For The Love Of Wine

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Not only does this control the highest respect in the wine world, Merlot also tastes great with food.

Merlot a dark blue-colored wine grape variety, that is used as both a blending grape and for a variety of wines. The name Merlot is thought to be the French title for the blackbird.

Merlot grapes are identified by their loose bunches of blue berries. The colour has less of a blue/black hue than Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and with a thinner skin. It normally ripens up to 2 weeks sooner than another grapes. . Merlot grapes generally have a higher sugar content and lower acidity. The wine has appears to claim some of it’s best characteristics from its parent varieties-its fertility and easy ripening ability

Merlot thrives in cold soil, particularly ferrous clay. The vine will bud early that gives it some danger to chilly frost and its thinner skin increases its susceptibility to the hazard of bunch rot. If bad weather occurs during flowering, the Merlot vine is more prone to develop coulure.The vine is also susceptible to mildew (although it has better resistance to powdery mildew than other Bordeaux varieties) and to disease by leafhopper insect varieties

Red fruits, easy tannins and a soft finish are the qualities of Merlot wmerlotine. But there’s more to Merlot than being eloquent. It’s actually a bit of a chameleon, partly because of where it’s grown.

This flexibility has helped to make it one of the world’s most planted grape varieties.

France is home to almost two thirds of the planet’s total plantings of Merlot but is grown in areas all around the world.

Cool climate Merlot wine carries flavors like tobacco and tar.

Warm climate Merlot wine is more fruit-forward. Producers use oak-treatment up to 24 weeks to provide their Merlot wine more structure.

A classic illustration of hot climate Merlot is California Merlot, such as Paso Robles and Napa Valley.

Merlot is essential to the most famous wine region in the world -Bordeaux.

Food pairing with Merlot:

Merlots pair well with grilled and charred meats. Fruitier Merlots go well with dishes such as salmon, mushroom-based dishes and greens like chard and radicchio. Merlot tends to not go well with powerful and blue-veined cheeses that can overwhelm the fruit flavors of the wine.

Beginners And A Group Ride

People Riding Motorcycles On Road During Night Time

Now when I say group riding I bet some of you are imagining a scene from a film that’s about a hundred bikers all going down the street side by side?

Well this is not always true, but whether it’s 2 motorbikes or 100+ you need to consider lot of different items.

First thing I always tell people is, NEVER ride from your comfort zone, do not attempt to keep up with someone if it makes you feel nervous, ride to your own abilities, if you’re in a group your “friends” or fellow riders will await you in the next junction in case you haven’t managed to keep up. If they do not wait for you, you have to tell yourself are these the people I really want to be riding with? Remember it isn’t all about the bike it’s all about the rider. I’ve been out with lots of groups and to tell the truth, some ride a lot faster than I do and no, I’m not going to keep up with them, Likewise I’ve ridden with people that ride slower than myself, do I bugger off and leave them (I can hear a few of my friends today saying I should) but no I do not. It is not all about how quickly you get there it is more about the journey.

So the 2nd piece of information for group riding is, try to keep your position in a group, if you’re the 3rd 4th or 25th bicycle in a group, remain in your position as bikers passing each other in a group can be harmful as we are busy looking at those in front we aren’t expecting someone to pull off a fast overtake up the inside or out, and if for some reason you need to move suddenly, you’ve arrived at the scene of the collision, and believe me I know how much it hurts to fall off a motorbike.

That being said if you do have to pass those in front do so, but remember tons of room they may not be expecting it. Now something to think about is the size of this group. I’ve ridden with two motorbikes and also ridden with a couple of hundred.

When the group gets very large you may want to consider some of the following.

No? You might choose to utilize the corner man system.

The “marker” will then await the Tail rider or rear gunner or whatever name you would like to give to the guy at the back to grab, then the marker may rejoin, usually in the front of the tail rider. Once rejoined keep your position and eventually you’ll be supporting the lead rider.

This brings us nicely to the tail rider, this can be anybody in the group, but if somebody who has a distinctive motorbike or clothing (some groups use a unique high viz for this rider) they could be useful, just make everyone aware who the tail rider is. Also the tail rider should be conscious of the route you are taking and have the amount or means to speak to the lead rider.

In very large groups you may sometimes get ride marshals, these will normally always be wearing high viz clothes and even have flashing amber lights to identify themselves, they may even be blood bikers but most certainly advanced bikers of some sort (ROPSA or IAM).

