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Monday, December 29, 2008

ShamWow Infomercial


Recently I started seeing this Infomercial for a product called ShamWow. It is by far my favorite Infomercial of all time now. The guy is just crazy, and the product is just WOW! ShamWow is this cloth that holds a ton of water and is supposedly better then any other towel you can get. It's made in Germany and you know the Germans make great stuff. Then of course you know Olympic Divers use it (Wait... WHAT?!) The product practically sells itself!

Check out the Infomercial and the Parody below it. What is your favorite Infomercial? If you have a youtube link go ahead, link it up!

Actual Infomercial:



Parody:


There are even more parodies of this infomercial on YouTube. Look it up! If you find a better one e-mail me the link! iellietv@gmail.com

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Papa Johns FAIL!

When it comes to delivery pizza in my area Papa Johns is the best. The pizza is always delicious and normally the pizza is always delivered in a timely manner. The one problem I have with Papa Johns is they have a small delivery area.

In September my boyfriend Grant bought a house that is kinda far out from Brandon but not that far out. We ordered from Papa Johns and the website said that they delivered to the area. We then got a phone call from the store claiming that they didn't even though we had seen the truck go farther down the road from the house. We were like ok cool we will order and pick-up. Then we got an e-mail stating that they did now deliver to the area. We were super excited! So we called ordered a pizza and again they claimed not to deliver to the area. This time we said we got the e-mail and they delivered the pizza. We continued to order pizza and they kept claiming we weren't in the area. We ordered pizza a bunch of times. At one point we were unable to order off of the website. It was odd it was like they locked out the account. So I created a new account and ordered a pizza last night. 5 minutes later I got a call from the manager who rudely told me they would not continue to deliver to our area that we were out of the area and we would have to come pick up the order. I told her that it would not be necessary and to please cancel the order. Her tone and attitude were so rude I actually got on the Papa Johns website and left a complaint.

After that whole ordeal I ended up ordering from Dominos and according to their website we were not in the delivery area either. So we went and picked up the pizza. I walked in by myself and walked up to the counter. A guy was working who well I can only say he looked like he was from Pearl. Totally nice guy though... for the most part.

I walked up to the counter asked for my order and I saw his eyes wandering downward. I looked down and realized my shirt had become unbuttoned on accident. ACCIDENTAL CLEAVAGE! When he turned around I quickly fixed the problem. When he came back he saw I had clearly zipped up my jacket all the way and then asked "Hey honey let me see your shirt there" I was in such shock that he said that I started laughing!!!!! And I pulled the collar out and showed him it was purple HA!

I got my pizza and then decided to ask "Do you happen to deliver to *insert Grants Address here*?" He then said "We do but you have to call you can't order it on the Internet. Actually hun if you had called me I could have given you a deal, But then your man might have gotten upset." Where I said "Oh hun he would have been furious!" He then said the skeeziest thing eva "You gonna come back to see me? Maybe alone next time?" I then laughed and started backing away... Then he said "At least bring a friend!" "Ok... Thank you!" and then I left.

I then realized thanks to accidental clevage we can now get pizzas delivered to Grants house. So, what started out as a crappy night of fail and no pizza turned out to be a win.

I will not order a pizza again from that particular Papa Johns ever again though. But I do recommend Papa Johns normally over any of the other delivery pizza joints.

Anyway that was my lil rant on that.

Whats your favorite Pizza? And do you have a Pizza Fail moment?
Keep It Real,
iEllie

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Be safe!

Here is a short video of me and Sophie (It is My brother Nick dog).



And the YouTube version of fail:

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Favorite iPod Touch Applications


On November 30th (the day after my birthday) I got an iPod Touch. I fell in love with it instantly, it was tech-love at first sight. If you already have a phone and have no need to connect to the Internet immediately and you can wait till you get to your favorite coffee house that has WIFI or a Krystal, or if you are on a budget (like me) and can't afford the iPhone and the monthly bill, than maybe the iPod Touch is for you.



I got the 8GB iPod which is a good amount of space but really not enough for me. My suggestion is to get the 16GB if you can and of course if you can afford the 32GB which is $399 then go for it. The 8GB is a nice size and I can put my favorite music into playlists and it works out well. The only negative is I can't fit all the music I want with a full length movie. Although, I am able to fit my Podcasts on with my music and it works great!



One of my problems with space has to deal with the Applications. I have become an application whore! Already I have filled up 4 pages of applications and then had to take some off because I wasn't able to fit my podcasts. Yeah... you could say I have a problem.

