Zach Quinto — Er, DEL POTRO Wins U.S. Open!

Some guy who self had never heard of just won the U.S. Open!

This is the guy who self started watching last week, when she noticed a resemblance to Young Spock! She didn’t even know his name! Well, guess who stunned Federer in the U.S. Open finals today? Yup, it was the Quinto guy! No, his name is Juan Martin del Potro, and he is from Argentina. Congratulations, Juan Martin! You are the next tennis dreamboat.

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On a sadder note, Patrick Swayze has died.

Oh, Patrick, self remembers how hot you were in Read the rest of this entry »

On Poets & Writers’ “Six New Novelists” Article

Self has been meaning to post about this article (in the July/August 2009 issue) in Poets & Writers for quite some time. And the time has finally arrived, for self is just back from filling her trunk with plants from the annual fall sale at Wegman’s Nursery, and she’s just trundled all the 1-gallon specimens to different parts of her yard (This year, self decided to get only plants that were native to Australia: self theorizing that, since the plants are used to drought conditions, they therefore will not require much watering??? Check back this time next year, dear blog reader, to see if self’s li’l experiment bears fruit!), and inspiration seems rather in short supply, after all that work!

And then self got home, very hot (for her car air-conditioner gave out a week or so ago), and after tuning in to adored Bourdain’s “No Reservations,” (Does anyone else find this guy hot? OMG, he is sooo) self settled back on the couch and whipped out the Poets & Writers article.

There were many many things that interested self about this article. For one thing, the lead novelist, one Nicola Keegan, is 44 years old (so, Read the rest of this entry »

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