I live in Houston.
Yes, the same Houston that was home to the Republican debates last night.
same Houston that is home to one of the biggest rodeos in the world. So big, in fact, that it stretches out over THREE weeks.
That's all fine and good except that my office is right across the street from NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans AND the rodeo.
What does this mean?
It means that my commute home for the next month is going to suck.
Why is that?
It's because all of the ham-n-egger bro country fans are going to be clogging all of the lanes of egress on their way to deep fried everything and carnival games. It means that my commute is screwed until the circus leaves town...and by circus I mean rodeo.
Let's meet this week's cheesecake, shall we? Please say hello to Charlotte Ross.
Why Charlotte Ross you ask?
The answer is simple.
I'm still riffing to amuse myself and nobody has called me on it yet.
Ms. Ross is currently appearing on Arrow as the cocktail waitress mother of Felicity Smoak.
Of course, she first flew into our/my consciousness when she played Eve Donovan bastard daughter/teenage hooker on Days of Our Lives.
That was so long ago, I had hair.
Now, let's not call her typecast because of those two roles.
She's also appeared in NYPD Blue, Glee and Drive Angry.
And, of course, no discussion of Ms. Ross' career would be complete without this...
I think I've made my point.
Let's hit the links.
First Listen: Nada Surf - You Know Who You Are
Real Talk Beaumont, Season 2 Episode 12: Billy BMT
The tetrahedron superyacht
Airline accidentally books delayed passengers into S&M hotel
Metal: 21st-century World Music
Brands that shot themselves in the foot...and kept firing
R-Rated jokes hiding in pop culture
TV's obsession with family comedy
Best and Worst of Oscar season
And finally, the 25 biggest Oscar snubs of all time