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  • Archive for October 3rd, 2007

    Page proofs! Only $1.25 per change.

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

    I got my page proofs back from Twelve/Hachette, along with a very stern warning: “This will be your only opportunity to review the typeset pages, so please be sure that all changes you wish to make are included.” It also says, “Each change costs roughly $1.25. However this is not a per line or per […]

    Frozen Indian-Chinese food, at a Patel Brothers near you!

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

    I went shopping at Patel Brothers in Jackson Heights with my friend Roopa the other day, and saw these frozen Indian-Chinese dishes to go! (sorry for the poor photo quality, I took it with my Treo and the lighting in the freezers was bad). Hakka noodles is to Indian-Chinese food what lo mein is to […]

    I am no longer a vampire! I am a full-time blogger!

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

    As of this week, I joined the staff of City Room, the New York City blog on, full-time (a small item ran on the blog of The New York Observer). I no longer work nights 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. It is very weird coming into the Nytimes building while it’s daylight outside. My […]