A definition of Omaha

A definition of Omaha.

 

Damn right! I second everything said.

I’m incredibly blessed to have been born and raised in Omaha.

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Media Usage

A typical 24 hours of media for me:

Wake up, hit snooze five or six times, grab iPhone, check texts, personal email, school email, work email, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, enter into the Star Trek Into Darkness movie premiere contest (nerd), check weather — all in an attempt to remain in bed as long as possible.

Before getting out of bed, start up the radio app that allows me to listen to Radio Gold from the UK.

On the way to work, hop on Safari to our clock-in website so that it’s pulled up and ready to go by the time I’m in work’s parking lot.

Once at my desk, log onto PC, open work email, Ramquest, office instant messenger, Internet Explorer – get on 104.5 to listen to 80s, 90s, and today.

Throughout the day, stay on most forms of media. Especially today, check weather to see if work will close due to impending snowpocalypse.

Come home, occasionally get on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and check email while I’m on Netflix or watching something DVR’d.

Continue until bedtime.

Tomorrow: start again.

Modern Sherlock is Modern

So I’m a huge Sherlock fan – the show on BBC (and sometimes PBS).

What’s great about it is that it holds the integrity of Conan Doyle. They were timely when they were written, so why shouldn’t they be timely now? The films with RDJr are great – but of course set back in that Victorian time. The Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat BBC creation is set today, but with the same stories.

Just a few changes of course – instead of letters, Sherlock gets texts; instead of journaling, Watson blogs.

I really enjoy this interview with the geniuses behind the show:
http://www.denofgeek.us/tv/sherlock/20536/steven-moffat-and-mark-gatiss-interview-sherlock

Shrinking Vocabulary thx 2 txtn?

Having a chat with a coworker today about the differences between American vocabulary and English vocabulary, when we gradually got on the topic of the shrinking vocabulary. With social media and texting, emailing, etc, we feel like we tend to stick to the same words most of the time. When we’re only allowed 160 characters, it’s difficult to eloquently express yourself. Does that carry over into spoken conversation?

Personally, I have always been one to instant message, text, and email with full words (as opposed to abbr.) and punctuation. I don’t care how long the text is (my friends call them “novels”), I’ll be goddamned if I don’t use the correct spelling/grammar/punctuation. That being said, I’m not a grammar expert. More of a nerd.

Anyway, we’re a society of shortcuts and it’s apparent in social media/texting. Think about how easy it is to text and type (for most). Back in the day, people had to put a quill in ink and then to paper, about every couple words, and they’d write pages to send by post. If Jane Austen is any indication, people took time and effort to express themselves. Mr Darcy wouldn’t have written to Elizabeth, “hey, gurl, I ❤ u, ttyl.”

Then again, that was how they had to communicate – by letter, which took a long time to be delivered, so it better be worthwhile.

I guess our laziness comes with accessibility.

True Life: I’m Addicted to the Internet

Oh boy.

So today on Facebook, I saw that MTV’s True Life fan page posted about a casting call:

“Are you addicted to the Internet? Is your social media or online life taking over your offline life? Is the web your drug? Has it caused issues with your family, relationships or friendships? Share your story for True Life: I’m Addicted to the Internet.”

First, I have to laugh because this was posted ON FACEBOOK. Second, I have to cry because it’s gotten this far already.