January 31, 2004

San Mateo County is charging

San Mateo County is charging television stations $51,000 to reserve a coveted spot next to the courthouse for the Scott Peterson murder trial.

The 16 assigned spaces, which are about 13 feet by 17 feet, will be used for television reporters to store equipment, work and conduct interviews. Each station must provide their own tent.

The $51,000 fee amounts to about $230 per square foot. At the height of the dot-com boom, prime office space in San Francisco leased for about $80 per square foot.

Guess we'll find out just how hungry for the story these stations are.

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Water. Whatever you do, where

water
Water. Whatever you do, where or when, you do it
with all of your heart. You listen to your
heart and all of your emotions are true non-
acting. Friends are very importent to you and
you will do anything for them. You're the most
dreamy of all 4 elements.


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I've heard some bad pick

I've heard some bad pick up lines, but this might just take the cake (said to me at a bar the other night):

Stupid Guy: Are you from Tennessee?

Me: No, I'm from Indiana. (Thinking he wanted an actual answer).

Stupid Guy: Because you're the first ten I see.

Me: Uhh, right, thanks.

What lines have you used or heard that are worse?

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I thought this was quite

I thought this was quite amusing and cute. (Disregard that whole WMD reference--wink, wink).

Thanks for the tip, Jaime C.

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January 30, 2004

Yale Diva has a very

Yale Diva has a very amusing post about John Kerry's transformation.

In just 2 months, you too can look presidential.

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Poker has become THE hot

Poker has become THE hot game. I know tons of people who have been watching the "World Series of Poker" on ESPN, as well as "Celebrity Poker" on Bravo. I also know a group of law schools guys who have recently started playing poker weekly.

And now...

From 4-6 p.m. ET on Super Bowl Sunday, while CBS is into its fifteenth or sixteenth hour of pre-game features, NBC will air the World Poker Tour Tournament of Champions from the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

So, you can have your poker AND your football on Sunday.

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Paris Hilton's sex tape co-star

Paris Hilton's sex tape co-star Rick Salomon has reportedly offered to drop his $10 million lawsuit against her family - in exchange for the distribution rights to the video.

I wondered when he was going to ask for those.

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If there was ever a

If there was ever a doubt about how horrendous I am at pool, it was reaffirmed tonight.

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January 29, 2004

And AVOIDABLE! A 10-month-old girl

And AVOIDABLE!

A 10-month-old girl drowned after falling into a toilet in her family's home, police said. Brianna Morgan, who had just begun learning to crawl and walk, got into the bathroom, then pulled herself on top of her mother's jewelry box which was on the floor, police said. She apparently leaned over and fell headfirst into the toilet, which held six inches (15 centimeters) of water.

Where the hell was 1) the mother or father 2) babysitter 3) ANYONE?????

Stories like this make me ANGRY!

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Happy Birthday, Oprah! Oprah


Happy Birthday, Oprah!

Oprah Winfrey turns 50 today. And the most powerful woman in television is throwing herself a big birthday party that starts on her daytime talk show - and will continue through the weekend.

Exactly how she'll mark the birthday on TV remains a secret. The show will be taped in Chicago Thursday morning.

When you have a $1.1 BILLION media empire, I bet you can throw one hell of a party.

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January 28, 2004

For the first time in

For the first time in its long basketball history, Vincennes Lincoln (where I went to high school) is ranked No. 1 by The Associated Press.

I'm so thrilled for not only the team, but Coach Combs. Coach's wife was killed this year when she was struck by a semi on the highway while she was pulled over to help someone on the side of the road. I've heard that the team has really pulled together for him.

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For the past two years,

For the past two years, dressing up horse manure has been both a hobby and a business for the this woman. She has sold almost 200 so far and people have been paying $20 a pop.

Engelmann made her first manure masterpiece about 10 years ago at Christmas time. She was stuck for a Christmas present and was part of a gift-giving circle where she needed to make the gift herself.

What could she do? She turned to poop and decided to make turd birds.

