Interesting piece about writer-reader relationships over at Salon today. What’s funny is that I cannot relate at all to what the author claims is the old way of being a writer. I’m so community driven. Hence the forum. Hence the blogs. I could never do what I do without constant conversation with readers. Without the [...]
Entries from January 2007
January 30th, 2007 · Comments Off
January 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment
I’m sure I’m supposed to find this offensive, but actually, I think it’s playful and cute. I would have a lot more fun as a barrista doing it this way; I really love burlesque and intend to take a class to learn how to do it this year. Certainly adding the performance art aspect to [...]
January 26th, 2007 · 1 Comment
I heard a new pop-country song recently about a little boy who wants to grow up big and strong just like his dad. The song begins:
Driving through town just my boy and me
With a happy meal in his booster seat
Knowing that he couldn’t have the toy
Till his nuggets were gone
It reminds of overhearing a end-of-her-rope [...]
January 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment
You mean all I have to do to get a free flight AND tickets for a future free flight is have a screaming child with me and create such an obnoxious situation that I get kicked off the flight? Rock on!
Airline defends removing family from flight – Travel News – MSNBC.com
ORLANDO, Fla. – AirTran Airways [...]
January 24th, 2007 · Comments Off
Didn’t I just ask a few days ago “where are all the male courtesans?” Now look at what’s happening in Japan….
No sex please at this rent-a-gigolo service – MSN-Mainichi Daily News
Japanese women looking for a little bit on the side are shunning host clubs and instead partaking of “rent-a-fling” services during the day, according to [...]
January 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off
If you’re going to provide a store locator on your website, make sure people can enter city and state. If you’re traveling you don’t always know the zip code where you’re staying. Why force a user to do a zip code lookup in order to find your stores? Yet I’ve seen a few store locators [...]
January 18th, 2007 · Comments Off
When I finally turn in my column — and I have a hell of a time stopping myself from revising it Just One More Time — I always have this sense of relief mingled with anxiety. Relief that it’s done, for better or worse. Anxiety that in reading it so many times I didn’t notice [...]
January 18th, 2007 · Comments Off
A paragraph I really wanted to work into the column this week but it just won’t fit:
We are already capable of using four of our six senses even when separated by thousands of miles: aural, visual, tactile and intuition (“sixth sense”). Taste and smell cannot be too far behind.
January 16th, 2007 · 4 Comments
It’s a fine line between sharing and hurting. I’ve been wanting to write about the breakup, but I do not want to compromise anyone’s privacy. I’m willing to open myself up but do I get to drag anyone else out into the open? Modern relating requires us to think about these questions, to lighten up [...]
January 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment
Why aren’t there male courtesans for women?
This is what I want.
I want to hire a funny, intelligent, nice, good-looking guy in his mid-40s who is trained in the arts of conversation, lovemaking, dance and massage. He must be widely read and engaging and sensual and genuinely develop affection for me without stepping beyond the bounds [...]
January 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment
I’m so SICK of spending so much time, energy and money to go to places to work and have the technology fail. I’m at Adult Entertainment Expo and the wifi in the press room is sporadic, the wifi in the hotel is almost nonexistent (“during CES everyone always is fighting for IP addresses/signal” — yeah [...]
January 5th, 2007 · 2 Comments
If you used to read my Sex Drive Daily blog at Wired, you know that I recently retired from it. I have public reasons for this and private ones.
But my heart aches whenever I read something like this, from About.com Sexuality guide Cory Silverberg, because I really had no idea that SDD much noticed out [...]
January 5th, 2007 · Comments Off
I heated up a leftover pancake in the microwave this morning.
While it was heating, I went into another room for something. When I cam back to the kitchen, Jedi was in a perfect Sit-Stay in front of the microwave. He glanced back at me as I entered the room but keep his snout pointed at [...]
January 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment
You know that “rule” that you should never sleep with your friend’s ex-lovers?
I’ve never understood it. It seems to me that when people aren’t exclusively dating (or engaged to, or married to, or committed to, or whatever) each other, they don’t have any say in who a person sleeps with. Once the relationship is [...]