Women are really good at sending out mixed signals. They say one thing yet do another, sometimes they just tease, and other times they are shockingly direct. It all leads to mass confusion for us men. Women become frustrated by it too. They don’t know why a man can’t read their signs. Were going to take a look at how you can be sure that she is interested in you.
Focus On What You Want First
The way you eliminate flaky behavior and woman that tease is by going after what you want. In the beginning this means you shouldn’t look into her signs too much. Some women flirt just for attention.
When you approach these women with everything you got she wont even know what hit her. She wasn’t expecting to feel this way about you. She was just playing around for fun. Your attracted to her so you go after her. When you focus on your needs and desires you wont be as vulnerable to her teasing. This also works on women who are shy. Shy women also send mixed signals.
She Draws Your Attention
The first thing most women do is try to draw your attention towards themselves. If she is really interested she may do some really wacky things. Like what? Drop something in front of you. Bend over in front of you. Walk near you or stand near you. Look for excuses to get closer to you. Twirl her hair, and many other things.
Do You Have Her Attention?
Don’t always look for the little details. If a woman is standing there talking to you then she is interested. If she is asking you questions she is interested. If she is laughing at your jokes then she is interested. These are signs that tell the obvious. What is the obvious? You have her attention.
She Makes Time For You
Why is that some women seem to always be to busy for you? Because, they are not interested in you. No woman is ever to busy for someone she is attracted to or where there is the potential for love. A woman will always make time for you if she is interested. She will rework her schedule for you, she will get someone to work her shift, she will do almost anything to be with you if she thinks your worth it.
She Tests You
Some women test men constantly. This isn’t always a bad thing because it means she is interested in you. What is a test? Its often a question where she tries to challenge you or catch you in a lie. Here are a few examples: How many girlfriends have you had? I don’t like the way you dress? Why do you work there?
She Tries To Relate To You
I had a woman once who said we had the same credit card. She thought that was just awesome. I thought she was insane. It was a way of her trying to relate to me and create rapport. Sometimes, she will point out some very insignificant similarities between the two of you. Look out for them because it means she is highly interested in you.
Some women may indicate that she will be submissive towards you. You can often tell by her body language or the way she looks at you. She will almost appear to be weak in the knees. For example, if you shake her hand she may almost rest her hand right into yours. It will almost be like she wants to hold hands with you. Another common thing you will see is her leaning in a great deal towards you, trying to touch, and stand closer to you.
What you choose to do with these signs is ultimately up to you. Most men do nothing and that’s why they don’t go on dates or have a girlfriend. So you can be a nothing man or a something man. It really is up to you.
The Australian ‘Christmas in July’ celebration is a somewhat unusual and some suggest even slightly eccentric festival that now attracts international travellers to the land down-under! Christmas in July’ or Yulefest as it is also known is believed to have been born by accident one snowy wintery night in July of 1980 at an award-winning boutique hotel ‘Mountain Heritage’ in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. A group of Irish guests noticed the irony of winter weather in July and wanting to recreate the feelings associated with winter back home, asked the hotel proprietor if he could organise a few Christmas-style food and festivities for them that night. Thus was born Christmas in July sporting Christmas decorations, snowmen, mulled wine, carols, roast dinners, mince pies, plum pudding, egg nog, bonbons, Christmas crackers, log fires and the occasional snow fall amongst a magical winter Yuletide wonderland of festivities.
The idea spread fast and now in July, the peak season for the Australian snow fields, Christmas decorations and special events are meticulously planned to attract visitors for snow themed Yulefest celebrations. Many families now enjoy winter holidays at the snow fields where they build snowmen as they watch Santa Claus in the distance zip zagging through the snow slops HoHOho-ing!
Interestingly, the earliest reference for the phrase ‘Christmas in July’ was in July 1933 at a girl’s summer camp in North Carolina USA. The term later gained momentum with the release of the Hollywood movie comedy ‘Christmas in July’ in 1940. Later in 1942, the Calvary Baptist Church in the USA celebrated ‘Christmas in July’ featuring a sermon ‘Christmas Presents in July’ which also included the erection of a Christmas tree, which by the end of the sermon would be covered with donations and gifts from the congregation. The donations and gifts are then distributed to missions worldwide. In 1946 this annual service began to be broadcast over local radio. It was not until the 1950’s that American advertisers lead the way for “Christmas in July” themes for sales.
