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February 29, 2004 

Hope everyone is gearing up

Hope everyone is gearing up for the Oscars. I'm anticipating Billy Crystal to be as funny as ever.

Posted by Lawren at 05:21 PM | Comments (0)

All I have to say

All I have to say about last night is that Steak 'n Shake at 1 in the morning is a VERY good thing. MMMMM!!!

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

February 28, 2004 

The law school ladies are

The law school ladies are coming by my place in a few. We're going to do some tax problems for our Income Tax class. (So fun, let me tell you).

But then...

We're hitting the northside Martini establishments. Here's where we're headed:

Blue Martini

The Velvet Lounge

Vapour Lounge

Could be a late one! Thank goodness for cabs!

Posted by Lawren at 05:40 PM | Comments (0)

That's driving under the influence

That's driving under the influence of horniness.

Andre Gainey found out the hard way that in the state of New York it's illegal to drive while watching porn.

Police said the 35-year old man from Clifton Park, New York, was watching a adult movie called "Chocolate Foam" on Tuesday night while driving his Mercedes Benz in the town of Schenectady when he was spotted by an officer at a stop light.

Police spokesman Pete Frizoni said detectives pulled Gainey over when they saw the movie playing on screens embedded in the car's headrests. When they confronted him, they saw another screen in the passenger-side visor was facing Gainey, allowing him to watch the movie while driving.

The case is thought to be the first of its kind in New York, said Joe Pichi, a spokesman for the for the state's Department of Motor Vehicles.

"Our biggest problem is illegal cell phone use while driving," Pichi said. "Drivers should be driving."

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

My friend Shelley and I

My friend Shelley and I went to see "Lost in Translation" last night. It was also the premiere of "Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights" at the same theater. Aside from the billion middle school children running around, they had live salsa dancing. Needless to say, it was a zoo.

The movie was very odd. That's not to say that I didn't like it, because I did. It's just not a movie for everyone. The acting was superb. If Murray wins an Oscar, it certainly wouldn't be undeserved (although I think Penn has it in the bag). Coppolla is a very artistic and surreal director, but I don't think she pushes herself too far. You can see aspects similarities in both "The Virgin Suicides" and "Lost in Translation." What I do like though is that the movie is not bound to dialogue--much of the movie has no dialogue or long dramatic pauses, but you can gather so much from the looks on the two actors' faces.

Posted by Lawren at 10:27 AM | Comments (0)

February 27, 2004 

I'm a bit perturbed with

I'm a bit perturbed with my local paper, The Indianapolis Star.

One of the Star's writers gave the movies "The Passion of the Christ" and "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" the SAME star rating--3 stars.

Are they serious?

Posted by Lawren at 02:29 PM | Comments (0)

...OUCH! An Ohio woman has


An Ohio woman has given birth to sextuplets - all born within 60 seconds.

I guess if you're gonna have that many, the quicker the better!

Posted by Lawren at 09:56 AM | Comments (0)

February 26, 2004 

Please submit entries to the

Please submit entries to the first-ever MPS Caption Contest!!

I'll announce the winner in a few days! :)

Posted by Lawren at 11:49 PM | Comments (1)

Four men have been fined

Four men have been fined $300 each for removing testicles from a bull statue in the Australian beef capital, Rockhampton.

Police charged the men, all aged in their 20s, with willful damage after they found the testicles in their car.

Were they jealous of the bull's size?

Posted by Lawren at 12:14 PM | Comments (0)

Carl Anderson, the actor and

Carl Anderson, the actor and singer best known for his stage and film portrayal of Judas in the rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar," has died of leukemia at age 58, his manager said on Wednesday.

The part of Judas in "Jesus Christ Superstar" was originated on Broadway in 1971 by Ben Vereen, but Anderson stepped into the role when Vereen fell ill, and the two performers later took turns playing the role.

I thought Anderson was just phenomenal in the movie. Many people objected to the way in which Judas was portrayed in the show (more as a victim). However, whether you agree with that decision or not (not trying to get in a major religious debate here), he nailed the part. You really began to feel his angst and torment by the end.

Posted by Lawren at 12:07 PM | Comments (0)

February 25, 2004 

Ethan Hawk re: his probable

Ethan Hawk re: his probable divorce with wife Uma Thurman: "Martin Luther King Jr. suffered from infidelity; so did John F. Kennedy. You're more likely to find great leadership coming from a man who likes to have sex with a lot of women than one who's monogamous."

Call me naive, but I believe a real man can lead and keep his pants zipped.

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

I'm just torn up about

I'm just torn up about this.

Posted by Lawren at 11:43 AM | Comments (1)

As you know, I periodically

As you know, I periodically post about new buzzwords that I hear from my hip friends in NYC. Here are some of the latest:

helicopter girl/boyfriend
(n.) A significant other who finds it necessary to hover around his or her mate at all times. ("I'd love to come to girls' night, but my helicopter probably won't let me out of his sight.")

(n.) A meeting whose sole purpose is to discuss why a deadline was missed or a project failed and who was responsible.

