It’s Wet Wednesday! Here’s what has me hot and bothered this lovely January afternoon.
SXSW Mentor Sessions. So here’s some news: I found out a couple weeks ago that South by Southwest has added new “Mentor Sessions” to their programming this year and I was invited to be a mentor! I’m excited to be able to share what I’ve learned about blogging, social media, and career with people there, but I’m really, really excited to be able to attend all the speakers and panels. I feel like there is just so much to learn at an event like this and I’m really pumped about it.
A weekend photo shoot. Guess who’s taking off (some of) her clothes and taking pictures this weekend? THIS GIRL. I’ve actually wanted to do a boudoir type photo shoot for a while now, as I feel like I want to have a way to remind myself of a time when I felt really, really happy and comfortable in my own skin. After always thinking about how I wanted to do this, I finally just decided to do it! A couple of weeks ago, I got in touch with one of my good friends who is also a photographer and we’re making it happen this weekend. I don’t know if “boudoir” is the right word…it’s going to be less “Frederick’s of Hollywood” and more “lazy Sunday.” I want to feel like myself and I don’t know that I feel that way when I’m all tarted up. Anyway, I have no idea what to expect or how confident I’ll feel once I take my top off, but I think it will be a good experience! Any advice from those who have done this before?
SOPA. Soooo the big news of the day — the Internet has blacked out! To be honest, that this is news and that there are still people who are like, “Huh?! Wikipedia done shut down!? But I need to do my homework!!” is sort of weird to me. Maybe it’s because I work at an Internet startup and am surrounded by geek culture, but SOPA is something I’ve been discussing with my coworkers and friends for a while now. And by “discussing” I mean “alternately getting really angry and getting really terrified that this is the beginning of the end of free speech and the world as we know it.” I thought about blacking out my blog, but then I figured that I would just look really lame in comparison, to, you know…WIKIPEDIA being down. Then again, that “what difference will I make?” attitude is exactly the sort of thing that pisses me off on Election Day, so I’m bothered with myself for not getting publicly pissy about this sooner. Anyway, I’m bothered by SOPA itself, bothered by the amount of people who had no idea what SOPA was until today, when they tried to plagiarize their history report, and bothered that I didn’t take more action beyond shouting at my friends about it.
I’ll be honest — this Wednesday hasn’t been exceptionally warm and fuzzy. I had a migraine last night and feel pretty groggy today. But! Thinking about the good things going on in my life is cheering me up a bit.
What’s on your hot and bothered list today?