August 17th, 2010
Being in marketing, we are perhaps acutely aware of our “personal brand.” They say clothes make the man (and Kayne pontificates that “Before you speak, your suit be spoke”), and for better or worse, this is pretty true. The way you present yourself leads people to draw conclusions, and we fear that as we are sending out texts, we are sending out the wrong brand.
After many moons of touting the better phone, email, and typing functionalities of the Blackberry, we are afraid that we can no longer handle looking like such an early 2000s accountant. Plus, we are iPhone girls (or at least trying to be)!! The cool, edgy, creative, Mac loving, early adopter… we’ve heard, “You have an iPhone, right?” for the last time! Adios Blackberry…time for countdown to iPhone upgrade.
What do you have that you think is misrepresenting you?!
August 15th, 2010
1. Public libraries
2. Gogo Inflight Wireless
3. 25 calorie Nestle’s hot chocolate
4. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Conditioner
5. The movie Bride Wars (critically – sure, it wasn’t great but Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 9%! And…it was kind of good…)
6. The movies Two Days in Paris and Savages (commercially)
7. emum’s sense of humor
8. TLC, the tv channel (Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta- don’t mind if “I do”)
9. Luke Wilson’s looks
10. Frozen grapes
11. Vinho Verde
12. CO in the summer!
What else you got?
**Per above picture, things that are seriously overrated: the blackberry camera
August 14th, 2010
Some of you may remember awhile back when we reached out to the elaney community looking for some more alternative music recommendations. And thanks to all of you, and specifically Reader Carli, believe it or not, we now have for you…an “elaney Indie Rock Playlist.” [Sidebar: we don't actually know what it takes to be in the "Indie Rock" category, so for the purposes of this playlist, consider it anything they don't play on Q100.] Enjoy!
August 12th, 2010
“No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.” – Julia Child
As a rule, we think women apologize too much. You reach for the door the same time as someone else, and the first thing that comes out of your mouth is “Oh, I’m sorry!” But really, you aren’t “sorry.” Forget whether or not you’re apologetic, “sorry” means you’re no good, lazy, and amounting to nothing. And you are a perfectly nice human being. Don’t call yourself sorry. Plus, ESPECIALLY in the workplace (not necessarily friendships and family relationships), sometimes it’s better to just keep your chin up and move forward. Other people are NOT analyzing all the things you’ve done wrong as much as you are. So the next time you cook something that takes like charcoal (literally or figuratively), smile and be gracious. And maybe no one will notice.
August 10th, 2010
“I like to do a little laundry everyday.” - emum, not knowing the power of her own wisdom
August 9th, 2010
There is a line in American Wife (probably the highlight of our summer reading) about how being at a community pool with kids splashing and grilled cheeses being grilled at the snack bar and Mickey Mouse ice cream bars on the 10 minute break (oops, may’ve added the last one) represents her feeling as happy as she can possibly be. Oh! How we can relate to the sounds and smells of summer at its most honest! So, what else represents the childlike sensibilities of summer? Try a popsicle from King of Pops. Check out the cart of pops at the “corner” of North Ave. & North Highland, right across from Manual’s Tavern, Mon-Fri 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sat-Sun noon to 8 p.m (they are also at Souper Jenny and Irwin Street Market and a few other places). Delicious, festive, and one more way to stay cool.