Category: Social Media

People of the Internet (but specifically the women)

Posted on June 6th, by Hayley in Body Image, Rants, Social Media. No Comments

Please stop making disparaging comments about your bodies on Facebook. Even if it’s self-deprecating humor. Even if it’s in the context of a workout or a healthy meal. Saying you can’t eat anything for the rest of the day after a “splurge” in the morning is not helpful for the girls, teenagers, and women you’re friends with. And making fun of your “jiggling” body is not helpful for the girls, teenagers, and women who may have a little “jiggle” of their own but didn’t know they needed to concerned about it. And if they were already concerned about their “jiggle,” you just told them they were right to be worried.

I know body issues are hard. And I’m not saying you can’t think about having to “make up” for a “bad” meal or worry about your thighs jiggling, but don’t write … Read More »

Thoughts I Feel Like Sharing That Don’t Necessitate Their Own Posts

Posted on October 19th, by Hayley in Disney, Pandas, Social Media. 3 comments

I was really sad the day I realized I would never get to hug a panda.

Apparently, 3 out of every 10 tweets are ignored. I’d been reluctant to join Twitter because it seemed like too much pressure to be witty or meaningful 100% of the time, using 140 characters or less. But I think maybe I could be witty 70% of the time. (I recognize that I do not apply this 100% witty/meaningful requirement to my blog. I don’t need any of you to point that out for me.)

We recently acquired Beauty and The Beast after Disney finally released it from that darn vault. It only comes in a DVD/Blu-Ray pack, so we got 1 DVD and 2 Blu-Ray discs. Ridiculously lucky Todd won a Playstation 3 two days after buying Beauty and The Beast, and as Playstation 3’s play … Read More »

Dear Mark Zuckerberg

Dear Mark Zuckerberg,

So, I guess I owe you an apology. I’ve said some somewhat unkind things about your Facebook in the past, and about its users maybe being insecure narcissists. But recently, your little invention helped me find some people that are very important to me. I hadn’t seen these people in 6 years, and I’d been looking for them all that time. Yes, we live in Wichita and it’s a relatively small city, but I still couldn’t find them. I finally found them on something called “Bebo,” and even joined it hoping I could use it to contact them. But it turns out no one’s used Bebo in about 3 years due to the ubiquity of Facebook. So then I checked Facebook once again in the hopes they’d finally joined, and they had. I can’t even tell you how … Read More »