Archive for May 2006

A Little Bitch

May 29, 2006

So my new job is kind of corporate-like — certainly I feel the need to look more polished that I ever did in effing Framingham. And I've been on the hunt for business-y looking clothing. Well, thank you New York Times for pointing out why I can't find anything that fits or looks professional or that I like: department stores hate petites. They don't just hate us. They've decided we're old and dowdy. I'd like to know: where are all the size 0 Asian girls that propelled manufacturers to make clothes for the not-5'7" in the first place? You know, the ones who wander Madison Avenue and Copley Place Mall with all the most expensive shopping bags? Yo, little girlfriends, speak up!

Web 2.0, Web 2.0, Web 2.0

May 29, 2006

Here's something grand: Seems that CMP wants to trademark the phrase "Web 2.0," so reports the amusingly Irish Tim Raftery's IT Views. This is the web, so I take things with really big salt grains, but the reproduced CMP letter looks real-ish. But more real and very funny are the comments to Tim's posting. Read 'em and have a good laugh.

Am I lazy, or what?

May 15, 2006

Actually, I've been taking a two-week breather between jobs. Start the new gig on Monday. You'd think I'd have time to compose and blog, but no.

On the other hand, I've started the seeds for the vegetable garden (trying peanuts this year, thanks to my friend Larry), been to NYC (liked the Samuel Palmer, but not as much as Husbando), visited Peabody Essex Museum's Summer in New England show (best: two impasto sketches by Hopper), and dropped by the Cape Ann Historical Museum.

This is spring migration month, so have espied Northern Parula, a female Prothonotary Warbler, Black and White Warbler, and the Yellow-Rumped Warbler. Besides the sheer delight of being woken up every morning around 4 by Mr. Catbird, who sings himself into a frenzy.