. . . where is the multimedia empire for us youngish, maybe working, maybe parenting, maybe not, maybe all of the above types? Can you name someone, or one magazine, or a site that talks about what we're actually doing? I'm feeling under-represented here.
Don't get me wrong - I adore Aspirational Housewifery Reading (here's to you, Queen Martha) as much as the next lawyer lady - but I read it much like one reads a travel guide to an exotic land you strongly suspect you'll never visit. My efforts to sway the AH into allowing me to lead the life of Trophy Wifery I so richly deserve have gone, er, not well. I am therefore no more likely to cook a
one four course meal on your average Wednesday night as I am to leave Pretty HQ clad in nothing but a Snuggie.* I fervently desire to be that lady, but alas, I am stricken with a condition that requires me to have 8 hours of sleep each night.**
*Although this would seriously help both my South Austin & internet cred, so I'm thinking about it. After all, there's a pub crawl at stake here.
**The condition being that I am Hell on heels without 8 hours of sleep each night.
I'm not one to let a lack of talent interfere my ambition / megalomania, however, so let's get to work on what our youngish, professionalish, no-way-in-heck-am-I-doing-the-laundry-this-week-honey network might resemble:
- Magazine: how to make dinner in 10 minutes with nothing but a rind of moldly Parmesan, Wheat Thins, and 1/2 glass of leftover chardonnay ; how to convince your significant other that cooking/ cleaning / etc. takes time away from him or her, hence it is to be avoided; how to find a dry cleaner or post office open past 5 pm e.g. NeverNever Land.
- TV Show: featuring ME, of course, interviewing such inspirational luminaries as David Beckham, Tony Bourdain, and . . . er, hmm . . . some bright young professional people types.
And so on and so forth. We can do this, right? WHY isn't anyone doing this yet? Oh, right, it's because we've got day jobs . . . hmm . . . anyone care to join me in my after-hours attempt to build a media empire?