Of course I downloaded and used the popular ones that many of you know about, but then I have also dug around trying to find some others that have caught my eye.

One of the things that I have found on the Application store on iTunes are these e-books for the iPod and they are free. A few of them also have the audio attached with the application so if you are driving you can listen or you can listen and read. It's a pretty neat idea. At first I wasn't sure how I was going to read a book on a screen of that size but it ended up not being bad at all. So, if you are a big reader this might be something you want to look at. They also have an Amazon e-reader and you can download e-books and read them right on your iPod.



This is not a favorite application more of one that I found interesting. If drinking is more your game then maybe the Last Call Application is right for you. Last Call is an Application that tells you if you are to intoxicated to drive home. When you type in your weight and sex and then what you have been drinking as you go throughout the night, the application tells you if you need to get a ride. The great thing about the application is that there is an INTOXICATED button that takes you to a page to find numbers for Taxi's etc. in your area and lists their numbers.



Of course talking about Applications we can't leave out Twitter. I have tried a few different applications for Twitter that are Free (I try not to spend money on any apps and all the applications I've listed so far are free). So far the best FREE application for Twitter is Twitterfon. It has a clean look and you can easily switch to your main feed, to your @ feed, and to your Direct Message Feed. And there is a search option and an easy way to post photos. The one negative I have found is that it does not do retweets. Which is something I find very important in an application. I hope at some point they incorporate this into the application.



GAMES! I love games, and I love games on my iPod. So far I've downloaded a few silly Christmas games and then a few others. Some were free some cost me a few bucks but they were worth it in the end. Many of the games that do cost money have demos that are free so you can test it out before you spend the dough.

The first game I downloaded was MonkeyBall. I am a huge fan of MonkeyBall on the Game Cube and DS so when I heard there was a version in the App store I had to have it. It costs $7.99 but it is a lot of fun. I think this was the way MonkeyBall was meant to be played.



Another game that is going to cost you some money, but is totally worth it is Wurdle. I am a Wurdle addict. My High score is 2295 and Wilmas is 2440 (if you were wondering). This game is scrabble like and you create words by connecting the letters. Definitely a must have.

Some of the other games I have grown fond of that are free are Labyrith, Space Buster, BubbleWrap, Tap Defense, Penguin Lite, Topple, and iBowl.

The iPod Touch really is the "Funnest" iPod ever. I love mine and have found so many uses for it.

The amazing thing to me about the iPhone/iPod Touch is how it has created new Social Networks through Applications. More to come on this in a later post.

For now Keep It Real and Happy Holidays :)

PS
To all my friends if you are trying to think of the ultimate gift for me an iTunes Gift Card would be the awesome! hehe ;)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It Snowed!

It snowed this morning here. I haven't seen snow like this in a long time. I was very excited so I decided to go outside and play in it. Unfortunately all of my friends were either on the other side of town or at work so I was by myself :( It was still fun though.



I also went sledding on our flexible flyer saucer sled. It was fun till I sled into a puddle.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Finals Week!



It's that time again, FINALS WEEK! Yep, yep, that time of the semester where I bury my face into a book and research.

I have already completed 1 final and I have 1 more to go plus like 3 articles, 2 papers, 3 projects and a portfolio due all next week and tomorrow.

I'm a busy bee right now so if you don't hear back from me that is why. I may be MIA till the end of next week.

Anyway Check out the vid and see you all in a week. Hopefully I'll be able to edit some vids I have and do a few posts I haven't been able to do. Later friends!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Me Today Nov. 15th SMTT Bring It South Panola! & a Quantum of Solace Review!



Grant, HO, and I also went to see Quantum of Solace last night. It was a good movie I give it a 9 out of 10. Grant gives it a 8 out of 10. I think it's a good movie for theaters. I still like Casino Royale better but it's still an awesome Bond movie.

Check it out!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Troop Tube


As I was searching through my feeds this morning on my reader I found an article on Troop Tube. Immediately I went to the site and signed up for an account.

Some of you are aware I have had a few friends in the past and in the present who have gone over seas to fight for our country. Well, they block YouTube and Ustream (isn't that silly) from use. The military recently came back and started their own youtube like site called TroopTube!

I will probably be using this and encouraging my friend Montana who is currently over there to also use it and upload his videos (I say we keep the list going!!!!! this could get ugly people).

If you are interested in checking out this site check it out: http://www.trooptube.tv

The Conference

The Conference is over FINALLY! Thank you to all who attended in person and online. I apologize for the loss of feed during the keynote speaker. We were using a spotty connection.

