struggling under a pesky PayPal button.


a Most frustrating Morning.

we’re in the Midst of planning for the “first picture show” Back East (as we can now say, with some amusement, just like all those hardbitten New Yorkers in Hollywood do).

and we Knew we needed to set up an online shop.

so we WRESTLED with setting up PayPal buttons and it was going Very Well until (well, until just this minute) when we Launched the page and did a quick test (as it was very much in beta and we had to go into the text editor and do actual Tags which we’ve not done for far-too-many-years-to-mention) and we clicked.


a page appeared as if we were going to “check out” and then our heart sank – PayPal had doubled the price of the final “unit” as one says in Retail and we couldn’t work out why (unless it was just PayPal urging us to make more money which is possible).


we took the page down Instantly and made it “private” and we’ll wrestle with it again on Monday.

still, there was a modicum of achievement, one thinks – especially as we’ve been Procrastinating horribly about making-the-shop in the first place (the agonies of Commerce and putting-oneself-out-there and so forth).

so – what’s new with you?

we’ve been Uploading more Clips to the site run by who-we-are-in-RL in order to look a tiny bit more au courant as a writer.

and it was amusing to see some of our Work from the Last Time we lived in Hollywood.


when we worked at the digital agency 8Edge (sadly no more), we cold-called 20th Century Fox in order to Pitch and Pitch until we won the account to develop the USA website (and templates for international release dates) and the games (online) for The Devil Wears Prada.

our job (as head of account management and sales) became extended into writing all the copy for the websites and the games and generally supervising the Project which was Such Fun.

and then Another department at 20th Century Fox called us in and asked us to Write the mock “Runway” magazine for the International Press (of course we said Yes – and it was Thrilling to be invited to a “Preview” ON THE LOT in the same tiny cinema that Marilyn Monroe used to watch her own previews with her best friend and confidante Truman Capote). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

we wrote an A – Z of fashion (and a travel section which we can’t seem to find in our files today – *looksaskancetocamera*. Screen shot 2013-04-06 at 1.51.04 PM Screen shot 2013-04-06 at 1.51.21 PMand a set of articles posing as “Advice Columns” to girls-who-want-to-get-ahead-in-publishing (yes, we sense the irony as that’s what we then did).


and yesterday we were At a Movie Studio which was Ever so delicious. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand now we need to find a cool, calm cafe and read the Letters of Martha Gellhorn which the kind librarians pulled out of the stacks for us and let the anxiety from wrestling with the PayPal buttons subside.

yes, it’s a Saturday.

but we’re ever so busy at the weekends too, darlings.

just until we get a bit more Settled.


7 thoughts on “struggling under a pesky PayPal button.

  1. fabulous news. what kind of shop is it going to be? will I be able to shop chandeliers? :)
    xoxo from berlin ;)

    1. hello!

      our photographs blown up as delicious posters so one can frame a little moment of magic in one’s own boudoir, naturellement.

      although we *could* start a business importing chandeliers – we are Open to all possibilities.

      1. I think that the glorious avatar could do with a shadowy chandelier in the background indeed! ;) or, much better idea yet, you could let a chandelier icon be made into a stamp so you can stamp and sign the back of your photographs in case you plan limited editions. an outlined chandelier can make a great frame for a number…. *gets carried away as usual*

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