Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Linking Wednesday, or OH, MY POOR COMPUTER!

All ready to blog again, but nowhere to type. Somehow, my computer got STEAMROLLED by a horrific virus. I spent my entire workday either scanning for viruses, rebooting into safe mode, or on the phone with the company tech guy (shout-out to J!). My system is still ganked and there's no end in sight. Except reinstalling EV-ER-Y-THING. It's moments like these when I wish we didn't always get the upgrade versions of the Adobe Creative Suite. I might (conceivably) have to install Adobe CS, CS2, plus CS3 before dumping the former two to save precious space for all the projects I mean to tackle with CS3. To quote Liz Lemon, "blurg!"

Whilst I pull out my hair, enjoy the following linkage.

1. It wouldn't be me without the requisite McSweeney's entry, and this one delivers. Enjoy "Increasingly Dangerous Cheeses." Delicious.

2. You may or may not have seen this before, but if you missed it somehow, enjoy the following coverage of the "Hipster Olympics" on YouTube. It's 100% Brody and Chaz approved. By which I mean, of course, that they are utterly apathetic to it.

3. One of my recent blog finds is GlossedOver.Com whose tagline reads: I have magazine issues. The voice is clever and perfectly reflects the delight-to-ambivalence-to-anger spectrum of emotions I feel when reading fashion mags. Plus it's hilarious. Enjoy this (rather long) live-blog of reading the legendary tome that IS the September issue of Vogue Magazine. Sweet mercy.

4. On a related note, this article from Slate (really tapping the old wells on this one, huh?) reviews the attitudes of some of the major womens mags to the current economy. Results: ridiculous, as expected.

Well, I'm up to my eyeballs in stress and sick of Hubster's strange keyboard, so I'm out.

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