We truly are blessed to be living in Southern California, which although we reside in what is actually south Orange County, my Midwestern relatives see as the Greater Los Angeles Metro area. While those same relatives are digging their way out of record snowfalls, finding the effort a distraction from concern over being out of work for more than 99 weeks, and while their concern about even sports centers on the classic rivalry between the Bears and the Packers and the Jets and the Steelers, we focus on lighter fare.
Such as, who will be the starting Power Forward for the West in the upcoming All-Star game? The two main candidates are the rookie Blake Griffin, who has carried the lackluster Clippers on his broad shoulders to become a serious threat, even beating their crosstown rivals, the Lakers the last time they met. In the other corner is Lamar Odom, who has become a major asset to the above-mentioned Lakers now that Andrew Bynum’s return to health has allowed him to play the Forward position he is better suited for.
Ironically, Odom played several seasons for the same Clippers without being able to polish their stone. Not entirely his fault I’m sure, but certainly a measure by which they could be compared. However Lamar has an LA asset Griffin is missing: he is married to a celebrity.
And not just any celebrity. He is married to Khloe Kardashian, and is even being written into the scripts of a hot reality television show, which will feature incidents in the real life of this couple and Lamar’s two children from his previous marriage. Khloe and her sisters, Kourtney and Kim (must make monograming the towels easier and cheaper to have all Ks) are now in their fourth, very successful season on E!, unrivaled in their popularity with women 18-34 who have missed Sex in the City for far too long.
Rumor has it that Khloe is mounting a campaign on Twitter and Facebook to bring out the vote for hubby. And, since All-Star voting is decided by popular vote, and since following Social Media is a far more common activity here than shoveling snow, she is likely to have significant impact.
We will soon know if that is, in fact, the case. As my wife says, “We are indeed blessed to be living in LaLa Land.”