Something funny to lighten up your Monday. Enjoy
This “Link Round Up” is going to be different!
Sure, we’ll kick it off with a picture of an adorable animal, like we always do, but this time SheBytes pays tribute to a wide array of blogs that we read, draw inspiration from and consistently turn to in hours of procrastination.
They’ve made us smile, cry, think and wonder, and have inspired us to change our lives…
A ‘how to’ become a biker girl story. I bought a Kawasaki Ninja beginners bike; how the trials of dating led me to it, and why this motorcycle woman inspires authenticity.
A Sexy Foreign Encounter
Last November I began dating a positively delicious man; let’s call him ‘Don.’ To this day, I am unsure as to what it was that made Don so delicious: yes, he was hot, yes, he lived in a TriBeCa loft, yes, he had a high profile job, yes, he had a sexy foreign accent, and even a motorcycle to boot. Whatever it was about Don, the concoction was pretty spot-on. Being quite the charmer, when Don offered me a motorcycle ride around Manhattan during our second date, I –a woman that had never desired to mount a bike—excitedly said, “ok!”
Motorcycles had, up until that point, been pretty terrifying. But I guess oxytocin will make you do crazy things (more on that in another post), and so lo and behold, one Saturday in late November, I took a ride around Manhattan on the back of a Red Ducati. As it turned out, it was one of the most lyrical days of my life.
We technology bloggers are a non-political, fun-loving and warm bunch of folk. That’s why I have so much love in my heart for you! We like sticking together and helping each other along on our respective journeys through the blogosphere.
SheBytes gets a major facelift via a site redesign by the Small Business Authority (SBA)!
A Blog is an Organism
While this may strike you as an unlikely idea, it’s true: a blog is indeed an organism. And like all blogs, SheBytes is alive. SheBytes was born in early 2011 to happy parent; Renee Schmidt (that’s me!) Since that fateful day, SheBytes has been a constant concern. I make sure SheBytes gets all the attention “she” deserves (yeah, that’s right; I decided to give my blog a gender). And, I provide for her by feeding SheBytes with all the nourishing content she needs to remain viable. Now let’s fast forward a bit:
Today is the first day SheBytes is up with a brand spanking new, face-lift-redesign, courtesy of our dedicated and dear friends at the Small Business Authority (The SBA).
Fashion and Technology MIX!
Mashable published a great article about Rent the Runway; I got excited when I read it and so I decided I ought to paraphrase it for a couple of reasons:
Sadly, the CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, resigns. In his own words:
“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” – Steve Jobs
Nowhere else does a simple up or down arrow; a plain green or a red icon, have so much immediate force and presence in the human mind. It’s as if the entire world senses and perceives that tiny red down arrow, as a sign of impending doom, or as the very bringer of apocalypse (“the end of the world as we know it”).