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November 30, 2003 

What Pattern Are You? Via

What Pattern Are You?

Via Jay Solo.

Posted by Lawren at 09:28 PM | Comments (0)

Well, I got my Secured

Well, I got my Secured Transactions take-home final completed. It was a bear, but it's done, and I don't care to think about that subject for a very long time (or at least until July when I take the bar exam).

Between that test and studying for my other finals, I did manage to see some movies.

My parents and I rented "The Life of David Gale." I realize that most of you who know me probably think I'm biased because it has my man, Kevin Spacey in it. But honestly, it's a really good movie. It was very interesting to me because Spacey's character is on death row, yet spent most of his life protesting the death penalty. I took the Law of the Death Penalty last year, so I actually knew a little bit about the subject. Anyway, the script could have been tighter, and I could have done without a few of the cliche activist moments, but overall, this movie had major moments of greatness. The acting by both Spacey and Laura Linney was superb. It's also one of those flicks where you're trying to figure out what the hell is going on, and constantly guessing what's going to happen. The end is awesome. One of those, "Oh my God" moments. I know the critics panned it, and I often agree with them--but not this time. This movie is worth seeing.

I also rented "Far From Heaven" with Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid. While I thought she was wonderful, and most likely deserved her Oscar nod for the picture, overall, I wasn't too impressed with the movie. It was a cross between "Jungle Fever" and "American Beauty."

Finally, I would HIGHLY recommend going to see "Love Actually." I'm usually not a huge fan of those mushy, feel-good movies that have no sense of reality. But this movie stays true to its title. It had its fair share of mush, but it's hysterical and sad in parts as well. And the ensemble cast is AWESOME. On an interesting note, Billy Bob Thornton plays the President of the United States. For those of you who have seen it, which president do you think his character was molded after?

Anyway, those are my movie opinions for the holiday weekend.

Posted by Lawren at 01:35 PM | Comments (0)

November 29, 2003 

A real life Hannibal the

A real life Hannibal the Cannibal story.

What a sicko. Wonder if he also had Chianti.

Posted by Lawren at 03:05 PM | Comments (0)

Some of my friends (who

Some of my friends (who don't have blogs, but read mine) have asked me how difficult blogging was. They seemed turned off by blogging because it just seemed too complicated. I tried to reassure them how easy it was (I had a good friend give me some tips and was there when I had questions).

However, nothing I say could possibly illustrate how easy and brainless blogging is better than checking this out--The Snoop Doggy Blog.

Yes kids, if Snoop can blog, my cat could blog.

This is sure to provide you all with endless laughs. It did me.

Posted by Lawren at 10:30 AM | Comments (1)

November 28, 2003 

1. Do you like to

1. Do you like to shop? Why or why not? Please. Is this really a question? I love shopping for myself and for others. It's so fun to give a great gift and see the look on someone's face.

2. What was the last thing you purchased? Hmmm.... I think it was a set of candles online that came with Christmas gift bags to give away at parties, the mailman, my trainer, etc.

3. Do you prefer shopping online or at an actual store? Why? I like both. I adore online shopping for its convenience. I usually even have decent luck with clothes. However, if you need to match something specific or are looking for something that you just need to try-on, you can't beat the actual store. (Preferably at an off time when it's not a zoo).

4. Did you get an allowance as a child? How much was it? I did. I can't remember exactly (Mom, you may have to help me on this one). I think it was $10 a week.

5. What was the last thing you regret purchasing? I ordered a pair of khaki pants online that didn't fit correctly from J. Crew. So, I had to send it back (And pay for shipping to send it back--one of the downfalls of online shopping).

Posted by Lawren at 02:20 PM | Comments (0)

November 27, 2003 

Happy Thanksgiving to one and

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!

I'll report back later as to my food intake, as well as who won the Mills Family Men v. Women game-off this afternoon (games yet to be determined, but if I have my way, it'll be Trivia Pursuit and Charades).


