Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig

After reading a memoir, most of Team of Rivals, and the advanced reader copy of Mortal Friends by Jane Stanton Hitchcock, I settled in to read something that would easily seep into my brain.

Historical romance. With spies, bodices and French mischief.

Last night in the bookstore, a woman happened to be purchasing the very book I just finished.

"Oh, I just finished that yesterday!"

"Are you a fan of hers? I've actually already read this and I'm giving it to a friend. I'm friends with the author."

I proclaim that I am very jealous of the author. This much is very true. Two books every year? Jesus Christ! She quit a lucrative job at a law firm to pursue her lucrative writing career! It is every blogger's dream!

We discuss the new novel coming out. I say that I haven't gotten past The Deception of the Emerald Ring because the DC library system does not carry it.

Instead, for the sake of continuing, I checked it out of the bookstore.

[This isn't the first time I've met someone who's friends with an author. A woman came in one morning before the inauguration to get a book for Bob Schieffer.]

Maybe someday I'll meet an author who I've read a lot of...maybe I could interview them? Does blogger cred do anything for anyone?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I like the grossest seasonal candies

I love these damn hearts. Especially the yellow ones. And purple.

You know, hint hint.

[Candy Heart Generator...a site for more realistic Candy Hearts this economic season.]

Bro's before those Nasty Ho's

Spotted here.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cute Qdoba Marketing Email

From: Qdoba Mexican Grill (
Sent: Tue 2/10/09 2:55 PM

Subject: Stinky Brown Bag

Attention All Employees,

There is a brown paper bag lunch in the break room refrigerator without a name. It’s behind the ranch dressing and it smells like bologna. If this odorous brown bag happens to be yours, PLEASE DISPOSE OF IT IMMEDIATELY.

Then go to Qdoba Mexican Grill for lunch. They’re now offering any chicken entree on their menu with handmade chips, a choice of salsas and a regular fountain drink for only $6.99. It’s a great value and you can choose from any of their 18 different chicken dishes. So, whoever you are, you no longer have to be the SAD PACKER.

Thank you,

"Propelling work to the next level"

Yeah, I'm subscribed to Qdoba updates, want to make something of it?

I think the "Propelling work to the next level" is the icing on the cake.

The Real Story isn't how early Valentine's Day stuff went on sale....

I wrote previously about how early the Valentine's mess appeared. Look at the date. I wrote that on January 5th. And I'm pretty sure I saw stuff before then, it just took me awhile to get the post up.

And now, days and days before the actual day, we're already getting advice on how to cope when single.

We all get it. Valentine's Day is silly. Are those articles recycled year after year? I doubt anyone would notice, because they are all exactly the same. Yet people are still upset. Depressed over a holiday. I've only been in a relationship for one Valentine's Day, but other than, "Oh, that's too bad" it hasn't been a big deal.

Don't let a holiday ruin your week. Acknowledge that either you're taking it too seriously or you've got other underlying problems.

And stop clogging my Google Reader with this madness!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

When are The Tudors coming back?

In all the promotional stuff for season three of The Tudors, there are no dates listed. Zero.

Lost is back. Big Love is back. Battlestar Galactica is back. Why is there no Tudor love?