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the daily taryn #15 - friday fiveday 👋🏽

OH YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS. Friday Fiveday. Here are 5 things on my mind tonight that I don't want to for
the daily taryn #15 - friday fiveday 👋🏽
By taryn arnold • Issue #15 • View online
OH YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS. Friday Fiveday. Here are 5 things on my mind tonight that I don’t want to forget.

1. I really love being an MC.
I have so much fun MCing things, and I should do that more. I’ve MCed a few wedding receptions, a few conferences, many all-team meetings, and last night, I got to MC our holiday Christmas party. I love hearing people laugh at the dumb stuff I say. There is no greater feeling. I’ll write about that more later, but in the meantime, here’s a video I took for my parents from the stage at the Christmas party.
2. Live music rules.
I had been trying to get tickets for a certain show at the SF Jazz center alllll week, and I finally nabbed some today at work for a show tonight. The show was the Charlie Brown Christmas album live, and it was incredible. I surprised Kris with tickets, and it was the first time we’d seen live jazz together after years of wanting to. The night was spent with our jaws dropped on the floor and our fingers pretending to play the piano on each other’s knees, and I loved every second of it. We weren’t allowed to take pics, but Kris follows no rules:
3. Languages are mind-blowing.
Watching the pianist read music tonight was incredible. To me, those lines and dots and shapes mean absolutely nothing — they could not mean less to me. They are emojis, symbols, and absolute gibberish. But that pianist looks at those papers and instantly knows what it says. It’s like you reading the word “dog” or “friend” or “every dog is my friend.” My mind started racing with how wild languages are in general and I can’t wait to unpack it a bit more. It’s just… so amazing that every single person on this planet can communicate, but we all do it differently. According to this Mental Floss article, the Chinese language is the world’s most spoken language. I know tons of English words, but I know about 5 Chinese words. I can’t explain what type of awe I’m feeling, but I’m really feeling it.
4. Facetune.
I tweeted about this the other day, but gosh, it drives me insane that Facetune is one of the App Store’s best selling apps of all time. Facetune let’s you easily touch up your selfies. Here are some of the reasons someone might use it: 
In 127 countries, Facetune is the #1 photo and video app. Gosh. I am really, really saddened by that. I just hate to think of all the little young teens that flip through the app store and find that must be the norm — everyone just perfects their seflies by reshaping their nose or changing their eye color or removes stray hairs. Drives me crazy.
5. This time last year...
I was just getting back from Thailand with my best boys. Gosh, I really love my life. I’m so thankful for it. 
See you tomorrow, 
Taryn
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