Posted by Lawren at 11:09 AM | Comments (0)

November 26, 2003 

While I'd like to think

While I'd like to think that I've given out some good tips and advice and the last few months, no one can compare to the taste (and cash) of Ms. O. That's right, Oprah came out with her "My Favorite Things" List (you know, the show where she gives out a gazillion dollars worth of stuff to her audience).

Check out Oprah's list here, for yourself!

Thanks for the tip, PJD.

Posted by Lawren at 01:08 PM | Comments (0)

November 25, 2003 

The Lord works in mysterious

The Lord works in mysterious ways. And sometimes, it seems, he lets the morons take care of themselves!

Posted by Lawren at 10:02 AM | Comments (0)

November 24, 2003 

Well, it seems I've had

Well, it seems I've had my 10,000th hit today. I'm pretty pleased with the way things have gone since my start-up in the beginning of September.

Thanks to all who have read!


Posted by Lawren at 09:38 AM | Comments (0)

"One day when my mother

"One day when my mother and father were singing together in the forest, a great storm blew up out of nowhere. But so passionate was their singing that they did not notice, nor did they stop as the rain began to fall, and when their voices rose for the final bars of the duet, a great bolt of lighting came out of the sky and struck my father so that he lit up like a torch. And at the same moment my father was struck dead my mother was struck dumb! She never spoke another word...."

Posted by Lawren at 08:55 AM | Comments (0)

November 23, 2003 

The Rock and Roll Hall

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees for 2004 have been announced. They include Jackson Browne, Prince, Bob Seger, and George Harrison (among others).

While all those on the list seem quite deserving of induction (I'm an especially big Bob Seger fan), how the hell is George Harrison JUST NOW getting nominated? I mean, The Clash and Elvis Costello got in BEFORE Harrison. That's just insane to me.

He was a musical genius and deserved being inducted, as a solo artist, long ago.

Posted by Lawren at 08:29 PM | Comments (1)

November 21, 2003 

Understatement: This guy had a

Understatement: This guy had a bad high.

Those people at D.A.R.E need to snatch him up on the speaker's circuit immediately! Oh wait...he probably can't talk.

Posted by Lawren at 08:42 PM | Comments (0)

Clinton has released a list

Clinton has released a list of his favorite books. What books made the cut? "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison. I have to agree with him on that one--it's a fabulous book.

But, the wife's "Living History"??? Please. He was just afraid of the beat-down that would fall upon him if he didn't rank it.

And this one I found particularly IRONIC: "Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics," by Reinhold Niebuhr. Umm, Bill. Did you ACTUALLY READ that one?


Posted by Lawren at 02:34 PM | Comments (0)

November 20, 2003 

Oh, I should be so

Oh, I should be so unfortunate...

Posted by Lawren at 06:35 PM | Comments (0)

Johnny Depp is the sexiest

Johnny Depp is the sexiest man alive? ARE YOU JOKING ME? Who voted for this?

Give me Redford, Newman, Clooney, Grant (that's Cary), ANY DAY!

Depp's greasy, stinky, and SHORT.

Bad choice.

Posted by Lawren at 10:14 AM | Comments (4)

November 19, 2003 

So I'm sitting at my

So I'm sitting at my desk working diligently on a family law outline, when I have a knock on my door. It's the maintenance man, Jason, who is here to do the annual vent cleaning. After he's done with the vents he says, "Lawren, there's a new rule that we have to put these stickers on the window portion of your sliding glass door." Before reading the sticker, I say, "Ok, sure. No problem." Gotta follow the rules right?

As he's cleaning up, I walk over to look at the sticker. 1) It's BIG, UGLY and has BRIGHT RED writing on it. 2) His boss told him it had to be RIGHT NEXT to the handle of the door, not down subtly in the corner, and 3) The sign reads: Balcony Weight Not to Exceed 1,500 pounds.

