Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A Rainy Day

It has been one hell of a ride, but this deconstruction of an American Classic will be my last Rainy Day Woman column for the Cleveland Free Times, which is merging with the Cleveland Scene magazine.

If you have something to say about it, please email Editor Frank Lewis and include your full name and city.

Thanks to all who have asked about my future in the Cleveland Indie press. All I know right now is that the new paper will be called Scene that will debut on July 23, and that Frank will be manning the helm, which is good news all around.


Zen Wizard said...

You don't sound too disappointed--before I write somebody something that is not a snarky, smart@ssed Comment, I have to ask:

Do you REALLY want the job??

Erin O'Brien said...

To be honest, I'm just trying to ride the storm out. Lots of my writing compatriots are in full-blown turmoil over this. On top of that, there is much work to be done.

That said, I have LOVED writing the RDW column and, to answer your question, yes, I do hope that the Cleveland indie press holds a place for me in the future.

Thanks for reading.



yeah, i need to know who i need to beat the crap out of to keep your RDW column up and running. i guess i'll "ride out the storm" and see what happens.

just drop me a line if you need a patented "pixie curse" put on someone.

a pox on their house!!!!

Zen Wizard said...

"Dear Frank Lewis:

Weren't you 'Grandpa' on The Munsters?

Anyway, Cleveland is sort of like Portland--I have no intention of going there, unless I have to testify against a Mafia don someday and the feds relocate me to somewhere the Mafia would least expect...

Anyway, the stripper bars who advertise in your rag might be interested--if they are masochistic or just totally
batshit--in the fact that I like Erin's column.

So give her a job.

I don't know her very well, but I don't think she will steal anybody else's food in The Scene's breakroom refrigerator. She usually just brings her own food in case she can't get the right 'English' on the candybar machine when she jiggles it.

She gets really wasted at office Xmas parties but if you have her sign a thing that she won't sue if she takes her top off and somebody hits on her, it should be cool.

Plus she writes really good.

In short sentences without too many big words!

Zen Wizard,


Go ahead and feel free to Cut & Paste that.

Satan said...

stick with me baby

all the way to the top

Anonymous said...

Took it upon meself to write Mr. Lewis directly with an entreaty to do whatever it is he needs to do to keep EOB writing at newscene.

Was surprised to get a reply in short order! Seems he's impressed with the loyalty of Erin readers!

Hope to keep reading your incisive, informative, and educational reports in the well as all the good stuff about adult playthings and real people food.

(will be trying the delicious-sounding SLT as soon as digestive system recovers from independence day slaws salads dogs burgers grease beer etc etc arrrgggghhh)


Anonymous said...

They could at least feature her singing cooter on a webcast.


Erin O'Brien said...

Thanks to everyone for the support emails. Whatever happens, I'll still be writing somehow somewhere.

And RJ? Please behave yourself!