The conference was awesome. About 70 people attended from major companies to small businesses to students. It was a hit! I'm hoping to get that group going in my area soon and possibly do something like this again but in a workshop format. I think people enjoy it! And of course next time I want to keep it free as well.

Also, I would like to apologize for my clear flake out moment during my intro. I lost my contact and have been slightly under the weather. It was interesting trying to see read things with one eye.

Don't forget to check out the conference website and join. Let's start a discussion! Ask questions and get them answered. Share and network :)


****This is to everyone regarding the blog*******
More posts are coming soon. I've got a busy month ahead of me with my birthday, Thanksgiving, papers, videos, and Finals.
Now that the conference is over I will be able to post more and some really interesting content I've been working on.
OH! And maybe I'll actually get to catch up on my feeds on google reader. :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Share the Power!

Recently, I started checking out this show: http://askohdoctah.com/ on Viddler. I've seen past episodes here and there and they are awesome. Recently they asked all their viddler friends to send in a video to use in their latest show. Check it out it turned out great!:

Having the Worst Day Ever! This made it all better!

Had a few set back with the Conference today. It's been bad making me panic a little. I wa really bad off until @TbroOnline tweeted this out. It made my day :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How Much Are your Tweets Worth?

I found this website http://be-a-magpie.com/start through a Tweet on Twitter from @besttechie and his Blog besttechie.net. I had to go check it out. Basically the site tells you how much you can make in a Month through their service by allowing your account be used as advertising.

I WOULD NEVER DO THIS! So no worries to my followers. I did however find that an interesting concept. Plus you can go to the site type in your Twitter name to see how much you would make a month. Which I thought was neat.

Here were my results:


You can go to the site and Try it yourself: http://be-a-magpie.com/start

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President-Elect Barack Obama's Victory Speech On Ustream.tv When Twitter Broke.

President-Elect Barack Obama not only won the Presidency this evening but he also Broke Twitter! For the entire day due to the elections twitter was slow and updates were delayed. By 11:00 pm ET Twitter just stopped. Many people didn't receive any tweets for a good hour. It was because Twitter was being overloaded with people tweeting about the outcome of the election from around the world. It was a monumental day in many senses. Congrats to Obama and Biden. I can only hope they will both represent our country well.

As for Ustream.tv:

Ustream.tv has had a stream throughout most of Obama's Presidential Campaign. On Nov. 4th it was no exception. Thousands and Thousands tuned in to watch his speech live on the popular live streaming site. You can still watch the recorded speech on Ustream.tv along with the other happenings of the evening.

Live Broadcasting by Ustream

The video may not work because so many people might be trying to watch the video at once. If this happens then just check out this awesome pic until it comes back up:

Election Day!

Election Day Vlog with iDeeDee. We talk about our Election Day experiences and fun. Check it out.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Best Buy wishes me Happy Birthday!

As some of you know my Birthday is coming up at the end of the month. I will be 23. Yay! Well, about an hour ago I recieved an e-mail from Best Buy giving me a coupon to use for my Birthday. At First I was SUPER EXCITED! I was ready to head back out and go buy a movie I wanted (Sleeping Beauty).

Then I read the Coupon again.



It seems the coupon expires on October 31, 2008... Odd thing is I only just got it for the first time today! Not to mention my Birthday isn't until Nov. 29th.



So whats the deal Best Buy?

Mississippi New Media Conference


http://www.msnewmedia.ning.com

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


On Nov.10th from 3-5pm there will be a New Media Conference at the Mississippi Public Broadcasting Auditorium. The conference will cover the topics of new media in education, new media in PR/Marketing, and social media tools. There will be coffee from Cups Espresso Cafe at the conference. This event is Free and open to the public.


Some of the Tools that will be discussed are: Podcasting, Blogging, Ning (Allows you to create your own free social network), Twitter (A mass updater through your PC or SMS texting), Pownce, Plurk, Facebook, Myspace, Google Reader, Viddler, YouTube, and a few others.



Speakers include:
Keynote:
Dr. Davies of the University of Southern Mississippi
Social Media Tools:
Thomas Broadus of Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Aaron Spencer of the Clarion Ledger
Todd Stauffer of the Jackson Free Press
PR/Marketing and Education:
Dred Porter of Magnolia Clippings
Amanda Powers of Mississippi State Univeristy
Matt Staggs who does Author Publishing PR work in the area

AGENDA:
Each Topic will have a Panel. There will be time to ask questions at the end of each session.

