The Girl With The Out-of-Date Mac

Dept. of New Yorker Letters That Didn’t Get Published
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Dear New Yorker:

Joan Acocella suggests that technological “up-to-dateness” and the prominent role of computers is one of the reasons for the popularity of Stieg Larsson’s novels. She cites the detailed description of Lisbeth Salander’s PowerBook G4 as an example. I would argue that these specific details make the books feel out-of-date. That PowerBook was discontinued in 2003. Lisbeth would surely have a MacBook Air by now. 

Sincerely,

Jean MacDonald
Portland, Ore.

Level Up by Cupcake Coalition

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Level Up
by Cupcake Coalition
Erin Gately, Jean MacDonald, Peggy MacDonald, Natasha Roe

Verse:
I always wanted a boy so smart
But being with you is gonna break my heart
It’s late at night and it’s time for bed
But you haven’t heard a word I’ve said

Your fingers are moving and your pulse is racing
But that’s not me, that’s your Playstation
You’re high if you think that’s the way to score.
Time to level up baby, or I’m out the door.

Chorus:
Pay attention pay attention
Pay attention to me
Step away from the gadgets or we’re history
(repeat)

Verse:
It’s not like I’m asking you to go to the mall
I don’t need you to talk about your feelings at all
You said you were just gonna Google one thing
I’ve been texting from the bedroom and you’re not answering

Getting new toys really turns you on
But baby it’s time to put that joystick down
You may be cute but I can’t take it no more
Time to level up baby or I’m out the door.

Chorus:
Pay attention pay attention
Pay attention to me
Step away from the gadgets or we’re history
(repeat)

communicatrix:

Damn right, big names at MacWorld.
You go, Dixie’s mom!

Whoa! I had no idea. Very cool to be listed with all those heavy-hitters.

communicatrix:

Damn right, big names at MacWorld.

You go, Dixie’s mom!

Whoa! I had no idea. Very cool to be listed with all those heavy-hitters.

A Dream of Tumblr

Last night I dreamed that I started a Tumblr account. My pal Colleen Wainwright, the Communicatrix, suggested it last week. Apparently she is very influential when it comes to my subconscious mind.

How does she do that?