Archive for April, 2009

And Two Seconds Later

So, two seconds after I posted about Zappos CEO (@zappos), Tony, being super popular on Twitter, Ashton Kutcher (aplusk) goes and its 1 million followers. See, it wasn’t that I didn’t know that was happening, I just meant Tony is really funny. He, to me, is definitely the funniest guy on Twitter and definitely has a following. I saw last night that his cat (@el_gato) also has a Twitter account, which is equally funny.

So, just for the record, Ashton is obviously the King of Twitter, but Tony is freakin’ hilarious.

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Prom King of Twitter

@Zappos is definitely the most popular person I have heard of on Twitter. When I first heard this, I was a bit confused. Why would a CEO of a major company be s0 popular? The leaders of Corporate America are not usually the coolest people. Well, I finally got around to looking him up. I only read two of his updates before quickly hitting the “Follow” button.

He is the funniest guy ever. He is young and the leader of a pretty cool company. I went straight to their company blog to get a feeling for their culture. The are definitely laid-back, young and exciting. The first picture I saw on their website was of a bunk-desk. Two desks made out of bunk beds, with an employee diligently working two inches from the ceiling. Just the look alone was enough to make you fall out of your chair hilarious.

He has a post about being challenged to a dance-off by one of his friends’ kids, accompanied by a photo of the kid in his victory glory. I am jumping on the bandwagon. I vote CEO-Tony for Prom King of Twitter.

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Finding Your Passion

First stop to finding a passion, Barnes & Noble…right?

Books suggested by friends or blogs:

parachute-book1. What Color is Your Parachute? 2009: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers

By: Richard Nelson Bolles

I have heard amazing things about this book. It has a workbook in the back to begin pointing you in the direction of your calling.

career-renegade2. Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love

By: Jonathan Fields

I heard this book is very motivating and is full of resources.



my-so-called-freelance-life3. My So-Called Freelance Life

By: Michelle Goodman

It has crossed my mind once or twice to do some freelance work, but mostly I just want to read this book judging by its amazing title. Huge fan of the show, got it on DVD.


anti-954. Anti 9-5 Guide, Practical Career Advice for Women Who Think Outside the Cube

By: Michelle Goodman

I am not really anti-9-5, quite honestly I didn’t hate the corporate life. I like a structured environment. Maybe in 20 years I will hate it as much as everyone else.  This is directed at women, so I will let you know how it goes.

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Quite Possibly the Funniest Thing Ever…

I miss Jack in a Box. None here in D.C. Not the best food for your health, but I would kill for two Monster tacos and a chocolate shake.

I remember the days when you didn’t call your competition out directly in your advertisements. Standing directly in front of their store and threatening violence, not the classiest thing ever, but this is hilarious.

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Nike Plus Much Much More

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I recently purchased a new pair of running shoes. For the record, I am NOT a runner. But I am carrying several lbs that needs to find a new home. So, I decided to become a runner. Every new pair of Nike’s are compatible with Nike+ for your iPod. This technology came out years ago, but I complete ignored it. So, I checked out the website and since I am a sucker for charts and graphs I decided to purchase the $29 Nike+ sensor.

For the last week and a half, I have been busting my non-running ass in the gym. I can do the elliptical all day long, but the sensor doesn’t work on those machines, so I have to use the treadmill or run outside. The website is fabulous. There are Challenges you can join with other people all around the world. I joined my first challenge, which was titled for BEGINNERS. So, why does some jerk guy decide to join this group and run 13 miles in the FIRST DAY. Does this guy feel so badly about himself, that he has to pretend to be a beginner so he can win when he clearly isn’t. Well, anyways, I played fair and got 3rd place. Truly, the first two guys ran their distances in 2 runs or less, losers or just fast learners.

I am really proud of myself though, I stuck to it. Now it is time to join another Challenge.

Keeping up the momentum.

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Favorite Things

Love Jones

Love Jones

Love Jones has always been one of my favorite movies. Well, it is my favorite Black romantic movie. My all-time favorite movie is Dirty Dancing and my favorite movie I first saw as a child is Grease. I am a bit of a complicated girl, nice variety, huh?

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