Wildwood Daze – Summer of 1977 – El Morro Motel

It had been the worst year of my young life. I was 14 going on 15 years old. But Junior High at Fels was finally over and I was at the shore for the summer in Wildwood. I was basically what my father called a Prisoner of Love. That meant limited time out. You don’t get rewarded with a bunch of fun and free time after having such a shitty school year. I think if some of the bullying laws were in place back then like they are now maybe I wouldn’t have had such a horrible time in school.

When a child is being abused at school and at home you just can’t concentrate in school. I was a smart kid, but I hated my life and didn’t want to apply myself like my more compliant and solid sister Janice.

My father was going to keep me busy all summer doing chores around the house. First of which was to scrub all of the rust off of all of the bicycles. The salt air oxidizes all things metal at the shore. It was going to be a horrible arduous task.

I was walking down 10th street one day with my friend Dominic. We were probably coming from our favorite arcade, Botto’s. We were nearly to the corner of 10th and Ocean ave. It was a warm day in June. That corner property was the El Morro Motel. It was a cute classic seashore motel. (That’s the best pic I could find of it, but that’s the genuine article)

On the door to the office was a Help Wanted sign for a poolboy. I went in and applied. I had never had a job before and didn’t even know how to go about it. But I went in and spoke to the owner. He told me to fill out a little application, and come back with signed working papers. I think you need that if you’re under the age of 18. (Maybe 16?)

My skin was clearing up in the summer sun and sea. My top braces had been taken off, and I didn’t need to wear my glasses all of the time. So I was emerging from puberty as an okay looking boy. I felt a little more human.

I go home and tell my parents. My mom said we’d go to the local city hall and get the necessary forms. But when my father found out he was overjoyed. That’s all it took. This was the beginning of my teenage years getting better. No more prison time, I was treated better, and especially no rust scrubbing job for me. This was actually the turning point for me as a young man.

I got the job and started that Monday morning at 7am.  I made $40 a week. But for a 14-year-old kid in 1977, that was serious money. I was living on $5 a week allowance from my mom and doing fine. Comic books were 20 cents back then so for a buck you could get five! A slice of pizza was fifty cents and a soda was a quarter. Pinball was twenty-five cents for three games. So five bucks went a long way back then. The rest of the time we were on the beach playing. That was summer back then.

I go in and the owner is there to show me how to do the job. I thought I’d be skimming the pool and what not, I had no idea what a job was but I actually had a somewhat complex job description. Pool Boy sounds like a nothing job but here is what I did all morning at the El Morro Motel.

Bring out all of the cushions for the lounge chairs around the pool. Empty and clean all of the ashtrays between each one. Sweep around the pool area. Mix the cleaning agent in a bucket and scrub all of the tiles around the entire pool above the water’s surface. Skim the bugs and detritus off the surface of the water. Hook up the aqua vacuum and clean the bottom and walls of the pool under the water. Check the PH balance of the water in the pool and add chlorine as necessary. Clean the baby pool the same way you clean the big pool. Sweep up around the hotel in front of the rooms. Vacuum the Astroturf on the second floor outside the rooms. Empty and clean all of the ashtrays in front of every motel room. Sweep the walkways, and pick up any trash around the parking lot. Then come back at night around 7pm and bring in all of the cushions from the lounge chairs around the pool. Take out the trash cans every week. So basically Pool Boy means entire motel maintenance crew!

Around 11am I would finish and punch out. This was my favorite time of the day. I would smoke a cigarette. (Fuckin’ punk I was) Then I would go back home two blocks away. Best part was, my mom would still be at the beach with the girls. Janice would be working over at Russo’s Market, so she wouldn’t be home, and like I said, my mom wouldn’t be back to the house with little April and Gabrielle until noon. So there was only one thing to do.

Put the album Aerosmith “Rocks” on my dad’s stereo and crank that shit up and play air guitar and pretend I was in a rock band and chicks were screaming my name. It was glorious. Girls hated me in junior high because I basically looked and acted like a leper, but a boy can dream for a half hour alone in his house.

So things were looking up for me. As long as I got up every morning and went to work and behaved myself, I was in the black with my parents.

Life was good. But it was about to become wonderful…

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Dating and Relationship Advice – The 12 Most Important Questions That Never Get Asked In A Relationship

When you’re in a relationship, you probably ask each other a lot of questions. Some are about day-to-day life, some are asked in an effort to get to know each other better, and some might be about your future plans, together or separately. In order to build a life together, there are things that you both need to know. Unfortunately, there are some important questions that never get asked in a relationship, according to divorce and relationship experts, that probably should be asked more often.

Asking questions and getting to a point where you know where the other person stands is important for successful and lasting relationships. If you don’t explicitly ask some questions, however, you might not actually understand the relationship that you have and what your partner needs and wants, as well as you might think that you do. Going into a marriage or any other serious commitment without knowing for sure how your partner feels about certain things can potentially make things harder for the two of you later on, should that particular thing ever come up. Knowing where you both stand on important issues, how you handle conflict, and how you can support one another can make your relationship — and any commitment that goes along with it — stronger and more stable.

