Truthbits

Okay, so today I’m not going to redefine electronic communication. I will, I promise, in the near future–probably tomorrow. I just have to work out a kink or two.

For today, I have a bunch of little things I’ve been saving up that I want to say. So here goes:

  • “Speakeasy” is an awesome name for a bar.
  • Red Hot Chili Pipers” is an even awesomer name for a bagpipe group. And they’re real. And they’re kind of awesome. I like the inclusion of the female dancers in really short kilts.
  • The writer’s strike just ended. Hallelujah. It amazes me that the writers actually agree to not write when they’re on strike. That seems really creatively stilting to me.
  • As for my writing endeavors, still no bites. 9 rejections out of 12 (and 3 outstanding).
  • Caroline just gave me the most awesome Valentine’s Day gift: She adopted a potbelly pig! The best part about it is that we don’t have to house or feed the pig–it already happily lives at a rescue farm. But we’re buying him food for a few months, and we’ll go visit him. I’ll post photos.
  • I read something the other day from a publishing conference that said that you can no longer create a web page and expect for it to become a destination. Basically, the article said, you have to syndicate through an established site like Facebook. For some reason that left a really bad taste in my mouth. I was also eating smoked salmon at the time, which might have had something to do with the taste.
  • Pet Peeve: People who drive in the right lane with no intention of turning right. Have you ever gotten stuck behind a single car at a stoplight who isn’t turning right, so you have to wait for the whole cycle to turn right? Show a little consideration!
  • I read that taking a cold shower every morning can help relieve depression–it has the same effects of anti-depressants. I’m not depressed, and I really don’t like a cold shower at any time, but I find it interesting that a cold shower cold trigger the release of those hormones that some people need more of.
  • I’ve discovered that I love the articles on Wired that pop up on the Google feed on Gmail. It seems like a great magazine, but why would I ever subscribe if the articles come to me for free viewing on the internet?
  • The humor teacher from the Borat movie is running my Gala live auction. If that’s not enough reason to attend the Gala, I don’t know what is.

Tomorrow:

I Finally Redefine Electronic Communication