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March 21, 2008

Irina in New York

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

As a writer / blogger / online-personality, Irina is a sweetie: woebegone yet hopeful; worldly yet childish; both Old World and New World. She's a clown, but a sexy and touching one. The fun of reading her has less to do with what she says than with accompanying her puppy brain and her womanly feelings as they zigzag loopily around each other, eyeing each other in fondness and exasperation. Here Irina ranks some American traits; here she inspires Agnostic to have another go at that age-old question, "Ass man? Or boob man?"

American girls: Read Irina and learn about this mysterious thing called "charm."



posted by Michael at March 21, 2008


It's actually not Irina, but I, Rina.

Posted by: Peter on March 21, 2008 4:34 PM

I thought the "I, Rina" stuff was just wordplay on Irina. But I'm probably wrong, sigh. Rina is her real name?

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on March 21, 2008 4:46 PM

I, Rina or Irina is one of those mysteries that we'll never unravel, unless of course we email her and find out.

Nonetheless, she's charming either way. I hope she finds what (or who) she's looking for.

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on March 21, 2008 5:36 PM

his name is ASSman, not agnostic ;-)

Posted by: razib on March 21, 2008 6:51 PM

"Puppy brain"? She seems pretty damn smart to me. Probably Jewish, no?

Posted by: green mamba on March 21, 2008 6:55 PM

FvB -- Direct research, what an idea,tks. I've emailed her and will report back.

Razib -- Clearly where this posting and names are concerned I'm struggling ...

Green mamba -- She's smart and articulate, isn't she? Has some nice music in her voice and her personality. Yeah, I think you're right that she's Jewish -- Russian Jewish, no? But "puppy" because she's also (I'm pretty sure) 23 years old and her brain and her feelings are (as they should be at that age) all over the place like a puppy's legs and feet.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on March 21, 2008 7:09 PM

Rina is, a bunk-mocker. Rina is, a bunk-mocker. Rina is, a bunk-mocker noooowwww.

Posted by: agnostic on March 21, 2008 8:48 PM

MB - Gotcha. Nice metaphor.

agnostic - LI (laughing inwardly)

Posted by: green mamba on March 22, 2008 8:57 AM


I think charm is another word for ... loving yourself?

Posted by: irina on March 23, 2008 10:58 AM

I think charm is another word for ... loving yourself?

well, i *am* a narcissistic prick. ;)

Posted by: roissy on March 23, 2008 2:22 PM

loving yourself is good. everyone should love themselves and think that they're important. i wouldn't want to hang out with people who don't believe that they're important. they're always seeking validation from others. jesus, you're important, okay! stop trying to find it!

roissy, you're a dark soul.

Posted by: irina on March 24, 2008 1:53 PM

Thanks for the link! I used to read and enjoy Irina's blog regularly, and had it on my "Favorites," but when my computer broke down my favorites list got lost. I kept trying to remember the name of the blog about/by this Jewish girl in NYC, and could never remember it. Nice to read her again.

Posted by: Bilwick1 on March 25, 2008 1:21 PM

roissy, you're a dark soul.

is that why you're drawn to me?
... and vicey versey.

Posted by: roissy on March 25, 2008 5:37 PM

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