2:45-3:10 Sign In Mingle
3:10-3:20 Introduction
3:20-3:40 Social Media Tools
3:40-3:50 Questions on Social Media Tools
3:50-4:00 Break (Coffee From Cups will Be Served)
4:00-4:20 New Media in Education and PR/Marketing
4:20-4:30 Questions
4:30-4:35 Break
4:35-4:55 Keynote
4:55-END Questions

For more information and to register for the conference go to http://www. msnewmedia. ning.com
or

e-mail: msnewmedia08@gmail.com

Sunday, November 2, 2008

WoW Relapse

I had a WoW Relapse at Best buy EEP!

Halloween08 Haunted Macbook

My Macbook was haunted this week. It did weird things to my Halloween video. Nothing is in order and all the videos have weird effects to them. I'm not sure what happened :(

Friday, October 31, 2008

LOL Cat Art Show

I found this on icanhascheezburger.com And I had to post it. Check it out it's hilarious and a cool idea.

I have a thing for adventures.

Grant and I recorded this I think in December or something like that. We were in search of a adventure. We did not succeed. Oh well.

(See how mean he is to me ;) j/k )

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cups Tour

I had to do a Tour for my TV Workshop class. I choose to do mine at my 2nd home, CUPS! If you follow my Twitter feed you know I spend most of my time at cups and I go at least once a day for my delicious coffee. This was the same day the chick was browsing through my iTunes library and blaring my music through cups. If you listen while Michael speaks the first time you'll hear Time Warp. Check out where I hang out:

Also, don't forget about the New Media Conference in Jackson, MS at Mississippi Public Broadcasting on Nov. 10th. http://www.msnewmedia.ning.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stressful Times

Hello Friends,
So It's been awhile and I apologize for my absence, but it has been a hectic time. Currently I'm taking 16 hours or something which normally isn't that bad on hours but with the amount of upper level courses I am taking and then adding on a conference well it's more like 22 hours.

This is why I haven't really been able to do any shows, blog posts, videos, and even watching Tuesday Night Tech. I've actually not been able to watch for 4 weeks and tonight is show 69 and I'm going to have to miss it to write my Communication Law paper. I'm pretty busy but I am hoping I will be able to get back into things by the end of the semester.

I will be posting about the conference later today. If you want to check out the network I have set up relating to the conference go to http://www.msnewmedia.ning.com

Thanks for all the concerns and your patience all it's been pretty crazy for me academically, and personally.

iEllie

Oh and supposedly I tweet a lot. I really have tried to cut back :(

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Meet The Student

This is my TV Workshop assignment I made a 98 on. Not my best work but enjoy.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Alien Contact October 14th 2008

On October 14, 2008 it was predicted that there would be contact with Alien beings from outer space in Alabama.

I found this video of the encounter. Please watch all the way through. Some scenes are mixed with the popular movie Independence Day for effect. I did not create this video I found it thanks to my friend Krissie who tipped me off on the story.



Here is a serious question. Did anyone see this ship? If you have please go to this website: http://10-14-08.blogspot.com/ ;)

Have you heard about this? I had not until Krissie told me about it. Obviously it didn't happen. What are your thoughts on other life forms? What are your thoughts on this prediction?

Mississippi Public Broadcasting Goes Wacky with Wacky Bears!

Old Videos but I felt like posting them because I don't think I ever did in the first place. Anyway, Enjoy :)



Tuesday, October 7, 2008

WE <3 CAILLOU!

Yeah We <3 Caillou and Mississippi Public Broadcasting :P

WE <3 CAILLOU!

Yeah We <3 Caillou and Mississippi Public Broadcasting :P

No more Fail Whale?

I was on twitter just now and got this error message:



Does this mean that the Fail Whale is gone? Twitter likes to change it up a bit and I think it's great. But, I was really starting to like the Fail Whale. It's become apart of our everyday conversation. I kinda miss the Whale :(

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Don't Vote

My brother sent this to me and I urge you to pass it on. Also, check it out on College Humor

Sure it's funny, but really it's not a laughing matter. This year do yourself, your country and the world a favor... VOTE! It doesn't matter who you vote for, I don't care who you vote for, just as long as you go Vote.

I'm not going to say Vote or Die since obviously that didn't work (Paris Hilton is still alive). All I ask is that you register. I assure you it is painless and simple. All you have to do is take the time.

Find where to Register: www.maps.google.com/vote



Register
GO VOTE
kthxbai

My Dr. Horrible Desktop!

If you didn't get the tweet last night you missed my decision for my Halloween costume. This year I have decided to dress up as Hannah Dr. Horribles Horrible Assistant.

