Tuesday, March 31, 2009

TWSS in London Free Press Blog

Today, I had a blog post written about me.

It wasn't just any post.

It was a post in the London Free Press' Blog section.

Dan Brown, Senior Online Editor at the London Free Press, and blogger of Cool Blog Name to Come, kindly wrote some supportive words about my blog and where to find it.

You can find it by clicking here. Please check out Dan's blog! He always has a great mix of thoughts and questions that never leave any subject untouched.

Also, I thought I should let everyone know that That's What She Said is now on Facebook and Twitter! Follow me @TWSSBlog, and check what's new and upcoming for the blog on my Facebook page here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Blog Break: Guest Blog

My good friend Josh Braby has graciously decided to provide you with today's Blog Break. Thanks Josh! Hope everyone enjoys what HE has to say.

She's a 4th year college student, he's in his 4th year of the dreaded "real world".

She writes with proper English, he writes whatever pops into his head.

Thanks for letting me step in for a minute and tell you what HE has to say.


It’s FINALLY here! It’s officially Spring, and Summer is just around the corner. Get hyped people, no more hoping and wishing for the calendar to flip! It’s time to get stoked for blue skies and warmer weather.

Below are my top 5 reasons to get excited for the upcoming spring/summer season… from a guys perspective, of course.


Is there any better feeling than picking up a fresh pair of steps and rocking them in the summer time?? Helllllllllls no. http://www.wemaejor.com/article.php?id=308

4. March Madness.

When I rush home to see these kids ball their hearts out, I know that spring is in the air. There is nothing better than the first weekend of March Madness. Just game after game. Wild finish after wild finish. Entertainment at it’s BEST.

3. THE Beach.

No description necessary. Sunglasses help fellas.

2. Muuuuuusic.

If DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh prince taught us anything, well other then that parents just don't understand... it's that summer time is all about the music. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_PDns23RWY

Dun dun dun …

1. Baseball.

It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

I know, I know it's a boring sport, right? Well you've never had a couple dogs and a couple more beers at a REAL baseball park (note: Roger’s Center does not fit that bill).

Two of the best and most hilarious times of my life came during Baseball park road trips with my boys. There are FORTEEN (!!) Major League Baseball parks located within a 600 mile radius of London, Ont. (For the record I've been to 11 of them). Last August me and three of my best friends packed into a car and headed the Chiiiii for an afternoon game at Wrigley Field. I recommend this trip to anybody with a beating heart. This trip simply can NOT be beat.

Oh, and this summers upcoming trips include ... the legendary Fenway Park, new Yankee stadium, and back to the Jake in Cleveland w/ my dad and brother. Nothing like a baseball game with your bro and pops.

Also, don't forget about my former, and your local baseball team Londoners, The London Majors (www.londonmajors.com). Trust me, this park is one of the best in the entire country. It is a gorgeous park and for less than a movie pass at Silvercity, you can watch some nice young talent compete on a high level of baseball. Two years ago the Majors had THREE players drafted into Major League Baseball.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Apology to my Readers

I'm sorry my post have been lacking in content over the past couple days, but I am in the midst of a couple essays and assignments which have been taking up all of my time (and new, fresh thoughts).

I promise once the madness is over, in about a week and a half, I will have some great content for you.

Are you feeling neglected by me? If so, write me a comment!

One great thing to look forward to on Monday... a guest blog! A good friend of mine and sports fanatic will be guest blogging on Monday. So check back for it- It will be a good one!

Earth Hour

Did you turn off your lights tonight?

Click here for more information on this important and great movement!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Loud Music Outside, in March

I am SO mad right now.

I pulled myself out of bed to write this (yes, it seems way to early to be going to bed on a Friday night, but I work early).

I have discovered the sound of a base being pumped from a neighbours house a couple houses down behind me. They are not having a party, they just like to do this in the warmer months.

This person seems to think it is the middle of summer or something, hanging outside at almost 11pm in March.

It is not the summer! Save your loud music for the warmer weather (and for when I'm in a better mood).

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Live Blog: Western's The Big Purple Couch

Well I've just walked into the Spoke, and it seems as though they are doing try-outs for Western's television show, The Big Purple Couch.

There are students and judges gathered around, American Idol style.

The first girl that was up wasn't very exuberant or camera friendly in my opinion, but the next contestant Lauren had great chemistry with the co-host.

Can anyone tell me more about The Big Purple Couch?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Random Thought: CBC Cuts & Communication Career

How am I ever going to be able to find a job in communications?

CBC executives announced today that they will be cutting 800 jobs across the country.

It will be selling millions in assets to make up for a $171 million shortfall.

Click here to read the article in the London Free Press.

Re-Designing My Blog?

Lately I have been feeling that my blog needs a face-lift.

It seems so dark, yet that was completely the opposite of what I was originally trying to achieve.

I am using bright colours to make it interesting, and a simple layout to make it easy to follow.

Yet I have had the urge to completely re-design my blog.

I have some ideas which I will implement once my essays, assignments, and exams are out of the way!

What would you like to see on my blog?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thank You

Have I said 'thank you' to you lately?

I don't believe I have, so thank you!

Thank you for visiting my blog, telling your friends, commenting, and becoming apart of the That's What She Said community.

If I did not have visitors and followers, I would not be successful- so I owe it to you.

I'm glad I have a community who likes to "see it through my eyes!"


Monday, March 23, 2009

The End of Print, Radio and Television?

CBC Newsworld’s three-part documentary The End, featuring The End of Print, The End of Radio, and The End of Television, has left me considering the declining power of the mass media. The documentaries, which originally aired in 2006, effectively tackled the possibility of new trends surpassing the traditional discourses, through raising questions, interviewing sources, and focusing on emerging communication options. Even bloggers take much of their information from these sources, so there must be some hope.

Like many, I receive most of my information from the internet. I browse newspapers, read books, download music, and watch my favourite television shows online. It would seem that I have progressed into instant information gratification, with just the click of a button. This threat to the mainstream media has left many, including myself, wondering if there is a chance for those who do not embrace the internet and make use of Web 2.0. The End of Print notes that newspaper circulation is in decline, and some are struggling to make effective use of the internet as an alternative way to reach their audience. However, this does not apply to all newspapers, as the London Free Press is checked daily on my computer.

The End of Radio suggests that commercial radio is fading as a result of a need to personalize one’s playlist. Terrestrial radio no longer suffices, as iPods and satellite radio puts the music back in the hands of the citizen dj’s. As humans we need to connect, whether in the form of radio, or the most recent song sent from an RSS feed directly to one’s computer by another user. I would argue that radio, like newspapers, are slowly but definitely making advancements in the way they reach online users. Not only are local stations accessible, but radio stations from around the world are available to listen to through online streaming, and radio podcasts.

One interviewee in The End of Television suggested that “the dinosaurs are not going to die, they are going to survive. With major networks losing youth all-together, it is no surprise that television has become unplugged, and is now connected through the internet. This type of viewing allows consumers to watch television wherever they happen to be. Since viewing habits have changed ever since the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1990, television corporations must also work to ensure their material appeals to a society brought up on the internet. This includes shorter attention spans and an urge for appealing and interesting information.

Mainstream media's dominant role as a provider of information, is threatened by the continuous development of the internet and World Wide Web. However, there is a great opportunity for them to advance alongside this ever-changing phenomenon, which was made clear to me after viewing these interesting documentaries.