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Weekend Walkabout – Cannon’s Addition

Summer is the perfect time to get out of doors and see what your neighborhood and other local areas have to offer. Whether you are just walking a few blocks around home, or heading out to the park for the day, I guarantee there will be something interesting to see and experience while you’re out there.

Last weekend I walked up to the Rosauer’s on 14th and Lincoln from my apartment on 8th. Not a long walk, but definitely some beautiful and fun stuff to see along the way.

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  Apparently I live in Cannon’s Addition. Who knew? I’ve never heard the name used but it’s still cool.

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One of the prettiest collections of flowers in the area. A lot of love and care went into this garden.

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Flowers from the same house, front yard this time.

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Our own little Rocket Bakery, nestled amongst the trees.

Great use of a broken sidewalk!

Great use of a broken sidewalk!

– Mia V.

 

*Do you have a great neighborhood for a Weekend Walkabout? Share with us in the comments! Or better yet, go for your own walkabout and share pics with us!

It’s Almost Time for Summer Programming on Fox28!

Summer is coming and you know what that means – time for new shows during primetime on Fox 28! As May comes around we’ve got a bunch of our evening programs ending for the season, but what will be taking their places? We’ve got some new and returning shows to pick up the slack this summer and hopefully keep us all entertained over the next few months!

In With the New

So what new programs do we have to look forward to? First up is Gang Related, a new hour-long scripted drama starring Ramon Rodriguez, Cassius Green, Terry O’Quinn, and Tae Kim . It centers around a young LA cop with ties to a powerful city gang. Created and written by Chris Morgan, Gang Related starts May 22nd at 9pm and will air on Thursday nights.

Summer is a time for less serious programming, so we’re bringing you two new unscripted series this year. Riot, based on a show called Anything Goes from French production company Satisfaction, is a comedy game show that includes singing, dancing, and navigating a set tilted at a 22 degree angle. It is produced for American television by Shine America and Steve Carrell’s Carousel Television, and will include guest comics such as Steve Carrell, Tom Green, Chris Kattan, and Mayim Bialik. It begins on May 13th at 9pm and airs Tuesday nights. I Wanna Marry “Harry” is the latest reality dating show from Fox. It includes a dozen American women who travel to England for a chance to win the heart of a young man they think is the prince of England. It begins May 27th at 8pm to air on Tuesday nights as well.

Return of the Old

Summer means sunshine, vacations, and a takeover by Gordon Ramsay on Fox. Currently we have Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares airing during the week. Soon they’ll be joined by a new season of Masterchef (returns May 19th at 8pm) and Hotel Hell (returns July 21st at 9pm). While Masterchef aired last year, Hotel Hell has not been seen on Fox since 2012. The new season will include more zany hotels, managers, owners, and their staffs this time around.

American Idol ends its current run on May 21st, leaving Wednesday wide open for the return of our dance competition series So You Think You Can Dance on May 28th at 8pm. Once again host Cat Deeley as well as judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy return to see who has what it takes to make it big in the world of professional dance and who doesn’t.

Of course one of our biggest returning shows this summer has to be 24: Live Another Day. This special event series premieres May 5th at 8pm and will run for just twelve weeks on Monday evenings. It returns with Kiefer Sutherland as Jack, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe, and William Devane as President James Heller.

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Upcoming Fox Finales:
The Following season finale April 28th
New Girl season finale May 6th
The Mindy Project season finale May 6th
Surviving Jack finale May 8th
Bones season finale May 12th
Glee Season finale May 13th
American Idol season finale May 20th and May 21st
Cosmos finale June 8th

Upcoming Fox Premieres:
24: Live Another Day premiere May 5th
Masterchef season premiere May 19th
Gang Related series premiere May 22nd
I Wanna Marry Harry series premiere May 27th
So You Think You Can Dance season premiere May 28th
Hotel Hell season premiere July 21st

COSMOS Reading List – Episode 5: Hiding in the Light

The most recent episode of COSMOS focused on the science of light and how it has evolved over the centuries. Our viewing party this week didn’t feature a guest speaker BUT we did have a lot of fun playing astronomy-based Jeopardy.

