10 tips to make your Significant other's valentines day this year

10 tips to make your Significant other's valentines day this year

1. Take your significant other out to eat and carb them up

They say there is no better way to the heart than through the stomach. pro tip: if you want to go somewhere fancy be sure to make reservations as many people may also be hungry and want a fancy dinner.

2. Be original as much as possible

There's nothing more special than feeling like someone went out of their way just to make you happy. Avoid the cheesy cards with the same old dad joke pick up lines on them, unless that's what your significant other is into.


3. Try to make your own gifts

Sure we all love new and exciting things, but I believe it's so special when someone makes you an original gift because they really took the time to give you something personal. Side note: some great personal gifts to make for your SO could be a scrapbook, a video of pictures and videos of you two, a mixtape, a date jar or love coupons.


4. Have a plan for the day/ night

Out of all of the days in the year this is your one you should have for. Let's face it girls have their hopes up for some sort of date whether it be a date at a fancy restaurant or a cuddle session to your favorite movie, at least act prepared and show you want to spend your day together special.

5. Hit up Hallmark

No literally. Most Valentine's Day haters call this day just a "Hallmark Holiday" well fine if that's what they want to call it why not pay a visit to your local Hallmark and prove that their is nothing wrong with pink stuffed animals and heart shaped candies, in my opinion those things are fun anyways so why not celebrate with them.

6. "With just 4.99 you can make your girl's day."

This is a very popular saying from the female population but what does it mean? It means flowers are cheap people and they're simple. They smell nice they look nice and they make us gals feel nice.

7. Do fun things beyond "the typical Valentine's Day"

Valentine's day doesn't just have to be about dressing all fancy and going to a nice dinner. You can do lots of things, it's basically a day meant for sharing your love so why not spend it going on a series of mini dates. Spend the day binge watching your favorite shoes, making and decorating cookies, playing board games, and anything your heart desires.

8. Despite all the love and passion try to be considerate of the singles

Not sure which of the names "Valentines day" or "Singles awareness day" is easier on the ears but try to make it on the single's eyes with your SO in public.

9. Don't forget to be yourself because that's what's most important

After all of the forced gifts and fancy dinners and all of the sweetness in-between don't forget to be yourself, no matter how weird, because that is the true reason why your partner is with you and you should celebrate each other not just the holiday.

10. Basically be as extra as you can

The bigger the better? Okay maybe not, but going above and beyond does no harm in showing how much you love someone.

And if your bae is isn't taking the hints this Valentine's Day or you don't have a bae...

Or, as recommended, always



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50 Random Thoughts You Have On Any Given Snow Day

"Oh no, I slept through my 7:30 class!"

When you live in the south, snow days are few and far between. School's more likely to be shut down for a tornado than snow! When a snow day happens, it's a surreal experience that feels separated from reality and that disconnect spawns some weird thoughts. Here are 50 random thoughts from a snow day.

1. "Oh no, I slept through my 7:30 class!"

2. "Wait! Class is canceled and I can sleep in!

Falls back into unconsciousness.

3. "Did I really sleep until noon?!? Half my free day is gone!"

4. "Oh well..."

5. "So what do I want to do with a WHOLE day free?"

6. "Hmmm, brain isn't working. Coffee, first!"

7. "I wonder when it's supposed to start snowing? I'll check online!"

Spends an hour fooling around on Facebook and Pinterest.

8. "I need to do something productive. I'll do some homework! Right after I eat..."

9. "What do I want to eat?"

Pizza, salad, chicken, mac n cheese?

10. "Chocolate chip pancakes!"

11. "Wait, why are they falling apart when I flip?"

Oh...I forgot the egg...

12. "PB&J it is!"

13. "Okay, I've eaten and it's time to start homework!"

14. "But I can't leave all these dishes here..."

I'll just have to do the dishes first!

15. "Dishes are done, and I think I've earned a break!"

16. "I wonder what's new on Netflix?"

17. "Oooo, this looks interesting!"

