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Thanksgiving DON’TS When Holidaying with his Family

So you’ve been invited to break thanksgiving bread over at your new beau’s house. Congratulations! NOW DON’T SCREW IT UP.

Whether you’ve been dating for a few weeks or a few years, the first holiday meal you spend at his/her family’s house is UNNERVING to say the least. I mean they’ve got their own traditions, rituals, holiday expectations, and you’re blindly walking into this.

Because I don’t want you to go into this alone..

Here are some tips from the 23504 textline to help you minimize awkwardness so you can instead focus on marathon eating. After all, that’s what Thanksgiving is really about.

Don’t chew with your mouth open. MANNERS ARE IMPORTANT.

Don’t forget to compliment the cook. Someone took the time to make this food, whether you like it or not.

Don’t make out in front of his grandma. Excessive PDA in front of relatives will likely creep him AND THEM out.

Don’t be late.

Don’t try to butt into family business.

Don’t be like “OHH, I don’t eat that.”

Don’t bring up politics or religion.

Don’t refuse anything a mom offers you. TAKE A LITTLE.

Don’t dress like a slut. You want his parents to get to know you, not your cleavage.

Don’t come empty handed. Bring a small side, flowers, WINE.

Don’t forget alcohol. BUT you should limit your drinks to two. You are far less likely to commit any of these other embarrassments if you are sober.

Don’t rush to the couch after dinner. HELP CLEAN.

Don’t act bored. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY.. if you are the one to bring the guy who yawns during an important family event. YOU WILL NEVER LIVE IT DOWN.

Don’t feed grandma’s jellied salad to the dog. Take more mashed potatoes.. then hide the floaters underneath.

Anything you’d add?

Comment below.

-Katy

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The FINAL Twilight Weigh In: Team Jacob or Team Edward?!

Now that the Twilight saga is coming to an end, are you still loyal to your original candidate in the Edward-Bella-Jacob love triangle?!

Or have you changed your decision?!

Let me know and vote (below).

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Me? I’m team Bella’s dad.

OOOOOOOH YEAHHHH.

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Would You Rather?

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Should I Dump This?

Election day is finally here my friends, and though we talked about having different political beliefs a few weeks ago, today let’s tackle VOTING.

To put it plain and simply, would you date someone who doesn’t vote?

That’s today’s email from Steven, upset his girlfriend Carrie refuses to cast her ballot.

Katy,

I have been dating “Carrie” for a little over 6 months. We get on great and even have similar political beliefs. (I enjoyed your email on that because, I too, see that as a serious problem)

So naturally, I was floored when she not only turned down my offer of going to vote together, BUT informed me she wouldn’t be voting in this election.

I think failure to fulfill a simple civic duty is dump worthy? Right?

-Steven

Steven,

Maybe we should just date?

Relationships should center around mutual respect, and I don’t know I could respect a person who doesn’t vote.

Listening to my angry and confused facebook friends who say Obama and Romney are the same candidate, so there’s “no point” in voting, literally make me sick.

Today more than ever, I’m certain that I could not date someone who is either too lazy or apathetic to educate themselves on the issues of the day.

I don’t think anyone could possibly give me one single reason or warped justification as to why voting ISN’T important. Civic duty aside, to not embrace a liberty so many in this world are denied, is an absolute travesty.

I don’t care how good your butt looks in those wranglers, how ripped you are, or how phenomenal your taste in music is, if you don’t vote, I’m not giving you the time of day.

What do you think on this?

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LISTEN: Shawn Noize – POP

BIG THANKS TO:

for hooking me up with this week’s artist, AND PARTY ON THE PATIO’S FIRST EVER HIP HOP ARTIST, Shawn Noize!

If you’re wondering why that name sounds familiar..

I can’t get enough of that song.

Shawn stopped by the show to talk about his upcoming album, video release next week, and to hype tonight’s show. He’s performing at Ozona Grill & Bar for Party on the Patio from 8 to 10.

I don’t care if you went out last night, this is not a show to miss!

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We’ll also have $2 wells, $2 domestic drafts, and a $3 PICKLE SHOT!

AAAAAND yes, the $500 giveaway is still on, so come on out and get registered!

See yall tonight! ;)

-Katy

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