1. How Much Debt Do You Have & How Will It Be Paid?

All too often, couples don’t have concrete conversations about finances, especially before making a serious commitment. “Young couples with student loan debt are failing to disclose the amount of student debt owed and failing to discuss how that debt will be paid (i.e., individual responsibility vs. joint obligation),” James DeStefano, an attorney at Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C., tells me in an email exchange. If you have student loan debt, especially if you’re thinking that it’ll be something that the two of you will tackle together, it’s important to talk about that, rather than assuming that your partner knows. If you’re on the same page, it won’t be an unwelcome surprise later on.

2. How Do You Deal With Conflicts & Disagreements?

Though you might not think that the specifics of how your partner deals with conflict truly matters, that’s not exactly true. “Do you collapse into tears? Do you attack…fight or flight? Do you retreat into silence? Or, are you able to handle and tolerate listening to your partner’s point of view even when they don’t agree with yours,” Dr. Fran Walfish, a Beverly Hills family and relationship psychotherapist, the author of The Self-Aware Parent, a regular expert child psychologist on The Doctors, CBS TV, and co-star of Sex Box on WE TV, tells me via email. Knowing that you and your partner will be able to work through conflicts and that you’ll both be able to understand how the other deals with it will help when conflicts inevitably arise.

3. What Can I Do To Make Your Day Better?

“Most people want to get their own needs met and hence are very quick at judging and blaming their partners instead of asking what it is that they can do to improve their partner’s life,” Irina Baechle, L.C.S.W., a relationship therapist and coach, tells me by email. Simply asking your partner what you can do to make their day better or cheer them up when they’re down shows that you care and that you’re invested in the relationship.

4. If We Get Divorced, Who Will Claim The Kids On Tax Returns?

This question might not be important right when you meet or even right before you get married, but if you have kids or if you’re separated or going through a divorce, it’s something that you need to more explicitly address. “If both parents claim the children on a separate return, they are asking the IRS to come knocking,” Devon Rood Slovensky, of Slovensky Law PLLC, tells me by email. “Separated parents should also coordinate on claiming exemptions.”

5. What Are Your Sexual Needs, Desires, & Boundaries?

It’s important for couples to discuss sex, and many don’t. “Many people often commit to relationships assuming they are aware of their [partner’s] sexual intentions, desires, and needs,” Noni Ayana M.Ed., a sexologist, principal consultant, and founder of E.R.I.S. Consulting LLC, tells me by email. “Although multimedia overwhelms us with sexual content and imagery, we still tend to underestimate the importance of healthy sexuality and intimacy in love-based relationships. We assume partners will be monogamous. We assume partners are sexually healthy. We assume partners want children. We assume sex will be often or at least consistent.” Making too many assumptions can leave you feeling confused, disappointed, or otherwise unsatisfied.

It’s also of the utmost importance to talk about boundaries. “Even such simple questions as ‘does this feel good?’ or ‘is this ok?’ while engaging in sexual activity can go a long way towards providing safety within the relationship and giving one another the opportunity to be open about your concerns and desires,” Shira Galston, A.M.F.T., a marriage and family therapist, and cofounder counselor, tells me in an email exchange. You shouldn’t feel embarrassed or uncomfortable talking about sex with your partner.

6. What Are We OK Keeping Private From One Another, And What Do We Want To Be Open About?

Knowing what you’re going to share and what you (and they) will keep to yourselves is very important. “Some people believe that privacy between partners is a high priority, such as keeping emails, texts, financial information, even entire friendships separate from one another,” Galston says. “Others feel it is important to maintain transparency, to the point of sharing passwords and accounts, and checking in with one another before spending time alone with someone there could be a potential attraction to. There is no one right answer here; each couple needs to discuss the issue of privacy vs. transparency and decide together what feels right for them, which often means compromising and meeting somewhere in the middle. “

7. Are You Married Or Living With Anyone?

It sounds basic, but if you’re thinking about getting more serious with your partner, it’s a conversation you might need to have. “You’d be surprised at how many people simply assume another person is single,” Kevin Darné, dating expert and the author of My Cat Won’t Bark!, tells me. “Should they discover later on that’s not the case the other person is quick to say: ‘You never asked me if I was married or living with anyone!'” It might be better to have the conversation and know for sure than be blindsided later on.

8. Do We Want Children And Do We Share The Same Ideas For Raising Children?

You might think that you know exactly how your partner feels about having and raising kids, but, well, you may actually know less than you think. “Couples often believe that they both do or don’t want children just because they’ve had a peripheral conversation about it, but there needs to be explicit, clear questions asked about timing of children — or not — and if so, how a child will be raised,” Dr. Jill Murray, a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in relationship counseling, tells me. “Women, especially, believe that if a man says he doesn’t want children, he will change his mind after marriage. That’s a dangerous belief to have. If a woman wants children in her future, she needs to set her timeline in advance of marriage and be very clear about it. Don’t leave it to chance.”

