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July 7, 2008

Monday and winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered to win the cool summertime SuperCrafty.com embroidery sweepstakes. Congratulations to the two winners:

Liz from "The Capital of the Confederacy (a.k.a. Virginia)" (I just thought that was funny, quite a location, Liz!!) and

Trixie from Anchorage, Alaska

Congratulations, you two!

Seeing that one of my winners was from Alaska I thought I would admit out loud I spent a fair amount of time this weekend watching the "Deadliest Catch" marathon on the Discovery Channel. I decided that of all the folks on those ships I like that crusty old Johnathan Hillstrand as my favorite. For one thing, he sports the mullet loud and proud. He also seems kind of goofy -- a quality I enjoy in manly men -- and he seems funny, at least on TV. I loved how emotional he got saving that other fisherman's life a few seasons back. He seems like he can probably fix things when they break and tell good jokes and hold his liquor. So he is my favorite.

I am also 100% certain it is impossible to meet a guy like that anywhere in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan region. This place is just ridiculous ... even your accountant is writing a screenplay and mullets have been replaced with male manicures and dudes wearing six layers of hair product. People don't fix things themselves, they hire out to hang a picture.

This morning I sat on the bus next to guy in a suit and tie who was reading a script. He had a better manicure than me.


Thanks again for entering the sweepstakes, congrats to the weiners and have a good Monday!

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Edited to add: While I appreciate the concern in advance, I just wanted to clarify that I wasn't asking for dating advice and you can go ahead and hold back on that email about your friend so-and-so who is so nice and not married at this time and is awesome except for a slight problem with the law/commitment/substances/PTSD. Though I definitely appreciate your concern! I was just merely making an observation about Los Angeles. It's a funny place.

Posted by laurie at July 7, 2008 9:59 AM