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My Secret Little Pleasure

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Time to confess a secret I’ve been trying to keep for a while. I like “Chick flicks”. I’m a man and I can say proudly that I like movies “dealing with love and romance and designed to appeal to a largely female target audience […] a chick-flick is a film designed to have an innate appeal to women, typically young women.” as my good friend Wikipedia describe them. I don’t know why, but it all started when I was feeling bored so I decided to watch “Bridesmaids”, which I will deny if you tell anybody.

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Most men wouldn’t admit to like them, but inside we all love them. Laying down in my bed with a bowl of popcorn and my best friend, my laptop watching a movie that will make me feel something. It wouldn’t give me that adrenaline rush you get after watching movies like “300” or “Die hard”, it will only make you think about your feelings and your love life (if you have one).

Remembering when I was a kid, I would always say that “these movies are for women, a man should watch big action movies”. If I met that kid today I would tell him to give them a try, because there not that bad. Also at school, We all had that debate between Boys and girls about which movie is better, Action vs Romance

One of the many explanations that I have is that my environment influenced my choice of movies.  You see growing up my mother used to tell me “you’re my strong man” (those words that mothers typically say), maybe unconsciously I thought to be a man you had to do this or be that. Also seeing my father, who is a well built man, could have affected me.

Don’t get me weong, I’m not saying that a man should like a certain type of movies. Being a man is a really complex notion that could lead to a very long debate, all I’m just saying is that I like Chick flicks (also Romcoms).

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A Rollercoaster Of Feelings

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Tonight is the night and it’s going to happen again and again.  I’m having what I call “the up feeling”, you don’t know it. Well to keep it short it’s that surge of inspiration and motivation that makes you feel like you could do anything and overcome any difficulties the universe throws at your face. If my calculations are right I get it once a week, and it’s followed immediately by “the down feeling”. You guessed it right it’s the exact opposite of the first one. It’s just that feeling of boredom, discouragement and mostly depression that we love and value. But I fought throw to write this post that will be soon forgotten in this blogosphere.

Just a couple hours ago I was planning on studying much harder and getting ready to start my own business. Amazing ideas were flying in my head, I was gonna create this, invent that … I was just about to start my own t-shirt shop, WOW what an original idea.  I was all hyped-up and excited about it. Last month i was trying to create a revolutionary app that will change the world, and of course make me rich. Believe me I spent hours studying about programming languages, servers, Java, Object-C…

I can honestly say that is my brain was a movie, I’d be blockbuster.

But soon later I was like “It sounds like a lot of works”. That urge was quickly silenced by sadness,  thoughts of “what did I do with my life” and mostly hugger (I get really hungry after all this turmoil) . The roller coaster that is my feelings took a plunge into some dark waters.

What I want scientist to do is take my “up feeling” and synthesize to a drug. So whenever I’m feeling down I’d take a pill and up we go. Wait a minute, I think they already have that drug… its cocaine. Should i start using?

Sex Makes you smarter ?

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A recent study of University of Maryland found out that sex doesn’t only gives you that sweet feeling, but it also can makes you smarter. Before you get on a sex extravaganza, here’s what psychologists from the University of Maryland are saying:

“The latest research, conducted on mice, found that love-making greatly increased the creation of neurons located within the hippocampus, an area of the brain that is responsible for the formation of long-term memory. And stopping the mice from having sex led to a fall-off in their intelligence. We discovered that even though there had been the production of new neurons, the cognitive abilities acquired during the experiment decreased once the mice were subjected to long periods without sexual activity. Increased sexual activity floods an individual’s brain cells with oxygen, they noted. Neurons are a specialized type of cell which make up the basic building blocks of the nervous system.”

If we dig in the history of the world’s “smartest” people we can find some truth to this study.

Albert Einstein, Time magazine’s man of the century and one of the most legendary physicists of our planet. Didn’t spend all of his time in class room or working on his theorys’; he had more than his faire chair chasing tail. He cheated on his wife more then 10 times, with different women. He even slept with his cousin and her daughter; also we can’t forget about him getting caught with his best friend’s daughter.

The list continues, with a lot of famous names such as: Mozart, Marie Curie, Erwin Schrodinger and even Stephen Hawking

But what i want to ask these psychologists is do they include “self love”, because you know how teenagers can be . And if so would they be the smartest people in the world.

Also a question that asks itself is why aren’t porn stars smart? We all know the amount of “exercise” they get on a daily bases.

The most important question that comes to mind, is if this study is true then should colleges add a course “having sex 101” or “201”, I sure wouldn’t be against it.

The only thing left say to our friends up in Maryland is,  keep up the good work, this kind of scientific breakthrough is what will help our species evolve.

The sandwich that saved my life

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It’s kind of weird story that you’ll normally see in sitcoms or comedy movies but it happened to me a couple of weeks ago.

A few days after New Year, My sister spent the day with me having some “brotherly time” when she decided to go see our grandmother. It was around 8pm and we decided to walk, our grandparents house is only 2 blocks from us. So we strolled down the street under the night stars admiring the little shops on our way.  

Fast-forward to me coming back home, I was feeling kind of hungry so I decided to go to my favorite sandwich shop. It’s a little place down an ally run by a really nice Lebanese family. I took my sandwich to go and grabbed a cab home. In the cab I had my headphones on and a sad song came on (it wasn’t really sad but it made think about my life, and we all know how deep that thought can go) it was One Republic – Counting Stars. I had my head to the window when I heard the driver talking “Why so sad champ? You gotta be happy life is short” it was kind of sweet of him. I decided to walk the rest of the way home.

Walking back I was thinking about what the cabby said, and how cheesy it was. When suddenly I dropped my sandwich, and at the exact moment that I reached down to get it a car came crashing in the street two feet in front of me, literally where I was supposed to take my next step. My hart was pounding, I looked to the driver then I Looked at the sandwich and I smiled. The driver wasn’t injured and his car wasn’t in a bad shape, he apologized and asked if I was okay.

I want back home thinking that life is really short and then I ate my hero, he tasted really good.