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Gosh Darn Knit

Etched Magnolias - Moleskine Cahier Journal Notebook - Gocco Printed - Lined
I have a confession to make. I love notebooks. I love getting new ones and flipping through them for the first time, when they’re crisp. I love filling them up with notes and changing their definition. What was once a bunch of blank pages becomes design notes, then it becomes job interview details, and on and on. When it’s full, it’s a little slice of your life all written down. As a blogger and web designer, I can now type probably twice as fast as I can write (assuming, that is, that I want to be able to read my writing later). There is something romantic and tactile about physically writing something down though.

That being said, I cruise Etsy very often for cool notebook designs. I hit the jackpot when I found goshdarnknit tonight. In addition to the image above, there are these illustrated styles:

Imaginary Friend - Moleskine Cahier Journal Notebook - Gocco Printed - Lined
Check it out. The notebooks are affordable and each one started as a moleskin so you know it’s quality.

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The "Millennials” Are Coming

My boy Ryan Healy was on 60 Minutes tonight. First off, congratulations. Second, what’s with the expose being alarmingly snarky and negative toward our generation? I blame jealousy and a nostalgic “when I was your age” sense that Gen X and the boomers seem to have toward us. “Oh no, they want praise, they’re confident in themselves, they won’t devout countless hours to a company”. Exactly we won’t. Way to alienate your young viewers 60 minutes.

Any press is good press though, especially for Ryan and his site, Employee Evolution. Congrats to him on sticking up for a generation.

Watch as “Morley Safer reports on the new generation of “millennials.” They are in their late teens to early twenties and could be ill prepared for a demanding workplace.”

via CBSnews.

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Flock Blog Post Test

I just installed Flock 1.0 and I’m writing this from the browser. Let’s see how it works.

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Remember When I Said I Wouldn’t be Food Blogging?


A little while ago I exposed the virtues of not blogging about food. Well, in signature fashion I’ve done as I do, not as I say and am now, in fact, working (to some extent) as a food blogger. I am, as of yesterday, one of four interns for Adam Roberts over at The Amateur Gourmet. Prestigious? You bet!

What does it mean? Well, time will tell. For the immediate I’m helping out on the site (I designed the fresh to death intro graphic for the four of us) and doing some write-ups. My first two assignments are under way. There’s more in the future–mainly attending dining events in NYC that Adam cannot make and writing them up after.

Why would I want to be an intern? Why wouldn’t I? It’s a chance to validate the already inordinate amount of time I spend thinking, writing, and talking about food and to do so on a platform that puts my writing in front of a lot more eyes than a blog I started on my own. Plus, I can’t imagine that knowing Adam will be a bad thing.

So check out the introductory post and skim the site if you aren’t already a fan. In the interest of self promotion I’ll probably post here whenever I have posted there.

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Bernstein is Cuddy, Finkel is Einhorn, Einhorn is Finkel

Lisa Edelstein

Einhorn is a man! Lisa Edelstein, on the other hand, isn’t. Well, I don’t have first-hand knowledge of that but all evidence I’ve seen suggests that it is true.

The true gender of Edelstein is not the point of this. The point is that Lisa Edelstein—who plays Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House—has always looked familiar to me. I could never put my finger on it. Every scene she’s in gives me that feeling like when you have a song lyric stuck in your head. It left me quite vexed.

Recently I tossed in an old Sports Night DVD to listen to, idly, while I caught up on emails and did some work. It was the episode called “Eli’s Coming”—one of my favorites—which centers around a bad day at work for co-anchor Dan Rydell (Josh Charles). One aspect of that bad day is that a new girl will be sitting at his side for the night’s broadcast, an alleged former paramour named Bobbi Bernstein who is played by none other than Lisa Edelstein.

That was the forehead slapping (more specifically, desk slapping) moment where it all clicked. I used to watch this show religiously in college so this episode, along with one or two others featuring the Bobbi Bernstein character, explain why Edelstein looks so familiar to me on House.

Edelstein has appeared in a couple other shows that I hear some people like to watch.

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