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10 Hours of walking in NYC as a woman

I am completely behind on everything that has been on the internet this week and I finally had the chance to watch the video that went viral. I’m sure by now most of you have seen it, but if you haven’t – please take the time. Take the time to see what it’s like to be a woman walking in a city by herself minding her own business and take a second to understand how one little catcall can instantly make a woman feel uncomfortable. The actress in this video was silent the entire time during her 10 hours of walking around New York City and in those 10 hours she was – to put it simply – harrassed.

My office is in the heart of Silicon Valley and is on a very nice street with lots of shops and restaurants and plenty of people. I took a walk just the other day to CVS only to have a man walk beside me and say “nice boots.” I couldn’t help, but wonder on my walk what would compel a man to say that to me. It’s not like I walk around San Francisco and tell other guys that I like their shirt or talk at them incessently until they respond to me. It’s crazy to think that that is normal to men and it’s not okay.

I think the hardest part about watching this video was seeing the men that would trail alongside her for minutes as she walked on her own. It is scary to be followed and I hope that everyone can see this video and the next time they see this happening to another woman to step in and call someone out.

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Dan Tran Shares A Story on Jeopardy

Dan Tran… what a story. This is just one of the many reasons why I love watching Jeopardy.

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Google Inbox

I’m always looking for new ways to better manage and prioritize all of my various inboxes – for my personal, blog, and work email accounts. Even when I feel like I’ve got it down, I know that there’s always something that I can be doing better. Learning how to tackle email in college was never as hard as it is now. It’s something that I wish my professors would have taught me back then! When Inbox was released earlier this week, I hadn’t learned that much about it, but quickly saw it fill up in my Quora feed and was immediately intrigued by it. I saw an opportunity to snag an invite from a former intern that worked with us and jumped at the chance. I downloaded it, but am still trying to find my way around it and am wondering if I will use it more often from my mobile now than on the web. Also, I thought I would be receiving a few invites to give out as well, but my app is missing the golden ticket!

Does anyone have any tips on how I’ll be able to have my own invites, too? I think it’s also a matter of time before Google makes the app available to everyone too so maybe having the ticket won’t be necessary.

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Ariana Grande’s Performance on SNL

This was her first time performing “Love Me Harder” live on TV and it was nice to see The Weeknd join her for it. This is slated to be her next single released. Also The Weeknd totally outshines her on this performance. It feels like she’s really holding back and relying on the backing track for most of this song except for a few rifts.

I also loved how she started out with “Break Free” and was hoping that she would almost continue doing the whole song in this arrangement. Was it just me or did it seem like she was really tired when the song started picking up and she had to mildly dance along to it?

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A Weekend of Documentaries

We had a very lazy Saturday last weekend and while we only had planned to watch one movie, we ended up watching two documentaries back to back. Blackfish is a documentary that I had been wanting to watch for a long time. I still remember when it first came out and/or was released to Netflix and that’s all anyone was talking about on my newsfeed. I’m not sure why I didn’t take the opportunity to watch it then. It’s probably because I knew that it would always be there when I was ready to watch it. And boy, do you have to be ready to watch something like this.

I had been to  Sea World once as a kid and didn’t think too much of it back then. I felt like it was a zoo with just a ton of water which is essentially what it is. However, watching this film, I felt a little bit scared for not only the orca whales, but also the humans that are constantly at risk when they are working with them. As a spectator at Sea World, you never really view it that way. Watching this was pretty depressing and afterwards, I felt like it took a lot out of me even though it was informative. We made sure that the next documentary we watched was kind of the opposite of this.

One of my brother’s best friends worked on this film last year as an editor and while this may seem biased – I actually think it is one of the best editing jobs I’ve ever seen. I’m such a sucker when it comes to kids and I knew I was planning on watching this documentary for a long time, but someone else needed a little bit more convincing. “I don’t really want to watch a movie about golf” “I don’t know anything about it.” But really, we’re not watching the film because we like golf or know anything about it. We’re watching it because these kids are amazingly talented and also because of the relationships they have with their parents. It’s pretty interesting to observe. While I’ve never been much of an athlete or a competitive person, I felt like I related with Amari who is a 7-year old in this movie who constantly beats herself up when she makes a mistake. I might not like competing with others, but I definitely can relate to competing with myself and know that feeling all too well. She’s also got the most sass out of all these kids, but really all of them are pretty great.