(adj.) Used to describe someone who is way too old for what he or she is wearing; see also senile. ("That 45-year-old woman in those low-cut jeans? Is she crazy or just teenile?")

mouse potato
(n.) The wired generation's answer to the couch potato.

karat dangler
(n.) A woman who finds it of utmost importance to flaunt her engagement/wedding ring at all times. ("Who does that karat dangler think she's impressing? Like I've never seen a rock before.")

(n.) The residual stuff stuck to you after a bikini wax.

Posted by Lawren at 08:43 AM | Comments (0)

February 24, 2004 

So my aunt recommended this

So my aunt recommended this store to me the other day. She said, "It has tons of fun clothing, for your age, Lawren." Ok, great. I checked it out today.

I walked in--very cute stuff. I went to the first rack and picked up a jacket I just loved. $648. Ok. So I just grabbed one of the few things totally out of my range, right?


Without boring you with everything I took off the rack, let's just say that the cheapest thing in the whole place was a $48 candle.

Maybe in about 10 years I can afford a place like that. Sheesh. Maybe my aunt forgot to look at the price tags when she was in there.

Posted by Lawren at 09:01 PM | Comments (0)

Click here for MSN's worst

Click here for MSN's worst Oscar fashions of all-time.

My vote is for this one: What the HELL was Bob Mackie smoking?

(Go to the earlier link to see this disaster full-sized).

Posted by Lawren at 11:38 AM | Comments (0)

As most of you that

As most of you that read my blog know, I'm a conservative.

However, this just pains me. He's really starting to make me nervous.

Posted by Lawren at 10:27 AM | Comments (0) still "A," but now still "A," but now it stands for ALCOHOL.

Repeat offenders of Illinois' drinking and driving laws could soon be given a "scarlet letter" - a brightly colored license plate to point out their criminal history to police and other drivers.

The measure is one of several bills the Legislature will consider that would toughen the state's drunken driving laws. Among other proposals: Reducing the state's blood alcohol limit from 0.08 percent to 0.06 percent, making it the lowest in the country.

Watch out! They are cracking down in IL!

Posted by Lawren at 09:16 AM | Comments (0)

Tennis star Anna Kournikova turned

Tennis star Anna Kournikova turned heads when she walked the red carpet with actor Mickey Rourke to celebrate Light nightclub's second anniversary at the Bellagio resort.

Publicists swore the two were just friends.

Wasn't he the dude in "9 1/2 Weeks?" Wonder how they "met."

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

I have some creeping crud

I have some creeping crud sickness. Had a sore throat yesterday. Today I feel like my head isn't attached to my body.

I went to bed at 9:30 last night (hadn't done that in YEARS), and when my alarm went off this morning at 6, I felt like I had just gone to bed.

Hope it passes soon...

Posted by Lawren at 09:03 AM | Comments (0)

February 23, 2004 

A six-year-old girl with an

A six-year-old girl with an IQ of 138 has become the youngest current member of Mensa, the organization has confirmed.

Posted by Lawren at 03:29 PM | Comments (0)

Proof that there really is

Proof that there really is a website for everything: Men Who Look Like Kenny Rogers

Complete with photo galleries and a corn muffin recipe!

Posted by Lawren at 11:44 AM | Comments (0)

Click here for why Judi

Click here for why Judi made me laugh outloud this morning!

Happy Monday, all!

Posted by Lawren at 08:59 AM | Comments (0)

It was perfect. His name

It was perfect.

His name is John. That's all we needed to know.

So happy I was able to watch with some of my girlfriends.

It was a good show.

Posted by Lawren at 12:20 AM | Comments (0)

February 22, 2004 

I sure hope so.

I sure hope so.

And while I'm excited to see what happens, I'm dreading that it's the last show.

On tap for me today: my college friend Leslie is coming in to town from Chicago and staying with me tonight. She's doing her MBA as well as working, so today we're going to do some major homework. Then we'll head to the store, and buy some appetizers.

The law school gang (Shel, Kel, Heidi, Polly, and Jaime) are coming over around 7 pm. We'll start the food, wine, and cosmos. Then at 8 pm, we'll start watching the beginning of the end.

Posted by Lawren at 10:41 AM | Comments (0)

Scarlett Johansson, who gained critical

Scarlett Johansson, who gained critical notice for her films "Lost in Translation" and "Girl With a Pearl Earring," is now being noticed by the fashion world.

The 19-year-old actress will be the face of a new Calvin Klein fragrance that will hit the market in the fall.

Posted by Lawren at 10:17 AM | Comments (0)

February 21, 2004 

Blogging will most likely be

Blogging will most likely be light today--the folks are in town.

Today lunch with the parents. Then Mom is getting a haircut and a highlight so Dad and I have to occupy ourselves. I think I'll take him to a bar to watch some basketball games. Or maybe to HH Gregg to look at flatscreen TV's. (He's been looking in to getting one).

My parents are moving to Indianapolis this summer. There is a party tonight at the development where they are moving. Not all of the houses are done yet (my parents' place won't be done until July), but most (if not all) of the lots are sold, so the development is having a party at the clubhouse so the neighbors can start to get to know each other.

