That man roped me into another messaging thingie, Plurk. If you’re already a member, I’m TechnoMom there, of course.
I can’t really blame him, since Twitter seems to be down all the time. Pownce never really took off, did it?
I wish Plurk had a desktop client, though.
I must say that I find Twitter’s excuses for their technical problems fairly ridiculous. They used a content management system for a messaging platform, and nobody thought that would cause problems?
I saw the topic and thought, “Gosh, maybe I’ve missed something obvious. I’ve never been so good at this Girly-Girl thing. I should watch that.”
I watched it. I don’t feel enlightened.
Maybe it’s just been too long since I thought about this stuff, but what’s so different about applying make-up for 40-year-olds than it is for 20-year-olds? I get that people’s skin type might change, but that’s an individual thing. Where did this “no mascara on the bottom lashes” thing come from, and why?
Maybe someone who reads women’s magazines or watches TV can give me a clue here.
Huh? Chris Brogan reports that Facebook showed him boobies. I know they’re ad-supported, but hello, that’s the clue phone ringing! Maybe they didn’t realize that they’re supposed to be classier than MySpace? That really didn’t seem to be a hard thing to accomplish, considering the rampant trashiness on that other site.
I bet you didn’t learn this in school, either. According to John Stossel, the first Thanksgiving wouldn’t have occurred at all if the Puritans hadn’t given up on their initial Socialist practices in favor of a plan wherein each family farmed its own plot of corn. I’m not sure that referring to the “tragedy of the commons” is apt, but it is an interesting bit of information.
Also from ABC comes a story about the grandmothers who hold the Guinness records for the world’s longest nails and the world’s smallest waist. Turn off your images if you’re easily squicked before going to the article, though. That woman’s nails are truly disgusting (and apparently, the Guinness folks agree with me). The waist thing just looks photoshopped to me, as my brain chooses not to process it as reality.
Do blondes make men dumber? According to scientists studying the “bimbo delusion,” that is the case.
There it is. I take no responsibility for what you do with it.
I managed to avoid the crime news, which is always horrific. Okay, I mostly avoided it. The three boys under 10 who are being charged with kidnapping and rape1 is getting to me. That poor little girl!
But she won’t deliver until somewhere around April 1, 2009! 22 months of pregnancy. Dumbo never mentioned that little fact.
In metro Atlanta, profile of those in need during the holidays has changed4
It isn’t just during the holidays, either. Food banks across the country are seeing more and more working people who need help. They’re having to reduce the amount of food given to each person or family because the demand has outpaced the supply so much.
I can’t say that I’m surprised. I know too many people who are just barely scraping by, and it isn’t because they’re irresponsible. It’s just how the American economy is, and something needs to change very quickly.