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I’m Watching The Voice This Season

I grew up watching almost all of the reality singing television series, but none have ever really stuck with me as much as The Voice has. When I heard that Gwen Stefani and Pharrell were joining the judges’ table this season, I was excited, but I didn’t know if I had it in me to watch another season. I mean after six, you would’ve thought that we would have found all of the amazing singers by now. Not true. I caught the second day of blind auditions after work last night and was completely moved by two performances. I can’t believe I used the word moved. Let’s just say I liked them enough to throw them into a post and call it good.

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Wedding Mondays

Today we’ve got a Wedding Mondays / Song of the Day feature because the wedding we’re showing today belong to none othre than the lovely Kina Grannis. She decided to turn her wedding video into the music video for her song “My Dear” and we are loving all of the highlights including the 8mm footage throughout. The wedding music video actually was released on her first anniversary to her husband so it’s kind of sweet that she’s sharing this with all of her fans one year later.

 

Happy Monday y’all and a very happy birthday to my bestest Ashley! This Wedding Monday and most Wedding Mondays are dedicated to her!

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Blog Roundup

- 10 Things We Learned at Fashion Week. 1. In America, we plan on having a summer. [GQ]

- 10 Dangerous Works of Architecture [Flavorwire]

- What’s it like to be a bike messenger in NYC? [BuzzFeed]

- Burger King Japan made something called a black burger and we don’t think cheese should be that color. [Grubstreet]

- F**ktionary – the new Cards Against Humanity that everyone will be talking about [Cool Material]

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Cover of the Day

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang (Jayesslee cover)

Kevin got me into these two a long long time ago. I can’t believe they both have kids now! This was too adorable.

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Super Fun Day w/ Karlie Kloss

We’ve pretty much adored supermodel Karlie Kloss long before she was given the title of Taylor Swift’s bff and here’s why! I actually found this video to be quite cheeky and I can imagine that this is probably exactly how she is in real life.

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And A Good Night

I’m really glad that I never run into the problem of having a shortage of blogging content. I’m still catching up news that I missed from my vacation and the “Apparently” kid is one that I am particularly enjoying.

Ellen is the greatest daytime talkshow host and kids like Noah Ritter are just the best.

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7 Months From Now…

It has been years since I’ve gone to a concert that was such a huge production, but I was going to go the distance for Ariana Grande! I went as far as downloading some random app called “Fahlo,” and becoming a member of her fan club in order to buy presale tickets for a concert that won’t even happy until April. Additionally, because I was purchasing through presale, I had to pay an additional fee that gained me points on “Fahlo” – an app that I don’t care about at all. An additional $25! WHAT.

It’s worth it, I think. I have decent seats and I’m not going to be on the floor, which means that my vision of the stage isn’t going to suck that badly. I am so excited. ARIANA GRANDE LATTE!

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Mike Song | “TROUBLE” by Jose James (Funk LeBlanc Remix)

I could honestly spend hours watching choreography videos from former Kaba Modern members.  Mike Song and Yuri Tag are still filming videos for them and I’m obsessed. I’ve actually been looking into dancing again up in the city and am now just seeking a place that I can become a regular at. I’m pretty scrappy though so I think it will be light years until I actually feel okay enough to post something up. I hadn’t heard this track before, but I love both this version and the original. Mike Song did a great job with the choreography.

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MTV’s “No Cameras Allowed”

I’m totally interested in watching this. MTV just made a documentary about a guy who has been sneaking into major music festivals and capturing his entire experience. You can watch the full documentary here. And I’ll probably watch this when I have time next!

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Remix of the Day

When I first heard that Ariana Grande was collaborating with Cashmere Cat on our album for “Be My Baby,” I already predicted that it was going to be a hit. In fact, after hearing the song once, it was enough for me to have it on repeat for a week before the album even came out. It was a well-produced song, but for those who are huge fans of Cashmere Cat, it didn’t really “sound” like Cashmere Cat which is probably why he released this new version of the track today.

This sounds about  right. I actually just like Ariana’s music in general so I like both and don’t prefer one over the other.

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