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I learned two new words: bershon, circuitously via YPulse (by which I mean that YPulse linked to something and that linked to something else and somehow I ended up clicking on this, and rickroll, via Jessamyn. I do not anticipate engaging in rickrolling, but I expect I’ll dig up a bershon photo or several one of these days; stay tuned. Anyone else have bershon photos to share?

I watched David Simon talking about The Wire and journalism, (warning: don’t watch if you haven’t gotten through Season Five) and I read “Shooting Britney.” The juxtaposition made me think that the only kind of journalism that’s as aggressive as Simon would like it all to be is celebrity journalism.

I saw Veda Hille at the Alberta Street Pub (great, aside from the amount of patchouli being deployed by someone near where we were sitting) and she recognized me and thanked me for the review. Eee!

And I saw Laura Lippman at Powell’s and she was lovely. “I stopped writing villains,” she told us. Then I went home and read Another Thing to Fall in one sitting.

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  • sdn
    March 18, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    i have a splitting headache. also posted to lj for the first time in over a month.

  • Sara
    March 18, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Ow. I hope the headache vanishes quickly.
    My comment on that post would be the post above, plus a hope that all the crisis-provoking elements also vanish quickly.