She's about half my age, writes well, and shares many of my musical tastes.
She another Libra and takes much better pictures of the neighbourhood than mine, but hasn't posted many of them yet.
She's conceivably lives next door to Tony, who remembers what the street used to be like long, long before the vast Gaumont Parnasse cinema complex went up and many of the shops turned into crêperies, take-aways and bars.
I've likely crossed her path half a dozen times, she doesn't know me from Adam, and she'd she probably find some of the anti-French bullshit that came up in too many weblogs I discovered the other night as tedious and offensive as I do.
Hallo, Lee Ann.
I like odessa street a lot! But you don't like "using exclamation points!"
It was mildly odd that Norm Jensen at 'onegoodmove', where I'll be going back for more, chose to quote Graham Greene the same day as Beerzie Boy did to introduce a kind of ghost story at 'blab-o-rama'.
If you think the BBC's biased, you'll find company at Biased BBC, which takes you to people like Peter Briffa, who proclaims himself 'reactionary and proud of it' at Public Interest, one of the few Tory weblogs I find eminently readable for longer than 10 minutes...
Where do all those sex blogs cluster? Well, one place is around the reverse cowgirl (aka Susannah Breslin), who is apparently famous and joined some equally renowned people back in February for 'Live from the Blogosphere', in Los Angeles.
When it comes to sex, a story at 'Vagary' made me laugh the other day. It began thus:
"For a while I dated an older man who happened to be my boss. To be perfectly honest, had he not been my boss, I never would have looked at him twice. I also would have been better off, which pretty much goes without saying.
"Once, while we were making out in his car, he was slobbering in my ear, blowing in what he thought was a sexy manner, when he spit his chewing gum into my ear..."and got worse.
"I finished Iain M. Banks' Look to Windward yesterday, and I liked it very much," Rainer Brockenhoff announced this week at Solipsism Gradient (aka 'Stochastic Aleatory Ontological Expostulations').
I enjoyed 'Look to Windward' too, and will get back to Mr Banks and his Culture series one day myself. For now, suffice to say that Rainer not only made the excellent Zingg! and XRay, but anybody who can give his place a name like that, link to a host of very interesting places and make me feel I can understand geekspeak merits more than the passing visit.
Also across the Atlantic, Holly says she finally found a job, being cat woman:
"Cocktail waitress at a gentlemen?s club. Although I doubt you can really call them gentlemen. They?re the furthest thing from. I guess dick-head, asshole, and chump club had already been taken, so they lucked into the gentlemen title."
A couple of weeks back, she found the 'Death of the Historical Buddha'.
I shall read 'hollygoinglightly' more often too.
Now, I think, I can get to sleep. That came hard, indeed impossible, before midnight.
I thought I was vaguely planning to write about serendipity again. There's been a lot of it about lately. Instead, I opted for distraction. This blogging business could become addictive.
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