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Odds & Ends

1. Sam is feeling much better. Thanks to all who have inquired about him over the past week. No ear infection, just your standard five-day virus. He is back to his usual eating/talking/sleeping/pooping routine.

2. Being that this blog’s name is a play on a Raymond Carver short story, we feel obligated to call attention to any and all Raymond Carver sightings in pop culture at large. Everything Must Go, starring Will Ferrell as a divorced alcoholic who lives in his front yard, is based on the short story “Why Don’t You Dance,” the first story from Carver’s collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Thank you to Michael Link for reminding us of this fact.

3. The Utah Jazz snagged the third pick in last night’s draft lottery. The last time Utah drafted this high was 2005, when it landed Deron Williams. With any luck, the Jazz land another Williams this year, Derrick. And by “luck” we mean “David Kahn and the Minnesota Timberwolves drafting second.”

4. Jumping sports, when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 last Monday, it marked the first time in seven years that the Buccos were above .500 this late in the season. Pittsburgh has lost six in a row since.

5. Another plug for Bossypants.


Now excuse us while we run to the supermarket for some more night cheese.


3 thoughts on “Odds & Ends

  1. Ummm… hello?
    6. The Bachelorette season premiere is on Monday!
    Voreblog, I’m disappointed. How could that have not made it into ‘Odds and Ends’ when you had two sports references and were clearly struggling for #5 with a second plug for Bossypants? I assume you have a whole post in the works for the premiere?

  2. Katie,

    Confession: We did not know until yesterday (when Gail told us) that The Bachelorette season premiere is this Monday.

    You may assume we have a whole post in the works, but you know what they say about assuming. (The ass and u and me thing.) (What we’re saying is we don’t have a post in the works.)

    Rest assured, though, we are VERY excited. Mostly to read the Monday Night Pizza Blog, but also somewhat to see the actual show.

    Any word if Kasey is back?

  3. Voreblog! Where have you been? I am sure they sell US Weekly and People in Ohio! Kasey is now dating Vienna… and word is they’ll both be on Bachelor Pad which will start once the Bachelorette is over.

    Now that it’s Bachelorette season, please make a committment to reading any smutty magazine that features anyone related to the Bachelor or Bachelorette while you’re in line at the grocery store.

    What would you do without me?

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