Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day was awesome. No time to go into all the details, but the are highlights:

  • The Patriot Bowl (more about that below)
  • BC friends visiting!!!!!
  • Cleveland Air Show
  • Beautiful weather

Patriot Bowl

My alma mater, Boston College, was represented in Cleveland at this past weekend’s Patriot Bowl! The game was BC v. Kent State at Brown’s Stadium.

I’d been counting down the days for this football game for quite some time, especially because about 50% of the people I work with went to Kent, and because I love college football.  Some of my coworkers had been talking trash for some time, especially in the weeks before the game. But…..if you haven’t heard… BC won! 21-0!

The weekend was fun, not only because BC won (though that helped) but also because I had 5 BC grads from out of town come to visit, 3 who I hadn’t seen since graduation. We picked a muni lot spot Saturday and tailgated all day leading up to the game. None of these friends had ever been to Cleveland before, so with the airshow, the game, and the beautiful weather, I am pretty sure they were impressed.

To hear the BC fight song (“For Boston”) or just some good old Dropkick Murphy’s, click here.

The Twitties!

Just how interesting can you be in 140 characters? Now introducing the twitties, awards that will be announced late September for all you fellow twitterers out there. Some of my favorite categories (as noted on the web site) include: Most Informative Tweet, Best Use of Twitter to Break News, Best Putdown and Best Use of Twitter for Business.

I am interested in seeing who the “winners” will be, especially best use of twitter to break news. There have been so many occasions where I have found out news a few minutes (or even a day) before from twitter. Most recently, the news of the GOP VP pick Sarah Palin was announced the night before by some twitterers. I also found the news of Tim Russert’s death on twitter before it was posted on NY Times or any other websites that I frequent.

Which categories do you find interesting? Are there any new categories you would suggest? And are you planning to vote?

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Social Media Find of the Week

I love things related to social media. As a PR professional, I’m constantly trying to keep up with all the newest media trends to find uses for clients, and also to have fun.  I can’t tell you how many times have I heard the question, “What is social media?” and though I haven’t struggled to come up with an answer, it’s always nice to have something on hand to show people.

I found this great slide show, “What the F**K is Social Media” (sorry for the language!) for your viewing:

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This Should Be Post #1

So I started this blog at some sort of PR New Media Boot camp and forgot about it for a few months. I’m an active twitterer (follow me at and thus a “micro-blogger” I suppose. A few people have told me that since I tweet, and love it, I should create a blog. My main hurdle in creating a blog is not the act of writing a blog, not titling the blog, not worrying about people reading my blog (if you don’t wanna read it, fine..I don’t wanna waste your time!)…no, but it’s coming up with a topic. There are so many things I could and want to write about:

  • Cool things to do in Cleveland
  • What it’s like to live with a boyfriend
  • Public Relations in a social media world
  • Fun food finds and product finds
  • Cool social media related websites
  • Celebrity gossip
  • Music
  • My extremely exciting life

The truth is, I want to write about all of these. There are blogs that specialize in one or more of these areas (which I will link to occasionally for your enjoyment), but I don’t want to limit myself.  Those who know me can attest to the fact that in my every day conversation I can jump from one topic to another without any obvious connection between the two thoughts. Those who know me will also tell you that I am very indecisive and hate being presented with decisions. So this is my blog – a mismatch of ideas, no one topic, no one theme, but instead a potpourri of wonderfulness.

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