Monday.

Something about today does not feel right. It may have to do with the fact that I missed my most important class today due to the fact that my alarm didn’t go off. Or maybe it was watching that M.I.A. music video which touches on something I have always been afraid of (seriously). Or it’s just knowing that a state in this country has made it legal for others to reprimand people based off of how they look.

Honestly, it’s probably a combination of all those things.

I’m getting ready now to interview for a position that I truly hope I get. I want an opportunity to be able to work and support everyone in order to create positive change, not only on this campus but everywhere else as well.

I just want to make a difference.

Hopefully after the interview the feelings that are currently occupying my body will vanish. I need to feel hope, inspiration and motivation in order to keep my head up and moving on strong.

I suppose we can’t feel like “The Man” everyday.

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Rejection does not take well.

I don’t want to talk about it. But listen to this song.

I Summon You from Benjamin VanderVeen on Vimeo.

Remember the weight of the world
It’s a sound that we used to buy
On cassette and 45
And now this little girl
She says will we make it all
800 miles is a drive

You you got the weight of the world coming down like a mother’s eye
And all that you can
All that you can give is a cold goodbye
The law enforcement’s impressed you’ve survived to this age
Strapped-up soldiers
They’ll lock you in a cage without goodbye
For a nickel bribe

But oh no where are you tonight?
And how’d we get here?
It’s too late to break it off
I need a release
The signal’s a cough
But that don’t get me off
I summon you to appear, my love

Got the weight of the world
I summon you here my love

Remember the weight of the world
It’s a sound that we used to buy
And all that you can
All that you can give is a cold goodbye
The law enforcement’s impressed you’ve survived to this age
Strapped-up soldiers
They’ll lock you in a cage without goodbye
For a nickel bribe

But oh no where are you tonight?
And how’d we get here?
It’s too late to break it off
I need a release
The signal’s a cough
But that don’t get me off
I summon you here, my love

Got the weight of the world
I summon you here, my love
The signal’s a cough but that don’t get me off
I summon you here my love

How to Best Sell Your Start-Up Business Through Social Media

When trying to establish your start-up business, it is highly important to ensure that you are reaching potential consumers through all available outlets. A great way to advertise to multiple audiences is through social media. Networking websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and by even creating a blog on WordPress allow opportunities for you to instantly communicate new ideas, products, and events to just about everyone.

Though it may be understood that these are great tools for promoting a start-up business, many still are unaware as to how to use these forms of social media to their advantage. According to an article by Chairman and Executive Director of Inc. Business Owners Lewis Schiff, it is important to set up your social media accounts to allow full leverage for search engine traffic to maximize your business’ visibility.

Schiff provides three suggestions to help increase visibility:

    1) Use keywords and keyphrases. Make sure to clearly define certain topics, words, and ideas that you believe your potential customers may be searching online for.
    2) Construct your website with high quality HTML. The easier it is to access your business’s website, the easier it is to attract more potential customers.
    3) Share content from other websites that you have found to be useful and beneficial for the development of your business. By passing on good information, your website can become a trusted source for advice.

Consumers favor companies that connect through social media and are more transparent about its actions. Online networking allows start-ups more chances to reach desired audiences. Make sure to take advantage of these opportunities!

Phone calls

I just had the most disturbing phone call. Not to sound naive, but I suppose I ever wanted to believe so much evil and coruption could exist. The very thought of it brings me to tears. I just don’t understand how so many could be so selfish. I never want to compromise what I believe so strongly about for money; and they claim they used to be the same.

The bottom line: I never will.

My Review of the Verizon Wireless Droid Eris

After coming home from Vegas during spring break, I was forced to buy a new phone. I went to the nearest Verizon Wireless store with purchasing a new Blackberry in mind. However, once entering the store, the saleswoman heavy pushed that I consider buying a Droid Eris.

After listening to the woman’s testimonials and playing with the display phone, I was sold. I took the phone home and was amazed at the phone’s multiple home screens and the thousands of applications available to use. As an individual who is addicted to social media and music, this phone was perfect for just that. The Droid Eris comes prepared to satisfy all of your Twitter and Facebook needs by having such applications preinstalled. The camera on the phone is fantastic and produces great quality pictures that are easy to upload to your Facebook account.

I had been very happy with my Droid until the alarm clock stopped working. As a college student, I am far too poor to invest in an actual alarm clock, and rely on my phone to wake me up in the morning (just like every other student). Instead of producing any sort of noise, like how it used to, the alarm only vibrates. As a result, I stopped waking up on the time originally desired. Also, the touch screen fails to recognize when I tap on it. I can’t even count how many times the phone has frozen and stopped working. My Blackberry Pearl never acted up that often.

I thought that mine was the only one which had done that, until a friend approached me after seeing we had the same phone. He immediately asked me if my alarm clock still worked, which of course it does not. He informed me how he had the exact same problem as I, and that everyone else he knew that had the phone were experiencing it as well.

Since I am following HTC on Twitter, and in their bio it states that if you have a question to direct it there, I asked them the following: “@htc I love my Droid; however, the alarm stopped making noise and only vibrates. Others with this phone have the same problem. What’s up?” I noticed that HTC had been responding back to its customers questions via Twitter, so I was expecting a response.

A couple days had passed and I still had not received any response from HTC. I directed another tweet at them saying: “@htc Nothing? Maybe I’ll switch back to my Blackberry then.” I felt this response was appropriate since HTC clearly ignored my question and was communicating with other followers on Twitter.

I personally believe that this application is vital to have working on any cell phone. iPhones and Blackberrys have always been incredibly dependable in regards to its alarm clocks. I find it absolutely appalling that HTC ignores such questions and does little to assure its customers that their questions and concerns are heard. How are consumers supposed to feel as if this is a worthy investment if basic applications fail?

The bottom line: if you are looking for a phone to take pictures, listen to music, and stay up-to-date with social media this is a great phone. However, if you are looking for a phone to fulfill all aspects of your life, this is not for you. I highly recommend that you stick to all other smartphones, since other companies clearly value its customer’s comments and critiques. I definitely am going back to Verizon wireless, returning this phone, and exchanging for a Blackberry Smartphone.

Make good use of your money and time. Don’t bother with HTC.

The Chatroulette Experiment

My friend and I decided to jump on to www.chatrt.com to have compelling conversations with strangers. Thankfully, I downloaded an application for webcams off of www.manycam.com which allows you to add images and text to video. So obviously being very mature 22-year-olds, we decided to have scrolling text that read “ass to mouth?” on the top of our screen for others to see.



We set the controls to auto start to see how many people would either next us, laugh, or find interest in this saying. Surprising enough most people enjoy ass to mouth, or at least the image of two girls laughing with that saying rolling past their heads.








One person really wanted it apparently.





And a group of boys talked with us for over 30 minutes because “those are really chill girls.” We overheard him yelling at his friends not to next us; however in between them throwing sex toys around and one kid mooning us, the connection was lost.


So bottom line, all forms of sex sell on Chatroulette. Even ass to mouth.