I don't ordinarily consider myself one of those people who enjoys thumbing through a People magazine or the National Star or whatever celeb gossip pages the tweens are buzzing about. In fact, I would say I pride myself on the fact that I couldn't pick Hannah Montana out of the line up of Melrose Place. Yesterday, however, I had a sighting that made my pants really dirty really quick; Stew, the meat man.
Stew, of course, appeared in the three season long Comedy Central series Strangers With Candy. The show is an after school special featuring Amy Sedaris as a 46 year old ex-boozer/user/loser who returns to high school to make the same mistakes, but this time she's doing it the right way. The series, which also featured Paul Dinello and Stephen Colbert, is bar none my favorite show that has ever appeared on television. Between the series and the 2003 movie, guest appearances were made by Paul Rudd, Winona Ryder, Will Ferrell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cheri Oteri, Matthew Broderick, Janeane Garofalo and more. To see Stew, then, turned me back into a 15 year old girl clamoring to see JC Chavez after the fall of the N*Sync empire.
I'm at home in Illinois writing this post after a mid-finals family wedding break. My cousin Pat was married last night, and for me the wedding was a perfect union of drinking and dancing. Particularly, I thoroughly enjoy seeing those periphery family friends I would never have otherwise seen or spoken to. There's something about seeing a few of the folks that formed memories my brain has intentionally repressed today, in their current state, that is oddly gratifying. Not to mention that the Napleton family is bigger and baudier than your average room full of car dealers.
Gambling, anyone? I placed my first bet on a sports betting website called CentSports this morning, Cubs over Diamondbacks on the money line. The site is a free site where you are originally given $0.10 and may place bets with Vegas odds on most games, and potentially win actual cash. Ordinarily I wouldn't bother to investigate a sites real potential to cash out, but I give props my teammate Yosef who has already cashed a check from the site for introducing me to it. On the plus side, anytime you lose the original ten cents, you get another ten cents. The site derives profit entirely from advertisements, and you'll never have to gamble away that new kidney money!