When I was coming up teachers spoke about the civil rights movement and racism like a bad dream the country has since woken from. I was made to believe that racism didn’t exist and that the multitudinous races in the United States were happily coexisting. That’s suburban white guilt for you. I happily believed these untruths until I left the nest and moved to Baltimore, Maryland where I was exposed to racial segregation, legislation that institutionalizes poverty for the already impoverished, and a dearth of lucrative and legal employment resources for poor black citizens. Continue reading
So I have this very serious problem, where people can find me on the internet.
Recently I started up my LinkedIn. I know, I know, it sure took me a while! But after having a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr… You get it. There’s a lot of social media to keep up on, so why do the uber corporate thing and get a LinkedIn? I’m a writer! I don’t need LinkedIn! Right?? Continue reading
So about a month ago I turned 26. Whoo hoo! Go me! I made it another year!
Of course, me being on social media and all, a slew of “Happy B-day Cat!” notes were posted all over my Facebook wall from people I’m close with and not-so-close-with alike. Some had personal messages, some photos attached, some just said “Happy Birthday!!!”
So what did I do later that night? Why, I wrote the obligatory “Thank you for your kind bday wishes everyone, I’m so lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life!!!” status update. And I meant it. I really did. It’s nice to feel that much love one day a year. Continue reading
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (meaning just one year ago), my 2006 MacBook sighed deeply and took its last breath before pulling a CBGB and turning off its lights. Since I’m a writer, I thought I should probably, ya know, have a portable device to carry around and work with words on.
So you know what I said whilst floating among that galaxy? Screw a computer! I don’t need any of that! What I need is an iPad with a keyboard, since all I do is write…Right? (Wright/ Right–get it?? Ha!).
Well, my boyfriend who is the #1 boyfriend of forever and always (sorry ladies), hooked it up for my birthday, and got me just that. And I adore–ADORE! having an iPad. It’s extremely mobile, easy to use and upload things right then and there. Also, GAMES. But there are some things to consider before completely forgoing a computer. Continue reading
Okay, so earlier in the month, everyone was talking about the iPhone 5s and 5c for like, a day. (Remember that??). Well, if you’re not impressed with either of those options, know that there are alternatives out there.
Do you remember back when you were a freshman in college or what have you, and you really, really wanted that Motorola Razor? Remember how Dolce and Gabbana came out with a “gold” edition of that P.O.S. at Bloomingdales and people actually bought it? What about when the Blackberry dominated the smartphone market and everyone was searching the internet with their strange little cursor? WHAT ABOUT WHEN LG CAME OUT WITH THE SLIDEY KEYBOARD PHONE THAT ALLOWED YOU TO ACTUALLY TYPE AND TOUCH A SCREEN AT THE SAME TIME? Continue reading
Dear Mom and Dad,
Hey! How are you guys? I hope you're doing well. I'm doing fine myself and I'm sure you know that. After all, we talk a lot. We actually talk, just about, every day. You guys text me and I always text back. We text about food or coffee. I'll always call you guys after good days and bad days.
Today, Apple announced its release of the iPhone 5S, 5C, and of course iOS7. The super sleek 5S will be available in blinging new colors: silver, gold, and “space gray.” It will also feature a new 64-bit chip called the A7, iOS7, and come complete with a finger print sensor home button that keeps our shit secure ala James Bond. Another big update will be the IOS 7. You can also expect to see iLife and iWork on all your new idevices for– get this– free.
Perhaps the biggest announcement of all concerns the 5C, the 5S’s candy-coated little brother. The hard-coated polycarbonate backed ‘C’ comes in super fun green, white, blue, pink, and yellow– definitely an attraction for the younger crowd– and is more affordable. That’s not a downgrade either. The 5C features all the stuff you love about the 5 sans Siri, plus a bigger battery (thank God cause you know that iPhone 5 drains quickly), HD Facetime camera, and iOS7. Continue reading
In bed, the phone goes off. It’s during the creeping hours of the evening. Your #1 guy or gal goes “WHO’S THAT NOW BLOWING UP YOUR PHONE?” And while you may not be busted per se, it’s obvious that something’s going on.
You cheating jerk.