Posted by Lawren at 11:06 AM | Comments (0)

February 20, 2004 

Click here for the world's

Click here for the world's most miserable sweater model.

Posted by Lawren at 11:27 AM | Comments (0)

A Broadway revival of David

A Broadway revival of David Mamet's play "Glengarry Glen Ross" set to open in early 2005.

Posted by Lawren at 11:15 AM | Comments (0)

Friday Five: When was the

Friday Five:

When was the last time you...

1. ...went to the doctor? About 4 months ago.

2. ...went to the dentist? Just this past December.

3. ...filled your gas tank? This morning on my way to school.

4. enough sleep? Can't even remember a time...

5. ...backed up your computer? I think never. Yikes!

Posted by Lawren at 09:22 AM | Comments (0)

A farmer who wants to

A farmer who wants to build a 1,650-cow dairy farm about 20 miles east of Muncie drank a glass of water with a drop of manure in it to prove the waste material is safe.

During a public hearing Wednesday, Tony Goltstein, a Dutch immigrant, drank the mixture in front of a surprised crowd of about 200 people at the Randolph County Fairgrounds.

Isn't there another way to prove the waste was safe?

Posted by Lawren at 09:16 AM | Comments (0)

And one more "respected" entertainer

And one more "respected" entertainer turns to the whackjobs at the Church of Scientology to guide her brazen life: none other than Courtney Love.

Posted by Lawren at 06:27 AM | Comments (0)

Who says you have to

Who says you have to be unproductive and depressed after a break-up? Not these ladies!

Posted by Lawren at 06:25 AM | Comments (0)

February 19, 2004 

Work on my law review

Work on my law review paper....


Watch "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Bravo for the 4,863 time.

Decisions, decisions.

Posted by Lawren at 08:18 PM | Comments (0)

I'm usually a huge fan

I'm usually a huge fan of designer Marc Jacobs. (Not like I can afford any of his clothes myself, but I love what I see in the magazines).

BUT, I give two thumbs down to his new shirt.

Jacobs has designed a series of T-shirts with a print of New York senator Hillary Clinton's smiling face superimposed on colors ranging from hot pink to dark brown, vaguely reminiscent of Andy Warhol's iconic series of Marilyn Monroe prints.

For a mere $60, you can wear Hilbaby on your chest. I'll pass.

UPDATE: Yale Diva agrees.

Posted by Lawren at 03:13 PM | Comments (0)

Tired of being angry

Tired of being angry with IU's coaching? Here's a great outlet for your frustration: WEAR IT! Head over to Josh's online store and pick up a lovely "Fire Mike Davis" shirt or perhaps a "Because I love IU, I hate Mike Davis" mug.

I miss Bobby. :(

Posted by Lawren at 07:24 AM | Comments (0)

February 18, 2004 

Oldest drivers more likely to

Oldest drivers more likely to die in crashes. No shit.

Posted by Lawren at 05:15 PM | Comments (0)

Workers accused Britain's biggest brewer

Workers accused Britain's biggest brewer of "corporate greed" yesterday after it announced the closure of a 148-year-old city centre brewery.

Scottish & Newcastle plans to shut the Fountain Brewery in Edinburgh, a site with considerable real estate potential, by the end of the year with the loss of 170 jobs.

A local citizen stated: "The Fountainbridge brewery has been part of the Edinburgh scene for 150 years and our thoughts must be with the employees and their families as this landmark site is set to disappear."

Very sad. I met an old man who worked there while I was sitting with friends in a pub in Edinburgh. I hope he has retired by now or has another job.

Posted by Lawren at 11:01 AM | Comments (0)

It's not over til it's

It's not over til it's over. And it looks like "Sex and the City" won't necessarily end with the final episode on Sunday.

Variety says the show's writer and executive producer is writing a big-screen movie about Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte. And Variety says deals are being worked out now with Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis.

Posted by Lawren at 10:57 AM | Comments (0)

So the time has come

So the time has come to order my law school graduation invitations. The school already has that all set-up with a vendor, so we just go online and order. Well in one portion, you have to put a quote. They have a bunch of canned, stupid quotes about happy clouds where dreams can fly, etc. (you get the picture).

Well, I didn't want just any old quote on my invites. You could make up your own. I thought about: "I survived the hell," but I didn't think that was too appropriate to send out to my employer and grandparents.

I did some searching and settled on this one: "Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, happiness, which is everything in this world." -Blaise Pascal

What do you think?

Posted by Lawren at 09:13 AM | Comments (0)

February 17, 2004 

A "model pupil" has admitted

A "model pupil" has admitted baking a cannabis cake which put ten teachers in hospital.

This actually happens, folks! When I was a freshman in high school, I was in my school's production of "The Sound of Music." The Sunday before we ran the show, we had an all day double-run. The director always had everyone pitch-in something so people would have something to eat since we were usually there for at least 12 hours straight. This dumbass guy who was running the sound board baked pot brownies. Little did ANY of the people know. It sent several people to the hospital--INCLUDING the little cuties who were playing the VonTrapp children.

Glad I don't have a sweet tooth!