9. Do You Believe In Seeking Outside Help?

This is a question that you might not even consider asking, but one day, it might be valuable information to know. “Many couples sail through the honeymoon phase without ever asking each other about their beliefs regarding seeking help from a third-party when times get tough in the relationship,” Weena Cullins, a licensed marriage and family therapist, tells me. “It’s important to ask your partner if they feel comfortable participating in therapy or speaking with a trusted person who may help get the relationship back on track if problems occur. Waiting until problems develop may be a difficult time to discover your partner is not on the same page.”

Asking your partner whether or not they believe in asking for outside help and if they’re willing to do so if necessary can help you be prepared to broach the topic of conversation if you, yourself, want to seek help at some point.

10. What Constitutes Infidelity?

Cheating means different things to different people; there’s no one singular definition. That’s why it’s so important to ask your partner what it means to them. “One partner may consider it fine to hang out alone with an attractive coworker, while the other may feel hurt by that. One might think an on-going email chain with an ex is no big deal, while the other might consider that emotional infidelity,” Galston says. “These views are often based on cultural and family of origin differences, as well as past experiences of infidelity. By asking these questions early on and establishing mutually agreed upon and healthy boundaries, couples will be more aware and sensitive to one another’s feelings and boundaries, and can avoid unnecessary feelings of betrayal and hurt later on.”

11. Are We Getting Married For The Right Reasons?

Deciding to get married is exciting and important and so many other things, but you also might want to think about if you’re making that decision for the right reasons. “People get married for multiple reasons that have nothing to do with love and commitment,” David Bennett, a certified counselor, relationship expert, and author, tells me by email. “Getting married because you feel like you’re getting older, because of pressure from family and friends, or even just to have that special day when ‘all eyes are on you’ are bad reasons to take that step.” It’s a big commitment and you might not want to take a step like that if you’re unsure whether or not the reasons behind it are sound.

12. Is  There Anything Either Of Us Is Feeling Resentful About Or Hurt By, That Has Never Been Said Out Loud? Is Either Of Us Still Waiting For An Apology?

Leaving things left unsaid can ultimately make things worse if you blurt them out or lead to resentment if you’re waiting for an apology you haven’t received. “Couples need to be able to check in with one another and bring up difficult topics without fear of causing a fight,” Galston says. “Resentment will fester over time if it is never addressed; it’s always better to explain to your partner what you are feeling, and give them the opportunity to understand, apologize, and respond with their own feelings. And if you sense some unspoken tension with your partner, don’t be afraid to ask about it. Just make sure to do so in a soft way, focusing on how you feel, and inviting your partner to discuss what happened without feeling attacked.”

Asking questions can be scary, but not asking them, assuming that you know the answers, can be stressful and complicated as well. The conversation might be nerve-wracking, but ultimately you’ll be better off for having had it.

 

 

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Celebrity Sightings – Sheena Parveen – Philly Weather Girl – Part 2

I think it was back in 2015. I was out one night with my buddy Church. We end up at Ashton Cigar Bar. Ashton is Philadelphia’s premier whiskey, cigar and cocktail bar. Featuring a beautiful, contemporary design and a warm, comfortable atmosphere, It’s located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Center City district. (Actually right across from out salon!)

With a luxurious selection of 200 premium cigars enshrined in a pristine all-glass walk-in humidor, Ashton Cigar Bar has something to please both the cigar connoisseur and novice. Their selection of over 385 whiskeys is renowned as the best whiskey list in Philadelphia. Their epic whiskey collection focuses on Single Malt Scotch, Blended Scotch, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, North American Whiskey, World Whiskey and White Whiskey, including numerous rare and limited vintages.

In addition to whiskey and cigars, Ashton Cigar Bar is also known as one of Philly’s best cocktail bars. Their specialty cocktail menu showcases famous classic cocktails, along with some signature cocktails of their own. All of their cocktails are carefully crafted and perfectly poured combining fresh local ingredients with the finest spirits. Ashton Cigar Bar is a sanctuary for lovers of fine cigars, craft cocktails, whiskey and other fine spirits.

And a bunch of douchebags.

The waitresses are hot and Church knows the bartender so we’ll probably get a drink hookup. But I don’t go to Ashton. I’m not a cigar guy, but I don’t mind the smell. Whenever I smell a cigar, it always reminds of my Dad when I was a kid. He always enjoyed a good cigar on occasion. So when I enter Aston’s low lit lounge I always think of my father. But that’s still not enough to make me ever go there.

But on this particular night we ended up there. Church bounced at the door for a period of time, but that got a little crazy. He always had to deal with drunken idiots who wanted to come in and he wouldn’t let them because they were visibly intoxicated. So that was a tough job dealing with drunks all night.

The manager rolls by us and stops to say hello and chat.

“Did you see who just walked by?”

“No. Who?”

“Sheena Parveen!”

“Sheena Parveen is here?”

“Yea she just went to the bar down there to get a drink.”

“Church, hold my beer.”

Every dude I know who has watched her do the weather every night on NBC loves Sheena Parveen. She’s hot, with a smokin’ body and a lively personality.

I see her at the bar. Think of a cute baby seal that’s getting hot lying up on the rocks. Envision that sweet baby seal deciding to hop into the sea to cool off.

