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Status Update

by @ Thursday, May 17th, 2012. Filed under employment, observations on life, social network drama

Tis the season where there are a rash of people changing their status on facebook.  Granted, there are just as many people flipping to single as there are people getting married.  I’ve been on facebook since 2007 and I have NEVER changed my status.

I am chronically single.

At times, this is fine.  I revel in being unsupervised.  I get to be a honey badger.  I do what I want. But then there are times, like now, when I telework from my nest in the bell jar.

Why?  Since late March I have acquired 7 bridal clients. 1 April, 2 May, 3 June, and 1 October (and October gets bonus points for planning ahead).  I have a fairly broad spectrum of clients (although it isn’t quite the United Colors of Benetton).   Some good, some bad, some crazy.  Regardless, I get to work on the focal point of their special day.  A day I have never envisioned as part of my future (The reasons for which could be a very long post.  Let’s just say I am way to practical for my own good.  I haven’t managed to be in a relationship longer than 2 years and that was only once.  So there is no point in daydreaming about such things.).

Most seamstresses avoid bridal work like the plague. Brides are crazy (the other market to avoid is prom dresses).  I took it on because I decided it was wise to get the extra cash while I could (Most small business owners in Austin experience low sales when school is out and things don’t pick up until ACL weekend).  While I have extra cash in my pocket, it may just drive me mad.  I joke about this all being material for some sort of psycho-thriller where a spinster seamstress finally snaps and hunts down her former clients.  Jada Pinkett-Smith would play me.

Maybe my next move as honey badger should be to pack up all my stuff and hit the road.  My lease is up in October.  Stay tuned.


Angry Birds

by @ Wednesday, October 6th, 2010. Filed under concerts, fun^3 fest, internet, social network drama
Angry Birds

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Today 2.0 revealed that he has the #newtwitter.  M, long-term Twitter user (and now mass comm minor) is not happy about this. [Which BTW I called this a week or so ago.  Recall that 2.0 won the lottery for Fun^3 Fest after M reminded everyone to sign up].

So what do we do?  Wait?  Send hate mail?  Start a hashtag war? Phone your congressman?

Dear dudes at Twitter,  please give M (aka @Limorama) #newtwitter before things get ugly.


B Movie Moments

by @ Sunday, July 18th, 2010. Filed under bad habits, confessional, internet, observations on life, phobias, social network drama
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

Image from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

In the last few weeks I have made the executive decision to remove a few people from my FB news feed.  Why?  Because life was getting to be a bit like a B movie.  Sure, Web 2.0 has a lot of benefits.  You get to keep in touch with people all over the globe, but at the same time, there are just a few things you don’t need/want to know (or you will go CRAZY).

As we all know, the classic B horror flick contains several scenes where the audience tries to tell the actor/actress not to do something.  “Don’t go in the basement!” or “Don’t open that door!” or “Get the fuck out of there, something is going to kill you!”

My version of that is deleting people from my feed (I don’t “un-friend” them).  If I really want to know, I have to make the effort to go to their profile and read their wall.  But as we all know from experience, that is a bad idea.


3G on FIRE!

by @ Sunday, March 29th, 2009. Filed under social network drama, sxsw

fireSomehow I forgot to mention one of the great taglines of SXSWi. I was catching up on my blog reading and found a reminder embedded in this post. That’s right kids. 3G. 3G. 3G was on FIRE!  I knew there was a problem but I hadn’t done any research to see if my hunch about too many iPhones in the downtown/convention center region was right.  Yes, little readers, I was right.  The number of iPhones social networking was too much for the 3G network to handle.

M and I are on the T-mobile network but, 10HDG and a few members of our posse are on that other wireless network. While the 3G network was experiencing a little burning and discomfort, M and I were texting away.  Unfortunately the recipients of those texts were receiving them minutes later and often receiving a flood of incoming information.

According to Business Insider, AT&T was aware of the problem:

AT&T (T) tells us it’s adding wireless capacity in downtown Austin to deal with “unprecedented” demand (that’s resulted in service that’s flaky at best). This, of course, a result of thousands (tens of thousands?) of South by Southwest attendees bringing 3G iPhones into this part of Austin for the first time. The telco expects service to improve tonight and throughout the rest of the show.

So next year when the dork boys descend upon downtown,  the network SHOULD be able to handle it.  Surprisingly enough, my other theory didn’t come to fruition.  I had expected twitter to crash and burn.


Major Thom’s movie of Jen’s Dance

by @ Thursday, March 26th, 2009. Filed under social network drama, sxsw

MVI_0941, originally uploaded by unithom.

So that day that we social networked Jen’s ass, or at least tried to… well here’s the video. Major Thom was kind enough to put it up on the flickr for us.


sxsw day 5: last day for blue shirts

by @ Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. Filed under boys, internet, social network drama, sxsw

The day started off with a bike ride from “Mexico.”  It was the last day of volunteering on the third floor.  It was also the last day of sxswi  I finally got around to checking my twitter to see what the Canadian dude from last night had written.  The message was actually from someone else.

DailyMarauder@spinsta We have your arrow. Ransom to follow #sxsw

@DailyMarauder Your associate was unaware of the fact that he was supposed to hold the arrow for ransom. You should have words with him.

