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LOST – 6.6 Sundown recap by Evie

LOST 6.6  Sundown recap by Evie This episode focuses on Sayid. Off the island, Sayid’s brother borrowed money from someone to open a new store and he wants Sayid to bring out his torturing equipment to stop the man from collecting on the loan. Apparently he’s making the brother pay interest for as long as he owns the business. Sayid says “No Way!” The brother is attacked by the debtor and Sayid thinks about going after them but Nadia, who is married to Sayid’s brother, talks him out of it. At the hospital Dr. Jack passes Sayid in the hall. Sayid tells Nadia that he pushed her toward marrying his brother because he doesn’t deserve her after all the horrible things he’s done. I was very surprised that Sayid did not end … essay about fashion industry

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Congrats to the winner of last week’s Fun and Flirty Jewelry giveaway Tina Reynolds We’ll be contacting you with an email from to get your mailing information. This week’s giveaway… Digital Camera Starter Kit and Care Kit Everything you need to take care of your digital camera m Includes: Digital Camera Carrying Case Digital Camera Cleaning Kit Mini Tripod Camera Brush/Blower Combo Lens  Tissue and Solution Cleaning Cloth Digi-Tips Here’s how to enter… Just add a comment below, and you’ll be entered to win! Want to enter again? Go to the home page, take a look around and comment on another story! It’s as simple as that! Enter as many times as you’d like. More entry details… There are several ways to enter.  You may choose to enter one way, or you may choose to do them all.  It’s up to you.  The more times you enter, the more … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: Six tricks to look – and feel – younger

During a recent conversation with Kate, the subject turned to tummy tucks, face lifts and lipo-suction. And whether they could be achieved through exercise. Don’t ask me why. I suppose it’s one thing to exercise for your health (I should probably walk more), but something quite different indeed to exercise for tone and a svelte, fat-free body – especially when you’re closer to 50 than 40-years-old. Especially when you’ve never really needed to worry about it before, but one day you look in the mirror and think: “EEK! What happened here?!?!” As I looked for ways to fix the flaws, a nightmarish exercise regime filled my mind: Pain, a five-hour-a-day work-out plan, and muscles so sore I can’t get out of bed, all the while existing on a carrot stick and grain … Read entire article »

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Get your party on: 3/7-3/13

Please remain calm on March 9. Trust me, the sky isn’t falling. It is, however, Panic Day. I tend to panic enough as it is. So let’s skip over this little jewel. On March 10, we celebrate Middle Name Pride Day. I’m for nixing this holiday, too – never really liked my middle name (Dawne – don’t forget the ‘e’ on the end, please). Sorry, Mom and Dad. Luckily, I never use my middle name. Next up, we have Worship of Tools Day on March 11. While I’m sure our male readers (and perhaps some females out there) may be dragging out the drill bits in giddy anticipation, worshiping tools sounds like a one-way trip to Hades if you ask me. Needless to say, I wasn’t very impressed with the choices this week  … Read entire article »

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Recipe of the week: Cheater Black Beans and Rice

Here’s one of the easier cheater recipes I could imagine, born out of an “I’m starving and there’s nothing to eat” night. The best part of this is that all you need is a microwave. It’s a fairly light dish, loaded with fiber and filling. I’ve made it before in the summer months, adding fresh tomato salsa and some green onions, but never really looked at it for a good winter dish. But I think it works any time of year. Without further ado, here’s this week’s cheater recipe: Black Beans and Rice Ingredients: One package microwavable long grain and wild rice One can black beans, drained and rinsed Salsa Sour cream Green onions, or any other garnish that tickles your fancy Heat beans in microwave-safe bowl. Set aside. Heat rice according to directions. Remove from microwave and reheat beans … Read entire article »

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Alice in Wonderland (2010) – movie review by Kate

