Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Have A Little Fun

Hello, hello!

So for my new years resolution, I committed myself to growing this blog and having more fun with it.
Just one month later, I got an email from a lovely lady named Christina wondering if I had any guest posting options.
My response was pretty much something like, "Uh, yeah, never done it before. But TOTALLY".
In my head, I was freaking out.
Of course I want to post your work.
Anyways here are her recommendations on what to do on a weekend.
They're pretty great.
Enjoy.
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Change-Up your Weekend Routine and Add some Fun
Article by Christina Johnson
When the weekend comes, everyone wants to blow off some steam and have a little bit of fun. Whether you want to have a good time with single friends, or you and your honey want to go out and have fun with other couples, there are excellent options no matter where you live.

 If you live in a city, the possibilities are nearly endless. Get a group together for a game of touch football and cook out in the park if the weather is warm, or if it's cold, call everyone to the largest home for a funny movie marathon complete with snacks, drinks and games in between flicks. In the summer, plan a gathering at the beach around a bonfire one sultry evening, but be sure to bring hot dogs to roast over the flames and all the fixings for s’mores.

Couples, of course, can get together at any number of restaurants or bars for drinks and meals, but may also enjoy hitting up local amusement parks or carnivals that set up around your neighborhood. If you'd like a more non-traditional approach, have a pot luck meal at a central location, with every couple responsible for a dish. 

Should you live in a small town, don't fret because there's plenty to do. Head out into the woods for a group camping excursion, whether it's in a rented RV, in tents or out under the stars. Fishing and swimming are always viable options for fun in the great outdoors, as long as you remember to bring swimsuits, trunks and fishing bait and poles.  

If it's cold out, or if the outdoors just isn't your group's cup of tea, come up with a creative plan based on one of the Food Network's most popular shows. Have everyone meet at one house, agree upon an affordable budget and a "secret ingredient" then head to the local market for all the makings of an "Iron Chef" contest all your own. Allow everyone a certain amount of time to come up with one, two or more dishes based on what they buy at the store, and designate specific, non-cooking people or couples as the judges. This event can be held regularly, with judges rotating regularly so everyone gets a chance to cook.

 No matter where you live, who you're dating or married to or what you and your friends enjoy, there are plenty of options for weekend entertainment. Either go with the same old, tried and true activities you know you'll enjoy or branch out and pick something new every week. Regardless of your choices, you and the members of your crew are sure to have a great time with whatever activities you choose to try.

(Christina Johnson who works remotely for Elliman Prudential in the New York City Rentals market.  She is using her journalism major to combine what she loves most, writing and her career. Her specialties include home decor design and DIY home improvement projects)

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Thanks Christina!
Now get out there and grab yourself a fishing pole.
Or cook some food.
Or do whatever you want.
Just have some fun people.


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