Did watching the episode or playing science Jeopardy spark your interest in learning more about these topics?

Fabulous!

Here is a brief list of books to get you started (with a note next to those that can be found on the shelves at some of our local, independent bookstores):

Manipulating Light: Reflection, Refraction, and Absorption by Darlene R Stille
“Provides an explanation of how light works, including how it bounces or reflects, how it bends or refracts, and how light gets absorbed. Also discusses mirrors, telescopes, and colors.” (amazon.com)

Light by Michael I. Sobel
“Like the denizens of some brilliant ocean, humans are awash in light. Surrounded by illuminations both natural and artificial, we remain blissfully unaware of how light determines most of life’s rhythms and rituals or how it dominates every field of modern science. Michael I. Sobel, a professor of physics at Brooklyn College, has attempted no less a task than to enlighten us (see how it pervades our language) about the many facets of this ubiquitous phenomenon, from its earliest stirrings of emotion and wonder in ancient savants to its modern applications in lasers and silicon chips.” (amazon.com)

A History of Optics from Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century by Olivier Darrigol
“This book is a long-term history of optics, from early Greek theories of vision to the nineteenth-century victory of the wave theory of light. It shows how light gradually became the central entity of a domain of physics that no longer referred to the functioning of the eye; it retraces the subsequent competition between medium-based and corpuscular concepts of light; and it details the nineteenth-century flourishing of mechanical ether theories. The author critically exploits and sometimes completes the more specialized histories that have flourished in the past few years. The resulting synthesis brings out the actors’ long-term memory, their dependence on broad cultural shifts, and the evolution of disciplinary divisions and connections. Conceptual precision, textual concision, and abundant illustration make the book accessible to a broad variety of readers interested in the origins of modern optics.” (amazon.com

Astronomy 101: From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts About the Universe by Carolyn Collins Peterson
“Explore the curiosities of the cosmos in this engaging book! Too often, textbooks go into more detail than readers have in mind when they want to learn a little something about astronomy. This is where Astronomy 101 comes in. It takes you out to the stars and planets and galaxies and discusses some of the latest Big Astronomy discoveries while presenting the basic facts about astronomy and space.  From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of fascinating and entertaining astronomy charts and photographs selected to guide you through the universe. Whether you’re looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has a LOT of answers–even the ones you didn’t know you were looking for.” (amazon.com)

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COSMOS Reading List – Episode 4: A Sky Full of Ghosts

Last Sunday’s episode of COSMOS talked about the speed of light, gravity, black holes, and William Herschel, among other things. And Don, our speaker for the week at our COSMOS viewing party, talked about scientific myths and hoaxes.

Did watching the episode and listening to the speaker spark your interest in learning more about these topics?

Great!

Here is a brief list of books to get you started (with a note next to those that can be found at some of our local, independent bookstores):

An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and The String Theory Revolution; The Holographic Universe by Leonard Susskind and James Lindsay
“Over the last decade the physics of black holes has been revolutionized by developments that grew out of Jacob Bekenstein s realization that black holes have entropy. Stephen Hawking raised profound issues concerning the loss of information in black hole evaporation and the consistency of quantum mechanics in a world with gravity. For two decades these questions puzzled theoretical physicists and eventually led to a revolution in the way we think about space, time, matter and information. This revolution has culminated in a remarkable principle called The Holographic Principle , which is now a major focus of attention in gravitational research, quantum field theory and elementary particle physics. Leonard Susskind, one of the co-inventors of the Holographic Principle as well as one of the founders of String theory, develops and explains these concepts.” (amazon.com)

Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel by Michael Hoskin
“Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain’s King George III, and of William’s sister, Caroline, who assisted him in his observations of the night sky and became an accomplished astronomer in her own right. Together, they transformed our view of the universe from the unchanging, mechanical creation of Newton’s clockmaker god to the ever-evolving, incredibly dynamic cosmos that it truly is.” (amazon.com)

