It's Prom Time! The Best Shoes for both Teenage Boys and Girls
Prom is such a special time for teenagers. It is really one of their first opportunities to dress up in formal attire and go out on a date. They will get fancied up, go to dinner, and then dance the night away before returning home with a smile on their face. In the past, although Prom was important, teens didn't spend nearly as much on their attire as they are today. Today, there are no stops. Teens are requesting attire that costs hundreds of dollars and parents are giving in. Shoes are one part of the attire that teens should pay special attention to. Take a look at what both teenage boys and girls are wearing to Prom this year.
What The Belles Of The Ball Are Wearing Prom dresses are being purchased in all shapes and sizes. Some girls prefer a short dress while others love the princess dresses. No matter what they choose, they all know their shoes are an important part of the ensemble. While those who wear shorter dresses should be more aware of their shoes, long dress wearers have thinking to do as well. The first thing all belles should consider is comfort. Prom is a place where you will want to dance for extended periods of time. You will not want to do this when your shoes are causing your feet to hurt or blisters to appear. You should choose shoes that are comfortable to walk in and dance in. While taking your shoes off at prom may seem like a good idea, you will find that they floor is never very clean. Therefore, when you take your shoes off you might step in soda or anything else you can think of.
When it comes to style, if you are wearing a short dress, consider wearing a strapped sandal shoe. It should be trendy and young. If you are wearing a long dress that flairs out with tulle, you can consider wearing a short heel or even ballet slippers. You should stick with feminine looks no matter what you are wearing. Try several shoes on with your dress to get the best look possible. Remember that you don't have to worry about matching your shoe to your dress color; just be sure that the colors work together.
What Their Gentlemen Princes Are Wearing Most young men will wear tuxedos to the Prom. Some will go for that traditional bow tie and cummerbund look while others will opt for the classy tie. Since most teen boys could care less what type of shoes they wear, they will often go with the tuxedo shoes that come with the suit. You can rent the shoes right along with your tux if you like. Some tux shoes are made of patent leather and will offer a high shine. Others will be matte. You can get them in various colors, depending on the style you are going for. Black and white retro tux shoes may take your style back to the Rat Pack days while shiny black shoes may make you feel like a real prince.
One thing to consider is the style of your date's dress. You want to try to stay a little coordinated in style with her. Although you don't have to match completely, your outfits should work together. Many teen boys are choosing to go a little casual to the event with athletic shoes. You can get black tennis shoes for the Prom but many boys are choosing brighter colored kicks. They claim they are more comfortable, which cannot be denied. If your date has no problem with your urban Prom style, then go ahead. Keep in mind however that if your date is made about your lack of formality, she will not likely have a good time. So, run it by her before you commit to wearing tennis shoes to the dance.
Parents, be sure to remind your teenagers that they will be wearing their shoes all night and that comfort is more important than anything. Then, refuse to spend massive amounts on shoes alone. There is no reason the Prom should break the bank! Keep in mind however that the shoes they do choose can likely be worn again to other functions, which is always a great thing.
Difference between ROM, RAM, and storage capacity?
Because they're measured in the same units, users often confuse a computer's RAM, ROM, and storage capacity. This article explores their differences in laymen's terms.
These days, it's hard to function without knowing how to use a computer. They've become indispensable tools in most schools, at many jobs, and even at home. It seems that there are few machines, from telephones to cars to cash registers, that can't be hooked up to computers in order to make them more efficient. And if computers aren't already complex enough to strain our brains, the folks who work with them seem to have a fondness for impenetrable acronyms: RAM, ROM, CPU, DIMM, SIMM, IDE, CMOS, BIOS, TSR, MHz -- the list goes on. Plus, they have a penchant for using the same units of measurement for different things. The most glaring example of the latter is the use of the term "byte" and its larger relatives to describe three different (if related) issues: RAM, ROM, and storage capacity. All are important to understand if you really want to know how your computer works, and unfortunately it's easy to get them confused. The most common error is to assume that the RAM and the disk drive storage capacity are the same; they're not, and ROM is something else altogether. All are memory of a sort, but not the same kinds of memory. The purpose of this article is to clarify the differences between them, in language that's easy to understand.
