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Nobody Puts Bloggers in a Corner upon a time, a woman began a blog; she had no idea what she was doing, but that had never stopped her before. Almost four years passed and she found blogging was just like life, only with fewer calories and even more emails.

1. Life and blogging are about choices. Good? Bad? Who knows, until you make them.

2. If you want chocolate, bacon, butter, donuts, cookies, cake – go for it, but like in blogging, only so much before the clogging…

3. The truth is always out there, whether it comes out or not, you’ll always know it can come out.

4. If you’re going to worry, make it worthwhile. On your deathbed I doubt you’ll be stressing out about if your toes look good in sandals, if you have the biggest house, fanciest car, most jewelry, and who you knew…

5. You’re not the only one. Find someone who also thinks they’re the only one – you might help each other.

6. Having a love affair with cake and cookies can be epic, like, movie epic. Then again, Titanic and Romeo and Juliet…Balance in all things.

7. Laundry is evil and like all evil it grows if you ignore it…even to blog.


8. Be selective how you’re giving your time, it’s the one thing you’ll never get back.

9. Let your imagination run away with you sometimes.

 10. Be a superhero. You don’t need fancy gadgets like Batman, alien powers like Superman, Amazon (ish?) powers like Wonder Woman. No cool suits like Iron Man, Deadpool, or Spiderman…Nope. You just need to care. Be a friend. Be there. Help someone. In the blogworld, ‘Like’ their post. Share their post. Blogging is strange when you’re a stranger…get out there and show some #bloglove Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (awesome, but I wasn’t as hooked on the soundtrack as the first one…I am Groot) – it made me want to run out and help the world. Had to rewatch Guardians of the Galaxy because, hey, Chris Pratt.

11. There’s enough hard stuff in the world and the blogworld, don’t add to it.

12. The worst crime that I ever did, besides listening to rock’n’roll (paraphrasing The Stranglers, with a giggle), was telling myself I wasn’t good enough; if I didn’t believe it, why the Hell else would anyone else?

13. People always say “quit whining”…why? Sometimes, in the midst of a good whine sometimes comes a flash of insight, a bolt of wisdom, a bombshell of brilliant. Again, moderation.

14. If you’re good at something, learn how to be good at it for others too. Have the Time of Your Life. I watched the TV version of Dirty Dancing…made me miss Patrick Swayzeand Jennifer Grey’s nose. Nobody puts bloggers in a corner!

15. Life goes around and around. Watching Twin Peaks: The Return – just as weird, but sadly, less playful –  I’m reminded, you always look back through different eyes. My blog has something to tell you – when you get there, you’ll already be there.

16. You can lead a good life without TV, you can also lead a good life with TV – life doesn’t have to be back and white (TV taught me that).

17. Despite what you may have heard, ‘Grease’ is not the word, but neither are: ‘low-rise’, ‘low-carb’, ‘SEO’, ‘dirt jeans’, ‘alternative facts’, ‘influencer’…

18. Don’t be a wrecking ball (also don’t swing on one naked, you don’t want to become a meme, right Miley Cyrus? ). Try to leave things as good or better than you found them.

19. Watched Girlboss on Netflix, different, in a good way. Britt Robertson (Under The Dome, Life Unexpected, A Dog’s Purpose, etc.), plays charmingly frenetic Sophia. Produced by Charlize Theron  – based on an autobiography of Sophia Amoruso, an American businesswoman, who at 23 started an eBay store, Nasty Girl Vintage, which became multi-million dollar Nasty Girl., Dean Norris (Breaking Bad Under The Dome, X-Files 24, Grey’s Anatomy The Big Bang Theory – everything, does this man sleep?), Norm McDonald (SNL)… Reminded me of an important life/blog lesson, a lot of things can go wrong before, during, and after they go right. I loved how the two friends always said, “Love you, in case I die” to each other, negating that terrible thought, the regret, that if you lost someone they might not know you love them.

20. Gratitude is often misunderstood, you can be poor, sick, longing, grieving, hurting, waiting, low blog stats, and still be grateful. Be grateful.

I probably won’t be blogging much this summer, so Happy Birthday Canada and America

I’ll be here and there, dear readers…and love you, in case I die.

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So Come Join Us…Under The Dome

How was Under The Dome renewed for a second season?

It’s hard to believe this awesome show is coming back. Maybe I’ll believe it when I see it.


Also, hard to believe that Stephen King is writing the first episode of the second season.


Or that Stephen King is going to have a cameo in the first episode of the second season.

 Or that this cool show is the most popular scripted summer show in over 20 years.

Consider this horrifying show where, gasp, there’s no internet, no cell phones, no phones of any kind, no electricity, no malls, and eventually no cars when they run out of gas. And they’re running out of food. It’s like Gilligan’s Island but under a dome and not on an island so actually not that similar, nevermind. On the bright side, at least there aren’t any zombies…yet.


When we last left Chester’s Mill there were a lot of cliff-hangers and a lot of unanswered questions.
Who will rise to face the challenges?
Who will falter?
Who will fall?
Who will crack and go crazy?

Who’s responsible for the Dome?

Can things get in or through the Dome…or out?

Does the Dome know it creeps humans out to have their departed come back, even though they’re really just Domeghosts?

Is the Dome there to help or hurt the people of Chester’s Mill?


And why Chester’s Mill, Maine? Well, we know the Maine part, it’s Stephen King.

Will they give Junior (Alexander Koch) more guns and why?

