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One of the highlights of this year’s BlogHer Conference was keynote speaker Arianna Huffington. I would guess that 85-percent of the audience probably bought her new book Thrive before she was even escorted off of the stage after her 30-minute segment. And I agree with mediator Guy Kawasaki — Arianna Huffington must think in 140 characters.
Arianna Huffington Takeaways
- We need a digital detoxification.
- If you want an established role model, how about God? He took the seventh day off.
- Sleep your way to the top. Ninety percent of the time, I get eight hours of sleep.
- I’m not saying you should get eight hours of sleep at night. I’m saying get 30 minutes more than what you’re getting now. That’s doable, right? Just don’t watch House of Cards that night.
- French philosopher Montaigne said, “There were many terrible things that happened in my life, but most of them never happened.”
- We have a much better understanding of the state of our smart phones than the state of our being.
- Ubiquity is the new exclusivity.
- Always respond to email in short answers. Don’t ask how they are doing. All they care about is that you respond.
- Don’t email an hour before you go to sleep. Take your devices and gently escort them out of your bedroom.
- My favorite quote right now is from Rumi. “Live life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” Isn’t that wonderful? Very Tweetable.
- Stop glamorizing being busy.
- No is a complete sentence.
- The best networkers are givers.
- Men are always “either or” and women are “this and that.” But we play their game.
- Jimmy Choo only makes super uncomfortable shoes made by men who hate women.
- Sean Connery is old.
I started writing for a new show on Entertainment Weekly. It’s called Welcome to Sweden. I have a ton of IKEA and meatball jokes, ready to go! You can read my recap here. #clickclickclick
I received this link from my friend Some Guy in Austin. Let the new “Hey girl…” pregnancy memes. My favorite is the third one!
And my friend Rose sent me this link via Facebook. Brian Williams writing a bachelorette blog? I’d totally read it.
Which kid from the Harry Potter series is all grown up now?
While other kids were out partying in college, I was in my apartment watching That Thing You Do. I loved the Wonders/Oneders and I affectionately to this day still call them the Oh-need-ers. Here are 21 facts you may not have known about the movie! Amy I the only one who owns this DVD? And VHS? And soundtrack?!
When I was in fourth grade, I won the Citizen Bee award and was called up to the podium in front of the entire school. Of course the principal looked at my uniquely spelled name and enthusiastically instructed “Linky Ray” to join her on stage. I looked around for the foreign exchange student who was lucky enough to win such a prestigious award and was quickly ushered out of my seat by my teacher.
Needless to say, Linky stuck through high school, morphed into Slinky and was later shortened to Slink. To this day, a handful of people call me Slink, including my high school friend Julie, my niece and everyone standing around my niece at any given moment because she has never heard of this stranger named Lincee.
My niece is still obsessed with Frozen. Therefore, when I come to visit, I must be obsessed with Frozen. She’s watched the movie a billion times. She’s watched every video available on YouTube. She’s read every book published. Other than sitting on the opposite side of the bathroom door waiting for Addie to ask me if I want to build a snowman, what more can a person do?
Why you make a creative video of course!
Things to note:
- See if you can tell which pictures I took and which pictures a kid took.
- Yes I know that angel in the water feature is a little creepy. It’s older than I am. We’ve learned to live with it.
- Yes I know that the hand drawn picture of me and my sister looks nothing like me. At least my eyes don’t seem that crooked when I look in the mirror.
- There’s a picture of Anna’s arm. It has a rolly polly on it. Some of us LOVE rolly pollies and keep them in Ziploc bags.
- Daddy has learned to accept the fact that Anna and Elsa are part of the family. His smile is genuine.
- Doc refused to pose with Elsa and Anna. After the picture was taken, he tried to eat one of them. It was traumatic, but we made it through.
- Yes Mama keeps playing cards and dominoes out on a table at all times.
- Yes that nutcracker is out all year long.
- Anna is holding a picture of my sister when she was a kid. My sister is holding the Bionic Woman. She’s in mid-blink. Addie loves this picture. Jamie hates it. Of course it made the video.
- I’m the best aunt ever. Or so I’ve been told by a very reliable five-year-old.