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Why Men Should Not Buy Random Girls Drinks

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“It’s such a waste of money for boys, like they’re not gonna kiss you they just want your alcohol.” This was sent to me by a girl in a casual conversation the other day as she was agreeing with me on my philosophy of the nightlife.  85% of the time, buying random girls drinks is a bigger waste of money than Hellen Keller buying an expensive pair of reading glasses, 10% of the time you will get a pity kiss and a number where they probably won’t text you back, and the other 5% of the time, well congrats to you my friend. Go get checked when you have some free time just to be safe though.

I have had a girl point to me and say, “Lets go talk to him, he looks like he will get us drinks.” and then come over to me at the bar and attempt to flirt with me as I laugh and walk away. I have seen dozens of friends wanting to get with a girl they see at the bar, go up and get them a drink, and come back with that grin that they just spit game, but deep down they feel more used than your friends Netflix account that everyone has the login info to. I even have girl friends that have gotten me drinks by saying to me, “What do you want to drink? Im gonna go have Chester buy me a drink, I’ll make him get me 2.” Don’t get me wrong, I love a good whiskey coke at no cost just as much as the next guy, but I needed to raise awareness to help out the future drinkers of America.

You see, buying a random girl a drink at the bar is like being one of the guys that rebound for NBA players before the game starts. You are on the court right in the middle of the action before anything serious goes down. Then once it’s game time, the players are done using you for their benefit, and move on to their main focus of the night: their scheduled opponent. Like come on man, what girl is gonna be at a bar that is not either with a group or meeting someone and because you say a couple sly lines and buy her a drink or 2  she is gonna go home with you that night? Ohh yeah, that 5%. Like I said, congrats, but go get checked when you have some free time just to be safe buddy.

“Buying a girl a drink just to hook up with them is the biggest mistake guys can make. Show them what you have to offer besides money. Girls don’t respect you if all you have to offer is free drinks.” These are wise words of wisdom by my best friend David that I think all men should realize are very true. There’s 2 things that girls really appreciate: respectful gentlemen and a good chase. Respectful gentlemen have a better chance of getting with a decent girl through a good conversation over a Red Bull Vodka any day. As far as the good chase part goes, easily the most attention I get from girls is when they ask me to buy them a drink and I laugh and respond with “No.” Once you reject them, odds are they care more about getting you than the free drink now.

For the record I am not saying don’t buy any girl a drink, but just not the randoms. I think you need to have at least logged 5 man hours of knowing a girl that you’re interested in before you buy her a drink. If you take her out to dinner for a first date and you’re trying to get your drink on a little bit, well your first drink better be a water (with or without lemon). Not only does it hydrate you, but it counts as logging those 5 man hours, and it shows her you’re a man of patience. Now if your first date is a “let’s meet up and get some drinks” kind of thing, that is unchartered territory and goes against everything I have just preached. In that case, get a beer and examine because you have a 50% chance she is a good girl if she orders a beer also; now if she orders a cocktail she is using you as a pre game, and you’re going home to finish up your Netflix series alone after a couple drinks with less money in your pocket.

To men that have fallen into the trap of buying random girls drinks: if it didn’t work out, my heart goes out to you, and I hope you learned your lesson, and if it has, congrats but I wouldn’t count on it as you are due for some disappointment and maybe an STD.

Any women offended by this article please contact me and I will buy you a drink.

Goodluck boys.

 

 

 

My Experience as a 76ers Intern

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I just worked 12-14 hours a day for 6 weeks with one day off and got paid 21 cents an hour. I truly feel like a free man who just earned his freedom as a slave or a convict getting released from prison, yet I already miss it. I came into this internship looking for new connections and opportunities in the sports world. Although I found that with no problem, it is the relationships that turned into friendships and the life lessons I learned that I am happy to have obtained and be leaving Philadelphia with.

Going into this internship I had no idea what to expect. I was so excited to be doing anything associated with the Philadelphia 76ers as I saw it as the beginning of the road to following my dreams working in the sports world. After my first 30 minutes there listening to our boss say everything we needed to do and looking at the work in front of us, the only words that we were all thinking was “We’re fucked.”