Posted by Lawren at 10:17 PM | Comments (0)

I'm sure I'm the LAST

I'm sure I'm the LAST person on the planet to upgrade from Windows ME to Windows XP. But MAN! It's great! Everything loads so much more quickly.

What are the other benefits?

Posted by Lawren at 10:08 PM | Comments (0)

The head partner stopped me

The head partner stopped me while I was gettnig coffee a while ago to tell me that I look like and remind him of the girl on "My Big, Fat, Obnoxious Fiance."

I've never seen the show. Is this a good thing? I'm a little nervous...

Posted by Lawren at 01:45 PM | Comments (1)

Happy Birthday, Dad!! I'm sure

Happy Birthday, Dad!!

I'm sure he's enjoying himself since he's on a golf trip in Florida.

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

Yes, bedbugs are making

Yes, bedbugs are making a comeback in hotels, according to experts. No, these are not lice, fleas or scabies. These are those old bugs from medieval times that likely spawned the phrase "sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite."

Bedbug experts cite several reasons for this resurgence, including increased travel.

"Homeowners are staying in hotels, picking up bedbugs in their suitcases and bringing them home," said Cindy Mannes of the National Pest Management Association in Dunn Loring, Virginia, outside Washington.

Feelin' strong? Keep reading then...

Bedbugs are small flat bugs about the size of an apple seed that live in cracks and crevices of beds. They only come out at night to feed on people's blood with a painless bite. The only way to know about a bite is when you see the red, itchy welts on your skin in the morning.

"You'll also see dark red or black streaks of digested blood on the sheets along with a very distinctive, sweet smell which is the telltale sign of bedbug infestations," said Ludek Zurek of the Kansas State University's Department of Entomology.

Happy Travels! ;)

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

The James Dean Memorial Gallery

The James Dean Memorial Gallery is moving from the movie star's hometown of Fairmount, Indiana to an area near I-69 in hopes of attracting more visitors. About 10,000 people visit the gallery each year, and curator David Loehr expects that to increase to as many as 50,000.

The 7,000-square-foot museum may be hard to miss when it opens amid searchlights, a car show and 1950s music. But museum supporters aren't counting on hoopla alone to attract some of the 32,000 vehicles that the Indiana Department of Transportation estimates pass the Gas City exit each day. About 3,000 of those currently pull off at the exit, according to a 2000 study.

The gallery chronicles the life of the star of "Rebel Without a Cause," who died in a car crash at age 24. The new museum about 50 miles southwest of Fort Wayne also will house a 35-seat theater and a research library.

Sounds pretty cool to me!

Posted by Lawren at 08:44 AM | Comments (0)

February 16, 2004 

My thoughts on "Sex and

My thoughts on "Sex and the City"--a night late:

1) Big's still got it.

2) Girlfriends can get you through anything.

3) You cannot replace something of sentimental value with something flashy and expensive. It just doesn't work that way. If Danceman truly tried to understand her, he would have called one of the girls and tried to get the SAME necklace.

4) Menopause looks like hell on earth. Similar temperature, too.

5) I love Miranda--"Go get our girl."

Posted by Lawren at 10:49 PM | Comments (0)

Ruby Red Grapefruit Crystal Light.

Ruby Red Grapefruit Crystal Light. It's SOOOOOO good!

Cheap. Tastes good. Low-cal. No fat. What more could you ask for?

Posted by Lawren at 07:21 PM | Comments (0)

"My Immortal" by Evanescence. The

"My Immortal" by Evanescence.

The lead singer has the most amazing voice--she can go from belting out her chest voice straight to a light sound coming from her head voice. True talent. And the lyrics give me chills.

Posted by Lawren at 06:56 PM | Comments (0)

Techies and Trekkies for a

Techies and Trekkies for a good cause? The two subcultures have banded together to raise money for the families of astronauts who died in the space shuttle Columbia. They've put together an Internet version of "Star Trek, " picking up where the original series left off.

The Net series features an entirely different cast. Dr. McCoy is portrayed by a urologist from Oregon, and Capt. James T. Kirk works during the day as Elvis at an amusement park.

"New Voyages" focuses on the continuing voyages of Kirk and crew in the 1966-1969 "Star Trek" television series, which was canceled after its third season -- the same year the first astronaut walked on the moon.

The series is being restarted as if it were in the fourth year of the original five-year mission.

The actors and producers, working for free, hope to raise $250,000 to donate to the Space Shuttle Children's Trust Fund on Sept. 8, the 38th anniversary of the first "Star Trek" episode.

New Voyages is online at Space Shuttle Children's Trust Fund:

Posted by Lawren at 01:46 PM | Comments (0)

Click here for an informative

Click here for an informative and humorous guide to scum rock.

God bless Guns 'n Roses.

Posted by Lawren at 08:41 AM | Comments (0)

Ok, so it's rumored

Ok, so it's rumored that Kid Rock and Pam are splitsville. Insiders say he's now linked with model and star of WB's "Jack and Jill," Jaime Pressly.

Ok. Fine. Whatever. I don't who he dates.

BUT--can someone explain to me how someone as repulsive as Kid Rock--greasy hair, wifebeaters, etc.--lands ANYONE that even resembles attractive. And don't say money. These women could date plenty of other guys with cash.

