DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures Thursday, Mar 21 2013 


I was recently reading my daily edition of Glamour when I came across this article regarding: Photoshopping Your Ex out of Pictures. I have to say I have contemplated this situation as I ended my previous relationship, going through old photos of holidays, birthdays, or special events. Many of which I look amazing and have fond memories except for the fact my ex is in many photos. Now, as I am trying to figure how I can save this picture of a great day (LSU TIGERS FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2007). I decided to block out my ex face and put in LSU TIGERS mascot Mike the Tiger. Grant it, years ago I wouldn’t have thought about photoshop my old pictures of ex’s or what not. But, given the thought I look amazing why should I trash a special moment, all for the reason I cannot stand the sight of my biggest mistake/ex. You just make it work to your benefit!
What do you think…would you photoshop your ex from a picture?

DO or DON’T? Photoshopping Your Ex Out of Pictures

by Gena Kaufman
Glamour 3/15/2013

Some of us might just straight up destroy all evidence of a previous relationship, but for those who want to keep their memories without having their ex paraded in front of their faces, what do you think of this solution: Keep the photos, edit out the offending ex?

The Huffington Post recently pointed out a trend of Reddit users submitting their edited photos. First, a graphic designer who had been asked to photoshop a photo for a woman who wanted her ex-daughter-in-law removed from a family photo:

Ouch. Sorry, ex-wife.

Then, there was this post by a regular non-graphic-designer guy who took it upon himself to edit his own photo of himself with his ex-wife. His version is a bit more rough around the edges but also infinitely more hilarious:

Ouch, but…yum?

Would you guys ever go to such lengths to doctor a photo? Even though the idea of replacing all my exes with giant hot dogs (yes, there’s an intentional wiener joke in there) is pretty appealing for the hilarity, I can’t see myself ever seriously altering a picture. I can see why you wouldn’t want to sit around staring at your ex or your son’s ex, but…you can’t change history, you know? Everyone is still going to remember that the ex was there no matter how many delicious burritos you put in their place.

Source: Reddit

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Gossip Guys: It Turns Out Gossiping Might Be Essential For Bromance Thursday, May 24 2012 


As women, we always get the bad end of the stick when it comes to “gossip”. Men especially will throw their 2 cents in as they casually listen to our conversations with our girlfriends and comment on how catty or gossipy we are. But, in fact the whole roles gave been reversed. See, men are just as bad with the gossip. I can remember divulging a secret to my boyfriend about a friend of ours, which I made him swear to secrecy to not tell anyone about this problem. Well, what do you know I happen to overhear a conversation with my boyfriend and 2 other friends of his discussing the “secret”, I of course was infuriated by his actions. Or how bout when the guys get together and hang out they are talking smack about this girl or this guy, how their dressed or who they’re dating. Really, I guess boys will be boys, they gossip just as much as girls. So I found this article and thought it was interesting.

Gossip Guys: It Turns Out Gossiping Might Be Essential For Bromance

by Gena Kaufman
Glamour May 2012

Do you know any guys that are always like, “Ugh, you and your friends gossip sooo much!” but then he secretly listens and laughs, while simultaneously checking TMZ for the latest celebrity news? I do. All of them.

OK, I’m exaggerating, but the point is: everyone gossips. A new study of gossip and its effects on friendships in men and women, originally published in the journal Sex Roles, has revealed some expected and unexpected information. In unsurprising gender stereotypes that are actually true, women tend to gossip more than men. I’d roll my eyes but I’m such a big gossip that I can’t even pretend to deny I’m not totally guilty of being a gossip girl.

Here are some noteworthy gossip stats:

Women prefer to gossip about the physical appearance of others. Sigh. To be fair, it’s not necessarily all catty.

Women were more likely to be up on “social information gossip then men, i.e., who’s dating whom, who broke up, etc.

