Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Flat Emma, the latest newcomer in our midst at 7th and Montana. Based on the popular Flat Stanley series of children's books about a young boy who was flattened by a falling bulletin board and lived to tell the tale, Flat Emma is the brainchild of Robin's seven-year-old cousin, Emma. As part of a project for Ms. Walter's First and Second Grade Class at the Carl Sandburg Elementary School in Centennial, Colorado, Emma created a Flat Version of herself and mailed it to Robin with the request that she play host to Flat Emma for an extended stay in Santa Monica. Since then, Flat Emma has led something of a charmed life, hob-nobbing in Hollywood and basking at the beach. Today she could be found sipping a Skinny Latte -- made with low-fat milk and a single packet of Sugar-in-the-Raw -- at Our Favorite Starbucks. I almost treated her to a Nice, Healthy Banana Bran Muffin, but thought better of it. Better Flat than Flatulent, I always say ...!