Gravity’s Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and Life in the Cosmos by Caleb Scharf (Auntie’s Bookstore)
“We’ve long understood black holes to be the points at which the universe as we know it comes to an end. Often billions of times more massive than the Sun, they lurk in the inner sanctum of almost every galaxy of stars in the universe. They’re mysterious chasms so destructive and unforgiving that not even light can escape their deadly wrath.
  Recent research, however, has led to a cascade of new discoveries that have revealed an entirely different side to black holes. As the astrophysicist Caleb Scharf reveals in Gravity’s Engines, these chasms in space-time don’t just vacuum up everything that comes near them; they also spit out huge beams and clouds of matter. Black holes blow bubbles.
  With clarity and keen intellect, Scharf masterfully explains how these bubbles profoundly rearrange the cosmos around them. Engaging with our deepest questions about the universe, he takes us on an intimate journey through the endlessly colorful place we call our galaxy and reminds us that the Milky Way sits in a special place in the cosmic zoo—a “sweet spot” of properties. Is it coincidental that we find ourselves here at this place and time? Could there be a deeper connection between the nature of black holes and their role in the universe and the phenomenon of life? We are, after all, made of the stuff of stars.” (amazon.com)

Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax” by Philip C Plait
“Inspired by his popular web site, www.badastronomy.com, this first book by Plait (astronomy, Sonoma State Univ.) debunks popular myths and misconceptions relating to astronomy and promotes science as a means of explaining our mysterious heavens. The work describes 24 common astronomical fallacies, including the beliefs that the Coriolis effect determines the direction that water drains in a bathtub and that planetary alignments can cause disaster on Earth. The author sharply and convincingly dismisses astrology, creationism, and UFO sightings and explains the principles behind basic general concepts (the Big Bang, why the sky is blue, etc.). Though some may find him strident, Plait succeeds brilliantly because his clear and understandable explanations are convincing and honest.” (amazon.com)

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COSMOS Reading List – Episode 3: When Knowledge Conquered Fear

The third episode of COSMOS talked about comets, Edmund Halley, and Sir Isaac Newton (among other things). Our guest speaker for the weekly viewing party was Dr. Seth Shostack, an astronomer with the SETI Institute who has a deep interest in space exploration and astrobiology.

Did watching the episode and listening to the guest speaker spark your interest in learning more about these topics?

Super!

Here is a brief list of books to get you started (and as always those that can be found in some of our local independent bookstores have a note about that next to them):

Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas by Alan Cook
“Halley played a crucial role in the Newtonian revolution in the natural sciences. Indeed, Cook reveals that it was Halley who set the question that led Newton to write the Principia, and who edited, paid for, and reviewed it. The author also describes how Halley’s prediction of the transit of Venus led to Captain Cook’s voyage to Tahiti and to an accurate calculation of the distance between the Earth and Sun. Perhaps as important, the book examines Halley’s personal life, revealing a man who was far from a lab-bound thinker. As a young man, he sailed to St. Helena to chart the unmapped stars of the Southern Hemisphere. Moreover, Halley knew the leading artists of his age–Wren, Pepys, Handel, Purcell, and Dryden–and he travelled widely throughout Europe, meeting numerous fellow scientists and serving on a variety of diplomatic missions. He even spent a number of adventurous years as commander of a Royal Naval warship.” (amazon.com)

The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton (Auntie’s Bookstore)
“This book is a complete volume of Newton’s mathematical principles relating to natural philosophy and his system of the world. Newton, one of the most brilliant scientists and thinkers of all time, presents his theories, formulas and thoughts. Included are chapters relative to the motion of bodies; motion of bodies in resisting mediums; and system of the world in mathematical treatment; a section on axioms or laws of motion, and definitions.” (amazon.com)

