Fashion

Miranda hears Andrea’s chuckle and catches her ill-advised description of the racks of clothes as “stuff.” She jumps on Andrea’s words with catlike speed and precision. In a blue streak, she cuts Andrea’s assumption to ribbons:

Stuff? Oh, okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet, and you select, I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that sweater is not just blue. It’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002 Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was St. Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed a selection of cerulean military jackets. And then cerulean quickly showed up in collections of eight different designers. It filtered down through the department stores, and then trickled down into some tragic Casual Corner where you undoubtedly fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs. It’s sort of comical how you think you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry, when in fact, you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room… from “a pile of stuff.
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Yes, I did get an iPhone

iPhone Podcasts. Here is a posting I put up about the thing:

I’ve had diffuclty sync’ing my calendars (but nothing else) and many of my old ipod cables (a mini ipod firewire, and my car’s FM & power cable) seem suspect. Not sure if the old cables work with the new machine. But this thing has raised the bar for every phone company that is out there. Remember the first ipods weren’t exactly perfect vs. the Rio’s and Creatives that were out there at the time, and this doesn’t necessarily have every feature, but the interface is intuitive and that alone means the death knell for some handset manufacturer in the next five years. Yup. For those waiting for v.2, you can always wait for a better piece of technology, but then you can also find yourself in an endless circle. Technology is supposed to used, and I think if you are the kind of person who needs the features and services that something like iPhone v.1 offers, then buy it now and USE IT NOW. I figured the price somewhere like this: ipod Nano 8gb $249 New mobile phone $99 (I needed a new one) On the go web/email $200 (value to me, because of work) Coolness factor $0, well, it’s probably worth a few bucks to me Final Value of the iphone: $549 I paid $599, so quite honestly, I’m happy.
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Libby out of jail

The press and Dems batter the guy every single day for years and then think he actually cares what something like this does to him politically? Former senator Alan K. Simpson (R-Wyo.) said that Libby’s 30-month sentence was “wretched excess” and that Bush did the right thing, no matter what the political consequences are. “Why should anyone worry about that?” Simpson asked. “He gets hammered every day. They don’t think George is doing anything right, so what do you lose?”]]>