While the Yulefest has become an incredibly popular annual Australian non-official holiday season, Christmas in July in Copenhagen, Denmark at Bakken is quite unique, featuring the annual World Santa Claus Congress. Bakken is a popular amusement park where hundreds of Santas, Mrs Clauses and elves from around the world come together to be jolly at this festival each year. They hold parades and love to go to the beach for an annual beach paddle. It’s known to be quite amusing to see all these Santas at the beach. The King of Santas for the year is named during this ‘Christmas in July festival’ and many challenging issues are discussed like what is Santa’s true homeland and what size presents should be given! There are even belly shaking chuckle competitions as part of the festivities at this fun event.
Here are some universal thoughts on some of the symbols related to Christmas in July:
– Red is the main colour of Christmas in July – represents the magical flow of life, the blood that flows within all of us – so remember to let your love, passion and energy flow. Commit to show your love a little more each day and do what you do, no matter how insignificant you may consider it, with a little more love and enthusiasm each day and you will discover a new passion for life within you and a new flow of energy.
– The second colour of Christmas in July is green – greenery reminds us to honour the everlasting transformative element of nature. Everything is radiating energy. Energy does not die it merely transforms. Green soothes our heart knowing we are part of an endless cycle that disburses and rebirths anew.
– The combination of Red and Green on the colour wheel – red and green are opposites and opposites create balance. These two prominent colours of Christmas in July draw us to a deep unconscious connection to harmony and peace that we all seek within. The Christmas wreath has both red and green and is tied with a ribbon to remind us that we are all tied together; we belong to each other!
We now live in an age where it’s becoming harder and harder to meet new people and go out on dates. The fact of the matter is that we’re working more while playing less, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be this way. With the advent of online dating, more and more busy people are finding the time they need to meet new people and to get back into the dating game again.
Online dating is becoming more and more popular as we speak. There are sites such as match.com and eharmony.com that advertise their services on TV and they are portraying the fact that it’s okay to be involved in online dating. The stigma that used to be attached to online dating has gone away and online dating is starting to become the norm.
If you’re someone who is always at work and don’t have the time to go to a bar or club, then maybe you should give online dating a try. You never know when you’ll meet someone just like you and that shares the same interests as you do. With the availability of the many sites out there, you can now pick and choose the kind of woman that you’re looking for based on your interests.
There are a ton of dating sites that cater to individual needs. For example if you’re into big women dating, you can join a bbw site. If you’re into mature women dating, you can join a cougar dating site. If you’re into interracial dating, you can join an interracial dating site. There are a lot more specialized sites like these on the internet and you just have to pick and choose to find your flavor.
When starting off in online dating, you will want to take your time. There are still a lot of scammers who will want to take advantage of you and your personal information so you will want to play it safe at first. It’s best not to give a woman your phone number until 2 weeks has passed. This will give you enough time to decide whether or not this is someone you want to share your personal information with.
To have the most success with online dating, there are some things that you will want to do to maximize your success. The first thing that you should do is upload a photo. Having a photo will dramatically increase your chances for success tenfold. When you try to do online dating without a photo, you will find that your efforts are doomed from the start. Women won’t even bother to view your profile because the majority of them are just browsing profiles from the search results.
And also, a lot of dating sites will put your profile to back of the list along with the other profiles that don’t have a photo – thereby decreasing the chances of you ever getting found. Upload a photo, it’s one of the best things that you can do for yourself.
The next thing that you will want to do is complete all sections of your profile. Completing all sections will let women know that you could potentially be the one for them. Women actually do read through your profile because they’re checking to see if you both have things in common. Improve your chances of success by filling out all sections of your profile. Take the extra 2 minutes to do so and you will find that your chances of success with improve.
All of these tips for having online dating success is yours for the taking.
Good luck with online dating, and finding the right woman for you.
So you've just bought your new kitty home (or you're about to get one) and you need to find an appropriate cat litter box for it. Or maybe you've already got cats, but you need to find another box for your new kitty. Which is the right one to choose?
