Saturday, June 30, 2007
Shortly after the Dirty 30 weekend Jill mentioned that her company, Mirrorball Group, was having a big rooftop party. All we knew about Mirrorball was that Jill worked there and they did beer and liquor promotions. Since we are all fans of free booze, we RSVP'd quickly.
Mirrorball has this amazing loft-esque office and a sick roof deck. Not only do they have picnic tables and chaise lounges, but they're growing tomatoes up there as well.
Some of the ladies came out for the evening, such as Jen, who was camera ready after filming something for VH1:
Erin and I
Here's Jill. Thanks for the food and drink!
I totally forgot this guy's name, but he has an awesome face.
The last office party I went to had bad Pinot Grigio and cheese cubes. Mirrorball hired a DJ. Rad.
Does your office burn candles? I think not.
Whoops! Seems like I've been a busy gal again and avoided the blog. No worries! Like AC/DC, I'm back in black.
Here are my two latest Pauline's Picks Columns: The first one is really cool. You should check it out if you have any interest in World War II internment camps:
The 'Statesman Journal' Uses Web to Tell World War II Internment Story
And don't forget:
'The Dallas Morning News' Creates Original Videos for Local Stories
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
As any Simpsons fan worth their salt knows, in a few weeks The Simpsons movie comes out. In an effort to promote it, (as if Fox needs to) they have set up a link on the movie's Web site where you can create your own Simpsons character and play interactive games with it. Yes, it sounds silly, but you can make the character look just like yourself. Once I figure out how to screen grab it, I will def put it up here.
In other news, here is today's Pauline's Picks column.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
That said, I'm not really addicted to AC and I can go long periods of time without it. Last night, however, I was forced to turn on the air. That, my young friends, is the true, official mark of the start of summer.
Tonight I went to Chicks and Giggles, which is a neat comedy show. All the comics were women, and so there was the requisite man-bashing and bikini-wax jokes. Good times all around.
For your reading pleasure, here is today's Pauline's Picks column:
Utah Newspaper Uses Multimedia in Large, Small Doses
I got a slick new camera for my birthday which I am dying to try out. A few events this week should be reasons to give it a shot.
Monday, June 25, 2007
D'oh! I avoided the blog for far too long. And I can't even say I've been all that busy. I went down to DC for Saturday and Sunday, and then I spent most of Sunday with Le Doug in Greenwich. I also missed my furballs, Maestro and Mozart.
Now I'm back in NYC and back to the grind. I spent my evening running in the East River Park. I love running in the summer. I love the good sweat that comes from running in humidity. I love the way my brain feels so clear afterwards. I like sitting under a cold shower, washing sheets of sweat off me. I love sleeping like a rock later that night, which is exactly what I plan to do tonight.
Here is my two latest column, since I know that you people like them so much:
'The Sun' of Baltimore Creates an Interactive Homicide Map.
Other than that, I'm mellow like yellow today. Sorry to disappoint.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
First off, I want to say how thrilled I was to see everyone running, biking and blading in the East River Park tonight. It's great to see so many people out there, exercising and giving it a go, especially on such a nice night. I know I was glad to be back running after a long week. I did my four miles. Did you?
Here is my latest blog on The Huffington Post about D Cups in Bathing Suits. It's not as dirty as it sounds. I actually got a lot of comments.
My daily Editor & Publisher column about great web stuff. Today I picked The Washington Post's multimedia package about Iraq war veterans and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Photo by Dave Velazquez.
Monday, June 18, 2007
I'm going to hold off posting any photos from the Dirty 30 weekend until I have them all together. In the meantime, enjoy this shot, taken by Dave Velazquez.
Also, today's Pauline's Picks column on Editor & Publisher.
A new column on The Simon about crazy people in New York City.
Also: I got some press on The Editors Weblog.
Whew. What a day.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
For those of you who didn't already know, I got a new job. Even better, I'm already exerting my influence with a semi-daily feature called "Pauline's Web Picks." Be very afraid.
Also notable: The Cakes and Babies Blog. It's nothing but cakes and babies!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Inspired by a true story.
Big ups to Cara and Ben for giving me all their furniture. I'm sleeping like a champ thanks to you two!
Everyone's been up in arms today about the final episode of 'The Sopranos'. Some people think it was lazy, other think it was David Chase's way of keeping the door open for a film, others think it was obvious that Tony got whacked.
