Letterman’s kid was born. They named him Harry. Scott hears this and says: “So that means Leno is going to go over to their house and try to kill them all, but he’ll just leave baby Harry with a lightning-bolt scar on his forehead.” Glad I wasn’t trying to drink anything at the time. Read More!

News of Life

Well, there’s good news, and then there’s bad news. Let’s go bad first. Scott’s mom is in the hospital. She’s having a flare-up of some kind of infection in her back. But while there, she started to have some sort of “heart episode.” They checked, and at least two of her major arteries are 90% blocked. They would go in and do an angioplasty and put in some stents, but they can’t until the infection in her back is cleared up. So right now they’re blasting her with antibiotics and. . . Read More!

Alas, Poor Ford…

I got to the claims office and met my friendly claims representative, Ken. As we were stepping out to look at my car, he took one quick look through the glass door and asked, “is yours the blue one?” When I told him yes, he responded with, “yeah, that’s definitely a total loss.” Looks like just to repair the body work would be over $4,000. That’s not including paint or the busted light or anything. All told, it would be somewhere around six or seven thousand to fix the car.. . . Read More!

I should stop driving blue cars.

So I’m walking out to my car this morning. It’s parked on the street, and I’m approaching it from the front. My first thought is, wow, did I really park it that far from the curb? I’m a terrible parallel parker! Then I get up to the driver’s side and see a police department business card stuck in my door. I think to myself, Awww, crap, did I get a ticket for parking too far from the curb? But there’s no sign of a ticket under either windshield wiper. And. . . Read More!

"Reality" TV

Spike TV. Television made for men, but awesome enough for a woman. We watched an episode of Joe Schmo tonight. What a great reality show … I wonder why nobody ever did it before. It’s a staged reality show: every contestant is an actor, except for one. There’s one guy who thinks he’s actually in a game, on a show, for real. Scott and I are hooked. Had a meeting/rehearsal thingy for The Lost Folio this evening. I feel like I’ve been in some sort of Shakespeare immersion for the. . . Read More!

The Little Things

I’m glad to see that the grocery stores have pumpkins. Soon it’ll be time to scoop out the gooey guts and roast the seeds. I really miss Tim’s Cascade Coney Island potato chips. Even though they’re not low-carb, I’d buy some if I ever found them. But I don’t think they make them anymore. They were the most awesome flavor — really mustardy, with just a hint of hot dog and grill char. Sounds gross, probably. But oh so delicious. I also miss Canada Dry’s lemon ginger ale. They used. . . Read More!

Fashionable Reality

We just finished watching this week’s episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Scott and I discussed that it’s quite possibly the most supportive and kind show on TV. Once again, it looked like the straight guy in question was on the verge of tears when it came time to bid the Fab 5 goodbye. That’s just so sweet! Coming up on Friday, the new season of TLC’s What Not to Wear begins. The old male host, Wayne, is replaced by a new guy, Clinton Kelly. Thank goodness they’ve. . . Read More!

Pirates = Fun

Pirates of the Caribbean was just fantastique. A big, dumb, fun romp. Johnny Depp was absolutely delightful (though Scott has seen Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas so many times, apparently it looked to him like Hunter S. Thompson playing a pirate). I can see why the ladies like Orlando Bloom, because he is indeed a good looking guy. But he also seems a bit … nonthreatening and effeminate. He’s got those big moist doe eyes and frequently looks like he’s about to cry. After watching The Invisible Man last. . . Read More!

Tales from the Jury Room, Day Three

Judge: Madam Foreperson, has the jury reached a decision?Missy: We have, your honor. Day three turned out to be my last day of municipal jury duty. We started out in the jury assembly room, and our bailiff arrived to take our party of six down to our own jury deliberation room. The trial, which began yesterday afternoon, recommenced at about 9:30am. It was an assault case involving a man and a woman, with the man being the defendant. We heard yesterday afternoon from the responding police officer, then today heard. . . Read More!

Tales from the Jury Room, Day Two

Rolled into the Municipal Justice building to find that the baggage x-ray machine was broken, so all bags were being searched by hand. We all had to wait in a sizeable line, but because I’m habitually early, I still made it to the jury assembly room before our 9am call time. A panel was called almost immediately, but I was not on it. After sitting around for a while, another panel was called at around 11am. Again, not so much with the Missy. I was sitting across from a truly. . . Read More!