File under: Random

Streams of semi-consciousness:

I’ve been sharing some stuff I find interesting via my Google Reader stream. Take a look and discover some miscellaneous tidbits about social media, the year’s most retweetable Twitter posts, movie comparisons and the occasional how-to article.

* * *

Speaking of retweetable tweets, I see the No. 10 item comes from @shitmydadsays. It is this: Don’t focus on the one guy who hates you. You don’t go to the park and set your picnic down next to the only pile of dog shit. That’s a pretty good perspective. I’m still not going to follow that account, or watch the TV show based on it.

* * *

Remember Sydney? She’s a co-worker’s amazing daughter who went through a series of medical treatments earlier this year as part of the process to beat cancer. (I blogged about Sydney and her situation in October.) Well, Sydney celebrated her 3rd birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 14. And our humble effort to raise funds to help her parents with medical bills has netted more than $2,000. Thank you all for lending your support.

* * *

Sydney’s mom is now blogging about the experience. You should read it.

* * *

Music for creative types — like you.

* * *

Speaking of music, the Higher Ed Critics are back and getting ready to unleash their diverse musical tastes on the world with a countdown of their favorite albums of 2010. But first, one of the critics, Chris D’Orso, charms us with a list of 15 Christmas Songs You Need to Know — all with accompanying video. Our countdown will arrive soon.

Advertisements

Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s