Tag Archives: Instagram

The struggle is real

pronunciationFor the first time today, I realized that people can place pronunciation guides in their Facebook homepage profile.

For example, I could phonetically spell out “Curtsinger” so people don’t pronounce it “Crutsinjer,” which is very popular among customer service representatives and hotel registration desk employees.

But it’s my opinion that anyone who isn’t sure how to pronounce my last name probably shouldn’t be on my Facebook list.

On Twitter or Instagram? Sure. I follow people who I don’t know and whose name I would probably butcher if I met them on the street. We simply share common interests.

But Facebook?  These are my peeps. No pronunciation guide for you.

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Holiday glitz

An instagram account has got me thinking about holiday decorating.

The Gay Beards are all about men’s grooming…specifically,  really creative ways to fancy up facial hair.

But their glitter beards?

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They just make me want to decorate a Christmas tree completely covered in glitter.

Their tutorial video suggests using beard oil to make the glitter stick.

Hmmm…tree sap,  maybe?

Line ’em up

Sometimes life is chaotic, and it’s nice to have a sense of order…

Even if it is only in your fruits and vegetables.

Brittany Wright is a photographer based in Seattle who is teaching herself to cook ‘anything and everything’ and, lucky for us, is documenting her efforts on her very colorful, very orderly Instagram account.

Here’s a peek at some of her artwork.

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rainbowchard

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I feel more zen already.

This is heady stuff

Tonight I surrender my blog to the glory of the Babushka Dogs that are taking over Instagram.

Nothing I have to say is more important or will make you feel happier.

Enjoy!

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Player

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon just keeps finding more and more ways to get their audience involved in the show.

Hashtags. Screen grabs. Instagrams.

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The show producers always pick the funniest ones…and who doesn’t like the idea of maybe seeing their idea on the show?

(One day)

But think about it — we are creating content for Jimmy.  Entire segments of the show.  He gets thousands of entries, all written by us — the audience — for free. Oh well, it does give him and his staff more time to focus on new parody songs, shows and series.

Still.  Brilliant way to play us, Jimmy.

Pay it forward

This made me smile from ear to ear…so I simply had to share!

happy turtleSpecial thanks to Earth Pics for spreading the joy on their Twitter feed.

Check their Instagram account for more amazing photography.

Two-gether forever

Emerald may be the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013…but what is the Pantone Pairing?

Milk and cookies?
Bacon and eggs?
Ham and cheese?

Minneapolis-based illustrator and art director David Schwen has re-imagined all our favorite comfort foods as Pantone color swatches on his Instagram blog.

The idea came to him quite by accident, but the visual experiment somehow gets to the art at the heart of the culinary combinations we hold most dear.

My nomination for favorite Pantone Pairing?  Peanut butter and cheese.

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Don’t knock it till you’ve paired it.