1. Spend less time texting and more time talking on the phone - the voice inflections are just as important as body language.
2. Limit your time communicating via laptop/computer. Spend time out with your friends hanging out and talking (but don’t text the whole time!)
3. Enjoy the moment. Don’t ignore the friend in front of you just because another friend texted you.
4. Don’t talk about serious topics over text message. Save those conversations for over the phone, or preferably, in person.
5. Don’t take anything too seriously over text message or IM. The only real way to know how someone meant to say something is to ask them on the phone or in person.
6. The only way to get to know someone well is by spending time with them in person. Texting and Facebook messaging give you a false sense of “knowing” someone – if you don’t know their voice inflections or their body language, how do you really know if you’re that close?
One last thing to remember is that before cell phones and computers, how did people get to know each other, become friends, date, get married, etc.? We need to get back to the roots of communication to truly know where we stand in the world
Hello, today I will school you. Because, I be knowin shit.
On the agenda today is Facebook relationships [on profiles of the young and silly…aka 14-24]. I’m gonna start off light by breaking down each type of Facebook relationship status and what YOU, the lovely facebooker, should interpret them to mean.
Considering doing this so Im making this post so I can find the list when/if I decide to do it…
30 Day Challenge =]
Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself Day 02- The meaning behind your Tumblr name Day 03- A picture of you and your friends Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to Day 06- Favorite super hero and why Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends Day 12- How you found out about Tumblr and why you made one Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you recently Day 14- A picture of you and your family Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play Day 16- Another picture of yourself Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else Day 23- Something you crave for a lot Day 24- A letter to your parents Day 25- What I would find in your bag Day 26- What you think about your friends Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then? Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned Day 30- Who are you?
What happened to asking for favors? One of my biggest pet peeves is people telling me to do things versus asking me. I’m a helpful gal, and I enjoy doing things for people but something about saying “Make this for me”, ” Do that for me” just rubs me the wrong way (That’s what she said). Adding a simple “Would you mind…” or “Could you…” in from of these statements puts my defenses all the way down, and the conversation and my reaction goes in a totally opposite direction. It’s a shame the people in my life don’t recognize this in my personality yet. Let’s all just try to be polite. Please and thank you.
Hopefully I’ve made a decision. Hopefully a life changing one. Hopefully one I wont regret. Hopefully I don’t chicken out. Hopefully I learn something. Hopefully not.
Had a conversation last night that opened my eyes a lot. Pain has a way of doing that I suppose. But instead of crying and worrying I’m going to just “be”. It’s gonna be hard having to tell the truth to the people I care about most, and quite honestly I don’t know that I can. I’m supposed to be the strong one after all. Things are more clear now, however, than they have ever been.
I’m excited about this decision and even more proud that it has nothing to do w/ anyone else but me. I am usually hesitant to vocalize my intentions because I don’t want to be that person that states things but doesn’t ever do them. I’ve never been that person for this very reason. Ill probably tell my family about what I plan to do some time in the near future. I probably wont tell anyone else, even after the fact, unless I absolutely have to… One thing is for sure, no more tears.
"Just in case KFC’s Double Down isn’t artery-clogging enough for you, Carl’s Jr. has the solution: A footlong cheeseburger. Creatively dubbed the "Footlong Cheeseburger," the $4 burger-sandwich is being tested in at least one California restaurant. The good news: The sandwich actually sticks out of the to-go bag.
The bad news: Rather than crafting an actual footlong burger, Carl’s Jr. employs three normal-size patties. Lame! Expect to pay $4.50 if you want lettuce, tomato, and onions, and add $2.50 for a combo meal. If the burger makes it past the testing phase, that is: Reviewers so far seem unimpressed.”
I mean really… When will this all end. Who has to have a heart attack before we stop making this disgustingly impossible food? Makes no sens to me.
In a statement issued by the storied franchise, Steinbrenner’s family said he died in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday morning at the age of 80.
"It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing," said the statement, which came in the wake of media reports that Steinbrenner suffered an apparent heart attack.
Knicknamed “The Boss,” Steinbrenner was one of the most powerful and wealthy figures in US sports. He had owned the famed New York team since 1973, enjoying seven World Series championships, including last year.
"He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again," Steinbrenner’s family said.
He passed day-to-day control to his sons Hal and Hank in 2007.
While Steinbrenner became synonymous with the Yankees, he had other sports interests. A former gridiron coach, he served as a vice president of the US Olympic Committee from 1989-96 and entered six horses in the Kentucky Derby - none of them winners.
A hands-on owner who was for years the face of the Yankees, he was famous for his outspoken style, deep pockets and relentless drive to make the team the best and richest in the world.
Last year the Yankees moved from their historic stadium in the Bronx to a new facility a short distance away that quickly was dubbed “the House that George Built.”
Steinbrenner appeared at only four games at the new stadium - the opening game there in April of 2009, the first two games of last season’s World Series and at this season’s home opener.
When he attended this year, Yankees captain Derek Jeter and manager Joe Girardi visited his suite to deliver Steinbrenner’s seventh World Series ring.
Steinbrenner, who celebrated his birthday on July 4, had been in poor health for several years.
Steinbrenner had fainted at a memorial service for NFL star Otto Graham in 2003 and appeared fragile at the 2006 groundbreaking for the new stadium.
Even so, he bristled at questions about his health.
"No, I did not have a stroke. I am not ill. I work out daily," Steinbrenner said in 2006. "I’d like to see people who are saying that to come down here and do the workout that I do."
His death was another blow for the club after Bob Sheppard, whose 50-plus years as the public address announcer at Yankee Stadium earned him the nicknmae “Voice of the Yankees,” died on Sunday at the age of 99.
Steinbrenner’s family said there would be a private funeral, with an additional public service “with details to be announced at a later date.”
Steinbrenner headed a group that bought the club on January 3, 1973, and he proved to be anything but an absentee owner.
He feuded with Yankees legend Yogi Berra and had a roller-coaster relationship with manager Billy Martin - who Steinbrenner hired five times.
In 1985 he denounced future Hall of Famer Dave Winfield as “Mr. May” - a dig at Winfield after poor performances in the autumn postseason.
While Steinbrenner enjoyed his reputation as “The Boss” he could also poke fun at it.
He hosted the comedy show “Saturday Night Live” and appeared with Martin in a television commercial.
His millions of dollars in charitable contributions often came with the condition that his name be kept secret.
"He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost he was devoted to his entire family - his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell and Judy Kamm, his children, Hank, Jennifer, Jessica and Hal; and all of his grandchildren," the family said.
Still, Steinbrenner’s big-spending ways made him a lightning rod for criticism, with some complaining that the huge wages he paid to players like Jeter, and current and former sluggers Alex Rodriguez and Reggie Jackson put baseball’s salary scale out of whack.
For Steinbrenner, however, the victories were worth the price.
"Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing," he liked to say. "Breathing first, winning next."