If you live in the Seattle area, you can stop by a renovated downtown multi-use commercial/office skyscraper and pick up one of their brochures begging you to come and put your soon-to-be-doomed tech company on the top floor. I wrote that brochure!
If you live in one of 15 major-market SMSAs, the cable guide that you get free with your monthly outlay to the telecom company features an interview by me with the star of My Name is Earl. Also, if you appreciate how the movie listings are in the proper alphabetical order, you have me to thank!
Of course, if you are a reader of grocery, farm, produce and/or restaurant industry trade publications, you already have gotten more than your share of Leonard this month. You've heard what's hot in the world of proprietary endcap design, Mexican greenhouse growing standards, the Chicago International Produce Market, and trends in consolidation investment among restaurant management groups, and you are a better person for it. This is the reason I became a writer, probably!
Those of you who live in Chicago, northern Illinois, south Texas or the Pacific Northwest can hang around in the kind of dumps that let you put free alterna-weeklies in the lobby and hear what Sebadoh, Neko Case, Lura and/or Count Bass D had to say to me. Only one of these interviews was terribly awkward!
Finally, here's some stuff you can actually read without having to go out and find real words on paper: for some reason, Nerve.com, your source for brainy smut, has been giving me money to write about the movie business. I'm usually on there a couple times a day, but today's Screengrab blog is special, because not only do I, the person less qualified than anyone who ever lived to talk about finances, recommend five documentaries about the economy, but I also talk about MST3K and work in a Wu-Tang Clan reference, which should make my pal hipsterdetritus, who makes a living writing better music criticism than I have ever been capable of, pretty happy. It's the boring writer's life for me!