Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Pain

So according to Facebook it looks like I'm the only one with my alarm NOT set to watch the wedding of someone I personally don't know at FOUR A. M. Ok I'm done. :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I would like to dedicate this post to Miss Shanna Carter, who sparked my interest in the topic of mobility. While sitting here eating Honey Nut Cheerios and watching Sex and the City, the always wonderfully witty Carrie Bradshaw once again caught my ear. And her words even matched with what I was planning on talking about, which is the fact of how fast our technology has moved.
"I don't believe in email, I believe in the old fashioned call him and hang up.....I'm not getting email just to talk to him." (Carrie) "It's not just to talk to him, you can shop online." ...then something about porn online, as well. Of course this scene ended up with Samantha talking about fake nipples. Go figure.
Miss Shanna suggested this topic to me telling me how hard it used to be to go up and talk to a friend about something, then came MSN...then texting...then "the mighty Facebook"....and now she can do it all from her smart phone :) yes, how the world has changed.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

24-hour news good??

So living in a mobile and unstable economy in my mind is a set up for disaster. People want new news available whenever they want, but the slightest sign of bad news causes chaos. My dad is an international pilot for Delta Air Lines and has been flying Pacific routes lately. My family and I weren't sure exactly where he was at the time of the second earthquake that hit Japan, but we knew he was on a trip. These 24-hour news stations were playing up how horrible even this earthquake was and because of this my friends were freaking out when I said my dad was somewhere over there. First off, it's not weird that multiple times I literally have no idea where in the world my father is. Secondly, yeah, when I found out he was actually in China at the time of this 8-point-something quake I was a little nervous, but his reaction made me feel better. He called my mom the day after and said he was fine and "it was really nothing". So I guess the big question is, are the news stations taking any possibly big news story and making it huge? Or is my dad just saying that it's all good because he didn't die? Who knows. Whether people like it or not, we are becoming a mobile society and because the media will get some things wrong in the setting of a 24-hour news cycle, the people are going to have to deal with a few mess ups every now and then.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


So here's a re-post. Being sick in college is NOT fun. And yes, to all my adoring fans, I AM ALIVE. So my brother in high school is sick as well, and with missing about a week of class due to illness as well as various activities, he's fine. Me? I miss three days of classes and I am finding myself writing deep, passionate, please-don't-fail-me emails and planning long, you-are-amazing speeches to my professors, in addition to catching up with normal work AND doing extra credit work. Life is rough. I want summer.