Monthly Archives: March 2009

San Francisco Trolley Tour

San Francisco Cable Car

San Francisco Cable Car

Two summers back, Russ and I spent a weekend visiting San Francisco.  We had a great time exploring the Golden Gate city and discovered that the best way to see the area is on a trolley tour. The Motorized Cable Car Tour is awesome! It’s a 2 1/2 hour narrated tour on an authentic Motorized Cable Car. You get to see Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Nob Hill, Downtown, Chinatown, the waterfront, the Palace of Fine Arts, Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge and everything in between.

Palace of Fine Arts

Palace of Fine Arts

My favorite parts were driving past the house used as the exterior for “Full House” and getting to see Lombard Street from the top without having to climb up there myself.

If you’re in the Bay are, this tour is a must! Check it out here.

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Networking = Builing a Community

Last week, I went to the Networking Expo hosted by the OSU Women in Communications.  I had a pretty good time talking to different employers, even though the resounding message I heard was that everyone needs undergrad interns and not new employees, bummer.

I did receive some really great advice from Jill Brown of the Oklahoma Gazette.  She said that if she were to give any advice to college undergrads, it would be that they need to network.  They need to get plugged into their future community and meet people because those people will be incredibly benficial in the future.

Can you be too social?

The interesting thing about taking a course on social media is that you can no longer just admire it from afar or be partially involved in it.   Instead, you become so occupied with all things social media that you start to ignore the real relationships in your life.  Instead of picking up your phone and making a call, you’re direct messaging your friends on Twitter.  You may end up staring at the screen for hours waiting for new blogs to upload into your reader.

Figuring out the give and take in the relationship between social media and the rest of your life takes a little bit of effort.  I’m definitely still struggling to figure this out.  Over the weekend I didn’t check Twitter, my Google Reader or Facebook all day Saturday and I didn’t miss it at all, but when I got back on everything Sunday afternoon, I felt a little bit out of the loop.

I suppose it is all apart of the learning process and fortunately, I’m in a class that allows me a whole semester to try and get the hang of it.