Well, you've got just about as many different types of litter boxes on the market as you can think of. There are boxes that are simple, open pans, boxes that are covered, ones that have second "bottoms" where you can shake out soiled clumps so that you do not have to scoop, electronic litter boxes, and the list goes on.
First and foremost, it should be easy to clean. That's probably the most important consideration long-term. Of course, if your kitten is very tiny, you're going to want to get something at least temporarily that's either very small or has a cut down side so that even the smallest of kittens can get in. This, of course, will change as your kitten grows, since almost every full-grown cat can jump in a standard litter box, but it's going to be something you need at least at the start.
Remember, cats by their very nature are very clean creatures and need an excruciatingly clean box at all times. But it's not only good for the cat, it's good for you as well. Not only does this help you with odor control in your own home, but it will help keep kitties "faithful" to their box so that you're not cleaning up messes elsewhere.
The most inexpensive and yet practical way to keep your cat box clean at all times is probably to use scoopable litter. There are many different varieties of scoopable clumping litter on the market, many very reasonably priced. What makes scoopable litter a good choice for most cats is that it can be poured to a depth of several inches in the box, but the litter itself never gets "dirty." Instead, waste is instantly encapsulated in hard clumps, so that they can be easily scooped out. This means that your entire box stays endlessly clean for the most part, saving you the chore of having to scrub out your litter box more than a few times a year as long as you're faithful about scooping it several times a day.
Just about any cat box will do for a scoopable litter, but for both anesthetic purposes and because cats like privacy, a hooded box is probably the best option for most cats. This means that the sights of the litter box itself are kept out of view, and it can help reduce litter scatter as well. The box itself should be at least 6 to 8 inches deep to help contain litter, more if you have multiple cats or if your cat is very large. This type of box comes in both regular and extra-large sizes.
Some of these boxes come with a second "bottom" that is actually a grate you can pull up and sift clumps out with, but oftentimes, these are more trouble than they're worth because they can be messy to use. Simply getting a good heavy-duty scoop (made of metal instead of plastic) is a better option for most people.
Of course, there are many more inexpensive options, and even a simple small dishpan will do if your cat is small and you plan to change litter often. If you choose an uncoiled litter box, you should probably keep it well out of the way, since in some cases, sights and smells from it can be unsavory. This is especially useful if you have a basement or some other out-of-the-way place where you plan to keep the box, instead of someplace such as the bathroom that gets lots of traffic. In this case, it may be helpful to use litter box liners (or as much more inexpensive option, garbage bags). By using liners or garbage bags to line your box with, you can use a very small amount of litter in your small litter pan, but change it every day. This is really no more expensive than scooping litter every day is, but it means that you do not have to scoop it and can simply change the whole box repeatedly.
Finally, there are some reliably newfangled electronic litter boxes on the market that some cat owners swear by. They are convenient because they automatically scoop soiled litter clumps out of the pan and into a receptacle as soon as your cat leaves the box. The drawback is that they are quite expensive (usually over $ 100 as compared to under $ 20 for most covered litter boxes), they can break down, and some cats may be so spooked by the automatic rake used to clean the clumps of litter out of the Box that they will not go in the box, which renders it useless. You must also buy a very good quality scoopable clumping litter to use these boxes, since less expensive clumping litters produce clumps that break open, so soiling the entire box and the rake as well, so that you have to scrub it out.
For the most part, a reliably inexpensive, sturdy plastic box with a hood is going to be your best bet when it comes to getting a cat litter box. For best results, have one box for every cat in your household, more than that if your house is very large and you need to place litter boxes in several locations.
Like a good mystery? Love to see a detective put together clues to solve a crime? You may not realize it, but being a nurse is like being a detective. I compared what you need to be a detective with what you need to be a nurse and found these eight ways the two careers are similar:
1. Both must be knowledgeable
Detectives know their territory. They figure out how to get around, what type of soil is found where and when it rained. They can look at a person’s shoes or car tires and know where he has been.
Nurses’ territory is their patient. They must find out: Why is he here? What signs and symptoms do I need to watch for to prevent complications from his illness? What goals must he and I meet for him to get better?
2. Both need to cultivate an eye for detail
Detectives observe their surroundings carefully, even when they think there is nothing special to observe, because they never know what might end up being important to solve their case. Nurses observe even the littlest thing about a patient because they know every bit of information may make a difference in that patient’s care or recovery.
