I’m working on this theory in my head, that really has basis for anything, or even really any merit, but here goes.
I think you can tell a lot about a person and what they love based on their Instagram photos. I know, shocker right? People take pictures of things they like and it’s somehow a massive window into their personality. Call me Dr. Freud. Seriously though. Above are four different Instagram feeds that I follow…. Well, one is mine and there are three that I follow.
Top Right: I’d guess traveling, reading, somewhat healthy guitar player.
Bottom Left: Family person who loves the holidays and nature.
Bottom Right: They have this for one reason. To capture moments with their family.
Pretty interesting isn’t it?
So here’s my thoughts. This photo-technology (like most recent social networking technology) has allowed us a window into people’s living rooms. This is what they are hanging on their walls. This is the stuff that is important to them. The stuff they find beauty in. Maybe one stream is only different plates of food. Maybe it’s all only pictures on themselves. Maybe it’s groups of friends. Maybe it’s photos of their cat dressed up in different costumes. Who know’s. It’s amazing how much you can learn about a person just based on the photos they take.
Anyone else noticed this or am I the only weirdo paying attention to people’s photo habits? And while we’re at it, leave your Instagram name in the comments so we can all see what you’re into.
You know the old saying “Money can’t buy you happiness.”? I’ve never bought into it, and now there’s a big fancy Princeton study to prove me right. See, I’ve always felt that most people’s number one source of stress in their lives was money. I’ve always felt that if there wasn’t that stress of figuring out how to pay the bills there could generally be a heightened level of happiness. Not that it was money that was making you happy, but it was the lack of stress that was allowing you to be happy. Make sense?
Now, I guess to be fair, this study doesn’t completely prove me right, because according to Princeton, it only works if you make $75,000 a year. Any less and you’re stressed you aren’t making enough. Any more and you’re stressed about losing it all. It also states that the more you make it doesn’t show an increased level of happiness. Fair enough right?
See I’ve never been on the “other side” of the money scale and I’m guessing neither have a lot of you. But I’m curious. Any validity to this study? Have you seen an increase in happiness the more you’ve made? Or a decrease the less?
So, tomorrow is Kristin’s birthday and I thought I’d give her an early birthday present. Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a rad country hip-hop dance instructional video like this bad boy. So tomorrow when you haven’t heard from her or I all day online, you know what we’re doing.
And for the record…. no one, and I mean no one is cooler than T.J.
I had Brie Cheese and crackers for lunch today. That doesn’t matter to you, but I did. It was a late lunch. Something like two o’clock. Yesterday I was only able to grab dinner. It wasn’t Brie Cheese though. Burritos. That Kristin made.
The Roadshow officially came to a close earlier this week. For the most part a success in my book. The bands were great to tour with, the crowds sang loud and collectively the SkörInc sites that were on the tour racked up well over a million visitors checking out what was going on there. And you know what I say to that? “I’ll take it”. Over a million people.
I hit the ground running this week with preparation for MercyMe’s ‘Lovewell’ release, planning for Addison Road’s release, a launch of a site I can talk about in a few days, the re-design of a couple new sites, helping figure out a mess to clean up, and the organization of day to day operations. Not to mention, the family that I love, and want to share Brie Cheese with. It’s no wonder this post is primarily about cheese.
I’ve had coffee today too.
And water out of a cool, new stainless steel bottle.
I’ve got a white board that’s full of things that I’ve added, erased, then added again in different colors. It looks good. I was able to erase one thing on there for good though. Getting my license plate for the car. I got that yesterday. Two months late, but it’s because they had the wrong phone number and address for me so they couldn’t tell me it was ready. I’ve got it now. And it’s erased from my white board. Forever.
That and I’ve got an Apple appointment tomorrow to repair a year of throwing my computer in a backpack and driving all over the country. You Apple users should really consider Apple Care when you buy stuff from them.
I’m not even joking. David Crowder’s ‘Church Music’ is amazing. I’m still not sure it takes ‘A Collision’, but it’s dang close. Is “dang” a Southern thing to say? I think I’m saying that a lot. I blame the MercyMe boys… and Texas.
Okay, so this might be more directed to the ‘music-y’ type of person, but I’ve got a question for you.
Past or present, what one band would you love to be a member of… excluding The Beatles. Yeah, that’s right. You can’t chose The Beatles.
Now, obviously this has very little to do with the actual personality of the band you chose, unless you know them personally, but more of the style of music they play, venues they play, sweet rocker clothes they wear, ect. You know… all the shallow stuff that makes you want to be in their band.
So let’s hear it. If you could be in one band (excluding The Beatles) what band would you choose?
I’m not a car guy at all, but I’ve heard that both of these cars are pretty cool. So here’s your task. I want to hear your thoughts on them. Pro’s, con’s or indifference, I want to hear what you think.
Now, I don’t know anything about either one of these cars, or really about any other car out there, but I know that in the pictures these are both gray and I’ve heard a lot of ‘buzz’ about them both.
Which do you choose? Ready? Go.