Like all real men throughout history, I am a tea drinker. When I stumbled upon Adagio Teas I became overwhelmed with excitement. It wasn't their obvious quality or experience that won me over, it was their Fandom teas. There is a big difference between liking something and being a fan of something. There is a sense of, dare I say, fanaticism. You don't think something is good; you think it is fantastic! A company that has an entire section for such fans gets an A+ in my book. Imagine the elation I experienced when I discovered the Sherlock Holmes Fandom teas. This is great for so many reasons!
This final truth however began to worry me.
Online dating is a BILLION dollar industry – that's billion with a b. More than 75% of single people in the US utilize online dating. Online dating is second only in popularity to being set up by a mutual friend among people in search for a mate. There are online dating sites of every stripe. There are scientific dating sites, religious dating sites, immoral dating sites and even agricultural dating sites.
Well, the new year is here already. With it comes contemplation over the year behind us and preparation for the year ahead of us. As is our custom, many of us make new year's resolutions and verbalize them in hopes of a sense of accountability. Others (either more self-motivated or simply more pessimistic) make the same resolutions but keep them to ourselves. Still others (like myself) instead set new goals for ourselves, though these have the same force and effect as resolutions. What is the desired effect? A better year. A year with more happiness than the year before it. Interestingly enough, the lists generally look the same through the years.