Ok so you might be thinking "ummm Dr. Horrible doesn't have a Horrible Assistant named Hannah..." Well, this was my super villain I created (pictures and video to come).

Grant (mogki) might be dressing up as Dr. Horrible which would put the icing on the cake.

Check out my Desktop for October :)

(Click the picture to see the full size image)
Share photos on twitter with Twitpic

Also be sure to check out the changes made on the blog.

kthxbai!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Customizing

I'm working on adding some new gadgets with the new blogger tools. It's neat and I've found some cool things but for a time the blog may look slightly jumbled please be patient while I work on getting it right again :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Brownie Treat

When I get stressed and need a break I bake. I love to bake! Today I decided to make some brownies for all my friends and later tonight I'm going to hand them out :)

All Eyes On Oxford



Tonight all eyes, not just around the Country, but around the World, will be on Oxford Mississippi for the First Presidential Debate. At 11:00am EST Senator McCain announced he will be at the debate this evening. The topic of the debate tonight is Foreign Policy, but last night Tom Brokaw, said that avoiding the topic of Economics would be impossible since both topics really go hand in hand.

McCain said earlier this week that he would not attend the debate unless a solution had been made on the Economic Crisis. As of yet there has not been one made and last night Washington Mutual (WAMU) collapsed and was taken over by Chase. Things are getting worse and worse with the Economy and hopefully soon the economy will turn around.

This election is important. No matter who you are supporting, we as a nation need to choose the right character and person to lead the country in the right direction. I have yet to make a decision. I am stuck in the middle of the issues and see the negatives and positives on both sides.

If McCain had not showed up to the debate tonight that would have been it for me. I would have then voted Obama. Now I am still split.

Tonight if you are interested in watching the debate you will be able to watch from anywhere in the world on http://www.mpbonline.org also with the live stream there will be a live chat where you can join in on the debate and the discussion.

I hope to see you all tonight I will be moderating the chat as I have been every night this week.



Check out the Candidates and what others are saying:
Twitter Election: http://election.twitter.com/
Obama website w/ Ustream.tv stream ;) http://www.barackobama.com/index.php
McCain website http://www.johnmccain.com/
Also check out live streams about the campaign live on Ustream.tv



kthxbai

********************************Edit************************************
Dee and Audrey Talk about the debate!!!
Debate Count Down:

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Heroes Season 3 Premiere



Over the Summer my friends and I have developed one common love for the TV show Heroes. Finally last night Season 3 premiered and it was amazing (I would like to apologize all that follow me on twitter for my outbursts and insane tweets). So in the end we have decided we just all need to get together and have a Heroes party every Monday to watch the show.

Wilma had to work last night unfortunately, so today she was catching up on what she missed while we were sitting at cups. We also have decided to do a little video blog of the show on what we think, our views, theories, how hot Peter is etc. Anyway, This is the first video and we hope you enjoy (And yes most likely others from the group will be joining in on this. I haz a feeling):






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Oh and ummmm my YouTube Related Videos is Rick Rolling people:

Friday, September 19, 2008

A shout out to JimmyMac

JimmyMac Shout Out:

JimmyMac dared me to give him a shout out on the intercom at the bowling alley. So I did!

Apple Store Opening



Grant and I finally made it over to the new Apple Store that just opened in our area. It was a lot of fun and I was just a little excited ;)

This is Epic:

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Busy

I've been really busy lately and trying to get back on my feet. I've put the blog on hold for the time being until I can get some other things in my life straight.

I have a pretty full schedule with school and if you haven't heard I am putting together a New Media Conference at Mississippi College by the end of the Semester (it's for a grade).

If you have not heard my Uncle recently passed away suddenly.

I'm just stressed and emotionally exhausted. Please just be patient I will be back with more blog posts.

Ellie

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mississippi College "New Media" Conference

I am in the planning stage of putting together a "New Media" Conference at Mississippi College for a class. Yeah, it will be a grade for me which means most likely I will go over the top like I did for Senior Project in High School (yes I've put together a workshop before but it was on "Things With Wings").

Right now I am looking for people who are interested in the conference. Anyone who wants to attend speak etc. I will be working with our Communications department here at MC to put it together but I would love any ideas or advice for you all as well.

If you are interested please e-mail me at iellietv@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Random Myspace Post

Just a Quick Little post

I logged on to my Myspace today. And accepted some friend requests. When it went to the next page this ad was on the center of it:



I wanted to click it but did not in the end.

