Operation Empire

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...

All outdated now (and by now, I mean 2015) but all shows I'd go back watch big chunks of once again. Except American Embassy. I remain confused on how that every made it on air,

  • 24 - His name is Jack Bauer. This is the longest day of his life. And mine, Jack. And mine. 

  • West Wing - best guest stars ever, dialogue even I have to rewind to catch and ped-a-coferencing. Ambrosia! 

  • My first website was a TV site. And it was for Alias Smith & Jones Site. The Snarkathon is born! 

  • The Dark Shadows Snarkathon! - so wrong on so many levels. How could I resist?) 

  • American Embassy was here today, gone almost instantly but not quickly enough to avoid my getting a few comments in. 

Also, random thoughts on what's on, what was on and what should be on. Also coming soon - a BBC America corner - fun, furniture, fashion and oh yes - ferns. Ground Force, What Not to Wear, Changing Rooms, Graham Norton...it's endless

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
Have a suggestion, comment, praise (in particular)? Drop me a note
Reproduction or use of any of this site for profit sternly frowned upon.
(c)1995-2015 Modern Parlance