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AT THIS POINT…

Sunday, June 26th, 2005 by Dawn Summers

AT THIS POINT…

I think Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie owe them a thank you gift basket.

OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN

Sunday, June 26th, 2005 by Dawn Summers


OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN

um…so you miss your friend’s birthday party, do you

a. Invent an unforseen emergency (‘Poor Uncle Fredo had a fishing accident)
b. Explain that you yourself are very advanced in years and therefore forgetful
c. Move to Mexico, changing name to ‘Luisa’ and never return
d. Cry ‘havoc’ and let slip the dogs of war
e. wish asphnxma ‘happy birthday ‘ in a post, with the promise of future drinks

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Sunday, June 26th, 2005 by Dawn Summers


QUOTE OF THE DAY

“You should offer your services. Just say ‘It’s not that I’m a great player, but I can make you a great player!'”

Karol on my role as “the voice of reason in the degenerate gambler’s ear’

WELL, THAT SIXTH YEAR MONEY AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE

Sunday, June 26th, 2005 by Dawn Summers


WELL, THAT SIXTH YEAR MONEY AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE

I don’t know why Karol sent me this link about an associate who asked the summers to chip in a couple of bucks each for a summer lunch. The fact is, either they each chip in the dough or the associate is going to have to pay everything over the lunch budget from his/her own pocket.

Now, back in 1999, when we were still in the midst of the financial good times, I was never asked to chip in money for lunches or dinners, no matter how much we blew past the summer budget by. Either the recruiting department at Old LLP would overlook the extravance or the associates involved would foot the bill without worrying our pretty little summer heads about it.

When I became an associate myself, in 2001, things were a whole lot different. I remember talking to now-infrequent commenter, metsin04, about what we should do about a particular lunch which went slightly overbudget.
“When we were summers, the associates would just pay for it, so I guess maybe we should split it between ourselves?” I suggested.
He had a distinctly different take: “No way, we’ll ask them for their share. I am not going to subsidize Old LLP’s summer program. If they don’t want summers paying for these lunches, they should increase the limits or just pay whatever bills we submit.”

Now, being the cheap bastard that I am, I acquiesced immediately.

Oh, and he was right.

To be forwarned is forarmed little summers.

CURSE THIS, SCHMARI

Saturday, June 25th, 2005 by Dawn Summers


CURSE THIS, SCHMARI

Or…see, Mets win when the Yankees lose.

PATAKI DECLARES ‘NO AMERICA BASHING AT GROUND ZERO’

Saturday, June 25th, 2005 by Dawn Summers


PATAKI DECLARES ‘NO AMERICA BASHING AT GROUND ZERO’

Meanwhile U.S. Constitution violating A-OK in Albany.

Leaving aside the issue of whether burning a flag is ‘speech’ (although one, namely Dawn Summers, does wonder how the proponents of the flag burning amendment would handle soaking the flag in urine or smearing it with dung), artwork is certainly ‘expression’ and no governmental entity should interfere with it no matter where the musuem is located.

Jeez, do I have to do that whole ‘or the terrorists win’ bit again?

QUOTE OF DE DAY

Friday, June 24th, 2005 by Dawn Summers

QUOTE OF DE DAY


According to a close source:

“At one point, Ellen planned on marrying Anne Heche. Then she toyed with the idea of marrying Alexandra Hedison but couldn’t commit. Now it looks as though Ellen will finally have her dream wedding,” said the source, adding that Ellen has always wanted to get married.

No word on whether DeGeneres and de Rossi will be de hyphenating de names.

Ellen to Wed Portia?

TO BE FILED UNDER CRUISE, TOM CONTINUES TO LOSE PLOT

Friday, June 24th, 2005 by Dawn Summers

TO BE FILED UNDER CRUISE, TOM CONTINUES TO LOSE PLOT

Cruise attacks Matt Lauer

When Lauer mentioned Cruise’s earlier criticism of Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants, Cruise told the ”Today” show co-host he didn’t know what he was talking about.

”You don’t know the history of psychiatry. I do,” Cruise said.

The interview became more heated when Lauer, who said he knew people who had been helped by the attention-deficit disorder drug Ritalin, asked Cruise about the effects of the drug.

”Matt, Matt, you don’t even — you’re glib,” Cruise responded. ”You don’t even know what Ritalin is. If you start talking about chemical imbalance, you have to evaluate and read the research papers on how they came up with these theories, Matt, OK. That’s what I’ve done.”

EVIDENTLY I NEED TO FIND A CO-LIVE BLOGGER

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005 by Dawn Summers


EVIDENTLY I NEED TO FIND A CO-LIVE BLOGGER

Annika and Casca’s live-blog of Katie couric’s interview with the Runaway Bride is way better than seeing it myself.

OH DEAR LORD IN HEAVEN…

Thursday, June 23rd, 2005 by Dawn Summers


OH DEAR LORD IN HEAVEN…

The idea for a reality series came out of a conversation he had two years ago with his children – Landon, 18; La Princia, 16; Bobby Jr., 14; and Bobby Kristina, 12. “I was in jail, and they were like ‘Dad, your friend Flavor Flav has a reality show,” he recalled. ” ‘When you get out, you should do a reality show.’ ”

Doesn’t this man recognize a cry for help when he hears one?