This is my patio:As far as back decks go, it could be a lot worse. It’s a concrete deck that overlooks our back yard, that was painted some years ago. We’ve got tons of plants, a decently working BBQ, and some lounge furniture that suits us nicely (in that we do not lounge). The sunbrellas are a relatively new feature; we didn’t want to construct an awning or overhang, and they cover most of the back deck. But let’s be real here: this is not a pinnable patio.
Personally, I think it’s a lot easier to get away when you 1) pack light and 2) organize your sh*t to within an inch of your life. David is more of a “throw it in a bag, and hope for the best!” type, but that makes my anxiety go wibbly-wobbly. I really like a giant duffel bag that can fit all of our stuff, together. Then, I know I need to corral all of our tech into one spot. Modern day travel can’t happen without at least two phones, two cameras, and a Kindle. Right?
2017 has been a year of re-invention, and I’m excited to say that we’re gonna #BeNotBland with Sparkling Ice this summer! I love Sparkling Ice because they’re ZERO calorie, fruit-flavored fizzy drinks make excellent cocktail mixers (check out recipes here). But what about my next favorite meal of the day (after Happy Hour)? So, look, here’s the deal: every single last delicious flavor is now available on Amazon.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".