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I’ve never been accused of being over-masculine …

Big Shot birthdays for the upcoming weekend:

SATURDAY, JUNE 8 _ Kathy Baker (Picket Fences) is 74 (in 2024) • Singer Bonnie Tyler (Total Eclipse of the Heart) is 73 (in 2024) • Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams is 67 (in 2024) • Keenan Ivory Wayans is 66 (in 2024) • Frank Grillo (A Day to Die, Marvel films) is 59 (in 2024) • Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER) is 58 (in 2024) • Dan Futterman (Judging Amy) is 57 (in 2024) • Kelli Williams (The Practice) is 54 (in 2024) • Kanye West is 47 (in 2024) • TV personality Maria Menounos is 46 (in 2024) • First daughter Ashley Biden is 43 (in 2024)

SPECIAL EVENTS _ Belmont Stakes • Name Your Poison Day • Rose Day • World Gin Day • Best Friends Day • Jelly-Filled Donut Day • World Brain Tumor Day • World Oceans Day • World Knit in Public Day

SUNDAY, JUNE 9 _ Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 85 (in 2024) • Michael J. Fox is 63 (in 2024) • Johnny Depp is 61 (in 2024) • Gloria Reuben (The Agency, ER) is 60 (in 2024) • Natalie Portman is 43 (in 2024) • Mae Whitman (Parenthood, Arrested Development) is 36 (in 2024) • Logan Browning (Dear White People) is 35 (in 2024) • Gymnast Laurie Hernandez is 24 (in 2024)

SPECIAL EVENTS _ Donald Duck Day • Children’s Day • Race Unity Day • Write to Your Father Day • Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

I stumbled across an interesting discussion on Facebook. A question was posed to a group: What are things men do that they think are attractive but actually aren’t? Turns out, a TikTok influencer also saw the discussion and delivered a list on her channel. Some of the things men think are attractive but aren’t…

• Being Overly Masculine: The “alpha male” act is off-putting. Most women prefer men who are genuine and down-to-earth.
• Loud Vehicles: Rather than impressing women, loud vehicles often make them cringe or even laugh at how immature it seems.
• Gaming Addicts: Unless you’re a successful streamer, excessive gaming is a turn-off. Spending countless hours on video games instead of engaging in real life can strain relationships. Moderation is important.
• Quick to Anger: Frequent outbursts of anger are a major red flag. It signals potential abusive behavior and future issues.
• Not Going to Therapy: Self-growth isn’t just for women. Addressing emotional and psychological issues is vital for a healthy partnership.
• Aggressive Driving: This goes back to being overly masculine — or just immature. Why are you in a hurry? How is someone in the passenger seat supposed to feel safe knowing you think you’re NASCAR driver?
• Alcohol Consumption and Bragging About It: Women like their alcoholic beverages too, but planning your day around drinking, not knowing when to stop, or even sharing stories about how much booze you can consume without passing out is gross.


QUESTIONABLE HANGOVER CURES FROM AROUND THE WORLD _ Readers Digest found the worst of the worst if you’re fighting off a hangover. Would you ever try…
• A glass of juice from either sour pickles or sauerkraut. A favorite in Poland to help quell headaches and alleviate discomfort.
• Milk Thistle. The Brits love this. Several studies have proven that taking this pill erases any discomfort.
• Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Yes, the Canadians turn to ginger ale to settle an upset stomach. The most likely help for a hangover, ginger, is missing from the ingredients, though.


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