I'm thinking, "No shit Sherlock!" Now, if you saw my balcony, you'd know that having 4 people on it would be pushing the limit of being comfortable.

I asked Jason why the sudden need for a sticker to tell me something so freaking obvious. He said, "Well, another tenant was storing things out there--very heavy things--and his balcony started to cave in. And, he's suing the apartment complex."

It's a good thing Jason didn't know the guy's name.

Once again, when common sense fails us, we head to the legal system. It's got to be someone else's fault that I'm a huge giant dumbass, right?

I know I'm going into this profession, but I sure hope my common sense doesn't fail me in recognizing when someone should be held accountable for something and when someone shouldn't.

Posted by Lawren at 02:40 PM | Comments (0)

Ok folks, winter's weather is

Ok folks, winter's weather is upon us. I've found the best way to avoid dry, cracked, and chapped lips is to use Kiehl's Lip Balm Number #1 every night before I go to bed.

It contains allantoin and aloe vera to soothe, and squalane and vitamin oils to moisturize. The product is not tested on animals and even contains an SPF of 4 for when you're outside.

You can buy it at various stores that carry the Kiehl's line (Neiman Marcus, etc.) or online at the Kiehl's website.

Now all your kisses under the mistletoe will be perfect! :)

Posted by Lawren at 01:26 PM | Comments (0)

November 18, 2003 

Have you heard the latest?

Have you heard the latest? Bill Clinton is gonna strut his "stuff" on the catwalk.

From Ananova:

Bill Clinton is reportedly set to become the face of a men's clothing brand based in China.

The former US president will be paid around £1.3million to model for Fapai, in Wenzhou, eastern China.

According to Taiwan's United Daily News, Fapai chairman Peng Xing has been trying to enlist Clinton's endorsement for the last three years by sending him a selection of suits, shirts, ties and shoes.

Clinton, who was previously paid $400,000 to pose for Jiannanchun Co - an alcoholic drink made from distilled rice, will appear in the adverts from next year, reports

The company, which launched in 1997, has over 300 stores across Italy, France, Japan, Hong Kong and China.

Posted by Lawren at 07:00 PM | Comments (2)

The CANDLES (which stands for

The CANDLES (which stands for Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Experiments Survivors) Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana has burned down (apparently not by accident).

The museum was only an hour away from where I grew up.

The last line of the article is very interesting: "People think this doesn't happen in nice little places like Terre Haute, Indiana."
However, after growing up in southern Indiana, I have to say I've seen and heard some of the more racist, backward-thinking comments spoken there.

UPDATE: I agree wholeheartedly with Rita.

Posted by Lawren at 02:48 PM | Comments (1)

It's bad when someone's cell

It's bad when someone's cell phone goes off in class.

It's worse when someone's cell phone goes off in a theater.

But this is the worst.

Posted by Lawren at 08:47 AM | Comments (0)

November 17, 2003 

While driving to school today,

While driving to school today, I heard "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" on the radio. I about drove off the road. Isn't it a bit early for Christmas carols? I'm a HUGE fan of Christmas, but let's not get carried away.

UPDATE: Looks like I'm not the only one who feels this way.

Posted by Lawren at 09:06 PM | Comments (0)

You know the drill, folks.

You know the drill, folks.

"It's only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reason can be found."

PJD, you can't play this week. You're just too good, and we need to spread the joy around.

Posted by Lawren at 09:34 AM | Comments (0)

Broadway loses one of its

Broadway loses one of its greats, Dorothy Loudon, best known for her Tony-award winning role of Miss Hannigan in "Annie."

On the other hand, Broadway is getting a new, but in my opinion, much less talented addition this week: The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show models. Rumor has it that models in French maid costumes -- complete with stockings and garter -- are going to do a dance routine reminiscent of Bob Fosse's Broadway hit "Chicago."

Call me a purist, but I'll stick with Ann Reinking and Bebe Neuwirth any day.