Now think of a great, dark grey dorsal fin cutting through the water at high-speed, froth foaming behind the fin as it cuts through the water, heading straight for that little baby seal.

That was me striding towards Sheena Parveen. Beloved local TV personality and weather girl.

But what would the average guy say to her? What could he possibly have in common with this lady? I needed to use my lightning fast, think on my feet, sales brain to come up with something to get, and hold her attention so that I could get something from her.

“Hello. Ms. Parveen.”

“Hi.” (seems a little buzzed)

“It’s nice to meet you. I’m Charles.”

“Sheena. Nice to meet you.”

“Sheena I had an idea I wanted to run by you if you have a second.”

“Sure!”

“I work for a local publication. (hand her my card to show that I’m legit) We have our Annual Summer Guide coming out in a month or so.”

“Okay.”

“Well I had this idea. Who does Philly go to for their weather report before they drive to the shore every week?”

“Me!”

“Exactly. I’d like to get you on the cover of our Summer Guide to make sure everybody knows that.”

“That would be amazing. I’d love that!”

(I literally came up with that pitch in the ten seconds it took for me to leave my friends and go chat to Sheena.)

Then the best part comes, when I hit the hyper drive.

I type her name into my phone and pull my classic original move. I hand her my phone. She looks at the phone then up at me. I remain unresponsive.

“My cell?”

I simply cock my eyebrow and tilt my head toward the phone.

“Okay… (starts typing) Please don’t be crazy.”

Hits save and hands the phone back to me.

“Thank you, Sheena. We’ll be in touch.”

“Yea. Sounds great.”

Church approaches. “Hey, look at this great looking couple!” Holds up his phone and snaps some photos.

We were never able to get Sheena on the cover of our publication due to scheduling conflicts, but I got to meet one of my local TV babes in person. I had the will to get her to give me her cell number and got the pictures to prove it.

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Dating and Relationship Advice – 100 Pick Up Lines That Don’t Work

Pick ups lines don’t work, and no matter how hard we try to drill that into your head, we still get requests every week for the magic line. Below is a list of 100 of the best pick up lines I’ve come across. If they work for you, consider yourself lucky, but they can be good for a laugh or two if the situation warrants their use.

 

  1. Is that the sun coming up or is that just you lightening up my world

2. Let’s make like fabric softener and snuggle.

3.Is your last name Gillette because you’re the best a man can get.

4.Do you have a boyfriend?Are you taking applications?

5.That outfit is horrible take it off right now.

6.You see my friend over there?He wants to know if you think I’m cute.

7.Are you a Pentecostal because I want to speak in tongues with you.

8.Baby I’m like Taco Bell, I’ll spice up your night.

9.Excuse me can you step into the light over here.Why?So I can check you out.

10.Someone pass the tartar sauce because you’re quite a catch.

11.Damn Sugar slow down! I’m diabetic!

12.You’re so hot you’re making my beer warm.

13.If you were a pill I’d overdose.

14.Give the girl your hand and say, “Will you hold onto this for me while I take a walk?”

15.Are you a fisherman because you got me hooked.

16.Are you an alien because that ass is out of this world.

17.You look like my first wife.Her: “How many wives have you had?” You: None yet.

18.If looks could kill you would be a weapon of mass destruction.

19.Baby whatever you’re serving you better give me double.

20.I bet my tongue can beat up your tongue.

21.You smell, let’s go take a shower.

22.Do you drink a lot of Snapple because you look like you’re made from the best stuff on earth.

23.Are you on America’s most wanted because you’re on the top of my list.

24.I just realized this, but you look just like my next girlfriend.

25.We would go great together like peanut butter and jelly.

26.If you were an Oreo you would be double stuffed.

27.Santa must have come early this year because you were first on my list.

28.Is this the Matrix because I think you’re the One.

29.My phones feeling a little empty, how about I fill it up with your number.

30.Excuse me you dropped this.Her: “What’s that?”You: Conversation let’s pick it up over there.

31.POOF!I’m here what are your other two wishes?

32.Can I be your butter on your bread?

33.Do you have tickets?To the gun show! (Flex your arms)

34.Do you have a piece of tape?Because I’m ripped! (Flex)

35.Have you had a shower lately?You look like a dirty girl.

36.You have an onion butt.It makes me want to cry.

37.I know my calculus, you plus me equals us.

38.Do you have the time? She gives you the current time. No I meant the time to write down my number.

39.They call me Milk because I do a body good.

40.I’m like a power plant, hard to shut down and I can turn you on anytime.

41.They call me Elmo, you can tickle me anytime.

42.I must be a hunter because I just found a fox.

43.Nice you have arms, me too!We should hook up sometime.

44.Do you want a hot dog to go with those buns?

45.I’m the type of guy you can start a family with.

46.You look good enough for me to give my last name to.

47.I got skittles in my mouth, want to taste the rainbow?

48.I love you like a fat kid loves cake.

49.Want to compare tan lines?

50.Girl you’re my honey on my bunches of oats.

51.What’s that on you butt?My eyes.

