Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Thoughts on Valentine's Day this Year

I've missed you all! Truth is the past month has been a small dose of hell, but I am on the road to feeling a little better. Good enough to muster up this Venn Diagram to capture how I am feeling about Valentine's day this year while, of course, sending a little love your way. Have anything fun planned?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Best of Techromance in 2011

2011 has been a hell of year for Techromance! From American Psycho-esque emails circulating on the web, to depressing divorces where twitter handles are part of the collateral damage--here is a round up of the hottest Techromance moments of the year.

1. BEST HASTAG: #ThingslongerthanKimsmarriage
You can't talk about the past year without talking about Kim's FairyFAIL wedding. Within hours of the announcement Twitter's trending hashtag #Thingslongerthankimsmarriage allowed all of us to join in on the cyber-trashing.  Here is a gallery of some of the funniest ones from the Gloss

2. DOUCHIEST EMAIL: Banker goes Ballistic for a Second Date
At a time when the entire world had reached a boiling point with privilege and entitlement, an investment banker sent a pompous email to a girl after being rejected for a second date. His self-important, bullying tone captures everything wrong with the 1% and becomes living proof that women still dump men with money in NYC. Win!

Last June Anthony Weiner was not the first politician to be caught in a sex(ting) scandal, but he was the first politician with the name Weiner to be caught in a sex(ting) scandal. The results: internet hilarity + a moment for politicians to rethink their twitter literacy.

4. MOST INSPIRING MOMENT: Gay Marriage Passes in NY, Joy + Wedding Photos Follow
July 24th, 2011 was the first day that same sex couple could get married in NY and waves of happiness reverberated on the web. My favorite moments were happy Facebook statuses from friends sharing that their decade long relationships were now legally recognized, along with beautiful photos of couples making the traditional wedding ceremony their own. Here is a full gallery of nuptials curated by the Huffington Post and check out these two foxes below!

John and Lou in Beirut, 1952, and in 2006.


Though it's a social network, not a dating site, every time a girl asks me where she can go to meet guys outside of the usual dating sites, I exclaim Google+. With a gender split of 70% male to 30% female, Google+ is where the boys are on the web. Ps: That's Pete Cashmore, CEO and founder of Mashable for anyone who is wondering.

Was anyone surprised when Demi and her man-cub Ashton Kutcher split this year? Hell no. But what we weren't prepared for was how she held on to the relationship via Twitter. Just 3 weeks ago she shared a tweet so tender and honest, I almost stopped wanting to call her out for those ridiculously air brushed Ann Taylor ads.

As for what's come in the new year? I vote people under 35 will spend less time on Facebook and we will see a Law and Order episode based on a crime committed via Foursquare. No one ever said I was an optimist! What do you all predict?

Thanks for reading and for a fun year! May your holiday be filled with lots of love and new gadgets!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Google Images is a Total Peach

Good things happen when you use Google images for reasons other than stalking people. I was looking for an image of a pit for a power point slide and stumbled on this gem. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Post Card from the Edge

The other night I came home from a late dinner with some girlfriends and found the following postcard above the mailboxes in my lobby. I can't remember the last time I sent or received a postcard but there was something sweet in this analog mess that fascinated me--maybe because it reads like a drunken text.

I've probably read it a hundred times but cannot, for the life of me, figure out WTF Schmoops is talking about. Since I live in Murray Hill I'm guessing the "to Schmoops" and "love Schmoops" references a pair of twenty-something single female friends. But as for the rest of it, perhaps I should start drinking shots of 151 until it makes sense. Does anyone else have a clue? Leave me your hypothesis in the comments and I will reward the best conspiracy with a fun Techromance swag bag in time for the holidays.

Let me know!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Problem with Fairy Tales

I was going to resist the temptation of talking about Kim Kardashian's divorce all together. I made it through the first day when  Ryan Seacrest broke the news on twitter and #thingslongerthankimsmarriage became a trending topic. I made it through the second day when Mashable recapped the most dramatic tweets in reaction to the end of her 72 day sabbatical marriage. But today when she published a blog post about the split in her own words I decided that I was finally allowed to open my mouth. Of all the statements she makes the one that I highlighted below annoys me the most.

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. Fairy tales emphasize the falling in love part, the part where you have sex twice a day and get butterflies in your stomach when you see that person's name in your inbox. But that's not really the part of love that needs romancing. The more significant part of a relationship comes after the altar and after you ride off into the sunset, or in the case of my favorite movie, a lawn mower (bonus points if you know I'm talking about Ronnie Miller). And that's the problem with fairy tales, they place importance on the wrong part of a relationship and end where the real story begins. Damn you Snow White and Taylor Swift!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mistexts We Make

The other day I texted a girlfriend who I haven't chatted with in a while and typed "Hey lazy!" instead of "Hey lady." This social fail isn't so uncommon as I learned recently from the blog Damn You Auto Correct by Jillian Madison -- a curated collection of some of the world's most hilarious and embarrassing mistexts mistakes. For anyone that thinks my lazy comment was bad, check out some of the doozies on her blog. Here's my favorite in the spirit of Halloween week.

Anyone else have any good ones? Browse more blunders in her book Damn You Auto Correct on Amazon.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

She's Just Not That Into You

This week a few unfortunate conversations with guy friends left me with a fortunate thought for women everywhere -- she's just not that into you could be the new he's just not that into you.

Although I felt for these blokes, the forever single girl in me was mildly satisfied to observe a power shift and watch guys, like many girls before them, fish for excuses for not getting their affections returned. Now when women make excuses for guys not showing them love they generally channel their creative problem solving skills to come up with reasons why. But when the tables are turned, I've heard guys hypothesize that perhaps the girl is just making them work for it. But most likely this is NOT the case. So for all my male readers and friends, she is not playing ultra hard to get -- she's just not that into you. 

She's Just Not That Into You If...

1. She responds to your text messages as "who's this" because she hasn't programmed you into her phone

2. You have a lot of "Hi"s with blank spaces under them directed to her on Facebook chat

3. She never bothers to cook you anything

4. She never bothers to pay for anything

5 Her ex boyfriend plays bass in a band you have actually seen in concert

6. You say "we need to go out." She says "definitely." You say "Wednesday?" She never responds.

7. She needs another "girls" night

8. She doesn't show up to your birthday party or comment on your photos from it

9. You try and sext her and she responds "LOL"

10. Her name is Amelie or Noel

11. The thought of you, her and third base immediately conjures up associations with ZogSports 

12. She's going to have a "big night" Saturday, but could be up to hang with you on Sunday

Ladies, do you agree?