#21- The Polar Bear Dip

A New Years tradition that I just discovered this year (as I am from a city where water becomes ice this time of year). Hundreds of people run into the cold cold water usually to raise money for a cause (or cure a hangover).

1) The Family- Families will come together and take in this bonding experience together. Usually sported in family shirts saying “______ family polar bear dip (insert year), they run in together, run out together.

2) The First Timer- Usually The First Timer will have just heard about the dip most likely within the week. They think “it could be fun” so they do it. No preparation, so usually they won’t have a towel, or a change of clothes. OOPS

3) The Couple- “we can make it our thing” … (I saw a Just Married couple in onesies)

4) The Veteran- The Veteran is someone who has been participating in the dip for many years. The cold water feels good, and that facebook status saying “I have done the dip for my 10th year” feels even better.

It looks like Jesus decided to dip

5) The Tourist- (ME!) Stumbling upon this event, the tourist is amazed that people actually do this. Taking pictures and watching in awe, the Tourist is usually seen from a distance (because they didn’t bring a swim suit…(no excuse) ).

6) Theme- Sort of like the family, the Theme consists of a pair or a group who all come dressed the same. Not to be mistaken with t-shirts, the Theme is usually a costume of some sort such as “Thing 1 Thing 2”

7) From the Party- The people who are so dedicated, but party too hard. They usually come right from the party (as you can tell via suits, jackets, party accessories) and are still drunk that the cold is refreshing.

8) The Costume- “I am going to go to the Polar Bear Dip and make a statement.” ITS HALLOWEEN+WATER

Is that Rudolph?!

Since this was my first year I only was able to witness these types, any more?!? comment. complain. whatever

Holidaze Laze

Ok, so sorry about the lack of stereotyping… I was too busy enjoying time away from my computer… I guess this was a foreshadow into the future because the daily post will burn out quick, and I don’t want to burn out the first week of January! Sorry for infrequency.

Anyways, I will resume tomorrow with a fun new list (or tonight, whenever my creative juices flow), if you have suggestions go ahead..

I will leave you with a preview of a future list….. I resolve (in terms of this blog) for 2012 to try and take my own pictures instead of googling images.

What can this be?! Hint: my own picture for once

#19- Boxing Day/Black Friday

50%-80% deals. 100% CRAZY. Admit it, you each identify with one of these characteristics.

1 ) Scope-Out Sari- The most prepared of them all the Scope-Out Sari (SOS) gathers coupons and flyers weeks before. The SOS will go into stores to scope out locations of items, and on game-day attacks!

2 ) Line-up Lenny- Did you hear about that really good sale?! Well, Line-Up Lenny (LUL) did, and they have been camping out for those five dollar shoes. DO NOT even think about cutting the line, because you will have to deal with LUL and some pepper spray.

3 ) In and Outskies- “I just want to check out the deals” …five minutes later “ok, I had enough”

4 ) Violence- Don’t Mess.

Line-Up-Lennys in action

5 ) Corner Cam- The line-ups for the changing rooms are extremely long and Corner Cam knows where its at. CC can be spotted in the corner of a clothing store, in a well prepared outfit to try clothes on, trying clothes on. CC is eluded of patience, so the corner will have to do with selfsie shots on the camera phone.

6 ) Cheap’N’Chillin- Why would you shop on a day of sales for regular priced items?!? The Cheap-N-Chillin will only look at racks with markdowns, and if the item is over 20 dollars, forget about it.

7 ) Drag Along A- The mom of the family just really wants to go to Target to check out the deals, and therefore, her children are forced to come along. You can notice the DAA because you will hear children screaming and running up and down aisles. What happened to the peace and quiet of Boxing Day/Black Friday? Oh wait….

8 ) Drag Along B- The children (usually preteen or teens) really want that top that is on sale (or insert any other item) and drag their parents to accompany them, and ultimately pay for them.

You know what to do. Comment. Complain. Whatever

#18- The Movie Theater

Whether you are going to see a comedy or a drama, the people that attend the movies are all the same!

1 ) The Critic- The critic can be two types. 1) an actual movie critic who writes articles (they will be seen with pen and papers) or 2) that annoying person that gives commentary throughout the whole movie. “Did you see that? OMG so predictable.” Yes, we did see that, because in fact, we are watching the movie as well.

2 ) The Couple- Depending on the age, they might not be too distinguishable. If they are over the age of 18, they are probably fine. If they are under, then they can be seen in the back row, doing god knows what… because honestly you are at the movie, so you should be watching the movie, not the underaged couple in the back-row.

3 ) The Pre-Teens- Everyone once identified in this category. The obnoxious group of 5 or more who go to a movie as their social outing, Taking up a row, and buying all the concession stand food they can with their allowance money. Usually they are loud and will be asked by the staff to cool it, or even get asked to leave.

4 ) The First Date- The signs are usually obvious, interesting amount of space between them, awkward conversation before “are you excited to see this movie.” Maybe about halfway into the movie an arm will go around the other. precious. That Steve Carrell movie will probably lead to marriage.

5 ) Golden Years- GY’s are just old people who still go out. Tuesday Matinees are usually the shows they frequent, but don’t be too shocked if you see them at a 7 o clock showing of “that time piece that will probably get Oscar nominations”.

The Couple perhaps? Maybe with a mix of Middle Age Mayhem?

6 ) Middle Age Mayhem- MAM’s are a funny group. They attend movies usually in more than one group of couples. They make a night out of it, going for some fancy dinner before hand, and see the movie after.

7 ) Friends- These are the people who are just straight up bored. “Hey its a Friday night and I don’t feel like going to the bar, wanna come see the latest Ryan Gosling movie and cry about being single afterwards.” …followed by “I will have a large ice cream please”

8 ) Fanatics- Ok, so the Fanatics usually only come out for when “big” movies come out, such as Twilight or Harry Potter (note: I am into neither). They dress up in character, wait in lines for hours, all to watch their characters go at it on the big screen for 120 minutes. They are a bit obnoxious, like really, can the characters see you in costume from the screen? Is it Halloween? Save it for Comic Con.

9 ) Childs First Movie- Screaming, Crying, Sleeping, Talking…. The child will do usually everything but watch the movie, except for a chunk of about 20 minutes.

You know the drill. Comment. Complain. Whatever

SORRY!

No new post today, but I will make up for it on Christmas Day! Santa Clause is coming to Spot the Stereotype!! (AKA I don’t celebrate Christmas)

I will leave you with a video that I saw last night! Not so much funny as it is inspirational..

 

See you tomorrow with a little hint of: Movie Theaters (or Lines)