Whiskers on Kittens or My Favorite Things List

“…when the dog bites
when the bee stings
when I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad…”
— from The Sound of Music by Rogers and Hammerstein

Saturday evening I went with friends to a Christmas party at one of our favorite spots in Jersey City, Made With Love.

The place was packed, all seats taken and standing room only! There were a variety of musicians to entertain us and getting things started, was Dave “Ace” Case who got us in the mood as we sang along to “My Favorite Things.”

That song cheered me so, that I thought, tomorrow I’m going to write a list of my favorite things!

(They are not in order of importance and of course all of these can be appreciated alone or with my friends and family.)

Whiskers on Kittens...My Favorite Things

  1. ART – Viewing in galleries and exhibitions, displaying pieces in my home, creating it for myself and others.
  2. MUSIC – Listening, going to the opera and concerts, singing.
  3. CATS, DOGS, & FROGS – My cats and anyone else’s cats and dogs… rubbing those bellies! Frogs, maybe not the bellies.
  4. TRAVELING – Anywhere, anytime.
  5. MOVIES – Especially opening day!
  6. GIVING – Giving to others whenever I can and wishing others did as well.
  7. HONESTY – I wish everyone was more honest, period.
  8. WINE – Red or white and flowing!
  9. LOBSTER and SHRIMP – One the best restaurants in Hoboken, Ubu, has an amazing warm lobster maki, try it… Mmm! Or at home, boiled lobster and shrimp, hold the butter.
  10. A GREAT STORY – Reading a captivating novel or story.
  11. NATURE – I’m always in awe of this planet and the life on it. Who knows what other worlds are out there.
  12. CREATING A NEW BRAND – This list wouldn’t be complete if I hadn’t included this! Nothing gives me more pleasure than bringing a visual footprint to a brand.
  13. SOCIAL MEDIA – Everyone has a voice NOW!
  14. The YANKEES and Baseball!

Social Media: Are There Boundaries in Posting?

What exactly is “social” media?

I would define it as an online area for interaction and sharing. You post something and others either respond or not, but are there boundaries for what we can say? If someone curses, do you tell them to stop, or just move onward. If someone posts about a taboo subject, do you un-friend them?

Yesterday, I commented on another person’s attempt at a joke, which I didn’t think was funny and told them so, and in turn was told off. In addition, the original poster said they were setting boundaries for comments.

One cannot set boundaries for what others can say in the social media realm.

no boundaries in posting or commenting in social media realmHowever, as the owner of a page, if you wish to moderate the comments or posts by others connected to your own page you can delete those comments, remove posts, or un-friend/un-follow.

But, doesn’t this defeat the whole purpose of social media? We seek interaction, don’t we? Wouldn’t it better to comment back, without being hostile?

The experience has turned me off, someone is trying to purify their posts and others’ comments. Not very social or realistic.