So I thought this was going to be a quick post but as it happens there is a lot to consider about group riding, and even more I have not yet covered.

Laughing At Yourself And Your Pet Peeves

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Pet peeves. Every single person has one. Whether you hate when people chew with their mouth open, or when folks use the wrong form on your or you are, you still have some sort of annoying habit you can not stand. This is you chance to vent your frustrations. Tell me what gets on your nerves. Get your frustrations out in the comments below. But here is what I want you to think about. Think about how angry and annoyed that habit makes you and I want you to get a little humor in it. I’m going to tell you what I find annoying just below here and then I’m going to discover the fun in the situation and turn it into a good thing.

I work at a bank so I come in contact with lots and lots of people every day, so I see lots of different habits people have. One of the most frustrating things people do at a bank are complaining loudly in line about how long things take (when there is a perfectly good ATM outside that can take care of that deposit). Now, I told you I was going to find the fun in this situation.

Despite the fact that I may be irked by the sighs and complaints of my clients, I know that I’ll always come in contact with those that are angry for whatever reason, and I must attempt to turn the situations around. For example, now I started telling a story about what it must have been like when we used the barter system trading chickens. I mentioned how funny it is how sometimes we come across fake bills in the bank and how funny it must have been for somebody to attempt to barter with a counterfeit chicken (obviously this is absurd).

But who knows!

Maybe that stupid ridiculous story was exactly what a grumpy customer required to hear to start their day in the right direction.

My challenge to you. Think about a story about someone or situation that you may consider annoying and frustrating and write it all out. But then, turn around and find the fun in the circumstance. Laugh at it, because that’s what we really need to do. We will need to laugh.

South Park, Must Watch!

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South park is among the longest running animated displays in America with a huge fan base of fans. The series just entered their thirteenth season, perhaps stronger than ever.

1. The show’s creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have no fear. They’ll attack anyone if they believe that it will warrant a fantastic laugh. Sometimes controversial and often attacked by the media and various “offended” personalities, South Park has done the unthinkable. From defaming sacred spiritual figures, to offending popular actors, the comedy duo considers either everything is okay to poke fun at or nothing is.

1 instance some were appalled at from the press, was when the series was conducting an episode in which Satan is holding a Halloween party in Hell where individuals are expected to be wearing outfits. Satan spots someone in what appears to be a Steve Irwin costume with a stingray impaling him. Satan remarks on the costume claiming it’s “too soon”, to which the person replies that it is not a costume, implying it really is Steve Irwin at the party in Hell. To which Satan replied that he must get leave the party as it’s costumes only. Such a spectacle appalled many on an almost international scale, but Matt and Trey make no apologies and have stood by their job.

2. The fresh ideas. In an industry full of re-hashed plots and boring sequels, the comedy show has done countless hundreds of episodes with undeniably original and creative plots. The episode where McCain and Obama’s efforts at election were a ruse for an “Ocean’s Eleven” style theft, or in which the South Park boys want to sue Lucas and Spielberg for raping Indiana Jones and at exactly the same time within that very episode Cartman was attempting to prevent an imaginary invasion of the Chinese as the “American Liberation Front”. It’s hard to imagine these kinds of episodes being run by any tv series besides South Park. Yet the “Look Out Indy” episode had earned South Park one of it’s highest ratings as the shows’ most viewed premiere since 1999, despite possibly offending millions at precisely the exact same time.

In the long run, the series stands as the only winner fighting for the right to poke fun at anything and everything in order to give hundreds of original comedic episodes that have won them one of the largest fan bases in television. Matt Stone and Trey Parker can boldly and take responsibility for countless laughs, and have helped to bring about change that extends past the borders of their own display as they always show up on the news and political talk shows with their bold messages, giving birth to a new group of people who identify themselves proudly as “South Park Republicans” or more recently “South Park Libertarians”. Matt and Trey have hit a vein with America that goes deeper than simple comedy.

How horoscopes Are Made

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Horoscopes are read by majority of individuals to find out what the future holds for them. They feel more empowered to take care of the unknown when they are mentally ready to face those circumstances.

Horoscope for the native is prepared by using the position of the planets and stars compared to one another, in the time of the native’s birth.

When writing general horoscopes for quite a few individuals, Sun signs are taken into account. Such horoscopes give you a general idea of what kind of personality you’ve got and predict substantial events in your life.