Comets! Visitors from Deep Space by David J. Eicher (Auntie’s Bookstore)
“From ancient times, humans have been fascinated by “broom stars” and “blazing scimitars” lighting up the sky and moving against the fixed background of stars. The Great Comets of our time still receive in-depth attention – ISON, Hale-Bopp, Hyakutake, West, and others – while recent spacecraft encounters offer amazing insight into the earliest days of the solar system. In this guide you will discover the cutting-edge science of what comets are, how they behave, where they reside, how groups of comets are related, and much more. The author carefully explores the ideas relating comets and life on Earth – and the danger posed by impacts.” (amazon.com)

Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by Seth Shostak (Auntie’s Bookstore)
“Aliens are big in America. Whether they’ve arrived via rocket, flying saucer, or plain old teleportation, they’ve been invading, infiltrating, or inspiring us for decades, and they’ve fascinated moviegoers and television watchers for more than fifty years. About half of us believe that aliens really exist, and millions are convinced they’ve visited Earth.  For twenty-five years, SETI has been looking for the proof, and as the program’s senior astronomer, Seth Shostak explains in this engrossing book, it’s entirely possible that before long conclusive evidence will be found.
His informative, entertaining report offers an insider’s view of what we might realistically expect to discover light-years away among the stars. Neither humanoids nor monsters, says Shostak; in fact, biological intelligence is probably just a precursor to machine beings, enormously advanced artificial sentients whose capabilities and accomplishments may have developed over billions of years and far exceed our own.” (amazon.com)

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COSMOS Reading List – Episode 2: Some of the Things That Molecules Do

Last Sunday’s episode was all about the evolution of life on our world. Did it spark your interest in learning more about evolution, natural and artificial selection, and the Tree of Life?

Did you attend our viewing party at Mobius Science Center and hear Dr. Kamesh Sankaran speak about comets and asteroids and are now curious about learning about them more in-depth?

Awesome!

Here is a brief list of books to get you started (and once again those that can be found in some of our local bookstores have a note about that next to them):

 

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins (Auntie’s Bookstore)
“Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence—from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil record; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics—to make the airtight case that “we find ourselves perched on one tiny twig in the midst of a blossoming and flourishing tree of life and it is no accident, but the direct consequence of evolution by non-random selection.”” (amazon.com)

What Evolution Is by Ernst Mayr (Auntie’s Bookstore)
“At once a spirited defense of Darwinian explanations of biology and an elegant primer on evolution for the general reader, What Evolution Is poses the questions at the heart of evolutionary theory and considers how our improved understanding of evolution has affected the viewpoints and values of modern man.” (amazon.com)

Comet by Carl Sagan
“Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark.” (amazon.com)

Asteroids by Curtis Peebles
“Covering all aspects of asteroid investigation, Curtis Peebles shows how ideas about the orbiting boulders have evolved. He describes how such phenomena as the Moon’s craters and dinosaur extinction were gradually, and by some scientists grudgingly, accepted as the results of asteroid impacts. He tells how a band of icy asteroids rimming the solar system, first proposed as a theory in the 1940s, was ignored for more than forty years until renewed interest and technological breakthroughs confirmed the existence of the Kuiper Belt. Peebles also chronicles the discovery of Shoemaker-Levy 9, a comet with twenty-two nuclei that crashed into Jupiter in 1994, releasing many times the energy of the world’s nuclear arsenal.” (amazon.com)

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COSMOS Reading List – Premiere Episode!

Did Sunday’s premiere episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey spark your interest in science, space, Carl Sagan, or Neil deGrasse Tyson? Did you attend our viewing party at Mobius Science Center and are now curious about Dr. Kevin Decker and his series on philosophy and pop culture?

Awesome!

