camh:

Mexico.

joey:

I strung together some video clips taken while I was in Austin for SXSW and then Mexico on vacation with Cam, Kevin, and Neil. They’re mostly unpublished Vine videos (a couple by Pasquale).

I sang Say It Ain’t So with Amanda Palmer, didn’t sleep, danced a lot, and generally made a huge fool of myself. It was fun.

thejana:

The whole gang (and an awesome cameo from Amanda Ferri).

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evanfordebarden:

Has anyone noticed how similar the logos are in each of the NFL Divisional Series match ups this weekend?
Just look at this!
Ravens vs Broncos: Two animal heads facing to the right.
Texas vs Patriots: The only two NFL logos with this particular shade of blue in a red/white/blue scheme, and the only two logos to feature a white star. Also, both teams are named after a regionally specific people *and* were chosen by a public poll.
Packers vs 49ers: Both logos are ovals with internal lettering. That’s good enough. But also consider that both teams are from two-word cities-on-the-bay and and both have names tied to professions (49ers for the goldminers 1849 and packers for the Indian Packing Company, of which the team founder Curly Lambeau was an employee).
Seahawks vs Falcons: Two right-facing bird logos. BIRDS.

evanfordebarden:

Has anyone noticed how similar the logos are in each of the NFL Divisional Series match ups this weekend?

Just look at this!

Ravens vs Broncos: Two animal heads facing to the right.

Texas vs Patriots: The only two NFL logos with this particular shade of blue in a red/white/blue scheme, and the only two logos to feature a white star. Also, both teams are named after a regionally specific people *and* were chosen by a public poll.

Packers vs 49ers: Both logos are ovals with internal lettering. That’s good enough. But also consider that both teams are from two-word cities-on-the-bay and and both have names tied to professions (49ers for the goldminers 1849 and packers for the Indian Packing Company, of which the team founder Curly Lambeau was an employee).

Seahawks vs Falcons: Two right-facing bird logos. BIRDS.

(Source: evanfordebarden)

patnakajima:

New Intern Day at GroupMe!

patnakajima:

New Intern Day at GroupMe!

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groupme:

Introducing GroupMe 4.0
Just like you, we love our app and use it all the time. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve it. Sometimes that means adding a feature, or fixing some bugs. Sometimes, it means taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture.
Six months ago, we took everything we had learned about how people use GroupMe – what worked, what needed to be fixed, what needed to be added or removed – and went to work.
The result is GroupMe 4.0, an app that’s simpler, easier to use, and more beautiful than ever before. It’s available today for iPhone, iPad, and Android (beta).
Here’s what’s new:
Completely redesigned look and feel: 
Chats are front and center — and easy to read
Photos in chats are big and beautiful
Share your location or where you’re going with a small map
Fast switching between conversations in the left drawer
Huge avatars for your group and its members in the right drawer
Tap any user’s avatar anywhere in the app to send a DM
Plus:
Now on iPad and iPad Mini — one of our most requested features!
Starting a group is easier and faster than ever
Invite people to your group with a simple URL you can post anywhere
Faster performance on every device
Rejoin groups that you previously left
We can hardly say how excited we are to get this app out there. Our team absolutely loves using it, and we think you will too.
So come on! Get it today for your iPhone or iPad. Or, read more about our Android beta.
Love,
Team GroupMe

groupme:

Introducing GroupMe 4.0

Just like you, we love our app and use it all the time. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve it. Sometimes that means adding a feature, or fixing some bugs. Sometimes, it means taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture.

Six months ago, we took everything we had learned about how people use GroupMe – what worked, what needed to be fixed, what needed to be added or removed – and went to work.

The result is GroupMe 4.0, an app that’s simpler, easier to use, and more beautiful than ever before. It’s available today for iPhone, iPad, and Android (beta).

Here’s what’s new:

Completely redesigned look and feel: 

  • Chats are front and center — and easy to read
  • Photos in chats are big and beautiful
  • Share your location or where you’re going with a small map
  • Fast switching between conversations in the left drawer
  • Huge avatars for your group and its members in the right drawer
  • Tap any user’s avatar anywhere in the app to send a DM

Plus:

  • Now on iPad and iPad Mini — one of our most requested features!
  • Starting a group is easier and faster than ever
  • Invite people to your group with a simple URL you can post anywhere
  • Faster performance on every device
  • Rejoin groups that you previously left

We can hardly say how excited we are to get this app out there. Our team absolutely loves using it, and we think you will too.

So come on! Get it today for your iPhone or iPad. Or, read more about our Android beta.

Love,

Team GroupMe

(Source: patnakajima)

thecompanynyc:

For all your reblogging needs.

thecompanynyc:

For all your reblogging needs.

Why I’m sober this year

A lot of people have asked why I quit everything for a year, and I don’t have a good one or two line answer.

So here is the journal entry where I figured out why I’m doing it. I’m just going to leave this here and refer anyone who asks me why to this:

09/22/2011

Today is the first sick day I’ve taken at groupme. It’s also the beginning of my quitting drugs for a month. I’m trying to get in better shape for the reunion, sure, but I’m also gearing up for 2012: a year without drugs.

It’s an experiment that came to me one night when I was lying in bed and wishing for what ultimately amounts to freedom from the various addictions in my life. I mean how nice would it be to be able to get on a roll, to build up something steadily without being derailed by benders.

The part that’s hard to come to terms with is the social anxiety. Honestly, drugs are a significant part of my identity. The fact that I’m a little worried I’ll lose friendships or not be entertaining enough if I’m not allowed to drink for a year is the surest sign that I should quit.

And this monthlong run is going to be a good test. It’s going to be a little strange saying “I don’t drink” for an entire year. I’m just thinking now about what I’ll do for Abe’s wedding but let’s cross that bridge when we come to it.

I’m trying to analyze and get at the heart of what I feel I’m losing by being seen as someone who doesn’t drink. First off, and very cliche, is that I feel I’ll be seen as not cool. The point I started being cool and liking my image is when I started drinking, junior year of high school. It provided me with the confidence to express myself in an unfiltered way, and I’ve clutched dearly to that crutch ever since. I’m worried about what James and I of 2002 would think of this me, while still aware that the judgment of immature frat boys is kind of marginal, especially when compared with the judgment of women.

That’s what this all comes down to, it’s no surprise: I need to take drastic measures to make myself a good gift to a woman that deserves it.

The other judgment I’m worried about when presenting myself as a teetotaller is one that unfortunately is not irrelevant to women: weakness.

People see someone who has to get help and follow a program to fix their ailment as weak. Even admitting that an ailment is affecting you is weak. And admitting that you can’t even control it is weak. But being afraid of that perception is something I’m just going to have to get over. It’s like Anthony said in class, you can’t hide in plain sight. I may delude myself into thinking I’m concealing my weakness, when I’m sure if you candidly asked anyone that knew me, they judge me far more for my current failings than they would for being a teetotaller.

Improv is something that’s certainly going to help. Hopefully I can replace this approximation of courage and confidence with the real thing. I gg to the dentist but the final thought swimming in my head is that I don’t need a good “why” for when people ask me why I’m quitting. I just need to be OK with being perceived as weak. In fact it might be freeing to respond: “because I’m weak and I can’t control myself and my drug abuse is the primary reason I never get laid”

I may never actually say that, but I should keep in mind that the loss in social currency of uttering that explanation is well worth the gain of an identity reboot.