Monday, February 27, 2006

Idol Thoughts

Sorry this is late - I just watched the eps over the weekend.

Guys -
Elliott Yamin (anyone that can rock Stevie Wonder like he did deserves serious praise...even though he does need some dental work. I don't care - he is my favorite. Hands down.)
Taylor Hicks (great voice, great personality - and love the hair)
Chris Daughtry (he actually sang "Wanted Dead or Alive" BETTER than JBJ)
Ace...Ace...Ace. (completely and utterly hot. And he sang "Father Figure"...come on. That is hot.)

Katharine McPhee (seriously - one of the best voices on the, she is lovely and unassuming and has awesome presence)
Lisa Tucker (I cannot believe she is only 16 - wow...such poise and class...she has tremendous musicality and a great ear)
Paris Bennett (I cannot believe she is only 16 - what is going on?!?! So good - and singing Gladys Knight....really really freakin' well)
Mandisa (anyone that can outsing Nancy Wilson has my vote!)

I am thankful that the "I am too fat for this show" (not really, but he seems to think so) guy who sang the "Copacabana" mess is gone. No one has the right to butcher a Barry Manilow song like he did! Unfortunately, I didn't see the other guy sing, but I think that that Bucky whatshisface that looks like he hasn't showered in a month and a half really needs to go. I'm just sayin'. Bo Bice he is not.

And "Pick Pickler"?????? Holy shit. Stop yourself.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Oscars and Politics at Lunch

Senior Partner: Conservatives would rather watch Roy Rogers get it on with Trigger than see "Brokeback Mountain."


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I am such a nerd.

I just ordered 4 new Broadway posters to frame and hang in my office. I doubt that is what the partnership meant when they told me to hang a picture or two on my walls...yep, it is going to be kickass - I have "Mamma Mia" and "Wicked" already, and will soon have "The Exonerated," "Chicago," "Hairspray," and "Fiddler on the Roof." Hey, "Chicago" and "The Exonerated" are law-related, right?

In other news, I visited a jail yesterday (different from the "prison" I visited a few weeks ago - a whole other story involving maximum security units and shuttle buses full of shackled inmates) that was so completely overcrowded and sad. But as I stood in Cellblock C and got ogled by all of the offenders, I realized that (beyond the ogling, of course - eww.) I absolutely freakin' LOVE my job! I get to dabble in criminal law without actually being a criminal lawyer. I get to actually use the stuff I learned in Falk's Civil Rights class. AND I get to interview cute police officers. Sweet.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Boheme C'est La Vie

Pray for Vivi and her safe return!

A couple things...

This story makes me so very sad, especially after I saw Vivi on the news this morning. She looks just like my Quincy - with the same coloring and everything. I so hope they find her. Quincy, Bela, and I are sending plenty of whippet prayers to Vivi's family in the hopes that she comes back safe and sound.
Did anyone else just BAWL like a small child through the entire "(As We Know It)" episode of"Grey's Anatomy" this week??? Holy snotty nose, Batman! Between the bomb squad guy, and the shower scene, and O'Malley and Bailey (William George! Awwww...), I was an absolute mess. Hats off to that show - great, great television.
Really looking forward to this season's American Idol. Early favorites: Lisa Tucker, the 16 year old singer, who, if I understood correctly, had performed in "The Lion King,"; Taylor Hicks, the 20-something prematurely gray-haired guy with Joe Cocker vibe; and Ace....something. I don't know what his last name is...does he even have a last name? He was so gosh darn gorgeous, I didn't pay attention to his name!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Short Gilmore Girls Rant


Why has Luke turned into such a crotchety, grumpy asshole? Does he not ever leave Stars Hollow? He acts like he has never traveled anywhere ever. He brought a freakin' knife in case he needed to gut fish, oh yeah, and some just-add-water spaghetti, in case he had to fend for Martha's freakin' Vineyard. The writers have turned him into a bumbling idiot.

And Lorelai has now tipped the scales on the Passive Aggressive Meter...oh so annoying.

As of right now (and I know it will change - I've read the spoilers), my favorite character on this damn show is Logan. And I hate Logan.

So disappointed right now.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Valentine's Day...

Has anyone seen that Kmart commercial where the husband, dressed in heart boxer shorts and carrying a bow & arrow, shoots his wife in her pink-terry covered ass while she is unloading the dishwasher?

