Today over on the Atlantic's food blog, there's an interesting article about giving anchovies a second chance. In it, Ari Weinzweig points out that "so many people's first experience with these little fish was by being offered outstandingly bad versions of them that they form their entire opinion from that understandably negative impression." I agree with his point of view and feel that certain polarizing ingredients should be given a second chance. For example, my father hates asparagus, but I'm certain it's because when he was younger he was served a gross preparation of asparagus. I've been begging him to give it another try, but he won't budge. How about you?
Over the last few weeks, we've heard of two celebrity couples possibly reconciling their separations. First it was Sean and Robin Wright Penn and now Shaquille O'Neal and his wife Shaunie, who filed for divorce back in 07, have been spotted together. While I'm a believer in second chances, when it comes to relationships, I sometimes feel that if it doesn't work out the first time, it won't the second time either. But to play devil's advocate, it worked for Christy Turlington and Ed Burns! So ladies, what's your take on breaking up and getting back together? Do you think the second time around could be better than the first?
Did any of your catch Britney Spears on How I Met Your Mother last night? If not, the few minutes of screen time that she got was actually pretty funny, and she looked surprisingly good, too! I've always been a big fan of Brit's, and even though she's hit rock bottom on more than one occasion, I keep cheering her on because I'm a firm believer that everyone deserves a second chance. Sure, she's had more than her fair share of chances to redeem herself, but sometimes it takes the third or fourth go around before things just click. Since no one is perfect, what I want to know is, do you believe in second chances?
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Being single can be hard, and dating can be tough, tiring, and oftentimes hard on the ego. I am sure we have all been there - you go on what you think is a great date, you end it with a good night kiss, he says he's going to call you and low and behold, you never hear from him!! What's up with that?? Of course the initial blow stings, but eventually, you get over it. But what happens when you run into that guy again after your wound heals and he asks you out again. Would you give the guy another chance if he admitted that he was wrong and stupid for not calling? Would you run the risk of history repeating itself or would you be stubborn and politely tell him, you snooze, you lose buddy!