Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal

Welcome to Inside the Newsroom @ A2 Journal, a blog written by the newspaper's staff at A2 Journal, a new, weekly, community newspaper covering Ann Arbor. This blog is a place for members of the newspaper's staff to write their thoughts, observations, opinions and other informative pieces they put together while covering the rich history, interesting people, institutions and traditions that make Ann Arbor such a unique community.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dec. 30 - Lisa's Musings on Every Day Life

If you've been following my daily blog, you've probably noticed my new posts usually appear at night.

Part of that is because it's a way to decide which of the many things that happened that day deserve mention.

Plus, I'm not much of a morning person -- so it usually takes me until noon or so to get my creative juices going.

I don't call myself the Queen of Late Night because it's cute.

Since I have a bunch of stuff to do this afternoon, important things like covering little kids making Mexican art at the Downtown Ann Arbor Library, a going away party for a colleague, and last but not least, a hair appointment, I thought I'd file this early.

Since I haven't gone anywhere yet, I'd thought I'd share some of the "news" from PR Web, a newswire I'm sent every day with company tidbits from all over the globe.

I'm not sure how I got on this list, but I probably subscribed a long time ago and just never got around to opting out. So, for the most part, I just delete it without opening it.

Today, I decided to see what was there.

Fifty-five items.

They ranged in topic from the perfect jewelry for New Year's Eve to free on-demand dog training; an allergy-free food recipe contest sponsored by a Website called allergies and me, to the hottest new get-away in Sri Lanka.

Harvard University has a new state-of-the-art modular child care center and, should you be so included, there's a Scandinavian Film Festival taking place in Beverly Hills in early January.

There were a bunch of Web sites devoted to alcohol education, recovery and support, followed by a company that's accountable for 80 percent of San Francisco's New Year's party scene.

Dorrance Publishing has a new reference book about snakes and on-line publisher Ektimis, has just released "The Top Ten Laws of Respect at Home - A Family Guide."

A lack of flowers at funerals may hinder grieving process, some TV channel I've never heard of is launching 24/7 broadcasting in Spanish.

Oh wait, here's one for football fans -- The Konica Minolta Gator Bowl is "highly anticipated by national sports outlets." I guess the ones with Cotton, Rose, and Sugar in the name aren't all that this year.

A Canadian company seeks to solve unemployment and save small businesses in the USA -- sure hope they are successful -- and there's a new portal for Russian-speaking Americans in Los Angeles.

I won't bore you with everything from all nine pages I printed out, but, it seems to me that I'm not missing much by ignoring this e-mail every day.

When I get home, I'll figure how to opt out.



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