52.If I had a dollar for every girl I’ve seen as hot as you, I’d have one dollar.

53.You better change the lock, because I’m the key to your heart.

54.If you were a meat market, you would be the prime rib.

55.Are you a zoo because you bring the animal out in me.

56.Hey officer give me a ticket because I’m in your restricted area.

57.Your beauty blinded me, I’m going to need your name and number for insurance reasons.

58.If you were words on a page you would be the fine print.

59.You make me melt like hot fudge on a sundae.

60.Are you a parking ticket?You got fine written all over you.

61.I make more money then you can spend.

62.Did you fart because you blew me away.

63.If you were a booger I would pick you first.

64.Hi I’m Mr. Right, someone said you were looking for me.

65.Your eyes are the same color as my Porsche.

66.Do you have any raisins?Ok how about a date then?

67.I think I’m gay, want to prove me wrong?

68.You’re like a prize wining fish, I don’t know if I should eat your or mount you.

69.So, you want to make out?

70.I only have 12 hours to live, don’t let me die a virgin.

71.You must be part ninja because that ass is kicking.

72.Your eyes are a mystery, I’d like to be your detective.

73.Give me three good reasons why I shouldn’t buy you a drink.

74.My love for you is like diarrhea, it never ends.

75.What has 142 teeth and holds back the incredible hulk?My zipper.

76.Let me see your palm, I want to read your future.Write your phone number on her hand.There’s your future.

77.Do you raise chickens for a living, because you sure did raise my cock.

78.I’m just a pirate looking for some booty.

79.Do you want to go behind that rock over there and get a little boulder (bolder).

80.Are you a pitcher because I love the way you throw those curves.

81.They call me coffee because I grind so fine.

82.My mouth hurts, will you kiss it.

83.Want to go halves on a bastard?

84.If I was Peter Pan you would be my happy thought.

85.I really like your peaches, can I shake your tree?

86.Do you mind if I hang out here until it is safe back where I farted?

87.Do you like bacon?Wanna strip?

88.Can you do me a favor?Stay beautiful until next time I see you.

89.I’m like Motel Six, I’ll leave the light on for you.

90.Congratulations, you have been voted the hottest girl here, your prize a date with me!

91.Can I have a band aid?I hurt my knee when I fell for you.

92.I want to be your paramedic; I’m mouth to mouth certified.

93.You’re a piece of eye candy and I have a sweet tooth.

94.I’m not much of a romantic so I’ll get straight to the point, “Want to make out?”

95.You might as well sleep with me because I’m going to tell everyone we did.

96.Your mom was pretty good so I figured you would be too.

97.Are you a slot machine because I would like to take a chance.

98.Let’s fight under the covers.

99.I may not be Santa Claus but I’ll stuff your stockings.

100.I wish I was your derivative so I could lie tangent to your curves.

 

Some of these were laugh out loud funny.

Just say hello.

Let me know if you have any to add to the list or lines you’ve used to meet someone.

 

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Celebrity Sightings – Sheena Parveen – Philly Weather Girl -Part 1

Sheena Parveen is a beautiful American TV show host as well as a presenter.  Working for NBC 10 as the network’s meteorologist and reporter

Early Years & Career

She was born on September 23, 1987, in India. Her mother was an American real estate employee and her father was an Indian computer programmer. She is mixed ancestry of German and Indian. She holds American nationality. She follows Christian religion. She belongs to a white ethnic background. She spent most of her childhood days in Florida.

Sheena Parveen Wiki, Bio, Married, Husband or Boyfriend

Quick Information

Date of Birth/Birthday May 23, 1987
Age 30 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession/Occupation Meteorologist
Working For/Engaged On TV Presenter
Husband/Spouse N/A
Married Not Yet
Divorced No
Boyfriend/Dating Not Disclosed
Gay/Lesbian No
Ethnicity White
Net Worth $3 Million Dollars
Height/Tall 5′ 2″
Weight 47 Kg.
Body Measurements 34-28-36 inches

Sheena Parveen is an American TV show host and presenter, who was born on September of 1987. She was born to an Indian father, who was an Indian computer programmer and an American real estate employee mother.

Parveen is a Christian by religion and belongs to a mixed ethnicity. Her childhood days were spent in Florida, and she studied meteorology at the Florida State University.

Having a keen interest in space and weather cast, she also studied mathematics.

Being an only child she had a wonderful childhood. She has mixed ancestry of German and Indian, but her nationality is American.

She attended the Florida State University and studied meteorology there. At the very young age, she had an interest in space and weather. She also has a minor in mathematics. While she was in school, she was on the school volleyball team. She also loved dancing. She first started her career working with MSBC-TV in Florida. Then she worked for NBC. She also hosts weather reports at 11 a.m. and evening broadcast at 5 p.m. on NBC 10. She is considered one of the highest paid TV personality. As of 2016, Sheena Parveen’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million dollars.

Although she is a famous media personality, information about her personal life is hardly available online. She was rumored to have had affairs with TV personas like William Green and Hugh Jackson, but all those incidents didn’t seem to last long.

