I really should be asleep right now.
But I must present to you the latest ezone game — Sling
“Our ideas, like orange-plants, spread out in proportion to the size of the box which imprisons the roots.”
– Edward Bulwer Lytton
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
As said to Miss Beancurd, “You know you’re getting older when you begin to measure your life in TV show seasons…”
I’m not in the generation where we ask where were you when that rocketship exploded (I want to say Challenger, but I’m currently too lazy to look it up) or where were you when JFK got shot? I could ask where were you when the planes crashed into the Twin Towers (but I’m a New Yorker, and that’s still a little raw for me)(If you must know, I was woken up by a good friend of my roommate, my soph year in college, who wouldn’t tell me what was wrong over the phone, just breathlessly ordered me to wake up my roomie and tell her to turn on the TV) or where were you when Karr was arrested in Thailand — but don’t you think that’s all too morbid?
We want to be happy. So where were you when Jen first entered into Dawson’s life? Where were you when Spike showed up in Angel’s office? Where were you when Denny died? Where were you when William Hung showed up at American Idol tryouts?
When I was younger, my week was divvied into days via homework and projects and tests. Now, my weeks are determined by TV shows. I just portioned up my last couple of weeks among the Big Brother finale (should I apply?), the premieres for Grey’s Anatomy, Survivor, and the Amazing Race. I work. What have I got to do at night?
Watch Prime Time TV.
Just something I clipped from the latest issue of Newsweek (Sept 25 — I have a subscription). This is also geared more towards the ladies — but this can apply to anyone.
1) Be competitive: “To succeed in business, you have to want to win,” says Liz Lange, founder and president of Liz Lange Maternity. “Too often, women feel they have to be nice. Don’t,” says Lange.
2) It’s not about friendship: “Women want everyone to like them but it doesn’t really matter what people think of you, “says Renee Edelman, senior VP of Edelman. “It’s that you get the job done and deliver results.”
3) Stand up for yourself: Restaurateur Donatella Arpaia is responsible for two restaruants and 140 people. “I protect my interests, their interests. If someone is going to mess with that, I cut them out like cancer.”
4) Trust your instincts: Dozens of people tried to talk Lange our of growing her business, now a major force with nationwide distribution at Target. “There are a lot of naysayers out there,” says Lange. “Shut out negative noise and go for it.”
5) Always project confidence: Oscar-winning film producer Cathy Schulman says presentation is key. “When someone asks ‘How are you?’ don’t go into a litany of what’s wrong with your life,” says Schulman. Instead, present yourself as in control and happy.
6) Own your success: Say goodbye to fear and insecurity, says Arpaia. Have confidence in your decisions, and make them.
7) Reach out to other women: When Lange started her business, she called every woman (and man) she admired and asked to meet. “Don’t be shy,” she says. Schulman begins each day by noting colleages’ accomplishments with a quick call or e-mail. “We don’t have golf so create other communities of support.”
8) Insist on being well paid: Dont’ view wanting money as inelegant or “not classy,” says Schulman. “Men make decisions on the bottomns line. Why shouldn’t we?”
9) It’s OK to make mistakes: When Arpaia realized a business partnership was doomed, she cut ties and moved on. “Don’t obsess over things,” she says.
10) Be a problem-solver: If something on Schulman’s desk seems difficult to deal with, she tackles it first. “Big problems are an opportunity to grow.”
So sorry I haven’t been totally on top of updates. Going through a mini crisis here. Just a lot of loose ends to track down and tie up.
Very very wrong.
Facebook used to be a nifty site. With a cool purpose. More private than Myspace or Friendster. Easy to use. Simple.
Now, with the introductions of ‘newsfeed’ and ‘mini-feed’… it’s gotten complicated, public, and just plain wrong. I do not need to know who wrote what on who’s wall, I do not need to know who was recently online, I do not need to know every little change people have made to their profiles, I do not need to know how many times someone can change their relationship status over the course of an hour. Even Scobleizer’s noticed.
Newsfeeds serve a great purpose (outside of the facebook-verse). News aggregators right in one place. Check out the customizable Google homepage. Feeds on quotes, words of the day, humor, news…etc… Useful things. Feeds on facebook? More stalker-friendly than you can ever imagine. It’s like real life Big Brother, but so much worse. It’s not a game. It’s your own life.
The mob mentality is that Facebook has done a bad bad thing. I’m all for feeds because I know their usefulness factor. But, I believe that their execution is incorrect. I’m still trying to think of a better execution because all I see on Facebook now — is poor display, poor execution, and (oh my lord, I checked out my profile) poor usability.
What do you think they should do differently?