Obiter Dictum

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention --- Cornelia Otis Skinner

Saturday, August 30

Jon Stewart workout

seriously. watch, and it is like doing a full abs workout!

Thursday night's show was hilarious. And, of course this is already a shirt based on one of the funniest lines from Thursday's show. Buy it here. Watch it here

Friday, August 29


Thursday, August 28


Wednesday, August 27


Can he make me love him again? We'll see.

Tuesday, August 19

There's a little black spot on the sun today.

Hey Baby......

So I'm at the City-County bldg. last night and the security guard tries to flirt with me......

by "suggesting" I have a switchblade in my purse. he could "search me" a little more thoroughly.


Friday, August 15

The High Road

mi tierra (Gloria Estefan Marc Anthony)

marc anthony thats okay

sit still. I dare you.

Marc Anthony - Preciosa

probably my favorite Marc Anthony song.

From today's Star:

DEAR MARGO: I found a sexually explicit card and sex coupons from my husband's lover. He insists nothing went on and that it was just a fluke that he received such cards and coupons. If I can't get him to tell me what went on, is it OK to go after the "other woman" and get her to give me some details? I want to work through things to save my marriage, but I need to know what happened in order to do so.


DEAR AT: Forgive me, but I am unfamiliar with "sex coupons." My best guess is they are like the ones for the supermarket, only you redeem them for ... well, never mind. I would think your main problem is not a sexually explicit card and sex coupons, but your suspicion that Romeo has a lover. By the way, he must have big brass ones to tell you the steamy mail was "a fluke." Rather than going to the other woman for details -- which I am sure she'd be happy to give you -- I think a better move would be to tell your husband you are considering such a move. You might also tell him that the "casa chica" situation, as our Spanish-speaking friends refer to it, is not acceptable to you and that you are voting for monogamy. If your vote does not carry the day, tell him it's couples' therapy or "hasta la vista." Oh, and you might try to horn in on the other babe's act by handing out a few sex coupons of your own.

MY advice: Oh HELLS no! It is time for a beatdown. A verbal beatdown, of course, we don't advocate battery here. (even though it may sometimes be necessary.) It sounds like a few people need to be put on notice. Husbands don't accept sex coupons from women who are not their wives. I am sure it is in the contract. If it isn't, it should be. That is foul. And a call to the "gifter" is definitely in order. He'll probably get a big charge out of the idea of you "fighting" over him, so I wouldn't tell him a thing. As Nike says, Just do it.

Thursday, August 14

Hecky Yes!

I'm not even ashamed to say I'm a HUGE Dallas fan. Although, perhaps, I should be.

Bring on the reunion show!

Sunday, August 10


Chef too?!

It has definitely been a sad entertainment news weekend.

El Cantante

There were good and bad things about this movie. This good was all that you'd expect. The music. Wow. The music. Plus, the feel of the movie. The way it looked, the way they drank, ate, just the everyday of it all. It did seem very authentic.

And did I mention the music?

The acting was mostly good, but sometimes not good. I've never been one of those "J-Lo can't act" people, so I'm starting from a fairly positive place. That said, there were definitely times when I could see she was acting. What does that mean? It means that I'm going along, watching the movie, and then I suddenly realize that I'm watching Jennifer acting in a movie. She pulled me right out of my little make believe movie world. It wasn't all the time, but some of the time. Aside from that, though, I thought she was good. Her scene after the death of her son was perfect. That was a place where she could have really gone right to that over the top, diva place and she didn't. The way she did it was absolutely perfect.

Marc was good. Was he fantastic? I don't know. Hector Lavoe only died about 15 years ago, so I think how Marc did in this movie is dependent on how familiar you are with the subject. I knew nothing about the King of Salsa prior to seeing this movie, so I'm coming from that end of the spectrum. If you're coming from the other end, you might have a different opinion.

The movie also co-starred the absolutely delicious John Ortiz (swoon!) as Willie Colon. I learned something, watching the movie, and I think that was the point of the whole exercise.

And did I mention the music?

Saturday, August 9

Welcome to 1980!

Olivia is rocking the Barbara Mandrell sequins.

I can't even TELL you how many times I watched this concert on HBO....or Showtime....or whatever channel it was. No, seriously. Now that I look at it, though, she kind of looks like Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) from Stargate.

I couldn't be any more sad.

Bernie Mac. Dead at 50. He was absolutely one of my favorite comedians.

Friday, August 8

You shithead

I'm just saying.

Sigh. You know, it is disappointing but sadly not surprising.

I still think you're right on as far as policies go, however. It's too bad that no one will listen now because of this.


There is a new restaurant right in front of my building. Long, long used to be a gas station. I can't imagine the cost of convering a gas station to a restaurant......although it had been abandoned for at least five years.

Anyway, I stopped by for breakfast this morning. Caramel Macchiato which was STRONG..... but I drank it and now I'm bouncing off the walls. Literally. I cannot sit still. Cheese omelette with veggies and turkey sausage. Delicious. They had a case full of desserts that made me wanna go back for lunch.

Sunday, August 3

It's not you, it's me!

Can you believe I didn't get some kind of life exemption when it came to working the Sunday after the bar exam?! Ridiculous.

Yeah, I could have planned THAT one better, let me tell you.

Anyway, what have I been doing since I have all this free time on my hands? Reading. Yep, reading. For bookaholics, there is nothing worse than having NO time to read. Holla! My book peeps know what I'm talking about. Between baseball and reading, there really hasn't been that much free time.

Yet, I have managed to start yet ANOTHER blog. Really, the book stuff has been a little stifled on here. So, I'm bringing the book discussion over to Unpaged. Hopefully, you will find all the things over there that I used to post over here.....except more of it.


Saturday, August 2

Generational Test or "When writers sue"

If you immediately think "Han Solo" when you read the headline "I was never called Scruffy" You are, indeed, of a certain age.