Blogger shares wisdom with audience as part of lecture series

Author and blogger Jennifer Worick gives a talk at Victoria College as part of its Lyceum lecture series on how to survive a bad date and roommates in college.
  • Lyceum lineup

  • • Nicholas Wade - Nov. 12

    New York Times science reporter, author of "Before the Dawn."

    • Wes Moore - Feb. 13

    Author of "The Other Wes Moore," host of the Oprah Winfrey Network's "Beyond Belief."

    • Missy Cummings - April 17

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  • Lyceum lineup

    • Nicholas Wade - Nov. 12

    New York Times science reporter, author of "Before the Dawn."

    • Wes Moore - Feb. 13

    Author of "The Other Wes Moore," host of the Oprah Winfrey Network's "Beyond Belief."

    • Missy Cummings - April 17

    One of the Navy's first female fighter pilots, MIT expert of drone technology.

  • PUNCH IN THE FACE

  • We asked people in the audience what or whom they would like to metaphorically "punch in the face" in the spirit of Jennifer Worick's blog and book titled, "Things I'd Like to Punch in the Face."

    Here are their responses:

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  • PUNCH IN THE FACE

    We asked people in the audience what or whom they would like to metaphorically "punch in the face" in the spirit of Jennifer Worick's blog and book titled, "Things I'd Like to Punch in the Face."

    Here are their responses:

    "Almost-empty cereal boxes,"

    • Sunny Monroe, 19

    "Procrastinators." - Zach Ramos, 19

    "Hashtags."

    • Alonso Ramirez, 18

    "My broken hand."

    • Mercedes Dreitner, 18

    "People who don't stay in touch."

    • Tina Kidder, retired Victoria College professor

Book author and blogger Jennifer Worick gave Victoria College students and faculty dating and roommate advice as part of the college's Lyceum lecture series Thursday.

"It helps to have a few tips in your back pocket," Worick said.

The author, 45, gave tips on defensive dating, bad kissers, difficult roommates, surviving a boring lecture while hungover and how to avoid passing gas during a date.

In the case of not having any deodorant while on a date, Worick suggested using tea bags to veil armpit smell.

Worick exhibited snippets of information on a slideshow from her books, "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Dating and Sex" and "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: College."

She posed several questions quizzing the audience on what the best practices are for escaping a bad date.

"Be sure to watch for signs of relationship acceleration on the first date," Worick said. "Take time to step back and beware of flattery."

From the second row, Lyceum lecture series and Victoria Advocate essay contest winner, Anne Kouba, 68, did her best to contain her laughter.

Kouba was awarded with a VC goodie bag and signed copies of the author's book, "Things I Want to Punch in the Face," and "Before the Dawn" by Nicholas Wade - the next lecturer in the series.

During the question portion of the lecture, Kouba asked, "Would you rather write books or do your blog full time?"

The author replied and said she enjoys both and is working on a memoir of her teenage years spent in Michigan.

Another audience member asked, "What if you've never been on a date? How do you start dating?"

Online dating or participating in co-ed hobbies are good places to start, Worick said.

Worick, known for her satirical style of writing, was named one of the four funniest bloggers in America by Reader's Digest.