Here is one of the best interpretations of the last scene, which I found in the letters section of Editor and Publisher: magazine:
Tony DID get whacked. The only question is by who?
Remember first Tony's comments earlier this season about getting whacked (which were also replayed either last week or the week before). Tony said something to the effect of "you don't see it coming, you don't feel nothing, everything just fades to black". That was your ending.
As for the who, take note of the credits for the folks in the restaurant at the end. The guy at the counter that goes to the bathroom is Nikki Leotardo, phil's nephew. The black men are the same ones that shot Tony in season two, but only clipped his ear. Oddly, the Boy Scouts were in the store last week when Bobby got it, so they are going to have some issues, but my money says it wasn't the Boy Scouts.
My money says that based on the title, "Made in America", it was the trucker with the hat that read "USA". The same trucker who was the brother of the trucker that Christopher robbed and killed in season two...he was the guy that had to identify the body. It's all in the credits.
But Tony was, indeed, whacked.
I think he may actually be right.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
A few weeks ago Jen A. suggested that we all go see Fall Out Boy. I knew their music from the radio and the MTV, but the the live show at Jones Beach sounded like a good time, if only to get out of the house. On Tuesday, Jen A., Erin C., and I headed out to Long Island for an emo adventure.
After a pleasant train ride, we had to switch to a bus in a town called Freeport and bus it over to Jones Beach. Apparently this is common practice.
The sun was setting, the light was insane, and the following pictures were taken. If we were musicians, these could easily have been album covers.
Erin's album cover. Her record would be called I Loathe My Privleged, Suburban Upbringing. It would be emo.
Jen's album cover. It would be called Susanna Hoff's Doppleganger
And Me. My record would be called Fish Worship. Is It Wrong?
Eventually we got on the bus and headed out to stadium. Our driver seemed to think that he was auditioning for Speed: 3, judging by how fast he was going. Wew were all convinced we were going to crash into the marshes.
As expected, the show was crawling with pre-nose job adolescents. Worse, Jones Beach doesn't serve alcohol because it's some sort of nature preserve. That said, we funneled our energy into dinner choices. Once we found our seats, we were the old ladies sitting and eating while all the kids around us rocked out to bands such as The Academy Is...and Plush-44. The openers were actually all quite good.
Our seats were quite good. Thanks, Jen!
Jones Beach is pretty. Always worth the trip.
Eventually the sun set and it became clear that FOB was going to come out soon.
I'll spare you the the play-by-play of the show, but suffice it to say it was awesome. The music was awesome, there were pyrotechnics (!!), and I'm starting to understand why everyone think Pete Wentz is such a fox.
The best part of the evening was when Pete Wentz encouraged everyone to start there own mini-mosh pit in their seat. The second Erin heard the phrase "most pit" she grabbed her purse. Aces.
Jen, who was looooovin' the show.
At the end of the night we all piled back on the N88 bus and eventually back to NYC. Here is Jen, taking one last foray at being emo.
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Here is a great quote that came out of the World Association of Newspapers Congress, which finished up today in Cape Town, South Africa.
"Online is where the action is. You have to move your journalistic resources there. Online is where the story begins and the story ends. Print is there to amplify,” Mario Garcia said. He said that changes in the industry did not signal the end of newspapers, but a change in their role.
“No medium kills another medium," he said.
Monday, June 04, 2007
June is my favorite month of the year. Weather-wise, it's the most pleasant, and it's also the home of the Days of Day, also known as my birthday, which is on the 21st. Le Doug and I adopted Maestro and Mozart in June of last year as well. Gotta love June.
This blog has been going for about two years, and I've had two great Junes so far. I was going through the archives and I found some of my favorite June photos to share with you.
Maestro, the day after we brought him home last year.
Le Doug and I, the night before we got The Boys in Montreal.
Ashley, Dancing at my birthday party in 2005
Later that same night. I'd say the evening was going well.
A birthday dinner by candlelight in 2006 on Doug's deck.
Who's the Glamazon now?
One of my favorite birthday gateaus ever.
Happy June, everyone!
Sunday, June 03, 2007
It's a not-so-sunshiney day in New York City, what with the rain and all. I am going to try to cheer myself up at The Chuckle Hut this evening. Comedians and good red wine are always a recipe to turn that frown upside down.
Bill Moyers gives a shout out to Editor and Publisher in this clip which talks about some early hestitation about the Vietnam war back in 1964.
Good blog about being a young journalist on The Huffington Post.