Today Show #Offbeat in the news#tv February 20 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel My Today Show appearance is online for your viewing pleasure. (This vid includes both the taped part as well as the in-studio interview.) Who can spot offbeatbride.com in the segment? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Offbeat Bride on Brides.com NEXT Literary pretense vs. the life of a working writer Toggle comments [ 24 ] You looked great. Awesome purse! 0 agree Reply Up on the computer screen. Nice, very unassuming plug. You looked great! 0 agree Reply OOOO Ariel and I have the same Laptop…*girlcrush* 0 agree Reply Nice work girl! 0 agree Reply Great segment! You were a great choice as someone we can all relate to–it has me taking an assessment of my own tech-addiction! Also you looked adorable. 0 agree Reply omg, this is AWESOME. you were so great. and it was all about YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU! how cool. btw, i have no idea what twitter is. thank god. 0 agree Reply OK, now you have to tell us where you blog about being unplugged on Wednesdays. 0 agree Reply I saw you, I recognized the hair instantly! Hooray! 0 agree Reply Awesome. can't wait to see the segment now! 0 agree Reply I saw it! You look so fabulous, confident, and cool. 0 agree Reply Ariel, I am trying to wrap my mind around blogging about being unplugged. I like the unplugged – I do that one week out of four myself as I spend a week a month in a rural site. I actively enjoy and look forward to my disconnected time, it is my most productive time. But to tie that time to the great world web would seem somehow demeaning to it. Part of the pleasure of unplugging for me is that they are two area of life that do not connect; that they allow for unique spheres in my life. I also enjoy that one sphere is represented by the physical process of writing on paper with a pen while the other is communicated via electronic means. The style of communicative technique matches the experience of life in each mode. Ariel, I think that you will find being unplugged and disconnected from the electronic media a generative experience. Let me know though how you find the experience of blogging about off-line time. Cate 0 agree Reply Hehe. That was cute. What is this other fabled site for blogging about being low tech? (Does that make sense?) Love the pink buns! 0 agree Reply Thanks, everyone! For those of you who are interested in 52 Nights Unplugged, I blog about it a lot on my personal blog, electrolicious.com. There's also a ning group. 0 agree Reply My hubby laughed at me the whole time while looking at your segment because he believes I love my Blackberry like a child. Scary thing is that I do love it! I have everything in one location and can respond to everything immediately. I know I am not important or anything, but it is addictive. Ugh. At least I part with it somewhat at least 8 hours a day due to my strict work enviornment, but it is still sad and I am still on the internet and telephone that whole time. I need to figure out how to unplug. 0 agree Reply You looked hot! Did they make you hide your pink hair? It was kind-of weird not seeing it… 0 agree Reply My favorite part is when you say, "I think I can do it and I might even start a website about it." So very oxymoronish of you 0 agree Reply Rawk! Of course I noticed you're wearing a Superhero necklace…and then my thought was "ooh, is she going to Blogher this year?" Only slightly ironic yea? ;-D 0 agree Reply Joyful: pulling my hair back was my decision. It's all about branding, mah dear. With this particular topic, I didn't want the pink hair to distract people from what I was saying. With other topics, the pink hair adds to what I'm saying … but with this particular story, my offbeatness isn't part of the plot, so the pink hair stays back. 0 agree Reply great segment! but did he seriously say "Denial is not just a river in Egypt"?! adorable. 0 agree Reply Yes akasha, he really did. I had to pause for a second in shock that people still say that.LOL! But I am snarky…. I love my crackberry! 0 agree Reply Gotcha. Hope you had a good time here in the east! 0 agree Reply Great segment! You looked great in the black dress. 0 agree Reply Great segment, you look awesome! I snorted out loud when you were like, "I'm unplugging one night a week, and I might even make a website about it!" Haha classic. 0 agree Reply hey Ariel as long as you aren't texting while having sex I think you're all right 0 agree Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.