30 minutes later...nope, bored.

18. "I should watch a movie instead!"

30 minutes later...nope, not enough attention span.

19. "Oh! It's 4 PM. I'll just put it on Friends for background noise while I do homework."

20. "Do Joey and Chandler even buy food?"

They're always at Monica's. Does she just do the shopping for all of them?

21. "Monica has a really nice apartment."

I wonder how much rent is?

22. "Rent in New York City is how much!?!?!"

23. "No wonder they all eat Monica's food! They can't afford it!"

24. "How do Rachel, Pheobe, and Joey even afford to live here!?! How are they not homeless!?!"

25. "How many people in New York are homeless?"

26. "63,000!!!!!!!!"

*internal sobbing*

27. "Oh geez, I need to do homework still..."

28. "Okay, let's check Blackboard."

29. "Nothing new. Might as well check Facebook while I'm on here."

30. "Looks like another person got engaged."

31. "And another one got married."

32. "And another had a baby."

33. "And a second baby..."

34. "And a third baby..."

35. "And a fourth baby...what's in the water!?!?!"

36. "What did their parents say?!?"

37. "Wait, we're all adults and having babies is normal now..."

38. "Being an adult is weird."

39. "I wonder if Pinterest has any tips on being an adult?"

40. "Oh, that mac n cheese recipe looks amazing!"

41. "I should go get the ingredients for that!

Wait, roads are closed today...

42. "Tips on Disney World travel!"

43. "I miss Disney so much!"

44. "Kyle's never been to Disney! We need to go!"

45. "How much does a week at Disney cost?"

46. "...so we might have enough money in 20 years..."

47. "He's never been to Universal either! How much does that cost?"

48. "...this is just depressing..."

49. "Okay, enough messing around. I do need to check email, though."

50. "Awesome! Another snow day tomorrow!"

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Summer Adventures

Warmer weather calls for summertime adventures with friends.

The countdown to summer begins as everyone looks forward to the warmer weather and longer days of sunlight. Days of getting to sleep in until noon and then staying out late.

There is nothing like getting to sleep in until noon, and then staying out late because it's summer! Summer is filled with many memories and adventures, because it is a time to relax and have fun. You feel the happiest during the summer, when your getting a nice tan and spending almost every day and every second with your friends.

Summer is also the time for adventures. My friends and I always make a list of the places we want to go, as well as a list of things we want to see before the end of the summer.

The best days are when you can drive with all the windows down, your hair is blowing in the wind, and you have the music jamming. Nothing like having a little jam session with your friends while cruising down the highway. We all have that one friend who rolls down the windows and blasts the music whenever they're driving.

"Weird New Jersey" is a list of places located throughout New Jersey and the stories behind each of them. During the summer, I go looking for these places with my sister, my best friend, my best friend's mom, and my best friend's sister. Clinton Road is one of these places, and the story is if you travel along it at night, a black truck will appear and follow you.

We Jersey people also like to take trips to the Jersey Shore. The beach is one of the best places to go, and I could sit there for days just soaking in the sun and listening to the waves crashing onto the shore. The beach is a relaxing place to go, where you can spend time with family and friends. Not only can you go to the beach, but you can also go to the boardwalk and get some of the best food and ice cream around.

Another thing my friends and I like to do is go adventuring on my one friend’s boat. We like to cruise all along the lake and take in the scenery. Sometimes we like to park the boat and go swimming, or just float around and soak in the sun.

Many people like to adventure to an exotic location for a week or two, where they spend their time getting to know the area and local culture. I usually adventure to Florida, whether it be to the beach or to Disney. While we're in Florida for a week or so, my family and I get to explore the area, shop, and relax by the ocean or a pool.

Finally, hiking is another great way to go on an adventure. In New Jersey (specifically Sussex County), there are several places to go hiking. Most of these places have beautiful scenery and are incredibly peaceful. Last summer, I went hiking at Adams Creek, which has a waterfall that is astonishing to see in person.

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