We got a big laugh out of being featured on Refinery29 today as the "Five Things to Know This AM." We're not sure if they're listed in any order of importance, but we like being number one. We also think our news might be the most important, with no disrespect to cigarettes or Jessica Simpson.
Blogging is delicious - some may view it as an overwhelming, overload of information, but we see it as a Renaissance. These websites are the new Johannes Gutenberg, and suddenly having a platform to express ideas is no longer reserved for a select few. All you need is a little Roadrunner action and you're viral. Medieval peeps would shudder at the word, but in the new dawn of social media, it is a reason to celebrate. Five Things To Know This AM - be they serious, funny, or utterly random (okay, we admit, like our cage) - what a fun way to start the morning. Here's their round up this morning:
Poor Ashley is a good sport - she was just in there setting up for CEO Bryan Zaslow's new puppy, Rylee. We already told you why we think dogs in the office are an intrinsic part of the American legacy, but we also know one crucial bit of news that you still need confirmed.
Yes, Ashley is no longer in the cage. Rylee arrived today.
There's just something inexplicable and wonderful about a puppy entering your life. In his gem of a novel a big little life, Dean Koontz writes:
No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or subconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of the world are unkown.
They make adults sit in cages and laugh about it. They make a CEO of a company lie on the floor like a five year old. Dogs utterly disarm, and in doing so, bring out the best of who we are.
Thanks to Refinery29's New York editor, Kristian Laliberte, for sending over such a fun link. It made our day.