first things... first.

i think it's fitting that the first post be a quote from slim keith,
whom truman capote famously characterized as lady ina coolbirth in la cote basque.

"for me, it was enough to be in hollywood - it was where any girl who was operating on a mixture of instinct, charm, and good looks would have chosen to be in 1938."
(from her 1990 memoir, "slim: memories of a rich and imperfect life")

i have just a single question: where should a guy devoid of instinct, with only passable social skills and not completely unfortunate looking choose to subsist in 2009?