An Obama Poetry Moment

Not mine, thanks God.

“Michelle, As Well
“by Elinor Lipman

“I write this poem on matters slight
“By which I mean, Inaugural Night.

“My shallow values hence exposed,
“But someone’s got to mention clothes.”
And more if you follow the link (and may God have mercy on you)
Someone’s Got to Mention Clothes, Mrs. O, January 1, 2009

Plenty of people are mentioning clothes, maybe too many.

Utterly fascinating fact:

“‘Zag got into the fashion blogging business in September, after Mary Tomer, a 27-year-old account planner at Bartle Bogle in New York, hatched the idea for the blog. She noticed Mrs. Obama’s style during the Democratic convention, yet could not find information on what she wore.

“‘She decided to create a Web site, which she described as “a central resource for tracking her style and providing as much designer information and commentary as possible.”

“‘Instead of writing the blog in her spare time after work, like most bloggers with day jobs, she approached her employers to see if they would bankroll her new hobby. They readily agreed.”‘”
Mrs. O has No Regrets, B12 Partners, December 31, 2009

… she approached her employers to see if they would bankroll her new hobby. They readily agreed.

Yikes! Now, why didn’t I think of that? My employers would probably say no, but it’s a great idea for another time anyway. I mean, if you’re in the right kind of industry, why wouldn’t your employers kick in for the blogging? Hmmmmm…

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