Posted by Lawren at 09:02 AM | Comments (0)

November 16, 2003 

I had a great weekend

I had a great weekend w/ some of my friends from college in town. As for today, I'm tired, dehydrated, and knee-deep in outlines for finals. I'm also thoroughly uninteresting, so blogging will resume tomorrow.

Posted by Lawren at 02:03 PM | Comments (0)

November 14, 2003 

1. Using one adjective, describe

1. Using one adjective, describe your current living space. Hodge-podge

2. Using two adjectives, describe your current employer. Kind, educated.

3. Using three adjectives, describe your favorite hobby/pasttime. Invigorating, glorious, relaxing.

4. Using four adjectives, describe your typical day. Crammed, planned, rushed, interesting.

5. Using five adjectives, describe your ideal life. Blessed, fulfilled, maternal, daring, laughter-filled.

Posted by Lawren at 03:41 PM | Comments (0)

To the cheers of women

To the cheers of women everywhere, a wife made her husband sign a contract to bathe daily.

I particularly enjoyed reading about the consequences if the contract is breached: the husband will be barred from living at home for one month if he breaches the agreement three times.

Fellas, do we really need to FORCE you to shower?? What is this world coming to?

Posted by Lawren at 10:30 AM | Comments (0)

November 13, 2003 

What?? Where the hell have

What?? Where the hell have I been? Britney and Lloyd Dobbler!! (Say Anything fans will appreciate that one).

He's WAY too talented for her.

Story, here.

Posted by Lawren at 08:42 AM | Comments (0)

I think this fellow Hoosier

I think this fellow Hoosier took the "How to Look Really Guilty 101" class from Scott Peterson.

Posted by Lawren at 08:40 AM | Comments (0)

November 12, 2003 

When you have car trouble,

When you have car trouble, do you do nothing but curse and whimper, and pray that your AAA membership hasn't expired? Well, I have the solution for you.

Barbara K. invented the Roadside Safety Kit precisely for those special moments when the car does, um, whatever you don't want it to do.

Designed especially for women, the eleven-piece kit comes in a handy and sorta-chic bag (which fits in the trunk) and contains the tools that will manage most unforeseen bumps in the road: jumper cables, a lantern, gloves, a tire gauge ... Best of all, it comes with a trusty (and unintimidating) instruction manual, so you'll know what the heck to do with them.

Available here.

This would be a great Christmas gift!

Posted by Lawren at 12:32 PM | Comments (0)

It's interesting to see what

It's interesting to see what happens when men get insecure. This new show is what happens.

The show's premise is that the "Flab 4" teaches a succession of gay men how to pass as heterosexuals. That's funny. I don't recall the FAB 5 EVER trying to make any of the heterosexual men to pass as gay men. They were just helping them to (God forbid) clean up a bit to impress their women a bit more.

Posted by Lawren at 10:33 AM | Comments (0)

It's just unnecessary. I'm happy

It's just unnecessary.

I'm happy with my three.

Posted by Lawren at 10:26 AM | Comments (0)

November 11, 2003 

Joe Lieberman should not be

Joe Lieberman should not be auditioning for the Broadway cast of "Oklahoma" anytime soon.

Sing it with me the tune of "Oklahoma"

"T-O-N-E D-E-A-F...Lieberman's tone deaf! YEAH!"

(Note: You need to turn your sound up for this one) Click here.

Posted by Lawren at 09:25 PM | Comments (0)

A group of New Jersey

A group of New Jersey senior citizens spent the day rockin' out to the Boss. Gathered in chairs in the Tides Cafe cafeteria, about 80 residents skipped the afternoon bridge game to participate in what was billed as a series of contests but evolved instead into swapping tales about brushes with Bruce — however distant.

I bet it was a jammin' good time. (Hope no one broke a hip).

Full story, here.

Posted by Lawren at 04:33 PM | Comments (0)

I honor and salute all

I honor and salute all those who have served, and those who are currently serving. Thank you for fighting for freedom.

