27 August 2009

Trust me on this one

I have a new label (on the blog) called "Trust me on this one".
I'll use it for suggestions about things I really like and vividly recommend to you.

(Great) Free eBook!

This one promises: "100 New Yorkers of the 1970s", by Max Millard - free profiles of Isaac Asimov, George Plimpton, Tom Wolfe, among others.

A definite must-read!

I’ve started reading some of the profiles and they are truly amazing.

The book includes such profiles as

ISAAC ASIMOV - Author of 188 books

GEORGE BALANCHINE - Artistic director of the New York City Ballet

JULES FEIFFER - Screenwriter for “Popeye the Sailor”

GEORGE LANG - Owner of the Cafe des Artistes

Amazing people. Amazing stories. Amazing writing. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

Go here for more informations, and here or here for the book itself.

p.s. - I hope it is as good as "Journalistas - 100 Years of the Best Writing and Reporting by Women Journalists" (this one not for free, though)

18 August 2009

Extra weight

After finishing a 700 page book (Stieg Larsson's 'Milennium' trilogy), I turned to a 150-Agatha Christie murder mystery (Elephants Can Remember).

I miss the extra weight.

12 August 2009

Licking the monitor

Oh My God!!! I know I use this expression a lot, but in this case, it is so true.

I could also say “eat your heart out” but, given the context, it wouldn’t be very appropriate - or it would, I don't know. Just go here (also in English here) and try not to lick the monitor.

The recipes look fabulous and the photos are heavenly delighful! One of the most delicious food/cooking blogs I've discovered recently! Seriously good!

Here's a little something to open your appetite.

Bon appetit!

P.S. - The photos are very artistic, right?

11 August 2009

It's too hot to write

It's too hot (36º C) to write.

6 August 2009

Sad Sara

Last week I did a translation about a PRODUCT that a PERSON created.
Today, the CLIENT sent us another document to be translated.
When I opened it, I realized that the PERSON who created the PRODUCT had died and I had to translate THE PERSON’S obituary.
Sad Sara
(Confidentiality agreements unable me from being more specific)

3 August 2009

Secret to a Lasting Marriage

Around the time of my parents' 50th wedding anniversary, I turned to my father at the dinner table one night and said, "It's amazing, Dad — 50 years, and you never once had an affair. How do you account for that?"

He replied simply, "I can't drive."

Watching the governor of South Carolina cry like a little girl because his sexy e-mails got forwarded to his local newspaper, the State, made me wonder whether the real secret to a lasting marriage lies in limiting your means of escape.

“Is There Hope for the American Marriage?”, by Caitlin Flanagan, Thursday, Jul. 02, 2009, TIME Magazine, here.