Tuesday, November 27, 2007

My GOP prediction

I've been watching Gov. Mike Huckabee and his presidential campaign for a while now, and I am ready to go out on a limb and say, "Forget Rudy, Forget Romney, Mike Huckabee is going to be the Republican candidate for president."

If you haven't heard it before, then you heard it hear first!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Recognize this guy?

Do you recognize this guy? He's about to be Australia's new Climate Change Minister...and he's a great dancer (just ask my brother).

Saturday, November 24, 2007

What I'm reading...

It's been a very relaxing day at home...nothing to do (yeah!) but read and watch a little TV (and some housework, but that's not interesting).

So, between catching up - and freeing up some space on my Tivo - on Grey's Anatomy and The Hills, I've been reading. Here's today's reading list:

Radar Magazine
Real Simple Magazine
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

And, I am about to start the long-awaited (for me, anyway) new novel from Richard Russo, The Bridge of Sighs.

I haven't had a weekend at home in more than a month...I'm enjoying it!

(We did also watch the movie, The TV Set - two thumbs up)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I'm going to miss The Office...

...while the writers are on strike! Here they are on the picket line:

I guess Mindy (aka Kelly on The Office) is also going to need to watch what she buys and blogs about on her great site: Things I Bought that I Love

Senator Kennedy reminds me why I like him

From Talking Points Memo and the Washington Post:

Schumer and Feinstein said they took solace in Mukasey's assurances that he would enforce any future waterboarding ban passed by Congress. That argument prompted a robust retort from Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).

"He will, in fact, enforce the laws that we pass in the future? Can our standards have really sunk so low?" Kennedy said. "Enforcing the law is the job of the attorney general. It's a prerequisite, not a virtue." . . .

Friends in moderately-high places

A friend of mine from LA is a TV writer and producer, and once the strike started, I wondered what he was up to. Well, he's in a photo in the New York Times, as he put it, "in the photo behind the famous guy."

Here's the shot - my friend, Tim, is in the red shirt, in the Boston baseball cap - and the story from the New York Times!

Family News

My little brother had his second daughter yesterday. The family is glowing!

Pat Robertson Endorses Rudy Guiliani?!

Wow. Read my Plunderbund post here, and catch up on the coverage here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


My favorite tidbits about the Writers' strike:

1) Jon Stewart is paying his writers from his own pocket for the next two weeks (love him!!) - UPDATE: this may just be a rumor...check the link for updates from Portfolio.

2) A group from the Laborers Union came to show the writers how to picket - there were cheers of "No moolah, no ha-ha!"

3) I might actually have time to catch up on TV shows! The first season of Friday Night Lights and the series Wonderfalls are each in my Netflix que...as well as the TV show Grosse Pointe, starring one of my friends :) If it goes on longer, maybe I can even catch up on movies! (John - thanks for catching my typo!)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Vacation Photos

Here are some shots...

Beautiful beach sunset; Aruba underwater; Me, Keith and friends...