Let's start with basics: the units used to measure the different flavors of computer memory. A byte (B) consists of a grouping of eight binary digits ("bits"), and is typically considered the smallest addressable unit of data. A byte is usually enough to indicate a single character in a file -- say, a letter or a number. A grouping of 1024 bytes is called a kilobyte (KB); 1000 KB, or 1,024,000 bytes, equals a megabyte (MB). Larger units include the gigabyte (GB), which equals 1,000 MB, and the terabyte (TB), which is way up there at 1000 GB -- 1,024,000,000,000 bytes. In the old days (before 1990), KB were usually sufficient for discussing the capacity of an everyday computer. Back then, a computer with a MB ("meg") of memory or storage capacity was a manmade wonder right up there with the Pyramids. No more: MB and GB are necessary now, and it seems that terabyte-level computers are just around the corner. So if the compugeeks of the world are capable of creating computers of such power and complexity, why did they decide to use the same units of measure for different things? The answer is twofold. First off, the usage got entrenched in the industry early on, and is now impossible to root out. Secondly (and most importantly), the phenomena the units measure is quite similar, whether you're speaking of RAM, ROM, or capacity. Bytes, kilobytes, megabytes, and gigabytes always describe computer memory. The memory, however, is used for different things.
RAM is short for Random Access Memory, and comes from hardware components wired into or attached to the motherboard, the main circuit board of your computer. RAM is used to run certain basic programs and functions that your computer needs to operate correctly, and functions only while the computer is receiving power. Programs you're using are written in RAM temporarily while the computer is processing them. Think of RAM as a playing field, a large open area where your programs function. Each program takes up a certain amount of space; the field can accommodate one or several different programs at one time, but its capacity is limited. When you shut down a program, it disappears from RAM and (ideally) the space it occupied can be reused. Sometimes some operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, won't relinquish the RAM space even when a program is closed. However, because stuff in the RAM is retained only while the computer is powered up, turning it off will always clear the RAM. If you want a larger playing field in real life, you have to add onto the field by acquiring more property. With RAM, you do this by adding additional memory. In most cases, this memory comes in the form of "RAM sticks," small rectangular cards studded with memory modules. These fit in special slots in the motherboard. Single Inline Memory Modules (SIMMs) are still used, but Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs) are becoming the standard.
ROM is an acronym for Read Only Memory, a type of unchangeable memory residing in chips on your motherboard. ROM contains the bare minimum of instructions needed to start your computer. Because it's used for critical functions, it can't be removed short of ripping it out of the motherboard; adding to it is just as difficult. Think of it as analogous to municipal utilities, such as gas and electricity. If you want a different configuration, you'll have to "move on" to a different motherboard or computer. Incidentally, the term "ROM" is also used, not entirely correctly, when referring to some kinds of storage media that can't be modified, such as CD-ROMs.
The term "storage capacity" is most often used to describe disk drives, which tend to be permanent, though many forms of storage media are removable: the various types of floppy disks, high-capacity Zip disks, CD-ROMs, and tape cartridges, to name the most common types. To extend the real-estate analogy used previously, your storage memory -- also known as secondary storage -- can be thought of as a series of warehouses, some of them mobile, where you can store programs. Programs come in various sizes, from a few KB on up to several hundred MB. A particular storage "warehouse," such as a disk drive, has a finite amount of space in which to store programs. Depending upon its capacity, any given storage warehouse might be packed tight, or it might contain one tiny program stuck off in a corner. If one particular "warehouse" gets full, you can always construct or bring in another.
That's it in a nutshell. Basically, RAM is the size of your playing field, and can be increased as you purchase more "real estate"; ROM is equivalent to your utilities, the hardwired bare necessities needed to operate your computer, and is fixed in size; and storage capacity can be thought of as warehouses of various size, some of them mobile, which can be trucked in or constructed as circumstances warrant. It would take a book the size of a dictionary to cover everything about RAM, ROM, and storage, but hopefully this article will provide you with the basics you need to cut through any initial confusion. Good luck -- when it comes to computers, you'll need it!
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