I have many things today but I’m going lightening fast because I gotta finish up the one job and head to the other. First, I had an interesting conversation with my sister about some changes that are happening to my personality — I never made the executive decision to just stop being a doormat. But it seems that I have, indeed, stopped. It’s been coming out in interesting ways. The strangest side-effect is that, because it’s rather unnatural for me, I feel like this really bad person. Juge said righteous indignation does not a bad person make. She also suggested I listen to the following song. So, disco.
Second, I had a long conversation yesterday that went off in other directions but started here. One of the issues I have with this kind of thing is that the Daily Beast puts stuff out there like this as if the users of OKCupid are in any way a representative population. (I know some of them. Trust me — they’re not.) And that’s okay I guess. But for people who don’t know much about life (read: the young and/or willfully ignorant), these kinds of “trends” are taken as truths about their friends and neighbors. As I get further into the new gig I’m trying to keep this kind of lazy journalism in mind because I think — I’ll say it — it’s morally retarded. The trend information itself is fine — funny, light, random — but probably needs some context. So, thanks DB, for pointing out what not to do here. I’ll take it under consideration.
You know you’ve landed in the right place when one of your colleagues sends an email around for you to check out the picture they used for one of their stories. And it’s this one. Further, the discussion about the uptick in traffic and the need to migrate to new servers involves using Spinal Tap references about “going to 11.” Love the new gig. For real.
Great piece. But try convincing a mom who lives through her daughter that there’s anything wrong with this. It’s crazy scary…(h/t Fleury)
Finally saw this movie. I thought it was brilliant and I don’t care what you think.
Holla. These are my peeps!
I’m going to be taking this man’s class on Thursday. I am pumped! But also, slightly nervous because Good Lord look how he moves…