This is obviously my personal site but my online content arsenal is vast. It includes Greater Gotham: Going Global, a blog about being out and about in New York City and what happens when you turn Gotham Girl lose on the UK; Fabulous Foodie, where food and food culture are served up a la carte. Last but not least, there is Modern Parlance -- home to my hard-working writer alter ego and headquarters in my nefarious plan to take over the world. It is also home to my work blog - Personal Parlance, where I hold forth on publishing, books, social media, communication, indexing, writing, education – and anything else content-wise that catches my eye.
I had wanted to call the whole thing Operation Empire but several of my friends suggested that might put people off. Upon consideration I decided that a) they were right (so went with Modern Parlance) and b) to effectively take over the world, I would need fewer friends and more minions. Applications being accepted now.
Scribbles & Notes
Of course, the word-smithing started long before the plan for world domination. At one time or another, my personal writing projects have included:
Take 2 Movie Reviews which proved indirectly that I once had a social life where as TV Rants & Raves suggested perhaps that I didn't. (I take comfort in the fact that I haven't updated it lately - which suggests that things are looking up.)
The only thing my ongoing Bibliomania ever suggested was that I needed more shelves and the patience to wait for paperbacks. Publishing Grunt's Bible came about because working with books isn't the thrill ride that reading or buying them is.
There were pure flights of fancy like Staving off Ennui, the Server Sees the Sights; there were answers to hypothetical questions like "what should go in a toy hall of fame and then there were the snarkathons - first site website I ever did - Alias Smith & Jones Site and the Dark Shadows Snarkathon.
Much older material is kept in the Ephemera Archives - moved to the backburner but not completely forgotten. Who knows what'll end up catching my attention next...
there was Instant Messaging.
Mix it together with biting wit
Chapter One: Wherein two elegantly bored, unashamedly spoiled and delightfully wicked souls explain how the world would work if they had anything so pedestrian as druthers.
Working for a living is so tedious. Can't we have someone else do all this stuff?
Me too. Particularly the spoiled part. It's such a good look for me.
Delightful. And there should be an option about which 25 hours you want to work. Never early mornings.
Maybe Mon-Thurs from 11-12:30 and then 2:30 to 5?
Yes, a little unwinding time before we go out to light up the night
I'm glad we've had this little chat.
Disgruntled but fabulous
Not to mention tragically cool
OK, I've been inspired to do a web page
If anyone deserves an epic tale, it's us.
You are the wind beneath my wings.
Chapter Two: Wherein they touch upon what actions they will take to set the world back on the appropriate track.
How are you, mon cher?
Oooohhh...how was it? Costa Rica, I mean. Let me know how the movie is too
I hear Ripley is good but about an hour too long
In desperate need of a good editor, I understand. Editors are so undervalued
Napping...They were full of napping. A joy in itself
Which reminds me - I'm working on that "epic" site
Oh, it's very very early stages yet. Nothing yet to see. Still on the hunt for the right look and feel.
You'll expected to contribute!
I think the letter to your senator would be funny
And so unfair. And rough on hands
Not to mention my busy social life
I adore you!
Well said. It'll be the mission statement of our site.
Chapter Three: Wherein they pause in straightening out the world to explore pop culture
How was the movie?
You know...I must be the only one in the world who doesn't fancy Jude Law AT ALL. Matt Damon is OK...though he's nothing compared to Ben Affleck
But he looks so....I don't know...feral. And his hair always looks like he's spent HOURS on it.
Because he looks feral? :-)
Oh bull, I have a snide attitude and I'm not gay....not last time I checked anyway.
Oh, I see. I didn't realize that snide was gender specific....but you're right. Snide doesn't describe any of the lesbians I know. Danny Devito! No, no one wants to claim him I guess. You never hear any one insisting he's straight either
I know. And sadly....I must go an work.
Hmmmm...the only thing in our water is bodies
Chapter Four: Remembering the old college days
Bon jour or rather, good evening
Que pasa? (how international we are)
Nothing hanging here. catch me a couple of decades down the road and we'll see :-)
So, how was New Year's, mon cher
Quiet. I went to the lake house, watched CNN ring in the new year around the world. went to bed.
What about Granbry Texas???? I figure those on air people must be being punished for pissing someone off
Power...it will be ours one day. once good hair is elevated to the level of importance it so richly deserves
And earlobes :-)
Yes. Sadly no one was qualified to teach "Luminous skin" so I did it as an independent study
Well, you know i can only take someone so far if they don't have good "raw material". Thank goodness for you! Otherwise your class was a complete loss - lobe-wise as well.
No, stop right there. If I furrow my brow any more, I'll have wrinkles! Quell Horror!
Did I know that? I think I did...when do you return?
But darling boy! all that sun! Your SKIN!
Of course. :-)
Paul Hogan. I rest my case.
Poetic justice - see above paul hogan comment
Not the hair!!!!!...You know...they are talking about another Croccidile Dundee movie.
What do I do when not working on this site,
read a bit about
the guilty party responsible for this site or the
answers I gave to the 'about me' survey
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