Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Tell the Story of Your Life"

For those who don't know, today was F8 - where Mark Zuckerberg gave a keynote speech about the big changes coming to Facebook. I was lucky enough to be able to watch it live streaming in my CEO's office with my Likeable crew - all of laptop's in hand, tweeting away about the upcoming Facebook revisions. The biggest change of all comes in the form of the profile - now called "Timeline".

The Timeline is a place to tell the story of your life. The most recent events coming first, showing pretty much everything you've done that day or week. But the older you go back, the less shows and the moreCacebook summarizes the important events. On the left side you will be able to scroll by year - going as far back to the day you were born. More info about it can be found here

This raises a bit of concern. Do I want my whole life displayed on the internets? I'm not sure. You can, however, to set privacy to anything and everything on your Timeline, so that's a plus.

Am I already signed up to get one of the first timelines? Yes I am! I mean, I'm really curious to see it work in real time. And I'm also kinda jealous of everyone from Likeable who posted pics of how awesome their Timelines look.

Are you excited for Timeline? How about all the other new features? Would love to hear feedback!

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Hello, Super September!

August was supposed to be "my month" but it seems September has much more in store for me. This week has been one of unexpected, but wonderful changes in my life.

I usually fear change..but I find myself embracing all that has come my way.

Monday starts my first day at my first real grown-up job. I'm excited, nervous, anxious, and all emotions in between. Good-bye interning, hello 30 hours a week and a paycheck!!

Then I decided, new job = new look. So I chopped my hair...maybe not the best decision but it's growing on me!

And today I did some major re-vamping. Upgraded and fixed up my Macbook - finally on Snow Leopard and got my entire framing/keyboard replaced. While the apple store was doing work, I went shopping and bought a new dress, a new blazer, and a new top. Gotta update my wardrobe!

Change is scary. But right now, I can't imagine being any happier with the way things are changing.

How do you handle change? Do you fear it or embrace it?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Laws of Attraction

You're at bar. You see a guy across the room. He makes eyes at you. You smile. You notice how tall and handsome he is. You want him to come talk to you.

Whether you talk to him or not you will for the rest of the night be thinking about how attractive said guy is. You will wonder if his name matches the sexiness of his outfit, you'll hope he's a good dancer, and you'll think about what it's like to kiss him.

This, I've learned, is initial physical attraction. A conversation isn't even necessary to be attracted to someone. It's just there.

Until this summer, I used to think attraction and chemistry was all in the same. Until I met guys (yes, multiple) who I have this unspeakable chemistry with. It goes beyond attraction and enters a new territory of magnetism.

I feel like chemistry happens after a said amount of time of knowing a person. It will initially start as an attraction. But the more you talk to them, the more you feel your body inching closer to theirs. You take any chance you get to make contact - brush against their arm, playfully hit a knee. You don't know why, but you just NEED to be close to them. If the other party feels it to, you won't have to wonder if they're a good kisser. You will kiss and you will know..and if you're radar for chemistry is spot on, you will get lost in that kiss. That my friends, is chemistry.

Both attraction and chemistry play an important role in the dating scene - I can't imagine seriously dating anyone I'm not attracted to. I think it's rare to find someone you have immediate chemistry with, being it's something that may grow the more time you spend together, but if you do ... go with it.

Do you agree with my difference between attraction and chemistry? Do you think one is more important that the other? Comment below!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stumble Upon's Coolest Find Today

Stumble Upon dishes out some great sites. I stumbled across this today and thought it was super interesting. The photographer went to a park and ask joggers to sprint and take a picture. He then asked them to his studio a week later and took pictures in the same exact pose in the same light. The differences between the two are quite remarkable. Some people don't even look the same! It just goes to show how put together we feel we need to look most of the time. You can see all the shots here

I thought this was such a great idea, I flipped through my Photo Booth and decided I wanted to pull my before/after from a workout.

So, ok, not as cool as all of the professional ones. But still a difference.

I challenge YOU to take your before/after jog, workout, run, or whatever picture. See how you look at your most fatigued compared to how you present yourself to world