Facebook Apocalypse

Facebook Apocalypse

It’s happening again. It rears its ugly head every couple of months or so (since 2012!), and … It’s baaaaaccckkkk!

You may have seen a Facebook “privacy notice” creep into your Facebook timeline in the last couple of days. One or two or twenty of your friends have posted it, staking their claim to ownership of their “stuff” and warning Facebook of the dire consequences of breaching the moat.

It probably looks something like this: (more…)

It’s National Lobster Day – no, seriously

Let’s face it – we all work too hard. If not every day, then certainly many more days than we’d like.

So what better day to think about a lobster and clam bake than today (yes, someone, somewhere, has actually dubbed today “National Lobster Day”) – with Father’s Day on Sunday and the 4th of July right around the corner!

I came across this item today – on National Lobster Day (of course!) – and just had to pass it along. You can get one of your own – and plan your own memorable summer party! – right here:

Columbian Home Products 3-pc. Lobster and Clam Steamer Set

Doesn’t that look like EXACTLY the way you want to spend at least a little time next time you have an afternoon free?

Now, it’s true that I now live in Downeast Maine and lobster can be had on virtually any corner (in restaurants) or dock (at what are known as “lobster pounds” – outdoor eating at its finest, IMHO). But you don’t have to wait for a trip to Maine to enjoy fresh lobster, clams, crab and other seafood. Using this 19-qt. Lobster Steamer, you can cook up enough for all your friends and family right at home. The pot is designed to hold your seafood in the top pot and your water in the bottom, so instead of risking over-boiling your food, you get freshly steamed and ready to serve succulent results. The juicy broth captured in the bottom can be saved for making stews, bouillabaisse, chowder and sauces. The handy faucet spigot lets you easily drain or siphon off the liquid without wasting a drop.

P.S. I realize you may have to consciously CREATE a free afternoon for yourself. If so – DO IT. You deserve it! Summer only comes once a year! 🙂

Colors and Personality – Linked?

Well, end of the day, time to catch up on Facebook and Twitter … and one of my FB friends posted a link to a Color Personality Test so I took it, just for the heck of it. If you know me, pretty much everything here will all sound VERY familiar – it says I’m a CREATOR and SOCIAL MANAGER, which fits me to a “T”!

Anyway, if you want to take the test yourself, go here – it takes just a minute and it’s uncanny how accurate both my friend and I thought our test results were! (And it’s a fun way to end your Thursday!) Sorry, the link is no longer live. 🙁

Here’s what the Color Personality Test said about me:

Best Occupational Category
You’re a CREATOR
Keywords: Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

CREATOR OCCUPATIONS
Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

CREATOR WORKPLACES
Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

2nd Best Occupational Category
You’re a SOCIAL MANAGER
Keywords: Tactful, Cooperative, Generous, Understanding, Insightful, Friendly, and Cheerful

This very social type enjoys working in groups, sharing responsibilities, and being the center of attention. Fields of interest are instructing, helping, nurturing, care giving and instructing-especially young people. They discuss and consider feelings in order to solve problems, lead, direct, persuade, guide, organize and enlighten others.