Sunday, February 22, 2009

Common Sense

Here's an Obituary printed in the London Times. Interesting, and sadly, rather true.. Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and, Maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge). His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition. Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion. Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers: I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim. Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

Getting Out There!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I am so NOT into the l word

this season. I couldn't care less that it's the last season. The best thing about fifth season was the terrible trio (WGN). Ok and maybe crazy Jenny that was good entertainment. Most of the other storylines were just painful to watch and they are continuing into this season. Without WGN to look forward to I have zero incentive to actually watch the episodes. For the last two episodes I have just read Scribegrrl's recap and wondering what scenes the trio would have reenacted which frankly just depresses me more. (I have not reached the acceptance stage yet.)
Ok so enough of my rant.

This scene from episode one which I actually did watch twice (this scene not the entire ep) was quite enjoyable. Helena is one of the few characters left that I have really liked from her entrance in the series to now. "Wow! I guess she learned those badass moves in prison? And now she's the law in these here parts. Hey, that reminds me: where did Lucy Lawless go? So far, she's been the most interesting thing about this episode, and she was onscreen for about 30 seconds. While I'm thinking about this, let me make a wish: can we please put Sergeant Mary Beth Duffy and Helena Peabody in a room together?" Scribegrrl (

Where the hell is Lucy? She is pretty much the only redeeming thing about this season. I don't think I would watch at all if it wasn't for her.

Success Doesn't Just Happen!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

When it rains, It pours...

And it's raining Jillie B.

Happy V-Day Everybody!

Ok, so then all of the JB action started like Friday. Yes, I know it's Saturday. Anyway as I was saying yesterday, Cathy & Jill were on Sirius radio with Frank and Doris. If like me you missed it (because I have to work because I like to eat), then I'm sure you can catch it via podcast in the near future.

Next up Jill guested on this week's episode of Cherry Bomb. That's up at

Then the final part of this week's TVU was officially posted (on yesterday. Unofficially the whole segment was up on Monday b/c I saw it then or at least I saw that it was available then. I didn't watch b/c I won't let myself watch it until all the papers are graded. It's my little reward for grading all the damn papers that piled up during the past week when I was sick and spending time with family after my G passed away. Anyway it looks like a good ep from the three minutes I watched.

Also Cathy & Jill's new webseries We Have To Stop Now premieres at JB's site (link below) today. I am very excited about that and I also won't be watching that until after the papers are graded. So if the player crashes today, it definitely won't be my fault.

AND finally (I think) you can view Out At The Wedding on Logo this Sunday. Both Cathy and Jill are in this film as well. I will be watching that papers be damned!

the following description of WHTSN is reposted courtsey of

LOVERS AND THERAPISTSOut actresses Jill Bennett (Dante's Cove) and Cathy DeBuono (Out at the Wedding) are starring in a new web series launching tomorrow called We Have to Stop Now, which follows "two smokin’ hot lesbian therapists as they struggle to keep up the pretence of staying together when a documentary film crew invades their home after the success of their book How To Succeed In Marriage Without Even Trying."

New installments of the six-episode series — which is written by Ann Noble and guest stars comedian Suzanne Westenhofer — will be posted every other Saturday on Jill's official website, with additional footage running on alternate Saturdays.

Success Doesn't Just Happen!

Quote: "I'm sick of myself!:)" - Jill Bennett

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I am super excited about the upcoming season of Survivor. I am watching the TV Guide channel preview show tonight and the premiere is tomorrow night. I'll be back with my favs and my early predictions. Until then...


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