She played volleyball in her school and was on the school team as well. Her interest also included dancing, and she did a bit of stage act as well.

She has appeared in several TV shows and hosts her show as well. She is one of the famous TV hosts at the time.

Having started her career with ABC’s associate MSBC- TV in Florida, she currently works for NBC Washington. She left NBC10 and left Philly for something good.

She was also said to be dating actor Jason Statham as she was seen with him on several occasions. But the rumors were later dismissed as she had only met him during one of her news coverage.

Despite all the rumors and speculations about her relationship status, there is no confirmation about her dating anyone at present. It looks like she does not want to have a boyfriend or a husband and she is not married. So there is no chance of her having children or getting a divorce.

This sexy lady surely has hot legs, but she is not a very tall woman. Her height is about 5 feet and 2 inches. Her last recorded weight was 47 kg, around 100 pounds. She has a very likable face and a hot figure.

Her personality is enhanced with that captivating smile she possesses. She has shiny black eyes, and although her natural hair color isn’t known, she has tawny hair.

This beautiful and charismatic woman has a hot physique and a curvaceous body. Her body measurements read 34-28-36 inches.

She also has long and smooth legs, which can be seen whenever she appears on the show in short skirts.

She has average sized feet, and her shoe size is 7, standard American size. There are some sexy pictures of her in her swim wears and bikinis, where she has revealed more of her attractive body.

Sheena left NBC10 and headed to WRC-TV which is also owned by NBC. However, people she worked with did miss her presence in the channel.

The show had to go on and they have found the replacement. Even though, the contributions of Sheena can’t be replaced, only the continuity is contributed by the new one. Sheena had joined NBC10 in 2011, who replaced her?

Tammie Souza replaced Sheena.

Look at her Twitter and you will get all the updates from her new channel. From the direction of the wind to the temperature, you will get updated and will understand in detail about the environment.

 

Tune in tomorrow where you’ll read how I met her! (And I’ve got the pictures to prove it!)

 

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Dating and Relationship Advice – Surprising Traits Men (and women) Find Attractive

They say that beauty is only skin deep, but there’s no denying that those first impressions are important ones. Ever wonder what men are really noticing, and what they really, honestly find the most attractive? Fortunately, there have been at least a handful of studies that have tried to find out just what men (and women) find attractive in their prospective partners, and it turns out that sometimes, it’s so hardwired into us that we don’t even realize what we’re looking for… until we find it.

Blue eyes (but only sometimes)

In theory, blondes have more fun. And what’s more wholesome than a blue-eyed blonde? Brown-eyed girls shouldn’t despair, though, as a study from the University of Tromso in Norway suggests that when it comes to potential mates, it’s only blue-eyed men that show a preference for blue-eyed women.

The study is pretty fascinating stuff. It asked 443 individuals a series of questions based on the hair and eye color of their current and past partners. They also presented participants with a series of photos in which the models’ eyes had been manipulated to change color, while leaving the rest of their appearance the same. They found that while women and brown-eyed men showed no preference over selecting partners (or being attracted to) any particular eye color, they also found that blue-eyed men overwhelmingly chose (and were attracted to) blue-eyed women.

The study also suggests there’s a very practical reason for this, and it’s all down to genetics. If you think back to some of the earliest things you learned about genetics in junior high, it’s that blue eyes are recessive. The only way a child can have blue eyes is to be born to two blue-eyed parents, or to two people who each carry part of the recessive gene for blue eyes. When two blue-eyed parents have a brown-eyed child, there could be something fishy going on. Blue-eyed people don’t carry the genes for brown eyes (they’d have brown eyes themselves), so the reasoning goes that a blue-eyed man will be more attracted to a blue-eyed woman. The study’s authors say that, conscious or subconscious, blue-eyed men’s preference for blue-eyed women might be linked to one extra layer of paternity protection.

 

An “older” appearance

It can be tough when those first few gray hairs show up, or when you realize that you’re suddenly in the next higher age bracket. But according to a joint study between psychologists from the University of St. Andrews and the University of Liverpool, a more mature appearance is exactly what some men find the most attractive.

Generally, cultures have a set of norms about what they consider attractive — that’s what makes a movie star universally admired, for example. Researchers wanted to find out how our personal experiences helped shape what we as individuals find attractive, so they looked at whether or not the faces we’re exposed to as children impact what we’re attracted to as adults. They found that it absolutely does, at least, when men are looking for a long-term partner.

The study found that men who were born to “older” mothers (those over 30) were more likely to find older women more attractive when they were looking for long-term relationships. While men who were only thinking in the short term didn’t show the same preferences, there was a definite correlation between the age of a man’s parents and his choice in women. While the mechanism that’s at work here isn’t entirely understood, it’s suggested that when looking for a long-term partner, there’s something about the influence of the first committed, long-term relationship we’re in (the parent-child relationship) that helps provide us with feelings of security as adults.

 

Similar characteristics to parents

Other studies suggest that parents’ influence on what characteristics men find attractive goes even beyond age. Another study from the University of St. Andrews looked at a phenomenon known as imprinting, well known to exist in the animal world and, until recently, largely unexplored in humans.

