Category Archives: technology

Double check that pin: The dark side of Pinterest

You’ve wasted…I mean spent…hours on Pinterest. So many shiny objects to distract me, but my usual skeptical instinct is not enforce. That pretty photo of chuck roast, do you know where it came from? That nifty picture of a headboard you’ll never make…where did that originate? None of these questions cross your mind.  You’re pinning!! You’re thinking of all the… Read more »

People of the Minneapolis Skyway

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Over the past two months, I’ve noticed patterns people have while wandering through the Skyway in Minneapolis. First of all, as far as I can tell, Macy’s is the worst place to be between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM on any given weekday. You basically have to walk through half of the second floor to get from one building to… Read more »

Coffee addiction enabled

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While at BlogHer13, I won something… a Keurig coffeemaker. All I did was tweet about how I enjoyed the Brew Over Ice tea. They put a giant chunk of ice in a plastic cup, put it under the Keurig and bada bing! Perfect iced tea. I actually went back for seconds… While I have enjoyed using these machines at other… Read more »

Relationship Firsts: An anniversary

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For the first time in my life, I am celebrating a dating anniversary. No, this isn’t one of those, “We’ve been together for a month, so let’s Facebook it to death, schmoopie” things. One year ago on August 31st, I met the man of my dreams. I can still remember seeing him come down the escalator at the airport. I… Read more »

Public shaming in a public restroom

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What the hell is wrong with people? Twice today…TWICE…when I was in the restroom, I heard a woman in the stall next to me talking ON THE PHONE! I’m sure the person on the other end thoroughly enjoyed the sound of her urination and the flush of the toilet thereafter. The sad part? This isn’t the first time I heard… Read more »

Organizing isn’t just for crazy people, right?

Can you hire someone to organize the stuff in your house? I mean you can hire someone to coach you through life, can I hire someone to help me put stuff away? Not only that, but get rid of stuff too? It’s not that I have an emotional attachment to most of the crap I own, it’s just that I… Read more »

Partying, Twitter style

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Why would you party on Twitter?  Because you can win stuff. It’s obviously BYOB since you are going to be sitting in your home/office/or wherever you log on to the internet. It usually only lasts an hour. It usually is sponsored by a brand and centered on various topics like beauty, travel, wine…right up my alley. Anyway, last month I… Read more »