“The job has its perks—an accumulation of random knowledge, for instance—but it also has its side effects when you unintentionally drink the copy Kool-Aid. Once you train yourself to spot errors, you can’t not spot them. You can’t simply shut off the careful reading when you leave the office. You notice typos in novels, missing words in other magazines, incorrect punctuation on billboards. You have nightmares that your oversight turned Mayor Bloomberg into a “pubic” figure. You walk by a beauty salon the morning after you had sex for the first time with a guy you’ve been seeing and point out that there’s no such thing as “lazer” hair removal, realizing that this may not be the best way to get to have sex with him again.”—What It’s Really Like to be a Copy Editor | The Awl
“During Negotiations, Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live in Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.”—Taxes !! These are taxes you idiots !!
1. Soft-serve ice cream trucks, everywhere.
2. Street food seems overwhelmingly falafel (rather than burritos).
3. Every liquor store is also a deli.
4. Actually, every store is also a deli.
5. Jaywalking has a strategy.
6. Bars with patios are common; sidewalk seating less so.
7. Ads on public transit seem up-to-date.
8. Babies: everywhere!
9. No blind-people bleep-bloop noise at the crosswalk.
10. Vendors of tourist things are AGGRESSIVE.
11. Unhealthy food is available EVERYWHERE.
I’m going to a musuem, a beach, maybe another beach, and a conference. I’ll let you know what I find.