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  Pass The Popcorn, Please

I think it's very interesting to take stock of how our media habits have changed in the last few years with the advent of the Kindle...DVRs...the Start Over feature on our TVs...tablet computers...etc. 

One of my greatest joys used to be going to the movies.  Actually, I preferred to go alone on Mondays (my day off) late afternoon.  I would buy a bucket of popcorn bigger than my head and a soda and call it dinner.  Sometimes I would be the only person in the theatre: Private Screening!

But, now with MOVIES ON DEMAND and NetFlix on my iPad, I can't remember the last time I went to the theater.  This week alone I watched My Week With Marilyn and Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler!  A couple of weeks ago, I went thru an entire season of Downton Abbey on my iPad on a Sunday afternoon.

I love the convenience of my new habit.  And, I can't say that I really miss my Private Screenings!  Plus, the popcorn is better at home -- Rick makes it for me!

Now, the question is will I see Hunger Games when it's released for in-home viewing. I don't think so.  The premise is just so darn disturbing, isn't it?  Won't read the book either.  Have you seen it?  What did you think?

Do you find yourself viewing/reading differently these days?

Posted by Faye on 3/29/2012  |  12:52 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

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  Random acts of kindness

Technology allows us the ability to not have to speak to someone directly if we find it uncomfortable.  We can text, email or Facebook.  I prefer to still hand write thank you notes and I will not communicate with my children in any of the manners I listed other then a quick text to say "get home", " where are you".  I prefer hearing their voices even for the smallest verbal interaction.  I understand that illness, divorce, children issues all can make people uncomfortable so here is where social media comes in handy.  Send a text, email, connect on Facebook or send a note to tell someone going through a tough time that you are thinking about them.  It takes but a minute to make the contact to let the struggling person or family know you have them in your thoughts.  One of my friends told me that her husband who went through cancer treatment has kept all the cards he had been sent.  That is how much it meant to him that people took the time to let him know they were thinking of him.  Think of someone who you know that could use a random act of kindness and make their day.

Posted by Linda L. on 3/18/2012  |  9:27 PM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

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  The Real Housewives vs The Frozen Planet

I am so looking forward to the premiere tomorrow night  of Discovery and BBC's The Frozen Planet.  Can't turn around without seeing trailers or hearing about it on NPR.  It's a seven episode series :

About Frozen Planet

 From the makers of Planet Earth and Life, Frozen Planet is the ultimate portrait of our earth's polar regions, where the scale and beauty of the scenery and sheer power of the natural elements are unlike anywhere else on the plane

A co-production of Discovery Channel and the BBC, and narrated by award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, Frozen Planet premieres on Sunday, March 18, at 8PM e/p. 

Watch with me?  Lemme know what you think.

Posted by Faye on 3/17/2012  |  9:08 AM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

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We have great merchandise in for Spring even if I do say so myself....  You want color we have color.  As if it isn't enough that we have great merchandise in and color we are having a BOGO 1/2 off special.  Come in as soon as you can.

Posted by Linda L. on 3/12/2012  |  10:15 PM  |  Add/View Comments (1)

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  Old News but Still Fun...

 Have you stopped talking about the Oscars?  We're still opining now and again.  I had such fun the morning after on the Morning Blend w/Bjorn Nassett and Molly and Tiffany dishing about our BESTS and WORSTS.  These were my sentiments:



nude Colors (interesting ‘cuz this season’s sportswear is so colorful and graphic)

Minimal jewelry...diamond coil necklaces looked fresh

A lot of matching between makeup and dresses and jewelry

Bottom-of-dress interest


Stringy Hair????? (Nina Garcia on the Red Carpet w/Tim Gunn before the show)


My OSCARS go to




Tina Fey...FOR FINALLY LOOKING LIKE A STAR (and standing up straight)

Peplum is a trend, and it looked good on her


Stacy Kiebler...FOR THE NIGHT'S BEST ACCESSORY (George Clooney)

Oh, the Marchesa dress was lovely, too

 Other Standouts


Meryl Streep...

LOTS OF LAME -- too much lame

Sometimes doesn't bother to get it together...she tried......really hard...give her points for that

 Maya Rudolph

Simple yet interesting...hard to do both of these in 1 dress.

More earrings?

 Rooney Mara

Simple but edgy...just what we would expect

Givenchy...said she chose the dress just "hours before the ceremony"

Guess that didn't leave enuff time to find jewelry!!!!!

One of the diamond coils that were all the rage woulda done the trick?

 Cameron Diaz and J Lo...don't know if it was intentional, but I thought their Matched Look at the dais worked.

And, the booty shot was classic

 Gwyneth Paltrow

Tom Ford column w/cape: Fashion Superhero

One of the biggest "risks" of the night

I like it

Princess of Monaco



Forehead the size of Monaco

 Michelle Williams

Orange peplum dress: LOVED the brooch; pink clutch a lovely surprise

 ANGELINA....classic LBD/red lips

This was a "miss" on a lot of lists...but, this is a "fall back" look for most of us, and it ALWAYS WORKS in my book...I didn't see the "jutting right leg" that everyone is all aTwitter about

 CJ Weighed In:

Gwyneth Paltrow- ohh my gosh. Love the dress. Even more…love the matching cape she had over it on the red carpet.

 Stacey Keibler (Clooney’s date/girl)- looked like a beautiful Oscar statue in her gold number

Sandra Bullock- serious in the front and sexy in the back

 Michelle William- peplum perfection. Simplicity with the jewelry made it a homerun


Christian Bale scares me!

I thought Robert Downey Jr looked good in all black and a sparkly grey bowtie!

 My faves were Gwyneth… Gorgeous. Good ol’ Tom Ford!

Sandra Bullock. She’s so pretty and sweet.

Cameron looked good from afar.

JLo, boring… hair too harsh.

Glenn Close looked so good with her lil nod to her character.

I liked the pretty mint dress on The Artist actress…

 Did anyone else notice it seemed to be all about the earring?


Oh, Alex is oh so wrong!!!  Christian Bale, so hot.  Robert Downey Jr., yes, yes, yes.  Gwyneth, beautiful and I don’t even like her.  Sandra, can you say bag??  Cameron, just eat.  JLo fabulously beautiful even if her hair is harsh. 



Glenn Close

Cameron Diaz (Jen is gonna cut her hair)

but her Best Of Show?  Sandra Bullock!


OK, if you haven't totally moved on, let us know what you thought? 

Posted by Faye on 3/6/2012  |  4:35 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)



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