SNARKS ON A PLANE
SEATTLE, Washington Travel writing isn't all peacock-feather fans and baths of asses milk. No, at times, even the best of us anchor at a desk, usually in a garret reeking of kitty grit and coffee grounds.
Then we email.
With friends scattered through most time zones, an established author can procrastinate around the clock.
Most Coveted: Laser Keyboard
Matchbook-sized gadget projects 63 keys worth of QWERTY goodness. So very Bond-meets-Bluetooth.
Blogger Leif Pettersen reports on Killing Batteries: "All I need is a firm, flat surface with no protrusions and Im zapping out that article like god intended (up to 400 keystrokes per minute, beeotch!) ... This is so sick, sick cool that Im choking on my own drool."
Most Mocked: Plane Sheets
Germophobe product made worse by fabric names with "flair": Zany Zebra, Candyland Good N Plenty and Chenille Minky Green Camouflage.
No, wait, it's a sort of plush (prized among the camo-crowd, I'm sure: "Sergeant, could I get those battle fatigues in minky? I have some chafing issues, sir. Hooah!").
Inspired, one colleague declared: "I'm going to upholster everything in plane sheets, take [codeine], and listen to Lou Reed. I see the next fifty years stretching out in front of me."