See ya at Blog 9 3/4

Inverted Soapbox is off to England for a week! This trip will now take over the spot for my most authentic British experience, a position previously held by a four-year stint as an employee of Union Jack’s on the Seaside boardwalk.

England, of course, I have every reason to expect will be nearly identical in look and behaviour to this:

Probably no posts in the next week or so, so this is a good chance to offer some recommended reading, a virtual Diagon Alley of blogcest, if you will:

Subway Style — Robin Monheit’s blog on fashion underground

Brokelyn — Living big on small change in the county of Kings (look for a new post by me on Father’s Day, I think)

Look at This Fucking Hipster — In case you haven’t seen it yet, for all your Billyburg schadenfreudists. Probably only about a week away from the inevitable book deal, I figure

Cribbster — A peak into the projection room of the J. Edward Cribbs’ cinema-fueled mind, focusing on the movie scene in Atlanta. He was linked to by Gawker last week. Nevermind what for.

Jeff Vrabel dot com — Music reviews, interviews and columns from a terribly underemployed editor in South Carolina, who texted me like 100 times this weekend about how many times he ran into Ted Leo backstage at Bonnaroo.

And, in honor of the trip, the only authentic British person I know (confirmation pending), Peter Hull, staff writer at the Charleston Post and Courier and all-around football hooligan.

Cheers, mates!

One response to “See ya at Blog 9 3/4

  1. Tim,

    I hope you have a fun time in London!!! It’s such a fab city, as you will discover. I’m also on this side of the pond for the moment, doing some work in Maastricht and then making a quick tourist trip to Lisbon on Friday.

    Despite sort of knowing better, I totally thought (hoped?) London would look like the photo you posted, too. Disappointingly not… But it’s still easy to imagine it looking like that. Try to go to the oldest pub in London or on some walking tours. I remember doing a literary one and seeing some cool stuff, including the real building George Orwell was describing in 1984 when he talked about the Ministry of Truth…

    OK, this is getting nerdy. I could go on and on and on… I just hope you love it, too!

    Read lots of newspapers! Enjoy the Page 3 girls!

    – Kathlyn

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