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Weekend at Bernie's

Ok, no, I was not staying with a dead guy but if it was any harder getting home today, someone might have been.

Ok, I understand, don't like but understand, the T being crowded due to the Marathon and traffic being a clusterfuck. What I don't understand is why the freaking doors of the car I was in didn't open. Why trap me in a car with dehydrated runners throwing up? Consequently, I missed the stop I wanted to get off at and had to lug my freaking bag that much farther.

Charmed was worth the wait I think. Even uglified, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe is still hot although I will say her appearance didn't say "spider" to me. I think Chris needs to grow the hell up. Being an Elder, Leo doesn't have much time for the family. Frankly, Chris is/was/will be, whatever, the least likely to be in danger. I don't think it's Leo's fault. I would guess it's Gideon's. Perhaps not surprisingly, Phoebe's "speed dating" was the least interesting part of the episode.

Alias was equally as good if not more so. I can see why it would behoove Jack to make it look Sloane was dead. It makes it easier to move around without taking orders from people. Why doesn't Irina want to discuss the "The Passenger?" Surely, she could care less about whether Jack knows about the affair. I mean she knows he knows she certainly isn't trustworthy. This leads me to believe she is involved with The Covenant, the leader perhaps? Why hasn't Uma Thurman appeared on this show yet? Her ex-husband, her director and at least two fellow co-stars have done so. Here I refer to David Carradine making a return appearance as a Rambaldi monk. Poor Vaughn; he feels he has to apologize for to Syd for making out with his wife.

Saw a bit of the Patti LaBelle show...I mean Divas Live last night. The best part musically I think was the duet she did with Cyndi Lauper on "Time After Time" but I was also amused by Ashanti doing "I'm Coming Out" and Jessica Simpson making stupid facial expressions and body movements the whole night.

Go Sox!!!! Taking three out of four from the Yankees is always sweet.

I spend a lot of time with my two four year old cousins. If I ever have children, I think I want to skip ages 2-7 somehow...

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