The List Volume LXX

By |April 20th, 2012|The List|

instagram photosRemember how I said that one of the first things I do in the morning after opening my eyes is look at my phone?  Well, after checking any emails, texts, etc. (can’t stand any little red numbers), the next thing I do is head on over to good ol’ Instagram.  And I know I’m not alone (there’s a reason Facebook plunked down a cool $1B for the photo sharing app).  I love a stream of pictures (they are worth a thousand words, right?) as opposed to the banal status updates of Facebook and Twitter.  However, something bad has happened.  People are starting to abuse the right to post.  Just as some people talk only to hear their own voices, it seems some people post just to post.  When I speak, it’s because I have something to say.  When I post a photo, it’s because I think it’s actually worth seeing.  I think it’s high time we set up some Instagram sharing guidelines.  What say ye?

  1. Photos that you did not actually take.  That’s what Pinterest is for.
  2. Oh, your photo is kinda blurry?  Try taking another one.  If you can’t tell what it is, I most certainly can’t either.
  3. Let me preface this by saying, I like a good outfit post.  I like to see what you’re wearing (obviously) and understand that sometimes self photography is the only way.  The picture you took of yourself in the mirror with the flash on.  A). I can’t see your face, B). your mirror is dirty.  Flash off, friends.
  4. Your blue steel/duck lips face.  Just stop.
  5. Your vodka tonic.  Are there flames or smoke coming out?  No?  Don’t post it.
  6. I know that Some E-Cards are pretty funny, but are we done yet?  Can we relegate those to Facebook?
  7. I’m a sucker for animals and even post photos of my own pup, but 19 photos in a row of Wiggles is excessive (and obsessive).
  8. The same goes for babies.  I love your sweet little nugget, but at least put him/her in a silly hat or something.
  9. Your breakfast.  Unless it’s wild rhino on a spit, no one cares.
  10. Every single picture from your night out.  It’s called editing.  Pick a good one (two max) to share.

Oh, and if you are as obsessed with Instagram as the rest of us and you think your photos are stellar enough to make a case for your phone, you MUST check out Casetagram.  Welcome.




image via NY Times

Smart is the New Pretty: Picture That

By |April 4th, 2012|Smart Is the New Pretty|

I know you guys love my writing (yammering), but it seems we are a generation that is totally enraptured with photos.  And well, like they say, pictures are worth a thousand words.  So, it’s no wonder that we spend a lot of time on our phones and computers uploading and “liking” photos.

Picture that.




image via TechCrunch

The List Volume LXVII

By |March 31st, 2012|The List|

polly pocketYou didn’t think that just because I missed a couple week’s of the list that my life had turned into a magical fairytale, did you? Get real. I was taking a breather and counting to a billion.

  1. Spending money on expensive sheets only to wake up in a pile of nerd balls.
  2. Gerber daisies. Sorry.
  3. Indian givers. I’m fairly certain that when you give someone a gift, there is no return policy.
  4. Facebook timeline. Don’t like it can’t make me. Oh wait.
  5. Vet bills. I appreciate you exploiting my emotions while emptying my wallet.
  6. Men on Pinterest. Ladies, if your husband/boyfriend is pinning at his computer… he may very well want to be “pinning” all kinds of other things (wink, wink).
  7. Creepy married men. Sir, I can see your ring.
  8. People who have conversations at an excessively loud decibel. This goes double when said individuals are discussing last night’s episode of Gossip Girl, Real Housewives, etc. How do you know if I’ve watched yet?
  9. Name dropping. I just mopped the floor. Can you pick that up?
  10. Not being able to just marry my dog.

Thanks and goodnight.



Smart is the New Pretty: Catch Up.

By |March 21st, 2012|Smart Is the New Pretty, WhyDid Wisdom|

newspaper coffeeSeeing as I’ve spent the last day traveling  (change of scenery, change of mood, right?). I haven’t really had a chance to catch up on the news.  So, here’s what I found floating ’round the web this morning.

Bon voyage.



Beauty Buzz: The Look of Love

By |February 9th, 2012|Beauty Buzz|

look of love

Ah, the look of love.  You can almost pick the women in the midst of amour right out of a crowd thanks to the effervescent glow of endorphins.  Their eyes sparkle, their cheeks are flushed, and they just look blissful.  But wait… why must we rely on men and love to give us that glorious glow?  Oh, right.  We don’t.  Phew.  And it’s a good thing cause banking on a man for our beauty is like trying to pull yourself away from Pinterest.  Never gonna happen.  From rosy cheeks to shiny lips, here are a few ways to give yourself the look of love.

1. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, $50, 2. Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Love Always, $8.99, 3. Stila Love At First Blush Palette, $14, 4. NARS Super Orgasm Blush, $26, 5. Prada Candy Eau de Parfum, $108, 6. Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, $11.99, 7. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in It’s Raining Men, $16, 8. NARS Nail Polish in Pussy Galore, $16, 9. Laura Mercier Lingerie Eye and Cheek Palette, $60

Are you in love?