Earlier, one had to be in the presence of an astrologer to learn what the future held for them. It was not feasible to test what the day would be like, as astrologers would only predict a number of the significant happenings in the native’s life.

Today, thanks to technology, one can read their horoscope on the smartphones by downloading apps that are very easily available on the internet. While a number of these apps are compensated ones, there are loads of good apps that also offer free horoscope readings at the touch of their fingers.

Daily horoscopes are updated on a daily basis and reading it at the start of the day might help one be prepared to manage the day in a positive manner. An extra charm to them is that these are free horoscopes.

A real daily horoscope prediction is based on the movement of the moon because it’s the fastest moving ‘astrological planet’.

Out of the numerous planets influencing our lives, it’s the moon which has a strong influence on our moods and emotions. It alters a person’s behaviour. So the Moon’s regular transits, in turn, changes our moods and emotions from day to day, effecting our relationships and work. We’re on our best behavior and most spirited when we are cooperating with the energy of the moon. These days prove to be lucky, if a person plans to begin a relationship, go for an interview, then make an application for a raise etc.. The authentic daily horoscopes are based on which house the moon is moving through, for the native sign.

Astrologers study the various cycles of the moon when composing the daily horoscope. Normally the waxing phases of the moon indicate that things are growing or new beginnings are taking place and the native has more energy than at other times. On the other hand, a waning moon indicates a time of reduction, a time when things will be finishing and generally less energy for activities.

You Need these Fortnite Basics!

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Fortnite is the name of a hit new game that was released back in September of 2017. When it was first released there was hardly any hype about it and didn’t receive much attention at its initial release. Due to this simple fact, the company that created it decided to offer some of the game for free and because the game has become probably the most popular in the world today. There are many aspects which make the game unique.

First off, it’s a third person shooter but very animated in its positioning so not very serious in a fashion of terms. Along with being a shooter game you are able to harvest materials such as wood, brick and metal and craft different building structures like ramps, walls, flooring, and really anything imaginable. The point of this game is to be the last player or squad standing. The game starts out with one hundred gamers dropping in from a school bus held in the air by a hot air balloon into a giant island with different small towns and places marked on the map. Each person drops off of the bus and as soon as they land they loot for weapons and shield before somebody else finds the loot first. There are lots of different types of weapons like shotguns, rifles, rocket launchers and many other different weaponry to find. Players open up gold chests that give you multiple items usable in game like potions and weapons as mentioned above. Once a player has the loot they need they need to move in the storm circle since the outside storm closes in slowly and forces players together. The storm will slowly decrease your health if you are caught in it until eventually your health runs out. As soon as your health runs out there’s no respawning into the same game as you have to start over from the start.

The ultimate goal is to be the last one standing and achieve a “Victory Royale”. It is a tricky feat because there are many highly skilled players out there that play and compete viciously on a regular basis. The key that has been found by the majority of those highly skilled gamers is to have the ability to build more efficiently and quickly from the heat of a gun battle. These builders are often the most skilled of players and tend to acquire more of the games they play. Inexperienced players that are still learning the overall flow of the game do not usually find their first win till many games played. As time has gone on the developers of this game have added special limited time game modes to the mix as well to keep the game interesting and their die-hard gamers amused rather than getting bored after so long. The mode that has become a favorite of many is the high explosive mode which takes away all normal weapons and leaves players wandering around the map finding grenade launchers and rocket launchers and some other specialty weapons to win the match with. These additional modes provide a skill change and enable newer players to become more accustomed to objects that are less prevalent in the standard mode and allows them to experiment more freely so they aren’t unprepared in the regular mode.

Overall, the game is fun for all ages and provides a very good challenge for the competitive person in all of us.

You Should Take Your Kids Camping

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Be realistic with your expectations

You might have been dreaming about day trekking in that box canyon and scaling the rim for decades, constantly wondering what you could see from the very best. But if you have 4 and 9 year old kids along, this is very unlikely to happen… at least not in the way you had imagined! There are always rare exceptions, but keep in mind that children of all ages have both physical and psychological limitations to any activity. It’s hardly realistic to expect a 4 year old to possess the physical stamina to increase for 45 minutes, spend 2 hours scrambling up a canyon wall, be excited about looking around up high (for more than two minutes), then reverse the entire process. Most unprepared adults are hard pressed to achieve this adventure and develop a smiley disposition.

