{kaleido, a study in curiosities} Eugene, OR via San Francisco, CA
http://New Pokemon Games Sell 1.08 Million Copies in 24 Hours

Guess all the people whose posts appeared on my dash weren’t alone.

parislemon:

I Will Check My Phone At Dinner And You Will Deal With It

YES. Stop making me feel guilty, people. I just want to check into Foursquare.

What’s more likely? In ten years, everyone goes to a restaurant and talks to one another without pulling out their phones at the table — or in ten years, the table is designed in a way to enable you to more easily use your phones? That’s an easy one.

parislemon:

I Will Check My Phone At Dinner And You Will Deal With It

YES. Stop making me feel guilty, people. I just want to check into Foursquare.

What’s more likely? In ten years, everyone goes to a restaurant and talks to one another without pulling out their phones at the table — or in ten years, the table is designed in a way to enable you to more easily use your phones? That’s an easy one.

Old Navy Retires 'Supermodelquins'

stepa:

New Music-Centric Campaign Includes Original Songs, Tie-in With Shazam App.

THANK GOD. If there’s a campaign I’ve hated more in the past year, I can’t think of one. This new campaign still sounds kind of lame, but it’s Old Navy. You don’t expect crazy stuff from them. At least a fake band isn’t creepy!

Chasing Charmaine

My portfolio is LIVE, and I haven’t touched it in a week, so I think I’m finally done worrying about it. It’s not like I’m even a photographer or artist or something. I’m a writer! What do I need my website to look pretty for? But you know me, I get obsessed with the look of things. Luckily, a few days after I ditched all of my efforts for Weebly (what I had posted about last time), I checked Tumblr’s Theme Garden for fun and found that someone had released a theme that was EXACTLY what I was looking for. So I moved it all back to Tumblr, hoorah :)

I’m also trying to carry on an “official” blog over at Wordpress (the blasphemy!). I’m actually feeling inspired, but worried that I only know how to microblog nowadays. I must push myself to write more substantial posts.

Marketing another website of mine is also incredibly discouraging, and I’m trying not to oversaturate my news feeds. So don’t worry, I won’t start importing my Wordpress entries to this Tumblr! I’m going to try my very best to maintain three blogs and contribute to Moxie’s

Let me know what you guys think! I’d appreciate it :)

Apple launches the Mac App Store.
What will you be downloading? Angry Birds at a discounted $5?

Apple launches the Mac App Store.

What will you be downloading? Angry Birds at a discounted $5?

A man has been cured of HIV.

stanleyferocious:

harekrishna-:

sarah-nade:

candlesandpretense:

sasattack:

quantumstate:

ridethekick:

doctorwatson | fujiidom / gigglemonster / (via hannahlouisef)

*happy gasp*

WHAT!? YAY!!! I’VE NEVER MEANT THE WORD YAY AS MUCH AS I DO RIGHT NOW!

AHHHHH OH MY GOD IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR HUMANITY

oh my god

OH GOD! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!! THANK YOU!!!!

wow I haven’t ever heard such good news

oh my god

I can’t believe it.

(via jaclyncimino)

The Skinny City

angelawong:

i’m pretty sure candice eats chips. & u gotta give up a lot more than chips to look like that. that + working out + good genes. too bad. bet whoever made this doesn’t look like that. if you did, you would be posting this on a picture of yourself and not a SUPER MODEL. idiot!

(referring to this post)

I actually went through this girl’s entire Tumblr, and she does occasionally promote staying motivated and working out. However, the number of quotes surrounding self-hatred, starvation, and mocking fat people is alarming. Many of the girls she uses obviously got that skinny by working out too. You can’t get abs by not eating anything. How would you have any fat to turn into muscle?

Starvation and/or working out seem like your only options, but like Angela pointed out, some people just have good genes. I didn’t realize this until a few months ago! I acknowledged my unfortunately short torso, but that never computed into, “Crap, that means I’ll never look long, lean, and skinny.” I already knew that about my legs, but for some reason, I still craved the flat stomach that they display in underwear advertisements. You can easily throw on a pair of heels and look taller, but you can’t make your stomach fat look like muscle or your torso lengthier. Sure, you can wear Spanx underneath a dress and slim out, but take the dress off, and your secret is revealed. With heels, at least everyone knows that they’re being deceived.

I empathize with this girl’s Tumblr. I tell myself very similar statements. Even though I’ve been slim since hitting puberty, I’ve never been fit, so my flab has always bothered me. I want to look strong and toned, not frail. Even though I’ve attained nearly-muscular arms and legs at one point, I’ve never found my abs because I lose my motivation before it can become a habit.

I hate that everyone waves off my cries of unhealthiness because I appear to be skinny. 108 pounds doesn’t mean anything. I consumed an embarrassing amount of ice cream during Dead and finals weeks to the point where I felt like puking. That’s sad.

It’s much easier to be motivated at the beginning of a new quarter, so here are my bare minimum goals for January:

- incorporate vegetables into a meal on two different days, and cook dishes other than pasta

- run on a TRACK twice a week

- do the full ab ripper routine twice a week

- lift once a week

- ZUMBA!! three times a month. It’s offered four times a week, so I really don’t have any excuses.

Let’s try this again.

(Note: I don’t know what happened to the original post! Was it deleted?)

Why a Day of Tumblr Down Time Matters to the Entire Web & World

This new web that people not only read but also write to offers a whole new world of self-expression, interpersonal communication and self-education. Would we miss it if it was gone? We would. Is that a legitimate feeling, more worthy of understanding and appreciation than of mockery? I think it is.

Investors have put tens of millions of dollars into wagers that these kinds of publishing tools will change the world. Those investors aren’t fools.

What will the world look like in 10 or 20 years, when today’s young people feel entitled to instant, global, reliable communication and self expression? I expect it will look very different.

The past two or so days without Tumblr has been horrendous. Since it’s finals week, I missed out primarily on a form of procrastination, but occasionally, I wanted to post something substantial. But I couldn’t. I had to share things on Twitter or Facebook instead. The horror!

(Source: soupsoup)

Charmaine Ng, writer and social media strategist. Available for work in June. Find me on Twitter (noodlemaine) and on my other Tumblr (nowgoforth).