Each Turd Bird is handcrafted by Engelmann, made from horse manure from a Lockeford field. She typically goes out early in the morning, equipped with some thick, yellow dishwashing gloves, fireplace tongs, some worn out tennis shoes and an old tote bag, in search of the driest specimens.

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...I had the first "I'll

...I had the first "I'll always remember where I was" moments of my lifetime: I was in the cafeteria with my class watching as the Challenger exploded.

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...how to get to

...how to get to Arab Street?"

Public television's attempt to bring Big Bird and friends to Arab-Americans has been curbed by reluctant corporate sponsors -- and a wary immigrant community.

Three months ago founders of the famous children's show proposed a new program called "Sesame Neighborhood." It would take place in South Dearborn, off Warren, and provide an inside look at the life of a community that boasts a population estimated at anywhere from 150,000 to 300,000 people of Middle Eastern descent. The goal was to produce five half-hour shows that would be available for syndication on Public Television stations across the country.

But with every idea comes a demand for money. And in this case, the lack of corporate sponsors -- and a notable lack of financial commitment from a conflicted Arab-American community -- have kept "Sesame Neighborhood" from coming alive.

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January 27, 2004

My Hoosiers beat the Purdue

My Hoosiers beat the Purdue Boilermakers tonight 63-58 at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. This win keeps Indiana atop of the Big Ten standings.

Today I bet my boss at the law firm (who is a die hard Purdue fan) lunch that we'd win. He already emailed me asking where I'd like to go.

My response? Double or nothing--we play Purdue again on Valentine's Day at Mackey Arena (Purdue's home court). I want TWO lunches.

I know, I know...I should quit while I'm ahead. But, I'm a fan. And fans bet with their hearts, and not their heads.

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The Oscar nominations are out!

The Oscar nominations are out! Let the fun begin! Do I think the best always gets nominated? No. But, they are what they are, and they are still entertaining.

I'm sure many posts will follow as the date of the award ceremony approaches.

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I heard on the


I heard on the radio on my way to school today that Jordan Knight, of New Kids on the Block fame, will be in Indianapolis performing next week. I just never got in to them. I liked them alright, but didn't have any of their records, never went to their concerts, had no t-shirts, no posters--NOTHING.

My big obsession? Debbie Gibson! (Although now she's Deborah). I seriously wanted to be just like her. I even had her disgustingly sweet "Electric Youth" perfume. I immediately bought the sheet music to "Lost in Your Eyes" when it came out and played it on the piano. Then, when I found out she made the move to Broadway, I was completely sold.

The things we like when we are young.

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January 26, 2004

I had no idea


I had no idea that I had visited (or darn close) the real Cold Mountain until I read this article.

Its namesake motion picture was filmed an ocean away--in Romania.

When I was in high school my family, and my best friend and her family drove to Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville, the largest city in western North Carolina, is about 25 miles northeast of Cold Mountain. We stayed at the Grove Park Inn and toured the Biltmore Estate (which are both mentioned in the article).

It really was beautiful country.

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Hispanics Across America believes its

Hispanics Across America believes its new program, "Operation Rat Attack," will rid Joyce Kilmer Park, in NYC, of 10,000 rats within 30 days, the group's president, Fernando Mateo, said.

Yep, 10,000 rats in ONE park. Ugh.

The bait? Bacon, cheese, and peanut butter. Sound appetizing? Well, rats apparently think so -- and that's why two dozen boxes filled with the combination were put down as bait in a Bronx park yesterday by the advocacy group seeking to exterminate them.

"It's a very serious situation because people in that neighborhood cannot walk the sidewalks, nonetheless use the park," Mateo said.

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It took me about 10

It took me about 10 minutes to scrape off my car. What should have been a 30 minute commute took 50 minutes. Overall, however, I didn't think the roads were too bad--just slow.

I can't wait until I have a garage. My socks are soaking wet from baby-stepping to my car and wiping off all of that snow.

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