Cheap or No Cost Dates

77 Ideas for Everyone!

  1. Cheap or No Cost DatesSketch your dream-house floor plan and talk about the possibilities of each room.
  2. Write the story of how you met. Get it printed and bound.
  3. List your spouse’s best qualities in alphabetic order.
  4. Tour a museum or art gallery
  5. Purchase a $1.00 lotto ticket and set around and talk about what you’d do if you won.
  6. Take a stroll around the block and hold hands.
  7. Back rubs are always good.
  8. Rent a classic love story video, microwave some popcorn and watch the video while cuddling.
  9. Build a fire in the fireplace or fireplace DVD, turn out the lights, cuddle and talk.
  10. Go swimming in the middle of the night.
  11. Write a poem for your spouse, something they’ll keep forever.
  12. Remember to look in your spouse’s eyes as he/she tells you about the day.
  13. Walk the mall together with the goal of not to buy, but to test perfume and cologne along the way.
  14. Hug your spouse from behind and give him/her a kiss on the back of the neck.
  15. Stop in the middle of your busy day and talk to your spouse for 15 minutes.
  16. Take a free tour of a local factory.
  17. Do something your spouse loves to do, even though it doesn’t interest you personally.
  18. Send your spouse a love letter through snail mail.
  19. Both take a sick day during the week and play “skip school day”…hide out as if you may get caught.
  20. Watch a sunrise or sunset together.
  21. Get dressed and go out for coffee and donut after dinner
  22. Sit on the same side of a restaurant booth.
  23. Picnic by a pond, lake, or ocean.
  24. Give your mate a foot massage.
  25. Put together a puzzle on a rainy evening.
  26. On a hot summer day, wash the car together, with the intent of splashing each other with water.
  27. Plant a tree together in honor of your marriage.
  28. Work on a Scrapbook together
  29. Whisper something romantic to your spouse in a crowded room.
  30. Leave a note for your spouse about a “remember when” moment; try to recreate the scene at home.
  31. Have a candlelight picnic in the back yard.
  32. Perfume the bed sheets.
  33. Serve breakfast in bed.
  34. Reminisce through old photo albums
  35. Share a homemade milkshake with two straws.
  36. Go on a photo shoot with your spouse, taking photos of them
  37. Take the TV outside and do a drive in with nachos/popcorn.
  38. Watch local for local or high school plays and get dressed up and go
  39. Buy a kiddies pool and go for a poor man’s swim/hot tub
  40. Dedicate a song to him/her over the radio.
  41. Make your spouse a favorite love song CD
  42. On your anniversary, renew your wedding vows with family and friends.
  43. Have a hot bubble bath ready for him/her at the end of a long day.
  44. Tenderly touch your spouse as you pass one another around the house.
  45. Reminisce about your first date.
  46. Build a little fire in the grill and make smores and have a thermos full of hot chocolate or coffee.
  47. Attend a sporting event you’ve never been to together. (a lot of local high school events)
  48. Create your own special holiday – May 3 for me.
  49. By a special blend of coffee/tea and wake your spouse up real early to watch the sunrise.
  50. Go fishing with some cane poles just to talk
  51. Make a photo map (photos of the route) for your spouse or someplace, with a picture of a clock set to the time, and be there with a picnic basket / bottle of wine.
  52. After everyone else goes to bed go outside and share a packet of hostess cupcakes.
  53. Go for a walk in the rain with your spouse.
  54. Go to a cemetery at night on a ghost hunt
  55. Order some Chinese and feed each other with chop sticks.
  56. Serenade her from an open outside window.
  57. Get a blanket and lay on the ground looking at the stars
  58. Make a table garden together (typically $10.00)
  59. Watch the newspaper for free events happening locally. They have car shows, concerts, bike nights, etc.
  60. Go to a flea market and have a set price ($10.00) to perchance the other the nicest gift you can find
  61. Watch local theaters for $2.00 movie night. Typically there older releases and are offered during the week.
  62. Make a slide show with digital photos and play some relaxing music and reminisce
  63. Have a NO TV night… play board games, cards, or dance around the house
  64. Go to library or bookstore and pick up logic game / riddles book.
  65. Take a hometown tour. Many Chambers of Commerce have walking tours or tape-guided car tours.
  66. Visit the fanciest hotel in your area. Tour its public places; enjoy the harpist in the lobby. Soak up the ambiance.
  67. Take a “Magical Mystery Tour.” All you need is a car and a coin. Each time you come to an intersection, flip the coin.  Heads, you turn right; tails, you turn left.  See where you end up. See if you can find your way back.
  68. Go parking. Drive to a scenic overlook and enjoy the view from inside your car (in cold or rainy weather) or outside (in warmer weather). Take along some refreshments or some romantic music, and make a night of it.
  69. Go out for ice cream. Just get a single dip cone and set there and talk
  70. Go to public library and check out a copy of a civil war journal and read to each other the entries.
  71. Photo contest. Each person gets to take 10 photos. Print or load on a computer and view what attracted the other person
  72. Together go out in a busy part of town and photograph strangers. Ask permission of course.
  73. Create a blog together…
  74. Go to dinner at McDonalds and order a single meal and share, then go to Burger King and do the same thing.
  75. We bought a “Mr. Bill” figurine about 5 ½ inches tall and take him around and do photos with him.
  76. Take a flashlight and go on a night walk through the woods. Everything changes at night!
  77. Go Camping, just a tent, sleeping bag, light, and your dinner.

Maybe not for some but we’ve rode around the night before garbage day a tried to see which one could spot the best treasure.  We’ve actually found some pretty cool things!

