Verbal extremism in defense of civil liberties is no vice
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Happyish New Year
No blogging for me today, as I'm still fighting off the nasty cold (or mild flu) I came down with a few days ago.
Here is conclusive evidence that the old "Marriage makes you exponentially less cooler" canard is absolutely true: I
spent my first New Year's Eve as a respectable married woman engaged in
what medical professionals euphemistically call "productive coughing,"
productivity which makes me yearn for the slacker days of my youth. At
midnight I took a dose of NyQuil followed by one single shot of
high-octane schnapps, which knocked me out for ten hours since I'm also a
lightweight these days, and today I'm kicking off 2013 by producing more gobs of productivity from various facial
[self-pity] Happy New Year, everybody! I hope, for your sake, it is happier (or at least healthier) than mine. [/self-pity]
Jennifer Abel is an American writer who began her career in print media three minutes before the Internet killed the industry. After starting at a small Connecticut daily she moved to the Hartford Advocate, an alt-weekly where her journalistic coups included infiltrating a Furries convention and working on a phone sex line (which fired her six hours later). Since then she’s written for, or been reprinted in, dozens of print and web outlets, including Playboy, the Guardian, Salon, AlterNet, Mashable, the Daily Dot and pretty much every website with the words "cannabis" or "legalize it" in the title. Once, when she was young and naïve and needed the money, she unwittingly edited SEO copy for a spammer. However, in light of the spambot comments she’s deleted from her own blogs since then, she figures she’s more than repaid that particular karmic debt. Jennifer is currently looking for professional, non-spam writing jobs; interested editors are enthusiastically invited to e-mail her.