Yep. Normally, that is Mr. P's modus operandi when it comes to Valentine's Day. If he had a toy bow and arrow, he would completely shoot me in the butt while I unloaded the dishwasher. In fact, he saw the commercial last night and laughed hysterically - then rewound it and watched it again.

This year, though - he gave me diamond earrings....yup, he rocks. I heart him.

What did I get him? air purifier. Hey, it's what he wanted! He has allergies...I told him that I gave him "the gift of life"!!!!

Friday, February 10, 2006

From actual court records...

Lawyer: You admitted that you've had sex with some of the people there. Did you have sex with Debbie?

Witness: No

Lawyer: You never had any sex with her? Have you ever had oral sex with her?

Witness: No

Lawyer: You did not say down in Coffeyville that you told everybody you had oral sex with Debbie?

Witness: With Debbie? No, man, you don't admit that. no. Even if you did, you wouldn't admit it. No, sir. No, sir. On the record, no. No, sir.


Thursday, February 09, 2006

It's a great day when....

you settle a case.

Especially when, at the start of mediation, the plaintiff wants $53,000 for her soft tissue injuries and pain & suffering (even though she was in two - count 'em two - previous auto accidents the month prior), and by the end of the mediation, she has accepted $5000 and mediation costs.

Plus, mediation is fun because you get to play with little wooden games and eat free snacks and M&M's and drink all the coffee you want. Oh, and you can bill for mileage!

It's the little things, people.

Monday, February 06, 2006

The big 2-9.

On Sunday, I celebrated my birthday in very low-key fashion. Because it was also Super Bowl Sunday, the game took priority - which is fine with me. Mr. P. and I made tons of yummy football foods (sausage cheese dip, little smokies) and a big vat of chili in preparation for the game. Mentor/partner and his family came over to watch the game with us. A good time was had by all.

Of course, before the game, we had major doggie drama. The Q is just getting over a major case of worms (yuk), so we were dealing with that. And to make things worse, Bela got into some weeds in our backyard and had an allergic reaction. Her face swelled up and she looked like a sharpei. Poor baby. We gave her some Benadryl and called the emergency vet. They said to keep an eye on her and if we didn't see a difference within the next 40 minutes, to take her in to the vet. *sigh* Luckily, the swelling went down and she fell asleep, so we were good to go.

I am happy for the Steelers - especially Jerome Bettis. However, overall, I was ill-impressed...with the game, the commercials (other than the cute little "streaker" commercial), and most certainly, with the half-time show. The sound was crap, the vocals were crap, it was just...crap. So there you go.

Next year, the big 3-0. Wow.

On a different note, go over and wish my girl, Amanda, a happy birthday!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

"Bright light city, gonna set my soul, gonna set my soul on fire..."


First things first. Boring stuff. I attended a seminar on civil rights - in Lake Las Vegas. Very chichi. Very pinky up kind of place. The seminar was packed with defense attorneys, judges, law professors, and the random plaintiff's attorney. I got to watch a fellow defense attorney get taser-ed (tased? ??) during a session on the safety and technology of less lethal force. (IT'S TASER TIME!**) Learned a lot and came back with some great materials.

On to the fun stuff...

Vegas was a good time. Ate well (Delmonico is fab - steak and syrah, yum! Garduno's at the Palms - one of the best margaritas ever). Drank very well. (See Garduno's!) Played "Jackpot Party" until my fingers bled. Watched my mentor and partner at the firm get his ass grabbed by some scantily dressed chick at the Voodoo Lounge. At the same place, had a guy ask me what I was doin' in Vegas. I told him I was an attorney in town attending a seminar. He said, "Yeah, me too...I'm an attorney. An attorney of love." You can't make this shit up.

Let's see. What else? Watched said partner/mentor gamble some serious cash at the craps table. Some foreigner took a picture of my freakishly long tongue. (I swear I am Gene Simmons' illegitimate daughter.) I ordered a "Blue Lizard" at a margarita bar near"The Sirens of TI" show - the Hispanic bartender then kindly informed me that he had a "brown lizard" for me. Nice. He further informed me that he had an extra toothbrush and toothpaste at his place that I could use. Also classy.

All in all - an excellent time was had by all. But I am still making up for the lack of sleep! And the sounds of sirens and bells and thumping bass are still ringing in my head.


**For Mandolin.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Secret Message to Kelly & Mandolin

- I miss you like crazy-cakes.
- I currently have contract pits.
- Was his name McCartney or McKenzie or what? And how were his "faces"?