Friday, October 10, 2003

JOHNNY COCHRAN WHERE ARE YOU?

I just need to say a few things about the Kobe Bryant case even though my opinion counts for absolutely nothing. But I was struck by something as I read the msnbc article, (which I'm not going to link here because little pitchers have big ears, and if you don't know what I mean by that, email me and I will gladly send you the link to the article.) and that is that this victim of the alleged rape has not been identified. At first I though perhaps Kobe was innocent, as it reeked (sp?) of many other sexual misconduct cases we have heard about in the past. But in this one, for the first time in a while, the victim is not seeking publicity. The victim is not on every channel telling 'her story'. I don't know if she's suing for money or if it's strictly a criminal trial at this point. Time will tell I guess, because I am sure she's been offered and will be offered a ton of money to tell her side of the story, especially once the trial is in the bag. But for now, my opinion has changed, and I think he's guilty. Simply because this girl is having her character dragged through the mud, and she is not firing back or attempting a claim to fame over any of this. If she does in the future, my opinion will probably change again; but I don't know... I think he did it.

One thing I do know is that if I were Kobe, I'd be a little pissed at my lawyers right now. When they asked about if her injuries were consistent with certain activities (mentioned in the article) it made them seem completely juvenile, and certainly now it appears as though they are floundering. I understand that character assassination in a case like this is the nature of the beast but come on. The question they asked was completely irrelevant and uh... pardon me but does it make a difference if she was 'associated' with 10 guys in 3 days? IF IT'S CONSENSUAL THERE IS NO INJURY. what a fucking concept! They look like a bunch of amateurs for God's sake.

Ok, that aside not much is new here. Its friday and I'm happy! Some of the bridesmaids are coming over tonight as well as one of the groomsmen to help me plan out some wedding stuff. We are going to the wedding show tommorrow; I have most of my homework done for the weekend... it's a good day. I will have to take pictures of our living room this weekend; it feels so 'homey' now. I mean that as in warm, comfortable; not homey like "yo dawg, you my homey". Although we do have a framed movie poster of 8 mile over our couch, so perhaps both meanings apply.

Um... friends sucks this year. If they don't shape up I'm going to be forced to start watching survivor. Last night's episode was irritating... Ross usually cracks me up, but the plotline with him and the tanning booth was a little too 'I Love Lucy' for me. And Monica's lines seem kind of forced "stop staring. Chandler. It's. not . going... to. happen." Obviously it's not the same without audio... but it was bad.

And man, Joey is beefy. I just really noticed it for the first time last night.

THE FRIDAY FIVE

1. Do you watch sports? If so, which ones?

On television I don't mind watching baseball (if I can do something else while it's on), sometimes I watch figure skating, gymnastics, pretty much anything at the winter olympics, the national cheerleading competitions and sometimes I'll even get sucked into watching ballroom dance competitions. Trust me; I took ballroom dance for a few months several years ago; and it's a sport. You work up quite a sweat out there!


2. What/who are your favorite sports teams and/or favorite athletes?

Yankees and Tino Martinez are my favorite (though I think he plays for Tampa now.) Mariners come in second, (I know, I'm a traitor!) I also really like Detlef Schrempf; though I don't even know if he still plays basketball. heh; I'm up on sports I tell ya.

3. Are there any sports you hate?

Golf... Boxing, Wrestling, Bowling... tennis they are booooorrrrrriiiiiinnnnngggggg

4. Have you ever been to a sports event?

Been to tons of Mariner games; considering I used to work at the stadium. I have been as a fan too; I don't mind going to live sporting events. There's always so much going on, and lots of people watching. Never dull! I love going to hockey games too...and someday I'll make it to a Seahawks game. :-)

5. Do/did you play any sports (in school or other)? How long did you play?

No, I don't like competition. Not for me. I used to break into a cold sweat in grade school when we would play team oriented games in gym class. I was a football manager though for two years and lettered. Not that it was that hard, but you know.



I like this picture because I look skinny in it. :-) Look at the asinine grin on my face though; the joy I get out of stupid stuff like taunting the cats with stuffed animals is kind of sad. heh, this morning I played with them with some bubbles, and they crack me up. I'll see if I can get some good bubbles pics this weekend.


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