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Dirty Dinner with Dez

DEZI love my friend Dez.  She’s one of the most generous, kind, and attentive friends in my circle.  I was utterly delighted when she asked me to dinner last night at a nearby bar.  This place isn’t fancy, but I wouldn’t call it a “dive” per se.  Local bar.  Bar food.  Hipsters, but still sports on screens.  You get it.  THE WHORNETSo Dez orders her buffalo burger, and I order my veggie burger.  The dry house-made black bean burger is not spectacular, but palatable.  I didn’t specifically ask, but Dez seemed content enough with her buffalo meat.  Neither of us finished our food, but we didn’t send it back either.  BURGERAs we are winding up our meal, a shocked and curious look came over Dez’s face.  My back was to a long row of windows facing the street, so I figured one of her Plenty-of-Fishermen passed by or something.

THE WHORNET EMPTY“WHAT?!”  I asked.  ROACH

“There’s a roach on the wall.”  She replied calmly.  Dez is a fantastic nurse, so she knows how to maintain composure when lesser women might squeal with girlish horror.  I turned and at shoulder height, in no particular rush, was an inch long roach.  I immediately switched seats away from our little friend and stared incredulously at its unmitigated gall.  This isn’t the roach prom, why are you out here parading around little guy?ROACH PROMWe had already turned our payment over to the waitress.  She brought around our charge slips.  I pulled her in closer, looked her in the eyes, and said “there’s a roach on the wall.”  She looked up and said, “Oh, I’ll tell the manager.”  WAITRESSAnd that was it.  No reaction.  No capturing and killing of the roach.  No apologetic manager.  No apologetic waitress.  No begging to keep this little incident off Yelp.  Concerning non-reaction, no?CLOSED

if you were wondering about Bethenny…

After coming out the gate strong ratings-wise, viewership for Bethenny’s talk show is on the decline and inconsistent among the various test markets according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Does that mean the show won’t get picked up for the fall?  That remains to be seen, since even though the ratings are softening, they are still stiffer than that of her lead-in Wendy Williams.  Though I suspect there’s some whitewash skewing in those numbers.  Ever notice how the stations always run their annoying “weekly test” beep during Wendy.  Coincidence or racially motivated disruption?  You be the judge.  Back to Bethenny.Apparently, Bethenny also had rats in her L.A. abode and cockroaches in her hotel room.  Welcome to the A-List hunny.If you were curious how that major lawsuit between B and her former manager resolved, she recently settled the case.  Despite her “mo’ money, mo’ problems” rhetoric over the last year, the case apparently had enough merit to withstand summary judgement.  She threw some money at the problem and now this one has gone away.  While she’ll probably choke writing the sizable check, she must be relieved that potentially expensive dispute is over.  What is next for Bethenny?  Are the rumors of another baby true?  Will she and Jason make it?  Will her talk show go nationwide?  More specifically, is she still ascending or has she begun her descent?  Just when she looks poised for a fall, she claws her way back to surer footing.  Even if you hate her, you have to admit she’s a scrappy bitch.