A week or two ago, Matt was on Facebook. I believe he was playing a game. On top of the game there was an ad and it used my Facebook photo and said something along the lines of, “KRISTINE MUNROE-MAHONEY THINKS YOU’RE STUPID. Take the IQ test here to prove her wrong.”
Um, wtf? I thought this was a little disturbing that these Facebook apps are using my name and my picture to advertise another app while saying that I think someone is stupid.
What if someone reads it and thinks I did some Facebook game where I rated my friends and deemed some as stupid? What if a coworker or MY BOSS sees that ad?
Really stupid advertising on the part of these apps. They shouldn’t be allowed to use a user’s name and picture to advertise their app, and they certainly shouldn’t say that a user thinks another user is something bad!Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (2)
I CAN’T believe this GARBAGE article made it onto CNN’s website: http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/12/26/tf.women.say.love.you/index.html
I am sickened by this article. Even the title: “Why women shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ first”
I guess my advice to my future daughter would be this: “If you love a man and want to have a long relationship with him, give him time to get there. If you think you’ve given him enough time and you’re ready to move on if he doesn’t feel the same way for you, then go ahead and tell him you love him. But only say those words if you’re prepared to let him go.”
The author also stated: “Men process emotions slower.” PUH-LEEEZE.
I HATE when people make blanket statements and think are applicable to all members of the same gender. This article just perpetuates gender stereotypes. Plus, it’s practically 2009!!! Get with the MODERN program…what about homosexual relationships? If it’s two women, who should be the one to say I love you first?
It’s funny, because at first the article allowed comments and the negative comments came flooding in, then CNN turned off the comments capability. What did they expect? They allow an article like this to make their front page, the article promptly gets criticized so they shut off coments?
This article riled me up to no end. It really upset my feminist sensibilities and I honestly wonder how rubbish like this wound up on the front page of CNN.com. I could probably have my cat type up an article and have it be more meaningful than this tripe.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (2)
I’ve decided that calories don’t count in December. I have a hard time getting myself to the gym in December too…like clockwork, right after Thanksgiving I fall into idle-sit-on-the-couch mode. And then there’s the pizzelle that various neighbors brought us, holiday candy from coworkers (I have a big chocolate Santa staring at me!!!), and a million holiday cookies. And hot chocolate. And latkes!!! And holiday parties with plenty of cheese and cracker platters and crudites and lasagna and potatoes. And candy canes.
My pants are snug, but I’m not sure that I care. After all, that’s what January is for!Filed under food | Comment (1)
The holidays can often be a time of consumption. This year I’m trying to reduce the amount that we consume.
NO HOLIDAY CARDS. I made an e-card that I’ll be sending out this week. Between envelopes and the fact that half the holiday cards I’d send out would probably ultimately end up in the recycling bin (or worse — the trash!!), it doesn’t seem worth it to me to waste the paper. And if anyone is dead set on having a hard copy of the card I made, they can print it out themselves. I think this will reduce a lot of waste.
This year we are also choosing not to travel. With family in New York and California, I’ve had to travel almost every holiday season since moving from New Jersey in 1997. This year, we’re not even going to New York. We’re staying put, enjoying our time off in Boston, and relaxing.
Matt and I are not exchanging gifts this year. I also told Matt not to get me anything for my birthday in September. There’s nothing that I really want or need right now. Instead of exchanging gifts, we’re just going to out for dinner. Plus, our anniversary is in September, my birthday is in September, and Matt’s birthday is in November. I feel like the last few months of the year we have a lot of reasons to exchange gifts…so, we may as well skip Christmas. We’re still celebrating the holidays, but I don’t really feel like I need anything. I don’t think Matt does, either.Filed under My Life, Organic Living/Environment/ETC | Comment (0)
I have to plug my new favorite word game: ACROBABBLE!
It’s a new version of the old Acrophobia I used to play on Berzerk 10 (!!!) years ago. Acrophobia disappeared and there was no good place to “Acro” for a while.
I’m embarrassed to admit how much time I’ve spent playing Acro lately…and I can play it within Facebook, placating both my word game addiction and Facebook addiction :-)
So please play AcroBabble. It’s a good game with very fun people playing it.Filed under Uncategorized | Comment (0)
Yikes. I’m watching the Channel 7 Storm Team and everyone on it is totally manic. Did they all just take some hyper pills before going on air? I like to watch storm coverage but I’m either changing the channel or pressing MUTE!Filed under snow, weather | Comment (0)