coffee

drink it in

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Here are the awesome facts. Sure coffee is an addictive drink, but it’s not all bad. Take a look at this awesome infographic to set yourself straight on the coffee front. You can thank me later, after you replenish your cup of coffee. 6df5f3c036a0fd43084385e918ee580d

stop, hoodie time

party with your friends

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A boy from Brooklyn makes all his dreams come true. Every time he walks out on to that stage, thouhoodie-allen-tickets_11-21-13_3_51f17ce1c9c04sands of eyes are locked on him. He begins to rap and the crowd goes wild. The crowd is thrilled. We are sharing one of those moments with each other. It’s that moment when he stops and holds to mic out, for everyone to rap to his lyrics. That’s the moment. It’s defines everything, and you know what for this guy it happens at every one of his shows. If you haven’t guessed by now, I am talking about Hoodie Allen.

Last night I had the opportunity to attend my third Hoodie show. Just like the first, it was incredible…absolutely breathtaking. This guy, puts on a show like nothing I’ve seen before. I try my hardest not to like him as much as I do, but I can’t help it. I love what he stands for. I love the beats, granted the lyrics are getting a little shotty, but over all he remembers his fans (especially the ones who were with him when he had nothing) and he’s gracious.  I remember standing in a room with maybe 200 other devoted fans the first time I saw him take stage. This time there were easily thousands (2,200) of people dancing with me and singing along at his sold out show. I am amazed at what he has done and where he will be going with his music career.

Like he said last night to all of his loyal fans who have been with him since the beginning, this one’s for you (sidebar, I thought he was going to go old school, no he went two years ago when he was just getting big– I wish he would have played Long Island Iced Tea for all the fans from the beginning, instead he played one of my favs, take a listen)

turn your clocks

don’t forget to turn your clocks back

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Daylight Saving Time is when the days become short and we are closer to the Winter Solstice. Honestly before I decided to write about Daylight Saving Time I couldn’t tell you anything about it. After much research, I now have a grasp on why we have Daylight Saving.

Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time in 1996.

In 2005 Congress passed the Energy Policy Act and since 2007 Daylight Saving Time is  four weeks longer. This Act extended Daylight Saving Time by four weeks from the second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November, with the hope that it would save 10,000 barrels of oil each day through reduced use of power by businesses during daylight hours. As a result of this act, it is difficult to determine energy savings from Daylight Saving Time and based on factors, it is possible that little or no energy is saved by Daylight Saving Time.

Most states and a few countries will turn their clocks back on November 3, 2013 with the exception of Hawaii and Arizona because those states do not practice Daylight Savings Time. This means that we gain (not lose) an hour when we turn our clocks back an hour to 1:00 a.m. when our clocks reach 2 a.m. on Sunday. A helpful way to remember whether to set our clocks ahead or behind one hour during the Daylight Savings Time change for Fall 2013 is to “Fall Back” and “Spring Ahead.”

Did you know it’s actually Daylight Saving Time not Daylight Savings Time? It’s become so widely known as Daylight Savings Time in the US that no one makes the correction.

Fact: Only TWO countries: Kyrgyzstan and Iceland  observe year-round Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 2 a.m. in the United States. It will resume on March 9, 2014 at 2 a.m.