Notes on Jenac Industrial Security Systems

As I covered earlier, I worked on this piece (the post after this) over the weekend and I’m very pleased with it.

See the post that will follow this one for the ad. Hope you enjoy it!

As I covered earlier, I worked on this ad copy over the weekend and I’m very pleased with it. I can see it growing into something more just for the fun of it. Who knows, maybe others will appreciate seeing more of it as well.

I designed the logo. I have never pretended to be a graphic designer, but I think it’s passable. Additionaly I will use it in an ad and place it someday in the sidebar as a faux-sponsor of the blog. But what was more fun was purchasing some stock photos from iStockPhoto.com to use with the ad copy.

Your comments, as ever, are welcome.

Being Human Eps. 3

Last night I remembered to watch another episode of the BBC America series, Being Human.

Last night I remembered to watch another episode of the BBC America series, Being Human. I did enjoy watching it and the werewolf is the most interesting one to me so far. A very nervous, unsure man trying to do the best for everyone else at the cost of his own happiness.

From what I can tell, the vampire can go out in the sunlight and the ghost for some reason can lift objects as any person could but when she touches someone, they don’t feel it.

Anyone watch this show? Share your comments here.

Jenac Industries

Just wrote a rough draft of ad copy for a fictional supplier of security systems for world domination seekers.

Just wrote a rough draft of ad copy for a fictional supplier of security systems for world domination seekers. I personally enjoy it and will work on the revisions and getting feedback over the weekend. It’s about just over 600 words and took an hour to write long hand and type it up.

Epitaphs

Reading Ad Infinitvm by Nicholas Ostler, he mentions a Latin epitaph commonly found on grave markers in twelfth century Europe.

Reading Ad Infinitvm by Nicholas Ostler, he mentions a Latin epitaph commonly found on grave markers in twelfth century Europe. I find the English translation haunting:

Whoever you will be who has crossed,
stand, read, weep.
I am what you will be, I had been what
you are. I beg you, pray for me.

What are some memorable epitaphs you have come across?

The Magicians

On the strength of another Fountain Books staff member’s recommendation, I purchased a copy of The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman.

On the strength of another Fountain Books staff member’s recommendation, I purchased a copy of The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I think it was released today in hardcover. I like the blurb by George Martin on the back, “The Magicians is to Harry Potter as a shot of whiskey is to a glass of weak tea.” I added the novel to my Reading List (see the sidebar).

I wasn’t planning on purchasing a book. (Damn my luck.) Fountain Books was hosting Chef Andy Howell of Cafe Rustica to celebrate the upcoming movie on the life of Julia Child. Chef Howell demonstrated one of Child’s recipes for tuna salad which was very good.

If you’re in the area, Fountain Books is having a Julie and Julia night at the new Bowtie Cinema theater in Richmond this Thursday at 7pm.