Will Big Jim (Dean Norris) get some parenting lessons?

When will Joe (Colin Ford) realize Norrie (Mackenzie Lintz) is only with him because they’re Under The Dome? Shhhh!

Will Barbie (Mike Vogel) be hanged? Nooooo!


Can Julia (Rachelle Lefebvre) still get enough hair products Under The Dome?

Will Dodee (Jolene Purdy) return as a Domeghost? What’s with Phil (Nicholas Strong) anyway?

Will Linda (Natalie Martinez) be able to maintain law and order?

Who knew Angie (Britt Robertson) would be the cool one?


What will Karla Crome, Eddie Cahill, and more add? Will we watch The Simpsons Movie just cause they’re also under a dome while we’re waiting for Under The Dome to return? And what about the butterflies?

Who will live? Who will die? And how many times can I write Dome in the same post?

So if you somehow missed Season 1 of Under The Dome…or missed my awesome post (see embedded link to Pink Stars Are Falling in Lines in a blatant act of shameless self-promotion); then you can catch those and then the recap, Under The Dome: Inside Chester’s Mill tonight, June 23 at various times on CBS affiliates, before all our questions are answered as Season 2 premeries on June 30 at 10 p.m. Oh who am I kidding, there will probably be even more questions – how delicious!

One way or another, this show’s getting more magnetic!

So come join us…Under The Dome.


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Faux Ode to Breaking Bad

bb1Are you the viewer drawn toward us?

To begin, take warning, we are far different from what you suppose;

Do you suppose you will find in Walter White ideal?

Do you think it so easy to have become a Pinkman?

Do you think the familiarity of Hank would be unalloy’d satisfaction?

Do you look toward the Skyler when death is on the breath of life?

Do you see no further than a pink teddy bear façade, a smooth and tolerant manner?

Do you suppose money advancement toward a real heroic man would last?

Do you suggest the whities could have been tightier?

Have you no thought, O dreamer, that actions have consequences, this is all illusion breaking into bad?


With a little contravention of Walt Whitman I say adieu to Breaking Bad. Like any good morality play, the lessons were many. I bet you can easily figure out what each character personified.

 Breaking Bad reinforced that two wrongs or many, many wrongs don’t make a right.

All actions have consequences, good and bad.

Doing the wrong thing for the right reasons still doesn’t make it right, right?


While we will miss the show, the cast is brilliant and already on the move:
Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, X-Files, Family Guy, Seinfeld – ‘Hey Denty!’)
Anna Gunn (Deadwood, ER, Six Feet Under, Seinfeld)
Aaron Paul (X-Files, Big Love, Bones, Family Guy)
Dean Norris (Under The Dome, X-Files, Lost, Castle)
Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk,
Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks,
Laura Fraser, Jesse Plemons


Creating, writing, directing, and producing the AMC drama series Breaking Bad was a masterstroke from Vince Gilligan, X-Files (Note the cast).

Hard to believe it and Heisenberg will soon go gently into TV history.

So long.


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Having read the Stephen King novel, Under The Dome, my interest was peaked by the summer series of the same name.


Developed by Brian K. Vaughan, both Vaughan and Stephen King are executive producers along with Neal Baer, Justin Falvey, Stacey Snider, Darryl Frank, Jack Bender, Steven Spielberg (that didn’t help Terra Nova or Earth 2).

Apparently King will be writing the premiere episode of next season. Image

Basically the small town of Chester’s Mill in Maine is suddenly covered by a giant, transparent, and allegedly indestructible dome that more or less cuts them off from the world.

Like all TV, movies, and books this is really about the people.

How people respond and act, how they cope, things they’ll do and not do, and so on given the situation.

How would we act if we were trapped under a dome? No TV, no electricity, no phones, no computers, running low on food, water, medical supplies.

It’s like a pioneer show, but with really disturbing people instead of the Ingalls family.

Then again, what is the Dome and what does it want?

Who is the Monarch and when will they be crowned?

utdome7Different than the book, but I’m hooked.

It’s creepy and it’s kooky, mysterious, and spooky…Every episode for me ends with a noooo, more please!

Best parts, totally Junior Rennie (Alexander Koch), Imagebut all the cast is great.

Cast: Mike Vogel (former model; The Help);

Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight New Moon);

Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, ER, X-Files, 24, Bones, Lost, just about everything known or unknown);

Natalie Martinez (former model; CSI:NY);

Colin Ford (Smallville, Supernatural as Young Sam, Family Guy, Revolution);

Britt Robertson (Life Unexpected, Secret Circle, Scream 4); utdome6

Alexander Koch – fairly new actor, but wow, he’s awesome and creepy and creepily awesome as Junior Rennie;

Mackenzie Lintz (The Hunger Games);

Nicholas Strong (Nashville, The Office);

Jolene Purdy (Glee, Breaking Bad, Donnie Darko);

Aisha Hinds (Weeds, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, Dollhouse);

Jeff Fahey (One Life To Live, Chuck, Psych, Miami Vice, Revolution);

Samantha Mathis (Pump Up The Volume, Ferngully, American Psycho & of course, she was Princess Daisy in Super Mario Bros.);

Natalie Zea (Hung, Justified, Californication, The Following);

Beth Broderick (Castle, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Northern Exposure);

Mare Winningham (St. Elmo’s Fire, Criminal Minds, Torchwood, Hawaii Five-O) and more.

So glad it was renewed.