Carnival of the Vanities #247: Kehaar’s Birthday Edition
Greetings, todos. Today is not, in fact, my birthday. It was yesterday. That’s why I didn’t do what I prefer to do: put this carnival together the night before it publishes. Instead, I sit here trying to make sure it actually gets out on the web before tomorrow. I know you guys probably don’t believe this but I hate when I don’t get the Carny out on time. I really do. If it were up to me…well, like, more up to me…CoTV would be on this site at 12:01 a.m. every Wednesday morning. It’s just that, even though I’m the editor and it’s my responsibility and I have all the tools and resources available to do that, it’s not really all up to me. Life happens on a way too regular basis.
There’s some logic in there if you look.
Anyway, yesterday was my birthday and it was a good one. That Girl took me out to dinner at South City Kitchen and then she took me for karaoke and dancing at Johnny’s Hideaway. Johnny’s is a rather notorious dive. It’s one of her favorite places but we have to cajole, threaten and bribe any of our friends to go with us. The place is dark and dank and the crowd is geriatric but the music is good and we could care less about any of the rest.
For the record, we sang only duets: “I Got You” and “You and I”. These are old standards in our karaoke book. I have to say we did a lot better than the last time we went to karaoke. It couldn’t have gotten worse.
So, happy birthday to me. I’m 37 and one day old. Wish I could have shared it with you all.*
On with the Carny!
Going with the karaoke them, GrrlScientist presents Your Cheating Heart … Hank Williams would be so proud.
Tracee Sioux talks about Second Generation Mean Girl. Lindsay Lohan would be so proud.
Jeremiah Lewis gives us How To Kill Your Long Distance Relationship in 7 easy steps. For the record, you can kill a close distance relationship in the same ways. Just in case you were curious.
Madeleine Begun Kane says The GOP’s In For A Rudy Awakening. I’m not too good at reading between the lines but I don’t think Rudy is getting her vote.
Where he comes up with this stuff I’ll never know but Mark A. Rayner found The Lost PowerPoint Slides (Waterloo Edition).
Aspeth instructs us in How To Write Chick Lit In Ten Easy Steps. Once again, reading between the lines here but I don’t think this piece is flattering to chick lit.
bobbarama went to Denny’s. He tell us about it. Steaking out my favorite booth.
Andrew Ian Dodge relates the 9/11 terrorist attacks and O.J. Simpson’s book in Projections. Think O.J. is responsible for 9/11? I do.
Leon Gettler presents Psychotic organizations: 5 warning signs
Steven Silvers says that perhaps there are too many chiefs and not enough Indians and says that PR is Chief among the reasons for corporate title inflation.
Jack Yoest presents What is the best tactic to get a referral?
Wayne Hurlbert presents Employee relations: Separate sets of rules.
That’s it for another year and another edition of the Carnival of the Vanities. If I and CoTV are lucky, we’ll both make it another year. Hell, at our relative ages, we’re lucky if we make it another week. I’m pretty sure I’ll be here next week but the Carny has only a 50/50 chance of seeing the light of day next Wednesday. I’m just been invited to karaoke for next Tuesday and I’m on the lake all day next Wednesday.
But I’ll try my best.
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Until then, enjoy your Carnival of the Vanities.
* Not really all of you. I mean, those of you I know and love, certainly. But not the rest of you. Probably.