First, for fellow New Yorkers: Apparently today is one of the few days each year when the setting sun actually alligns with Manhattan's "west" (our north-south and east-west ley lines run according to Rennaisance Dutch sensibilities and the shape of the island as opposed to, you know, North and South). So today is the day to get your picnic basket and sit at a wider trancept (astronomical suggestions: 14th, 23rd, 34th, 57th Streets, inhospitable traffic thoroughfares though they may be) around 8:16 pm to stare toward Jersey and watch the sun set between buildings. Fun fun fun.
Second, in wake of the happy discussion on my Cindy Pon post, I have started a sidebar with success stories (you might have noticed already). I have called it The Editorial Mischief because, as Lisa pointed out, the fact that "mischief" is a counter for a group of rats is just too good to be true. You all can call yourselves whatever you like, but that is what I am going to call you. I would love to put up ALL success stories, but I need really specific directions (I do take instructions well). So if you have a success story you want to see up there, please leave me a comment with the date and what happened.
Third, I got a recent glut of industry attention here after GalleyCat linked to my manifesto last week. I got a whole bunch of interesting comments on that post, some of which I'll hope to react to either over the weekend (oh no, wait, I already committed to working all day tomorrow) or in the unforeseeable future. But if you're interested, check out some of the dialogue that's come up around the "Less Is More" issue. I won't claim I agree with everything that has been said, but I do think there are a lot of interesting opinions.
My favorite new comment from last week, though, is this one:
It could be that I've only just found this blog, and only just read the most recent post (of substance) and this FAQ, but I think I love you. Can I be your editorial ass? Can I stop abusing the italic tag? Who knows.
At any rate, I look forward to reading the archives. I feel they shall lift me up from the drudgery that is applying again and again to assistantships and hearing back from no one at all. cheers!
It has been said in the past that I am rather easy with my affections, but I think I love you, too. (Ok, all it takes is a little flattery. But at least I'm honest.) Unfortunately I already have a fabulous Ass, and don't need another one at the moment. (In the words of Julia Roberts from ERIN BROKOVITCH, as long as I have one Ass instead of two...) But let me assure you I've been through the gristmill that is trying to find a job in editorial and I'm rooting for you!! Don't give up. I originally started this blog hoping it could provide some solace for other Asses. Come here and ask questions and spread the love.
Now, back to work.