A blog that was supposed be made up of bits about cab rides and blurbs about beauty products but, instead, is about other things.


This One's For The Children

As long as there's nothing new here to read, let me direct you to something you should do instead -- SOME CHILDREN LIKE TO WRITE BOOKS, SOME CHILDREN LIKE TO EAT BOOKS: BUY TICKETS AND SUPPORT THEM BOTH.

Also, you should enter the contest.

And you should go see the show.*

(Umm, yes, I do realize that you can't win the contest because you are my friend, and since you are my friend you do not live in Seattle, but you should enter anyway. Please. And you should tell your westerly-dwelling friends to go to this, the penultimate stop on THE REVENGE OF THE BOOK EATERS tour.**)

*"People Talking and Singing," a benefit for 826Seattle, featuring Stephin Merritt, Daniel Handler, Sarah Vowell, Dave Eggers, John Hodgman, Smoosh, Colin Meloy, Ben Gibbard, and others who are good with words or music, or both.

** A tour put together to determine "words or music: which is better?" featuring Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne, Jon Stewart, Ben Gibbard, Fred Armisen, John Krasinski, Jenny Lewis, Stephin Merritt, Aimee Mann, Daniel Handler, Ira Glass, John Hodgman, Andy Richter, Dave Eggers, Sarah Vowell, ZZ Packer, John Roderick, the Mountain Goats, Davy Rothbart, Jonathan Richman, Mark Kozelek, Jonathan Coulton, Zach Rogue and some other people who are equally swoon-worthy not only for their style, but for their generosity in flying around the country to talk and sing and to raise money for 826 writing centers nationwide.


If By Blog, You Mean

Though I'd all but given up on riding around town in a yellow box, I'd recall my password each time I went to blog in a book. And by blog, I mean scrawl a note on the back of a receipt.

I think I'm back.

I'll backdate soon.

For now, you've only two more chances to catch The Revenge of The Book Eaters: Shows That Ask The Eternal Question -- Words or Music, Which Is Better? (A Series of Benefit Shows For 826 Writing Centers Nationwide)
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