Who's on Facebook? If you are, you too are enjoying the latest, greatest guilty pleasure: "25 Random Things About..." I have not completed a list, but without fail I finish reading yours with the biggest smile on my face. Douglas Quenqua said in his NY Times piece about the "25 Things" phenomenon (2/5/09) that it's anybody's guess why this particular note has caught on and spread so much faster than anything else on Facebook to date. It may be true introspection, an opportunity for verbosity or simply unapologetic narcissism... I have my theory and it fits perfectly with The New Now's reason for being: it is Community. When I read your lists of "25 Random Things" I feel close to you and proud of you, I laugh with you and feel much less isolated thanks to your confessions which are seemingly written just for me to read.
I know not what time of day or what state of mind brings you to this post, but I want to hear from you. So that there is more for us to read and, in the spirit of "25 Random Things", so we can learn about each other while we share what makes it easier to get through each day.
THE SANITY SALON: INEXPENSIVE INDULGENCES TO FILL THE SPACE
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Scented Candles from GAP (last purchased at $2.99)- Light one next to where you're sitting and take it with you when you pace
"Force It" Walks - Make an "appointment" (e.g. in 15 minutes...) with your Partner and get outside together. Takes the place of a pricier date night and forces conversation, don't know how, but always works.
Good, dark, grocery store chocolate after dinner, no matter what, a promise to you from the Universe that good things await if you make it through the day
- Charlotte: Ghirardhelli Bliss Intense Mint ($2.99)
- Suzy: Dove Silky Smooth with Roasted Almonds ($3.53)
Set up DVR (or Tivo) and study the day's media. Make a plan for what you get to watch each evening and record others for a later viewing. There is so much good TV out there right now! Some of my favorites:
- Damages (FX)
- Weed (HBO)
- Big Love (HBO)
- Brothers and Sisters (ABC)
- House (Fox)
- Mad Men (AMC)
Please don't wait, add to The New Now.