3. Both must learn to read people’s faces.
Detectives and Nurses watch body language and notice whether it seems natural and agrees with their words. Criminals might be lying to avoid incrimination. Patients might be hiding the truth because of embarrassment, lack of understanding or cultural beliefs. A patient may say he’s not in pain, but have facial grimacing.
4. Both get good at searching for information.
Detectives and nurses must know what they don’t know and know where to find it. Detectives go to the public record. Nurses go to the patient’s chart.
5. Both skillfully ask questions.
Detectives and Nurses get to the heart of a matter without putting somebody on their guard or making them unnecessarily uncomfortable.
6. Both document well
Detectives keep careful notes of what they find. Nurses know if they didn’t document what they did, as far as the world is concerned, they did not do it.
7. Both become techno-savvy
Detectives and Nurses know how to use a computer and find information via the internet.
8. Both value their team
Detectives and Nurses have trustworthy teams to back them up and help get the job done. Colleagues are important to solve the crime and give high quality care to patients. Neither profession can do it alone!
Both Nurses and Detectives must possess good observational and critical thinking skills to gather evidence, sort through facts and examine details to come to conclusions. Detectives solve crimes to get criminals off the streets. Nurses solve problems to prevent illness and to assist people recover from illness. So if you are a LPN or RN, feel free to start calling yourself a Nurse Detective.
If you have a television set in your bedroom or living room, you are probably well aware of the fact that television stands are not the loveliest thing in any type of décor. It is something about a television stand that just gets in the way of the eye, and those that are pleasing to it are usually not so pleasant to the pocketbook. Of course, rarely there is a television without one of the many different kinds of television stands to get in the way of everything. Luckily, there are ways to go about your home décor so that the furniture that holds your television set is very noticeable at all. Here are a few design ideas to get you started on calling the attention away from any of your mediocre television stands.
Go Floral in Your Home
Well, you do not have to go floral but getting some type of greenery in your home-especially in brighter areas like a living room, can take away from eyesores like that darn TV stand. As a matter of fact, small trees work very well for this purpose as do flowers, potted plants, and other such items. If you have flowers in a vase, those are only designed to last for a time, but flowers in a pot that you can tend to and will grow are excellent ways to start a design around even the ugliest of television stands.
Get a Television Armoire for a Bedroom
One of the places in which foul television stands are the hardest to hide is in the bedroom. If you have this problem but you are not really comfortable with putting your television on an end table or on top of the dresser, consider a television armoire. A television armoire is a great way to hide the television when you are not watching it, and if you pick the right ones you can end up with a very nice piece of furniture to look at when the television set is actually hidden away as well .
Get a Hanging TV
If you do not have one already, you have most likely at least seen those plasma and LCD television stands that hang on the wall. Those are some nifty little televisions and a great way of displaying them, especially if you are not too big on space in your room of choice. These hanging television sets take up very little room and can easily be a center piece in any room in your home if you like. At the same time, wall mounted televisions easily eliminate the need for television stands whatever, and that is always a good thing.
Some television stands are a good thing; If you spend enough money you can get a really nice one. If you are over the idea of TV stands and would rather call attention to something else in the rooms of your home, you have got some ideas to work with, so take them and run.
The trade of Joe Johnson for Boris Diaw and 2 first round picks was recently concluded by the Hawks and Suns, after being initially held up. Steve Belkin, a member of the Hawks ownership group, did not want to make the trade, and attempted to stop it. However, the other owners wanted the trade and pushed Belkin out of his ownership role in order to get it done. Despite this, Belkin’s reservations about the trade may have been justified. Don’t get me wrong, once the Hawks let word get out about this trade, they had to make it if they wanted to retain any fans at all. You don’t often find a good, young player willing to relocate to possibly the worst franchise in all of basketball. However, I said good, not great.
Joe Johnson averaged 5 rebounds, 3 ½ assists and 17 points per game last year. The year before, he averaged 5 rebounds, 4 ½ assists, and 17 points. These numbers look awfully similar, except for the assists, which went down because of Nash. Is it possible that Joe Johnson has already reached his peak? The Hawks are paying him 70 million dollars over 5 years, or 14 million per year. That’s not the type of money you give a guy who averages 17 points,4 assists, and 5 boards. Richard Hamilton averaged better numbers than that with 19 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists per game, and he only makes 9 million dollars per season.
