Rule #25

Hey world it’s me JKerr,

The NHL and NBA playoffs are underway.

In the spirit of playoff season, today is about competition — how to handle competitive situations to be exact.

Rule #25: It’s OK to be competitive.

A little competition can be a good thing.

I’m not saying you should get angry and take competitions super seriously, but it’s OK to want to win.

There are things that you’re good at. There are things that she’s good at. Do both of those things.

There are also things that you will both be good at, and the friendly competition will bring out the best in both of you.

It’s OK to want to win. She won’t get mad at you for trying.

If you’re playing a video game that she’s never played before it’s nice to let her stay close, but once she get’s good enough you don’t have to hold back.

For example, we were playing WWE 2K14 the other day — don’t judge, it’s super fun — and she beat me. So then the next time, I beat her. Neither of us said anything, but we were both definitely trying to win.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to win, just don’t be mean about it. And if she beats you don’t be a sore loser. Just bring out the best in each other.

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With the school year wrapping up, the blog is coming to an end. This will be the last post for the summer. We’ll see what happens next year as to whether or not it continues.

I want to say thank you to everyone who has read these posts. Whether you’ve read them all, or this is the first one, thank you.

I means a lot that you take time out of your day to read what I write. I truly appreciate it.

With that in mind,

Goodluck.

Make her smile 🙂

– JKerr

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Rule #24

Hey world it’s me JKerr,

I’m just going to come right out and say it; I don’t enjoy musicals very much.

Some people like them, and that’s good for them. I have seen some, and I just haven’t really been drawn in.

I like some songs from musicals, and I like some cartoons with musical numbers like The Lion King, and South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, but when I see them on stage, they just don’t do it for me.

That being said, I recently saw a musical.

Rule #24: Try something you didn’t previously like.

Who would’ve thought that going to see a musical would be a ton of fun?

I saw Book Of Mormon and I loved it. My girlfriend also did.

Even more than the musical itself, I loved the evening. It was a great time. Being there with her made something that I usually don’t like, musicals, into a really fun evening.

Give things another try, because a lot of the time, who you’re with can make it more enjoyable.

Goodluck.

Make her smile 🙂

– JKerr

Rule #23

Hey world it’s me JKerr,

It sucks when schedules don’t line up, but it’s part of life.

Rule #23: Don’t let time apart get to you

Everyone needs time apart.

It doesn’t mean that anything is wrong with you and your partner. It doesn’t mean that anything will be wrong in the near future.

If you’re used to spending every second of every day with them, then a day or two apart will make you appreciate them even more.

If you’re in the beginning stages of a relationship, time apart can help them see how much more fun they have when they’re with you.

There are some people that think you always have to be talking to the person you like. That you have to be together every second you can, and everything you do has to be done together. That idea is wrong.

There will always be things that come up in both of your lives that make you busy. Maybe it’s exams. Maybe it’s holidays. Maybe it’s family weekends. Whatever the case may be, enjoy the time.

Just because there are a few days in a row where you’re both busy doesn’t mean that things are rocky. It’s part of being in a relationship.

Take the time apart to enjoy the people you’re with, and then why you finally get to see each other again the feeling with be incredible.

Don’t think something is wrong just because you’re both busy.

Also, if you get the sense that she thinks something is wrong, or if you think something is wrong, you can always call each other for two quick minutes to say hey.

Goodluck.

Make her smile 🙂

– JKerr

Rule #22

Hey world it’s me JKerr,

Travolta and Thurman did it.

Channing “The Dreamboat” Tatum did it in Step Up.

The list goes on an on.

What do these people have in common you might ask if you don’t already know? The answer my friends, is that they dance.

Don’t believe me about that first one? See for yourself.

I believe Shakespeare once wrote “To dance perchance to dream” – or something like that.

Rule #22: Dance.

Go out to a bar and dance with her. Put on music in your basement and dance with her there. It doesn’t matter where you are, if you have the chance, you should dance.

You can literally dance anywhere. I know you might think you can’t even, but you probably can even. You don’t even need music. You just need each other.

Who cares if you suck at dancing? The only person who will be staring at you thinking you look like a fool is yourself. Also maybe a few strangers. But they’re strangers, and strangers are strange, so don’t mind them.

She will love it if you dance with her. ESPECIALLY in public.

Do the Macarena.

Do the Cha Cha Slide.

Do the Hokey Pokey and turn yourself around. After all, that’s what it’s all about.

Classic dance humor.

But for real though, it’s a blast to go dancing. If she is way better than you, she can teach you. If you’re way better than her, you can teach her. If you both suck then that’s even better.

Dancing with her is guaranteed to lead to a smile. Don’t be afraid to go all out.

Goodluck.

Make her smile 🙂

– JKerr

Rule #21

Hey world it’s me JKerr,

I watch the Food Network.

My favourite show from it, Licence To Grill, isn’t on anymore, and now all the shows are cooking competition shows. What ever happened to just a plain old classic someone showing us how to cook shows?

I was thinking about this and decided to do something about it, so I started my own cooking show.

It’s not on tv. There are no cameras. I guess it’s not really a show, but I do cook.

Rule #21: Cook her dinner.

She’ll love it.

Start off making things that you know how to make, and that you like to make. My go-to is stir-fry. Chicken stir-fry. Beef stir-fry. Chicken and beef stir-fry. Veggie stir-fry. So many options.

You might seem like a one trick pony though, so that’s when you have to branch out.

Grilled cheese – nailed it.

Caesar salad – nailed it.

Burritos – nailed it. Recently went the homemade salsa route (see image below), nailed that too.

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She will love it if you make her dinner.

But after you’ve made the things you’re comfortable making, that’s when you have to put her first.

If she loves burgers, you make her a gosh darn burger.

If she wants tofu, you ask her again to make sure you heard her correctly, and then you tell her she’s on her own. Just kidding, you make tofu.

Whatever food it is, learn to make it for her.

It doesn’t matter if it sucks, she’ll love that you tried.

It’s always nice to be known as a great try-er.

Goodluck.

Make her smile 🙂

-JKerr

Special Edition: St. Patrick’s Day

Hey world it’s me JKerr,

I know there was no post on Monday. I know today is Tuesday. But there is a reason for this.

Today is St. Patrick’s Day.

I don’t do anything special for St. Patty but I figured I would help out people who want something to do.

Rather than a rule for this week, here is a list of tips and tricks you and your significant other can do to make your St. Patty’s Day extra fun.

The list:

  • Paint a picture using only green paint
  • Put green food colouring in your water
  • Order Shamrock Shakes from McDonald’s
  • Bake cookies and put green frosting on top
  • Choose green clothing for each other to wear
  • Eat a salad (they’re usually green)

Basically, do green things.

Hope you have a jolly day!

Goodluck.

Make her smile 🙂

– JKerr

Rule #20

Hey world it’s me JKerr,

When I’m alone, I’m a great singer. When I’m with people I sing worse because I don’t want them to feel bad that I haven’t made it big yet.

This is not true. I’m always a bad singer. Most of us are.

The fact that we are bad singers is something that can bring us together. There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you and a friend belt out a song without a care who’s listening.

Rule #20: Sing together.

It sounds lame, but do it.

If you’re driving somewhere and a song you both love comes on, sing it as loud as you can.

The bond created over both being really bad singers is stronger than you would think.

If on the off chance you are a good singer, then just sing to her and that will probably be enough.

If you need a great song to sing together, here is a classic:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT5msu-dap8

Goodluck.

Make her smile 🙂

– JKerr