Men actually are the bigger gossips when it comes to “achievement related gossip” such as information about grades, salaries, and other status-related information.
Most surprisingly however, was the suggestion that gossip can actually strengthen male friendships. Apparently, gossip has a moderately strong effect on male friendships because amongst men, bonding is linked with more status. When a guy has more knowledge and control of information, he has more status. Women, on the other hand, characterize their friendships by communion or intimacy. Gossip doesn’t strengthen female friendships and might even be a threat to them.

Huh. Who knew that gossip, not crushing beer cans on their own foreheads, might be a bro bonding activity?

Are you a big gossip? Is your guy? Does it affect your friendships?

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Jerseylicious Quotes Wednesday, May 23 2012 


Oh Gigi…

I think that Frankie’s different when his hair isn’t done. When he doesn’t have gel in his hair, he’s sensitive. And when he does have gel in his hair he’s very tough and masculine. He’s like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde – Gigi

~Jerseylicious

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Carrie Bradshaw Quotes Tuesday, May 22 2012 



Carrie: No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends

~Carrie Bradshaw
Sex & the City

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9 ways to impress your man… Friday, May 18 2012 


9 Ways to Impress Your Man

It’s not easy to think of ways to make your boyfriend feel special (flowers just aren’t going to cut it). But a recent study from Florida State University found it’s crucial to let him know you care in order keep your bond solid. Go with these gestures—they’ll let him know just how lucky you feel to be his girl.
By Brittany Talarico
Cosmopolitan June 2012

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Fix Him Dinner in Your Sexiest Bottoms
Not only will he dig the meal you’ve put together for him, he won’t be able to take his eyes off your butt as you bend down to open the oven and reach for ingredients in the back of the fridge.

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Draw Him a Steamy Bath
The next time he’s super stressed, fill the tub with hot water and offer to hop in and massage his tense muscles. Skip the candles and bubbles—they’re not dude-friendly—but set up some of his favorite slow jams to help him chill.

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Say “Thanks”
A recent study found that acknowledging small acts of generosity strengthens your relationship. Reason enough to tell him you appreciate his fixing your PC, replacing lightbulbs, killing spiders, and all the other tasks guys take on for us.

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Initiate a Surprise Smooch
Next time you’re sitting together close—say you’re catching a rerun of The Office or he’s showing you a funny viral video—plant one on his cheek or forehead. An unexpected kiss will make him feel so desired and so close to you.

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Pack His Lunch
Send him off to work with a brown bag containing his favorite sandwich, snack, and dessert. Add a sweet (or naughty) note for him to discover when he takes his lunch break, and he’ll feel like a king.

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Stock His Kitchen
Before a big game, fill his fridge and pantry with beer, soda, microwavable pizza, and other man-friendly grub he can easily grab when he’s glued to the screen.

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Give Him Man-Time
Bro-bonding time is ridiculously important to guys, and not coming off as controlling or clingy whenver he wants to meet up with them will impress the hell out of him…and maybe make him want to cut the night short to come back to you.

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Make a Spotify Playlist
Compile all his favorite tunes on one go-to playlist, incorporating some 90s hits you know were on constant repeat during his high school days. It’ll show him you that you get his taste…including his goofy nostalgic love for Mmmbop.

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Plan a Cool Outing
Skip the dinner and a movie thing and surprise him with an adernaline-pumping date, like a visit to a rock-climbing gym or amusement park. Guys love being active, and the rush he’ll get will make him feel super close to you.

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Life Quote Friday, May 18 2012 


This is what I’m looking for in a man….

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10 Ways to Get Over an Ex Thursday, May 17 2012 


As I’m reading the daily version of my bible a.k.a. Cosmopolitan, I found this article to be interesting. Trust me we all have our way of dealing with a breakup. You go through all these different types of emotions: sadness (crying and listening to some song that is as depressing as one could get), anger (the I hate you or you’re a loser voicemails), depression (you realize you probably screwed up the from your drunken, sad ridiculous message to the ex), the jealousy show (you know the moment you see the ex you make sure you look gorgeous and jump the first guy catches your eye and start the jealousy show-laughing and touching his arm or butt, to show the ex you have better than him, and lastly the stalker phase (you are stalking this person on facebook, twitter, 4square. Any movement on this ex, you know about it). I know when my ex-husband divorced me a year later I got a dog because he never wanted one and redecorated my house the way I wanted (all at which I charged on his credit card, it was the least I could do to thank him for walking out on a 12 year relationship).
Whatever it maybe we all have our different coping methods for a breakup. Here are a few ways to move on and find that Mr. Right…