Has anyone gotten this ad before? if you have did you click it? I'm curious as to what it does and where it goes.

kthxbai

Monday, September 1, 2008

On The Scene Before the Storm in Jackson, MS #Gu


I was out and about Saturday Night before the storm and here is my report on what I saw related to Hurricane Gustav prep around the Jackson, MS area.

Mobile post sent by iEllie using Utterzreply-count Replies.  mp3

Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Weather Channel: Jim Cantore


Many people know of Meteorologist Jim Cantore for the Weather Channel. It is common knowledge that if he is in your town most likely be ready to get blown away. Some people go so far to call him "The Angel of Death".


I am happy to report, for the Mississippi area at least, that he is not in our fine state. He is reporting from South East Louisiana along the coast in a town called Houma Louisiana. This is one of the cities they are expecting the eye to make landfall.

Jim Cantore if you ever end up reading this... Please stay away from us... You scare me.

kthxbai

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Important Info On Pickup locations for Gustav Evacuations

A Press Release sent out by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency:

PEARL – The Mississippi Department of Education is prepared to deploy up to 100 school
buses for people who need to evacuate the Gulf Coast on Sunday.

People living in FEMA travel trailers and mobile homes, Mississippi Cottages and others in
flood hazard areas have been ordered to evacuate Jackson, Hancock and Harrison counties
beginning Sunday at 8 a.m.

The buses will leave en route to pickup sites on the Gulf Coast beginning 7:30 a.m. Sunday. The
buses will take evacuees to pre-designated shelters throughout the state.

The pickup locations are as follows:
Biloxi
*Biloxi Jr. High School Irish Hill Parking Lot
*Biloxi High School Football Stadium on Richard Drive

D’Iberville
*D’Iberville High School on Warrior Drive

Gulfport
*Milner Stadium on 38th Avenue
*Good Deeds Center on Madison Avenue

Long Beach/Pass Christian
*West Harrison County Community Center on West Espy Avenue

Harrison County
*Lizana Elementary School on Lizana School Road
*Saucier Elementary School on 1st Street
*Harrison Central Elementary on Dedeaux Road.

The last bus will leave the coast at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Anyone who cannot get to the community pickup points must call Coast Transportation
Authority at 228-896-8080 immediately to make arrangements to be picked up.

For more info go to http://www.msema.org/

Friday, August 29, 2008

Gustav: Staying Up-To-Date!


Thanks to technology and things like Twitter we are all able to stay connected better than ever. This is no different for staying up-to-date on the latest with Hurricane Gustav.

Twitter is becoming a great resource during catastrophic events. During the recent earth quake in California people were alerted about damage and the actual quake before the Media even had a chance to jump on it. This is turning anyone into an on the scene reporter in a sense. It's also allowing information to travel much faster.

Twitter is already being used to track information on Gustav. The Home Depot is using their account to keep customers up to date on the latest shipments of supplies to their stores. Newspapers and other forms of Media are keeping their audience up to date as soon as information is available. Not, to mention the thousand other twitterers who are just average joes.

I plan on twittering everything during the hurricane if it hits. When Katrina hit we never lost cell phone service. Even if I couldn't make a phone call I was able to send out a text message. We also bought battery boosters and battery cranker's to keep our phones charged (available at Wal-Mart). If you do plan on twittering during Gustav remember to #Gustav it so it will be tracked (MEMA will be tracking the tweets this way).

Here are some resources to stay up to date with the latest info before, after, and during the storm:

MEMA has a sign up to receive text messages, e-mails, and phone calls on important alerts on their website http://www.msema.org/

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) has a phone number that you can call to listen to NPR the number is: 601-326-1184 or check out the site http://www.mpbonline.org

If you are on Twitter (An account is free if you haven't signed up) Here is a list of people I suggest you follow:
@hurricanes2008
@TheHomeDepot
@clarionledger
@sunherald
@redcross
@MPBOnline

Those are just a few off the top of my head. If you know of any others please post them in a comment so people can follow them.

Be Safe Everyone!

Gustav: Hurricane Prep Guide


As of today Gustav has been upgraded to a CAT 1 Hurricane (to get updates on Gustav and other storms follow @hurricanes2008). When it is expected to make land fall, and which track it will be taking is still unknown. Although, many Meteorologists are predicting it will make landfall 50 miles West of New Orleans. This will bring the Eastern portion of the storm along the Miss. Gulf Coast and New Orleans.

This brings a great risk to areas affected by Katrina. Many people are still living in FEMA trailers. Today, I saw a tweet from @sunherald that stated Miss. had issued a Mandatory Evacuation for all residents still living in FEMA trailers.

