The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Friday, April 02, 2004
Cecile Dubois and the testimonial
The dead-tree book equivalent is blurb. For a blog, I'm not sure what the technical name is. Nor of those snatches to be found displayed outside theatres.
A few words of third party comment designed to entice the consumer to buy. It is not unknown for such comments to be imaginatively edited to convey a misleading impression of the writer's view of the work in question .
I find  with no little pleasure that the pseudonymous Miss DuBois (whom I last mentioned on March 29) has chosen some words of mine for her blurb section. (And no editorial skulduggery employed either, needless to say!)
I strongly suspect that this is a first for the Plawg - hence the unaccustomed tone of self-congratulation.
(This is indeed the very model of a modest blog with much to be modest about.)
Meanwhile - I'd previously noted that, of various photos of Cecile that I'd seen, in none had she been smiling: now, her mother, Cathy Seipp , lets me know  that she has a photo of a smiling Cecile on her blog: Cecile looks about to bear down on a chocolate muffin with some vigour - no wonder she's smiling! (I know nothing from photos, but it looks a cute snap to me.)
Her latest is choosing colleges:
I don't want to seem like a wimp, but applying to Harvard and the other two crown ivies will seem so unoriginal. I want a college that is unique and challenging. Of course Harvard and Yale fit the criteria, but I don't want to be seen as just another 'Yalie'.
Some well-known Yalies' been devaluing the currency recently, perhaps?
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