Brain Cloud, 3rd Wednesday of April 2010: Katrina Halili, Our Lady of Manaoag, “Justified” Ep. 6, and Season Finale of “Damages”

Let’s see, what has self done so far today?

She made the trek to Daly City to see her fave hairdresser, Erly.  Erly was supposed to be in San Mateo, communing with other devotees for today’s festivities at St. Matthew’s for Our Lady of Manaoag, but she sent her Filipino staff on ahead and stayed behind just so she could do self’s hair!  OMG!  Self certainly owes Erly a big one!  To learn more about the fabulous Lady of Manaoag, click here.

In addition, self noticed that Erly appears to be branching out:  that is, there were new display stands by the reception desk, containing Filipino magazines and DVDs.  Self enjoyed perusing the magazines, and decided to purchase one:  Maxim Philippines, with Katrina Halili on the cover.  Only $2.50!  Perhaps because it was from September 2008.  See, Erly goes home only every other year and scoops up magazines which she then sells!  Talk about resourcefulness!  Self is sure hubby will enjoy looking at Maxim Philippines and Ms. Halili, when he arrives home this evening.

Then Erly pointed at the cover of another magazine, which had a picture of a man, somewhat chinito looking.  “And there’s Katrina’s boyfriend,” she said.

“What?  That’s the doctor?”  Self just couldn’t believe it.  He looked about 13.  But from all the stories, she knows he’s got to be at least in his 30s.

Anyhoo, the weather today is just atrocious.  Self doesn’t know if this is global warming or what.  But it is blustery and rainy and cooold!

Well, self again did not get much sleep last night.  She of course had to watch “Justified.”  Last night’s episode, # 6, offered plentiful views of Timothy Olyphant’s bare torso, as he is disturbed after a night of romping with Ava by his boss, played by Nick Searcey (Searcey is a very droll, understated actor.  Self thinks he is just great).  Then she watched the re-play of the same episode at 11.  Then, somehow, she found herself watching the season finale of “Damages” and it was brutal.  A man in a blue Oxford shirt and nice black leather shoes was tortured with a pen knife.  Then a lawyer came to his aid by shooting the man with the pen knife.  Then the man with the pen knife, who’d been shot but apparently not fatally, strangled the lawyer.  In the meantime, the man in the blue Oxford shirt crawled out of his apartment, screaming “Help!  Help!”  But the only one on the New York street who seemed to hear him was a long-haired homeless man.  To whom the blue-Oxford-shirt guy issued some instructions.  In the meantime, young lawyer played by Rose Byrne has a meeting with —  Timothy Olyphant!  Oh joy!  Three episodes with Timothy Olyphant in one night!

In “Damages,” Olyphant plays a hitman who then revealed to Rose Byrne (last night) that he was a cop.  All that fooling around they did?  He did that in the line of duty.  “So, it meant nothing?” asks very hurt Rose Byrne.  Timothy looks soulfully into her eyes and says it did mean something.  And then they’re left hanging, because we’re back to the man in the blue Oxford shirt, and he unluckily crawls into another New York apartment, which he at first thinks is empty but isn’t (and all the while self kept thinking:  WHY don’t you just call 9-1-1- from your cell phone instead of bleeding all over that nice carpet?).  Alas, the occupant of that apartment seemed to be really mad at the man in the blue Oxford shirt, for he pushed his head into a toilet, and the man this time truly expired.

Then we’re with Glenn Close, the star of the show.  She has just put her teen-age son’s older lover in jail.  While she is having flashbacks of the time when she was young and pregnant in some rural area that might be Kentucky for all self knows, she is hit–  SMACK! —  by another car, and she sees the driver of the other car running away, and horrors, the driver turns out to be her son.  Yes, apparently her own son has just tried to kill her, presumably payback for putting his (pregnant) older girlfriend in jail on the charge of statutory rape.

The final scene is Glenn Close and Rose Byrne on some beach that looks like it’s in the Hamptons, and they are both being very reflective, and self is so sad that Timothy Olyphant never re-surfaces, and that is the end.  No more “Damages,” FOREVER.

By this time it is 1:30 a.m.  In spite of self’s best efforts, she cannot stop answering hubby’s questions.  He suddenly becomes quite voluble about self packing him a lunch.  And it’s 1:30 a.m.  Self of course ignores this request, but it’s annoying enough to keep her awake until 3 a.m.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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