Guess who’s back, back again?

Hello all.

If you’ll forgive me, I’ll try not to make this another false promise. This blog has been on my mind for months and it’s eating away at me. I must restart it. Let’s hope it becomes a habit.

Thanks for checking in, please stay posted for more.

Cari

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Career dresses barely cover your bum.

I was shopping for dresses online at Forever21 (rare, trust me) and I click on the “career” category. These are the dresses that Forever21 categorizes as career:
3 rows of 5 female models in very short dresses, many sleeveless

A screenshot of dresses at Forever21.com

For what career are these appropriate?

Leggings are too casual to wear to work so how are you supposed to cover up the rest of your thigh?

In my opinion, these are nice shirts. Nice shirts you’d probably also put a sweater over for any career world. Well, not any career but, you know, the careers where your pay isn’t crumbled $1 bills.

My favorite has to be Ms. Retro Geometric Shirtdress in the bottom row, center. Not only is this dress barely skimming the bottom of her tush, but it’s a nude color. Just in case the being mostly naked isn’t enough, let’s look actually naked from a distance.

Nothing says “respect me” at the office like accidentally showing the bottom of your butt cheeks.

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Also- Deepest apologies for my long-term abandonment of you wonderful followers out there. Please forgive me, please.
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Ryan O’Doherty, thank you for your interview on Baltimore’s vacant properties

I had an opportunity to meet with Ryan O’Doherty, Mayor’s Director of Policy and Communications in Baltimore City April 20. O’Doherty answered questions about the mayoral initiative, Vacants to Value, that I’m researching.

He surprised me and impressed me.

Granted, my expectations were low. I thought that O’Doherty would have two or three public relations-type quotes for me. I only went on the field trip because I wanted to provide a ride to a car-less classmate of mine.

I’m very glad that I went.

I recognize that O’Doherty sees Baltimore’s vacants from the governmental side of the issue. His perspective has to be positive and persuasive because the city government needs public support for the plan. Of course people are going to be displaced and displeased. There are going to be victims. But he can’t admit that.

See a clip of the interview

This blog’s direction changes today

This post is a landmark.

It marks the day this blog changes direction from what was once a college-course driven blog to what I’m now claiming as a more personal blog.

Previously, this was a journalistic student beat blog about social responsibility, and while that theme will still be deeply present in posts found after this one, I think the tone will grow informal and more personal posts will trickle in periodically.

You can still expect interviews, journalistic style, and a more professional tone than most diary-type blogs.

Alright, that’s all. Just offering an explanation to those people who are stumbling upon Be Good. Or Else..


McDonald’s “bionic” burgers hold the secret ingredients to immortality. They never mold.

I discussed the possibility of genetically engineered tomatoes that could last up to six weeks. I was generally resistant to this idea. But yesterday, while chowing down on my McDouble and fries from McDonald’s (I know, I know), I recalled hearing about several accounts on the chemicals, toxins and other disgusting ingredients McDonald’s packs into its burgers.

Well, evidently, they pack so many preservatives and chemical additives into these burgers that they are nearly immortal. Meaning you can leave a McDonald’s Big Mac out on a table for 18+ years and the only change in appearance will be a thick layer of dust.

Just watch for yourself

Pet Peeve: If you’re a driver who can’t figure out what the fast lanes and the slow lanes are for, get to the right. Now.

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They’re tomatoes. They’re delicious. They’re six-weeks old.

Image courtesy of the Daily Mail online.

Scientists recently developed a strain of genetically engineered tomatoes that don’t go bad for 45 days. That’s 30 days longer than now. Say hello to the end of wrinkly old tomatoes hiding in the vegetable drawer of your fridge. Sounds great!

Just kidding.

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