July 31, 2004

Revolting Fashion

I know everyone loves a good accessory, but this?

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Each bag is an extension of our body.
At last an epidermic, polysemic accessory,
a successful alchemy between captivating & repulsive
for a less accomodating yet terribly efficient fashion.

SkinBag

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Victoria Gotti

Tries to Clear Family Name

Mob relations aside, don't mess with Victoria Gotti. The curvy blonde raises three teenage boys by herself (ex-husband Carmine Agnello is in jail for racketeering and tax evasion) and cooks and cares for their huge Long Island home. She is the author of five books, a columnist at the celebrity publication "Star" and is starting her own magazine, "Red Carpet," where celebrities will write articles about their lives.

She's confrontational, quick-witted and isn't afraid to speak her mind no matter who she's talking to. Then again, she IS the daughter of deceased mob boss John Gotti.

"Look, I loved my father and I love my family," she told The Associated Press. "But this is my life. I don't represent anyone else, it's about me and my children, and I want to make sure they do good in their lives."

Gotti and her sons are the subject of the new reality show "Growing up Gotti," which premieres on A&E at 9:30 p.m. EST Monday. She said she did the show to clear up talk that she's "The Godmother" or that her family is the real-life Sopranos.

I saw the promo for this show last night and had to laugh. I'm not a reality television fan and just can't imagine this being a show - - but then I didn't think Paris Hilton walking around the Ozarks in Blahniks would be a show either and I was wrong in that case as she is on season two.

What's next?

A reality show featuring dental surgery?

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July 30, 2004

Hi! Thanks to all of my guest bloggers.

You all rock.

I miss you already.

Thank you for taking care of my little domain while I'm gone.

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Pretty in Pink

I don't (regularly) watch Big Brother. I have, however, inadvertently caught portions of several episodes this time around. I was actually shocked that the series was still alive - I think this is the 5th season. I watched most of the 1st one, but my interest waned and I didn't even catch who won.

What struck me the most about the 10 or so minutes I saw of last night's episode just before the Democratic convention? The hair accessories of Jase and Scott. They were both wearing their hair spiked up and had bright pink bandanas tied around their heads. I'm guessing this is the current trend, but I think they look stupid - especially since they match!!!

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Worst of the Web

You've heard of Best of the Web? Well, now Ryan has established a Worst of the Web feature.

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Pinger Fixed

Note to Lawren: I noticed that when I did a post it didn't auto ping Blogrolling or Blogchatter so I added them to your preferences in your setup so now when a post is made it will automatically update your status on blogrolls and lists so no more having to use the ping forms

Uptown Girl

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$50 For a Cup of Joe

Want a crappuccino?

The world's most expensive coffee, craved by java junkies around the globe and touted for its mellow flavour and chocolate taste, owes its attributes to the digestive system of a large Indonesian cat.

Massimo Marcone says his research proves the myth is true - that Kopi Luwak coffee beans, collected from the feces of the civet cat, really are improved by their travels through the animal's stomach and intestines.

"You're looking for a cappuccino. You could get a crappuccino," joked Massimo Marcone, an adjunct professor of food science in Guelph, Ont.

Marcone said he's the first scientist to research the claims of the $50-a-cup coffee. His findings will appear in the Food Research International Journal in September.

Marcone set out to see if Kopi Luwak beans, which sell for more than $600 a pound, are any different from uneaten coffee beans. Using an electron microscope, forensic fingerprinting and even an electronic nose machine, Marcone found the beans eaten by a civet were harder, more brittle, darker in colour and less bitter after passing through the cats' digestive system.

I'm not a coffee drinker so the idea of this completely escapes me. Having said that I don't think I'd pay even five cents for a drink that consists of something that was retrieved from the bowel movement of an animal.

I can't imagine going into a very nice restaurant and saying I'd love to have a cup of coffee with a beans from cat poop.

How appetizing.

Uptown Girl

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Lawren's Away - Let's Play!

Hi everyone

I'm pretty excited that Lawren asked me to be one of her guest bloggers while she is away. I've never done this before, but think it will be fine and a lot of fun.

For those who don't know me please allow me to take moment to introduce myself. I'm an Uptown Girl who has a blog over here.

Well enough about me - - I'll be back in a little bit with some posts and perhaps a bit of bloggy gossip.

Does anyone know any secrets about Lawren? You can share - - we won't tell anyone! lol

Uptown Girl

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July 29, 2004

Cookie check...

Don't mind me, but I figured as long as I had the keys I might as well try to fix the comments. I think I have them fixed, so that they remember you if you want. If anyone has a minute to check it out, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,

M@

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The long arm of the bunny...

So I saw this story, and I thought this would be great for Lawren's blog. I mean come on a bunch of frat boys throw a party, it gets out of hand, the cops bust it up, and on top of all of that they get sued by Playboy. That is pure blogging gold.

But in the end what caught my eye was the copyright line at the bottom of the story.

Copyright 2004 by wftv.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The word rewritten is what I'm having trouble with. It just struck me odd, are they trying to protect themselves from someone retyping the whole thing, word for word? Or are they being even more restrictive and implying that you can not paraphrase the content, or quote pieces of the text? Maybe I'm overthinking this a bit, but worst case do they even have the authority to revoke fair use of the article?

