26 November 2008

Much Better


24 November 2008

Today I returned to the ad hell that is MySpace. Iconic Head Cabbage (left) is a placeholder for the "About me" section until I figure out what it is about me I want you to know, other than that I'm cooler than the other side of your pillow (taken by Diplo).

You'll find that my favorite books, movies, music, and TV shows are pretty consistent across both social networking sites. What you won't find on Facebook, however, is an album of ridonkulously self-indulgent "self-portraits," or photos taken with Photo Booth, poorly disguised as, you know, photography. God, I love to waste your time.

Speaking of wasting time, if you've ever liked someone, take a look at this here Dear Old Love. It's a collection of "short notes to people we've loved (or at least liked). Requited or unrequited." You email your note(s) to an Andy Selsberg who throws 'em up. Andy titles them, even if you include a clever subject that should obviously be the title. Here's mine.

20 November 2008

And may God's love be with you.

This commercial for Lincoln (wtf) has been around for a while. I've even seen it before previews at the movie theater. The point is, I still can't get enough of this Cat Power cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity. I want to hear the whole song, damn it.

Google Continues to Amaze

Why anyone would continue using Skype now that Google has come out with Voice and video chat is beyond me.

11 November 2008

On Quitting


I found this letter to the editor from my senior year of college about preserving the student-run Coffeehouse. Thankfully, Starbucks did not make it to campus.

I didn't go to Starbucks on Election Day. Did you?

04 November 2008

Gossip Girl: My Points

Every Tuesday I read Daily Intel's delicious Gossip Girl reality points-based recap. Readers are asked to add points in the comments, which are tallied at the end of the week. Here are mine this week:

"More Realistic Than Karl Lagerfeld Inviting a Rich 17-Year-Old to His Birthday Party"
  • Jenny buys her fabric at Mood. This is annoying as the first reference of the hour. But she lives in New York, so I guess she can do that. And for not showing her actually buying the fabric à la Project Runway, plus 1.
  • Jenny's eye makeup (a reference to Halloween?). With this new bravado, she would. Plus 1.
  • Serena: "You have to admit, the licorice ring was sweet." Like a real girl obsessing about a new boy who'll be history in about a week! Plus 5.
  • Dan: "That's a one [dollar bill]." Because Rufus would—maybe—do that. Plus 1.
  • Chuck: "Humbert Humbert's name is…" If Chuck has read a book, it's Lolita. Plus 3.
  • Jenny Humphrey's logo is Ralph Lauren meets Juicy or mini Tory Burch—totally. Plus 5.
  • Lily Bass does a little Mom dance at the guerrilla fashion show. Plus 4.
  • Bro's before ho's for Jenny—totally. Plus 5.
  • Chuck knows Gossip Girl—show milestone. (Uh, did we know that already?) And of course he does. Plus 5.
  • Emma really does think it's about Muffy, and not her negligent mother issues. Plus 3.
  • Emma says to Blair, "But you're perfect." To which Blair quickly responds, "True!" Plus 2.
  • Serena cares about Dan after the girl answered Aaron's phone. I'd care, too. Plus 5.
"Faker Than Nate Mailing Jenny a Letter"
  • Emma is still reading Harry Potter. Actually, she would be reading Twilight. Minus 2.
  • Emma's reference to [The] Beatrice [Inn]. Would they let Emma in? Minus 1.
  • Dan says Nate is taller and easier to spot. Isn't Jenny/Taylor Momsen supposed to be TALL? Minus 2.
  • Is Blair off her meds? She's a bedtime regimen kind of girl; she wouldn't forget or be too lazy to take a pill. Minus 2.
  • Polaroids. Aren't they like not making them anymore? Minus 4.
  • B and S looking at an undergraduate course catalog? Yeah right. They'd be at brunch, or something. Minus 2.
  • Jenny's nowhere to be found? She's obviously going to live with Agnes!! Minus 1.

Best Google Graphic Ever


01 November 2008

This and That

I just saw this commercial during SNL. After you vote on Tuesday, get a free cup of joe (haha), on Starbucks. (Also, who is David Cook?)
Voters simply need to cast a vote, then tell the barista at their local Starbucks and they’ll receive a tall (12 oz) cup of brewed coffee at no charge (limit one per customer). In the best tradition of democracy, we’re using the honor system for proof of voting.
I assume early voters count. Since my university Coffeehouse days and the closing of Diedrich on Westheimer, I've gradually returned to Starbucks. But I feel bad about it every time. So I'm thinking I might go get that free cup of coffee and say bye-bye.

There was also a commercial for The Renaissance Festival. Which made me realize I've been blogging for more than a year now. Since the first post of Sit, Billy I've traveled to South America and Europe and back. Where will I go next, I wonder.

As I wrote once before, I don't like to change my Facebook profile too often. So here is the exclusive update:

Activities: drinking, quitting smoking

Interests: Nintendo, vampires

Favorite Music: "Troubled the Waters" (Black Kold Madina)

Favorite TV Shows: 30 Rock, America's Next Top Model, Gossip Girl, Mad Men, SNL, The Office

Favorite Movies: really liked Stranger Than Fiction; may go see Rachel Getting Married even though I said I wouldn't; want to see, in alphabetical order, Fear(s) of the Dark, Milk, Trouble the Water

Favorite Books: am reading The Emperor's Children (Messud) and do not like any of the characters; am excited to read Twilight (Meyer) so I can watch the movie when it comes out

About Me: lethargic, ready for winter, anxious about Election Day

David Cook sucks. He's like the football player from high school who found a "voice" and a vest and ran with it.