Posted by Lawren at 08:32 AM | Comments (0)

Looks like Norah Jones hasn't

Looks like Norah Jones hasn't missed a beat. Her new album, "Feels Like Home," a follow-up from her outstanding, Grammy-doused debut album, has earned 4-stars.

When you've got it, you've got it.

Posted by Lawren at 06:30 AM | Comments (0)

February 14, 2004 

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Posted by Lawren at 05:57 PM | Comments (0)

February 13, 2004 

Actress Sandra Bullock earned a

Actress Sandra Bullock earned a shiny, brass pudding pot and the title of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.

Actor Robert Downey Jr. is to receive the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year.

The awards are given to performers who have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment" by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

I can't say I'm a big fan of hers--but Downey Jr. is fabulous!

Posted by Lawren at 11:13 AM | Comments (0)

Here's a good guide to

Here's a good guide to keeping the current and past lovers straight on "ER."

Posted by Lawren at 09:12 AM | Comments (0)

Looks like the f-bomb is

Looks like the f-bomb is losing its shock value.

Posted by Lawren at 09:08 AM | Comments (0)

Hope none of you have

Hope none of you have paraskevidekatriaphobia. (That's a fear of Friday the 13th).

Click here for a good article on why some view Friday the 13th as "unlucky."

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

February 12, 2004 

Sick of bulky blouses under

Sick of bulky blouses under your suits? Problem solved!

I'm a big fan of these bodysuits under suits. They stay put, aren't bulky, and don't come out of the back of your pants when you bend over or stretch. They also come in a mock turtleneck that also looks very professional (wide variety of colors too).

Posted by Lawren at 11:55 AM | Comments (0)

After your romantic weekend...make sure

After your romantic weekend...make sure you're ready for 2 great events on HBO Sunday night:

At 9 pm, be sure to catch the second-to-last episode of "Sex and the City."

Stick around and watch the new HBO movie, "Iron Jawed Angels" at 9:30 pm.

"Iron Jawed Angels" recounts for a contemporary audience a key chapter in U.S. history: in this case, the struggle of suffragists who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. Focusing on the two defiant women, Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), the film shows how these activists broke from the mainstream women's-rights movement and created a more radical wing, daring to push the boundaries of political protest to secure women's voting rights in 1920. Breathing life into the relationships between Paul, Burns and others, the movie makes the women feel like complete characters instead of one-dimensional figures from a distant past.

Posted by Lawren at 11:46 AM | Comments (0)

A costumed Disney World employee

A costumed Disney World employee was run over and killed by a float during a Wednesday afternoon parade at the Magic Kingdom.

The death occurred in a backstage area near the Splash Mountain ride, said Jim Solomons, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

What a way to go.

Posted by Lawren at 08:20 AM | Comments (0)

February 11, 2004 

Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is

Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is joining the all-star cast of the upcoming sequel to Warner Bros.' hit caper film "Ocean's 11," the studio said on Tuesday.

Producer Jerry Weintraub said Zeta-Jones will play an agent of an Interpol-style police agency, with George Clooney reprising his role as Danny Ocean, a veteran thief who led a gang of multitalented associates in a heist of three Las Vegas casinos in the last film.

In the globe-trotting modern sequel to be shot in Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Monte Carlo, Ocean enlists his former cronies and one new member of the team to pull off yet another heist.

I LOVED the first one, and I can't wait until this one comes out. I sure hope it's not the typical sequel letdown.

Could the cast be any more good looking? DAMN!

Posted by Lawren at 10:11 PM | Comments (1)

Actually, disrespect doesn't even begin

Actually, disrespect doesn't even begin to describe this:

The boos nearly drowned out "The Star-Spangled Banner," and a few dozen fans chanted "Usama! Usama!" as the United States was eliminated by Mexico in Olympic men's soccer qualifying.

What the hell is wrong with these people????

Posted by Lawren at 05:56 PM | Comments (0)

Watching "Where in the world

Watching "Where in the world is Matt Lauer?" every morning has made me REALLY want to travel internationally.

Monday--He was in Africa--absolutely gorgeous. I was so jealous of his elephant ride.

Tuesday--Matt was hitting the slopes of the Swiss Alps.

Today--He was chatting it up with Jackie Chan in Hong Kong.

Can't say that I want to travel those miles in such a quick amount of time, but OH, I'd love to go to ANY of those places!

Posted by Lawren at 01:16 PM | Comments (0)

Who is this famous actress?

Who is this famous actress?

Posted by Lawren at 11:45 AM | Comments (0)

Those of you who know

Those of you who know me knows that I have really RANDOM music tastes.

Today's music confession:

I love Kenny Rogers! Ok, let me rephrase. I don't love him--I love his music. I know, it's weird. But "The Gambler" is a really rockin' song. And his duet "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer" with Kim Carnes is awesome!

I know, I'm a freak.

Posted by Lawren at 11:43 AM | Comments (0)

After the Super Bowl... President

After the Super Bowl...

President Bush called the Patriots and complemented them on a great game.

Al Gore called the Panthers and said he thought they were robbed.

Bill Clinton called Janet Jackson.

