OJ’s Got a Gun – And I get stuff in the Mail
Posted by thedarwinexception on September 16, 2007
So OJ Simpson has been arrested and charges are pending in relation to the armed robbery first reported Thursday night. 90 minutes before he was arrested he was talking to a CNN reporter – Ted Rowlands – about the arrest of another party allegedly involved with the robbery, one Walter Alexander, 46, from Mesa Arizona. OJ told Rowlands that the items involved were items that were lost or stolen 12 years ago from his Rockingham home after the not guilty verdict and in his mind he did nothing wrong – the items were his items and he knew they were out there and he got wind that they were being sold on the black market, and went to get them. When talking to Rowlands he had the attitude that the whole thing was not a big deal, and that “the truth would come out”. He also contradicted himself, saying at first that there were no guns involved and later saying “well, maybe there was a gun, but I wasn’t holding it.” An hour and a half later he was arrested.
He is being booked and transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he faces multiple felony charges including robbery with a deadly weapon, 2 counts, conspiracy to commit robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, 2 counts, and burglary with a firearm. Even if he didn’t have the gun in his hand, and the police don’t think he did,. if he was a part of it he can still be charged at the same level as the principal – ask Warren Jeffs what “accomplice” means. The police are still looking for three or four other people they think were involved.
After the arrest of Walter Alexander the police served three search warrants and found two guns allegedly used in the crime, as well as the clothes the suspects wore. They then dispatched police to the hotel where Simpson was staying and took him into custody. He immediately invoked his rights to counsel.
It will be interesting to see if he is granted bail, since he isn’t a resident of Las Vegas, and could conceivably be considered a flight risk. And supposedly he has no money other than what he spends each month from his pension, since any “surplus income” is supposed to go to the Goldman’s and the Browns. If he is granted bail and makes the bail, he will have to return in 48 hours for arraignment.
The whole thing is just fucking bizarre. OJ’s a definite “Darwin Exception”.
In other, non OJ news – she came back. Not the zombie lady from next door – the other one. The rather large, extremely loud woman who calls me “Kimmer” and says “Love ya!” as she leaves. I think I’d rather have the zombie lady over. At least she leaves fairly quickly, even though it is abruptly, in the middle of a sentence, as she just gets up and walks out the door. But she never says “Love Ya” as she’s leaving,. Which really is a good thing.
But, megaphone bitch came over yesterday. It was Paul’s fault, really. I never answer the phone when she calls. I let it ring, because frankly, I don’t need it. And she’s LOUD. I hate loud people. But Paul answered the phone, and I heard him say “Oh? She must have been out walking the dogs…” and I knew what Loud Lady had said “I called this week and Kimmer was never home…” because there were several times when she called that I didn’t answer. But Paul hung up and said “They’re coming over.” And I screamed “NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!” Why did you do that????” And he kind of looked at me with a stupid face and said “What?”
But at least I got to clean the bathroom while she was here, so that was a good thing. Paul and her long suffering, henpecked husband went to the store, and she bitched and moaned all the while they were gone, because they didn’t *just* go to the store, and since Paul NEVER *just* goes to the store, it didn’t bother me, but she had a fucking meltdown. Since her voice kept getting even louder the madder she got, I went in the bathroom and cleaned it. It’s the only room that has a door, and I needed at least a door between us. Not that one single little door drowns out her fucking voice, but it was all I had.
Paul and Henpecked finally came back, and she started screaming at her husband in ways I would never dream of screaming at Paul – even in private. It was really rude, really embarrassing and really made her look like a fucking idiot. But Paul went in the bathroom and said “What the hell did you do in the bathroom?” (It’s been that long since I cleaned it – I blame Phil Spector), and I said “I had to have a closed door between me and Megaphone Mouth” and Paul said “well, we need to put some temporary doors up on the other rooms and invite her back over.”
And, in other news, I am now the owner of *TWO* pairs of size 0 needles!!! Yeah!!! I am so excited. I can now start the christening gown – as soon as I finish up hats and mittens and another sweater I started – the “short rows” sweater.
But 2 readers sent me needles – and they are PERFECT because one is a set of double pointed size 0’s, which I didn’t even know I needed until I looked at the pattern and realized I *did* need then for the sleeves, so how lucky was it that I got sent those?? And the other is the size 0’s I need for the rest of the gown. I am using cotton thread “Luster Sheen” for the gown, it really is like kite string, and it has a “glimmer” to it. I bought the cotton thread on eBay, since it’s another of those “things I can’t get around here.” There’s a long list of those things.
But I’ve been getting packages in the mail *all week*! It’s been really exciting and thrilling. I got a package of yarn all the way from England, from Christine, another reader who asked if I would make her daughter a hat and mitten set. She sent Red Heart Baby Cloud yarn in a gorgeous pink shade.
*AND* – more importantly, she sent me a salt and pepper shaker set in the form of little Beefeaters and a matching magnet for my fridge – and a souvenir magnet from England.
That’s something I didn’t have! (Surprisingly – since I have a few magnets on the fridge).
And another reader sent me a huge skein of “Pound of Love” yarn – which is the most awesome yarn in the world. I used to knit with this *constantly* in Florida, where I could buy it at the little local mom and pop yarn store. They carry it on line at Joann’s, and I was actually considering ordering some, since I missed it and couldn’t find it in the local Joann’s. And she sent me the most beautiful deep, rich blue color you’ve ever seen. It’s fantastic.
*AND* she sent some Lion Brand Jiffy yarn in variegated fall colors that’s too pretty to knit something and give away, so I think I’m going to make a pair of slippers out of it for myself. I never make crap for myself, but I just love the colors of this yarn and it’s *so* soft.
I love getting stuff in the mail. Especially knitting stuff. And I love it when OJ gets arrested.