The study looked at how likely men (and women) are to be attracted to certain hair and eye color in their chosen partners, and they found that for men, the best indicator of preferences was the hair and eye color of their mothers. When nearly 700 volunteer participants (including 394 men) were asked about the hair and eye color of themselves, their parents, and their partners, they found that overwhelmingly, men were attracted to the same coloring that their mothers had. The same correlation didn’t appear when comparing their father’s hair and eye color, and while researchers aren’t entirely sure what’s going on here, they did suggest that it’s possible that the early connection between mother and son formed a sort of subconscious bond that suggests safety, familiarity, and comfort linked to the eye and hair color they knew first.

Another study, this one done by the University of Tokyo, found that men showed significant preference for women who shared something else with their mother: height. When they looked at volunteers who reported their own heights, along with their parents’ and their partners’ heights, they found that men were much more likely to be attracted to a woman of similar height to their mother.

 

The right sense of humor

A sense of humor is high on the list of traits that everyone says they look for in potential partners, but according to a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior, the sort of humor men and women find attractive is surprisingly different.

When both men and women were asked about the traits they looked for in a partner, both groups reported a sense of humor was equally important. But when the study looked a little further, they found that while women valued both the ability to be funny and to appreciate the same sort of things they found funny, men were a little more one-sided with what they found attractive. The men surveyed didn’t rate funny women as any more desirable, and instead, it was receptiveness to their own sense of humor that they valued. In other words, men want someone who’s going to laugh at their jokes. For men, it wasn’t as necessary that women be able to make them laugh. They were looking for someone who appreciated their capacity for what the study called their production of humor.

When men’s responses were broken down by the type of relationship they were talking about, the results were even more drastic. When it came to dating and long-term relationships, it was even more important for men to find someone who appreciated their sense of humor, while funny females were better for friendship and short-term relationships.

 

The right head tilt

According to a pair of Australian researchers, one thing that men find surprisingly attractive is a simple one that anyone can do — just tilt your head the right way.

They took a series of faces that were manipulated to appear as they were being viewed from different angles, and volunteers were then asked to rate the attractiveness of those faces, along with how feminine or masculine they were. They found that men were most attracted to faces when women tilted their heads forward enough that they were looking slightly up.

The results were significant and suggested that nothing more than a simple adjustment to the way we carry ourselves could make someone measurably more attractive. They suggested that it has something to do with height, and that when a man sees a woman who tilts her head forward and looks up at him, she’s presenting herself in such a way that accents height differences and, in turn, traditional ideas about masculinity and femininity.

 

Taking hunter-gatherer risks

This one goes both ways, and it turns out that both men and women find certain risk-taking behaviors incredibly attractive in potential mates. Personality traits that include being open to certain risks were rated as highly attractive to women, but surprisingly, men were attracted to women who were a certain kind of adventurous.

According to a study done by the University of Alaska Anchorage, men (and women) were attracted to those with personality traits that allowed them to take part in and enjoy what they called hunter-gatherer risks. That includes activities and dangers similar to what our ancient ancestors would have faced, like skiing, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, and other outdoor activities. While those are things we usually think of as being attractive when a man does them, the study found that men are also attracted to the same behaviors in women.

Being attracted to risk-taking behaviors only went so far, through, and it was only ancient risks that were found attractive. Taking modern risks were definitely seen as less attractive, and that meant everything from driving without a seat belt to dabbling in drugs.

 

A high-pitched voice

While you might think that a husky voice would be a sexy one, studies have shown that what men are really attracted to is a higher-pitched voice. According to one study done by University College London, high-pitched voices were found to be almost universally more attractive to men, mostly because of the features, figure, and youth they imagined to go along with that voice. Volunteers were asked to listen to a series of voices and then rate them based on their appeal, and researchers found that there was sort of a sweet spot in pitch. Men rated high-pitched voices more attractive, but only to a certain point. When the voice got too high-pitched, the attractiveness declined. By the end of the study, they concluded that in order to be most attractive, a voice should be moderately high-pitched and slightly breathy, all which reportedly signaled that the speaker had a small frame.

Weirdly, they were also able to draw comparisons between their results and results that had been already found in the animal kingdom. There, males and females often have different pitch and tone to their voice, as they’re used for different reasons. That further led the team to the conclusion that men prefer moderately high-pitched voices not only because of the physical qualities they imply, but also because they impart the idea of submissiveness and make confrontation seem unlikely.

If your voice doesn’t fall into the realm of “moderately high-pitched,” there’s no need to fear. According to a study from the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, women who are talking to a man they’re attracted to tend to speak in a higher pitch without even realizing they’re doing it.

 

Ovulation

The science behind this one is pretty fascinating, and while ovulation might not be a specific trait, it is linked to some traits that men find attractive. According to a study in the journal Hormones and Behavior, men were more likely to rate women as being the most attractive when they were at the most fertile point in their menstrual cycle.

