Thursday, November 20, 2008

Two PF nuggets in today's WSJ

A tale of higher credit card fees and a review of bill-paying websites. Both in section D of the print version.

Just got back yesterday from a biz trip to St. Louis, Mo. Twas my Missouri experience and I had a lovely time! Everyone talked so slowly and was so damn nice!

My first night there, I dashed downstairs to the hotel bar for some nosh, ravenous and tired. A polite gentleman sitting next to me struck up a conversation that went something like this:

"What are you in town for?"

"Work, I'm a reporter working on a story."

"Oh. I'm in town for a conference. I work with troubled youth."

"Oh, that's interesting. Where are you visiting from."

"This tiny town far away. Eugene, Oregon. Have you heard of it?"

It doesn't matter where I go in the world, I can never escape my Northwest roots. (Or the slugs.)

PS - I finally caved and joined Twitter. And I like it!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Hypnotists in Today's WSJ

I wrote a story and made a video about people seeking hypnosis because of anxiety related to the market.

And alas, I did not get hypnotized for the story.