Articles from February 2005

Okay, Seriously, Just Call Us And We’ll Help

February 19th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Pay attention: we are about to dip our toes into the water of the mighty Sincere. We think Random House is moving in the right direction with its investment in Vocel. Yes, you read it right. The publishing giant is making a bold, brilliant move. Now, all they need to do is contact us, and […]

File Under: Publishers and Editors

A Point We Hadn’t Considered

February 18th, 2005 · Comments Off on A Point We Hadn’t Considered

You know it’s one of those days when you start heading for the shower in the morning, and start seriously considering the fact that you have to get clean about forty-five minutes before you’re due at friend’s for dinner. And still, you can’t find the energy to stand and do what needs to be done. […]

File Under: Books/Mags/Blogs

Modern Living

February 18th, 2005 · Comments Off on Modern Living

We love a man who wears his obsessions proudly. Moleskine? For us, it’s the Lett’s of London journals that are no longer being produced. Did that stop us? No, thanks to our fine friend, eBay, we were able to buy a lifetime — literally, provided we do not excced 113 years — supply. Panic attack […]

File Under: Square Pegs

About As Off-Topic As It Gets

February 18th, 2005 · 1 Comment

First, we have to admit something: we’ve never (knowingly) heard a Britney Spears song. Such is the glory of a sheltered life. Oh sure, we’ve heard the Fountains of Wayne cover of something called “Baby One More Time” (probably that’s not the title, but we can’t be bothered to do fact-checking). And, frankly, the ins […]

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Warts and All

February 18th, 2005 · Comments Off on Warts and All

No moral to this story, no lesson to be learned, no topic to rant about. Just a collection of memories about a friend. Not ours. Various writers, editors, friends remember Grover Lewis. As he was. Return to Splendor

File Under: Books/Mags/Blogs

Rainy Day Schedule

February 18th, 2005 · Comments Off on Rainy Day Schedule

According to our sources, it’s a long weekend. According to our eyes, the unprecedented rain in Southern California continues. According to our daffodils, this insane weather is wreaking havoc on their annual schedule, and we are supposed to do something about it. Accordingly, we declare today to be an off-topic day. Hmm, that probably implies […]

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Bigger? Better? Well, See, Not Everyone Wants To Carry Huge Purses

February 17th, 2005 · 2 Comments

We can’t speak for all our readers, but when we go purse shopping, we evaluate based on the following criteria: wallet fits (big wallet, but that depends on mood and season), cell phone has a convenient slot (we have an unfortunate history with cars catching on fire), notebook space (this varies, depending on our mood), […]

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Finally, A Blow-In We Can Support

February 17th, 2005 · Comments Off on Finally, A Blow-In We Can Support

Think for a moment about how your read magazines. Hmm, okay, don’t bother as what we’re about to say probably has nothing to do with that. Except for the part where we suspect major personality traits are revealed by how one approaches reading magazines. Like, for instance, ours says that we are easy-going, happy, and […]

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An Appreciation

February 16th, 2005 · Comments Off on An Appreciation

I reacted the way I suppose many writers did when they first saw a Gould proof – with disbelief and dismissal. But a writer soon learns to welcome anyone who can offer real insight into the nature of prose, and that Miss Gould could certainly do. I learned from her neatly inscribed comments that even […]

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Reconsidering Procrastination

February 16th, 2005 · 4 Comments

It is probably not a secret that we rank procrastination right up there with all of our other fine traits. There is something special about leaving tasks until the last possible moment — nothing beats an adrenaline rush. Nothing legal, that is. Or so we’ve heard. But even the fine art of procrastination has its […]

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