---Courtesy of my Grama.

Posted by Lawren at 08:52 AM | Comments (0)

February 10, 2004 

For sale: Spacious dwelling on

For sale: Spacious dwelling on nearly five acres of secluded land in Bloomington. Features five walk-in closets, a 546-square-foot study, skylights and a nearly 300 square-foot master bathroom equipped with a "jetted tub" and steam room for two.

Previous owner: Bob Knight.

For a cool $397,500 -- more than three times the median value of a home in Bloomington -- you too can own the former 4,660-square-foot digs of the Indiana University coaching legend, which is up for sale on eBay.

Posted by Lawren at 10:23 PM | Comments (0)

"Never drink Diet Coke.

"Never drink Diet Coke. Diet Coke is for fat people."

"Having a stewardess spill something on you can totally ruin your flight. I hate rude stewardesses. It's like, 'Hello, I'm paying, be nice to me."

And the news you've all been waiting for: She is planning on writing an autobiography titled "Tongue-in-Chic: Paris Hilton's Confessions of an Heiress."

Sure to make you shake your head in disbelief, but laugh outloud at the same time.

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February 09, 2004 

I have a friend who

I have a friend who tends ask out-in-left-field, totally random questions. We were emailing back and forth today, and in one of her emails she asked me: If you were having a baby today, and found out you were having a girl, what would you name her?


How about you?

Posted by Lawren at 07:14 PM | Comments (0)

Justin Timberlake has landed himself

Justin Timberlake has landed himself a movie role. He will be seen in "Edison," a drama about a cop, a criminal and the reporter who keeps the lines of communication between them open. And, while thinking about Justin Timberlake acting is comical by itself, the story gets better.

Justin's co-stars are Oscar-caliber actors Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman.

I'd love to see their faces at the movie's first script reading.

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There are so many "hot"

There are so many "hot" diets right now. I feel like almost everyone I know is, or has been on Atkins or South Beach. Dick Norlander proposes his new diet: "Bud Light 2004 Diet."

Some of his reasoning for this diet working includes:

The average diet recommends a daily caloric intake of 1,200 calories for women, 1,500 for men, if you want to lose the medically safe two to three pounds a week. On the “Dick’s Bud Light Diet Plan,” that equates to at least 12 beers a day for women and 15 for men. A realistic goal.

The alcohol in beer is a diuretic, which causes the water to flush out almost immediately, leading to a consistent workout regimen including deep knee bends (getting out of the chair), fast walking (very good for your heart) and squats (depending if you’re male or female.

Drinking beer actually helps you sleep – even when you aren’t necessarily tired. All that added rest is certain to help any problems you may have experienced in sleep deprivation counting calories on those other fad diets.

In addition, you may experience the occasional “How did I get here?” Syndrome when you wake up, which always makes for lively conversation, and possibly additional exercise if you have to sneak out and run home.

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February 08, 2004 

A few thoughts regarding tonight's

A few thoughts regarding tonight's "Sex and the City"--

My distaste for Dance Man grows. The man doesn't believe in compromise.

They are making Charlotte a huge moron this year. It's sad to see what the writers are reducing her character to.

Still love Miranda.

Carrie's clothes were actually decent in this episode.

And the point of the coke-head plummeting out of the window was? Potential lawsuit against Manolo there. :)

And we all know who ELSE is in Paris...

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Well, the law school talent

Well, the law school talent show was a smashing success. We had WAY more people than expected. (Which is a good thing in terms of raising money for our designated charity, but was a bad thing in terms of the caterers running out of alcohol). In the caterers' defense though, I gave them a number that was higher than last year, but not NEARLY high enough.

We had a large variety of performers: a couple of bands, and all women jazz-singing group, some Broadway favorites, skits, a movie, etc.

It was so good to finally hear Professor Cooper sing for real! He did a great job!

Josh did an amazing and hysterical imitation of our Australian Dean. See the picture, here.

Kelly Pautler and I sang "I Still Believe" from Miss Saigon. I think it went pretty well--my friends said it sounded good. (But of course, what are they going to say?). Kelly also sang "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard--it was phenomenal!

I'm kind of sad--it's my last one. But, I really think the event is going to take off and only get better in the future. I look forward to being a spectator next year. We raised almost $1000, and I'm very pleased about that.

Professor Wilkins, the emcee and adviser to the show bought another co-chair and me TWELVE long-stem red roses to thank us. They are so beautiful! I've never received flowers in a box so big in my life--it came up past my hip!

Whew! It was great time.

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Exhausted because I went to

Exhausted because I went to bed at 4:30 a.m.

Can't sleep in because the second draft of my law review paper is due tomorrow, and I have much work to do on it.

Delightfully warm because of my giant cup of Starbuck's that I brewed AND because of my glorious heat being fixed.

Working hard so I can watch a bit of the Grammys and "Sex and the City" tonight.

Anyone doing anything fun today?

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Heat's back on! :)

Heat's back on! :)

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The show went GREAT! (I'll

The show went GREAT! (I'll blog about it tomorrow).