Our first week consisted of 12-hour days moving hundreds of boxes and preparing everything for the most premier overnight basketball camp in the NBA. It sucked. It really made me have a negative first impression on working in the sports world. The only thing that helped make it bearable was that I was working with other interns my age from different schools around the country that were going through this shitty shit with me. There were a few that I hit it off with immediately and as each day went on, the closer we got. After one week with these people, I felt like I have been friends with them my entire life.

My boss was a former Villanova basketball player and graduate who was only a few years older than us. This guy has been through more shit in his 24 years of life than I even thought was possible to go through. Raised in the hood of Philly having to fight to get through certain blocks just to get to and from school, being at the top of the world through basketball, then losing the 2 closest people in your life within a year, this man had a different outlook on life compared to anyone I’ve ever met. I can never thank him enough for everything he did for me and the things I was able to learn from him that I can utilize for the rest of my life.

The rest of the internship consisted of 12-hour days doing everything and more to make the camps run smoothly or going to other areas in Philly helping out my boss for other camps. The days were long and July was the longest month of my life, but being surrounded by the people that I was, helped make every day a great one.

Like I said, I came into this internship looking for new connections and opportunities in the sports world. Although I found that with no problem; it is the relationships that turned into friendships and the life lessons I learned that I am happy to have obtained. Here are a few things I took away from my time in Philly:

  • It doesn’t matter what the job is, if you are surrounded with people you enjoy it makes any job easier and more fun. Teamwork makes the dream work.
  • Surround yourself with people that have similar goals and mindsets as you. No matter how much you enjoy spending time with certain people, if they don’t have the same mindset as you in your path to success, they are only holding you back.
  • Be humble and genuine to everyone and have no enemies. You never know whom you’re going to run into again or end up doing business with one day.
  • At the end of the day, certain college degrees will never get you a job. They will get you the interview. Your people and social skills, yout knowledge, as well as your confidence in that interview determine whether you get the job 99% of the time.
  • There is a value of being surrounded by the people that mean the most to you. One day you will find out how much it’s worth.
  • What a “jawn” is.
  • We need to stop comparing ourselves to other people/co-workers and focus more on being the best “Me” that we can be.
  • It’s not whether the glass is half empty or full, it’s who’s pouring it. Take control of your own situations and make the most of them.
  • Most importantly, never let anyone talk you out of your dreams. Follow your passion no matter what anyone says or if no one believes in you. “What good is being the one when you’re the only one who knows it.”

To the people from Auburn, Albuquerque, Delaware, Mass, Jersey, Philly, and San Diego: you positively impacted my life forever and I hope to see you all again someday. I would do it all over again just to spend more time with you guys. 10 cheesesteaks later, I’m out Philly. War Damn Eagle.

Also, a huge thanks to the Valley Forge Casino; a couple gambling sessions there paid for everything my entire time in Philadelphia, plus leaving with an extra 13 bucks.

P.S. As I’m writing this on my flight home I just witnessed a guy drink his beer in a cup full of ice. That’s the weirdest shit I’ve ever seen.

The Brian Scalabrine of Interns

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To describe my Internship at RankLab in Santa Monica this summer, I am playing a real life role of Vince Vaughn from the movie “The Internship”, and yes, I have grabbed a couple cold ones with my boss. I truly am the Brian Scalabrine from the 08′ Celtics of this company. I am the 12th man on the bench that contributes in no sort of way during crunch time, but I bring great energy and support everyone with anything they need, yes including the ass slaps during time outs. You bet your ass if we won a championship and got a ring I would sport mine around like I was the Paul Pierce of that team.

I live for the occasional In n Out or Starbucks runs and getting to organize and stock the fridge with drinks. This company has never seen a competitor like me. I put my blood, sweat, and tears into those non work related tasks and that fridge. I see it as my time to shine to show these guys I am a valuable asset to this company. It’s like the Celtics being up 30 with a minute left and Brian putting his heart into that minute to get a couple buckets.

I’m going to continue to learn and better myself every day, but until then I will continue to keep my warm ups on, get nice and cozy on the end of the bench, and contribute however I can with coffee and compliments from the moment I walk in until a minute before I leave. That last minute I shine as I walk out of the office wishing each and every single person to have a great day to put them in a better mood then reflect on my great performance on my drive home.

(In reality I am gaining more and more experience here every day and really enjoying my time working in the Digital Marketing field. I am definitely going to make the most of it and may pursue a career in it, but that will come later in the future.)