Not a question - just a heads up - I was reading the blog last night to hear about the signing in UT (I very much wanted to drive up, but my spark plugs were, um, dead) and read your bit on lovesacs. Like many others, I'm sure, I checked their site, went, "Ooooh. Pretty. HOW MUCH?!" and went quickly away. But I noticed this morning that overstock.com is having a 54% off sale on them. Might wanna check it out.
Which is one of the many reasons I love this journal. One minute I'm gasping at the price of lovesacs, the next I'm ordering 'em online at 54% off. Thanks so much.
I came across this quasi-interesting article about Google and Bloggers on CNN.com: http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/03/10/
bloggers.ap/index.html Personally I would rather not see you advertising "Raging Cow" or any other such products in your blog and for those reasons I rather hope blogging doesn't become "mainstream".
Also, if someone tells you that they have traveled far to see you, or that it is his/her birthday, try feeling flattered, I'm sure it's preferable to guilt.
I'll try, but there's always someone who drove down from Alaska or flew in from Hong Kong for a signing, and I'm afraid my reaction is never "How flattering, they came all this way to see me!" but more on the lines of "I wish I was a bit more exciting, I hope they aren't too disappointed". It's then that I resolve to learn to juggle or pick up some useful skills, but I never actually do.
Anyway, I would like to categorically announce that I think that using blogs and bloggers to try and advertise a Dr Pepper powdered milk drink is a disgrace and it undermines the entire spirit of blogging, livejournalling etc, and those who go along with it are unequivocally morally compromised. I hereby declare that this journal will never be used to promote anything as shady as powdered milk drinks in exchange for free samples.
Things I would happily plug here in exchange for free samples, on the other hand, include but are not limited to:
New cars (I'd rather like a Mini, actually. It's a nostalgia thing, if you can be nostalgic for a car that looks sort of similar to, but isn't, a car you grew up with),
Really really nice fountain pens,
an island in the South Seas. Or the Caribbean, I suppose. I'm not fussy.
There. I'm glad we've got that cleared up.