A Very Short Post About Nothing/Plus: Speculation About “Best Actress in a Drama” Emmy

Self was about to write a post about this putative novel of hers.  About the possibility that perhaps trying to write a novel is like tilting at windmills.  Especially for someone like her (Flashback, Berlin:  Pinoy writer comes sidling up to self, it’s the first day of an international conference.  Makes chit-chat and then says:  “If you haven’t made it by your age, you’ll never make it.”  Self didn’t react, because she is slow, slow, slow.  Where is that guy now, she wonders?  Hopefully, famous —  BWAH. HA. HAAA)

The phone rang.  Self checked:  402 area code.  So, even though she knew —  there goes her post! —  she picked up.  “Hello?” self said, with some anticipation (Perhaps the MacArthur gods are calling!  From a place with a 402 area code!)  But there is only a pregnant pause, which can only mean one thing:  a computer is getting ready to spew its sales pitch at her.


Oh, boo hoo hoo! Self, why can’t you just quit feeling sorry for yourself?

Switching gears, here are a few gambler’s odds from Movie Line, to spice up dear blog reader’s Emmy-viewing experience.  These odds are for the “Best Actress in a Drama Series” category, a field which, as we all know, is usually dominated by Mariska Hargitay!  (of “Law and Order:  SVU”)

So here are the Movie Line odds:

  • For Julianna Margulies in “The Good Wife”:  2 to 1 (reason being that she is up against Glenn Close.  Oh, what a lame reason.  Never mind)
  • For Glenn Close:  5 to 1 in “Damages” (Self really liked the season finale of “Damages,” but Movie Line says “the Emmys are saving this year’s threepeat for Bryan Cranston”)
  • For Kyra Sedgwick in “The Closer”:  8 to 1 (reason being that Kyra cannot “outplay Glenn Close.  Period.”  What?  Glenn Close is the reason again?  Lame)
  • For January Jones in “Mad Men:  10 to 1 (reason being that “Mad Men” is “all about Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and little Vincent Kartheiser.”  Self isn’t making up the “little” part)
  • For Connie Britton in “Friday Night Lights” :  10 to 1 (reason being “it’s too soon” and Margulies is more of “a bankable, triumphant draw”)
  • For Mariska Hargitay in “Law & Order:  SVU” :  20 to 1 (reason being that “SVU is the worst series in this line-up.”  Also says her earlier Emmy came during “a particularly uncompetitive year.”  OUCH!)

So, clearly, Movie Line thinks Julianna Margulies, in spite of 2 to 1 odds against her, will win the Emmy.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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