Archive for ‘Girlytips’

April 22, 2012

Crossing Over: When Friends become Stalkers

by Desi

"If this is what it takes to get you to use a phone as a phone..we have a problem."

                It’s safe to say I have a lot of friends (not saying this in a pretentious way AT ALL) but my friends are all little different- I’ve met them through different times of my life and college career so of course we are friends on the standard social networks…Facebook..Twitter etcetera. But I’ve noticed that the line between friend/stranger has been dwindling down to a term I‘d like to call the “Friend Stalker”.

I want to say it all began as just a hunch in my junior year in college. For many, this is the year that you get into your major classes for your degree. Therefore you begin to make nice with people in your major (Let’s face it, I couldn’t talk about the importance of AP Style and my love of  Franz Kafka with my friends.) So while my schedule changed so did my balance of time did, which is pretty normal in school. What I realized wasn’t  was the  less texts and phone calls I received..the more facebook and twitter mentions I got in return. Sure social networks have become  more of a platform for us young folks (well besides our own vocal abilities) it shouldn’t cloud your mind of what the job of a friend is.

Towards the beginning of my senior year, things really got weird….I posted pictures and statuses about my summer and some of my friends would only make comments online. Now the weird thing is that many of my friends are just a hop and a skip away from where I lived…but have we become that reliable on social tools to just become plain out creepers!

I just hope that the Friend Stalker (patent pending) will just grow away soon..or at least before we realize  that we’re too old to use “social do-hickeys” in the future.

P.S- Girlies ..take the time to call your friends and actually have convos with them…you may appreciate the friendship more :)

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February 5, 2012

Girly Tip #2- Disconnect, then REconnect.

by T

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Have you ever had that friend that spent most of her day connected to her phone? Like, she practically could not eat dinner without texting, geesh.
This tip is dedicated to those Girlys out there who practically have a heart attack when their phone is less than two inches away.
Stop.
Breathe.
Listen to this.

It is ok. Remember when there was no such thing as a blackberry or iPhone? You know, when we actually used (gasp) PAPER MAPS TO GET DIRECTIONS!!!!!!

Or those old days where we…

(another MORE dramatic gasp)

Only could talk to people face to face. Look up from the phone screen, look around, yes the sky is a really pretty blue. Engage with people, look at them when they talk, laugh at silly jokes, do not take everything so seriously.

Bottom line: Take time to enjoy this fast paced life.

January 30, 2012

Girly Tip #55 ‘When life gives you lemons…’

by Desi

Don’t settle for just lemonade…make a Three Berry Lemon Trifle!  In life we never get what we  plan for. Try to make the best out of any situation…it may spark another interest you never thought of before.  ;)

Side note: (Lemons and Berries are the shit together!)

-Desi

Photo Credit: OpenSourceFood.com

January 10, 2012

Girly Tip #74

by T

A lot of my girlys have recently graduated, and some still have no sense of direction on what they want to do with their lives. To those girlys trying to find their way, take your time to find your true passions. You’re never too old or young to chase after your dreams. Chase it, crush it, conquer it. You got it girl.

T

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November 21, 2011

In the Red.

by T

I think every woman should have that perfect red lip. I often do mine with just a red lip pencil ( like .99 cent, lol), and go over it with a matte red lipstick to fill in any spots. Pretty much stays all day when I do it this way. So the pucker up factor is about a 10, haha.

Get gorgeous.