Do you spend a lot of time on Facebook? Twitter? Google?
Wanna spend less?
Personally, I enjoy my hours online…but I wouldn’t mind being more efficient about it. If you feel the same, check out this amazing infographic from quintly.com. It’s loaded with keyboard shortcuts — who knew?? — that will help satisfy your social media habit a whole lot faster.
Note: The Egg cannot boast such fanciness. But I’m working on it.
Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged efficiency, Facebook, Google, Humor, infographic, Internet, keyboard shortcuts, life, Twitter
Got a book recommendation for you.
It was an impulse buy in an airport bookstore. But Amazon.com recommended it to me a few weeks later…
So obviously it was a good choice.
In Defending Jacob, Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber is a pillar of the community. He’s happily married to Laurie with a teenage son named Jacob.
Life is good.
Then one of his son’s classmates is murdered, and Jacob is the prime suspect.
Regardless of the mounting evidence, Andy’s belief in his son’s innocence cannot be shaken. I found his blind faith at the same time completely believable and infuriating.
Andy and his wife come to realize they don’t know their son. Laurie and Jacob don’t know everything about Andy, either. It is an unpredictable and heartbreaking story…
Posted in Books, Commentary, Entertainment, Internet, Life
Tagged airport bookstore, Amazon.com, book recommendation, books, commentary, Defending Jacob book, district attorney, entertainment, evidence, impulse buy, innocence, Internet, life, murder, novel, Parenthood, Presumed Innocent, prime suspect, review, Scott Turow
Today was a tired day.
I got home after midnight following a business trip to Dallas, and was too wired to sleep. So I ended up only getting four hours. That made Carla cranky.
Then I saw this guy.
King Duke lives at The Gentle Barn, a nonprofit organization in San Clarita California that rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals.
I follow their work on Facebook and encourage you to give them a look as well. It is inspiring.
And just one look from the King helped put my day back in the plus column.
Posted in Animals, Commentary, Humor, Internet, Life, Philosophy
Tagged abused animals, animal rehabilitation, animal rescue, animal sanctuary, animals, business trip, California, charity, commentary, Dallas, Facebook, Humor, Internet, King Duke, lack of sleep, life, nonprofit organization, philantrophy, philosphy, The Gentle Barn
I have more than one friend and/or family member who records their beer consumption on Twitter.
Why yes, I am very proud.
The app shows the beer name, where they were when they swigged it, and how long they breathed — if indeed they did — between frosty brews.
Now, I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I find myself looking forward to this digital diary…and wanting to participate even though I don’t like it!
Luckily I found the perfect way:
The Random Beer Name Generator.
Just click the button, and it generates a way cool beer name. For example, it just gave me “Irish Elvis Dubble”…
So let’s pretend that’s what I drank this round.
Posted in Foods, Humor, Internet, Life, Technology
Tagged alcohol, app, beer, beer consumption, beer drinker, beer name, buy a round, digital diary, family, Foods, friend, frosty brew, Humor, Internet, life, random beer name generator, swigged beer, technology, Twitter
Can you believe The Rachael Ray Show has been on the air since the fall of 2006?
I moved to Manhattan that July; her show debuted a few months later. And I signed up for free tickets on the website.
They arrived in my inbox today.
Can you believe that??
I mean, I don’t watch the show anymore, so I don’t really care. But how can The Rachael Ray Show have a seven-year waiting list?
I live right down the street, for cripes sake. You’d think at some point they would have called me to fill in on a slow taping day. Other more popular shows certainly have once I was on their mailing list.
Even Late Show with Jimmy Fallon reserves seats a month out. I’ve been able to see Daily Show several times. Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman are harder tickets to score, but even they have standby lines.
So what’s the deal with The Rachel Ray Show?
Maybe it’s her Oprah-esque giveaways that limit her tickets. I want to think that. Let’s think that.
