February 2011

Thoughts on the 2011 Oscars broadcast

February 28, 2011

Kirk Douglas’s presentation of the Supporting Actress was…um…painful for the most part, yes? I mean, it’s awesome that he’s able to be at the show and all, but…yeah, that was painful. Christian Bale’s facial hair looked like it was poorly Photoshopped from another person–or dyed from a box. Did Kirk Douglas feel up Melissa Leo […]

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What do YOU want to know about publishing?

February 25, 2011

Ok, so yeah, the poll so far is unanimously in favor of hearing about publishing (I’m still taking opinions though if you want to go voice yours). It appears you’re all pretty excited about it, so I’m gonna give it my best shot to write about it, though I’m not entirely sure what form that’s […]

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I’ve got a question for you

February 24, 2011

So I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while, and there’s kind of no great way to do it that doesn’t feel awkward to me, so fine, I’ll just do it. As my long-time readers are aware (and maybe some of my new readers–HI new readers!), I work in book publishing. I’ve worked in […]

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She’s a GOOD mom

February 23, 2011

“She’s such a good mom*!” Has someone** ever said this to you about another mom? I’ve heard this on several occasions. In my younger days I never thought much about it, but now that I’m actually a mom, the phrase stands out to me a little more. For a long time, I couldn’t figure out […]

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Crackle and Creak

February 22, 2011

*I wasn’t feeling any of the big topics I had in my head to write about, so instead I decided to try 5 minutes of free writing. I don’t know why. Here’s the result* My knees creak and crackle like pork rinds as I come up the stairs. My hip pops as I shift my […]

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