10 Ways to Get Over an Ex

Facebook stalking, endless shots, and sleeping with the bartender will only make you feel worse (okay, maybe not the third one). Here’s how to get over an ex instead.
By Anna Davies
Cosmopolitan June 2012

•Be Sad… for a Little While
Having an “emotional flu” helps you get it all out, fast, says Sandra Ann Miller, co-author of A Sassy Little Guide to Getting Over Him. So sob, scream, listen to “Someone Like You” on infinite repeat, whatever you want. Just give yourself a time limit so you don’t wallow forever.

•Tweak Your Feed
The last thing you need is to see his status updates and tweets—even an innocent one about how much he loved his sandwich at lunch can remind you of “that time we ate a sandwich.” So if you don’t want to unfriend or unfollow him just yet (hey, it’s not easy to go cold turkey with his life), at least hide him from your news feed.

•Bitch It Out
Hit up your most supportive BFFs and have a no-holds barred venting session. Research reveals that putting feelings into words makes sadness and anger less intense. But do it over pedis or tapas—going on a total bender will only make you weepy—and likely to give into the temptation to text him at 3am.

•Do Something He Hated
Did Mr. Sensitive Tummy ban Indian restaurants from your Saturday nights? Order some vindaloo, extra spicy. Did he think all bungee jumpers have a death wish? Doing something that’s so “not him” is an easy way to bring you back to yourself, suggests Miller.

Change Your Space
It sounds New Age-y, but moving around your furniture literally gives you a fresh perspective, which kind of gives you the kick you need to move forward. At the very least, spring for new sheets—it’ll help get him off your mind now that he’s off your bed.

(Slightly) Make Over Your Look
A “breakover” shouldn’t mean going from mermaid-like locks to a super short pixie cut. You’re emotions are out of whack right now, so you might regret a drastic change later. But altering your look a little—by getting subtle highlights, or painting your nails a bold shade if you usually stick to neutrals—can make you feel refreshed, suggests Miller.

Don’t Sweat Him, Just Sweat
Sticking to a regular workout routine reduces stress and tires your body (which makes it virtually impossible to find yourself staring at the ceiling at 2 a.m., wondering WTF went wrong). Hit a new class with a friend, or sign up for a group run (many local running shops, and stores like Lululemon and Nike, offer these).

Pamper Yourself
According to research, the brain can’t tell the difference between emotional pain and physical pain, so by giving your bod some TLC, you’re also helping to soothe your mood, too. Now’s the time to cash in on that spa certificate from ages ago, or just go in for a quickie 10-minute massage at the nail place.

Challenge Yourself
Always wanted to learn to surf/speak French/play guitar? Miller says doing it now’s a great idea since it will give you something to focus on besides him. Even the tiniest challenge (like coming up with a new outfit combination every day) can have an impact.

Get Frisky
Okay, so you’re not ready to get back out there just yet. But that doesn’t mean you should quarantine your libido until further notice. Take a striptease aerobics class, finally download 50 Shades of Grey, or just flirt with the scruffy barista at the coffee shop. Just do something to keep your sexual energy burning—even if it is on low for now.

5 Kisses Everyone Should Master Wednesday, May 16 2012 


You know every woman will tell you, that she can tell by the way a guy kisses her is a foresight into how he will do in the sack. To me if you’re not a good kisser, then we may need to re-evaluate the situation before we go any further. Don’t get me wrong but nobody likes a face full of your saliva, a jackhammer in the mouth, or a dead tongue. Personally, I’m a big fan of number 3 all the time. So here are some pointers to show you how it’s done, good luck!

