Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Video Store Effect

The four of you who peruse this blog know about my devotion to smelling good, and perhaps know (since I ceaslessly flog it) that I post on Perfume Smellin' Things as a guest poster. But I also have to give a shout out to March and Patty at Perfume Posse and Ina at Aromascope as well as one of Columbina's other guest posters Kelley, who have amused me with their wit and wisdom, and who have sent me stuff to sniff. As a matter of fact, looking at the some of the swag some of you guys have sent me, it seems that I am seriously behind in actually reviewing these. Well, it's partly the Video store effect: the idea that in a room full of videos, you can't decide which one you want. Actually it's performance anxiety: so many of you (and not just the ones that I have made my lazy a$$ link to) give such lyrical, evocative, transportive prose I feel like Danielle Steele reading the New York Review of Books, to quote Columbina "in a corner, nervously smoking"

But you all have been so generous (and damn these little vials smell fabulous) I promise to try to be as fractionally entertaining and informative as you all are. This is not you're cue to chime in with comments about how great I am. Really.

Oh who am I kidding?

9 comments:

colombina said...

You are great, Tom. You really are!
:-)

tmp00 said...

Aw shucks (blushing)

You are too!

elle said...

Your reviews are always brilliant! And I would and do say that behind your back as well. :-) You need to write more. I went through a phase of writing reviews on MUA, mostly as a way to keep track of how I felt about things. Wrote them mostly while flying or while waiting in airports. Did my best to ignore everyone else's style. Somehow having that specific time associated w/ writing reviews made it seem like a natural discipline - like doing yoga at a certain time every morning. I'd just get into the flow of writing while traveling.
Oh, and I love all the reviews of the writers you mentioned as well. :-)

tmp00 said...

Thank you!

Ina said...

Tom, your reviews are awesome! Keep 'em coming! Mwah!

tmp00 said...
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tmp00 said...

*wish I could edit typos rather than deleting them*

Ina- Thanks! I really enjoy your writing. Aromascope is a daily destination.

katiedid said...

I love your reviews, they're always fun to see there. Makes me wish I had your gift for the clever turn of phrase.

tmp00 said...

Thanks! I appreciate that!