Tuesday, April 29, 2008

You'd think they were handing out free PBR..

Nope, this is just the line for a (maybe free) scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

True, true.

"Seeking affirmation isn't new. It's just that now we have so many infantile ways to do it."

(Daly, Ian. "Virtual Popularity Isn't Cool--It's Pathetic." DETAILS May 2008: 92-94)

My cut-off date for MySpace (as well as Facebook and any other online "friendworking" site) is April 2, 2011. When I turn 25, it's over. I better have the e-mail addresses and contact information to all of my actual friends by then. And for all of my e-friends, who cares anyways. I only added you to up my friend count and to get more Happy Birthday wishes. And once my accounts have been deleted, so have your lives, in my eyes. Sorry, but the truth hurts.

Why am I not getting rid of it now? Well, because I'm still holding on to my youth for dear life, like most normal human beings. I'm holding on to the glorious college days where I was on top of the world and I always had new pictures to post of how much fun I was having. Yes, my accounts are already getting sad. With new pictures only once-a-month (if that) rather than the once-a-week turnover they used to have. Oh, the fun inside jokes there were! I still have the occasional random photo with some sly remark at the bottom that only makes sense to the poster and me. And sometimes just the poster--I'm a little thickheaded and forgetful, so inside jokes can easily be lost on me if they aren't spelled out.

"I'm putting this picture of a cute dog with a word bubble that says 'Can I havez some urz ice creem?' because yesterday you asked to have some of my ice cream and I accidentally said 'nah, dawg' and we laughed about how un-gangster I am. See you tonight for Club LOLZR's Knife Fight Dance Knight."

There is also the bulletins. The new pics alerts, the crazy one-liner epiphanies that are usually about a TV show, the upcoming events, the surveys, and the obligatory spam bulletins. I'll be honest, I am a survey whore! How can I pass up a chance to answer questions about such an easy subject: myself? I LOVE talking about myself and surveys give me that chance. I'm not saying they aren't shameless, because they are; I'm shamelessly advertising myself to my friends, e-friends, and lurkers. I want them all to know things about me. I want them all to think about me. But once I turn 25, I'll have to find a different way to remind everyone I exist and to let them know that I'm drinking V8 Fusion and the last text I got said "Haha, totally." I'll have to find a different way to make Your Mom jokes and let everyone know that I'm still single. It's a scary thought, but I'm sure I'll figure out a way.

So, since I've only got 3 years left for MySpacing, I better go add some friends, post a bulletin about my sweet new mirror shots, and change my profile song.

New job.

I am so excited about my new job as the merchandising manager at the K-mart on Market St!!!! I just got finished doing the first window and it looks awesome! All the mannequins are wearing HOT brands such as Jennifer Lopez, Baby Phat, Calvin Klein, Nautica, Jnco, Happy Bunny, and, of course, Looney Tunes! It goes from street to country club in such a subtle transition! Because it's getting warmer, I have all of them wearing the brightest and newest colors of Crocs! Those are a hot seller! They're all standing in the window surrounded by some really funky home furnishings by Martha Stewart because I know Philadelphia is full of young, crazy couples who like to spice up their home. I have one of the little guys carrying a Tony Hawk skateboard to appeal to the alternative parents too. They'll walk past my window and their little punksters will say, "Hey, look at that cool skateboard! Can we go in there??" I also thought it would be a fun little extra to put in rims to catch the "ghetto" demographic of Market Street. I know a lot of the customers of that K-mart don't have cars, but I think K-mart's fine line of rims will really fly off the shelf when people see them gleaming in the bright sunshine, whether the buyers have cars or not. Also, because of the way the rims are displayed, sans car, I think it will give people inspiration to use them as more than just auto parts. Maybe even decorative pieces to tie any room together! There's really something for everyone in my window.

I think with the other window, the theme is going to be "Summer Fun" and I'll have a little baby pool and all the mannequins displaying the latest bathing suits with bright colored sunglasses and Crocs flip flops! I know, I was excited to hear that they were coming out with them too! Who knew they could make something even more comfortable than the original? They're lighter and more breathable, but still have the holes in the thong strap, so that small inch on the top of your foot can breathe! They really do think of everything. In the "Summer Fun" window, I thought it might be great to showcase our great line of grills with the "dad" Bar-B-Qing and show off our large selection of the newest tunes by having the "teenager" listening to one of our cool white Sony Discmans holding on to the new Danity Kane CD! That CD is track after track hits! I listen to it every day on the way to work! You might see me dancing in my car in traffic on 76 any given morning. LOL!

Anyways, this job is so exciting and I really love it. It gives me a chance to be original and unique and really show people all the great products K-mart has to offer. They have definitely upgraded! Especially with hiring me! LOL! No, but seriously, the last person there had one mannequin in each window and the winter mannequins were only wearing coats. She called it minimal design, but I call it lazy! People want to see bright colors and tons of things in the window! That is one thing I've learned in this business--people like to look at stuff. Enough said.