February 14, 2008

The Cost of Showing You Care

Despite the sluggish U.S. economy, this year lovebirds still plan to shell out an average of $123 each on Valentine's Day, estimates the National Retail Federation's 2008 Valentine's Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. Total outlay for the U.S: $17 billion.

The survey polled 8,447 consumers and found that 61 percent plan to celebrate the holiday. The most romantic age group is the 18- to 24-year-old set, 72 percent of which plan to shower their sweethearts with everything from candy to jewelry this February. But it's the 25- to 34-year-olds who torch the most cash - $160 on average. Men will spend $163 on their valentines; women, just $84.

Funny how they made a song and called it Love Don't Cost a Thing. And then went on and made a movie with the same title.
Whether you're a lovebird or a lovelorn today, here is Bette Midler's The Glory of Love for your Valentine's Day listening pleasure.

February 13, 2008

Don't Judge Too Quickly!

This video will teach you an important lesson: Don't judge too quickly.

If you want to be wised up even more, check this and that.

February 10, 2008


The Pharaohs Brushed The Lions Aside!
My country retained the African Nations Cup with a 1-0 win over Cameroon. After three fantastic weeks of pure African soccer in Ghana, Egypt won the final match of the tournament that just ended an hour ago. Egypt proved their worth for the sixth African Cup title. Not once, not twice... SIX TIMES, BABY. With two wins in a row. I enjoyed the game.

Good job, boys. You made me proud!