Are You Discreetly Reading This on Your Phone While Someone Talks with You?

Discreet Phone Lookers: it's almost as if they think you can't see them as they slide their iPhone out of their pocket, nodding while you continue talking, just so they can check "one little thing."  A peek over the table at the screen reveals that while you're talking about your incredible weekend plans, they are half-listening and half-reading Twitter. ...more
Well, my knee-jerk reaction is that it's just plain rude. But, idk, I think it's a part of our ... more

How magical would it be if eliminating particular words from the dictionary, also eliminated the actions those words described?

How magical would it be if eliminating particular words from the dictionary, also eliminated the actions those words described? ...more
@love4coffee Yeah, like "procrastination." And "debt."   And, hey, while we're at it, what if ... more

Embarrassed to admit I just wasted 15 minutes on "people of walmart" website. Feel grossed out and creepy, but oddly better about myself.

Embarrassed to admit I just wasted 15 minutes on "people of walmart" website. Feel grossed out and creepy, but oddly better about myself. ...more
I cannot stop laughing! more

Good morning! I'm actually already showered! What are you all up to today?

Good morning! I'm actually already showered! What are you all up to today? ...more
Sitting here wondering why I'm sitting here wondering anything with all the work I have to do ... more

How Do You Feel About Music on Blogs?

Music on blogs -- you either love it or hate it. As A Rural Journal notes, people feel strongly about whether or not to use an autoload music player on your blog. Some people see music as a form of self-expression that tells the reader about the author just as much as the design or the content. But others dive for the mute button on their computer whenever they click over to a blog and hear the opening notes of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." ...more
I don't mind it as long as the initial volume isn't set to blast me out of my chair AND if I can ... more

Ten Years Later: No Doubt Returns With "Settle Down"

[Editor's Note: It's been a decade since No Doubt last released an album together. Though lead singer Gwen Stefani has been busy blowing our minds with everything from Motherhood to Fashion Lines, it's good to see her back with the boys. Have you given "Settle Down" a listen yet? MEOW's got the video for the album's first single. -- Morgan] ...more
Whoo-hoo! I've missed them - No Doubt abouttit! more

Teens Petition for a Female to Moderate Presidential Debate -- and Get Rebuffed

[Editor's note: Who was the last woman to moderate a presidential debate? Can’t think of one? ...more
No brainer - YES! And, omg, TWENTY years?? Thanx for sharing this eye-opening post! more

Blog Commenting: Kill the Joker & Kick CAPTCHA to the Curb!

Sylver Blaque / SylverBlaque.wordpress.comWhat's up with barbwire-protected blogs?You know, the ones with unreadable CAPTCHAs, and other Comment-preventing issues that make you feel like you’re being leered at by the Joker while scaling a barbed wire fence....more
 @Barb H You're welcome, Barb. And you're so right about blogging being a learning experience - ... more

Blog Commenting: Kill the Joker & Kick CAPTCHA to the Curb!

Sylver Blaque / SylverBlaque.wordpress.comWhat's up with barbwire-protected blogs?You know, the ones with unreadable CAPTCHAs, and other Comment-preventing issues that make you feel like you’re being leered at by the Joker while scaling a barbed wire fence....more
 @cjy Thanks, cjy! And good question - I'll be listening with you... more

Blog Commenting: Kill the Joker & Kick CAPTCHA to the Curb!

Sylver Blaque / SylverBlaque.wordpress.comWhat's up with barbwire-protected blogs?You know, the ones with unreadable CAPTCHAs, and other Comment-preventing issues that make you feel like you’re being leered at by the Joker while scaling a barbed wire fence....more
 @TheSTDProject Lol - very cute! ; - > Hopefully, your commenters find it amusing, as ... more
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