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Public Service Announcement

Posted in found objects, music, servicey with tags , , , , on December 26, 2009 by thedith

Hope you enjoyed the holidays/time off from work/excuse to stuff your face with cookies and pie.  This holiday season I decided to treat myself to actually utilizing that tumblr account I created a year ago.  Annnnnd so I did.  At like 2am I created Found Objects, a blog of everyday life, told through pictures.  Don’t worry, I’m not cheating on this blog with another blog, it’s really just a photo-blog side project.  You know how Jack White has both The White Stripes and The Raconteurs? It’s like that.

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I Hate This Font So Hard

Posted in seen on the interweb, servicey with tags , , , , on October 25, 2009 by melsanie

Should You Use Comic Sans [Buzzfeed]

Turn and Face the Strange

Posted in adventures in life, advice, i like this, quarterlife crisis, servicey with tags , , , on October 23, 2009 by thedith

A friend that I made here in San Francisco, just moved to New York last week.  Understandably, she was pretty nervous/excited/terrified about moving across the country.  This led me to reflect on my own trans-continental move, and the changes my life has taken on in the past ten months.  Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with those reflections.  I will though, share with you an excerpt of  a something my friend posted on facebook: her mom’s blog post about her big move/the inevitable changes we encounter in life, because, well, I think it’s pretty awesome, and I wish my mom gave advice like this:

Moving – to a new city, a new apartment, a new life – represents, to me, the unstoppable changes that occur in this human existence. We change jobs, cars, doctors, favorite foods, significant others, perfumes, beliefs, hair color, friends. We have a favorite author and devour all of her books, then open to someone else’s words and purview of life; we follow a beloved teacher, leader, or band, and then leave them to adore someone new. Like seasons, we pass from one variation of ourselves to another, never leaving the core of who we are, but shedding, growing, and creating our form over and over again.

Change demands courage, demands faith, and a sense that all will be right, even if everything is different…Many people are petrified to enter the unknown, even though it is inevitable to stand at the edge of a place we have never been.

She’s right.  Changes are inevitable, daunting, and sometimes sad.  But change also opens up the pathway to better, more fulfilling opportunities as well. Sometimes though, I wish it didn’t take so long to discover those pathways.

Nerd Venn Diagram

Posted in geeking out, intellectual things, or something, random, servicey with tags , , , , , , , on September 10, 2009 by thedith

As you can see, based off of this Venn Diagram, I am always a dork; oftentimes a nerd; and, sometimes a dweeb (depending on the intelligence level of who I’m hanging out with).  Luckily, I’m never a geek.  But, I mean, that was something we all knew already.

Via [Buzz Feed]

A Note on Checking Out Babes

Posted in Life, objectifying girls and guys and i'm not ok with it, servicey with tags , , , , on September 2, 2009 by thedith

Summer’s winding down, so for most of the country, hemlines are getting longer, and blustery air will soon require more layers, leaving more to the imagination.  But here in San Francisco, the weather seems to only be getting warmer, and public checking out more gratuitous.  I don’t mind…much…anymore…  But seriously? Show a little discretion. Like, okay, we both know what you’re doing, and there’s no way the objection of your wandering eye’s affection doesn’t know you’re checking her/him out, but c’mon, First Rule of Checking Someone Out: Don’t Be Obvious.

Checking some one out is supposed to be a brief encounter between your eyes, and that certain someone who caught your eye.  Emphasis on brief.  That means no eye lingering, no head swiveling, no cat calls.  Just your eyes.  Quick glance.  You’re done.  As stated in Troy Patterson’s recent article for Slate, “A Dandy’s Guide to Girl-Watching”:

“Although we believe that girl watching has it all over bird watching, we feel that these two hobbies do share one important feature. They are both genteel. They both respect the rights of the watched … A girl watcher never leers, nor does he utter any sound which might betray his joy.”

Amen.  Questions? Concerns? Tips? You can read Troy Patterson’s article HERE.  You’re welcome.  Especially to that guy on Geary and Grant who full-body-swivel checked out that poor little hipster girl who was wearing not even short shorts.


Is It Weird that I Kind of Want This?

Posted in awesome, extremely creepy, i want this, really?, servicey, Uncategorized, what the eff? with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by thedith

From the people who brought you The Boyfriend Pillow (well, actually, I don’t know if that’s true…) comes, The Girlfriend Lap Pillow!

Lifetime supply of social awkwardness and membership to the Masturbation is the Best I’m Ever Going to Get club included.

In Case You Were Wondering…

Posted in music, servicey, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2009 by melsanie

This is what I’m listening to today.

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To be honest, I just wanted to test out GrooveShark and see what it’s all about.

Verdict: Big Fan.  You should be too.