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The Government shuts down and Tinder raids Libya

Unless you live under a rock, or only read or watch things pertaining to cats, you have probably heard that the government has shut down. The republicans are holding our state parks hostage until Obama hands over Obama Care.


In the mean time, we decide it would be a good idea to raids the Libyan capital capturing an alleged al-Qaeda leader without first informing the Libyan government of their plans, as they should.

Al Jazeera reported on the story:

“‘The Libyan government is following the news of the kidnapping of a Libyan citizen who is wanted by US authorities,’ Zeidan said in a statement. ‘The Libyan government has contacted to US authorities to ask them to provide an explanation.’

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that the capture was ‘appropriate and legal.’

The US top diplomat told journalists at a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Indonesia’s Bali island that the US does ‘everything in its power that is appropriate and legal’ to hunt down al-Qaeda members.”

This got me thinking

And SPEAKING of Libya! I finally caved and got Tinder.

I have been debating for a while if I should try it. In the mean time I made fun of it, like the true hypocrite I am. Then I was talking to the Assistant about possibly trying it out. This is what he told me:

So I decided if there was a TED talk about online dating, then I could consider it an academic venture and I pressed download.

This was last night.

Here’s what I have learned so far.

1. It’s not just women who do the duck face, I blame the Biebster


Fellas, you don’t wanna look like this…


Unless you’re looking for this, and in that case, be my guest.

2. It’s OK to be mean, it’s OK to be yourself.

That little stack of photos seems ENDLESS, so why waist time talking to people that you’re just not clicking with right away? Along these same lines, why waist time not being yourself right off the bat?

3. There are ALL kinds of people out there.

I always judged online dating because I felt that it smacked of desperation. What? You can’t meet people in the real world? Well, what I’ve realized is that our social circles are very small. There are SO many people out there, people you walk by everyday, and never work up the nerve to talk to. This allows you to let yourself be yourself, while talking to many different kinds of people that you would never meet otherwise.

4. There are NO redos.

There were many times that I got into the “zombie swipe,” swiped left, and was literally like


5. It’s super addictive. Tinder with caution.

me at midnight

me at midnight

Here’s my advice for those of you who are thinking about getting Tinder

1. Know what kind of person you are interested in. Otherwise you will find yourself overwhelmed with mediocre conversations.

2. Swipe left on duck face (unless you’re into that, and in that case God bless), or if you are not incredibly attracted.

3. Edit the things you have liked on Facebook. It’s a great way to see how much you might have in common with someone.

4. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Lying, or even half truth-ing about yourself doesn’t do anybody any favors.

5. Don’t be afraid to block someone if it’s not going well. They’ll get over it.

6. Have good get to know you questions ready for when the conversation runs dry:

  • What are the top 5 apps you use most on your phone?
  • What do you have in your bag and/or pockets right now? (what a person carries around with them can say a lot about that person)
  • What are some things on your bucket list?

7. Be smart. Don’t give out last names, phone numbers or address willy-nilly. ONLY meet someone when you feel very comfortable about that person, and always meet in a public place. Don’t have him or her pick you up. BE SMART PEOPLE!!!

Good luck!

Good luck!


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