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Part micro-blog with a sense of Craigslist Rants & Raves, Ventibate is the place to go if you A) need to get something off your chest anonymously, B) need validation that we all deal with idiocy and unfairness and we all deal with crap together, or C) really need a good laugh on a boring day at the office. Oh yeah, but I also think it is interesting that Ventibate categorizes complaints (stories?) like Consumer, Relationships, Sex, Politics, and Work.

“Facebook in Reality”, amusing and fairly spot-on in its humanized interpretation of the social interactions possible within Facebook. (This was on the BBC Three show The Wall.)

Specifically, it paints a straight-forward story of the questionable actions we seek to make with our Facebook friends. For example, do we need to associate with our neighbor kid from five years ago, who said less than ten words to us when we were neighbors? Just because you and I share twenty mutual friends, should you accept my friend request according to this so-called social/digital connection? Because we’re within the same circle, is it a given that I be granted access to your private (or not-so-private) digital life?

These questions are not new, and they’ve been asked in various formats (face-to-face conversation, blogs, videos, etc) for years, but it seems they’re being asked more frequently now that more people are joining social networking communities.

Current TV created a hilarious, spot-on how-to for navigating the path to love in today’s text-addicted culture.

Watching (and laughing) at this video got me thinking…While I do a fair amount of texting in general, compared to my circle of friends, I still believe in actual phone conversations. When it comes to romantic relationships – potential and real – I appreciate the actual effort that is made on my behalf to better establish real communication. True, I shoot off a ‘casual’ text to say hello or what’s up? but in this day and age, it’s too easy to get lazy and use the text in place of real conversation. We need to gauge the nature/status/level of our relationships with those we want to reach out to and ask, ‘Is a text more appropriate or a phone call?’ Too much texting with too little real talking, or sporadic and random texting is a bit confusing, and borders on frustrating. Who agrees with me?

Jezebel.com gave me a laugh today:

Do you roll your eyes whenever a yogurt commercial comes on? Some are cheesier than others, and Current TV’s Sarah Haskins shows us the best of the best. Or, worst of the worst, depending on how you look at it. One of my ‘favorites’ is the part in the Activia ad where we are shown a bright yellow arrow pointing downwards. Just in case we ladies (who may or may not have digestive issues) haven’t caught on, this yogurt makes you s**t better.

Aside from possibly helping your ‘business’ along (ahem), does yogurt really make anyone feel so good that we’re compelled to discuss it with our girlfriends for more than 10 seconds? I think I’ll ponder this over a cup of Boston Cream Pie. Oh, I mean yogurt.

See video here.

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A few weeks ago (yes, it’s been a while since the last post) I promised I would take pictures of my Alex Bec sticker art placement…so here are a few things I’ve slapped and snapped.

stove dialsdessert @ Stella’s Fish Cafedrink @ Tucci Benucchsalt & pepper

1) on my stove dials

2) dessert @ Stella’s Fisc Cafe in Uptown, Minneapolis

3) my drink @ Tucci Benucch – it made my smile so why not?

4) s&p shakers need some smiles

@ Dunn Bros. I ended up here partly because I have 2 gift cards for Dunn Bros. and 1 for Caribou. I thought about going to a neighborhood coffee joint, such as French Meadow or Common Roots, but decided I felt more ‘chain’ today. Dunn Bros. is a happy medium between cookie-cutter shop and neighborhood ambiance; no two are exactly alike. This particular DB features a charming loft with cozy fireplace, hardwood floors, brick walls, and exposed ducts. (Yes, I am in the Warehouse District, for those of you familiar with downtown Minneapolis.) Saturdays are always relaxing because I can sleep in and be completely lazy if I feel like it. This morning I decided I wanted to have coffee, do some reading, maybe people watch. Since I decided to go with a chain, I thought I should go to a location I had never visited.

But before coffee, I checked mail (real mail, not email). A non-descript white envelope peeked out at me from my too-small mailbox. I didn’t open it until I got here, and to my delight, I saw it was my much-awaited Alex Bec Smile stickers. Immediate thought: Must slap somewhere and document for Alex (and you) to see. And I brought my camera today, just in case I felt like stopping by the river, near the Guthrie or Mill City Museum. A while back, I saw these stickers and they brought a smile to face…basically, they’re the artist’s attempt to “spread a bit of happiness. By placing ‘smile’ stickers in certain places ordinary, mundane objects take on a completely different outlook.True, too often the every-day objects or places give us no point for reflection, no inspiration, no reason to smile. See his work here.

Alex Bec

A few months ago when I had emailed Alex and he agreed to send stickers, upon the condition that I document their whereabouts. I’ll start slapping and snapping soon…

Maybe my first sticker-placement should be on the man here who has been loudly talking on his cell for the last hour!? Do you think he’d hold still long enough for me to get his picture?


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