Talk about surrreal....
I went home early yesterday not feeling well. I have a wonderful sinus infection. Ugh. I know,
it snot funny.
In any case...
I laid down and decided to watch the news so i turned to MSNBC and they were following the Anna Nicole body custody hearing. The hearing lasted all week and it's entire reach was supposed to be to determine who had the rights to Anna Nicole's remains and where she would be buried. I'm not an attorney, but from what I gathered, the debate was on determining if next of kin should be the ultimate deciding factor or Anna Nicole's wishes. She purchased plots in the Bahamas and buried her son there. Her estranged mother wanted her body brought back to Texas. Judge Larry Seidlin "heard" the case.
Judge Larry Seidlin turned out to be an interesting character. Most of the 'experts' said that this hearing should have lasted for 2 hours and instead in dragged on day after day with Judge Larry making comments, delivering sermons, offering advice, and telling about himself. He became a New York cabbie styled cross between Judge Judy and Dr. Phil, being both caustic and caring. When Smith's mother's attorney passed out Judge Larry announced, "He hasn't eaten, his a diabetic," and he turned out to have been correct. One witness he dismissed as being not worth much and told him to leave. A new witness was being sworn in and the judge launched, in the middle of the swearing in, into one of his little 'comforting' sermons to the lawyers.
Just then, to make this whole thing even better, they broke in with news that Brittany Spears had checked herself back into rehab.
What's ironic is that Judge Larry almost pulled it off. He gave custody of Anna Nicole's body to the baby in the form of her legal custodian and they negotiated the burial and walked out arm in arm just the way Judge Larry was trying to get them to act.
Then, of course, Virgie Arthur, Anna Nicole's estranged mother demonstrated why her daughter wanted nothing to do with her appealled their agreement.
The moral of the story is this:
Stay healthy so you don't leave work early and watch daytime TV.