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Movie Don Jon

PLOT SUMMARY: A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

PP REVIEW:  We peek into the world of Jersey middle class 20-somethings, the suburban club scene and the pressure to keep up a “cool guy” image with hard biceps and a “perfect dime” girlfriend. I loved the human side of this story, the secret porn addiction that was handled hilariously, keeping this movie classy instead of creepy. 

Scarlett Johansson plays a perfect Jersey girl. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is hot and disarmingly sweet (esp for a porn addict). Julianne Moore and Tony Danza play interesting characters. 

4 stars for brilliant performances, hilarious moments and an engaging dramedy. Minus one star for the abrupt ending. What’s up with that?

RATING: 3.8 Stars (3.8 / 5)

Buy Don Jon on iTunes here.

It’s a little late to try convincing you I don’t like this app after 14,168 check ins. Clearly it plays on my user loyalty. :-D So why quit?

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Foursquare’s developers have made a series of moves that made me lose interest. Me, Miss 14k. If I’ve lost interest, I’m sure the 2ks quit long ago.

So what were the dealbreakers?

1- The “game” of Foursquare became a secondary feature. The original appeal for me was competition – against my friends for points, to grab mayorships, badges, and even against myself. I enjoyed trying to remember where my past check ins were and check in consistently (like the game Concentration) in order to gain the Mayorship, if even on a drive-by. 

2- They changed the UI to become unusable. Then changed it again, and again, and again. A checkin was two clicks, then one click, then two forward and one back… I can’t adopt a product if it’s fluid.

3- There’s one big “search” field, and I have no idea what it searches. It’s useless. I’ve tried it a few times to find the nearest Starbucks, seafood restaurant, parking lot, Foursquare friends… I can be in front of a restaurant and it isn’t suggested to me when I search “restaurants.” 

4- This “social media” stream is anything but social. There is very little interactivity or engagement with friends. There’s a “heart this” & “leave comment” button. Whoopeedoo.

Where is the value for me, Foursquare developers? I’m your early adopter, your power user. Who is this core user that you are trying to engage by changing the UI as often as you change your undies? 

I believe there is plenty of room left for more social media streams in the cyber world. I’d love to see something new, where I can engage in a new way with a new network. But Foursquare won’t be it; no, it’ll merely be a button that you hit when you want to add a location to your Instagram check ins.

Foursquare is an afterthought because they made themselves one. #EpicFail

Let’s be Facebook friends and make the world a smaller place

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On today’s “what is this world coming to” list is the new cosmetic procedure implanting shiny jewelry into the eyeball. C’monnn, really??

 This only goes to prove that if you’re willing to pay, there’s a doctor on Park Avenue willing to oblige. Until someone loses and eyeball and sues. And we wonder why medical malpractice insurance is so high? 

Want something permanent that’s painful to remove? Get a tattoo. Leave your eyeballs au naturale. Your mother will thank you.

What happens in New York City over the course of a day? People come, people go. People eat, people shop. Meh, not so interesting… until it’s mapped out in a time-lapse video of Foursquare check-ins. Mesmerizing!

This baby romper is so clever, I totally Fancy’d it.

Not sure where Fancy is headed… but I’m discovering fun stuff!

So cute! They also have buck teeth pacifiers, mustaches… I’ve never seen these before but I’ll be buying them as gifts!
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Vibin’ this new song by Two Door Cinema Club. Actually, the entire album rocks. They’re coming to Hammerstein Ballroom NYC in concert this Fall. I’m so there!
Poor Carly Rae Jepson, all psyched up to throw out the first pitch of the ball game… and then this. A 7 foot toss… how mortifying! Teehee
model paula patrice and designer richie rich

Paparazzi from Wire Image snapped designer Richie Rich and model Paula Patrice attending the 40th Anniversary of Wilhelmina Models party in New York City.

Richie Rich is the sweetest guy evahh. I love his wacky style.

And I miss my girl Jackie Millen, photographer extraordinaire, who Richie reminded me i must get back in touch with!!!