To give everybody a satisfactory experience, rather, try hiking into the box canyon and engaging your children natural urge to explore and learn. Whip out the binoculars and see who will find the most birds flying across the canyon wall. Do a little (well supervised) boulder hopping in the bottom of the canyon. See which one of you can find the most animal tracks, or the most interesting bugs, or butterflies (take pics on your smartphone, you can use these later to spark some more conversation). Give them a hypothetical question by asking them how they would climb to the top? Children of all ages love to research and problem solve, especially if it does not involve a pencil and paper, or the capacity for a failing grade. Oh yes, and bring a no cook snacks or lunch along. This approach applies to ALL ACTIVITIES. You will be less likely to come away with a sour taste in your mouth if you start with realistic expectations.

Engage your kids

No matter what the job is, there is some aspect of it that a child over the age of 3 can assist with. It is often easier to do everything yourself than it is to attempt to explain it to someone else… who may not do it how you asked anyway. The only problem with that type of thinking (and I’m guilty of doing it all of the time), is that it’s quite easy to become resentful of those around you. “Why go ___________(insert your favorite action here), I have to do everything myself anyway and don’t get to enjoy myself!” I understand that you’re fully capable of preparing dinner on your own, you have probably done it thousands of times. Rather, try having the children get out the plates and utensils, pouring drinks, root around the dry goods bag to discover the tortilla shells, and if age appropriate, slice up a few of the veggies to the tacos. Heck people, this is swimming, not gourmet dining! It doesn’t matter whether the diced tomatoes end up a uniform size. Your children are fully capable of some of the aforementioned tasks, leaving you to work the stove, smile appreciatively, and wonder why you didn’t think of this setup sooner. If you keep the tasks small enough when you ask for their help (and remember… realistic expectations), they will likely go out of their way to accomplish them.

Downtime… for everyone

I am not talking about graham crackers, hot milk, and everyone face back on the furry rug downtime; but if all that you and your kids are doing is go, Go, GO, no one is going to have a fantastic time camping. Any fond memories you’ve made are likely to be overshadowed by the shear fatigue that you feel when you get home. Yep. Plan in some downtime. Lazy time after lunch (after everybody helped clean up), when you and the children can do their own thing. Play quietly in the tent or camper, take a brief nap, or read a story. Hang out around the campfire, talk about the day, how you will make smores later, who discovered the coolest rock, or why crazy old uncle Mike tied that ridiculously large dead fish to his kayak for no apparent reason! It doesn’t really matter what you are talking about or doing, or NOT doing, so long as it isn’t a regimented, full concentration, I may die if I do not pay attention sort of task. Your kids have much shorter attention spans than you or I do (OK, just you!) , and if you give them a break every so often, you’re more likely to get along better, and also to be able to have a more enjoyable experience.

Downtime + participation + realistic expectations = MORE FUN!

Let’s face it, this is, after all, the point of going out camping in the first location. To have fun, make memories, and simply enjoy nature and each others company. You have seen these families in the movies, always so organized, so on point, so joyful, and they can do no wrong when they go camping. You can’t buy these experiences, nor are any of us likely to join a movie “family” in the not too distant future, but if we subscribe to some basic ideas, maybe we can come somewhat closer to a perfect? Come to think of it, making those memories along with your own children is probably far more satisfying. Skip that movie family… create your own unique memories.

Happiness, Important Task To Accomplish!

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Don’t be embarrassed if you do. It is a question that could take a life time to reply. Some of us were lucky, figuring out exactly what we wanted to do at an early age.

Some stumble across their dream when they are very young, but do not realize it till they get older. Horror stories and puzzles thrilled me. Then, I started reading popular artists such as Poe and King. I was hooked.

I was not conscious that I wanted to invest my life in the realm of words until I was a freshman in high school. It was spring, one of those days where the rain had just stopped and the humidity was almost unbearable. The teacher, Mrs. Moore had one of those box fans buzzing in the window. Besides the fan’s constant buzzing the room was completely quiet.

It was the city broad proficiency test week. The day of the writing tests. There were two assignments, one with a prompt and one without. We were not great children but no one understood what they were going to write about.

My “pencil” has not stopped moving since. Throughout the following week, several unique members of the faculty approached me about my writing duties. It seemed that I was the talk of the school, scoring higher than some of the districts two million students.

