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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Even Copy Editors Need Copy Editors

I am spending the week at my new home in Dana Point, so I get to read the print version of the L.A. Times, instead of just the online version. I always enjoy the "Only In L.A." section by Steve Harvey, where readers send in unintentionally funny signs and whatnot. The humor usually stems from a misspelling of some sort.

Yesterday's "Only In L.A." column was even funnier than usual, at least to me, because an item pointing out a misspelling in a classified ad had its own misspelling. Isn't it ironic? The classified ad read:

"Luxury Ski/Vacation Home,
Fish for trout in your front yard, only eight miles to closet ski area. Easy access to Denver and Summit."

The person submitting the ad was labeled as Randi Hutchinson of Santa Moncia.

See? The column made fun of a misspelling in an ad, and now I am making fun of a misspelling in the column. It's the circle of life! I just hope there are no misspellings in this post. Let the circle be unbroken.


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