Saturday, November 28, 2009

Do you use it in your daily life?

Well, maybe it is not very good to start a blog with a question... A person does not understand what I mean by saying "it". What is "it" in this question? What will this man write about? Anyway.... I want to ask about such a phenomenon as Internet slang. I think all of use use it more or less when we write our blogs, comment on someone's blog or just communicate with our friends in Skype, ICQ and so one... All these "ROFL"s, "LOL"s, "WTF"s, "DWAI"s and so one... How often do you use them? Do you like writing such shortenings in your comments for example? I must admit, that "LOL" is my favourite. Lol! I found out that there would be the whole dictionary of such shortenings and words which are called to be Internet slang. Here are some examples from that dictionary (a lot of them were unfamiliar for me before!!):


VANILLA - Unexciting, conventional


TTUS - Talk To You Soon.

TTLY - Totally

SWM - Single White Male

SWAGGER - A person's style

STELLA -- Flirty girl

SMASH -- Have sex

RIFRAF --- Common people, trailer trash

POTUS --- President of the United States

PARTY POOPER -- A person who ruins the mood with their attitude

NMO --- Not My Opinion

N1 -- Nice One

MW4MW --- Man and Woman looking for another Man and Woman

LYLAF --- Love You Like A Friend


LEES --- Very Attractive Man/Woman

KOTC --- Kiss On The Cheek

JFYI --- Just For Your Information

INORITE -- I Know, Right?

HOLLAND ---- Hope Our Love Lasts And Never Dies

HAG --- Unattractive old woman

FO SHO --- For Sure

EBONY ---- Dark skin tone

BOOTY CALL --- Call for sex

ALOL --- Actually Laughing Out Loud

What do you think? Do you have your favourite one? And can you use it in your daily life, not on the Internet?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Extravagancy of the riches.

We all have our personal dreams about getting rich, perhaps by winning the lottery or maybe with the help of a generous benefactor. But have you ever thought about what would you do with all that money if you had it?

Love makes you lose your head, and when you are rich and powerful you sometimes find really extravagant ways to show how strong your feelings are – starting from Wonders of the World and finishing with your own ear.

Celebrities, like anybody of us, love the joyous festivities of holidays, such as birthdays and baby showers. However, what do Hollywood's finest receive from their families, friends, and co-stars on those memorable events worth partying for?

Being as rich as Richard Branson seems pretty cool. You can hold parties for your airline and then hot chicks show up and you can pick them up and do whatever you want with them.

Look, now I wanna introduce you some

David Backham once gave his wife Victoria, a diamond necklace encrusted with over a hundred rubies worth a cool $1.2 million. Wow, yeah?

On the same Christmas Victoria Backham gave her hubby, David, a gleaming Rolls Royce Phantom. (Perhaps it was revenge! LOL)

Maria Carey sent to the family and friends, Carey-branded tights studded with the real diamonds that cost $15,000 each.

Jennifer Lopez bought for hubby Marc Anthony a Speker C8. It is described as an exclusive Dutch supercar costs approximately $250,000

Celebrities sometimes get their own shows that allow viewers to watch the celebrity go through his or her day. It can be quite intriguing to witness glamorous celebrity deal with the daily grind, like Britney, Ozzy Osborne, Paris Hilton.

The recent example is Virtual Wife, not a reality as we got used to talk about, but a video blog of the same kind.

According to, Britney Spears spends $102,000 a month on entertainment – going out, gifts and vacations… But hey, Christmas is coming, maybe it’s time to think about presents?

Forget about receiving lumps of coal, when you are a celebrity you can give the most extravagant and at times the most ridiculous holiday gifts to your BF, spouse, or child.

I have a guilty pleasure of reading up on Hollywood's extravagant lifestyle, so when gift-giving holidays come around, you better believe I really wanna know what kind of outrageous presents the stars got for their significant others!

One year Courtney Cox gave hubby David Arquette a carousel horse, Jay-Z gave Beyonce a platinum cell phone, and Sarah Larson received a romantic night in a $40,000 hotel suite from her then-flame George Clooney.

Ooh la la!

And here I am happy if I get flowers and chocolate!

What do you think? Are these gifts crazy or romantic? Besides, what you would do with all that money if you had it?

Look, I have an idea!!! Maybe it’s time to think about your beloveds?

The Golden Vibrator is cleverly constructed, pleasing, and chic. At the price of $1500.00, this premium sex toy will seduce and satisfy buyers. This item is packaged in a custom-made wooden box and includes a charger, a satin carrying pouch, and an instructional booklet detailing the best ways for a woman to use it. Combining functionality and femininity, this item is 18 karat gold-plated, weighs approximately five ounces, and is three inches long. Huh?

Your ideas?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Internet vs Cinema.

Do you like going to the cinema? As for me, I try to go there as often as it is possible. Well, if the film is interesting for me of course. I think that nothing can be compared with the impressions from a big screen, wonderful effects and sound. The atmosphere of the cinema is magical. All people come there with the only one goal: to take a great pleasure from what they see. It is like a tradition already: to invite a girl to the cinema, to buy a pop corn and cola (or something else – it is up to you tastes of course) and admire the film….

That is why I was a little bit surprised when yesterday the friend of mine refused to go to the cinema with me to watch the new film “2012” because, as he said, he would better watch it at the computer soon. He will wait a little till the time this film will be possible to download from the Internet at some torrents and he will watch it in a cozy home atmosphere. Moreover, he will save the money which he would spend for a ticket if he went with me! I was confused! 

From the one hand, I understand the fact that for many people it is more comfortable to watch films at home. But from the other hand, I do not understand how a monitor screen can be compared with the magical cinema atmosphere where you feel yourself as if you are a part of the film you watch?

Where do you prefer to watch new movies, my friends?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Internet as a way to create a family.

Have you ever thought about the following fact: today less and less people want to flirt, get acquainted, date and get married in reality. What do I mean? I mean that many young (well, also not very young) people prefer to meet someone on the Internet, communicate there and only after that meet this person in reality. What is that? The fear of being not attractive enough for the opposite sex??

Look around. There are so many different dating sites on the Internet where hundreds and thousands of people have their profiles and try to meet someone, to corspond with someone with the aim of finding their second halves. There are even virtual churches where you can get married with your second half (even if you did not meet it in reality) on the Internet. I was a witness of such a wedding: both bride and groom did not meet each other in reality and got acquainted at one forum. They decided to create a virtual family and they even had a certificate (virtual of course) of their marriage. So, everything is legal.

My friends, what do you think? Is it the end of real families??

P.S. Well, certainly, the Internet can be very useful for finding your second half if you are a very shy person who lives in a small village and practically does not have any chance to meet your love. But virtual wedding and family life?? What for?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Is the Internet melting our brains?

[From an interview with Dennis Baron, author of "A Better Pencil".] ...

Computer socialization -- is this putting an end to face-to-face human interaction? Or does it let us expand our social networks when face-to-face communication is not possible, either because of geographic distance or some other barrier? Obviously, there are people who will reject these kinds of things out of hand and say the only meaningful communication is the one that I can have face-to-face with someone, who say calling Facebook "friends" friends is the end of the meaning of friendship.
On the other hand, I survey my students all the time about this, and there's confirming data from the Pew Internet and American Life Project that, in fact, what people are using programs like Facebook and e-mail and chats for is to reinforce friendships and to maintain friendships across distance. My students say I did this semester abroad and the only way I could keep in contact with my friends was through Facebook, and stuff like that. I don't think for most people it replaces anything. I think it extends it. But certainly, there are people who want to say, look I have 15,000 Facebook friends and look how popular I am.