Monday, October 22, 2007

The Sexiest Reporter On TV Is.....

Amy Murphy! She is part of the morning phenom Good Day L.A. For years their show, on from 7-10 a.m., has consistently beaten the three networks in the morning ratings. Steve Edwards, Dorothy Lucey and Jillian Reynolds are hilarious but please, someone put Amy, a field reporter, on the desk as a replacement when the anchors take off or I will do something really mean. And anyone who reads this blog knows I can do that. With no hands. While I sleep.

The beautiful and funny Amy talking to our waiter. What in the hell is the guy in the middle of the frame looking at? I mean, if you see someone take out their camera and then focus it, do you think to yourself, "Maybe I should turn away and not ruin the shot" or do you say, "I hope that waiter and girl aren't blocking me in the picture."

Doesn't it take just the tiniest thing to set me off? So WATCH OUT Good Day L.A.

Amy and I had dinner on Thursday night at Dan Tana's, a famous Hollywood restaurant that has been around for over 40 years. It's a hangout for celebrities and the rich but honestly, they treat everyone like a celebrity and they have amazing Italian food.

Amy was the girlfriend of Richard Jeni, a brilliant comedian who ended his life this year. His 3 DVD's have just been released and if you're looking for great comedy, go to the link. I'm a comedian and he's the guy we all admired. His comedy is streaming off the website and you'll understand why I get so frustrated with bloggers who think they're funny.


Mariette Hartley is recognizable to many through her work on television and in the movies and I still miss the Polaroid commercials with her and James Garner. To me, she is one of the funniest people on the planet and yet she suffered through three family suicides and an attempted one by another family member. She is the co-founder of AFSP and I urge ANYONE who has thought about suicide or knows someone who has survived another person's suicide to please take a look at their website. There is help out there. Amy and Mariette at a charity walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There are chapters in most major cities.

Back to Dan Tana's. This guy kept staring at me. He was a flutter winker, a man who thinks you might be a hooker and will respond to facial and or hand signals. He started making this clicking noise with his mouth as he winked at me. I looked behind me to see if there was another woman to whom he could be OBSESSIVELY winking at but no, I was the Winkee. Shut up.

End of chat.


  1. I love the juxtaposition of the "psycho winker", obviously referring to the dude in the photo, and the hand-written text that looks (sorry) psycho. So I am left wondering, who is the psycho? (I mean this in love, of course. He's a dick.)

    Ann Murphy = sexay!

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  3. Damn - you and AMY hang out? She da bomb!

    You should have gotten a shot of Psycho in the act - and then subtly discouraged him by flipping him off ... or something.

  4. lannalee, the bad handwriting is from Microsoft because I have NO idea how to control the mouse with it.

    Jami, and yes, Amy is the bomb.

  5. Is it just me or does Psycho Winker look like Don Henley?

  6. Two beautiful women out together, no wonder the men couldn't control their behavior!

  7. spend most of your time, energy and money on making yourself look good...and if a guy looks once, briefly, that's good--if you think you might like him. But if he looks at the wrong time, or in the wrong way, or too long or in the wrong areas...or if you don't think you'd like him...that's bad. It's all perfectly clear now. How could there ever have been a misunderstanding about this? HA!

    Seriously, I sympathize about the staring & winking (and clicking? What're you, a thoroughbred filly? A collie, maybe?).

    Just for fun I've e-mailed you (via your aol address) an edited version of the bothersome pic.

  8. @Howard - or a young, more manly David Hasselhoff?

  9. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Hey, Suzy... if it helps, I made a few refinements to your photo of Amy and the waiter. Got rid of the freaky guy!

  10. Howard and Jami, the fact that you could find a celebrity look alike in that photo really made me laugh.

    gm, thanks for the love.

    Mark Kelly Hall, women are really weird, as you must know. Yes, we go out of our way to look good and then act all horrified when men talk to us! I think if this guy had just approached the table and said something, it wouldn't have skeeved me out as much. I think? And I do kind of look like a collie.

    Thanks for the edited shot you sent me and also thanks to richjenifan for doing the same.

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  12. "...women are really weird..."
    You said it, not me...I know better (than to say it). But if women are weird, who needs normal?

    richjenifan, apparently you had the same idea as me...but since I couldn't get my edited pic posted to give a link to everyone, guess you could say you beat me to the draw. (I wouldn't say that...but you could).

    PhotoShop is the reason you should never completely trust anything you see on a screen...possibly including what you're reading right now.

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  14. I suspected you might be winkee, but this definitely confirms it.

    I find that mysterously attractive in a comedian.

  15. so why didn't you wink back? and maybe howled at him- i think that would have gotten a different reaction though- but who knows?

  16. markkellyhall, you could have run for Miss America with that triple name. Yeah, photoshop is ruining, saving? the world.

    richjenifan, see above comment.

    brentd, it takes a winkee to know another winkee.

    plain jane, I did wink back once but that scared him and he waited a while until he winked again. THAT'S why I thought he was doing it to someone else!

  17. Perhaps he was also a flutter whanker.

  18. Denise, you so bad. And I'm sure you're right.

  19. Allen Enlow5:48 AM

    For a woman who is so big on causes I'm ashamed that you never considered that this guy might have tourettes. Or maybe he just ordered a vodka/grapefruit and the bartender accidentally squirted some in his eye. As an entertainment reporter you need to check these things out before you start tossing around unfounded accusations.....Did he bark?

    Secondly-I love the phrase "psycho winker".
    It's a t-shirt at the very least and I can't wait for the British version- "psycho wanker".