Not-so-social media

Sometimes, social media is just a fun way to be social; sometimes it’s more of a reason to not be social. Scrolling through your Instagram feed could be justification for looking at your phone while you avoid an awkward conversation with someone you don’t really like. Twitter’s 140 characters or less forces wordy writers to…

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5 Links I Found Interesting This Week Scrabble updated their official Dictionary to include new words from pop-culture like twerking (you know what that means), Ridic (short for ridiculous), lolz (which not even my auto-correct understands). This should make my next Scrabble game really fun. I’m a challenger. I find some of these additions totally Ridic!…

Status Update

I’m currently    Watching: How to learn a language in 6 months    Following: Paul C. Brunson on his blog and on Twitter. He tweets all day and shares some really great stuff    Reading:  Don’t Just Declutter, De-Own Downsides of Weight Loss 6 exercise mistakes you’re probably making    Tweeting: Eating: this healthy treat Follow my status updates…

Twitter Changes Things

Sure, Twitter can be an incredible time suck and it’s easy to get lost in live tweeting an event instead of actually living the event. And don’t get me started on the how the thumbnail pics cut off in the middle so I am clicking pictures I don’t even want to see just to see if…

Wednesday Is For…

Wednesday is for: 1. WIAW (What I Ate Wednesday) 2. Weekly Reads – what I’m reading 3. Not-So-Wordless  4. Write or Die (hosted by Shelly) because it wouldn’t really be a blog post without me sharing a little of my thoughts.  The padlocks are a symbol for being closed, being guarded, being secretive. And seeing these…

Weekend In The City

After church, Sabbath lunch turned into an intense Bible study/discussion with some friends. Week 3 of MODRUN2015 and a blizzard is predicted to start later today. Once it starts snowing, I’ll be doing my dailies on the treadmill but until then, I’m still enjoying cranking out a couple miles outside. Saw this cool adult tricycle at…

5 Validations

Sometimes, I wonder if I should write my thoughts down or, afterwards, whether I should share them with the world. Writing is cathartic for me,but will it be interesting enough for someone else to read? Is it relevant? Should I, or shouldn’t I? But then I post it and someone says to me that they loved it,…

Currently

Watching: NBC Today show and visualizing myself as the next guest, promoting my latest success. It’s one of the goals on my Vision board and I can’t wait for my sit-down with Matt Lauer. Writing: Trying to come up with a few bridge chapters for a book I’m working on. Reading: Tony Robbins’ blog – change…

Trending In My Life This Week

Five moments trending in my life this week: Falling in love with Gold shoes from Nine West. I wanted these open toes but they weren’t available in the stores so I’m ordering them online. Meeting an old best-friend I haven’t seen in almost 7 years in the supermarket. Yes, that really happened and I forgot to…

Currently

It might be all the cold weather that’s keeping me indoors but this has been a very creative week for me. I am currently: Writing: a new short story. It’s a really short one, but also kinda funny. I don’t do humor very often. Sketching: an idea for a book cover Singing: a song I’ve never heard…

If You Don’t Want To, Run

I said I would run yesterday but it was hard to actually get out there and do it. The weather app on my phone said it was 37 degrees but it felt much colder than that, perhaps because it’s been so cold lately that every day just feels like a sub-zero day. I convinced Paul to…

She Did It

If a woman gets up at dawn, battles the ice and freezing temperatures to stand in the park to and cheer on the half-marathoners, does she make a noise? She does, if she’s cheering at the NYRR Fred Lebow Manhattan Half-Marathon in Central Park. It was less than 20 degrees, with fresh snow on the…