Things that made me \o/ or 😀 today:
My refurbished Kindle has arrived! I hadn’t realized how much I missed CK (Cherry Kindle-ade) until I was holding her successor in my hands. Must resend some content that I did not purchase through Amazon. And think of a name. And maybe buy a cover? Forgot that Kindle 2.0 did not come with a case. Hmm, does Despair do Kindle covers?
My tickets to the US Open have been printed and mailed! The Biochemist asked me today if I was going to the Legg Mason Classic in order to ogle Hot Sauce. I’d decided no, being prudent and also because I feel like I’m hemorrhaging cash right now. But really, how often will I have the opportunity.
Things that made me /o\ today:
Janet Evanovich wants $50 million for four Stephanie Plum books? Okay, I get that she still sells a lot of books, but I thought publishers were putting the kibosh on big payouts like that, given the tight economy, slowing sales, and high dollar flops they’ve suffered the last few years. I dunno. I’d be kind of disgusted by a demand that size no matter what the source; say if James Patterson or Nicholas Sparks or whomever wanted the same. It’s like Lebron James’ contract. Or Alex Rodriguez. At a certain point, it just looks greedy, selfish and full of hubris. Courtesy of several different publishing twitterers
And, courtesy of TeddyPig, RIAA: keeping law firms in business! $58 million in legal fees in order to combat piracy and collect a whopping $2 million in damages. I get the idea of deterrence as a reason to keep fighting, but at some point the cost has to outweigh the deterrent effect…which seems kind of nil TBH.
And lastly, after using four different blog posts on completely unrelated subjects, I got the following:
Must test some of my work related writing to see if I get the same answer or if my professional writing style differs from my personal blog.