10 Date Ideas For When You're Still Kinda Mad At Your Partner by Carolyn Busa

This little article of mine originally published on someecards. Enjoy!

Fighting with your significant other becomes significantly less fun once the weekend hits. You want to keep the cold shoulder and passive aggressive texts going to prove you're right (DUH). But there's a part of you that wants to go on a date and try to enjoy each other's company again (GROSS). You had originally planned to try that new bar but their cocktails have things like lavender and mint sprigs in them which are way too sophisticated for the current childish state of your relationship. 

So, what do you do? 

1) Go to the Movies
The movies are the easiest way to go out as a couple without having to communicate. However, since you are still kinda mad, don't see anything too romantic or too scary or too cute. This is not the time for animated, speaking animals! Think documentary. Recommendations: For the Love of Spock, Chicken People, Rats

2) Art Museum 
You're not trying to get away from your sweetie, you're just exploring the museum at a faster pace! Plus, as long as you opt to purchase the headphones, you don't even have to talk to each other! If you're up for it, take a selfie together in front of some cool painting and heal your relationship with Instagram likes.

3) Perform at an Open Mic
Not quite ready to downward dog together at couples yoga? Why not try an open mic! Prepare your best 2-minute set on why you're right and your partner is wrong and let the insults fly!

4) Go to Ikea
If happy couples walk out of Ikea angry and confused then maybe slightly angry couples will walk out of Ikea renewed! If you don't need any cheap furniture or duvet covers try instead waiting in line at Shake Shack. Same results.

5) Attend a Community Theatre Production
There’s no need to shell out the big bucks for the Broadway tour: the cheesier the better! The awkward dialogue, sloppy scene changes and failed dreams will have you two smiling at each other again in no time.

6) Bowling 
Bowling provides the right amount of together time while also providing the right amount of time to talk shit on the other person behind their back. "Go get em...you gutter rolling, LIAR!" 

7) Invite Both Your Parents Over for Dinner
You've been putting it off so why not get it over with when you're both in fragile states? You'll be too busy to fight as you spend all day cooking and cleaning the apartment and when your parents arrive they'll be too busy insulting all your life choices!  

8) Get Certified in CPR
We could all use a refresher course! Give the dummy tongue to really piss each other off. 

9) Explore the Relationship Section of a Barnes Noble
Enough with your problems! Read about others! Added challenge: Open the first Kama Sutra book you find. First person who laughs has to ask Customer Service where the bookmarks are.

10) Dinner...at a Salad Buffet
The two of you have have either not been eating or eating crappy for the past few days. Fiber up. Get your greens. This dinner isn't about romance. It's about survival. 

 

STINX by Carolyn Busa

Last week #STINX was on the move in New Orleans. Show us your stank, Nola!  

Hell Yes Fest 2016! by Carolyn Busa

Super excited to be performing at the Hell Yes Fest in New Orleans in October! New Orleans has been my city of 2016. I pet an alligator, fell on my ass and got drunk with Peaches' back-up dancers. Here is my schedule:

GUYS WE F*CKED PODCAST
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
THE JOY THEATER
DOORS: 7PM / SHOW: 8PM
TICKETS

BRANDON WARDELL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
NOLA BREWING CO. - TAPROOM
DOORS: 8PM / SHOW: 8:30PM
TICKETS

THE LAST SHOW
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
THE NEW MOVEMENT
DOORS: 8:30PM / 
SHOW: 9PM
PURCHASE TIX AT DOOR

 

More Friends Extras by Carolyn Busa

Today I focus on a great extra I found in season 5, episode 24 of Friends. You know, the Vegas episode?

Let me first point out that in this scene we have Monica winning lots of money and everyone rooting her on. This makes for some magnificent facial expressions by the some of dumpiest extras I’ve ever seen. But I was really impressed by this particular extra because of his multitude of expressions. We get our first good look at him here:

Wow. Intense. Is he mad at the scene in front of him? Or is he mad he got passed for the part of Joey?

Now he’s a little less angry a little more concerned. See how high his hair is? That’s how concerned he is!!

And finally…

Monica and Chandler decide they may get married and all of a sudden this guy starts to get the itchies. Looks like this extra is allergic to commitment!!

Great work, man. Great work.

Lucky Charms? by Carolyn Busa

We all remember my mother’s famous Nativity scene over December, right? Well, Christmas isn’t the only holiday my mom goes all out. We have boxes in our attic filled with figurines appropriately organized by holiday and material (Glass Easter Eggs vs Plastic Easter Eggs).

On my last visit home I was so happy to see the house fully decorated for this week’s St. Patrick’s Day. Irish, we are not, but that will never stop my mom from making the house look like the other side of the rainbow. And wow. If you thought everyone in Bethlehem was on drugs then everyone on the other side of the rainbow are the ones supplying the drugs:

I love the dress. LOVE the hair. But this lil lady is seeing and feeling things that we are not. Here’s a more realistic view of how she’s feeling: 

This guy is also three sheets to the wind. Can’t stand. His eyes are bloodshot. And it looks like he’s about to take a leak on that ‘mushroom.’

Uh oh. Looks like someone is trying to impress Smurf leprechaun.  ‘Be cool. Just casually cross your legs and shoot him those famous eyes of yours.’

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And lastly, my favorite of the bunch, Lil’ Horny Lucky. GET IT!!!!!