I was a bit stung yesterday by a comment to my post "10 Reasons to Hate the Kindles." I didn't mind the folks who disagreed with me. But one commenter suggested that reason #2 -- Beautiful Russian ballerinas won't introduce themselves upon noticing your copy of Secrets of Nijinsky -- was somewhat facetious. ("I don't think this happens in real life," Kindle User said.)

Well, I don't know about his life (it might say something about Kindle users), but as a book reader and blogger I am continually fighting off the advances of beautiful, intelligent and accomplished women.

Just the other day, Jennifer Aniston jumped out of her Range Rover as I sat at Tapas Teatro reading Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master.

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Last week, as I was sipping Lillet and perusing Chanel in Petit Louis, two French models -- twins, no less -- introduced themselves and asked to join me for dessert.

And a couple of weeks ago, the Eroica Trio accosted me as I sat in the Meyerhoff lobby, reading George Gershwin. I could go on -- the Kilgore Rangerettes, the female cast members of Chicago, etc. -- but must I?

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