So the Hawks are clearly paying Johnson in the expectation that he is going to get better. This does not seem like an unfair expectation because he is only 24 years old, and if he were a player whose numbers went up in every season, the Hawks would be justified in believing it. But, his numbers only went up once; from the 2002 to 2003 season. Coincidentally, this was the season in which his playing time went up from 27.5 minutes per games to 40 minutes per game. During the 2002 season, he averaged 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 ½ assists per game. In the 2003 season, he averaged 5 rebounds, 4 ½ assists, and 17 points per game. However, when you adjust his numbers from the 2002 season to averages per 40 minutes, you can say he averaged 14 points, 4 ½ rebounds, and 4 assists. Contrast this to his 2003 season stats, a season in which he played 40 minutes per game, and you see almost no improvement. So although his stats jumped, it was due to a playing time increase, not due to his skills improving.
So basically what the Hawks have now is a man who, while young, has never shown any improvement in his entire pro career. This means that he may not get any better. He is a good player now, but he will be vastly overpaid if he does not get any better. You also have to look at the mindset of a person who would want to be traded from the Suns, which are a good team where he is the fourth fiddle, to the Hawks, which are a bad team, but one on which he is the top guy. I know he had issues with management in Phoenix over his contract status, but he could have been traded to another team. Plenty of teams would have jumped at the chance to add him. The fact that he chose the Hawks may mean he is an underachiever who simply wants to make his money and coast along, never doing anything special. This could be bad for the Hawks in the long run, as they have a young core who could be influenced by Johnson, and his contract could become a weight on their salary cap.
Although I have been saying Johnson is overpaid and an underachiever this whole article, he does have good qualities. He is a big swingman who can play both guard spots and the small forward spot. He would be an immediate upgrade for the Hawks at the point guard spot where Tyronn Lue was decent, but not good, last year. He would also give the franchise hope, which is more than the Hawks have had for a while. They seem to be in constant rebuilding mode, but Johnson could give them a piece to build around. However, all this is contingent on Johnson’s improvement. If Johnson can get better, this trade will look good for the Hawks. If he doesn’t, the Hawks will end up regretting this deal, as they have with so many other signings.
In order to get Johnson, the Hawks gave up Boris Diaw and 2 lottery picks. Boris Diaw will be a decent backup for the Suns, who have little depth with Kurt Thomas and Jim Jackson/Raja Bell in the starting lineup. He will let the starters get a little bit of rest, something they didn’t have much of last year. Remember, he was a first round pick 2 years ago, so he could be a good player. The trade also includes 2 first round draft picks, which the Hawks, as a rebuilding team, should never have given up. The Suns lost a top playmaker on their team, and didn’t really get anything immediate in return. Diaw will give them depth, but they want to win now, and thus the picks are puzzling. However, the second Joe Johnson said he was disgruntled in Phoenix, he forced Phoenix’s hand, and they had to move him, even if draft picks and a backup piece were all they could get.
The Hawks got Johnson for less than market value, but they are paying him more than market value. This trade leaves the Hawks improved, but the franchise’s future, at least for the next 5 years, is tied to Joe Johnson. If he gets better, the team gets better. If he doesn’t, well then the Hawks will still be the Hawks. Giving up the picks has made it clear that the Hawks intend to win with the core they have now, which is a dicey proposition. I see the Hawks as a 30 win team next year, which is a considerable improvement. As for the Suns, giving up Johnson has left a hole in their lineup. If they can get Michael Finley to fill it, there will be almost no drop-off, and they will be on pace to do as well as last year. If they don’t land Finley, they will have to turn to Raja Bell or Jim Jackson, who are considerably less talented, at least at the offensive end, than Johnson. In this scenario, the Suns would make the playoffs, but with a low seed. This is a trade that had to be made; the Suns had to get rid of a disgruntled potential troublemaker, and the Hawks had to add a young talent who wanted to play in Atlanta.
