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oh, the horror


Is this for real?

shudder.

This is a music video (?) for Samantha Ronson--Lyndsay Lohan's girlfriend.

May. 25th, 2008


Just bought two tickets to Oakland, for August 20-27th.

See you all in sunny San Francisco!

funny girls


Ab Fab in springtime


I just learned that the complete Ab Fab series is finally being released as a box set in the U.S. Release date is May 27, 2008. Pre-order from Amazon and save $40: http://www.amazon.com/Absolutely-Fabulous-Everything-Jennifer-Saunders/dp/B000UNYPGM/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_0

honeymoon


Had an Easter dinner with friends tonight, and discussed the following question by a friend who's planning her honeymoon: If you could go anywhere, and if money and time and distance was not an issue, where would you go?

Answers:
1. Australia
2. Tuscany
3. Cape Town, South Africa
4. Greece, Turkey, Mediterranean trip
5. Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia trip


My answer was Tuscany, but that's more a reflection of my limited travel experience than any personal preference.

Then again, one of the reasons I'm looking forward to turning 40 (which, in case you didn't know, is a long way away) is because I'll be better equipped to spend weeks or months in a Tuscan villa, drinking buckets of Chianti with close friends and eating some of the best food on earth.

Where would you honeymoon? The mountains? The sea?

building a management library


Yesterday, I picked up a book at Politics & Prose entitled, "Managing Oneself." It's a Harvard Business Review classic, and is just 55 pocket-sized pages. It's the only book I purchased.

Sometime between 4pm yesterday and just a few moments ago, I realized that this is quite possibly the most depressing thing I've ever done.

Allow me to transcribe a passage from this tiny orange book, so that you'll get a better idea of why life absolutely sucks right now.

"Whether a business should be run for short-term results or with a focus on the long term is likewise a question of values. Financial analysts believe that businesses can be run for both simultaneously. Successful business people know better."

And it goes on and on like that.

Excuse me while I turn on Radiohead's Amnesiac and light up a cigarette. I need to get back to my college years. Is anyone listening? What the fuck is happening?

Things that make you go "hmmmm"


The lead headline in today's Daily Sunshine announces that according to a list released by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China, three imported batches of Pringles Potato Chips were found to contain potassium bromate, a carcinogen, in July. The additive is allowed in Japanese and American markets, where the Pringles in question were supposed to be sold.

Russian company buys Livejournal


"Go onto Russian underworld servers and you enter an emporium of crime, with lists of looted documents, stolen identities and hijacked computers already assembled into botnets (see Rise of the botnets, below), with almost all of it linked in some way to RBN. ""

I'm a little alarmed by this, and my concern is most definitely related to the scores of Russian-language spam I receive each day. 60% of all internet crime comes from Russia. And now Livejournal is owned by a Russian company.

SAN FRANCISCO – December 3, 2007 – SUP, an international media company based in Moscow, today announced that it has acquired LiveJournal from Six Apart, Ltd. LiveJournal is one of the world's leading global online communities, with a monthly audience of more than 18m unique visitors in nearly every country in the world. Additionally, SUP today launched a new U.S. company, LiveJournal, Inc., based in San Francisco, which will manage and operate LiveJournal. More information on the acquisition is available at lj_2008.

Story here.

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