The Mystery Woman's 86-year-old mother, Virginia, is a tough cookie, not easily impressed. She's her own woman and damn well isn't afraid of telling you what she thinks.
Yesterday, I was on the phone and couldn't hang up when Virginia ambled through the living room. Later, I apologized and explained I was talking with a reporter from the New York Observer about Katie Couric's troubles at CBS.
I paused, giving Virginia ample time to be suitably impressed. After all, we are in Minnesota and New York is half a continent away.
In a flash, she replied:"What the hell do you know about Katie Couric?"
This is so much fun.
Well, my stuff did make the New York Observer the next day. But what if Virginia was right? .
I still don't know how to link. Click here for the full story -- http://www.observer.com/2007/curse-free-agent?page=0%2C0