So just a short post today. Two main things to address:
1. I am never ignoring my journalistic intuition again. On Friday, I was contemplating breaking the story on the Georgia Peach who did her best Julia Roberts impersonation and fled the scene of her own wedding, all ready to play down the ridiculous million man search party for a woman who simply decided that sex with one southerner for the rest of her life was too much to bear.
But I didn’t for fear that I was wrong and the day after my post went up authorities would find her body on the side of some old country road or, worse, that she’d fled to a blue state.
It all played out like I originally thought though, with her leaving the house baggy sweat pants to catch a bus to Las Vegas, team up with a Mexican couple and head on down to New Mexico, where she would cut her hair and call her husband to tell him she had been kidnapped. What ever happened to just going over a best friend’s house and drinking gin and watching the second half of Jerry Maguire? Or sleeping with your Pilates instructor? All I know is, if I was this woman’s husband, I would be less concerned with her “cold feet” and more concerned about her lack of ability to put together a simple escape plan. I’ve seen 10 year olds do a better job of it.
2. I finally got my hands on the record release of the year this weekend. A long time in the making, it is the first release from fledgling record company Novelty Organ Records, founded by Matt Sucich (Soo-sich) and Jess Guerrette (Grrr-et), two dear friends of mine who decided to start a record company, much the same way a person decides to buy a new pair of pants. Within a few months, Novelty Organ Records was born and Jess will officially release her new EP (What’s One More?) later this year. In the meantime, check out the record company’s website (www.noveltyorganrecords.com) and Jess’ personal website (www.jessguerrette.com), where you can download a few of her songs (If you don't like "Hold Me" then i probably don't like you). Oh, and she’s hot. But don’t get any ideas, she’s dating Novelty Organ Records’ merchandise man James Vanderberg, a close friend of mine who happens to be a pretty damn talented painter too. While you’re at it, check out his website: http://www.artwanted.com/artist.cfm?ArtID=10690&SetBG=Yes.
Ok, I think that covers all my friends’ websites. But for the sake of equal treatment, my friend John Johnson has the same (the guy who was so nice his parents named him twice), works for a Broadway production company and is very tall; BJ Kiernan is a high school teacher and writes better than most published authors; Brendan Loud’s nickname is Hotdog for obvious reasons and Scott Barry works with computers and makes more money than all of us put together.
Look at that, time to clock out. Guess the rest of this work can wait until tomorrow.