Okay, I’m definitely not Oprah. But her annual list of things she enjoys got me thinking about the things I like. I’m pretty sure my list doesn’t intersect much with hers — I don’t exactly have her financial resources. From shampoo to a great audiobook to websites and podcasts I love, these things are some of my favorites.
Some of the winners were announced recently in the Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, and yours truly was involved in a couple winning entries. The Rome News-Tribune, where I am Web editor, competes in division B, for papers with daily circulation of 15,000 – 40,000.
The Stranger, an alternative paper from Seattle, recently ran a list of its corrections/regrets for 2008. Among my favorites: Dan Savage, the editorial director of The Stranger, does not regret a single word he wrote in the wake of Proposition 8. He does regret the dismal state of reading comprehension today, as evidenced by the confused reaction to some of what he wrote. Mr. Savage would like to state for the record: “Your inability to read isn’t evidence that I’m racist.”
I went to three seminars in this afternoon, and have at least two more to attend tomorrow. Weirdly, the one I’ve found most interesting was all about copyright law and the internet. Fascinating right? But the thing is, it really was. The time just flew by and I feel like I have a much better handle on how copyrights work, specifically with Web content.
So Steve and I celebrated our 10th anniversary this week. It trips me out to think we’ve been together for a full third of my life. But he makes me laugh, and really that’s the ideal isn’t it? It also helps that he bought me a pink Blackberry for our anniversary. He really surprised the heck out of me.