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October 14, 2010

What I am not doing right now:

1. Attending the New Pornographer’s concert to which I won tickets on a mere 3 hours notice. Why couldn’t it be tomorrow?
2. Watching videos of Veronica Mars, my new late night addiction. Do they have a patch for that? Because I could really use some sleep.
3. Pondering my obsession with girl spies in all forms.
4. Finishing my article which is due tomorrow and is still several (hundred) words too long.

Okay. Back to the blue pencil. I’ll crawl out from under my rock after it’s safely in my editor’s hands. Things to look forward to this weekend: AJ’s penultimate regular season football game, a trip to a corn maze and adventures in art galleries. Stay tuned!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Julia permalink
    October 14, 2010 1:53 pm

    DJ and I are going to that show! Too bad you can’t make it.

  2. freshhell permalink
    October 14, 2010 2:15 pm

    Best of luck with #4!

  3. October 15, 2010 7:13 am

    I’m pondering the term “girl spies” which is like “male nurses” in that we specify because there aren’t half enough of them.

  4. October 15, 2010 7:45 am

    Although it’s “girl spies” not “woman” or “female” for a reason. The literary/cultural convention is specifically young. Harriet is a child. Veronica is in high school for the first two years of the series. I actually find Veronica Mars kind of fascinating in terms of feminism. I will probably blog about it in a day or two.

  5. cranky permalink
    October 15, 2010 8:41 am

    good luck with everything!

  6. readersguide permalink
    October 15, 2010 11:11 am

    Corn maze! Also, I’m going to have to look into Veronica Mars — I know nothing about her. Good luck!

  7. October 15, 2010 11:40 am

    Readersguide, I suspect you might like it. I first found Veronica when it was the show on after Gilmore Girls, a show for which I think you share my affinity. They shows are quite different in many respects, but both appeal to the same part of me. Current marketing suggests I’m not the only one who likes both shows: Amazon currently sells a first season pack that pairs the first seasons of both shows. But Veronica Mars is much less wholesome and has some of the most frankly sexual dialog that I’ve seen on television, although often disguised as double entendre (e.g. two minor characters are brothers named Dick and Beaver). If I were the mother of daughters, I might feel differently about it. I’ll be writing about that aspect of it when I get a chance.

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