No surprise that I have a thing for this MAJOR NEW TERRITORY AND PHENOM that has become such a tired conversation: social media. Naturally, when I came across this presentation (via a dear tweep, actually) I was so deeply inspired, moved, and admittedly FREAKING OUT AT THE EPIC GLORY OF THIS DECK, I had to share. It is relatively long, but they really are the most worth it 104 slides you’ll ever flip through. Next to all of these, of course. The minds behind it and their whole philosophy are SO COOL. Major props. You are all invited over for tea parties ANYTIME you’d like.
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Through one of my internships this summer, I got to tour the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. Unfortunately, all of the soap operas have been moved to the West Coast, but they USED to be filmed right where I was walking! We got an all-access tour, including a visit to control rooms new and old, and we watched men build the set of Nate Berkus’s new show.
The coolest was seeing Katie Couric’s desk and all of the little news minions running about behind the stage, searching for facts! The whole experience made me feel very Mary Tyler Moore.
No, it’s NOT a musical about unfair wages for cheap trendy clothes! IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THAT.
As a young girl who likes putting together an outfit before I walk out the door, working with a college student budget makes attempting to be fashionista rather challenging. So yes, certainly, from time to time slash ALWAYS I can appreciate the allure of the Forever21 retail chain of glory that touts blatant designer knockoffs and costume jewelry that turns your fingers green or falls apart by the time sequins and studs are out of style anyway.
I’ve been excited for quite some time, then, for the new Forever 21 in the middle of Times Square (in the old Virgin Megastore building), mere BLOCKS from where I intern. I could see many a lunch break wasted roaming the bowls of cocktail rings.
Imagine my delight when I got to go to the GRAND OPENING at 10am on Friday, June 25th! This was no average grand opening. IT WAS A PEP RALLY EXTRAVAGANZA OF APPROPRIATELY OUTRAGEOUS 21ST BIRTHDAY-LIKE PROPORTIONS!!!
Approaching the black velvet ropes, the first 1,000 guests got $10 gift cards handed to them. AND THEN. WHEN YOU WALKED INSIDE. THERE WAS THE ENTIRE STAFF. CLAPPING. AND CHEERING. WITH YELLOW NAMETAGS. AND THEY HANDED YOU THESE CANVAS SATCHELS. WITH TANK TOPS INSIDE. AND ON YOUR WAY OUT THE DOOR YOU GOT AN ALUMINUM WATER BOTTLE. AND IT WAS JUST. JUST…. FOREVER21 DAY IS THE BEST DAY!
I now have an official stance on all those “labor laws” and “slave wage” rumors that always seem to come up when I walk in the door post-excursion, and I’m holding a trademark fluorescent yellow plastic bag with a secretive psalm on the bottom: the stance is that: LOOK. IT’S A RECESSION. IF I CAN GET A BREEZY BEACH DRESS FOR $13.50, YOU CAN BE SURE THAT I AM GOING TO BE WEARING THAT DRESS TO THE BEACH! Hrrrrumph.
This store is 4 stories of AMAZING GLORY and all o y’all can enjoy spending $300 too much on that silk romper, cause this poly-blend should be more than sufficient to romp around in at my age.
RAISE YOUR TEACUPS!
To continue the frappucino commentary- MCDONALDS WILL NOW SHAME YOU STARBUCKS.
McDonalds already wowed everyone with their Newman’s Own coffee and their McCafe launch that had everyone pleasantly surprised that they could enjoy a latte for under $4. It felt wrong, and I was confused. A hot mocha beverage for LESS than the price of an entire meal? I didn’t understand and my throat was befuddled when I would sip McCafe beverages. THEY WERE SO REASONABLY PRICED! And every red-blooded American loves Paul Newman. Duh.
It was genius of old McDonald, and last April, when I walked into a New York McDonalds, I saw a new item on the menu. An item that was sure to satisfy my actual, eternal, unending, craving for a milkshake that I typically quell with a latte because it matches my outfit better, and walking down the street with an iced coffee is more socially acceptable than if I were to stroll with an extra large UBurger Chocolate shake.
Because, fact is, I AM ALWAYSSSSS IN THE MOOD FOR A MILKSHAKE. Milkshakes are delicious and amazing AND FUN and the only thing tastier is tuna tar tare. Glistening above the McDonalds register was a sign advertising a new concoction, that for 2.99 plus tax for a small, I was willing to endeavor into the unknown for. A mocha frappe. No whip. I never liked whipped cream, but HOLY MOTHER OF MOSES SMALL MOCHA FRAPPE FROM MCDONALDS I HAVE LOVED NOTHING LIKE I LOVE YOU. I GIVE YOU 18 THUMBS UP AND WILL INDULGE IN YOU DAILY.
They’re perfect. They’re like a jillion hugs loving and gliding down your throat! Like a mocha coffee milkshake, they’re not too icey like Frappucinos, and they’re already CRAZY sweet so I don’t have to take the time to add sugar. A small is more than satisfying, and at this price, I can actually afford you! And McDonalds are EVERYWHERE SO I CAN ALWAYS HAVE YOU. So, dear mocha frappe, I love you. That is all. Everyone go out and try. Unless you don’t have a sweet tooth. In which case, go drink a green tea or something cause mickey dees frappes are not for the diabetics. Raise your teacup to the frappes, and drink up!