Friday, July 15, 2011

My love afair with Harry Potter

This Friday the final movie in the Harry Potter Series will come out. This event will be a bitter sweet event for me. You see I have a love affair with Harry Potter. 7 novels,  10 years, 8 movies. I saw Harry Potter and the Scorcers Stone after listening to the audio book on trip home from college. I was instantly hooked. Since then I have purchased and read all the books as well as bought the movies in blu-ray and regular dvd. I am currently trying to get all the books in hardback now. I think I'm a little obsessed with Harry Potter don't you!? 

Why do I love The Harry Potter series? 
There's something magical about the story.   J.K. Rowlings (the author of the Harry Potter series) has created a world with wizards and magic. To be able to wave a wand, same a spell and effect a magical change on some person, object, or situation. Also, they made me feel nine years old, in a way that reading the books or watching the films of my youth could never do now. It's not nostalgia.It's called new direction. I also love Harry Potter because  the films are pretty faithful to the books, where it matters most. And I admire that. It happens so rarely. I usually love the book book and hate the movie but with this series I love both!  Another thing I really love about the books is the characters are really believable and are extremely easy to fall in love with. I especially love the relationship between Harry and Ginny. I like that even through they are really meant for each other that they are able to let each other go for a time but still end up together in the end! I also love the relationship between Harry, Hermione, and Ron. I like that just are really loyal and genuinely love each other as friends. Something very hard to find and harder to keep in real life. 

Needless to say I will have a package of tissues with me this Friday when I go to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.  It will be like I am saying good bye to friends. However, I am thankful they will still live on in my heart. 

What movies do you absolutely love and why do you love them ? 

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Google + ? The New Facebook?

For those of you don't know Google + is on the scene. Everyone is calling the new social media "must have". Everyone that is but Google. In the company's announcement, you won't find the phrase anywhere. They instead use another "S" word: "sharing." 
By not labeling Google+ as a "social network," Google has a point. Google+ is no more a social network than it is any number of other online communications media. Google+ is also an email service, blogging platform, micro-blogging site, news feed, video conferencing system, chat service, location-based social network and more. So why call it a "social network"?
I recently got added to Google + and I had mixed emotions about what I found. First thing I noticed is it's so much cleaner, crisper, and less cluttered than Facebook. No adds. Yeah.. It has five components:  Circles, Hangouts, Instant Upload, Huddle and Sparks. The blurb explains that Circles allows you to assign your friends in an arbitrary number of "circles" – family, colleagues, poker buddies etc – "just like real life". Hangouts brings "the unplanned meet-up to the web for the first time. Let specific buddies (or entire circles) know you're hanging out and see who drops by for a face-to-face chat". Instant Upload means that your pictures and videos upload automatically to a private album, ready for sharing. Huddle is group text-chat, which apparently will be very useful "when you're trying to get six different people to decide on a movie". And Sparks is some kind of RSS feed on hyper drive. "Tell Sparks what you're into and it will send you stuff it thinks you will like."

Right now Google + is limited test form so it it not open to the public. However, if you would like to get an invite to Google+ just send me your email address and I'd be happy to send you an invite. If you are already on Google+ you can add me here 

I think Google + is going to be a wonderful 
What do you think of Google and it's many features?
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Monday, July 11, 2011

I'm here! Well sorta...

Hi! everyone! I hope your summer is going along speedily! I can't believe that we are almost half way through July! I just wanted to let you know that this weekend the Lady Bloggers Social Conference this weekend. It was so awesome! I learned so much and met so many phenomenal women!  Ladies if you are not a member of the lady bloggers society you can find out more about it here. Guys I don't know if there's a men blogger society or not but it's a great way to network and meet people. I'm gonna be doing some major updating and changing on my blog. I am even thinking of starting a new blog. Not sure about everything yet but I'm super excited. Where do you go to network and meet fellow social media people and  bloggers?

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