5 Tips for Being a Thanksgiving Date

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Elliott P. / Flickr
That moment when you show up to your date's house for Thanksgiving and they already have their Christmas decorations up.

So you're going to your significant other's family Thanksgiving gathering. It either will be a great way to get to know your partner better, or it could be an absolute nightmare.

While some of that depends on the situation you're headed to, a lot of your enjoyment of the evening (and possibly the future of your relationship) depends on how you handle the potentially uncomfortable situation.

Family gatherings like Thanksgiving can be a make-or-break moment for relationships. So here's a quick rundown of dos and don'ts to give you some guidance that will (hopefully) save you from ruining your current love life over some turkey.

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25 Reasons We're Thankful to Live in Phoenix

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Happy Thanksgiving, Phoenix.

Thanks, Phoenix.

No, really.

We know it's not like us to get all mushy and stuff. But in the spirit of Thanksgiving (and inspired by the mushiness of stuffing), we're reflecting on why we're thankful to live in the Valley of the Sun.

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5 Reasons You Shouldn't Bring a Date to Thanksgiving

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Playing Futures: Applied Nomadology/Flickr
Because you're in for a cornucopia of awful.

Thanksgiving is the perfect day for food, family, and other fall stuff. One thing that it's not always perfect for? Significant others.

Whether you're going to your parents' house, having a big family gathering, or just hanging out with some of your dearest friends, bringing a date can be a little problematic.

Here are five reasons that we wouldn't recommend bringing a date to Thanksgiving.

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The 10 Worst Things to Do on a Road Trip

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William Warby / Flickr
Few things are more relaxing than the open road, unless there's a needy passenger constantly vying for your attention.

"Let's take a road trip!"

It always sounds like a good idea when you say it, but a couple hours into the drive, you inevitably end up hating at least one of the people you're in the car with.

The truth is, whether it's 10 minutes in the car or 10 hours, there are certain things that are really going to frustrate whoever is driving (and probably other people in the car with you). You might not hear about them during the trip for the sake of keeping the peace, but when you're suddenly in an argument when you finally get out of the car, it was probably something you did.

Here are 10 of the most annoying things you can possibly do in the car.

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In Defense of Basic Bitches

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Rachel via Flickr
I have a confession for you.

I'm a little bit basic.

I have a Pinterest board. I binge watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix. Buzzfeed thinks my spirit animal is Jennifer Aniston. And when I don't feel like getting dressed up to go to Target, I wear Uggs, yoga pants, and a scrunchie that screams, "I have absolutely zero shame."

Now, do I still judge basic bitches? You bet your sweet ass I do.

I judge celebrities I'll never meet in real life, people who wear sweatpants at the airport, strangers who put their cell phone on speaker while they're in public. . . I judge everyone and everything.

Without judgment, I believe almost nothing would be funny. Self-esteem would neither rise nor fall. And safety? Forget about it. If you're too high and mighty for judging, please get ready to die an early death, because judging saves lives. Think about that the next time you're approached by a shadowy figure in a parking lot or asked for ride home by a hitchhiker.

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7 Things No Guy Wants to Hear

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Devin Smith/Flickr
Probably don't dis his dog.

Ladies, we men say a lot of dumb things. We can all agree on that. However, we're not alone when it comes to saying dumb, inconsiderate things that piss off our significant others.

We might laugh it off or not say anything about it, but there are probably plenty of times when you've said something that rubbed your guy the wrong way.

Here are just some examples of things that no guy ever wants to hear from his love interest.

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10 Signs You've Been Friend-Zoned

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The friend zone is a confusing place. Here's how to navigate your way through it.

Guys, it happens to the best of us. Sometimes you're really into a chick, and she's only interested in you as a friend. Hopefully, she's forward enough to tell you that directly, but that's not always the case.

If you're wondering whether you've been friend-zoned or not, you probably have. Regardless, here are 10 surefire signs that you're firmly planted deep enough in the friend zone that it's time for you to move on.

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Haunted House Actor Reverend Fish Crackers Keeps Them Screaming and Laughing

Benjamin Leatherman
Reverend Fish Crackers as one of his many kooky characters at Arizona's Original Scream Park in Scottsdale.
It's easy to spot the Reverend Fish Crackers when he's roaming around Arizona's Original Scream Park out in Scottsdale during the Halloween season. Just look for either a crazed dude in a straightjacket with a birdcage perched on his head that's ranting and raving about his missing parrot, Petey, or someone wandering about in a faded and dirty pink bunny rabbit costume.

That is, unless the reverend finds you first. After all, the 37-year-old veteran haunted house actor, who prefers to go by his madcap moniker, loves to stalk Scream Park patrons throughout its expansive courtyard and waiting area and proceed to frighten and confuse them with his bizarre and terrifying antics. He might even get them to laugh, if they aren't too terrified.

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10 Awful Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

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Ginny / Flickr
Classic costumes, like this zombie couple, are a safe way to go for costumes with your significant other, but some should just be avoided.

We're not opposed to dressing up in couples' costumes, but every year, there are some couples who insist on wearing terrible costumes together. Personally, we think it's best to play it safe if you're going to be a couple, and just be police officers or lumberjacks or something more generic.

Here are 10 costumes that you and your boo probably shouldn't try out for Halloween this year (or any year, for that matter). Bonus points to any couple who goes as Spider-Man and zombie Gwen Stacy or Elsa and Olaf (because no one wants to be Anna).

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10 Best Haunted Houses in Metro Phoenix

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Benjamin Leatherman
They're coming to get you.
As if you couldn't already tell by all the colorful billboards dotting freeways or intense advertisements airing nonstop on the radio, haunted houses are a big moneymaker. And we mean monstrously big, to the tune of millions of dollars.

It makes total sense, considering everyone likes a good scare this time of year, which any of the more than a dozen different haunted houses in the metro Phoenix are willing to provide, whether it's a case of the heebie-jeebies or something that might require a change of underwear.

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