Nothing else after that. I skipped that core conversation.  I had plenty of work to be done.  10hdg and M thought that I should have scammed free food off of the dudes since they planned on checking out places to eat on Wednesday.

The day went by without a hitch (no more demons in room 10).  We managed to have everyone out of the panel rooms and have the laptops upstairs by 6:30.  I really wanted beer by then.  Unfortunately all the shift leaders had to hang back and have tribal counsel.  It was our turn to decide who would be coming back next year.

I headed back to my house to deal with the angry kitty and bring home some dirty clothes.  When I got back to Mexico I was starving and needed a nap.  I made dinner and passed out watching The Daily Show.  I woke up in time to get my FREE BEER and see Franki Chan spin twice (SXSWi closing party and PureVolume).

Cost of today: $1 for tip (FREE BEER)

Beer credits : 2


Twouble with Twitter

by @ Wednesday, March 18th, 2009. Filed under internet, internet humor, social network drama

So, after Jen finally got twitter (ok so that was a few months ago..) I found this, actually someone posted this to my twitter today. Heh, ironic, right?

BTW: we are on twitter:

jen: @spinsta

em: @limorama


sxsw day 4: social networking my ass

by @ Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. Filed under boys, food, geek stuff, social network drama, sxsw

DISCLAIMER: I would like to apologize for the use of “e-mon” on many of the the adjectives used in this post.  I am blaming M and 10hdg.  One word. Viral.  I am also skipping the spell and grammar checking.  Not enough time right now.  Maybe after SXSWi

So today we managed to have a nice sunshiney day to ride to the convention center on the bikes.  After the usual welcome to tech crew meeting, I headed back to the third floor.  For the most part things went ok.  Room 10 is still possessed by demons.    Room 8 has some mild visual problems but we were able to get by.

The afternoon sounded promising.  There was supposed to be a fake riot staged by the ARG panel in room 6.  We were also promised that the AVW guys would replace all of the sound equipment in 10.  Bad news: RIot was LAME!  Good news: NEW SOUND BOARD.  M and I took a break from the insanity to play with “rockets” in the hall (They were promotional darts by capstrat.  I may have to order some.)

At the end of the day, we cleared out the panel rooms.  I had a little trouble getting rid of the Brits in room 6.  I had to resort to an old stand by to get them out.  I told them that there was FREE BEER in the park accross the street and at several other venues.  They were a little confused so I had to spell it out.  There are companies that throw parties and they want people to have fun so they make the alcohol free.  If no one comes to drink the free beer it will go to waste.

After the Brits leave I meet up with M and the crew in the hall.  I explain the Brit thing and end up starting a new dance craze at the same time.  We head off to the Rails party to learn more about otherinbox (BTW. beer facilitates learning).   We hung out there and have not acquired enough food credits to offset the beer credits. You might say that we were dunk-e-mon. <social networking experiment> (more…)


Social Networking Crazy

by @ Monday, September 1st, 2008. Filed under dating, internet, rants, social network drama

Does anyone besides me find that little heart icon annoying? MySpace was a little more stealth about the process (or atleast is was in the past, I haven’t been on there in a while).

For those of you living in a rock, this is what I am talking about…

This just happens to be a perfect example of someone who listed themselves in a relationship a little prematurely. Almost a full 11 hours. This one didn’t get to the point where the name of the person that you are in a relationship with gets posted.

A few people on the internet that have something to say about this Facebook trend. Check out a few examples here, here and here.

Please stop the insanity. Is it really that important to announce these details of your life to everyone? Learn how to disable that shit!

In the meantime, I will be figuring out how to not be alerted of relationship status changes.


I know you have a girlfriend….I saw her on your myspace.

by @ Saturday, June 24th, 2006. Filed under bad habits, social network drama

That’s right. I Myspace stalked you. Sure I could just play it off as ‘just checking out your page’ but I want you to know I know.
I decided to do a little background check on you. You with your full lips and twinkling eyes. I thought, “Surely this temptress has a girlfriend…I mean, really, look at that ass!” And I was right.
Funny, your profile says SINGLE but there she is smiling at me from her number four spot in your “Top 8”.
I KNOW she was not there LAST WEEK.
Then all of sudden, number four. And Glitter Kittens are showing up in your comment section mewling over sparkly yarn that spells out “I miss you”. She’s writing silly inside jokes about what you two did last weekend. OH and she’s got her profile set to straight and you, yes you mister are her number one of eight AND the only boy…so her little “In a Relationship” seems to point to you.

Very smart making her number four and not number one. A spot so prominent would cause idle chatter. And of course your best friend is in the number one spot. I checked him out too, so nice to see that he wishes you and your new GIRLFRIEND well. So SINGLE? I don’t think so, I think I’ll trust your best friend’s comment on this one. Your best friend of 9 years whom you met at a party in college, who still parties like a sophomore, who’s favorite movie is Die Hard. You know Die Hard, right? Good, cause that’s what the sparks that were to burn into the splendid flame of our love are going to do.
Did you think I wouldn’t see her? Did you think that the fact that she is next to you in one of her pictures AND a completely different one of your pictures would go unnoticed?

Listen, do me a favor spanky, don’t flirt with me if you are not going to follow through. I am not about all talk and no action. All talk sucks like your myspace page.

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