Have a veteran in your family? Give them a call today or send them an e-card.

Some moving tributes over the blog-o-sphere:
Lori at Downtown Chick Chat

Sgt. Hook

Kim du Toit

Josh Claybourn

Discount Blogger

Jen Speaks

I had a tear-up shmuck moment on the way to school today. I was driving down Meridian street and saw a man, about 50-years old, out jogging down the street with one of the biggest American flags I'd ever seen waving over his head. Coincidentally, they were playing Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" on the radio. Gave me chills.

Posted by Lawren at 08:35 AM | Comments (0)

November 10, 2003 

Had I not been adding

Had I not been adding up the mountain of money I'm going to be shelling out soon for Bar review, PMBR Review, fee for filling out bar application, fee for sitting for the bar, and money I've already spent on MPRE review and sitting for the MPRE, this might have sounded like a bad idea.

Posted by Lawren at 10:38 PM | Comments (0)

Leave it to China to

Leave it to China to come up with this way to spend government dollars.

Posted by Lawren at 06:06 PM | Comments (1)

This just makes me want

This just makes me want to cry.

Posted by Lawren at 03:15 PM | Comments (0)

Loyal reader of my blog,

Loyal reader of my blog, Amanda Yonnally, has written an AWESOME description of Law School Barbie in response to the Hoosier Barbie post I made Sunday. I couldn't resist posting it. It's dead-on! :)

Law School Barbie:
This Barbie comes complete with a roly-bag, a trendy handbag full of highlighters, and a venti Starbucks skinny caramel latte. Law School Barbie also comes with an array of conservative suits, a one-page resume, and an attitude. She is sold separately from Law School Ken. She couldn't possibly find time for dating between her classes, clerking, law review, moot court, and studying, and besides, Ken is too competitive. Law School Barbie is smart and savvy and ready to hit the next Schmooze and Booze Event to enhance her impressive network.

Posted by Lawren at 09:10 AM | Comments (0)

Try to name movie, character,

Try to name movie, character, speaker.

"Don't fu*k with me fellas. This ain't my first time at the rodeo."

Posted by Lawren at 08:27 AM | Comments (0)

November 09, 2003 

Those of you not from

Those of you not from Indiana probably won't enjoy this as much...but I couldn't resist posting it (Thanks, Miss Dobbs). The forward didn't include a description of a Vincennes (where I grew up) Barbie, but I think it would most resemble Greenwood Barbie.

Mattel announces the release of models of Limited Edition Barbie Dolls for the Indianapolis Market:

Carmel Barbie: This Princess Barbie is only sold at the Fashion Mall. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade handbags, a Lexus, a longhaired foreign dog, named "Honey", and an over-priced house. Available with or without a tummy tuck and face-lift. Therapist Ken available. Workaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with augment version. Fantasy Ken sold separately during the afternoons at local motels. Toys and accessories sold at adult bookstores.

Noblesville Barbie: This trendy homemaker Barbie is available with your choice of Lexus SUV or Ford Windstar minivan. Her vehicle will not move
unless there are no objects in front of the vehicle for 100 yards, causing traffic jams. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation or secondary education. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately. Optional matching gym outfit in plus sizes only. Noblesville Ken and her come with matching Colts jerseys. He drives to the games. She drives home. It takes her 45 minutes longer.

Castleton Barbie: Has freshness date on package. Do not buy after that date or product may be spoiled rotten. Comes with no Appreciation on how the "other" 95% live. Does not have career or an idea of what makes her happy. When bought in conjunction with Hard Working Ken she will change her appearance.....will gain 75 lbs., will cut her hair, will become an avid church-goer, and belittle anyone who crosses her. No one including Ken is right, ever. Ken's head melts after 17 years.

