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Saturday, November 12, 2005

The Problem with Humor

"The problem with humor is everyone has a different sense of it." ~Dan Short

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Amazon Exposure Day - A dream shared by many authors, myself included...

"I think we should write Amazon and encourage them to have an 'exposure day' once a year. That day they lift the veil and everyone gets to see who bashed you. Heck I think they'd get a ton of traffic and probably even sell a few books, the papers would report on it. Of course there'd be a brief peak in the homicide [and] suicide rates shortly afterwards, but whatever. Its all in good fun."
~Christine Conners
Author of:
From High Heels To Bunny Slippers: Surviving The Transition From Career To Home (Coming Soon!)
Lost! Is Your Child Prepared?
Lipsmackin' Vegetarian Backpackin'
Lipsmackin' Backpackin': Lightweight Trail-tested Recipes for Backcountry Trips

As an author myself, having had at least one totally bogus review that was probably made by a competitor, I think the idea of 'exposure day' is great.

I've never met Christine, having only communicated with her via email. I'd bet that her books are just as humorous and fun to read as her emails are.

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Sunday, November 6, 2005

Old age vs. Youth

Old age and treachery wins out over youth and exuberance every time. ~Lawrence Cramer

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Middle Aged?

Ok, so I'm not quite their target market since I just turned 30 in May, but still...

Dan was just reading me a an article on Slate called, "Are Gap's new clothes for boomers any good?". I had to cut him off when he got to this part, "Women over age 35 are, in the words of Forth & Towne's president, Gary Muto, "underserved." They have more income than younger women, but fewer places to shop. For most middle-aged women[...]".

"Middle Aged?!", I exclaimed. "If they want to hit their target market, they'd better stop calling us middle-aged!" Hrumph... So what if I'm just 30. I'll be 35 before I know it and I was actually looking forward to shopping there...

All kidding aside, I took a look at the slideshow and some of the clothes look alright but I'm not all that impressed. They're going to have to have some very impressive window displays to get me to walk in (and not because of the "middle-aged" thing).

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