As one of the biggest sports holidays draws nearer, it’s time to begin preparations. Super Bowl Sunday has become a day of gluttony, the best football, and awesome commercials and having the perfect Super Bowl party is a high priority in many of my circles.
A year ago, I hosted my first Super Bowl party. Although, it is one I’d love to delete from my memory, I will not so I can share with you my missteps.
You need a big TV, simply. It is imperative that you are able to see the game you’ve invited everyone over to see.
Food at a Super Bowl party is very important. One of the factors that contributed to the downfall of my soiree started with the food. According to the infographic, the top food choices are pizza, chips, and chicken. As long as you stick to those menu items, your party will be money.
I’ll also mention to be sure and include top notch party participants only. I made the mistake of inviting a party pooper instead of a party rocker a year ago. Before you extend those invites, picture yourself watching every guest eat chicken fingers. If you are not moved to feelings of nausea from that image, that person may be allowed to attend.
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I could probably make a generalized statement about this infographic before reading it: internet usage is going up this year. It’s pretty clear that more people have access to computers and the internet is becoming a vital tool to every industry. But exactly how much more the internet is going to blow up is unknown. This infographic states overall internet usage will go up 3% this year, which is a considerable amount considering the massive size of the internet. Who knows, maybe Al Gore will make a breakthrough addition to the internet that boosts usage by 10%?
I personally use the internet almost every hour, checking e-mail and facebook messages to stay on top of school. All of my class documents are located on the internet, and most teachers no longer bring any printouts to class. This is already a significant change from 5 years ago, so it’s not hard to argue the internet is expanding its empire. The internet is so far integrated into our lives, I almost run into people walking on the street who are sucked into the internet on their smart phones. There is now internet on airplanes…the one place I thought was a getaway from the cyber world. Did you know that online bingo is a 1.3 billion dollar industry? I didn’t. [Via]
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If you thought this title said “Rainy Day Fun [infographic],” and clicked over here expecting to view an infographic about puddle hopping, I’m sorry to inform you that you were wrong. We are about to talk money, so get uncomfortable. The following question was posed to a survey group: If you needed to come up with $2,000 for an unexpected expense, could you do it?
I’m sure there are plenty of future financial planners out there who say, “Why, yes, yes I could. Couldn’t YOU?” No, I couldn’t. So stop hassling me. Money and I have a very unfulfilling relationship wherein I always manage to feel that I have more than I actually do.
But, today’s infographic will reform me yet. My favorite part is the worksheet at the bottom, a guide for setting up a savings plan. It’s a very basic but helpful reminder (one I obviously needed) to carefully plan and take action, little by little. [via]
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Yelp is an internet trend that is enjoyed by many, but has taken to the status of obsession with some. While I do know some avid yelp users who are busy reviewing every restaurant, cafe, bar they go to, most people I know are passive yelp. A passive yelper is someone who reads reviews for an unknown place but doesn’t actually post reviews. Or maybe that is a lazy yelper? Who knows. This infographic isn’t about them (me). It is about the avid yelper. Everyone knows an avid yelper, the lunch mate who is on their phone reviewing just after the meal is over, checking in to every establishment we go to and attending yelp meet ups in new cities.
According to this infographic, yelpers should be an easy spot. In my experience, yelpers come in all different forms, but there are some key aspects to the infographic found on every yelper I know. Yelpers typically have their iPhone in hand at all time to review and to photograph/instagram their food. Yelpers may have sore fingers from said reviewing. Yelpers distended restaurant from all of the food needed for all of the reviewing. And most importantly, yelpers have sore feet from their adventures. Are any of you yelpers? [Via]