Speedway Barbie: This model is only available at the JC Penney Catalog Store or at any parochial school bazaar. It cannot be purchased on Saturday night (because of Trivia nights) and Sundays (Sunday school picnics). It comes with a case of Strohs Beer, pork steaks, a recipe for Hash Brown Casserole, a 1987 Plymouth Voyager and one cell phone (circa 1982, big as a toaster) for the whole family with 15 anytime minutes. She is wearing the latest fashion from Target that she wore on Easter Sunday. It also comes with Ken (wearing the latest soccer T-shirt two sizes too small), a sack of White Castles and a 72 ounce Big Gulp.

East Side Barbie: This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9 mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife, a Chevy with tinted windows and her own Meth Lab kit. This Barbie also comes with 6 children by four different Kens. This model is available after dark and can be paid for only in cash--preferably small, untraceable bills. Unless you're a cop. Then we don't know what you're talking about!

Fishers Barbie: This yuppie Barbie comes with a choice of a BMW sports car or a souped up Hummer 2.0 Included is her Starbucks cup, credit cards and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and private School Skipper. But you can't afford them anyway. This edition is available in Naples, FL, but only during spring break.

Greenwood Barbie: This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR shirt and has a tattoo of a Tweety bird on her shoulder. She has big, stiff hair, a six-pack of Coors Light and a Hank Williams, Jr., CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and can kick mullet-haired Kenny doll's ass when she's drunk. Purchase her pickup separately and get its Confederate flag bumper stickers absolutely free. Comes with personal concealed gun license.

Geist Barbie: This collagen injected, rhino plastic Barbie wears a leopard-print ski outfit and drinks cosmopolitans while she entertains friends at the club. Limited clothing available. Designer mini-skirts and CFM'S constitute 90% of her wardrobe. Percocet prescription available. Elderly Ken completes this set. Pre-Nup papers as worthless as the Chinese-made paper they are printed on.

Broad Ripple Barbie: This doll is made of actual tofu, has long gray hair and arch-less feet, sandals with white socks, no makeup and a mutt. She prefers that you call her "Willow". She thinks Wellstone was a republican.

Kokomo Barbie: This tobacco chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased her beer-gutted boyfriend out of Muncie Barbie's house. Her make-up is dark red lip liner with your choice of lips covered in a sparkly pink or no fill-in at all. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans with assorted colored G-strings that stick out the back and a white see-through halter-top. Accessories include: CD player equipped with Bon Jovi and a rusty old Ford pickup.

Muncie Barbie: This Barbie is the same model of Barbie that was released in 1982. She comes with shoulder pads, dark polyester skirt, white pantyhose and a bad haircut.

Posted by Lawren at 02:48 PM | Comments (0)

November 08, 2003 

The best part of this

The best part of this story most likely was the author's name.

Posted by Lawren at 09:10 AM | Comments (0)

November 07, 2003 

...about the crying game." Lock-up

...about the crying game."

Lock-up style.

UPDATE: See the picture (if you dare), here.

Thanks for the tip, Heidi S.

Posted by Lawren at 03:39 PM | Comments (0)

Here's the Friday Five: 1.

Here's the Friday Five:

1. What food do you like that most people hate? Brussel sprouts and escargot (not together though)

2. What food do you hate that most people love? Cake--I absolutely HATE cake. I've always had birthday pie. Baked beans and potato salad. And tomatoes. I'm not the best at a picnic.

3. What famous person, whom many people may find attractive, is most unappealing to you? Brad Pitt. GROSS.

4. What famous person, whom many people may find unappealing, do you find
Kevin Spacey. There's just somethin' about that guy.

5. What popular trend baffles you? Beanie Babies. And those awful headbands that people put on infants.

Posted by Lawren at 09:20 AM | Comments (0)

November 06, 2003 

Can someone explain this to

Can someone explain this to me? (courtesy of

ROMULUS, Mich. — Television talk show host Montel Williams (search) was fined $100 after authorities at Detroit Metropolitan Airport found him with marijuana paraphernalia.

