Men in Suits, Women in Dresses
Boardgames and wine are perfect for rainy days like today.
“There are life questions and deeper philosophical questions,” says the creator Alan Gratias. “The game gives us permission to reveal ourselves by answering questions we have never been asked before.” For example, one card picked at random asks the following: How much is enough? What do you wish your mother understood about you? Who is riding in your sidecar? These questions and 426 others make up the inquisitive game of Gravitas. “It is better than a session with a shrink,” one enthusiast observed. But fair warning, as Jeanne Beker points out, “Gravitas is a strip tease of the mind and can be addictive.”
Gravitas is the perfect dinner party addition and is gaining tremendous popularity with the new trend in ‘staycations’. More and more people are choosing to forgo their dinners out and vacations in favour of spending time with family and friends at home. It seems that staying in is the new going out- there is nothing better than Gravitas for a night off from technology to connect with real people in real time.
Gravitas is available in select boutiques in Toronto and Ontario and online for $39.95.
The Story of Gravitas:
‘Gravitas’ comes from the Latin word for substance or depth of personality. The original idea for the game came from Alan Gratias’ Millennium dinner party where he asked guests to bring items for a time capsule. The items for the capsule inspired great discussions with unexpected revelations and profound insights over the course of the evening. Gratias saw how the party had evolved into something more and the idea of the game of questions was born. Over the years, Gratias developed a database of questions that help people reveal how they feel, who they are, and what they have learned along the way. These profound, personal, and fun questions now make up the game of Gravitas.
Developed by Alan Gratias, Gravitas is the game of discovery – of who we are and how we have lived. By trading insights, wisdom, and savoir faire, Gravitas gets us thinking and talking again. The game consists of 143 cards with three questions per card- totaling 429 questions.
For more information visitwww.gravitasthegame.com
New York Auto Show 2009 unveiled the new ‘dog friendly’ concept car for Honda Element. I personally think that it’s a great step towards the new age life style.. but I don’t want to be the ‘dog lady’ – I don’t want the Element to have the same Minivan stigma from the 90’s. Who knows? I personally see me and Jacob in drop top but that’s just me. It’s funny because I always shy away from guys with ‘fancy’ cars because I know he probably won’t take a muddy/wet Jacob and me on a hike anytime soon. I found this commercial that made me laugh:
Man’s best friend’s best friend. Now friendlier than ever.
Dogs agree: The Element is one of the most “pet-friendly” vehicles ever. Now we’re taking a good thing and making it even better with the new Dog Friendly™ Element concept coming fall 2009. The specially designed collection of accessories will include pet restraint systems, a folding ramp, pet bed, water bowl, electrical fan and more—all designed for the safety and comfort of your beloved canine companion and you.
The Dog Friendly™ Element made its public debut at the 2009 New York Auto Show.
The Dog Friendly™ Element Concept is likely to include:
More info here on Honda