Monthly Archives: January 2009

In Your “Face”

Recently while aimlessly watching Food Network, which sadly comsumes a large part of my life, I came accross a very interesting commercial…

Hope you thought it was as peculiar as I did that this was a commercial for Dentyne gum, but thats besides the point. Its pretty cool huh? So this led me to start thinking about social responsibility and if we were more responsible for our interactions in social settings before all the technology (computers, cell phones, etc.) or more responsible after when so many outlets are available to us?

Take for example the movie trailer forĀ  He’s Just Not That Into You
where Drew Barrymore is excited that a guy myspaced her, to which her male colleague then responds that “myspace is the new booty call” . After seeing this and thinking that its probably true (good thing I don’t have myspace :)), I came to the conclusion that we are held accountable for every move and decision when it comes to social media now adays. Before, if he didn’t call, he didn’t call, end of story. But now, he could text you, myspace you, facebook you, etc. How available we have become!

So what do you think? Think we were more responsible for our interactions when all we had was a home phone to call and plan a soiree with a few friends? Or are we more responsible now when one can invite you through a facebook event or text you to remind you and make last minte plans?

New Years Non-Resolutions

Well I told myself that this year I would not make New Years resolutions… but I kinda did.

I was just going to focus on being “healthier” not losing weight exactly.

I was just going to try and stay a little more in-touch with social media notĀ  blog once per a week exactly.

I was going to try and be a better Christian not go on two retreats a semester exactly.

I was going to be a better student not study three hours minimum a day exactly.

Sounds like resolutions though huh. Well what I see this all boiling down to is that its human nature to have lists, goals, resolutions. Even if we say we don’t have exact New Years resolutions we always have something in mind, something to strive towards. And yes… these non-resolutions have been broken, but in context many have been kept.

Its a new semester, a new year, and I’m ready to be a better person all around, to channel my inner Miss America, my inner Mother Teresa, and my inner Bill Gates.

Who are you channeling this year? Go on, don’t be afraid fill in the blank ________.