October 2005

Oct 31, 2005 Comments Off

Quotation of the Day: Share-Alike Edition

“Someone asked me recently, ‘Meghann, how can you say you don’t mind people reading parts of your book for free? What if someone xeroxed your book and was handing it out for free on street corners?’ “I replied, ‘Well, it seems to be working for Jesus.’” , author Meghann Marco, in a conversation with Jason […]

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Oct 31, 2005 2

Book review: Shopgirl

I am a fan of the old Steve Martin. The SNL/L.A. Story/“The new phone books are here! The new phone books are here!” Steve Martin. I don’t get the New Yorker pieces, and the thicket of hype was too thick around Lapin Agile to entice me into seeing or even reading it. I picked up […]

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Oct 29, 2005 Comments Off

Quotation of the Day: GFY Edition

“You’re right! This is taking so much time away from my brain cancer research project! I hereby declare all arguments over and this website closed!” , Ryland Sanders, author of the blog A Boy And His Computer, responding to a comment questioning the sense in “wasting” time creating a review of a rotten movie BONUS […]

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The interweb is littered with the detritus of my greed and/or optimism: user names from quickly discarded affinity programs; the brokerage account I set up to score 50 MyPoints; ancient reviews I stubbornly refuse to take down from epinions because they are the last remnants of what used to be a useful tool created by […]

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“Ultimately, harmony, in both your personal life and your career, can be found in the simplicity of truth.” , Monica Vecchio, Ph.D., professor of English and a tutor at the School of Practical Philosophy in New York City, via Women’s Wall Street

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Let’s be upfront about this: I don’t give a crap about sports. You can have your football, your soccer, your precious curling, with the exception of one strange season in college where I was possessed by the magic that is hockey, up close and personal, I don’t get it. So this whole World Series hoo-hah […]

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“I think my own addiction to narrow distractions while writing is a hard wire left from my days in advertising; if you aren’t coming up with an idea, you check email to see what other crisis looms. I have found this a terrible and difficult habit to break.” , former advertising creative director and current […]

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I’ve been a dork all my life, but I’m still just barely a geek. I love the toys (DVR, nano, anything from Adobe); I fear the code. My boyfriend, a.k.a. “The BF”, who has about 20 extra computing years on me (but is a year younger, damn him) also likes the toys but is very, […]

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“Love is like a cookie. Even when it’s stale, someone will still want it.” , Meaghan Fowler, on blogcabin (via How to Save the World)

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Oct 25, 2005 1

Keeping it in the 323

From the time I decided to become an L.A. actor, my life has been one telecommunications nightmare after another, a hellish mix of pagers, cell phones, forwarded voice mail, forwarded home phone, dedicated fax lines. (And a P.O. Box, because yes, even Gapâ„¢-casual fake moms have stalkers.) This year, my descent into the Hades that […]

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