A mandatory evacuation, if necessary, is said to take place some time Sunday for Coastal residents. Already, MDOT has roads such as I-55, I-59 and Hwy 49 set up for 1 way evacuation traffic heading North. These roads are not shut down yet but are prepared to if quickly needed.

There are also buses on call to help evacuate people on the Miss. Coast and New Orleans. Voluntary Evacuations on buses in New Orleans and La. area have begun.

Food and water supplies have been stored and are ready to be handed out. The Home Depot has set up a Twitter Account and is using it to tweet out information on shipments and shortages in areas of the path of Gustav (follow @thehomedepot).

Today, in a press conference, Governor Barbour stressed the need to prepare early and to evacuate if needed, explaining the government can only do so much and the self preparation is important. The Gov. also stated that it was not a time to panic and to remain calm.

All we can do now is prepare for the worse.

List of things to get:
-Water (either bottled, jugged, or fill up empty containers. Also remember to fill up your tubs in case the water pumps go out)
-non-perishable food items
-Lanterns/Flash Lights
-Batteries
-Radio
-Weather Radio or Emergency Radio
-Cell phone boosters or extra batteries (great for if the land lines go out most likely you will still have phone service)
-Generator
-Charcoal
-ICE
-Gas (it's best to keep your tank at full in case either you need to travel quickly or if there is a gas shortage after the storm, which happened after Katrina.)
-Tarps in case a tree or limb comes through your roof or windows

Those are just some items that are important to remember while preparing for the storm.

Word is that Meteorologist Jim Cantore of the Weather Channel is on the Miss. Gulf Coast (This is a rumor not confirmed.) Yes, that would be the Angel of Death (A lil joke).

Just try to be safe everyone!
Please keep in mind that Tropical Storm Hanna still poses a threat.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Day Back to Class!



At the beginning of the Summer. A few of my friends and I went out shopping (Wilma, Katie, and Sharon). While we were out shopping I bought a Hannah Montana wig. Well the deal was I could buy the wig if I promised to wear it the first day back to class for the Fall semester.








Today I am keeping my end of the bargain. I have Hannah Montana'd myself for class and I am ready to go!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I'm going to New Orleans! NOT the New Media Expo!



And I'm actually very excited and packing a dress for cocktails possibly tomorrow evening with Anna at the Lounge in the Hotel. Will Be streaming :P

Monday, August 11, 2008

I Auditioned and Rick Roll'd American Idol!


This past Saturday August 9th I auditioned for the popular Fox Television show American Idol. I woke up at 6:00 AM put my wig on and started preparing for a monumental moment. Above is a video of me preparing for my big break.

I arrived at the Auditions and there were already about 50 people in line. As time went on more people began to show up. My Friend Wilma was a good sport and came out to support me and ended up waiting an hour outside while I was in a waiting room with 50 other people waiting to perform in front of a panel of judges.

All of us in the room were very supportive of each other. There were a group of girls who came together to audition who really got the group going. One girl got up and sang Britney Spears Oops I did it again just for fun.

Well, everyone was nice except for one person. Apparently a girl who was one of the first to audition hung out outside with a video camera and trash talked a whole ton of people who were auditioning. Supposedly she was the Bomb? Who knows...

When I went in to the audition I was asked a few questions. One was "Who are you supposed to be? Hannah Montana?" I replied "Yes" They then asked "Will you be singing one of her songs" I replied "No I'm not a fan of her music I will be singing Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up".

I then proceeded to Rick Roll the judges (Dee, one of the judges, could barely keep her composure). The guy running the computer in the back did the dance and well mostly I got a lot of snickers and laughs. When i finished my piece they asked me to sing a different song. I asked "Why? do you not like Rick Astley" One of the judges replied "No..." I was trying so hard not to burst out laughing. They asked me to sing the National Anthem so I did and half way through I messed up because I was so thrown off about the one judge not being wild about Rick Astley.

I left the Auditions and gave the mean girl out side a quick interview. Then got photographed and Interviewed by the Clarion Ledger with Wilma, and later ended up at McDonalds.

It was a great experience and I am very thankful I did not get called back. I think having to travel to Round 2 just to Rick Roll a bunch of people would have just not been the same as Surprising Dee and Rick Rolling her.

And no I'm not actually a huge fan of the show nor was I hoping to move on to the next round in reality.

kthxbai


And I wrote this half asleep. Can you tell? ha!

---------Update------------
It turns out the person that won the big trip up to Jersey for the big Auditions was one of my little brothers friends. I'm so excited for him and I hope he goes all the way!!!!! Good Luck Spencer!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I Am Trying Out For American Idol!



