Visit Geoff's iBlog USA, he is documenting his trip in photos. It is neat having these captures randomly pop into my feed reader.
This has nothing to do with the rest of the post, but:
No, silly, not that closet. You are thinking of Sen Craig. Although I
suppose technically he came out of a bathroom stall rather than a
closet. Maybe I'm kinda naive, but I had no idea you could signal
your, ahem, er, intentions by tapping your foot and running your hand
down the bottom of the stall separator. I mean really! Deliberately
touching the stall in a public restroom is just gross. I have
perfected the fine art of flushing with my foot and opening doors with
my elbow to avoid having to touch any part of a public bathroom. I get
lots of practice, because I have five potty trained children. For the
uninformed out there that means if I am out of the house with all the
kids for 2 hours I will visit a public facility approximately 357 times.
This writer then told me that the new rule now is to drop the underline and just italicize.
I’ve since done some research about this, and have come to the
conclusion that the actual rule is that there is no rule, yet. Parts of
the industry are leaning towards italics over underlining, but that is
by no means universal. The main places I see consistency in such
instruction is in the realm of vanity publishers, who often never
bother to read what they’re printing; they just want the writer to do
all of the formatting for them because it means that they can rush the
print job through and collect their cash without having any of their
editors scan the words.
. . . he’s been writing hilariously astute commentaries on the shenanigans of the Top Chef “cheftestants.” Just compare his stuff to Rocco DiSpirito’s child-like observations (yes, they’ve given him a blog too), and you’ll be howling with the rest of us. First Tim Gunn, and now Anthony Bourdain. Those Bravo people really know how to distract me from my work!
A food and wine event like no other, the Festival provides the
opportunity to meet and learn from some of the country's best chefs, authors and wine professionals. Mark your calendars for the next Charleston Food & Wine Festival February 28 thru March 2, 2008. Tickets go on sale tomorrow - August 31, 2007!
Without defending this guy's action, almost everyone in the GOP is jumping on the skin-Craig-alive bandwagon,
something you don't see from the Left when a similar incident occurs in
their Party, who without fail get a pass from the MSM no matter how bad
their actions are. I wish the Right would at least go slow in passing
judgement and not give our enemies in the Media any more ammunition to
slander our Party.
First, some good news. Today's e-mail brought a message from JanetLee, who you may remember requested removal from The Big Blogroll recently because of Lowcountry Blogs' association with Charleston.net. She didn't want her blog associated with Charleston.net because she objected to the site's handling (or, rather, her point was its lack of handling) of what she felt were racist comments.
JanetLee pointed out that since her protest, Charleston.net has added a cautionary note to the stories it displays, and cited examples of comments that indicate a new attitude by the staff. Her conclusion:
I'm taking this as a sign that the powers to be at charleston.net are making a sincere effort to clean up the filth that was being posted on the website.
Since that is all I ever really wanted, for them to take some responsibility for monitoring their own site, I feel like I can have my name back on the Lowcountry Blogs and feel good about being there once again!
So, pretty please, if y'all will have me back. Thanks, JanetLee
Well, duh. Welcome back, Kittens on the Keyboard!
Second, a new addition that's really a new addition: Organic Process Productions is a company run by my friends Mitchell Davis and Farrah Hoffmire. He's a tech/media entrepreneur. She's an artist and filmmaker. Together they're a production company that's doing 21st century media in decidedly interesting ways. Keep up with both of them at OPP Blog.
Finally, some weeks ago I was informed that a decision had been made to move all of our staff blogs from the Typepad accounts where I've been building them since 2005 to a blogging platform that's integrated into Charleston.net. Yesterday I met with a representative of Charleston.net to begin the transition, which really shouldn't take that long.
Some friends of mine and I started up the Postscripts staff-blogging program here in early 2006, back when my official title was "web developer." I left that job to return to a full-time reporting slot in February 2007. Running our blogging accounts isn't part of my job description, but it followed me home and I just couldn't let it go hungry.
All things come to an end, though. The transition from Typepad to Ellington will officially mark the conclusion of my involvement with both the P&C's blogging program and Lowcountry Blogs, which will henceforth be run by the Charleston.net staff.
I love this site, and as a local blogger I look forward to its continued success. Thanks for giving me so many great things to read.
Apparently Ms Teen SC has had a chance to explain herself and noted
that in all the excitement she only heard maybe three words of the
conversation and flubbed an answer. She goes on to note that she can
find USA on a map and if the stats are true hopes that schools will put
more emphasis on geography.
Yes, I'm going to be negative. There's plenty to be negative about!
Despite CCSD's boast regarding the hike in its overall SAT scores for
2007, the picture remains gloomy. We aren't keeping up with the Joneses.
Her chance to pull herself out of a hole on The Today Show was answered this way, "Well
personally, my friends and I, we know exactly where the United States
is on our map. I don't know anyone else who doesn't. And if the
statistics are correct, I believe that there should be more emphasis on
geography in our education so people will learn to read maps better."
