Monday, March 19, 2012

Will Blog For Clothes

My latest client is an amazing clothing designer, my total favorite. They love my writing and are patient with my overzealous wordiness, probably because their editorial director is also from magazines. It's a great feeling.

Not such a great feeling is when there's a last-minute correction that I need to do ... and I'm spending the morning doing my shift at my daughter's co-op. This happened Friday, and it felt awful. I'm careful not to look at my phone during that shift, because the teachers understandably want us to focus on the kids, and I, for one, can easily spend the whole time playing dodge-child, whapping their heads away with my left hand while scrolling through my Twitter feed with the right. Plus, Friday was just a clusterschtup, with all of us awakened by my phone's alarm telling us it was time to leave the house. Followed immediately by Penny sobbing that she didn't want to go to school and needed me by her side AT ALL TIMES. Oy. By lunchtime, the morning teacher was ready to throttle me, the other working parents, and probably the kids as well, and I can't blame her. And the whole time, my client was waiting for a response. Master of none!

SO it's Monday, and fiddle dee dee, today is another day. Time to make up some work, and create some good will for the next clusterschmuck.


Lisa said...

Look at you blogging!

PS, did you know that without embedded comments people can no longer follow replies by email. Not that I would, but just so ya know.

dan said...

Amy Keyishian can you help me with my STOP ANNE FRANK jokes campaign re Ricky Jervais tasteless and semi antisemi-tic ANNE FRANKE Jokes on recent Jon Stewart Jewy Jewman show face to face with Jon Rikcy saying the reason Anne hid in an attic for two years was to get out of paying the rent. HOW CANH WE STOP SUch pssing on the nmememory of ANNE FRANK and her family. google this theme adn see my OPEN LETTER To Rikcy Gerbas as the WRAP in Hollywood and email me here at danbloom AT gmail DOT com, Tufts 1971, in Taiwan since 1991, io like yo7ur writing re JAP jokes and Jewsy stuff. HELP! danny bloom, 1949-2032

dan said...

No joke‎

New Jersey Jewish News - 1 day ago
... British comedian Ricky Gervais jokes that the Nazis must have been incompetent if it took them two years to find Anne Frank's hiding place.

A Second 'Open Letter' to Ricky Gervais on His Anne Frank Jokes‎

TheWrap (blog) - 22 Apr 2012
But in your response, titled "Why It's Kosher to Joke About Anne Frank," I feel you miss the point, that there is still a disconnect going on in your mind.

'The Office' star's Anne Frank 'jokes' appal TV viewers‎

Jewish Chronicle - 19 Apr 2012
Viewers have threatened to boycott shows by Ricky Gervais, after he joked that Anne Frank's family went into hiding from the Nazis because they did not want ...


Ricky Gervais to Wrap Blogger: 'It's Kosher to Joke About Anne Frank'‎

TheWrap - 20 Apr 2012
"I feel you can make a joke about anything," Gervais wrote in his own blog, "Why It's Kosher to Joke About Anne Frank" on the Jewish Chronicle Online.
Is it wrong to be funny about Anne Frank?‎ The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
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The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.

Ricky Gervais defends jokes on Nazi victim Anne Frank‎

Evening Standard - 20 Apr 2012
Gervais, 50, wrote in today's Jewish Chronicle about “some people confusing the subject of a joke with the joke's real target. I've had that routine nearly ...
Gervais accused of anti-semitism‎ Chortle
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