Sunday, June 28, 2009

Instead of going to the beach, why don't we hang out on Facebook?

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting in Barnes & Noble again…working away. Writing my brains out. Taking time out to rub my eyes and clear my head for a sec, I happened to glance over at the computer screen of the girl who was sitting at the table next to me and sharing my plug.

I was in between thoughts. Taking a mini break to let the scene I was working on gel. So I glanced over and watched this chick, who was typing away on Facebook. And then she switched over to Twitter. And then she switched over to LinkedIn. And you’re asking yourself, why the hell were you watching this Ms. Lamedman? Give this girl some privacy.

I was not reading what she was writing. I couldn’t even I tried because my eyesight seems to be failing me on a daily basis. HOWEVER, the thought that went through my mind was this: "I know why I’m sitting inside a Barnes & Noble on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, but why is she?? Why is she sitting here and visiting all these social network sites, when she should actually be out in the world SOCIALIZING!!"

It bothered me. She was young…college-aged probably early 20’s. I wanted to yell at her, “go out in the world and live your life. Don’t sit behind a computer screen and look at other people’s pictures!

Okay…I’m done venting. This is probably making me sound old…this is the new generation of socializing. They don’t talk, they type, they text, they IM, they Facebook, they Twitter….it’s amazing that they actually have photos of themselves to put up on these sites…but my thought is that when they do manage to get together, it’s all about making sure they have photo opps so everyone can go on their Facebook profile and see what a great life they’re having. When in fact, all they’re doing is sitting at home, or in Barnes & Noble’s café and pretending to have a life.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

My newest article on happiness...sometimes I really need to take my own advice!
In Search of Happiness
In today's fast-paced and stressful society, we can become overwhelmed with negative and pessimistic emotions. Recognizing the simple, everyday pleasures we encounter, can help you find a way to live a happier life.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Living the Cliched Life

So here I am on a Saturday night eating matzoh like a good Jewish girl and watching reruns of "Sex and the City." At least I'm not eating a pint of ice cream...matzoh seemed like the right choice. I don't have too much of an appetite these days and I wanted something light and easy to digest.

I'm feeling sad...for a variety of reasons, but nevertheless, sadness is my current state of mind. However, it seems like the beginning of what I feel to be big changes coming round the bend. Ya know when you can just feel it? Nothing tangible at first, but do you know what I mean when I say that you just know your life is about to change inexplicably? Maybe I'm just wanting things to change so badly that I'm manifesting this feeling. But even so, I say, let the manifestation begin! Because I'm ready for change. I'm ready to turn the corner, meet new people, face new challenges, get out of Dodge, and live up to my potential. Do I sound like an ad for a Tony Robbins infomerical? I know...I know...I guess I do...but cliches are there for a reason.

According to Wikopedia: "A cliché (from French, pronounced [kli'ʃeɪ]), is a saying, expression, or idea which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, rendering it a stereotype, especially when at some earlier time it was considered distinctively meaningful or novel. It is frequently used in modern culture to reference an action or idea which is expected or predictable, based on a prior event.

So I'm not feeling very original these days...but the hell with it. Being a cliche for a short period of time isn't the worst thing in the world! I'm just going to wallow in my clicheness for a few more hours, then I'll cast it aside and get on with my to do list. Number 1 thing on the list: STOP BEING A CLICHE!

Now I'm putting it out there to the Universe. I'm embracing change and holding my arms wide open. There's a lot to look forward to, and that's what I'm doing. I'm looking forward, not looking back...and I'm sorta thinking that eating matzoh on a Saturday night while watching "Sex and the City" reruns isn't all that bad. It's comforting and right now I need to give myself all the comfort and love I deserve. Tomorrow I will take my Spin class and work out the stress and work on my play and write a new article and I will manifest change. How corny can I get, right? But please, cut me some slack...I'm feelin' a little blue!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wear a bracelet, find a job...

I can't believe it's already June 1st. 2009 is flying by...already 1/2 over. Oy vey!

Okay, so you know those rubber bracelets that everyone wears for different causes? Started with Lance Armstrong's Live Strong and now it seems like every charity has one. Well,I want to share a link that I discovered yesterday. Now there are bracelets available that help you promote your own cause.

These two ladies in Sarasota, Florida designed these bracelets that say "Laid off. I need a job." What a brilliant idea. Wish I would have thought of it. It's just like wearing a sandwich board back in the day saying, "Will work for food..."

Apparently, these wristbands are selling like hotcakes and if nothing else, they are conversation starters....someone says, "Oh...I see you're looking for work...what type of work do you do?" And you tell them what type of work you do, and then before you know it, bingo, presto, chango, you're back in the game.

They're sending me my bracelet today. They come in two colors...neon yellow and neon pink. I'm getting the yellow one. I will wear it everyday. I told my friend David about it, and he said, it's easier to wear a bracelet than to carry around one of those heavy sandwich boards. Amen to that!

I told the Sarasota ladies I would help spread the word, so here I am...spreading the word. Check out their site if you want your own bracelet.
If the economy starts getting better, and people start finding work'll know who to thank!