your Grade Up

Want to get a better grade just for the hell of it? Or, sometimes you barely get a B- and needed that grade so your GPA does not drop too low and you lose your scholarship. Or, maybe you just think you deserve a better grade. Here are some excuses and guidelines on how to get your professor to bump you up:


Arranging a meeting with the professor to discus your options should be your first step. You want to contact the professor as soon as you know you want your grade changed. Otherwise, the professor will think you are just some lazy ass that wants to get a free grade bump.

If it is the middle of the summer and you live in a different city, it is best to contact you professor through email and just ask that way. This may also be a good choice for those students who are a little more shy.

Be prepared

Before actually meeting with the professor or emailing him or her in full about the subject, make sure you are on top of your game. Click to continue reading…


Friday Funnies: 70 Ways to Make a Women Happy

There are 70 ways to make a woman happy.

The first is to take her shopping.

The rest is 69.

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Friday Funnies: The Best Pen in the World

When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost any surface including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300°C.

The Russians used a pencil.