Williams, who has multiple sclerosis (search), has been prescribed medicinal marijuana (search) to treat the disease, The Detroit News reported. The 47-year-old paid the fine Monday night, boarded a flight and left Michigan.

"He has prescriptions for many different medications for MS," a statement on his behalf read. "One of the medications he has been prescribed to alleviate his chronic pain is medical marijuana."

Messages from The Associated Press seeking comment from producers of Williams' talk show weren't immediately returned.

Airport police referred calls to airport spokesman Mike Conway, who declined to comment on the matter.

Posted by Lawren at 03:16 PM | Comments (0)

November 05, 2003 

Those of you that know

Those of you that know me can't possibly be surprised....

You're Condi!
You are Condoleezza Rice! You are the black,
female version of Bush, developed in Karl
Rove's secret laboratory.

Which member of the Bush Administration are you?
brought to you by Quizilla

Posted by Lawren at 05:37 PM | Comments (0)

I'm sure a lot of

I'm sure a lot of men will attend this lovely display.

Posted by Lawren at 04:02 PM | Comments (0)

You like to economize. Pinch

You like to economize. Pinch a penny now and then. Save a buck or two.

Put another way, you're pretty much a total tightwad. No, really. Your friends call you Thrifty McCheapskate behind your back.

When others spring for cashmere, you snort with disapproval. But what if you could get it for less than your average acrylic knockoff? Isaac Mizrahi has found a way to make hats, scarves, and gloves from 100 percent cashmere for prices so low even you can't turn your nose up at it. Available at Target, the bright, fun stripes of pink, orange, red, and yellow will cheer up even the gloomiest winter day. And at prices like these -- $14.99 to $19.99 -- you can buy sets for all your friends this holiday season.

It just may relieve you of that nickname once and for all.

Posted by Lawren at 08:53 AM | Comments (0)

November 04, 2003 

All I have to say

All I have to say is, "What the hell?????????????"

Posted by Lawren at 08:11 AM | Comments (0)

November 03, 2003 

You put your right foot

You put your right foot out.
You put your right foot in, and you shake it all about
You try to hokey pokey but you fall right to your knees
And your doc's begging, "Don't sue me please!"

Can you say, "malpractice"?

Posted by Lawren at 10:11 PM | Comments (0)

I'll be cheering on Average

I'll be cheering on Average Jay and Average David!

Should I be offended that Indiana has not one, but TWO contestants in the running for title of "Average Joe"?

Posted by Lawren at 06:31 PM | Comments (0)

I'm all for a good

I'm all for a good bargain, but fellas, is anyone so cheap (or teeny) that they'd sign up for this?

Posted by Lawren at 10:34 AM | Comments (0)

If you can name the

If you can name the actor and actress, you receive bonus points!

Male: How many husbands have you had?
Female: Mine or other womens'?
Male: Yours!
Female: Five, yes just the five. Husbands should be like Kleenex: soft, strong, and disposable.

Posted by Lawren at 08:54 AM | Comments (0)

November 02, 2003 

I'm so pleased to announce

I'm so pleased to announce that a buddy of mine from college, Drew Powell, recently finished shooting his first feature film: Starship Troopers II.

Because he was three years older than I was, I only had the opportunity to do one play with him. But in that time, his upbeat attitude, loyalty to his friends, and his faith in God impressed me from the start. He has an amazingly witty sense of humor as well, and I don't think he will ever take himself too seriously--even though stardom has started to kick in. For instance, upon graduating from DePauw, he passed up a lucrative job in St. Louis for a position as a youth director at a North Hollywood church. He's always known he's wanted to act, but will never take a shortcut or compromise what he believes in.

I was thrilled to watch him on Malcolm in the Middle, and I can't wait to see his new movie!

Please read the full story, here.

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November 01, 2003 

You're still #1 worst in

You're still #1 worst in my book, Christina.

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