M@

p.s. Lawren, Nay thought there was no way she had passed after her big exam, but she did. So drink, have faith, and be glad you only have to wait until September to find out.

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It's over

Well guys, I survived. (Although judging by how awful I feel this morning, I'm not positive.)

I won't go into too much detail, but it was bad. The first day (essay day) wasn't too awful, but yesterday's multiple choice portion was a bitch. But, we all felt that way.

Now I just wait until the end of September to find out.

Thank you SO MUCH for all your good thoughts and prayers. I'm sure they helped.

UPDATE: For a detailed account of a fellow classmate's nightmarish New York bar exam experience, click here.

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July 28, 2004

Crazy Man

I am sending exam waves out to Lawren this morning as she enters her second and last day of taking the Indiana Bar Exam. Knock 'em dead, Lawren!

I encountered a guy on the parking garage elevator this morning who is also in the midst of taking the bar. He was chatting with a co-worker about how he'll see her at work tomorrow. What?!? Crazy. Possibly certifiably insane. Co-worker said "I thought you were supposed to take the rest of the week off after taking the bar exam." (I thought to myself: The rest of the week? Honey, I'll be taking the rest of the month and the entire following month off after I take the bar exam next year). Crazy Man responded, "Well, I'm hoping to head out of town next Friday so I thought I'd come in and get some work done."

Sheesh. Here's hoping all bar-takers get to take a little break after today.

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July 26, 2004

So long, farewell...

Well folks, I'm signing off for the next 2 days. I take the Indiana Bar Exam tomorrow and Wednesday. I've tried not to bore you with my bitching about this too much. I'm ready for it to be over, and to have my life back.

I'll post on Thursday and update you on how it went (and how hungover I'll be). After Thursday, I'm taking a 2 week blogging break. HOWEVER, I've arranged for some AWESOME guest bloggers while I'm away. (Hell, you'll probably like it better when I'm gone).

They'll start blogging either the next 2 days while I'm spewing my brains out on paper, or after I start my break. They'll all introduce themselves and they are all very diverse--so you certainly won't be bored.

Thanks for all your support thus far. It's almost over.

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Logo's Lineup


Logo, the new television network aimed at gays and lesbians, is working with Cher, Alan Cumming and Margaret Cho on new shows and plans two wedding programs.

A Viacom network that plans a February 17, 2005 launch, Logo detailed its programming strategy for the first time on Friday. Brian Graden, MTV/VH1 Entertainment president who's also working on Logo, said the outpouring of support has been thrilling.

Cher and her daughter, Chastity Bono, are working on "Family Outing," a series telling the stories of celebrities who came out as gay and lesbians.

Cumming has signed on for a musical cabaret series and Cho is expected to star in her own series, for which few details were available.

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Amish in the city


Television is not part of the traditional Amish world. But the Amish are now part of television, like it or not.

"Amish in the City" gives five young adults the chance to explore the big city and discover what life is like outside their Amish communities.

In the first two episodes of the UPN reality series, they hit the beach for sun and fun, visit a mall and cultivate sometimes uneasy relationships with six non-Amish sharing their temporary Hollywood Hills home.

--This could be very comical.

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Bringing home some bacon

Ashley Judd's husband hangs on to his manhood and brings in some $ for the family.

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July 25, 2004

Medical WTF?

Here is today's medical WTF:

An Iranian man who lost his keys 16 years ago was shocked to find they'd been embedded in his leg all along.

The 50-year-old man felt a strong pain in his leg and was taken to the hospital.

An X-ray showed the keys were lodged in his leg.

The man accidentally fired a rifle 16 years ago, injuring himself in the leg, says nbc10 news.

The bullet was removed but the keys that were lodged in his leg along with the bullet were left there.

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Would you like some dope with that?

A teenager says she found a partially smoked, quarter-inch long marijuana cigarette in her frozen yogurt parfait at a McDonald's in South Texas.

Valerie Valle, 16, of Round Rock and seven other family members were returning home Thursday from a weeklong vacation on South Padre Island when they stopped for breakfast, the Valley Morning Star in Harlingen reported Saturday.

Valle said she waited in line to return the parfait and replied "no thanks" when asked if she wanted another one. The restaurant refunded the money.

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The perfect summer treat

Guinness Stout Ice Cream

1 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Guinness stout

In a heavy saucepan whisk together the water and the cornstarch and simmer the mixture over moderate heat, whisking, for 2 minutes. Add the milks, the salt, and the sugar, heat the mixture over moderately low heat, whisking, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sugar is dissolved, and remove the pan from the heat. Let the mixture cool completely, stir in the Guinness, and freeze the mixture in an ice-cream freezer according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Makes about 1 quart.

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July 24, 2004

There was an old lady who gave birth to a shoe


Grammy-winning singer Erykah Badu gave birth to a daughter, Puma, earlier this month at her home in Dallas, with friends and family present, People magazine reported Thursday.

The baby was born on July 5, Badu's publicist confirmed to the magazine. Badu, 33, has declined to name the father. "She is a big baby," Badu's representative was quoted as saying.

Puma joins brother, Seven, 6, whose father is Andre Benjamin (Andre 3000 of the hip-hop group OutKast).

--How much weed does she smoke?

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