5 Kisses Everyone Should Master
by HowAboutWe
Glamour 2012

You can’t hit a home run without rounding first base. Or at least I never have. Hell, I don’t even think Derek Jeter has. And call me old-fashioned, but I wouldn’t want to, despite Chloe Anderson’s assertion on Modern Man that women assign a much higher value to kissing prowess than their male counterparts.

Don’t sell us short, Ms. Anderson. We too enjoy a good hard kiss in the rain, or with our backs pressed against a barfront wall, or naked and shivering in post-coital clench. While women may be more sensitive than us in some areas, the lips are not one of them.

Underestimations of our fondness for the lip-lock aside, Anderson goes on to present a comprehensive how-to guide on the five kisses every guy should master. I would go a step further and de-gender-alize things: let’s call them the five kisses everyone should master.

1) The First Kiss

Chloe says: “Brush your lips softly against hers before you start with any serious tongue action.”

I say: Touch his/her face (lightly). Doubling down on physical contact will intensify sensations for both of you.

2) The Public Kiss

Chloe says: “Don’t go overboard; public kisses should be … G-rated.”

I say: You can occasionally surpass G-rated—just make it brief. A stolen kiss in a dimly-lit bar that involves some darting tongue and perhaps a lingering nibble of the lip on the pull-away is a great way to hint at greater things to come later on.

3) The “I Want You” Kiss

Chloe says: “Push her up against a wall, run your hands through her hair, and press your tongue into hers with purpose.”

I say: The onus always seems to be on the guy to make this kind of aggressive play. I cannot impress enough on you how hot it is when a girl flips the gender script and takes control from time to time.

4) The Sex Kiss

Chloe says: “I recommend softly pressing your lips up against her the moment you enter her, and then backing off for a minute or so while you two find your groove before kissing her again.”

I say: Try the phantom kissing game. What the heck does that mean? Open your mouth and hover in as if you are going to lay one on him/her. At the last second, pull back, leaving contrails of dewy breath behind to suggest the kiss that almost was. Hopefully your partner will take a cue and do the same. It becomes a game of chicken. Continue the charade till someone gets too worked up and simply has to kiss the other. This is great during pre-coital makeouts, too, but it’s especially awesome mid-deed.

5) The 10,000th Kiss

Chloe says: “I am personally a fan of an old-fashoned makeout session that only goes about as far as second base.”

I say: I mean, we’re not going to object if it perhaps goes to third, rounds third, sets its sights on home, lowers its shoulders for a play at the plate … Wait, we are still talking about the baseball game that’s on in the background, right?

—Written by Walker James Loetscher for HowAboutWe.com

Life Quotes~Bob Marley Thursday, May 10 2012 


Live and Love by this…

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10 Types of Douchebags Chicks Always Fall For and Why (Plus Their Female Equivalents… Tuesday, May 8 2012 


I got this from one of my guy friends, read and learn. Women, you are so much better than being with a complete Douchebag.

Women annoy me with their “abstinence is the best protection” when it comes to dating douchebags. Women can keep from dating douchebags no better than Bro’s can keep from taking home a drunk slut from the bar at 3a.m. It’s in your DNA. You can’t help it. We each get our social value from our ability to have done these or our readily available access to doing them, dating for women and casual sex for men.

Instead of trying to convince anyone not to be with these people I decided it was in all of our best interests to learn how to identify the male and female equivalents of this list by College Candy.

Through exhaustive research from being each one of these Bros and slamming each one of these women I have finally taken Stefanie Williams from “Chasing the Jersey” approach to dating. Know what you’re getting into, enjoy the ride and try to get out as unscathed as possible.

1. The Juicehead – Why you love him: “Look at him there, chest bulging out with not an ounce of fat on that body. I bet he could put me in positions no other man could.”

Reality: You’re going to be so sore after the workout he demands you do both in and out of the bedroom that you’re going to give up after a month of not eating chocolate and waking up for 5a.m. Crossfit. The fact remains that outside of simple eye candy this guy has nothing to offer anyone, even if he does have his own tv show.

Female Equivalent: Fake Breasts girl – Why we love her: “Look at her there, chest bulging out with not an ounce of fat on her. I bet she could do things to my dick that would make Sasha Grey blush.”

