I had to come up with a bio for an online literary magazine that is considering one of my short stories (www.litterboxmagazine.com) and threw together the following:
Danielle was raised in silicon valley before moving to the silicone suburban mess of Los Angeles to pursue her education. When not writing she is thinking of other stories to write, and blogs excessively.
I’m planning on writing a full review of Neil Gaiman’s works sometime in the near feature for our beloved fabyuhluhs.com . But pending that article, I just wanted to say - Neverwhere is by far my favorite of Neil Gaiman’s “adult” books, if only for the best supporting pair of villains I’ve ever read. Mr Croup and Mr Vandemar and exactly who they are. Neither steps out of character, not once, and they are all the more delightful and creepy for it. Kudos to Neil Gaiman for creating them.
I don’t normally link to TheSuperficial because it’s pretty crass. I do actually love it though - one of my favorite tabloid sites. Its surprisingly political, and very, very funny (if you like dark, dry, sarcastic humor). This particular article, where celebs and TheSuperifical, react to Miss California’s pisspoorexcuseforananswer is one of the top articles this week. Very funny, and I’ll admit I was a little surprised by these celebrities’ stance on the issue. Kudos.
p.s. If you decide to brave the site, don’t be surprised when you end up saying “Oh no they did not,” at the end of each article.
I went into my local mall for dinner tonight (because Eric was off partying in la la land, cri!) Anyhow, I decided on Subway, and just as I step up to order, the nice lady behind the counter asked me, “Hot date?”
"Er, no," was obviously my response.
"Oh, you just look really nice."
For the record, I did not. I was in a t-shirt, gaucho pants, flips and had my sunglasses perched above my head. But d’awww!!
It would be horribly post-modern of me to just leave this question dangling, but I ask it from a truly intellectual, hypothetical side. I’ve been amazed at the followers I’ve found on Twitter - I even have a twibff (@pixls you rock, man).
But, I do wonder - with twitter open to so many people, is it possible to fall in with the wrong group? I’ve noticed that once I’ve been accepted by one or two of a group, I then am suddenly accepted by their network of friends.
What if it’s a network I know nothing about? For instance, people who like cars. I mean I like cars but I don’t like cars. I am primarily on twitter to connect with people like me, and to promote fabyuhluhs.com. Somehow cars just don’t fit into that picture. Is it okay to still follow people whose agenda is car-centered? Or have I fallen in with the wrong crowd?
Adventureland was a rather enjoyable romantic comedy. It’s no Enchanted; I would put it in the same category as Juno. That being said, this movie has its own flavor, chemistry and hilarity that’s not quite as snarky as Juno’s script, but highly entertaining for anyone familiar with famous literary works. It has a field day mocking young English scholars (because what else are qualified for, other than carnie work?) and also gets in a few jabs at Herman Melville, which I found particularly entertaining.
Well cast, well acted, funny enough and cute. I give it an A-.