Here is a list of books to get you started (those that can be found at bookstores in Spokane have a note next to them to let you know; also this is not a full list of all books by these authors, just a few to mention today):

Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Auntie’s Bookstore, 2nd Look Books)
“Cosmos retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.” (amazon.com)

The Sky is Not the Limit by Neil deGrasse Tyson (Auntie’s Bookstore)
“This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams.” (amazon.com)

Who is Who? The Philosophy of Doctor Who by Kevin S. Decker (Auntie’s Bookstore)
“When you have been wandering the cosmos from one end of eternity to another for nearly a thousand years, what’s your philosophy of life, the universe, and everything?
Doctor Who is 50 years’ old in 2013. Through its long life on television and beyond it has inspired much debate due to the richness and complexity of the metaphysical and moral issues that it poses. This is the first in-depth philosophical investigation of Doctor Who in popular culture. From 1963’s An Unearthly Child through the latest series, it considers continuity and change in the pictures that the program paints of the nature of truth and knowledge, science and religion, space and time, good and evil, including the uncanny, the problem of evil, the Doctor’s complex ethical motivations, questions of persisting personal identity in the Time Lord processes of regeneration, the nature of time travel through ‘wibbley-wobbley, timey-wimey stuff, how quantum theory affects our understanding of time; and the nature of the mysterious and irrational in the Doctor’s universe.” (amazon.com)

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Five Things for Singletons to do in Spokane This Valentine’s Day

tumblr_la5sxe30M31qcvdcno1_500Valentine’s Day is coming. A day singles all over start to dread as couples all over buy each other gifts and plan exciting evenings out. But this year you don’t have to fret just because you don’t have a ‘special someone’ to share the day with. There are plenty of things you can do all on your own – or better yet, with your friends – that can be just as much fun (or more) than doing the ‘couple thing’.

Interested in a classy night out with other singles, mingling and flirting and enjoying the chance to perhaps find a new spark or two? Head to Nectar Tasting Room on Thursday (2/13/14) from 5:30-7:30pm for Single Mingle. With your $10 admission you get to taste some wine, sample some snacks, listen to music, and meet some (hopefully) interesting new people.

Need a little more ultra-violence in your Valentine’s Day? First, you might be taking the anti-Valentine’s stance a little too hard. And second, take yourself to the movie theater for a showing of the Robocop remake. It has all the action, explosions, shootouts, science fiction, fantasy, Michael Keaton-goodness (where has he been the last decade anyways?) you could ask for. It’s PG-13 (so not quite as hardcore as the original), 108 minutes long, and showing at AMC Riverpark Square, Regal Spokane Valley and Northtown Mall, and Village Centre Cinemas Airway Heights (check theaters for showtimes).

Got an urge to sing, dance, and wear frilly underthings in public? Grab your closest friends and your fishnet stockings for a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Garland Theater. Your $4.50 admission ticket on Friday (2/14/14) gets you a night out you will never forget; full of props, live performances, audience participation, toast, newspapers, mixed up lyrics and all kinds of 21yrs+ fun. Sure there is some romance mixed around in the film, but it pales next to all the zany transvestite from Transylvania antics. Just remember – while costumes are encouraged, everyone is expected to have all of their sensitive bits covered.

Hearts are made to be dissected (or is it broken?). At least that seems to be the stance Mobius Science Center is taking with their My Bloody Valentine event taking place Friday from 6-9pm. Catered by Dawn of the Donut, this adults-only party will include zombie cocktails, a showing of Night of the Living Dead, and exciting party games such as – you guessed it – dissecting actual hearts. Not exactly the most romantic idea (unless you are Morticia and Gomez Addams) but definitely something fun for those looking to have a night out without all the sappy Valentine’s Day stuff getting in the way. Tickets for the event are $15 at the door.

Want to really revel in the fact that you are single this year and don’t have to deal with compromising and agreeing on things as a couple? Head to the Spokane International Auto Show at the Fair & Expo Center on Friday (2/14/14) from 10am to 8pm. All of the newest cars, trucks, and SUVs will be there, as will dozens of very helpful sales people only too eager to talk you into buying something! Who needs a boyfriend or girlfriend when you can get a flashy new Ford Mustang instead? Admission to the show is $6-$7.

