If you’re an adult, you might find yourself running into old friends at the coffee shop or coming across a classmate at the grocery store. You share a few words and say something like you should get together to catch up. As the Dude points out, this isn’t the best tactic to actually catch up.
A better option would be to make plans to do something like get dinner or go snowmobiling or something like that, which is a much more natural way to have a chance to catch up. Or maybe the Dude just doesn’t want to hang out with you.
Word of the Day: Bloviate
To bloviate is to talk at length, especially in an inflated or empty way. And, if you pay attention to what people are actually saying, many people do it way too much. They will talk on and on, and you're sitting there waiting for the important information, or the point, or whatever, and they'll just keep talking because they don't know how to stop, or they like the sound of their own voice.
Please, just send a text. You have to actually think about what you're going to say in that case, and that makes it a lot better for all of us.
You're Just Deluding Yourself
Man, does this guy have a sign for everything? We know he's been doing it for a while, but still. The experts are in agreement: reading should be a big part of your life. While people say it is better to do it with a physical paper book, there's nothing wrong with using an audiobook or an electronic book to get in your page time.
Still, you don't need to lie about it. Not everybody reads on a daily basis, and that's okay. Just read when you want to, make sure it's educational, and, as said before, don't lie about it. We're all busy these days.
He Has Enough on His Lap
Come the Holidays, Kris Kringle is a busy man. Elf. Whatever he is. He has lists to make, he has coal to prepare (so much coal), and he has The List to make. He also makes the trip to malls all over the world to get the info on kids that have been good or bad and what they want for Christmas.
As the Dude says, maybe stay away if you're past the age of eighteen. Yes, there's some hilarious hypocrisy going on in this picture, but it looks like the mad in red velvet agrees, so we'll let it slide for now.
It's a Really Complicated Process
Lots and lots of books make their way onto the New York Times Best Seller list. We're not sure how it happens, but it's much more complicated than you might think. The reason there are so many is that every book that is on the list – not just the top spot – has a right to claim itself as a New York Times Best Seller.
The list is pretty long, and a book can claim the title even if it's on there for just a week. Or less. But don't be fooled – there are tons of books that never get close to this big list, and for good reason. It's because they're very bad.