Interesting reads and other things

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend -- it seems fall is here (in New York City, at least)! Nothing better than waking up to a little crisp in the air.

Of everything I read this week, I found this Atlantic article to be the most thought-provoking. It's about how the internet is making our worlds smaller and smaller and polarizing us. I totally agree with this idea, and I don't just think it's the internet that's doing it "to" us.

I found this Q&A with celebrity profiler Vanessa Grigoriadis really, really interesting. Like many girls (and boys) out there, I dreamt of becoming the type of journalist who would get to interview high profile celebrities (mostly the Backstreet Boys, at which time Nick Carter would realize that I was the answer to all his problems and the girl for him) and go where other interviewers hadn't thought to go. The closest I ever came to that was my interview with Jesse McCartney, though I did get to interview Alicia Erian once and ask her some pretty quirky questions. So anyway, I'd like to formally thank Vanessa Grigoriadis for making this job sound much more clinical than I previously imagined.

I've been meaning to share this video for a couple of weeks now. Call me a cornball, but I like Taylor Swift a lot ... maybe not her fascination with fairy tales and princesses, but everything else I find admirable. She sat down with YouTube to discuss her songwriting, career and other things, and I found a lot of her banter on songwriting and writing useful:



Last but not least, my Missoni for Target order is going to take longer than planned to get here (who woulda thunk it?), so I'm just going to go ahead and post photos of the shoes I got last week.




They remind me of these platform heels my mom had from the 1970s that I used to wear around the house for fun. I totally would have incorporated her shoes into my wardrobe had my shoe size not surpassed hers when I hit 11 years old :(.

Have a nice week!

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