 

– Mia V.

 

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Valentine’s Day Around the World – Special Feature!

valentines-day-gift-ideas-onblack-bridal-bliss1Valentine’s Day is coming, and while here in the US we may exchange cards and gifts and candy and sexy lingerie (scandalous I know), in other countries they have their own special ways of celebrating this time of love. Such as in Japan, where guys and gals actually have TWO different days to celebrate. On February 14th the ladies give their guys gifts of dark chocolates – sometimes store bought but often made by hand to show just how much they care. Then on “White Day” – March 14th – it is the guys’ time to reciprocate by giving their gals white chocolates or cookies.

If you travel to South Korea on Valentine’s Day, you’ll be easily able to spot the couples in the crowds, as they’ll be wearing matching or similar outfits. They also celebrate in a similar fashion as Japan with chocolates to men on Valentine’s Day, white chocolates to women on White Day, and a “Black Day” (April 14th) where singles celebrate together by eating noodles.

While in America it is a day celebrated by lovers as well as family and friends, in countries such as Spain Valentine’s Day is only a day for those in love to exchange cards and gifts. In Taiwan it is a reversal of Japanese celebrations, with men giving their loves chocolate on Valentine’s Day and ladies giving their men chocolate on White Day. And in Finland it is known as Friendship Day and is celebrated by everyone by gifting cards and tokens of affection to all who are considered friends.

There are some parts of the world where celebrating Valentine’s Day is more age-specific. In places such as India and Nepal, boys and girls of college age and older are free to give gifts to each other on this day, while those that are younger are not supposed to do so. Many high school students make a game of sneaking love notes to one another on Valentine’s Day, however. Speaking of fun and games, in Norfolk, England they have Jack Valentine, who is much like Santa Claus in that he brings treats and presents to children on the eve of Valentine’s Day.

Wherever you are and however you choose to celebrate this year, we hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with love and happiness and chocolate and fun!

 

– Mia V.

 

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A Lady’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him

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Struggling to find a good gift for your guy? Well don’t worry!  We’ve got you covered!  We’ve consulted with men all over the Inland Northwest in order to bring you the most definitive list of V-Day gift ideas!  Do you have more great suggestions for us? Leave them in the comments below or let us know on our Facebook or Twitter!

 

The first gift is kind of a given…guys need tee shirts!  They can never have enough!   But just because your dude is in some serious need of a closet conversion doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from it in the meantime!

slide_332342_3299973_freeYeah, I know, definitely not subtle!  But this guy in the picture is cool, relaxed, and totally rocking this tee, so who’s to say your guy wouldn’t do the same?!  Hey, don’t be afraid to give up your Ryan Gosling fangirl tee and wear a “this girl loves her husband” shirt in return!

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While we’re on the subject of clothes, lets move into one of the most commonly given gift at Valentines Day…Pajamas.

Full-Bacon-SuitAnd ladies, you’re doing it wrong!  Boxers are passe! Your man wants bacon pajamas! You won’t need any grease to get him to slide into bed in this fashionable two-piece set!  They’re so popular, you can even pick them up at your local JCPenney!

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41P2QThwE9L._SX335_This one speaks for itself.  What guy wouldn’t prefer ice cold shots of Jeager right from the comfort of his own home?  However, beware, this is tougher to get your hands on than a tickle-me-elmo on Christmas!  Your best bet is the original, but you can find a few bootlegged on other sites!

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This next item is classy and casual. Whiskey Old-Fashioned Wet Shave Soap in a Jar is the perfect gift for the man who has everything…because we are pretty sure he doesn’t have whiskey-scented soap.

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bottle-opener_300Finally, what man’s wallet would be complete without this handy (and adorable) bottle opener? You can get really creative and engrave one yourself, or get this one…it’s pretty cool! Follow the “FIND IT” link below to check out the website where we found this treasure for more fun and clever gift ideas!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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By: Natalya Lainhart