Reality: You’re going to be so broke after a month of trying to impress her that you’ll finally understand that “juice wasn’t worth the squeeze” even though you’ll still brag to your friends about how you totally got to third base with her… even though you didn’t. This girl invested $5000 of her own money you’ll be paying on for the rest of your life. That’s real business math.

2. The Boaster – Why you love him: This guy has the list of qualifications every mother looks for in her daughter’s suitor. He’s rich, successful, accomplished and willing to pay for your life of Xanax and daiquiri’s by his pool. Except he’s not, at least not with you because any woman worth her salt knows that his sh*t gets old as soon as he demands a pre-nup.

Reality: This guy might have all the bullet points you can spell out to your friends and family, that is until they meet him and realize what a failure you’ve become at meeting Mr. Right.

Female Equivalent: I’m just one of the guys-girl – Yes, she knows who the last person to own the rushing title before Barry Sanders and Emmitt Smith is (big ups to the Nigerian Nightmare), yes she agrees that Tim Duncan is the greatest power forward of all-time, yes she bought you Spurs playoff tickets and paid for the flight as a birthday present in 2009, and yes you had to cart her ass along with you for all of it.

Reality: This girl might be cool for a while, but once your bro’s realize she doesn’t have a single female friend then the clock starts ticking on her game night attendance. All her friends are guys for two reasons: 1) B*tches hate her & 2) Because all her guy ‘friends’ are still trying to bang her.

3. The Musician – Why you love him: One of my best friends is a musician and that dude traps more fur than Daniel Boone. Other than the fact that his music can melt the panties off J. Edgar Hoover I think this is simply because his music is emotionally apprised, can command a room full of people and looks good doing it.

Reality: I’m not going to ruin the mystery of these people so just check him out: facebook.com/chrisnizzle. His music is responsible for more pregnant women than a black man at a Jenny Craig convention!

Female Equivalent: The Stripper – Why we love her: This girl is full of hopes, dreams and excuses why those dreams never came true. Sure, you’re just stripping your way through college now but once that lucrative boob-job jettison’s you right to the top of the pole you’ll be turning tricks in the champagne room for Pac-Man Jones in no time. We men honestly believe while you’re up on stage and grace us with a quick glance that you have just chosen us for the night or the rest of our lives.

Reality: I’m am going to ruin the fallacy of this one: stripper’s are all insanely crazy whore’s. Lorena Bobbitt couldn’t hold a candle to the sh*t these women are capable of doing.

4. The Fronter – Why you love him: Much like The Boaster, this guy gets off on his own accomplishments even though none of them are really even his to own. His parents have dropped mad loot on this guy’s ability to shag women in their Escalade, House in the Hampton’s and even the South of France.

Reality: Even if he made it on his own that Caddy is a lease, that house is a time share and he had to check his credit card balance before charging that flight to a warmer climate. You’ll stick with this guy until the money runs out then think of another excuse for leaving him than being a money-grubbing whore.

Female Equivalent: Daddy’s Little Girl – Why we love her: This girl doesn’t want your money and isn’t impressed by what you drive, where you work or what your first date is like. All of the hard work is done for us by her father’s monthly expense account to his baby girl. Give this dalliance attention until you have to foot a bill in which she will be wondering why you aren’t as successful as her father and won’t be her man-slave for her cash.

Reality: The clock is ticking on this disillusioned little fawn so throw a couple quick ones in her, get a new watch and set of tires then best be on your way.

5. The Show-off – Why you love him: This one must trigger some cavewoman logic where Ug slings down a sabretooth tiger, beats his chest then drags you back to his cave. You love him because he will be your puppet for as long as you give him attention.

Reality: You probably won’t sleep with this guy because he won’t make that transition back to nice guy by the end of the night. One bad hook-up with this dude and you won’t hear the end of it for the rest of your life.

Female Equivalent: Sorority Girl – Why we love her: As soon as you hear the word “sorority” you imagine all the dirty things this girl will do for you and how perfect your union will become because “ring by spring or your money back” is the perfect assault on a single soror-stitute.

