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I Was Born On A Sunday

September 17, 2009

Huge self-revelation today, you guys. Huge.

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

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Yep, I’m Back

January 7, 2009

After a long hiatus that primarily involved television, coast to coast flights, alcohol and whatever chocolate based desserts were within arm’s length, I’m ready to start blogging again!

The past month has gone by in such a blur, it’s hard to believe that it even happened. Having spent half the month in Seattle and the other half surviving the holidays, I didn’t have much time to quietly enjoy the end of 2008. Or, quite obviously, update my blog.

So now, back to our regularly irregular blogging schedule!

Oh, and happy new year!

It’s Time For A Change!

October 14, 2008

Ladies and gents, this blog is moving!

Let me tell you why. The other day, I decided to change up the sidebar on the right here. I was planning on adding some blogs, changing the order, and deleting the Google search ads.

I deleted the ads, something that I thought would be easy and no fuss. I saved the template, continued with my day, and went back to the blog to finish some other stuff.

Lo and behold, deleting Google search ads from my site made the entire thing go crazy askew.
Do you see how the header and the content are off kilter? Do you see why this would drive me to scratch out my eyes and cry like a baby while moving through line after line of html code? It’s enough to make me move my entire blog somewhere else.

So I did!

This is officially my last post on blogger. You can find me over at my new WordPress blog, which so far, has been incredible. The best way to describe it to you is by comparing my life when using a PC laptop, and then changing to my iBook. Everything is easier, cleaner and much more intuitive.

It will be a little while until everything is completely finished on the new blog. I need to re-embed all the videos I posted here [ugh], add tags to all the posts [kill me] and all the other little upkeep items that go along with switching blogs.

But doing this now means so much less work in the future. Moving to WordPress will make it easier when I finally move to my own URL and have a custom designed site.

So, fare thee well, Blogger. Hello WordPress!

Your Mom ’08

October 9, 2008

I’ve been an avid Obama supporter over the past several months, but I think that, due to this recent turn of events, I’m going to re-evaluate my vote.

And besides, your mom looks pretty hot in a pantsuit.

Baracking It Up

October 6, 2008

I got my t-shirt and bumper sticker in the mail last week. I never considered the fact that I don’t own a car as something that would impede the use of a bumper sticker, though. So any ideas on how I can use it would be appreciated.

But today, I’m rocking out the Obama shirt! Order your own here [or in a different blue style]. T-shirts just require a $12 donation to MoveOn.org, so it’s really cheap and you’re supporting a pretty worthy cause. Mainly, getting this man into the White House…

I still haven’t received my pin yet, though. Which is mildly frustrating, only because it is so much easier to find uses for a pin than a bumper sticker. But I really shouldn’t complain, as they were both free.

In related news, if you ever want to see how Obama is doing in the polls when compared with McCain, just go here to get a quick looksie. As of right now, them are some goooood numbers!

And LASTLY…today is the last day to register to vote! Head on over to VoteForChange.com and find out if you’re registered where you THINK you’re registered. You can also find out where your polling location is, as well. If you haven’t registered, get that shit out TODAY, folks. It has got to be postmarked for today.

And that’s about all the politics I can talk about for this week. Maybe. We’ll see…

Forget it. I’m not promising anything.

And Hells Yes, I’ll Be Seeing The Movie

October 2, 2008

I stayed up until 3 am this past Monday night, and there was no alcohol or nothing involved.

I was finishing the second book of the Twilight series. A book that is, more or less, intended for lovesick 15 year old girls aching to be taken away by the ‘bad boy’ in their lives. Or 24 year old men who are just obsessed with everything vampire and need to find a way to incorporate it into their lives. Even if that means reading trashy young adult novels.
These books are, at the same time, one of the greatest and most horrendous things I’ve ever read. While I love the vampiric portion of the book, such as their powers, insights, history and even drawbacks, I’m constantly teetering on this precipice of INSANITY.

It’s been a long time since I’ve had to be around a teenaged girl. And because of this, I was wholly unprepared for the amount of RIDICULOUSNESS that envelopes their everyday lives. Everything is just hyperbolic to the extreme, it makes me want to vomit every page. Just sitting there on the subway, reading and vomiting, because I have no choice.

If his eyes aren’t ‘smoldering’ or ‘intensely beautiful’, then his arms are ‘sinewy’ and his body ‘of the gods’. Imagine taking a cheerleader and funneling coke into her nose before dropping her in a room with all the guys on the cover of Teen Beat, or whatever the hell it is girls get their giggly’s from, and just watch what happens.

Bam. You’ve got this book.

And yet I am now plowing through the third book, Eclipse.

But I don’t know if I should be proud of that or not. I’ll let you know after I finish the fourth and final book. That is, unless I don’t morph into some cracked out Gossip Girl and start posting pictures of Zac Ephron on here with captions like OMG LIKE, TOTES FAB!

Written documentation, people…if that happens, shoot me dead in face.

