Shonda Rhimes: The 2013 TIME 100

April 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

Shonda Rhimes, creator of the TV show Scandal, made Time’s 2013 Most Influential List. I saw an interview with Oprah where Shonda said she used to tell people she was going to take over the world through television. Go on, girl!

 

Scandal is one of those shows I absolutely have to watch real time, and have been since day 1. I blogged and Facebooked about it after the series premiere last April. I got a bunch of my friends to watch it, and they started texting me: “When’s the new episode of Scandal?” or “Can you believe what happened on Scandal last night?” When T and are were still in the same time zone, we texted each other like crazy during the #WhattheHuck episode. One moment went something like this:

 

Me: Oh, sh*t!
T: Sh*t!
Me: WTF?
T: WTF??!
Me: This is bad. This is so very, very bad.

 

New episode airs Thursday, April 25th! Cannot wait! Too bad T’s in Central Standard Time, now. ☹

Are you a Scandal fan? New convert or original die-hard?

Shonda Rhimes, creator of the TV show Scandal, made Time’s 2013 Most Influential List. I saw an interview with Oprah where Shonda said she used to tell people she was going to take over the world through television. Go on, girl!   Scandal is one of those shows I absolutely have to watch real time, […]

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Missing My Dog Piper Two Years Later

April 23, 2013 § 6 Comments

Piper After a Run

Piper After a Run

I totally, totally get why Cesar Millan was so messed up after his dog Daddy died.

Today, I started clearing out the garage to make room for that exercise bike I’m going to get soon, very soon, and I came across my dog’s old bed that I had shoved out of sight after she passed away. It has been almost exactly two years since Piper died of cancer, and when I saw her bed I cried for ten minutes straight, and I’m talking about the ugly cry.

It’s taken me two years to finally clear out her old things, and commemorate what a total cutie pie she was.

Piper Steals Apples from Back Yard

Piper Steals Apples from Back Yard

Piper Loved Getting Her Head Scratched

Piper Loved Getting Her Head Scratched

Piper Gives Herself a Star

Piper Gives Herself a Star

This was one of the last pictures I took of Piper before she left. It got lots of “likes” on Facebook!

Towards the end, Piper couldn’t keep up so well on our daily runs, but kept chugging along like a champ. She’d better be racing around now in that doggie park in the sky, that’s all I got to say.

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Breaking Bad Fan Pack Raffle – UPDATE · New Mexico, Film & Entertainment in ©Sindication

April 19, 2013 § 2 Comments

The final season of Breaking Bad doesn’t air until August 11, and I’m okay with that. It gives me time to catch up, and considering I’m still on Season 2, I need all the time I can get. I can’t just whip through six eps at a time like some people I know. I tried that, and ended up dreaming that I’d been kidnapped by drug dealers.

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Breaking Bad on AMC

Crazy, right? It was so vivid, too. I even remember the street address of the drug dealers’ hideout. I’m sure I’d have to read a whole book of dream symbolism to analyze this, so I’m just going to move on. After watching the four-episode arc where Walter and Jesse are terrorized by the insane, amped-up psychopath Tuco, I had to pace myself.

On another note, here is something really cool related to Breaking Bad. New Mexico film industry blogger extraordinaire One Headlight Ink has put together a fabulous Breaking Bad Fan Pack Raffle. All proceeds go to the Barrett House Foundation, a shelter and resource center for homeless women and children in Albuquerque, New Mexico. You can purchase raffle tickets at the link below.

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The 25 Books Every Kid Should Have on Their Bookshelf

April 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

I have 5 of the 25: Where the Wild Things Are, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The House at Pooh Corner, Madeline, and Charlotte’s Web. Not too bad. Better than, say, none. I’m intrigued by I Capture the Castle and The Story of Ferdinand. What are some of your favorite books from your childhood?

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This month marks the 70th anniversary of one of our favorite children’s books of all time, the beautiful, contemplative novella The Little Prince. To celebrate the book’s legacy (and to encourage any parents currently dragging their feet to get it for their little ones), we’ve put together a list of 25 essential books that every kid should have on his or her bookshelf growing up. Add your own suggestions to the list (it has potential to be infinite) in the comments.

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Happy Easter!

April 1, 2013 § 2 Comments

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Happy Easter From Shannon’s Reading Crew!

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The boy meets girl chapter was a hit! Wonder if all the chocolate and sugar had anything to do with it.

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