I get home from going out with friends to arrive to an apartment WITH NO HEAT!! (In case you're wondering, it's 20 degrees outside and 58 degrees inside). That may be acceptable to some if you "real men" out there...BUT I AM SHAKING I'M SO COLD!

The best part? I call the maintenance people and they can't be here for TWO HOURS!!

It's gonna be a long night...

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February 07, 2004 

Blogging will most likely be

Blogging will most likely be light today. I'm about to head downtown to begin setting up for "Law Revue-2004"--a.k.a the law school's talent show. We've got a stage to set up, banner to hang, chairs to place, etc. We're doing a run of the show at 1 pm and then showtime at 7 pm. Professors, staff, and students are participating.

I'm co-hosting and singing "I Still Believe" from Miss Saigon with a fellow law student.

Hope the show goes well!!

Posted by Lawren at 07:41 AM | Comments (0)

February 06, 2004 

Did you know that fingernails

Did you know that fingernails only rip across, and never downwards? (I know that question has been plaguing you all for years).

Is this one of life's eternal mysteries? NO! Scientists have discovered the answer!

They have discovered that the central layer of the nail is reinforced by long thin cell structures. These act to direct tears across the nail no matter which way you try to rip.

Now you can all rest easy tonight.

Posted by Lawren at 09:51 PM | Comments (0)

Valentinis! Combine 2 1/4 cups


Combine 2 1/4 cups currant vodka, 1 1/4 cups champagne, 3/4 cup raspberry schnapps and 1/4 cup lime juice in an ice-filled shaker. Shake well and strain into prepared glasses. Garnish with thin lime rounds.

Repeat. Often.

Get lucky! :)

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

The nation's unemployment rate dropped

The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 5.6 percent in January to the lowest level in more than two years as companies added just 112,000 new jobs.

Posted by Lawren at 11:43 AM | Comments (0)

Now here's a party in

Now here's a party in this whole controversy that I didn't think of:

The fetish shop that sold Janet Jackson her Super Bowl outfit are furious over her boob flashing stunt.

DeMask, of Manhattan, New York, say it made it look as if her bustier was flimsy, reports the New York Post.

They may be mad, but you can't BUY publicity like that!

Posted by Lawren at 10:41 AM | Comments (0)

February 05, 2004 

..."unobservant." A Pensioner who lived


A Pensioner who lived in a caravan unaware that his brother lay DEAD in the next room for 18 months said yesterday: "I'm not his keeper."

Bert Silver suspected there was something wrong with his elder brother George but did not check on him as he was not at his "beck and call". Instead, he spent the next year-and-a-half living in the mobile home and watching Sky TV, unaware his brother's corpse was decomposing in his bedroom just feet away.

The article goes on to say that Bert had a hearing problem. Ok, so maybe he didn't hear cries for help. But, did his NOSE not work??? Doesn't a body that has been decomposing for 18 frickin' months smell AWFUL?????

Posted by Lawren at 11:33 PM | Comments (0)

I really want to see

I really want to see this movie.

I know, I'm a shmuck.

Posted by Lawren at 05:48 PM | Comments (0)

Nope! It's not Taco

Nope! It's not Taco Bell gone wrong!

Leila LeTourneau returned from work late Monday to find crude oil covering her home's floors and spilling from the toilets, bathtub and sinks.

Experts have told her the oil kind of "burped up."

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February 04, 2004 

A second-grader was suspended for

A second-grader was suspended for a day for telling a classmate he would go to hell for saying, "I swear to God."

Brandy McKenith, 7, was suspended for swearing for saying the word "hell," but her family says she was referring to the biblical location of fire and brimstone.

Since when is "hell," in the Biblical sense a swear word??? I can understand punishment if a child said, "Gosh Mrs. Hart (my second grade teacher), you look like HELL today!" Or to a cafeteria worker: "What the hell is this junk you're serving me?" But referring to hell, as the Bible does? I don't get the problem.

Posted by Lawren at 09:43 PM | Comments (0)

It's about darn time:

It's about darn time:

He's been dead 22 years, but John Belushi is finally scheduled to get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Posted by Lawren at 09:33 PM | Comments (0)

An overseas Internet site is

An overseas Internet site is shipping counterfeit versions of a popular Johnson & Johnson birth control patch, versions that won't provide any protection against pregnancy, federal health officials warned Wednesday.

So, ladies, if you ordered Ortho Evra patches - or any other drugs - from the Web site, the Food and Drug Administration warned to NOT use them!

Posted by Lawren at 09:27 PM | Comments (0)

ARGH! I'm so angry! In

ARGH! I'm so angry!

In an attempt to save money, I try to bring my lunch to school when I can. Last night, I made a fabulous salad, complete with spinach, bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, mushrooms, and shredded turkey. I put the salad, and my low-fat dressing in my lunch bag, brought it to school, and placed it in one of the student refrigerators.

And when lunchtime came, was my salad there? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

But my lunchgbag and dressing was. Who steals salad and leaves the dressing? Weirdos!

Posted by Lawren at 02:21 PM | Comments (0)

Nope, I'm not talking about

Nope, I'm not talking about Janet's this time...

