Today I have a few random thoughts. No, actually they are more like random rants… I haven’t done any bitching in awhile, and need to get a few things off my chest!
I mentioned this on Twitter the other day, but my friend Jewels suggested I write about it in a post. One thing that has been really bugging me lately is people who take photos of themselves while driving to use as profile pictures for Facebook, Twitter or whatever. It’s as if they just hold the phone out and snap a photo – usually of them wearing sunglasses.
I don’t get this trend… can anyone explain it? Please people, stop doing this. It’s stupid. I would rather see you use a profile pic with a clown nose, a black eye or a giant zit on your forehead!
Besides… shouldn’t you be DRIVING?!!?!
One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to social media (bigger than stupid profile pics) is people who write short, leading status updates that are obvious begs for attention, without actually saying anything. I’ll give you a few examples:
“Awesome! I can’t believe that just happened!“
“This day really sucks.“
They are begging for attention here – and unfortunately they usually get it with someone asking what’s going on. I say don’t respond, ignore these desperate attempts for attention. If they really have something to say, they will say it first and not go fishing for a response. Who’s with me?
One more rant. Most of the shows I watch on a regular basis I record on my DVR – including reality shows like Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice. This creates a problem for me because every stinkin’ media website likes to SHOUT about who wins these shows the very next day. And they don’t do it inside the article, they do it in the headline.
Why the hell can’t the headline just say “GUESS WHO WON CELEBRITY APPRENTICE?” and make you click through to find out. Noooooo…. instead it has to say “STEVE & CINDY WIN THE AMAZING RACE!” which ruins the suspense for DVR people like me. I thought the purpose of headlines was to entice you to click through, not give you all the info? Morons.
By the way, I have managed to avoid all headlines and articles about who won Survivor – it’s on my DVR and I plan to watch it tonight or tomorrow. So DON’T blow it for me!
Actually I don’t care all that much, this season was one of my least favorites. But still.. seriously.. don’t blow it.