Before I introduce this week's guest, a warning: If it matters to you to dislike young, sexy, blond and brilliant party girls, do not follow the link in this paragraph. Rio ruined it for me.
Ballet, n. 1: the epitomy of turned-out perfection
2: Something the French are good at.
About Rio: Rio used to write another blog under her given name, with her memorable photo. In it, she described her life as a college student with the challenges and choices she faces in a fast modern life. You can probably see where this is going. The previous blog challenged my assumption that her kind of living was the product of thoughtlessness, venality or rarification. Well, I may have been right about rarification. Her observations are incisive and uncensored while the emotional consequences of her choices cascade through some of the most magnificent run-on sentences since Faulkner. She's still funny and lyrical, but on her new site A Girl Named Rio she seems wiser. This is only right because I'm down at least one bigotry. By the way, I do think you can love Rio while disdaining all the other blonde trollops and I'm holding the line there.
How to be a Wednesday guest: Just email me at the address in my profile or leave a comment on Wednesday. I'll add you to the list, which is running about 6 weeks ahead. Immediately after posting the Wednesday guest definition, I email the next person on the list with a word not in Bierce's dictionary to define. I ask the guests to send me a new definition for the word along with a picture by the following Saturday.