In the wake of the controversy over the airing of Janet Jackson's breast during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show on CBS, affiliates of NBC are rebelling at broadcasting an episode of the drama "ER" set for Thursday due to a scene showing an elderly female patient's breasts, according to a published report.

Come on!!! The show is set in an emergency room!! The shot would be related to medical treatment! What is there to be upset about in this instance??

If there was EVER a time I wanted to read one of my dad's medical journals/books he would have let me--even if there was a naked, dare I say it? BREAST!

Posted by Lawren at 10:24 AM | Comments (0)

February 03, 2004 

There's an interesting buzz going

There's an interesting buzz going around these days, and its focus is a new genre of celebrities: infohunks.

Anderson Cooper is a perfect example. Yale-educated and the son of fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, he began his news career on Channel One, the network broadcast into schools around the nation. How did he land that choice job? Cooper told Papermag that in 1992 "I just started going to wars. I took a video camera and went to Burma." The videos he made there and in Haiti, Bosnia, Somalia and Rwanda impressed Channel One.

Can't get enough of him? Well, rest easy: Visit The Anderson Cooper Fan Club. This fan site includes a biography, FAQs, an unconventional, funny photo gallery and information on how to subscribe to the Gunmetal Grey mailing list.

Posted by Lawren at 09:49 PM | Comments (0)

Courtney Love is looking for

Courtney Love is looking for a publisher to release her diaries.

She plans to call her book, Love Diaries: My Life In Words And Pictures, and says it's an emotional biography in scrapbook form.

Her literary agent said: "The book features Courtney's legendary writings that have been whispered and wondered about for years but that no one has ever seen. They're like the literary equivalent of Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series."

The 250-page book will include diary entries, love letters and notes to Cobain, unpublished lyrics, polaroids and private photographs with Cobain and their daughter Frances Bean.

Posted by Lawren at 04:58 PM | Comments (0)

A London gym has developed

A London gym has developed a new fitness regime that it guarantees will increase the frequency, intensity and quality of customer's orgasms.

The Shag Workout is being launched at Gymbox in Holborn - and some participants claim to have reached a climax during test classes.

Gym bosses say the class involves a three-step process that aims to develop sexual technique, confidence and endurance resulting in a more satisfying session in the sack whilst improving fitness levels.

What WILL they think of next?

Posted by Lawren at 09:29 AM | Comments (1)

There is much talk about

There is much talk about the relationship between mathematics and music, which mostly consists of speculation by those on the outside, concerning some of the obvious things they have in common.

This article, written by math major, is an interesting piece on how the two subjects often intertwine.

Posted by Lawren at 08:38 AM | Comments (0)

February 02, 2004 

Chris Kattan is going from

Chris Kattan is going from television's "Saturday Night Live" to Lincoln Center's "The Frogs" in New York.

Kattan, a regular on the NBC late-night comedy series for seven years, will join Nathan Lane in "The Frogs," the Stephen Sondheim musical opening July 15 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

The musical, freely adapted from Aristophanes' comedy by Burt Shevelove, has been further rewritten by Lane, who will star as the Greek god Dionysius. The plot concerns a frog-infested journey by Dionysius, accompanied by his slave Xanthias (played by Kattan), to Hades. The twosome is in search of a famous writer who will help them save the world from destruction.

Posted by Lawren at 05:32 PM | Comments (0)

It seems to be

It seems to be a trend in Hollywood -- veteran actors displaying their uncovered posteriors in movies -- writes Jodi Noffsinger in a story at FOX

It notes the recent R-rated appearances by Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito, among others.

The article states, "Whether they are men or women, these older actors are making statements about being comfortable with their age, said Peter Graham, a film studies professor at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana (and my former Business Writing professor).

'It’s refreshing to show people and bodies that aren’t airbrushed,' said Graham. 'They’ve done everything, so why not?'”

I agree, Professor Graham!

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So I went to 2

So I went to 2 parties yesterday--one for the first half, and one for the second half. BOTH parties were watching not only the Super Bowl, but also the Lingerie Bowl. I guess you had to buy it on pay-per-view. So, at every commercial, someone would switch the channel to the other "football" game.

Picture it. Girls in helmets, football pads, bras, and skimpy boy-cut shorts. With every tackle, each guy was hoping and praying that a piece of clothing would get ripped off.

I just laughed and shook my head. As if there weren't enough scantily clad women on the sidelines of the actual Super Bowl. I guess they needed more.

Posted by Lawren at 08:34 AM | Comments (0)

February 01, 2004 

Which Silver Screen Siren

Which Silver Screen Siren are you?

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Via No Shoes or Socks Required.

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How awesome is this? The

How awesome is this?

The Super Bowl parties for U.S. troops in Iraq will start hours before dawn, and there won't be any beer. But at least in Tikrit, soldiers have a lavish venue: They'll be watching a cinema-sized screen in a former palace of Saddam Hussein.

Despite the early hour, some 500 soldiers are expected to show up for the party in Tikrit.

It's going to be one sweet Super Bowl for those troops--and they certainly deserve it!

Posted by Lawren at 09:35 AM | Comments (0)

"Are You Gonna Be My

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" by Jet.

It's got a great beat!

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