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I’ve got a TV crush.

Now I know a lot of you are hung up on Kirby from “Lipstick Jungle” and, I too, breathed a sigh of eye candy relief when they signed him for the second season.

So please don’t think I’m disrespecting Kirby when I admit that I’m sort of smitten for a new guy.

And he’s a Republican.

I know. Gasp.

He’s Joe Scarborough, the former Florida Congressman and current host of Morning Joe on MSNBC.

Ok, how pissy are you right now that I posted a picture of Joe Scarborough and NOT Kirby?

But Joe deserves some props because it’s only through his humor, charm and smart commentary that I can even begin to try to face and understand our economic crisis.

This meltdown of our financial markets is panicking everyone I know. In my yoga class, the instructor added extra meditation time to try to calm nervous yogis. Great. Just what we need. More quiet time to focus on our breathing rapidly nosediving 401Ks.

This week Congress has sweetened the failed House bailout package and the Senate approved the new version.  Now it’s up to the House of Representatives to deliver the votes. And save our economy! By bailing out the slimy millionaires who are responsible for all this!

But it must be done. Because a bad bill is better than no bill and a crumbling economy. (Rest assured, I minored in economics so I know what I’m talking about. I really did minor in economics. Whether I know what I’m talking about has yet to be determined.)

A 700 billion dollar bailout package. An angry,  volatile stock market. A severe credit squeeze.

See why I need my morning Joe?

I already told my husband Rick all about my crush.  Listen, he admitted weeks ago that he’s sort of hot for Sarah Palin. At least my crush is a MODERATE conservative.

Speaking of Sarah Palin, I’m way nervous about Thursday night. After a very cringe worthy interview with Katie Couric, expectations are incredibly low for her performance in the debate.

Low expectations + likability + sexy librarian look = The Vice Presidency.

I’m nervous. Biden better bring it on – in a respectful, intelligent, fix-our-economy, don’t-say-anything-stupid kind of way.

Ok, because I made you suffer through an entire post about the economy, here’s your reward. Enjoy your Kirby.

Because despite how much you may have lost in the stock market, at least his abs are still rock solid.

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26 Responses to scarborough country

  • calikim says:

    Okay, so Joe is kinda HOT but we already know you have a thing for ehh hem….News Men!! But here is a tip, check out Marcus on Survivor….He’s a doctor and cuter than that Kirby dude! YUM!

  • Portia says:

    I LOVE Lipstick Jungle!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How humiliating is it that that skank is carrying her husband’s child??!!!!!!!! Kirby is just simply sizzling hot!!!!!!!!!!

  • Francesca says:

    I’d like to see Paulson, ok Bush, ok, the whole house and senate do some focused yogic breathing about the economy. These “leaders” need to clear their heads and think straight and stop focusing all their attention on re-election. As for that Palin, I kinda hope Biden is quiet and just lets her ruin herself. That newspaper comment about ALL the newspapers was just too much.

  • Portia says:

    OK…Kelc I agree about worrying for the debate tomorrow night. Low expectations aren’t good. It would be better if she never spoke a word after the convention where she wowed us with her speech.

    As for your crush on Joe…he is cerebraly attractive but i’m worried about you now for admitting it. 😉

  • Abby Siegel says:

    OMG so much to say:
    Joe Scarborough is kind of hot. But I like pretty brown-haired guys who are smart so it’s ok. At least he’s on MSNBC. Sorry, Rick. I don’t watch Lipstick Jungle. I hate Sarah Palin. Her accent alone makes me want to take up smoking again or do something drastic. Why can’t we just elect Hugh Jackman president and enjoy our lives? I am all for giving him American citizenship. Thank goodness we have Tina Fey to help us thru this horrific mess.

    And on top of it all, we may still be “young”, but we have our freakin 20th reunion next week! TWENTY??? WTF??? Remember when you came to visit me at Vanderbilt for the KD Pink Party? That was YESTERDAY (well, 1991 but who is keeping track?). Holy shit. This is more upsetting than real life!

  • JoLynn says:

    Iam BUMMED!!! I fell asleep and missed all of “lipstick”!!! What happed!!! NEVERMIND, I’ll just have to take a nap next wk. Talk about OLD!!!!

  • Robyn says:

    I am SO nervous for the debate tonight. If Biden crushes Palin (which, he will), he’s going to be called sexist or worse. If Palin strings together even ONE coherent sentenece, it will be declared a Republican victory.

    Watching her (try to) answer a question is like watching a traffic accident.

  • ErinB says:

    I didn’t even read this post I just scrolled down looking for a photo of kirby…amen it was there- made my day. :-} xo

  • jean says:

    I’m equally nervous for tonight…but will be thankful for the hoped-for-successful Biden performance as I now am for the Kirby posting…not bad, not bad…

  • myhouseof6 says:

    i pray that tonight palin is herself, that she does not change of cave to washington. i hope she keeps strong and just stands up for what she believes, if people do not like her, i hope she comes back in four years and tries again.
    i hope that the economy comes up and biden can try and explain how the dems are going to fix the mess they started. i mean, doesn’t it seem fairly obvious that giving to all doesn’t work? the housing crisis wouldn’t be if the libs wouldn’t of tried to make everything equal, give people who can’t afford loans money, loosen up the standards that were there for a reason.

  • Stephanie says:

    I would have to disagree with myhouseof6. “The dems” are not the only ones to blame for the current economic mess. Greed is a pretty big factor in this issue and I think both parties are guilty of that. Too often people (democrats and republicans) are guilty of living beyond their means and that is partially to blame for the current mess. It was not just “the dems” who fudged numbers on mortgage applications, getting people into houses they couldn’t afford. It’s not just “the dems” who are spending on credit without having the money to pay. I could go on and on. Once you start pointing fingers, nothing is accomplished.

    Oh and thank-you for the picture of Kirby! Can I just say I was so bummed when Niko was in the gift shop and the mistress stepped out from behind the counter…wasn’t expecting that! Or Niko’s husband building a case against her. SORRY…I hope I didn’t spoil it for anyone!

  • Rhea says:

    Those shorts don’t hide much. And tonight’s debate is getting a LOT of attention. We need a drinking game for it…what should the catch phrases be?

  • myhouseof6 says:

    stephanie, ok, i agree to a point and apologize for being ugly.
    i would like to know why the media hasn’t mentioned Penny Pritzker’s
    name this week at all? hello, if she worked for mccain she would be a household name… im happy to point fingers her way and others like her.

  • Robyn says:

    I fear Imust be the only woman on the planet that doesn’t get the hots for Kirby. I know! I blame it on being exposed to hairy chests as a kid. If he had a little beer belly and enough hair on his back to be confused with a gorilla, then we’re talking.

  • lilith says:

    Kirby? Really? He’s a mommy boy with those puppy eyes that always look like he’s asking for some extra food, how can this be sexy? Hugh Jackman on the other side, Abby, I completely agree with you, that’s a man. Hugh should be president of the world.

  • Lanie says:

    Is it awful that I was sort of hoping she would fall over (not have a heart attack but maybe faint)? Great post, as always!

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