What makes you happy in life won’t always reveal itself in an earth shattering moment of epiphany. Sometimes you must chase it down. Other times you have to fight through obstacles to realize you are doing what makes you happy in life and simply could not see it. Or perhaps you glimpsed it, but were in the wrong place. Whatever your situation is, unless you have found happiness, don’t stop looking.

Don’t Be Afraid Of Ssssnakes!

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Lots of people harbor fears of snakes. There are obvious reasons for this. These reptiles are well known because of its deadly venom of their bite. Although most species of snake do not have a poisonous bite, the ones who do have effectively determined snakes’ overall reputation. Besides their bite, many snakes possess a frightening fashion of motion. They can move stealthily and low to the ground; they could hit their prey suddenly, with no warning. Moreover, snakes have facial characteristics that a lot of individuals fear. Their beady eyes and fixed grins appear utterly inhuman. Their dry and scaly skins contribute to a lot of people’s phobias.

When Fear Is A Problem

In urban regions of the US and UK, individuals with severe snake phobia can lead normal lives the majority of the time. They are unlikely to experience the scaly creatures outside of zoos, pet shops, and, possibly, friends’ houses. However, what if someone who’s afraid of those reptiles has to, or wishes to be, in an environment where he or she is very likely to encounter snakes? A classic example of this is in the Indiana Jones films. The life of the title character would have been significantly easier if he didn’t harbor a phobia of snakes.

1 real-life situation in which it could be problematic to be fearful of those animals is hiking. Individuals who fear the snake must refrain from hiking in some of the most scenic parts of California. In fact, crawling reptiles inhabit most of the wilderness areas of North America. In a nutshell, anyone who aspires to spending a large part of his or her life exploring the outside would be severely hampered by an undue fear of serpents.

How People Have Dealt With The Stress Of Snakes

Most people are afraid of slithering serpents to some extent. Historically, those whose fears of serpents have amounted to severe phobia (and those demonstrating a normal degree of nervousness around the animals, who just wanted to become more comfortable around them), have attempted to overcome their fear by exposing themselves to various kinds of snake. There are classes on how to properly handle gentle garden snakes, pythons, and even poisonous rattlesnakes and pit vipers. But some people just seem to have a mental block, or an instinctive reaction, that causes them to panic whenever they so much as see a snake. For these people, know quantity of animal handling knowledge seems to help. A snake-handling course might only traumatize them more, especially if they panic and cause an incident.

NLP Is a Potential Solution

NLP is an fantastic way to change one’s conditioned responses, which most phobias are deemed to be. With NLP, you will learn how to recognize the ultimately predictable thought patterns that lead to your fear. Then, you’ll have the ability to change those thought patterns, and re-train yourself. Many of the very best therapists use a combination of NLP and hypnosis techniques to change customers’ reaction of fear into one of calmness and confidence. This way, clients overcome their fears of snakes surprisingly quickly.

Are You Ruining Your Relationship?

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The myriad ways that guys can ruin or endanger relationships is to par with digits only dreamed and envisioned by savants and God. Or crazy men and women. The area becomes markedly harder once you’re engaged in a long distance scenario where contact with your woman is minimal. The explanations for long distance relationships are somewhat diverse, frequently having to do with emotional aversions to regular touch or the inability to devote whole time to one individual. Sometimes it’s inconvenient time, or the shortage of options.

If you’re wanting to sabotage or otherwise infect your relationship with little stains of sick behavior, you have come to the right location. As a relationship expert with no qualifications but tons of real-world expertise, I have reduced these heretofore unquantifiable screw-ups into an easily digestible list, which you may print out and review when you come to a crossroads. Should you desire to mess up your relationship, simply continue or amplify the following behaviours. Should you would like to avoid such devilishness, the listing also helps point out possible pitfalls, proving that forewarning the birds in the bush will keep them from becoming a bird in the hand, and as everybody knows, is a metaphor for a break-up. Whilst the listing is by no way complete, it will cover a lot of ground.

Feel free to pass this on to other men that are in or going to be involved in a serious relationship. They are:

Seven Ways To Ruin Your Long Distance Relationship

(These also use to non-distance connections)

1). Lie about the small things. It will not have the impact of a huge deception, like an affair, but may actually have a cumulative impact that is as harmful as sleeping around. She won’t know you’re lying. But you will. And then she’ll catch you into one. Each lie is like a broken brick on the wall holding the bridge up. Take a few of them out, and you have yourself a Jenga game. Have a lot of them and you have got a collapsed bridge with all the 8am work traffic onto it.