This space has been quiet for a while, primarily due to the start of
the new school year. Brian and I like to think of mid-August to
early-June as the official Parenting Season. Unlike in the summers,
when we certainly have to entertain children on an almost constant
basis, we are, neverthless, free to do that entertaining in our own
fashion and on our own schedules. Today we might go swimming, tomorrow
we may hit the museum, the next day we may spend an afternoon eating
ice cream and watching Nickelodeon. Plans can be made and changed at
the last minute. Routines can be altered (though not too drastically
lest the tightly wound among us freak out). Time can be frittered away
as we master Jedi powers in the Star Wars Lego Playstation game.
I love that his response to the arrest was pulling out his business
card, which shows that he is a U.S. Senator and asked “What do you
think about that?” Uhhh…I think you’re nasty. And also, I think your career is OH-VER.
We're still not sure what the guy was doing. We think he got off with
one polo shirt and some video games. Maybe theft is on a new level now
where laptops, iPods, and digital cameras don't sell
anymore. Nope, they're going deep in closets looking for the latest
fashions from such high-end stores as: Target, Wal-Mart, TJ Max, and maybe the ocassional GAP Factory outlet store.
So, Miss Teen South Carolina says she misunderstood the question and wasn’t prepared during the now infamous pageant when she flubbed the question about why one in five Americans can’t find the U.S. on a map.
During the “thought-provoking-question” time during Saturday’s Miss
Teen USA pageant in California, the Miss South Carolina contestant
showed what South Carolina schools really teach our kids! Nothing.
Lowcountry Blogs is our attempt to keep up with the comings and goings of an active local blogging community. These days it's written primarily by Heather Solos of Moncks Corner Moments and administered by Dan Conover of Xark!. To have your site added to The Big Blogroll or the other lists here, e-mail us your URL, along with a one-sentence description of its focus, style, etc.
Heather's e-mail: Cantalyssa@aol.com; Dan's e-mail: email@example.com.
On Tuesday, May 16, 2006, the first large gathering of Lowcountry bloggers met in Charleston at a harbor-front bar for the Inaugural Charleston Blog Party.
On the agenda: 1. Drinking; 2. Talking; 3. Posing for pictures with Windviel's incredibly cool Mustang.
Photos by Janet Edens Conover
Adam Boozer A local creative director's commentary on his new life in Charleston.
Afrogeek Mom and Dad Afrogeeks: Black people who love Buffy and Star Wars, who have their own folder at the comic book shop, who thought Living Color (the band, not the show) was the bomb, who always wanted to know where the black elves were in D&D. And now they have kids.
Agricola A politically oriented blog by a conservative Charleston native.
Ask Elsa The public editor at The P&C talks about fairness, ethics, and anything else readers want to know about their newspaper.
Audubon South Carolina A blog by "Swampy," a.k.a. Mark Musselman, the director of education at the Audubon Center of the Francis Beidler Forest. The blog has an environmental focus and documents whatever strikes his fancy during the work day.
Baxter sez... An eclectic general-interest blog by "a professional feminist" and a "white Christian Southern male."
Bessie Gantt's Journal A blog about raising triplets, which is just kind of amazing in its own right, when you consider that a mom could have time to blog while raising triplets.
Bill Hawkins The executive editor of The Post and Courier blogs at Charleston.net.
Eat A Charleston City Paper foodie blog by Jeff Allen.
Fantasy Mashup Fantasy football coverage, commentary, conversation and cartoons from Dan and Janet of Xark.
Feedback File A Charleston City Paper music blog by T. Ballard Lesemann.
Feminists for Colbert Women's and Gender Studies at the College of Charleston LOVES Stephen Colbert. Why? Not only is he a Charleston, SC native, but how great was his segment with Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda
Smoke Free Action Network This is a news source for all people who want to make South Carolina smoke free. Many cities have already enacted legislation on this issue, now it's time for the whole state to go smoke free.
Tartelette aux USA Helene is a baker three days a week, a personal trainer three days a week, has a master's degree in history and is a French woman married to an American man. Guaranteed to make you hungry.
The Back Channel The Charleston City Paper's omniblog has morphed nicely into a daily feed of the latest posts from the outfit's growing stable of staff-written special topic blogs.
The Birds and Fishes As the Curator of Birds and Fishes out at Cypress Gardens, and a huge fan of it too, I decided there should be a site about the weekly world of animal care. I hope to educate, enlighten and maybe add a laugh to your day.
The Blogland of Earl Capps Various topics, but here's a blogger who not only writes about politics, he does some of his own reporting.
The Bushido Way An entertaining mix of politics, sports and some kind of special sauce. Big on baseball.
Educators for Jim Rex Talk education ideas with the campaign of a Democratic candidate for State Superintendant of Education.
POLITICSROCKS.COM A team blog based in Spartanburg devoted to politics, with an emphasis on state politics. The main writer is the son of a Democratic state senator. Team members also produce Sports Talk Rocks, a blog devoted to Palmetto State sports.