Tag Archive | "virtually social"

Day 232 — In and Out List for 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the first annual Girl on the Brink list of what’s in and out for 2009. That’s right. If you’re not working, you’re jerking (off), or is that making your own beef jerky. I wouldn’t have known. No turkey for Christmas, and you can’t afford lamb. Forget the HoneyBaked […]

Day 184 — Whole Body Returns

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Ann’s next entrepreneurial effort is a new dating-work site, called DatingGreen.com. She calls it a dating-work site because dating is work. But this is not Ann’s attempt at conservation. That’s right, Ann thinks it’s about time we recycle, reuse and reduce our former lovers rather than trash them. The site’s tag line — “Whole Body […]

Day 182 — Pick Me!

Friday, October 2, 2009


High open rates for email often define the success of e-marketeers. It begins with the subject line, which is the first thing a recipient sees. They toy with length and angst over words. They strive to turn impersonal email into a personal message with words that they hope will resonate with recipients so they open […]

Day 181 — You’ve Got….

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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The relationship between the growth of social networks and our ability to interact shares an inverse relationship like the price and interest rates on bonds. The more social networks grow, the less we interact. Talking face to face to one another is a lost art, supplanted by email, autoesponders, text messages, Facebook status updates, 140-character […]

Day 176 — First Impressions

Sunday, September 27, 2009


We, as a society, strive for perfection—an often unattainable goal that’s influenced by glamorous, brainy and athletic bodies reveled in movies, glossy check-out magazines and TV. Where does that leave everybody else—the millions of minions who are struggling to survive the double whammy of job and love losses? Ann’s Answer: Scrambling to perfect their resumes […]

Day 167 — Over-Rated Words

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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If I read one more online dating profile about a man seeking a woman of adventure, I’m going to croak. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] I told you so. Adventure is as overused in dating profiles, as the word multitasking is in job descriptions. Whether you’re in the market for a new job […]

Day 154 — Balancing Act

Sunday, August 30, 2009


Life is all about Yin and Yang. You see, Yin is this 3-foot-tall little Chinese gal who’s also known as Yellow Woman. Yang is not much bigger but hails from the hinterlands of North Dakota and wears lots of feathers. Think Hiawatha. Some people call him Red Man. Together, they created the Orangemen of Syracuse […]

Day 138 — Obligation

Monday, August 10, 2009


I put my money in the jar when someone in the office is collecting money to buy a wedding gift for the HR girl, even though I’m totally broke, just a temp and don’t know her name. I’ll even go with rest of the staff for a lunchtime pizza party to celebrate the birthday of […]

Day 131 — Hi There! Let’s Hook Up

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I typically don’t answer the phone at home, because it’s typically a creditor, and I’m so not into that. Why give a creditor the satisfaction that he’s gotcha, when you can take advantage of technology—caller ID and voice mail—to send him to electronland? But yesterday afternoon, as I stood in the kitchen waiting for a […]

Day 129 — It’s Raining Men

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I resented learning Salesforce, the contact management system, in my last job. I liked the way I managed my own contacts, and I didn’t need access to anyone else’s. It was like taking physics in high school. I mean, am I ever going to really need to know this? So, while I was going through […]