Today jewelry is seen as a valuable, popular and the most elegant type of accessory which are for both men and women. Leather cord necklaces are said to be one of the most popular type of jewelry. Maintaining of jewelry is very important if one wishes to maintain the shine of their jewelry. Cleaning and maintaining of leather cord necklaces can be very challenging for anyone and may require one to buy specialized cleaning products which are very expensive.
Tips For Maintaining Your Leather Cord Necklace
If treated well, your leather cord necklace will last a long time. Most expensive types of leather necklaces are not treated which means that they will age gracefully. They will also have the character of an expensive leather necklace that is unique and distinct. Here are some tips on how to maintain your leather necklace.
– Store your necklace in a dust bag cover. Do not store it with other jewelry items, especially those made of metals. You must also not use a plastic bag to store your leather jewelry.
– If the weather condition is bad and you have to go outdoors, do not wear your necklace. Exposure to water or rain is not good for leather jewelry.
– Always wear your necklace after you have applied your makeup and perfume.
– Handle your necklace with clean hands.
– If your leather necklace is an expensive one, it is worth purchasing a quality leather protector spray.
– This will keep the leather from cracking or drying out. It will also prevent the leather from staining.
– Use a soft, damp cloth to get dirt off the necklace.
– Do not use a cleaner that contains oils because oils can trap dirt and moisture and stain the leather.
– If your necklace is stained such as by coming into contact with cosmetic products, hair sprays or fragrances, consider getting it cleaned by a professional cleaner.
– To keep your necklace looking its best, remove it when you go swimming or when bathing.
– Remove your necklace when engaging in strenuous activities because leather has the tendency to absorb perspiration and when it does, it will quickly lose its natural beauty.
– Avoid contact with any kind of liquids, aerosols, chemical dips because they can discoloration and even damage the leather.
– Use soft flannel bags to store your leather necklace.
To slow down the degradation process, it is advisable to keep the leather necklace in a tight container box to protect it from humidity. Although necklaces made of leather cord appear to be very hard to maintain at first glance, they can actually be maintained for several years without any scratches or damages appearing to it, and this can be achieved through proper care and attention.
Managing the risk posed by the playground surfaces is always a huge concern for builders as well as for parents. Builders need to ensure provision of an area that is attractive and feasible for play while parents are worried about the safety of their little ones while they play on outdoor playground equipment. Surfacing playgrounds not only add a layer of security but also protect against several severe fall related injuries. Another advantage of surfacing playgrounds is that it promotes inclusive play by making it easier for kids of all ages and children with special needs to play as well. Safer surfaces also make it easier for parents to let the kids play on their own which is more fun for the little ones and more relaxing for the parents.
Free play is more than just fun. When children are allowed to explore the playground extended beyond the structures and including its surroundings, they get to use their cognitive abilities and put their creative energies to test. They can invent games over and above the commercial playground equipment which provides them with more physical workout as well as good mental exercise. Here are some important points to consider while deliberating the usefulness of surfacing the playgrounds.
It is helpful in promoting mobility
Playground surface allows for elements of fun on its own. Since outdoor playground equipment must be open to and accessible by all, the added layer on the surface allows just that. It not only caters to children and adults of all ages, weights and abilities but also promotes a better sense of community and welfare. A playground is supposed to allow all sorts of abilities to be put to use and explored. When a playground is surfaced, that helps in creative solutions being discovered and the communion of all members of the society in a fun environment.
When the surfacing is resilient, safe and reliable, all types of plays are possible. Children get to play on their own independently or play in teams and learn the value of working together to achieve team goals.
It allows independence of thought and action
Parents are always worried about the safety of their little ones on the commercial playground equipment. While most playgrounds only mean exploring the equipment, with an adult supervisor standing nearby, with a safer surface they get to relax a little and let their kids play on their own. The risk of injury from falling is reduced massively which also makes parents to allow their kids to run around and have fun. Studies have shown that children who regularly have unsupervised play have better developed abilities to decide their own goals and make strategies to achieve them.
It promotes development of creative abilities
Well-designed surfaces do more than just allow for independent play. That also provides the opportunity for kids to use their imagination. A variety of balls, palisades and steppers of different kinds added to the play area can make the little ones invent games of their own and make their own rules. By this sometimes they get to discover new activities and interests which leads them to further their abilities.