MySpace kills…

24 11 2006

…reality.

What is MySpace doing for us? What is MySpace doing to us? Is its purpose being served, or is it tapping into society’s sins and exploiting them unintentionally?

From the blog of The David Xperience. Written by a guy named Dave.

Thoroughly haunting. Entirely plausible. And I hope that the rest of us are more intelligent to realize that MySpace is just another way to waste time — it is not our reality, it is not the world we were meant to live in.

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Happy dance!

21 11 2006

Yay!

I was featured on WordPress.com’s Growing Blogs of the Day! For November 20, 2006!

Okay, I’m #80. But still. I’m still on the list!





BlogHer

19 11 2006

I registered. I added a listing.

Have you?





Sex sells 4

25 10 2006

Everyone’s favorite category is back! How do I know? The blog stats don’t lie. My most visited posts are the ‘Sex sells’ series. In particular, the Suggestive Advertising post. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, move your mouse to the tabs up top and click the one marked ‘Series’.

As an explanation: “Social campaign by the AIDS information center in Frankfurt.”
This is from haha.nu.

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An evening with Mr. Girth

25 10 2006

Coming soon (on Monday, October 30, actually), my much anticipated interview with Mr. Girth. I mean, Dave.

Find out the nitty gritty on this MySpace celeb on Monday morning. You know you want to.





Twofer Tuesdays

17 10 2006

I’m absolutely convinced I’ve been posting far too often lately. I’ve already shattered my weekly quota (the last record is at 2 per week on non-consecutive days), and I’m well on my way to possibly destroying my daily quota (or not. I don’t remember how often I used to post). Details…

This is more a matter of me filtering through my drafted posts (I have an overflowing handful) and putting finishing touches on them. And posting them. And driving you, the reader, crazy because I haven’t posted 3x on 3 consecutive days ever! Milestone! Let’s toast to it. No, it’s too early for champagne.

One thing I constantly complain about is the weather. I don’t know what happened between my toddler years and the present, but I have transformed from a tiny, plump, and WARMTH-emitting child into a slim young lady with apparent circulation problems.

I love NY. Specifically, I love NYC. You can see that in my About page (click the button that says  About 25 cent life), button above. I abhor upstate NY — even if it’s part of my beloved state. I’m not a fan of too many trees (see why I love my concrete jungle?), nor am I a fan of the fact that my favorite season lasts for all of two months up there. Maybe less, on a bad year. No matter what anyone says, NY (and CT too, as I’ve lived there for 3 years) only has two seasons. Dave agrees with me, or is it I agree with Dave?

Lastly, I’m wondering how much longer we’ll perpetuate the myth about four seasons. Anyone who has lived in New York City, or the Northeast in general, can attest there’s no such thing as Fall and Spring. Temperatures go from 80 to 40 to 20 to 80. Forget about cool 60 degree days, or sunny 50 degree days. They don’t exist. They haven’t for years. It’s time to stop with the bullshit. Kids, there’s Winter and Summer. The leaves change colors for a day and then fall to the ground. That’s it. End of story.

It’s so true. We have winter, which in my opinion lasts from mid-September till mid-May. And then there’s my favorite season, glorious summer from mid-May till mid-September. There’s none of this Fall and Spring. Those are the same “season” in my opinion. It’s either all cold/mostly cold or all hot/mostly hot. Either I’m losing heat and being comfortable or I’m losing heat and freezing extremities off.  It’s mid-October, and I can’t feel my fingers, nose, or toes.

25 cent life: Now taking offers of warmth and trips to summery locales.





Monday.

2 10 2006

What better way to usher in another 5 days of work than on a Monday. Granted, if you’re Jewish, you get a holiday today and you get to start work tomorrow. But what’s the fun of having a ‘Monday’ kind of day on Tuesday? Unthinkable.

Do I have a case of the Mondays? (Think Office Space) Possibly. It’s just too early to tell today. I’m hoping I don’t have a case of the Mondays. That would feel potentially disastrous (doesn’t it always though?). And I feel like I can’t afford a disastrous day today.

Maybe I should be Jewish. I’m born/baptized/raised/confirmed Catholic, I have no issues with any other religion. But for most of my formative years, I grew up surrounded by Jews. (Jewish people? What’s the PC term here?) According to a childhood friend, I have a very prominent ‘inner Jew’. I’m not surprised.

Oy vey.