Monday, 10 November 2014

Monday Morning Happyness

There are several reasons for one to be happy on Monday Mornings and there are enough reasons to not be (end of weekend and what not) but one can always find a reason to be happy on a Monday morning that will evidently make for a brighter start of the week!

I've got two today:

1. Forgotten money in coat pocket- SCORE!

2. A beloved song is on the radio on the way to work! Not so much for the good music, but the memories it's associated with.


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Modern Day Stalking

In my wonderful august adventure in America (!), I had  the pleasure to meet the awesome girl that is Marissa Langman! She's a copywriter and she's just amazing! We bonded over the sexyness of Joseph Gordon Levitt, photobooths, sangria, music and fake tatoos! She showed me the best of San Francisco and it was memorable. 

So Marissa is a big fan of social networking sites- and so am i! Recently she published an article sharing her thoughts on modern day stalking. You can read the full article
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Go ahead and read this : http://www.thebolditalic.com/articles/4364-does-googling-your-friends-make-me-a-stalker

Here are some of my fav quote: 

"Would we have this same urge to discover such mundane information about strangers and acquaintances if it wasn’t so readily available? I’d like to think I wouldn’t be lurking in alleys or peering through windows to get this type of information – I hope, I really do hope."

I certainly hope not- that would be s stweird. I do think though, that part of it has to do with people oversharing. It's just there for us to see. I personally think one of the characteristics of the teach-savy generation is oversharing and therefore, over-receiving. This simply makes us addicted to information, and when it's a slow day on facebook we'll have to find it elsewhere. Part of it has to do with the fact that in past decades people were more private too. But, in the prior to facebook era, didnt we talk about people too??We didnt lurk in alleys, but wouldnt we jump with excitement when our friend heard from another friend who heard from another friend that our crush was at the cinema?!

The truth of the matter is, we are shaped nowadays to store useless information. Before facebook, it was tabloids. Millions of magazines have been sold because a celebrity had a baby or a nervous break down. The internet has allowed- in a way- all of us to feel like celebrities. We share private stories or funny ones with our facebook community with is compiled by people we either speak to or dont- and thats fine, because we are knowingly do it. What happens next?Oh the sharers become stalkers. I dont think anyone who shares stuff on facebook, isnt interested in seing what other people share too. 

Lets just consider for a second how people interact nowadays - it's mostly online. Where people used to meet at bars or on the street, this has moved to the virtual hang outs now : facebook messaging, twitter, even tinder. One would say, people meet traditionally still, yes they do, and then they look each other up on facebook. Which bring me to my next quote from Marissa : 

"1. Does he have a girlfriend? 
2. What are his friends like? 
3. What does his ex look like?"

We go in search of this sort of information as soon as possible. Why? Simply because we want to save ourselves the trouble and the agony of wondering. If all the single ladies can find this stuff out with the occassional awkward conversation and the heart race that comes with it, why not? And this is a result of the pace of modern life. Everybody is in a hurry to meet standards and goals set by society: must get a good job, must find good boy, must get married. In the end though, we simple cant do it all and be happy and on top of it.

And remember, sharing is caring (!) 




Monday, 9 September 2013

Tasos and Marietta were seating on a tree....


So Saturday was an super awesome day! Marietta from Double Crochets tied the knot!! It was a wonderful wedding full of love and music. The bride and groom were happy, relaxed and in love- it was the perfect combination! 
The party involved lots of live music from three different bands and the vibe was that of a celebration  of a union. I wish them all the best from the bottom of my heart! 

I hope you all took a moment to admire the beauty and awesomeness of the bride!!! 

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

September

A lot of people say that September kinda sucks because it's the end of the summer, also most possibly the start of fall/winter but i personally i'm quite fond of September.

Here's what happens in September:

1. The weather is not too warm but not cold either, so you can wear you most loved clothing items without worrying for the heat (something that happens quite often in Greece). Also, the colours and the prints!!!










2. Weddings: a lot of wedding in september. I love weddings so i'm not too hassled about that.More importantly: my friend Mariettas wedding <3 It's this saturday - the excitement is immense!!

3. You get to meet all the people you havent met because it was the holidays or it was summer or you wanted to eat your weight in ice-cream and stand in front of the air condition all night. Speaking of ice-cream, here's the most awesome ice-cream i've had lately :
three twins <3


I mean come on!! Even the name is amazing! Also, if you eat it in september you dont have to worry about wearing a bikini, tights season is on it's way!!!

4. American Television : all my favorite shows are back !!! This years picks : "The New Girl" and also " The Mindy Project". Because Mindy is simple amazing and i can totally see myself in her, she's like Bridget Jones of the new decade- or millenia. I have a crash on her. Also on the way she dresses.

I also think it's pretty amazing that someone whos not size -2 is starring on a show and is wearing awesome clothes!

5. The Music: there is something about september and the music, anything you listen to fits in place and time and feels just right. I'm going through the 1940s music obsession.

6. The Bars: not too cold for outside but not too warm for inside: you favourite bars and your local are open for bussiness after a summer tha felt like hell on earth.

Winter: bring it on. I'm ready for you.

Friday, 30 August 2013

American Adventure

I finally crossed the pond over to the US!! It's been a long time i wanted to do just that, and i never thought there would come a day when i'd land at San Francicsco International Airport!!

I started obsessing about the trip over there, after all 12 hours in a flying machine is a very very long time but i will talk about that in a different post.

So i met my awesomely amazing friend Sarah Reese and we embarked on our adventure with the sole scope of me experiencing as many american things as possible, and ultimately admit if i want to live there permanently or not.

One thing i am very happy about is that i met some truly awesome people and i'm glad i shared precious times with them! We went on a road trip and i had fireball and delicious food!!!! Yes, i will admit that i could live in the US permanently


Dimi x

Friday, 21 June 2013

Prom Night, 2013


I find that one thing Americans might find surprising is that over here in Europe, being raised in the American cutlure of Grease, American Graffiti and the rest of Highschool movieschick-flicks and/or boy meets girls sort of movie every single girl is dreaming of prom night! Some will not admit to it, but all wish there would come a night when girls would wear pretty dresses, the boys would give them a corsage, they would take a picture on their front porch and then proceed to the actual ball.

The popular kids would be the kings and queens and the other would aspire to the ugly duckling turned swan sort of thing. It's all magical untill you wake up and you're not in suburban America, but rather in a small neighborhoud in suburban Athens. 

And then someting changes. Just 8 years after my highschool graduation, i finally get to go to prom- and it's the best kind of prom : a 1950s prom, with the fluffy skirts and the pure romance, the kind where you seat in the corner and a boy asks you for a dance. So tonight is the night: The Rollin' Foxes Prom Night!



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