So today I was helping my company shoot an internal video for Rackers to answer, what does Rackspace do? Things pinged me to go view old videos of the company…. and look what I found!! Check me out around 4:11
Archive for June, 2010
No its not the online banking feature or Google Maps or CNN. It’s not something that I could very much likely depend on at some point in my life. It’s more along the lines of this…. No matter how shitty my day is turning out to be, all I need is Talking Carl to turn my frown upside down!
This little App has had me and my coworkers laughing at the office for the last two days… and I am not even close to annoyed by it. We love it so much, that my team decided he is our new mascot =)
One of my colleagues is leaving on vacation for 2 weeks. Yay for her! and YAY for us! Because it gives us the opportunity to start planning our next office prank. I am looking for original suggestions…. the balloon pile up, saran wrap, aluminum foil, 1/2 full cups, confetti, jellos hardware have all been done.
Why oh why- does shopping make so many women happy? The instant gratification of being able to control something in their life is just absolutely satisfying!
I look at a cute dress online and imagine, “hmmm, this would look SOOO cute on me! I must own it!” and then just after a few clicks and submission of shipping information, its yours! Mind you, I have to wait 2-5 days for shipping but who cares. I had a desire for something, and within 5 minutes I had made it mine! Could you imagine who happy life would be if everything in life was that easy??? I swear, there would be no war! Just peace on earth… LOL ok well not really. But at least most women would be happy in this world and isn’t that what all man kind wants? =)
So, why is it called Retail Therapy? Does shopping make all of your personal issues go away? Does it cure cancer or does it somehow cure your smoking habit? Nope…. Then why the term “therapy”?
Some people believe that Shopping can be an addiction. When you think about it that way the term retail therapy takes on a whole new meaning. If there is such a thing as Retail Addiction, then….. My name is Sophie Cruz and I am an addict. I recently bought 2 new bathing suits and 3 dresses, despite the fact that my boyfriend bought me 7 dresses the week before. And rather than stopping, I can only think of what shoes, purse and accessories I will need to complete my new ensembles.
Think about it…. if everyone in the United States was a Retail/Shopping addict, then there would be absolutely no problems with our economy! So I leave you with this… Retail therapy: it can cure the economy, the sanity of women and visually stimulate a man’s sight.
Remember when you first started dating the new guy in your life, and everything seemed nice and new, just like a shirt bought out of Neiman Marcus? Then you start realizing, someone wore that shirt before you…. and someone before that person etc.. Ends up seeming more like a shirt from Plato’s Closet than Neiman Marcus. But then you look in the mirror and decide, “well? I’m not exactly brand spankin new either!” That’s the moment reality sets in…. and you realize that if you still want to be with this Plato’s person and he still wants to be with your Plato ass- well then you are in a REAL relationship. One where you have both learned from your pasts and decided this is a person I CHOOSE to be with and that’s a great feeling.
But even with the great feeling of security you have in your relationship…. there are those EX factors one should consider. Do you want to hear about the Ex? Do you want to know the Ex? Have it brought straight forth that the man you love once loved someone else? Nope not really. Yet its inevitable…. because when you get to this age and you are still dating, everyone is an Ex to someone else.
So the EX factor seems somewhat silly I guess. We are all EXES, but we make the term EX have such a negative connotation. Men don’t want to know about their girlfriends past relationships because it reminds them that she was someone else’s before she was yours…. and to a man this is just not desirable. But what about women? Men tend to date twice as many women in their lifetimes yet we are the ones held to a certain ideal!!! Soooo frusturating!
Men and Women…. hear this: get over it. Whatever you need to do to be happy with your bf/gf, wife/husband, etc… just do it. Don’t compromise for the sake of anyone. Set yourself apart from the Ex and keep your distance on the subject. Whether in person or simply conversation… who cares? He’s yours- so focus on YOUR relationship and nothing else =)