Random Notes ...
♪ So much for life-long buying habits: Not only have I recently switched dish soaps (I know! Alert the media!), I've recently kicked my childhood peanut butter to the curb. Jif, chock full o' nasty trans fats (I boo trans fats louder than the audience booed Roseanne Barr when she sang the national anthem) is out, Skippy Natural is in. For kicks today, I did a little taste test and yup, I like the new kid way better. Peanutty goodness.
♪ Speaking of trans fats, how does Crisco continue to justify its existence?
♪ Entertainment Weekly gets big kudos for putting Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, and Meryl Streep on its cover this week! And they're not even airbrushed to within an inch of their legendary lives.
♪ At night, apparently, the neighborhood cats use my deck as an Arthur Murray dance studio. It snowed a bit last night and my deck is almost completely covered in paw prints.
♪ Hooray for Hugh Laurie and Bill Nighy, two of my favorite Brits, and their Golden Globes!
♪ What was Cameron Diaz wearing last night? And did she pay someone to make her hair look like that? Ditto her makeup artist?
♪ Ticketmaster continues to send me e-mail about "My Little Pony Live!: The Worlds Biggest Tea Party." (Ponies don't know how to use apostrophes, apparently.) How the hell did I get on *that* list?
♪ Naomi Campbell pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor assault in the case of throwing a cell phone at her maid. Campbell says it was an accident. Her punishment? From the AP: "In exchange for her guilty plea, Campbell must pay Scolavino's medical expenses of $363, do five days of community service and attend a two-day anger management program." So, I'm wondering: What medical expense these days costs only $363?