The Girls

Hang out with the girls of "Girls"


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#GIRLSGoneWild

Hi friends!  If you love hanging out with The Girls- I mean honestly, who wouldn’t?- and you want another place to connect and socialize, look no further!  Your prayers are soon to be answered.  For all you Tweeters out there, you can go on and link up with each other using the hashtags #GIRLSGoneWild or #GirlsofGIRLS which would also be helping me promote my blog!  You guys can go on there and talk to each other about the latest episodes or just anything you have to say related to the blog or any of the girls.  Or for you creeps you can just join in or stalk from afar, whatever have you.  These tags could also work in the Instagram world where you can link pics with your tags to add a more creative flare.

It’s a tough world out there when you’re just a little blog trying to be the voice of the generation, or err, a blog of a generation, at least.  Thanks so much for the support!  Hope you have as much fun hanging out as we do!


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Are you a Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, or Jessa?

As if we didn’t already compare ourselves and friends even to the characters- although a part of me definitely wishes I was a Jessa, I’m pretty much and even mix between Hannah and Shoshanna- now we can spend time debating which color suits us better.  That’s right, the answer to all our prayers have been answered.  Or at least all of our materialistic, shallow prayers.

Deborah Lippman has recently worked with Lena to create a nail polish line specifically for our practically BFF’s and favorite characters of “Girls.”  Maybe you’re a Jessa but you’re feeling fun and flirty? No problem, you can switch it up and try on Shoshanna for the week with the complete set including colors: HANNAH Hapless Hunter Green, MARNIE Prim And Proper Pink, SHOSHANNA Virtuous Vivid Violet, JESSA Bohemian Burgundy.

Check it out here: http://www.vogue.com/vogue-daily/article/nailing-it-manicurist-deborah-lippmann-teams-up-with-lena-dunham-on-a-girls-inspired-polish-collection/#1 

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Nylon Screencast

Without further adieu or any further interruptions, I present my screencast:

http://screencast.com/t/A6HCUOVtfcP

Other than the fact that I’m extremely self conscious about my voice, I also found it somewhat difficult to talk to a computer…by myself…  First, I had to make sure I was home alone or some of my housemates might think I was crazy or for fear that they might intentionally try to distract me or cause any interruptions.  I couldn’t even swallow without it sounding so weird let alone any background noise but be distracting.  It was more difficult starting it than anything.  I had about 20 different introductions before I self selected which one I thought was the least creepy.  I couldn’t even count how many times I started over.  The hardest part is that it’s just straight talking for 5 minutes and you can’t stop to have a thought or else there’s a weird pause and you lose your place and then it just gets awkwardly silent.  I’m not one to talk in front of huge group of people or an audience (which is why I loathe presentations because I get really uncomfortable and either start stuttering or start rambling about nothing that makes sense and make everyone in the audience feel uncomfortable just watching me) and that is basically why I pretty much wrote out my entire speech after my 10th failed attempt.  I don’t know if this is something I’m supposed to admit or tell anyone, but whatever.  I also should probably take some public speaking courses but I would definitely have to be literally threatened and forced against my will before I end up in one.

And as for who I think would most value this skill of screencasting it would either be creepy gamer people or weird people on YouTube that pretty much have nothing better to do than to seem fancy and judge other people’s blogs (no offense).  I just don’t get what’s the big deal, I mean it’s helpful for instructional videos, but other than that I don’t think any one actually values my opinions or cares about what I, or anyone else thinks, unless they’re maybe Oprah or Ellen or Justin Timberlake.


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Dancing on My Silver Lining

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This blog should not cause me this must stress as it already has.  I really didn’t understand how to work any of this technology- as I explained before I’m not very good at the internet or have good tech savvy skills, if not any- so it was pretty much close to impossible for me to try and make a commercial.  I’m also really uncomfortable with my voice and the way it sounds so that was kind of an uphill battle that I had to face and conquer all by myself.  High fives all around.

Other than having and getting through my own trials and tribulations, figuring out which songs to put together and how to cut them and face them into each other- when I finally figured out how to.  The song I used for the intro was “Silver Lining” by Rilo Kiley and my outro song I used was “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn.  Not only so I really love these songs, but these songs have also played during significant scenes in “Girls”.  They symbolize just what the show is about and how it incorporates with their lives so I thought it’d be a perfect fit to put them together.


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Where is this heading

If I ever wanted to blog professionally, I’m pretty sure all thoughts and considerations have been shot to hell.  I’ve learned so much about myself just from creating a header, it’s actually ridiculous.  I’ve always known that I’m an indecisive person, but after this I now know why I have commitment issues with every aspect of my life.  The fact that I had to change the entire layout of my blog just to fit/match/coincide with my header is beyond me.  My sincere apologies- especially to myself- to those who liked my previous layout (which was my absolute favorite) because I had to change it so my entire header would fit and not be a cropped version.  Don’t get too comfortable with this one either, no promises that it’ll still be here next time.  Who knows the next task might have to force me to redesign the entire thing again…

Other than my horrible indecisiveness and my inability to commit to anything, I’m also really bad at working the internet.  I honestly couldn’t figure out Pixlr for the life of me.  I feel like it’s unnecessarily difficult for no reason, I don’t know maybe it’s just me.  I ultimately just picked the original picture I had for my previous header because I really liked it and was upset that I had to make another one, so I decided to combine it with a the New York skyline because that’s where the show takes place.  After figuring out how to add a separate layer, which took maybe about 20 minutes because I’m just that clueless, I started playing around with all the buttons I really had no idea what they meant.  I tried to resize a bunch of times, still don’t know if I did it right.  And I pretty much just ended up with this effect that I have now and I probably couldn’t even tell you what I did to get here.

I feel like this was a very cynical sounding post, but only because this was a frustrating experience for me.  I promise I’m not always this miserable.  I really do like the outcome of my picture, even though it looks kind of weird stretch out and expanded but whatever.  I really do hope that I don’t have to change my entire layout again so cross your fingers!!


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Blogging 101

 

 

 

ImageThere’s been so much hype lately, figured I might as well join everyone else in making one of these.  I feel as if there’s always a weird connotation or vibe when someone says they have a blog or “blogging”.  Like, if someone were asked what they were up to that day and they responded with, “Oh, nothing.  Just blogging.”  One would either assume they’re way self absorbed and full of themselves or they have no social skills and hate going outside and/or seeing people so they just stay indoors all day to avoid physical contact.  Which may be true for some people, but hey, I’m not judging.  I find it a great way to express someone’s inner most thoughts with the anonymity of being on the internet, blah blah blah.  I mean, Hannah has one to express her feelings and to write down stories for her memoir, so really how bad can these actually be?  Blogging is the new thing, right?  But contrary to popular belief, it isn’t as easy as it seems.  People blog all the time making it look so simple, but I was having trouble just getting started with this thing.

Creating this was the most stressful experience.  I spent more time than I would have liked just picking out what freaking theme to use- I’m pretty sure I sampled every sample theme this site has to offer.  Kind of frustrating that the blog only allows you to change certain things but other parts of the theme are fixed and can’t be changed.  What if my font doesn’t match my background?  What if I want to add my own header picture?  Guess I’m just shit out of luck :/

Other than me being a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff, who actually has witty/funny thoughts or even anything to say for that matter all the time?  I guess once I start getting the hang out of it these thoughts and feelings will just come to me naturally, but until then I feel kind of strange kind of just sitting here and virtually talking to myself in head to no one in particular.. But I’m keeping an open mind and taking advice from Hannah as she once said, “The worst stuff you say sounds better than the best stuff that some other people say.”

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