Saturday, April 22, 2006

WOW! You Go Girl(s)

Please don't slam me for using the word girls. It is not used in a pejorative sense, just quoting a popular phrase.

I do enjoy stacking up the kindling wood, then starting a little spark, then sitting back and see if the fire catches, or burns out. Ha ha.

We have some new people on the blog (or is it some of the same commenters using a different name??) (Hmm, we'll probably never know). Joe and I have tried to have men participate on this blog, but it hasn't caught on with them. As you know, I am always encouraging new voices to be added to the mix-again life is too short for real mean-spirited stuff so let's continue to keep it fun and informative.

You would be surprised how many people read the blog daily, but choose not to participate. I am always seeking new topics, so girls, I mean ladies, fire away!! RR

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hello from RR

Wow, the last blog posting picked up a lot of steam with Jane's new book. There are certain things I don't mind people advertising on the blog, like a book. That is a terrific accomplishment by one of our readers, so I happy to help you sell some books!!

As far as negative reviews, don't worry about it-it goes with the territory. Pop&Me had fantastic reviews in Variety, Los Angeles Times and New York Times (both with pictures), and 100 other newspapers and magazines around the world, and won 6 festivals and was a Semi-Finalist for an Academy Award in 2001. Yet in front of 6 million viewers, Roger Ebert's sidekick (who had replaced Gene Siskel) Richard Roeper, RIPPED the film, well not so much the film, but not Chris and myself. Ebert stuck up for us and the film, but still, that's the way it goes.

While I enjoy controversy on this blog, I would like to keep things on a (relatively) positive basis. I do appreciate everybody keeping that in mind.

I want to encourage everybody to continue to comment away, but would like to add new people as well, so new folks, please come on board.

A Newsletter is going out right now with Seattle Hotel information for the cruise. Please reserve your rooms right away. Ciao for now. RR