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First dates, or dates in general, can be nerve wrecking, anxious, and exciting all at the same time. For many of us, we are going out with a guy we are actually interested in and want to make a good impression. For the rest, maybe it’s just for a free meal. Either way, there are always a lot of things to think about before you go out on with someone. Like these 14 things.
If you want to add some spice to your relationship, you don’t have to go as far as adding a third person into your bedroom or heading to some scandalous sex party in the depths of Lower Manhattan. You can start off nice and easy and try getting your public freak on with your boo. I’m serious. There’s a certain level of spontaneity and a jolt of adrenaline that comes along with public sexual encounters. But like anything else, there are rules to this game. If played well you’ll be filled with sexual bliss, but if you happen to make a few wrong turns you might end up in the slammer, so be careful. Here’s a list of places to make it happen and others to avoid at all costs:
Back of a yellow cab
Making love in the back of a yellow cab under the bright city lights has a certain mystique to it. See last week’s episode of “How To Make it in America” or just imagine Samantha getting it on with one of her many lovers in “Sex and the City.” Don’t worry too much about the driver noticing, downtown in any major city is typically so busy that cab drivers are more worried about almost hitting each other than a couple trying to “make it happen.”
It’s morning. And no, don’t starting singing “As We Lay.”
If you’re like me in the mornings, you’re not in very much of a mood to sing. Hell, you barely want to roll out of bed. But sometimes a good shower and a quick snack can get a slow starting day off on the right foot. But other days, you wake up late, you hit your knee on the corner of your bed and jump around in pain, and something tells you, this day is about to be WACK! Being the moody person I am, when I have good mornings, I want the world to know, and when I have bad mornings…that’s the norm. Here’s a few things that I think you’ll agree can have your day starting all wrong.
(Wall Street Journal) — New York City is aiming to launch a bicycle sharing program next year, potentially bringing 10,000 communal bikes to city streets by next summer, officials said Wednesday. The system has the potential to dramatically expand the already growing number of bicyclists in New York City. Promoting cycling has been a top priority of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan. Other cities, including Boston, Washington D.C. and London, have implemented similar schemes. Kiosks placed around the city each hold a few locked bicycles. Once a user pays — either an annual membership fee or a one-time charge — a bike is released. It can be returned at any station.
(DC Centric) — The divide between communities east and west of the Anacostia River is as tangible as the river itself. So can the way to bridge that divide be as tangible as, well, a bridge? Enter the 11th Street Bridge Project, a massive $300 million reconstruction effort that will provide a faster connection between Ward 8, where unemployment rates have reached nearlyDepression-era levels, and portions of the city with lots of jobs. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised the project, saying it’s an example of how public construction puts Americans to work. (So far, 380 have been employed through the project.) Mayor Vincent Gray said the bridge will help chip away at the city’s high unemployment.
(Chicago Tribune) – Chicago and the Regional Transportation Authority on Tuesday filed the first of what are expected to be numerous lawsuits brought against other Illinoismunicipalities and businesses to halt a “tax avoidance kickback scheme” that is allegedly diverting hundreds of millions of dollars in sales taxes away from the Chicago area. The two lawsuits were filed in Cook County Circuit Court against Kankakee, Channahon and several business consultants. The legal action comes amid a looming budget shortfall in Chicago and a financial crisis with the mass transit system that is forcing theCTA, Metra and Pace to consider fare increases and service cuts as early as next year, officials said.
(Wall Street Journal) — The cost of traveling between New York and New Jersey by car will likely go up next month, but not by as much as previously proposed. The two governors who control the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday evening said they are aiming to raise tolls on the agency’s Hudson River crossings by $1.50 next month for drivers paying with E-ZPass. That’s a significantly smaller increase than the agency sought earlier this month. Tolls would then rise by 75 cents in each of the following years until 2015, for a total increase of $4.50.
(AJC) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced more than $4.8 million in grants for Georgia to fund projects ranging from a bike and pedestrian bridge in Atlanta to a highway project in Winder. LaHood said in a statement Wednesday that the projects will create jobs and improve the quality of life for residents.
(Chicago Tribune) — The Chicago Transit Authority will hold the line on fare hikes through the rest of the year, but a dismal budget outlook prevents making any promises about 2012, CTA President Forrest Claypool said Wednesday. A more than five-month backlog in state subsidies totaling at least $102.7 million still owed to the CTA has deepened the transit agency’s financial crisis, Claypool said. ”We’re not going to raise fares this year, despite the state’s (non-payment) situation,” Claypool said after the CTA’s monthly board meeting. But he said the CTA is “now going to feel the pain because the RTA cannot shelter us any longer.”
(Wall Street Journal) — Brace yourself, commuters: tolls and fares could go way up on tunnels and bridges that connect New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expected to propose raising tunnel and bridge tolls $4, according to a person familiar with the plan. For E-ZPass holders, tolls during peaks hours would rise to $12 from $8. Off-peak tolls would rise to $10, from $6.