I’ve Lots Of Problems, And I Don’t Know If This Counts

October 1, 2008

I know that there are seriously like, hundreds of things wrong with me. For real. Like, after I saw The Craft, I would try to cast spells on people who would tease me in school. Or I would try to change my eye color.

More disturbing yet, I thought I did [they got bluer].

More disturbing still, I’m fairly certain that it’s only a matter of times until my powers manifest. Seriously, Inter-kids. It could be just days…HOURS…away.

I also believe that my house back in Massachusetts has a ghost in it that goes up and down my hallway in a wheelchair, I randomly sing to friends over gchat and at times have been known to linger towards the uncomfortable zone when it comes to studying strangers on the subway. People have moved away from me.

But is it considered to be a bad thing if I’m on my second massive jug of Sunny Delight [the good stuff kids go for]? To be clear, I finished the first one in 2 days and left my house, went to the grocery store, and bought $25 worth of stuff to cover up the fact that I just came for the Sunny D.

Argh! This post is making me think of it’s delicious tangy-ness! I want it now!

And none of that purple stuff!

People Actually Sat Down To Write This

October 1, 2008

My friend, Lauren, keeps a blog called The Sass Factory. Which is so totally titled to the tee [alliteration, high-five!] because the number of times I’ve had to say “Whoa there sass-pot!” are innumerous. Mostly because it’s an awesome saying, and you’ll win over anyone by using the term ‘sass-pot’ in your daily vocab. Go and try, I dare you.

Anyways, I was checking out her blog yesterday, and she was writing about her [wicked unhealthy] obsession with Christmas, and her need to start it as soon as Fall begins. Obviously, what else does one do when hooked on the Noel than go to IMDB and read facts on old movies like Rudolph and How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

That’s when she came across this…

by toplaycool (Sat Aug 23 2008 14:39:47)

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The reason is because this year could be our last year of celebrating Christmas. That is if Barack Obama wins. Listen, Christmas and Liberal Democrats don’t go well together. They already want to get rid of Christmas, and you know whats stupid, they are celebrating it and we can’t! Although with Barack Obama, he is more of a Ramadan fan. Anyway, Im scared of Christmas going away. This is my favorite time of the year, and I hope it doesn’t get taken away. PLEASE vote for John McCain, if you want Christmas to stay.



by MrMackeyMmmkay (Sun Aug 31 2008 16:13:09)

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That’s a dumb thing to say. Just a really, really dumb thing to say. You can’t just make Christmas go away magically and no one has enough power to make it go away. The chaos that would be started because of Christmas being abolished would be catastrophic. Christmas will never go away.



by nestordonkey (Wed Sep 3 2008 13:52:15)

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I fear Obama too. He’s also a Muslim in which the chinese are. The chinese are just waiting for us to outlaw guns so they can attack us when we’re most defencless.

I’m a CHRISTIAN, and PROUD OF IT!

Um. Please tell me I’m not totally alone in thinking this is just the craziest breadbox of bat shit ever. Liberal Democrats trying to destroy Christmas? Radical Chinese conspirators trying to trick us into tossing our guns?

What the frick frack is wrong with people??

I fully place the blame on IMDB. Seriously, you guys, I would expect this type of low brow shit on a YouTube page or a MySpace wall, but YOU?? The Internet Movie Database?? I’m disappointed in you.

No, don’t touch me. No hugs, not yet. Just leave. And for the love of Christmas, bring those Netflix pop-ups with you.

What I Won From Oiseaux

September 29, 2008

I was pretty lazy with posting last week, but I should have found time to mention this.

About a month ago, Shelley over at Oiseaux had her free print raffle that I told you about, and I was lucky enough to win!

There are tons of great prints that Shelley has, most of which are on sale at her Etsy shop. It took me a long time to figure out which print I liked the most, mainly because all of them are so cool. I finally decided upon Ballad No. 5…

Ballad No. 5

I loved the colors used in this, as well as the handwriting in the background. I can’t wait to get this framed and up on the wall somewhere in my apartment!

Those Kids And Their Internets

September 29, 2008

I work in advertising, and it’s numbers like these that are sent to clients so we can rationalize why we should spend money in the new mediums that we do. For a media planner that works in online, mobile and other emerging medias, this numbers are orgasm inducing.

All of the statistics are pretty interesting. The ones I find the most fascinating, though, are the ones that show how fast the online medium is growing and how it’s being used. Between 2003 and 2007, the number of students who applied to Amherst College increase by 56 percentage points, from 33% to 89%. I find that to be an insane growth.

Also, the class of 2012 is made up of 438 students. Of those, 432 have become members of the Amherst Class of 2012 Facebook group. How insane is that?! Those 6 missing students could still be members of Faceboook, and just not a member of that particular group. But even still, the fact that Facebook has become so pervasive is ridiculous.

These numbers are overall pretty impressive, and speak well for my industry. Clients are always looking for proof that their target demographic is active online, and want to know exactly where and what they are doing when they’re online. What’s even more surprising is the penetration that Facebook has accomplished in relatively few years since their launch.

And now I’m blogging about nerdy online statistical data here on my site. I’m going to stop now, apologies to all.

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