Archives for June 2010

Who I’d Love to Go Away.

Perez Hilton. I would love for that man to fall off our radar. This will be the one and only time I will mention him on this blog. I admit, that I am a fan of entertainment sites and gossip blogs. However, I find him repulsive. While, yes, most gossip blogs post pictures taken by paparazzi- he has a tendency to post pictures that others wouldn’t. Case in point, today’s big story, where he posted an uncensored picture of an underwearless Miley Cyrus getting out of a car. As she’s 17, that image is by definition child porn. He took…

To Tweet or To Blog? That is The Question.

I admit, I’m not an expert on social media. I didn’t go to school to study it, but I have been on Twitter for 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days*. I’ve followed people and companies alike, and have seen a lot of tactics that companies and individuals have employed in promoting themselves. These are my thoughts on tips for using Twitter more effectively for promoting yourself or an event. If you disagree or agree, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments- mostly because there are no rules for Twitter Etiquette right now. Everyone has a…

Webcomic Wednesday: Questionable Content

Next up in Webcomic Wednesday is Questionable Content by Jeph Jacques. With years of archives, this probably the first that might give you a lot of reading before you catch up. And yes, I always recommend starting a webcomic from the beginning. Questionable Content follows the life of Marten, his roommate Faye, and his AnthroPC Pintsize. There are quite a few more characters, but it’s essentially a “group of friends” type of webcomic with a fair amount of humor, music and geekiness thrown in. Unlike The Dreamland Chronicles, this is not an all ages comic. There’s swearing, frank discussion of…

When real life attacks!

I’d pledged to try to blog something every weekday. Oddly enough, the more regularly I blogged, the more motivated I was to try to find time to work on something creative as well. But sometimes, real life gets in the way. I’m a stay at home mom, and my two boys (4 and 2) take up most of my energy and time. While I’m on the computer a fair amount, it does make it hard to write during the day. Stopping and starting every 5 minutes is hardly a good environment for creative thought. So what happened this time? My…

A small victory, in Prescott

In my rant on racism (“Language? We don’t need no stinkin’ national language“), I mentioned the story from Prescott, AZ where a mural depicting local children was being repainted to make the students white. Where a local city council member was using his radio show to speak out against the mural, and during the painting of it, artists were treated to racial epithets being shouted at them. Well, there’s a small victory. The mural, which according to the school principal was lightened to make the faces seem happier, not because of the controversy (right)- is being restored to the original…

Happy Birthday, Sweet Sister

To the rest of the United States, let’s remember D-Day. To my mom, Happy Birthday to Jehzara! This is my sister. If you couldn’t guess, she’s in Japan right now. It’s her birthday! Well, at least in the states. Her birthday just wrapped up in Japan.

Language? We don’t need no stinkin’ national language.

One of the common complaints I’ve heard in the immigration reform debate is that the United States needs to make English the official language. That we’ll save money in only printing one versions of forms, and right now we’re catering to illegal immigrants. Why am I even mentioning this issue? Someone on Facebook (an app friend, who clearly doesn’t know me) suggested that I “like” a page called “THIS IS AMERICA…I SHOULDNT HAVE TO PRESS 1 FOR ENGLISH.” Just a joke right? Take a peek at the profile picture.

My mom and I.

I have the coolest mom. Sorry, I don’t care what stories you share, my mom is the awesomest mom that ever was! Every group of friends has that mom. The one who’s a bit younger than the rest of the moms, who can pull off the crazy hair cut or style, and just isn’t afraid to be herself. When I was in grade school, my mom had shoulder length curly hair wore the most stunning jewelry that she got from the artsy store in town and wore black. Okay, it was the 90s. Most people wore black. But boy, she…

Webcomic Wednesday: The Dreamland Chronicles

Psst! Let’s pretend that posted this yesterday. Truthfully, the three day weekend threw me off and I thought today was Wednesday. Yikes. So far I’ve mentioned Johnny Wander and Girls with Slingshots. Just in case the last one was a bit too adult, I thought I’d mention one that’s great for parents and kids- The Dreamland Chronicles. By Scott Christian Sava, Dreamland Chronicles follows the adventures of Alexander, a college student with no real goals in life who discovers so much more when he finds himself back in Dreamland- a place that children visit nightly until they grow up. He’s…

Dear Disneyland…

Dear Disneyland, Thank you for helpfully sending me one last issue of your Annual Passholder magazine, asking for my family to renew our passes. However, I think it’s time we part our ways. I got my first annual pass when I was in high school. We’d gone to Disneyland (my parents, sister and I) for Father’s Day. While buying our tickets, my dad lingered at the booth and when he came back, informed us that he’d bought us all Annual Passes. We went fairly often, for birthdays and just because we had a free weekend.