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Randee Dawn

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Archive for October 2006

Random notes

The man, the myth Random bits of thought because I don't have the wherewithal to put together something coherent: – the trial of the century is over. Well, for me. Suffice it to say that the guy got the money he wanted. More here.– there's a "House" marathon on this Sunday, which means all is…

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Be our guest

Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business Danny Meyer So, I've put aside Stephen King for a few days, because I had to get through the book on yon left. Danny Meyer, for those who don't live in New York City, is a genius restaurateur (and yes, that is how you spell…

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Literary tales

Sat down with a bunch of writers last night and it all boiled down into the classic whine — even for those who already have agents — of just how goddamned difficult the industry is. My fiction may both suck and blow at the same time, but I've almost never sat down and really devoted…

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Trial by jury

Queenscourthouse I watch a lot of "Law & Order" — or, at least, at one time I did. It got repetitive, and after 10 years watching a show, it got a little old. I also got myself a paralegal degree when I was certain I would never get a full-time job with a magazine. And…

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The waste lands

The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, Book 3) Stephen King Eh, so I get tomorrow off of work. So I can sit in a sterile room with a TV blaring bad daytime shows waiting for my number to be called so that I can discharge my civic duty. Yep, got called for the jury. And…

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Scenes from a subway ride, part 1

Either riding the subway is getting weirder, or I'm just noticing it more. Scene No. 1The train: The Uptown 6The time: Weekday, around 6:30 p.m. While standing in the indented well between seat benches, near the sliding doors, I'm waiting to get to 42nd Street so I can change for the 7. Metallica's "Unforgiven" comes…

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Gone fishin’

Battle of the Bands Awesomeness. (If a bit bloody.) Off to Florida for a couple of days. Enjoy yourselves. Courtesy these guys, via Drawn!

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I Mess With Texas, Part 16

The Mess With Texas Sign Jeez, barely a day goes by without finding a new reason to mess with Texas. And look! It's along the same lines as Part 15: Parent goes apeshit because of Stuff My Child Was Exposed To In School. Only this time, it wasn't naughty words. It was nakedness! No, a…

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Past, present

www.pastdeadline.com So, for those who just can't get enough of moi here — and I hear you, you screaming, if non-commenting, hordes — do feel free to pop over to Past Deadline, where I'm being permitted now to occasionally drop in a few lines here and there. Most recently discussed: "Ugly Betty" and the end…

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I Mess With Texas, Part 15

The Mess With Texas Sign Ah, the messing with Texas. It's been since May since messing has been done! And really, there is always so much going on it is hard to know where to begin. For those new to the series, I'll link to them at the bottom of this email. (They're all over…

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