#10yearsago I was making Tripod Web sites about *N Sync and html-coding “online diary entries” because blogs were barely invented.
#in2010 my New Year’s resolution is to launch my professional Web site. I already reserved www.mcemilywrites.com. So…not much has changed.
Unlike the two cars I wrecked in 2009, the year wasn’t a total loss. #onelinerfor09 http://bit.ly/712jwA (via @accidentallysxy @crushgear)
Dear everyone lamenting how no one reads anymore because they are on the Web, WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY ARE DOING ON THE WEB?! Love, Me
My editor assures me I’m not the dead beat reporter, even if I wrote our last three obits. This guy was in a scotch ad: http://bit.ly/76qk5d
Former Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson and two surburban Chicago women recently published a children’s book, encouraging kids to go green.
just got a short, but very sweet e-mail from the director of Sunshine Gospel Ministries in Chicago, RE: this column: http://bit.ly/7OR7Bj
My resolution is just to get my Web site up! RT @Mediabistro An online journalist’s 10 resolutions #in2010: http://bit.ly/5vO0vv
Nobody reads. They just use Web—where they READ STUFF? RT @demicooper Rumors of Written-Word Death Greatly Exaggerated http://bit.ly/83sgOg
I wrote this story pretty much just for my sister, one of the perks of the job: Backstreet’s back with children’s book http://bit.ly/5Hi3Z8
just renewed my membership in the Sacred Heart Auto League. It’s totally a real thing: http://bit.ly/6bFmq1
An interesting look back at the decade that was—a “culturally transformative one” for Chicago (via @chicagotribune): http://shar.es/a9zFW
IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS MORNING ALL OVER AGAIN! I just learned @TuckerCarlson is on Twitter. Maybe ‘cause he just started. But what joy is mine!
Speaking of…I head to Lemont after work for Christmas 2009 No. 437. And there’s still one Christmas party to go, right, @joelemiller?
From the bottom of my editor heart (because I’m editing this week): RT @Oatmeal 10 words you need to stop misspelling http://bit.ly/8MhwXT
This unfortunate hed makes me think of the witch from Hansel and Gretel. Anyone? RT @windycitynews Lockport man charged with battering child
saw Sherlock Holmes with The Fam this weekend. A good review from @gapersblock, though I’m not sure I’d be SO effusive: http://bit.ly/76eY04
Another decade-end list…This one, the Sun-Times made! RT @ebertchicago Rob Feder’s Chicago media stories of the decade http://j.mp/75uV03
After a weekend without Internet access, I realize I didn’t wish everyone a Merry Christmas. There still are eight days of Christmas, right?
Best decade-end wrap-up: (And answer: Just barely!) RT @ebertchicago Ohmigod. Did we live through all this? http://j.mp/5bdKIi
And best year-end (P.S. I’m mcemilywrites on Wave, too!): RT @SeamusCondron Using Google Wave to say goodbye to 2009: http://bit.ly/5JrEtp
I will at least try to stay on top of wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Try being the operative word. ;)
Great. Now the keyhole to my car door is frozen stuck AND there’s a Lock-Ease nozzle wedged stuck in it.
I haven’t opened all my presents yet today, but I’m REALLY hoping to find the pope’s new album under the tree. www.musicfromthevatican.com
Wearing light-up Santa Claus earrings to church Xmas Eve? Done. Falling asleep in dino footie PJs? Done. I’m ready for this day to start!
MIGHT be rocking out to the Backstreet Boys at work (yes, at work). Shh. To be fair, I’m getting inspiration for an article I’m writing.
Some sweeter, more Christmassy beats: RT @SoundsFamilyre Free Christmas Music! http://ping.fm/ksXry #musicmonday #late Happy Christmas Eve!
Dit*to*! ** RT @ktpoy Totally doing it. RT @FakeAPStylebook To simulate a white Christmas for readers, randomly add asterisks to your copy.
Shopping, sending cards, baking, moving, covering for coworkers who are out of town—all I want for Christmas this year is SLEEP.
The Tom & Jerry was invented by a journalist, and hopefully it will be drunk by this journalist Christmas Day—for free: www.hillstap.com
You know the part in the SATC movie when Carrie tells Miranda and Samantha, “You two could rule the world?” That’s me and @gracekelle.
Guess which one @gracekelle is…? ;)
stopped by @ipsentocoffee this morning to pick up art by Fred Burkhart and an eggnog latte creation by @kristin3w. Best start to a day EVER.
Seconded! RT @joelemiller Finally made it to @bellyshack for #bacon chocolate chip ice cream. Liked the ice cream, loved the food.
Must. Finish. Packing. Who thought moving during the holidays was a good idea?!
Wow. I didn’t see any of these: RT @ebertchicago My list of the Best Films of 2009. http://j.mp/8aaNG5
My vote for Best Film of ‘09 goes to La Ronda, which @joelemiller and I saw at the Chicago Latino Film Festival www.latinoculturalcenter.org
got to use that yellow ice scraper to match my yellow car from @real_juliadoyle this morning. Thanks, my not-so Secret Santa!
It crammed a lot of miracles into one musical number, @joelemiller noted. And who knew Bohemian Rhapsody was about the crucifixion?
If there are 2 things I love, it’s Jesus & Queen. @cicomedy’s It Came Upon A Midnight Queen started slow, but didn’t disappoint in the end.
And a big #FollowFriday thanks to @AlexParker and @RockinL7 for Listing me, as well!
#FF The woman, the myth, the legend, @PRsarahevans! I was surprised to learn we weren’t already following each other! Thanks for Listing me!
Last, but not least, #FF @JessDowney, who profiled me this week as one of Chicago’s Most Eligible Bachelorettes. So is she! Thanks, Jess!
According to @demicooper, I make the Internet a better place to live. Which may be the nicest thing anyone’s ever said. So do they—#FF.
http://twitpic.com/typ0a - This year’s Xmas card, featuring my new roommates! Send me your address, and I MIGHT get them out before Xmas.
Thanks for tweeting my story! RT @real_juliadoyle See Bulls play & give Special Olympians experience of lifetime http://tinyurl.com/y8mlca8
In case of emergency, or a Sith emperor trying to Jedi-lightning your son, click here: RT @UnMarketing Noooooooooooooo! http://bit.ly/8Lt1TH
would have liked to have made something extravagant for the newsroom Xmas party today, but a supermarket veggie plate will have to suffice.
Good cause & good resource: RT @MKraft Make helpareporter.com trend on Twitter today & @skydiver will give $1,000 to charity #helpareporter
To the person who also brought a veggie plate for the newsroom Xmas party, I SIGNED UP ON THE LIST. You can just take yours on home.