Weekly Roundup: Milestone Week Edition
The first week of June brings me good things. High school graduation – 12 years ago Wednesday. The start of my blog – 6 years ago Saturday. My current job – 5 years ago tomorrow. And birthdays of five lovely people – Matt, Kristin, Sac, Derek and Melissa. How much goodness can you fit into one week, you ask?
All kinds of goodness, clearly. And already for this week I’ve got lovely stories to tell. Oh, and I’ve got Plans. With a capital P. So stay tuned.
In the meantime… some beautiful things.
- I’m dreaming of my next runaway.
- Tara Parker-Pope (how often do I link to her? I love me some TPP) on cooking at home
- Tim Ferriss on wintering like old money
- Mitchell York on professional speaking and actually being good at it
- Great examples of new-media art, including Eric Nordenankar’s utterly amazing biggest drawing in the world (via Ze Frank)
- Kid Koala (if you can ever go see him perform, do.)
- Patti Digh (You should know by now she will come up when I speak of beautiful things. I collect her posts like vacation postcards. But I think she knows.) on love and loss and being your best and learning and dreaming and seeing what matters… and seeing what matters… and seeing what matters… and seeing what matters. On commitment (one that I needed very much when she wrote it). And on making friends (in which I realize only now from the photos that she delivered Yaron practically to my doorstep).
- Janine Payer’s Brielle necklace
- Lisa Lindblad’s job
- Botkier bags
- A coin to flip
- This t-shirt
- This one even more
- Beer cupcakes
- When famous people (like Wonkette’s Amanda Chapel and Techneuroti’s Joel Postman) start following me on Twitter (and I haven’t followed them)
And some useful SoMe stuff while I’m here.
- Acronyms and shorthand for SMS and Twitter
- Social media buzzwords
- Lifehacker on managing your online reputation
- Chris Brogan on the value proposition of social media and what a â€œsocial media expertâ€ ought to be able to tell you
- WebWareâ€™s best Web 2.0 applications of 2008
(And lastly, a geek laugh. On the “oldest” page of bookmarks I found this. You think I can let go of it?)