Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Just Back From…
The Anna Nicole Smith Vigil in Broward County, Florida.
We went because: Anna Nicole Smith died near Miami, and various parties are fighting over who gets her body in a courtroom in Ft. Lauderdale. I don’t know if it’s the biggest story in the country right now (though it may be--we joked that CNN stood for “Constant Nicole News”). But it certainly is the biggest thing going on in Florida. How could we miss it?
Don’t miss: The makeshift memorial that has sprung up at the morgue in Dania Beach, where Anna Nicole’s body is being kept.
Don’t bother: Driving past the County courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale hoping to catch a glimpse of the litigants in the body-custody case. The media scrum around the entrance is so tight you’ll never be able to see through them. And besides, the real star of the show is the one person we know won’t be able to make it.
Coolest Souvenir: If you’re in the right place at the right time, you may get to see yourself on national television.
Worth a splurge: Please, if you want to honor the woman’s memory, pick up something classier than the not-found-in-nature-colored teddy bears and left-over Valentine’s day balloons from Walgreen’s that people have been leaving.
I wish I’d packed: My computer. As good as Pipi is at navigation, it would have been a lot easier to find the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office with the help of the Internet.