Reality: She only wants you as arm candy to make her lacrosse ex-boyfriend and slutty “little sister” that slept with him jealous. She sucks, my man, and you’re not the only one she’s swallowing.

6. Mr. God’s Gift To Women – Why you love him: In the split second we meet someone we all have a hard time deciphering arrogance from confidence. This guy thinks the world of himself for the same reason chubby girls think one night stands might actually like her: because he hasn’t learned his lesson yet.

Reality: Unless you plan an elaborate burn on this guy’s ego he will never learn his lesson. Either way, even if you do break this guy he’s not yours to keep.

Female Equivalent: The Hard 7 – Why we love her: These girls have the same problem as The Regulator, they’ve hung out with 9’s & 10’s for so long they start to believe they are one. They then develop a social Napolean Complex and become the yapping Chihuahua of the group demanding everyone’s attention.

Reality: Beware, because these women are the epitome of my motto “The only thing women want is money and attention.” Give them neither and you’ll have her wrapped up in the pretzel position in the upstairs Houston St. Bar & Patio in Ft. Worth, Texas in no time.

7. The User – Why you love him: Because you have daddy issues.

Reality: Unless you get counseling, the only guys that will be willing to date you are the ones that know what you’re worth and don’t mind charging you for it.

Female Equivalent: Daddy-Issue’s Girl – Why we love her: DIG’s require so little initial investment that they feign over the slightest bit of attention.

Reality: You had better know a good therapist unless, like Hank Moody, you want that prized collection of 1st Edition’s burned at the stake and you eventually drugged when your ex- takes you back. Seriously, Hank Moody needs to get his sh*t together.

8. Super Stoner – Why you love him: This guy is so agreeable that after dating the next guy on this list, being able to make up your own mind and never having to debate movie night, date night or girls night seems like a God send.

Reality: This guy doesn’t argue over date night because he’s not paying for it anyways. Plus, he’s just happy to have his munchies cured.

Female Equivalent: The Hippie – Why we love her: Hippie’s are so easy to get into bed, mainly because they haven’t slept in an actual bed since the last guy that offered her one.

Reality: These girls smell like motor oil, believe all things can be settled over a blunt and are going to steal your sh*t the first time you leave her alone in your house… just like with Hank Moody (seriously Bro, you gotta see Californication on Showtime). If you run Showtime you should definitely sponsor me.

9. The Great Debater – Why you love him: This guy seems intelligent only because he has a lot to say about topics you know nothing about.

Reality: Catch him in the act of conversation with one of your friends and see him flip-flop quicker than John Kerry in Michigan.

Female Equivalent: The Empowered Woman a.k.a. The Feminist – Why we love her: We don’t. You lesbians and super feminists aren’t feminine at all unless you’re one of my lesbian friends, then you guys rock! Seriously, lesbians make the best wingmen.

Reality: You’re going to have to sit through a lifetime of her spewing why men suck when all you want to do is fill that mouth with a good load of semen from the blow-jibber she will never give you.

10. The Player – Why you love him: This silver tongued snake was able to fly under your radar without tripping nary a one of your b*tch-traps or kick off your whore logic mentality. Everything he said and did was so smooth and agreeable that you fell right into his hands, and later his bed, without even realizing you were a pawn in his game until 15 minutes into your walk of shame.

Reality: Unless you either expect casual sex or are over the age of 30 you are going to have a few run-ins with this guy. Learn your lesson and move on.

Female Equivalent: The Bartender – Why we love her: This sultry vixen was so agreeable with you about planes being able to practically land themselves and how Lego’s will one day revolutionize the way we develop third world countries into competitive economic centralities that you left Jenn a $60 tip on a $19 tab which included your phone number on the receipt.

Reality: The sad thing is you will do it again next weekend because you still believe you have a chance (you do have a chance, you do). I’ve slept with my fair share of bartenders and it’s actually quite easy to pull this one off. Just be all of the guys on this list.

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