(a) purchase Nerf guns for your boyfriend for his birthday
(b) buy beer in cans specifically for the purpose of
(c) drinking the beer then setting the cans up in pyramids and
(d) shooting at the pyramids with your Nerf guns during a party.
PROTIP #1 (applies to NHL players only): Wear a visor. No, really, just put one on. Why are we still arguing about this? Here are the facts: over 70% of players in the league voluntarily wear a visor. Visors are required in the AHL and college hockey (actually college players wear full cages) and in most European leagues: virtually no one is showing up to the NHL and having to adapt to wearing a visor. (And the rule change would be grandfathered anyway, no one playing now would have to wear one, only players entering the league.) Once or twice a season someone suffers a terrifying injury involving a puck or stick near the eye; often these guys get lucky, but it's not unheard of for a season or career to be ended by this. Not to mention that the guy might be, at least partially blind. For, you know, the rest of his life. Manny Malhotra got taken off the ice this season probably because his peripheral blind spots are now big enough to hide an entire hockey player, which is considered pretty unsafe. Chris Pronger is probably retiring and says his kids scare the crap out of him because they can sneak up on his blind side. Hockey will never be an injury free sport, but these particular injuries can be particularly bad and are pretty much 100% preventable. Nonetheless, the NHLPA and many players advocate for a policy of personal choice. I would really be interested for someone to go back and see if this same debate was occurring back in the late 70s when helmets were made mandatory. Stop being a baby. Put on visor.
PROTIP #2 (if you have a stuck zipper): The zipper on my all-time favorite dragon jacket got stuck while I was in Target this weekend. I was smart enough to not pull it all the way up so I could take the jacket off over my head when I got home, but I couldn't get the zipper undone. As man has done since time immemorial*, I took my problems to the Internet. There were several things that were repeatedly suggested: pencil lead (apparently graphite is a lubricant), wax, and soap. Pencil lead seemed sissy, for zippers that were only a little stuck, so I focussed on wax, soap, and brute force. This did not work. Today, at a loss, I tried pencil lead and wouldn't you know, it did the trick. I guess there's a lesson there or something but I'm distracted by the fact that my favorite jacket is broken:( (I tried the zipper once it was unstuck, but I fear it no longer functions as a zipper should. By the by, I have no idea how zippers work. What happens inside that little metal tag? It might as well be magic.)
PROTIP #3 (if you live in Chicago): Don't live in Chicago in March. Ugh. It is the worst.