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.
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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...
24 (Season Two)
4/29/03: Naturally Kate has a computer powerful enough and complex enough to do whatever Jack needs it to do. it's the CHIP DAMAGE that keeps the chip from being read. Sherry! Sherry is back! From the previews - I'm hoping she believes that Jack will shoot her. He won't of course - but I want her to think he will.
3/5/03: Did ya watch? Did ya, did ya?
George - Nooooooooooo! I saw it coming a mile away but damn it. I demand full and total retaliation for this noble death. All three countries behind the bomb should be invaded and trounced to avenge my man George.
I am so sick of Kim Bauer that I was hoping and praying that the woman who picked her up would be that rarest of creatures - the female serial killer. But no. That said - it was a very touching phone call and I felt bad for her. I half expected her to pull the "you can't leave me an orphan" line and I respect her for not doing so. 'Cause it would have been SO in character (that is to say - annoying). Oh damn it - I also respect her shooting out that guy's car window. OK, enough with the Kim-praise. It doesn't mean I like her and she's still stupid (for getting out of the woman's car and running away into the deep dark night in the middle of nowhere again). But I am in a confused state of mind - in mourning for George and am not responsible for what I say. Yes, that's it.
Is Bob Warner still in the interrogation room? I hope someone has brought him some coffee at least. He'll probably have company soon as they bring Kate back to CTU. Who knows how they'll explain keeping her around but doubtless it will be for some incredible hard to believe cooked up reason forced on us to keep her and Jack in scenes together. If she bonds with Kim, I'm gonna be sick from all the blondage.
Far be if from me to contradict a president who's THAT big and tall but in fact sir, the secret service doesn't take orders from the President. They have but one order and that is to protect the president's life at all costs. THEY, in fact, are the ones who give the orders and the president actually has to do what they say.
And I'm thinking that NO plane is allowed to take off while the nuclear BOMB is going by but ESPECIALLY Air Force One. But hey - what do I know.
Oh and hello? This helicopter that is "trailing" Jack's plane. Now, I'm not nuclear scientist or anything but wouldn't the helicopter get hit with some sort of pulse from the blast. And could Jack really have been far enough away jumping out four minutes before to be at all safe - even in the short term? Even if it's a small nuke? He's only - what? 4 miles away. Not far enough if you ask me. And is this now a 24 tradition - people leaping from planes just moments before they explode. I mean, Mandy the Terrorist did it last year.
I'm feeling the Tony Alameda Love once again. Soul Patch even without the Soul Patch is muy macho and tres attractive (is that shirt just a tad more unbuttoned than before. Hmmmm). "Us Americans what?" Ooooh Soul Patch is a bad mutha. And I don't want to be Tony when Kiefer comes back to LA and finds out that Kim is missing AGAIN.
And hey - just wondering - where are they keeping Nina through all this?
My only REAL complaint and it's really small - best put by someone on the Television Without Pity board - this repeatedly putting Jack in constant and immediate danger is a bit like "the little boy who cried kief!" and is wearing a little thin. I mean, we KNOW they aren't gonna kill him. He's the freakin' STAR. Give us a little drama we can be surprised by!
3 weeks off AGAIN????????? Bastards!
24 (Season One)
1/8/02: His name is Jack Bauer and
this is the longest day of his life. And mine, Jack. And mine.
3/20/02: God, I love this show. highlights from last night's viewing
4/9/02: Whoo-hoo! Soul Patch (Tony) not only saves the day but is permitted to leave the office to do it. I lurve him. He can kick the door down and come in guns a blazin' to rescue me any day. --- this in no way effects my long standing commitment to Kiefer Sutherland, you understand. It's getting crowded up at Deb's Pantheon of Men. I shall have to look into expanding the place.
A perfectly Kieferific episode. Next week - taser guns, writhing Kiefer (the next best thing to having him change clothes) and a Hopper-ific guest star! 5 more episodes to go!
5/14/02: I KNEW IT! Nina, the office ho is the mole. OK, I didn't know it for sure but I always thought she was much more likely than Tony or George. After all - from the minute we found the key card had been encrypted on hre copmuter and look! She has an alibi - well, I always suspect the alibi. I hope that if Nina takes a bullet by the end that it is Tony that gets to shoot her.
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