Tips On Surviving Thanksgiving 2015

It’s November already. While you may already thinking about Christmas, you have to remember that you have to survive Thanksgiving first. For some Thanksgiving can be a very pleasant experience, but for some a couple of days back at home with your family can be very draining. Here are some tips for surviving Thanksgiving 2015.

Prepare Yourself: You know your family better than I do. You’ve been through many Thanksgivings before this one, so you should have an idea on what to expect. If you need meditation the night before, do it. Hide a couple of small bottles of alcohol or fill your flask with the good stuff. If you’re hosting the event make seating arrangements for the meal itself. If you have kids have them make cute name signs and have them place it. Adults usually are not going to change the seating if they know a child did it to avoid hurting his/her feelings because who wants an emotional child during Thanksgiving? Nobody. Don’t cook everything. Have members that coming to bring a dish.

Avoid Heavy Topic: When I say avoid heavy topics, I’m talking about politics or anything that usually get people fired up. Avoid it like the plaque. Break out into song or twerk if you have to.

Leave Social Media Alone: Not because it’s rude to your family, but because all you going to see on social media is your friend’s plate of foods and sadness. Also it’s Facebook law that 80% of your friends must complain about something.

Don’t Be An Early Bird: If you have the luxury of not having to stay with family during the night before Thanksgiving then stay your ass in bed till noonish. If you’re up watching the Thanksgiving parade with them you’re doing it wrong.

Keep the Kids Occupied: For the love of god have something set up for the kids. Have a game station set up for them or movies. Having a dedicated room for them would be ideal. If you have a teenager that’s perfect. Their job can be keeping the kids in line instead of staring into their phones all day long.

Get Out Of the Damn House: Nowhere it’s written that says you have to spend the day eating and just watching football. One of the things I actually like about my thanksgiving is that we actually get to play backyard football or go mudding. These events can bring you closer as a family.

That’s all I have for now. Have anything tips that I might’ve missed? Post them and your thoughts below!

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Hoaxes that people actually believe Vol. 1

Unfortunately, some people will believe anything. No matter how ridiculously it may seem. Let’s divulge in 3 of them.

Doritos Ebola
4chan is at it again with their shenanigans. They capitalize on the Ebola hysteria and general human stupidity. They stated there was a Ebola out break at a Doritos factory. What was insane is that CNN actually picked up on this story and without trying to validate the story they tweeted about it as actual news, which went viral.

Cat-fishing
We all know this term and it’s probably the biggest hoax people deal have to deal with. Cat-fishing was put on blast when MTV made a show out of it. People will created false identities to accomplish whatever their agenda is meant to achieve. Mostly people do it for their own kicks or to attempt to use someones that’s emotionally unstable into fraud. People will get into long distance relationships and build up a fake relationship with someone then end up paying their phone bills or something. If that person don’t ever want to meet you or doesn’t Skype, face time, or whatever then yeah that’s should be the red flag to leave immediately.

Facebook to start charging users
Every single year this hoax resurfaces and the amount of people that believe this year after year is astonishing. Since around 2009 this hoax claims that Facebook will start charging users for the most basic services that have social media junkies shaking. Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook is not an idiot. Charging people to use Facebook will be suicide since the majority of his client base is young teens and adults. 

Poking on facebook is serious business.

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Scott Humphrey, killed his friend Richard Rovetto for poking his girlfriend on facebook. Reports says during the confrontation Richard fell to the ground hitting the back of his head to the pavement. Richard, a father of one would die later on in the hospital from the injury. Humphrey admitted manslaughter and is going to be jailed for 4yrs and 4 months.

My thoughts: Obviously, this is a case of immaturity and jealousy. Personally, I believed that Humphrey should’ve got more years. Yes I understand that his intention wasn’t to kill Richard during that scuffle, but his intention was to do bodily harm to him. That alone should’ve got him more years. Now that I’m out of college and working I find it that a lot of adults don’t do social media anymore and this situation is an example why.

-JiNX

My Family.

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You may of heard the term “family don’t have to be blood related” or something along those lines. Well this is my family here in Austin. No matter how hard it may be these guys never lie to me, steer me in the wrong direction or use me. Sad really, that during my relocation and everything that my “blood” family will tell others the wrong thing in order to “protect” me.  To me though, lying in unacceptable. Definitely when my name is involved. The crap and lack of respect is unbelievable. Even talking it to social media. The hard part is accepting all of this and continuing on. It’s mainly the reason why I don’t have a video for you guys this week. I just haven’t been in the mood lately to get in front of my camera and make one, so expect more blog posts. Between work and everything I’ll try to post often. Love you guys. Be blessed.

-JiNX