There have been a huge number of studies done on this, and there have been some fascinating discoveries. As women approach peak fertility, voices get higher in pitch, body odor changes and becomes more desirable, and it’s even suspected there might be some sort of incredibly discreet change in skin or lip color — all things men have traditionally found more attractive.

In 2007, a University of New Mexico study found that fertility even seemed to impact the tips made by professional lap dancers, and another study done by researchers from the University of Gottingen in Germany got similar results. Men were asked to watch silhouettes of women dancing and to pick out the more attractive women based only on their movements. Overwhelmingly, they choose the women who were at their most fertile, and they did the same thing when they were asked to choose the most attractive silhouettes of women simply walking. Researchers suspect that hormonal changes that happen in the body at times of peak fertility change some things to appeal even more to men, allowing them to pick up on fertility unconsciously.

 

The perfect WHR

When it comes to overall body shapes, we always hear that it’s the hourglass figure that’s most attractive. That might not be entirely true, though, and according to research done by professors at the University of Texas, it’s only the last part of the traditional trio of measurements that really matters.

Professor Devendra Singh took a look at the differences in how male and female bodies store fat, coupled with indicators of health and fertility. She found that when women have a waist to hip ratio (WHR) of between .67 and .8, they’re thought to be the most attractive to men. She conducted a series of experiments that not only surveyed men as to what shape they found most attractive, but also looked back through the last few decades at everything from Miss America contestants to Playboy models. The overwhelming majority of the men she surveyed agreed that the most attractive shape had to do with that magic WHR number, no matter what their age group was.

Other studies seem to show that no matter what the actual size of a woman is, it’s the ratio that’s more important than the weight or build. From women like Beyonce to Kate Moss, it didn’t matter how much they weighed. It was the ratio that men found most attractive.

 

Personality really does matter

When it comes to figuring out which traits are going to be most attractive to potential partners, it’s easy to focus on the physical. But studies have shown that personality traits like kindness really, truly do make a person more attractive. One study done at the University of Westminster polled 2,157 male students to find out what they found most attractive. The result showed something we’d find surprising, and that’s the fact that there was no body type or shape they found to be more universally attractive than any other. When men were supplied with personality traits, though, those traits made them select a wider range of body types and sizes that they said were attractive, compared to the selections they made on physical appearance alone.

Another study from a group of Chinese universities found similar results. They took both men and women and asked them to rate the attractiveness of a series of faces based only on appearance. Two weeks later, the same group was given personality traits along with the faces, and positive traits made faces more attractive. They even gave it a name: the halo effect.

So what are some of the traits connected with an increase in physical attraction? Honesty, respectfulness, and a positive attitude. Almost all positive personality traits have been shown to have a positive impact on what men think and how attractive they view potential partners, leading some psychologists to suggest as much effort should be put into the personality component of first impressions as the physical one.

 

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My Young Life: Star Wars – 1977

I remember seeing the trailer for it on TV and my friends and I getting really excited about how cool it looked. I was 14 years old and my dad said he would take me to see it. He was working at a bank down the shore back then and my sisters and I lived in Philly with Mom.

When I look back on it now it’s like they got separated but wouldn’t get divorced. According to my mother she didn’t want her kids ending up a statistic. Mom could chill in Philly and dad would live at the shore house in North Wildwood, NJ. Then he could carry on his affairs and go fishing with his buddies.

The good thing about that arrangement was life was more peaceful at home. I didn’t have to deal with the tension of having dad around all the time and it was greatest hits on the weekends.

Ninth grade in middle school was up to that point, the worst year of my life. I’ve faced far worse years in my adult life but up to that year 1976 – 1977 was by far the worst. I’ll just give you the quick and dirty:

Puberty, Glasses, pimples all over my face, chest and back, terrible student, picked on by kids at school in school, on the way home from school, and after school. It was like I was walking around wearing a target. I loved girls but they all hated me, but when you think of all the shit that happened and was done to me, it’s wrong, but I brought nothing to the table. All I had was a few friends, my music, my art and my comic books. Life sucked.

I remember seeing the previews for the a new movie coming out called Star Wars one day on TV and went buck wild. I had to see that movie. All of the boys in the neighborhood were talking about it. It looked super cool.

I talked to my dad about it and he said he would take me. A little father and son time. Even though I was afraid of him back then I probably still loved him.  I believe it was opening weekend for the film.

We got on the train and went downtown. There was a line waiting out front to get in! He bought us hot dogs and cans of soda from a street cart and we ate them while waiting in line. This was a brilliant move, because then we wouldn’t get hung up in a concession line inside waiting for overpriced popcorn and drinks. We’d get right in and find a pair of seats. Could have been good planning on the part of my pop. He was always a great planner. That’s the good side of having high anxiety and OCD.

The movie starts and the rest is history. We loved it! It was probably the greatest movie I had ever seen in my life. Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was brilliant and is to this day still my favorite movie of all time. The special effects in 2001 set the standard for how science fiction films looked forever. But Star Wars was a fun, funny, exciting fable and adventure story. It blew my young mind.

It was an unforgettable afternoon with my pop and a landmark moment in film history. I went on to see it eight more times that summer!

But that’s another story!

 

 

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