This Saturday August 9th I will be at Antonelli College from 8-3 trying out for American Idol. I plan on either singing a song by Avril Lavigne, No Doubt, or Hannah Montana. I will be dressed up in my Hannah Montana wig and one of my hottest outfits. If you are in the Jackson area be sure to come by and cheer me on. I may be sitting outside over night so bring me coffee! This is really important to me. It's been one of my dreams for the longest time to star on American Idol. Please come out and support me!

Kisses! :*
kthxbai :P

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

I challenge @iJustine to grow out and donate her hair!

Earlier today GaryVee Challenged Kevin Rose to shave his head. If Kevin did it Gary said he would donate a couple $100 to charity. I think this is a great idea! I wanted to start something similar with the girls.

So I came up with the idea of growing out my hair and donating it to Locks of Love. I challenge @iJustine to do the same. So everyone hit her up on twitter and encourage her to join in with me and then challenge someone else.

For more info on locks of love go here: http://www.locksoflove.org/

Friday, July 25, 2008

Dr. Horrible



For some of you this is old news. You have already watched it and are in awe of the greatness that can come out of a writers strike.

This post is not for you. This is for all of my friends and blog readers that have yet to watch this amazing piece of work. Don't go Pirate the thing either. Forget those Torrents. Seriously get on iTunes and buy this one. IT'S WORTH IT! Not to mention they have all 3 Acts for like $3.99 or something. Not a bad deal.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog is one of the best things that could ever happen to the Internet. Not only was it well written, and filmed, and the MUSIC ALONE! I mean come on!!! Ok sorry... It also brings up a huge point.

The future of TV.

That's right! Dr. horrible was released only on the Internet and Exclusively on iTunes. Supposedly it is in the works for it to be released on DVD with Special Features etc (I will be buying this) which rocks. This wasn't just an amazing mini-series. This was Joss Whedon giving Hollywood a kick in the rear! Who needs Hollywood when you have the Internet.

Sure we already have Hulu and sites like that where we can watch TV content. But this is someone who has done shows for TV and decided to take a stand (you know Joss Whedon.. Trust me you do! Buffy, Firefly, Serenity! Ringing a bell yet?).

So what are Broadcasting companies going to do? This is something they should really start thinking about. I think we will be seeing more and more releases like this on iTunes and the Internet.

Again, if you haven't watched it, YOU NEED TO! Click on the banner and it will take you to the website where you can download it and read more about it.

kthxbi


Watch this for more on Dr. Horrible:

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Facebook Released Today...


Facebook went under the knife today and when it came to it wasn't a pleasant site. The new layout has no real separation or consistency as you switch from tab to tab. It is a mess! I immediately started looking around for help. There were little tags to tell me about the new site but they weren't that helpful. I finally looked up and saw a switch to old Facebook button and breathed a sigh of relief! My friends profiles may drive me crazy with their application disorganization but the new layout was so bad I couldn't navigate. The top bar was a joke and what happened to my easy access side bar? Facebook you disappointed me greatly!!!!!

Here are some issues with the new layout:
1. The Wall-When you click on the wall tab your wall does not come up. Instead all that shows up is your mini-feed. I looked every where for my wall, it seems to have gone missing! ***EDIT*** If you click Posts by others (yeah it's tiny) It will let you see what people are posting on your wall. That is ridiculous!

2. There is no consistency what so ever. Switching from tab to tab is like leaving and going to a different page. The great thing about the old layout was it's consistency. There is none now.

3.Special Applications?- Certain applications were put under the "wall" tab. How come? Why aren't they under the Box tab?

4. Why are the boxes so wide? What is that about? Unnecessary!

If you want to see your profile in the new layout all you have to do is go to http://www.new.facebook.com

What are your thoughts on the new Facebook? Hate it? Love it? Could care less?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's A Twitter Ghost!

Lately I have been getting a ton of followers that are Twitter Spammers. It is really annoying. They follow you then spam you with DM's about their "awesome" website. They follow Thousands of people and have multiple accounts. I'm not a fan of this and I really hope Twitter gets this under control.

Twitter has been acting crazy lately but this was really interesting. I just got an e-mail from twitter saying I had a new follower. I was not excited because I was pretty sure it was going to be another Twitter spammer of doom. I was wrong.

Here is the e-mail:



This is what happened when I clicked the link:



So, now I'm not only getting Twitter spammed I'm being followed by Ghost Twitterers? Creepy!