Wonder what I’ll get…
Posted in Humor, Foods, Television, TV, Entertainment, Celebrities, Life, Commentary
Tagged Saturday Night Live, New York City, Rachael Ray, Television, Internet, celebrities, entertainment, Humor, life, Foods, TV, giveaways, Oprah, studio audience, The Rachael Ray Show, free tickets, show website, Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, Daily Show, Late Night with David Letterman, standby line
How do you spell BLT?
Seamless.com, my favorite delivery folks, are discussing all the ways to make the tasty sammie with the three-letter name in their blog, The Delivery Bag.
Now, maybe I’m just starving because I’m on day three of a three-day cleanse — yes, I am starving — but the idea of bacon, lettuce and tomato in any configuration is a fun way to pass the time.
When I make a BLT at home, I transform it into a BTCC — bacon, tomato, and cream cheese on whole wheat toast. I’m not a big fan of lettuce, and the cream cheese just makes the sandwich that much more decadent.
Plus ‘CC’ are my initials — how cool is that?
So, how do you BLT?
Posted in Blog, Commentary, Foods, Health, Humor, Internet, Life, Restaurants
Tagged bacon lettuce and tomato, blogs, BLT, BLT sandwich, cleanse, commentary, cream cheese, food delivery, Foods, Health, Humor, Internet, life, party of three, restaurants, sammie, seamless.com, starving, The Delivery Bag blog, whole wheat toast
Move over, Southwest Airlines. There’s a new contender for ‘funniest in the air.’
Their new safety video is filled with sight gags large and small. I’ve seen it on two flights, and am still discovering all the little surprises they have left for the attentive viewer.
My favorites? Bogus safety stickers featured on distant cabin walls. Sure, we are used to observing “No smoking” and “No electronics”…but “No juggling chainsaws” and “No cartwheels”?
(The video version on my flight also featured “No comb overs”, which I sadly could not find online.)
A robot turns himself off when the cabin door shuts. The main spokesperson changes clothing and accessories for no apparent reason. And remember the “cat lady” who did the previous safety video for Delta? She makes a cameo, too.
It’s worth a watch or two or seven. I’ve never enjoyed a safety video more. Or, in fact…
Posted in Airplanes, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, transportation, Travel
Tagged airline, airplane cabin walls, airplane flight, airplanes, cabin door, cameo, cat lady, comedy, commentary, Delta Airlines, entertainment, funny, Humor, Internet, life, no cartwheels, no comb overs, no electronics, no juggling chainsaws, no smoking, robot, safety, safety stickers, safety video, sight gags, Southwest Airlines, transportation, Travel, Youtube
I got a haircut today. Just a trim –
No need to alert the media.
I walked in the salon not knowing how much I was going to cut. My stylist and I talked about it, adjusted things as we went along — your typical ‘do. But I realized how different my experience was from an A-list celebrity.
Take actress Michelle Williams, for example.
She made a red carpet appearance this week sporting new, longer bangs and short shorts.
Twitter blew up.
Why the new ‘do? Why the edgier style? Was it a personal choice? Was it for a film?
Why, Michelle, why???
After days of questions — media outlets practically panting in their intensity — one proudly announced the answer:
Michelle is growing out her bangs.
Wow. We are ridiculous.
Posted in Beauty, Celebrities, Design, Fashion, Humor, Internet, Life
Tagged A-list, alert the media, bangs, beauty, celebrity, design, edgier style, Fashion, follicle, haircut, Humor, Internet, life, media outlet, Michelle Williams, red carpet, shorts, stylist, Twitter
I learned a new word today…or, I should say, new to me:
As soon as I heard the word in conversation with a friend, I Googled it…and realized it was not just a word, but a phenomenon.
Hangry, simply stated, is that spirit-sucking irritability that results from being hungry. I experienced it today when I had too many errands to run and not enough time to eat.
While I am all-too familiar with the feeling, I had never had the perfect word to describe it.
So I am no longer hangry; instead, I’m simply happy. ‘Cause the right word can do that for ya.
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Writing
Tagged blogs, conversation, eating, food, Google, hangry, Humor, hunger, hungry, Internet, irritability, life, perfect word, words, wordvana, writing