Ever tell someone in real life about your blog and then regret it? I'm so there right now. Ugh.
New subject: Some friends of mine run a respected literary journal and they've hired me to read fiction submissions for them. So far, I've read about 20 stories and haven't found one I think is worthy of publication. I usually compare myself to writers that are published - sometimes, I feel like I'm as good as any of them, other times they totally blow me away. Comparing my writing to the stuff that doesn't get published is a kinder, gentler way of judging my work. It's convinced me that I should be sending my stories out, if this is what I'm competing against.
Bill O'Reilly was on Jon Stewart tonight. I love seeing O'Reilly in front of an audience that boos his blow-hard ramblings, and where someone actually calls him on his bullshit. Not that it does a thing to change O'Reilly's mind, it's just fun. And he's good-natured about it.
Tonight, there's a rumor that Hillary Clinton is Obama's pick for Secretary of State. Josh Marshall at TPM asks:
Secretaries of State don't usually last more than a single presidential term. And sometimes they don't make it that long. So, for the life of me, I do not understand why Hillary Clinton would want to give up what is in all likelihood a senate seat for life to run the State Department for Barack Obama.
1) Because she's patriotic and wants to serve our country.
2) Because she cares about people all over the world.
3) Because she wants to make her mark on history.
4) Because it will give her the opportunity to advocate for human rights and help women and children living in poverty. That's what she's been working for all her life.
Turn ons: Hillary Clinton
Turn offs: juicy gossip that you can't tell anyone