Hattie My German Shepherd

German ShepherdHattie My German Shepherd.  She has destroyed my pepper, swimming pool liner, planter pots, shoes, 5 hoses, pool floaties, ate my daughters 4 wheeler seat, and much more. She is one destructive dog, but we still love her. 

Since I was small I’ve always wanted a German Shepherd dog. We have had a few over the years but some didn’t work out. 

Our first shepherd was Duke. Duke was a male and a gorgeous dog. We lived in a subdivision and Duke grew into a huge dog. We had a 4-foot chain link fence installed and he could easily jump over that. A friend of our with a lot of property had always wanted him so we finally broke down and let her have him.

Dakota was next. Dakota was an awesome dog but as she grew so did her energy. She kept barking and barking and the neighbors complained so we finally felt bad and gave her to my sister law. We tried everything to quieten her down.

We moved to a home with 2 acres of property. So we got another one and named her Ziva. Ziva was a good dog with a very good temperament.  Unfortunately, she had some skin disease and after spending a lot of money on her was told there was really nothing to do for her. We had to put her down and she was a young dog. That broke our hearts.

Hattie, The German Shepherd

So, for my 52 Birthday, my wife and kids bought me, Hattie. I named her after Hattie McDaniels. She is a brat, to say it nicely. She is a beautiful dog and aggravates everyone and everything. Yes, she chews and aggravates our pig to death but she isn’t going anywhere. She is in her second training session and is about 1 1/2 years old so hopefully, she’ll calm down soon. lol

Cheapskate Travelers

Cheapskate travelers will find no shortage of tips on how to travel cheap and on a budget. They learn the best time of year to book flights, how to rent out your home while gone, hobo websites that promise half-off on flights by being on standby at 2:45 am, and so forth. But the ultimate cheap travel move? Don’t pay. For anything… travel like a Hobo, The Ultimate Adventure

How to Report a UFO Sighting

ufo1. Remain calm. The second you begin to realize that you might be witnessing a UFO, your heart might start racing. Take a deep breath and keep your eyes on the mysterious object.

2. Look at your watch. It’s important that you make note of the exact time that you’ve witnessed this event so that it can be checked to see if anyone viewed a similar phenomenon at the same time.

3. Observe as many details as you can. Of particular value to the agencies involved are these observations:
○  what the object did
○  how many of them were observed
○  what shape and color they were
○  if there were lights on the object
○  if the object left a trail
○  if there was an aura or haze around the object
○  if the object emitted other objects
○  if the object emitted beams
○  if the object changed color
○  if the object landed
○  if the object made a sound
○  if there were aircraft in the vicinity, or aircraft chasing the object
○  if there were electrical or magnetic effects, such as a car engine stopping

4. Note the time when the sighting concluded (i.e. you stopped seeing any unusual, inexplicable phenomena). It’s very easy to lose track of time when you are confronted with an unfamiliar situation, so be sure to check a watch or clock as soon as you can after the incident and estimate how long the sighting lasted.

5. Immediately write down what you witnessed, including the details noted above. Be sure to include the time, location, weather information, approximate size, and information about other witnesses if appropriate. Try to draw a rough visual representation of what you saw while it is fresh in your mind.

6. Report the sighting to the appropriate agencies. A UFO witness can report a sighting to the following organizations:
○  Local law enforcement agencies.
○  National UFO Reporting Center
○  Mutual UFO Network
○  Center for UFO Studies

Quick Turkey One Pot Casserole

Cast-Iron-Skillet-Chicken-Casserole62 cans turkey
1 pkg. elbow macaroni
1 can cream of celery soup
1 pkg. vegetable soup mix

Cook the macaroni, drain the water, saving 1 cup. Add the soup mix with the water, simmer for 2 minutes. Add the can of cream of celery soup and the canned turkey. Heat to bubbling and serve

This is an Awesome Meal and very fulfilling

More Coffee Please

Sometimes we see a Hobo with dead black eyes
We think to ourselves, how sad he must be

This truth is he’s burned out from all the excitement and joy
You see he has seen all there is to see, not known by you and me

He’s just recharging to go on another Adventure
He’s not one to pity, it is us that he pities, as he looks up and says, more coffee please.

How to Get Abducted by Aliens

area51_alienwatchout_lg_clrWork-a-day routines dominate the lives of most everyone today. While some may enjoy the routine of the banal, others have a need to change things up. What could be a better than a break from the norm than an experience with the paranormal. Getting abducted by aliens is not for everyone but can be a nice change of pace.

#1. Move to the nearest trailer park. Aliens are reluctant to abduct people from structures that are attached to the earth. It possibly has something to do with aliens being travelers themselves. Whatever the reason, the potential abductee needs to sell that four-bedroom home and get to a double-wide as soon as possible.

#2. Quit work. Aliens are fiscally responsible beings and do not want to take productive members of the workforce out of commission for an extended period. After all, if they abducted enough economically productive members of our society eventually the economy would collapse. A collapsed economy and chaos would be counterproductive because the aliens want us to continue living life as normally as possible while their studies move forward.

#3. Be open to new experiences. This is perhaps the most overlooked aspect of alien abduction. Simply having an open mind can make a person more accepting to the various probes and experiments aliens conduct. Aliens need people willing to look at things from a different perspective or the abduction will not be a win-win situation.

#4. Have plenty of time to spare. Alien abductions take time and if someone has busy schedule it will just not work for either party. A person needs to have plenty of leisure time for an alien abduction because, after all, the aliens control when an abductees returns. The last thing a person needs is to return from an abduction and have to catch up on appointments and responsibilities.