Follow Friday

Another work week is coming to a close and I am THIS MUCH CLOSER to landing the job of my dreams.  This week I've got a great mix of tweeps to follow who have made my week rad.

@ElFury: I met her over a month ago during one of the many chats I participate in (I want to say it was #brandchat but ...) and she has jazzed up my timeline ever since.  Not only is she funny and awesome, but she is a dog mom just like me!  Also, if you're trying to get into the Social Media field, she is a great person to talk to and get to know; she does it (well) professionally.  Plus she lives in Texas.

@denbac: He's been around the interwebs for a hot minute; I've been laughing at his commentary on ONTD for many moons now.  Beyond that, he's helpful and has great music taste.  His tweets keep me updated on life in the DC area, and his tweets keep me laughing.  His perspective on life is infectious.  Check out what his new addiction is.

@robcairns: He is one of the newest tweeps to be added to my nest.  I met him this week during #SMmanners chat and he had some really great input and ideas.  I look forward to getting to know him better and picking his brain.  He's very friendly and approachable.  I have a sneaking suspicion that he is a computer wiz, too.

@zwbrownre: He is a successful realtor in the Arizona area who has a wide variety of interests.  Yes, he can find you your dream home, and yes, he can sell your house ... but there's more to him than that!  He's funny, he's into sports, and he's actively involved in Social Media.  He is also an Army Veteran, and proud to be so!  Ask him for a new album to listen to: he's great with music, too!

@citynightlife: She's from North Carolina and if her default doesn't make you want to follow her ... I don't know what will!  She's funny, she's sweet, and she always offers her support and encouragement.  She's into celebrity gossip just like me, and has been a known to comment on ONTD.  What I like most about her updates is that I feel like I'm talking to one of my girlfriends -- she makes me laugh, she makes me think, and she's awesome!

@saint0z: He is the only other person I've met on Twitter (so far) who loves Audiosurfing as much as me!  He always wants to know what I'm surfing and I bet if I ask him I'll have some rad song suggestions for the future.  Beyond that, he keeps it real and adds a nice balance to my timeline.  He is into manly things -- check out his default!

@stevo707: Need your look updated?  Might want to ask him for some tips: he's a barber!  He is also very sweet and considerate.  He is an awesome uncle.  What I really dig about him, though, is his desire to connect with everyone on his timeline.  He is always following up and reaching out.  Who wouldn't want such a rad dude as part of their twitterverse?

@msbutterfinger: All I can really say is that she and I have very similar tastes in television and movies.  Don't let her profile info fool you: there is so much more to her then being a Twitard :).  Ask her about this season of Big Brother; better yet, ask her what's happening in Illinois!  She's a mom, a sister, and an all-around rad chick.

@lespesenerfs: Meet my favorite Franco-Afro-American!  I could not be  happier that she found me on Twitter as she has become one of my favorite tweeters!  She is funny, first of all ... and she is interested in all kinds of things.  She is a great cook, too.  If you want to know what it's like to live in France, I would suggest following her.  She may even help you brush up on those high school French skills :)

@bertisagirl: She hails from Georgia, so expect some southern charm when you add her to your timeline.   She is passionate about tennis and is also a writer.  She is also a Gator fan.  Her updates are on a variety of topics; I like that.  I am so thankful to have a real person to follow who tweets about what she's doing and where she's going, instead of link after link after link.  Get to know her, she's great.

BONUS: @iamspokenheart: His twitter handle pretty much spells it out for you: he's got a huge heart!  He spends his time on Twitter lifting other people up and bringing smiles to their faces.  He has checked in with me during my job hunt and kept encouraging me to push forward.  He's also a poet and loves music.  Ask him for a recommendation.

Have a great weekend.  

Previous Follow Friday posts can be found in the sidebar.


I am always late to the party.  Always.  I never jump on the bandwagon with everyone else.  I ignore said wagon and then return to it later and let my curiosity take over.

I've done this with many, many things including but not limited to: Lady Gaga, which I finally downloaded two weeks ago; Zombieland, which I finally watched last month; and Audiosurfing, which I have been doing non-stop for the past two days.

I feel like I did when I first started watching LOST -- obsessed.  I wake up and surf.  I try to surf at work.  I stay up uber late and wonder when it became 3:30 AM and whether or not I can complete one more surf before I collapse.  Jane Austin said it best, "You have bewitched me, body, and soul.  And I love, I love, I love you."

I have a crush, and guys, I think it's true love.

For those of you unfamiliar with Audiosurfing, let me break it down like this:

Picture you favorite song. 
Imagine riding it like a roller coaster that perfectly matches the beat and tempo.
Now imagine graphics that also move in rhythm to the beat.

I swear, it's like entering into a new stratosphere.

School buses are back on the roads and folders are being purchased by the dozen.  It's safe to say that Summer slipped through my fingers.  I spent it working and job hunting.  I did not bask in the hot sun; I did not go swimming; I did not attend a single bbq.  I don't even think I ate a hot dog.

Just when I thought the season was lost, I remembered how much fun I had a few years ago Audiosurfing with my old roommate.  A few Google searches, and few mouse clicks, and Pandora's box was opened.

I put on my headphones, I plugged in 'Dog Days Are Over' by Florence + The Machine, and I saw my favorite song.  Yes, saw.

Summer is not lost.

The colors emanating from my screen feel like sun rays and if I prop a fan next to my desk, it's almost like cruising in a convertible.  Life is a highway and I do want to ride it all night long (John Cochrane style).

Audiosurf action shots taken by yours truly.

Perspective II


Sometimes, we all need a reminder.