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.