October 30th, 2011 | by
georgia | Published in
Food, Front Page
A few days ago, I was roaming the dining hall with a plate of Cajun chicken & spinach greens and casting an eye around for the next step to my leafy smorgasbord — as I am often wont to do — when I noticed that the girl in front of me was sporting the same exact plate of food.
Did she know I do this food blogging thing? Was she hoping to take a page out of my culinary skill(s)et? No, flattering reader: we’re big, but not thaaat big. We both wandered towards the island of dressing, lifting bottle after bottle and casting each aside. Finally, she turned to me and said, “Nothing here is right.”
“I know,” I whined, half-heartedly lifting the Ranch dressing and then putting it aside. What was HUDS missing this time around?
She shrugged and put some vinegar and oil in a small dish, ready to make her own dressing. But the day called for something heftier than plain old oil and vinegar, and I spent another minute surveying the dressing arena.
And thus, a better salad — and a better dressing — were born.
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October 12th, 2011 | by
jym | Published in
Front Page, Lifestyle
Some people say that the most awkward part of a first date is the end. Do you kiss? Do you not kiss? Do you hug? Do you side hug?
But let’s be real, guys. The most potentially offensive part of the first date has more to do with money than with sex. If you and your schmugglelumpkins can’t figure out the bill, the only thing either of you are going to be whipping out of your pants are your wallets.
So who’s paying?
The ivyfed ruling on this matter is a fresher, more mature take on “S/He who smelt it, dealt it.” You ask? You should be willing to pay, regardless of your gender. If the other person offers to split or pick up the tab, that’s a bonus, but you can’t expect/demand them to pay.
If you guys go on dates in the future, you can have a little talk about cost-sharing, but on the first date, it’s a nice gesture to pay (or try to pay), especially as picking up the check often serves as a signal of your intentions (in case you were too nervous to be clear about them in the first place). Since you’re doing the asking, you’ll probably be picking the venue, and will thus be able to choose something in your price range- Le’s, Clover, coffee, tea, or desserts are good low-cost options. There’s also a pretty good chance that your loverdoodle will offer to split the bill, in which case you can accept/not accept his/her offer depending on how strongly either of you feel about it. You shouldn’t worry about offending your crushbuddy by splitting the bill, because if your crushbuddy offered, they ostensibly meant it.
Easy enough, amirite?