Sunday, July 30, 2006

Red thumbnails

I'd like to make one thing perfectly clear. I don't pick my tenants based on the color of their templates. It means absolutely nothing to me that thumbnails in shades of red look great on this blog. Nothing, do you hear me? I mean, yes, I'm obsessed with questions of style, and yes, the stacked-up fashion and shelter magazines around these parts will topple over and engulf me at any moment, but for me it's all about the writing.

If you can write clearly (most people can't) and if I find your writing amusing (funny is better) or compelling, then you have a chance at the catbird seat over there on the left.

Jess, of
Apropos of Something, is a groovy writer. (Also, his template is awesome; there's a lot going on in his blog, but it's laid out well. And yes, it's red. I love red, but that's not why I chose him.)

What's going on over there? Well, lately he's been doing 100 facts in 100 days, one thing at a time. He's written an interesting review of that skeevy old adopted-daughter-seducing pervert Woody Allan's latest film, and if you scroll down a bit, you'll find a tender and heartfelt obituary. About his 11-year-old sneakers.

Check it out. The red thing? Total coincidence. I swear.


  1. To think that my template was red just a few days ago! Unfortunately, it is a now a boring beige color. I think I've missed my second chance at hanging out here.

  2. Thanks for the kind words! I've really enjoyed reading back through some of your archives. :)

  3. There is a store called Poppy in town. I keep meaning to shoot you a photo of the sign.

    Just in case you don't have enough memorabelia associated therewith, ya know...

  4. Actually, I don't have any Poppy stuff. I'm only famous as Poppy on the internet, and my internet homies don't buy me stuff.

    That was not a hint, btw.


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