2). Do not apologize for your little screw-ups. This is great since it’ll slowly alienate you out of her, making an ever-widening rift of unresolved quibbles that soon need major surgery to suture back together. It is a lot simpler and feels better to stay steadfast in your rightness. You can even attempt to manipulate her through tone of voice or specific important phrases into believing bad, though you’re the one who had been an ass.

3). Want her only for what she can do for you. The timeless selfishness approach to relationships will leave you happy and satisfied, but her feeling diminished as a person and a lover. Your needs must trump hers if you don’t need the romance to last.

Substitute being with her with doing things for her. That is a subtle distinction, but one that creeps up on you once you get busy or just don’t feel like spending some time with her to the telephone or shooting her a longer email. Whenever she asks you for a favor, you must have the best attitude and openness to perform it. This will cause you to feel less guilty later when you’re “too busy” to talk or you need to match her in. It won’t be too long before she realizes you’ve given up really caring about her and are just paying lip service to the relationship.

5). Stop being intimate. Don’t send her gifts or packages. Procrastinate on that combined CD. Be passive when you are with her, let’s make all the moves. Quit cuddling and holding hands whenever you’re together.

Quit trying to understand her. In the beginning everything she did and said was cute and possibly mysterious. You wished to understand every thing about her. Now that you want out, stop asking questions. Don’t ask into her afternoon or deeper things about her life which you haven’t found yet. Make the relationship surface-oriented, and you will soon discover there’s not much you have to do to stop completely.

Don’t sacrifice for her. This is sort of a corollary to #3, as this goes back to your fundamental assumptions about the relationship. Sacrifice is dumb if you do not actually believe in you as a couple.

They will most likely make her unhappy, so if you can live with this, then they are great “human follies” which can put you in the publication with millions of other men who have been unable or unwilling to spend the effort needed to get a very long distance relationship to function. A number of these occur by accident, or at the natural path of every day life. The most straightforward way to cause a relationship to neglect is to simply ignore the signals which you’re committing these fundamental mistakes. But if you desire to keep your desperate grip with this woman who has put up with so much, you can cancel the damage by following the relationship graphic provided as a innovative solution to each foible. Many are cross-linked for greatest benefit to men of stripe as targeted by this article.

Signals To Yourself

You can readily tell when these methods of destroying your relationship are very ingrained to your interactions with her. Each includes a corresponding sign, either emotional, psychological, or physical, which can direct you to making the decision to continue said behaviour or adjust so as to minimize the threat that she’ll take the initiative and dump you. In the end, the writer understands that many guys are distressed, and will take being chucked as a fracture to their fragile ego. It has caused many wars and the development of the sports car market.

When you see you insist on paying for all, then you emotionally stab her in the face because she did not pay (even when she provided and you denied)

You find fresh ways to express “I’m busy that night.” Often this entails obscure statements of meetings or work.
You substitute her photo with a new desktop of something technical or improved (like a tablet computer or a bikini model).

You no longer compose her poems.

You’ve “I adore you!” As a fast dial option for texting. Then you stop using it except when she’s texts you.

You try and make her feel guilty for something you did wrong. The amusing thing isthat you never had a social life before you began dating.

You think those small things she always did that you thought were cute are just annoying now.

You simply take longer glances at other women’s legs, breasts, and butts.

You plan phone dates around your schedule.

Telephone dates used to last four hours. They continue one. You’re always relieved when she takes a break to visit the bathroom. You’re disappointed when she calls.

You don’t poke her on Facebook anymore.
Ruining Your Relationship May Be Hazardous To Your Health

Okay, so I don’t actually want you to ruin your relationship. I would like you to understand if you’re heading down the path to Singlesville. Believe it or not, the connection hasn’t changed. You have. You, together with countless other males, have been taught by culture to jump ship at the first indication of trouble. It is very likely that you have considered breaking up with her because you have started experiencing these signals and you have noticed these patterns of behavior on your interactions with her.

Call her up. Tell her you have been messing up. Confirm that you have been lazy and ego-centric and unresponsive to her needs. Tell her you need to do better. Tell her you need to make things function, and that to do so, will take change on your part. Tell her you do adore her, and ask her to forgive you. Repeat every six months or as required.