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar. Genre: Children Plot: From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3-D fantasy adventure ‘Alice in Wonderland’, a magical and imaginative twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Nineteen year old Alice returns to Wonderland. Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham-Carter, Crispin Glover Director: Tim Burton Running time: 1:48 Kate says – 3 stars  “Ok folks, when you check out the reviews, you’ll likely find as many haters as there are lovers, for Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. I am neither a lover, nor a hater, I’m a somewhere in betweener, with more tendencies to the lover side. Visually, wow! A … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – And the Oscar nomination goes to…

Oscar nominations were announced this past Tuesday. (It was a triple treat of a day for me, first the Oscar nominations, then old Punxsutawney Phil paid a visit, and then of course the LOST premier. So much excitement packed into one little day!) Can I just tell you that I LOVE the Oscars?! I have watched the Academy Awards Show (the Oscars) faithfully ever since I was a small child.  As a little girl I would picture myself in a glamorous, shimmery dress  giving an emotional acceptance speech, which would bring tears to an adoring  audience. Never mind the fact that I had never done any acting of any sort…ever. A minor detail to me. I was sure I would grow up and somehow, someday receive an Oscar. Now I am all … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: Fishdrops are fallin’ on my head

Remember the old saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs” ? I realize it is just that – a saying. Typically, if we say it’s raining cats and dogs, we’re simply referring to the fact that the rain is coming down hard – really hard. So what would you say if I told you it was raining fish? No, seriously. What would you say? I suspect the conversation would go a little something like this. “You lie.” “No, I don’t. True story. Swear it.” “Prove it.” “OK.” (This is my part, where I prove to you that it did, indeed, rain fish.) Dateline: the town of Lagamanu in Australia’s northern territory, February 25 and 26. Local residents reported “hundreds and hundreds” of small white fish – live fish – falling from the sky. What’s more, it’s not the first … Read entire article »

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LOST 6.5 – The Lighthouse recap by Evie

LOST 6.5 – The Lighthouse…recap and commentary  by Evie. Jack noticed his appendectomy scar and asked his mom about it. Mom told him that he had it removed when he was seven. Jack doesn’t seem convinced. Is Momma Shephard in on this crazy island deception? (BTW, the wound on his neck that he noticed on the flight appears to have healed) Jack has a son named David. He appears to be about 14 years old. Is Jack’s cute blonde wife the mom? Jack has been an absent father by the looks of it. Why are 14 year olds so annoying? I’m not sure if David is going to have a purpose other than showing us that everyone’s lives are completely different even before the time they would have crashed on the … Read entire article »

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This week on The Bachelor – Finale

Well, this is it folks. The bachelor, Jake has made his pick. It’s the moment we’ve been dreading for weeks. It’s the moment we could all see coming, and yet we still held out a slim hope that by some strange miraculous series of events, Jake would realize what we’ve been saying all along,”Don’t do it Jake. Don’t pick Vienna.” But he did it anyway…and proposed to Vienna. All we can do is hope that Jake really did find true love and that Vienna is not the girl we’ve come to know on the show. Also…Jake will be dancing on this season of Dancing with the Stars. m m And the new bachelorette is none other than fan fav, Ali. Read a full recap of the episode here. Read recaps of all the Bachelor episodes … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells…and other things Dr. Seuss taught me about life. “Kid, you’ll move mountains!  Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss Today (March 2) is Dr. Seuss Day…a day celebrated in elementary schools all across this country. My own kids started off the day with Dad’s and Donuts before school. The object of this celebration is to see if  kids can drag their dads to school at the crack of dawn to eat a donut, and read a book, simultaneously, and preferably without getting the donut all over said book. My contribution to Dr. Seuss day will be, of course, the infamous dinner of green eggs and ham. But what I really want to talk about today are the … Read entire article »

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Liz’s rant: Comments for the commentators

Like many of you, I’ve done my fair share of Winter Olympic Games watching over the past couple of weeks. While these games are far from perfection in many ways, there’s something about watching the various sports that inspires me to new heights. Granted, I’ll never be a figure skater or curling champion. (Did any of you watch that sport? I kind of liked it – and my neighbors and I concluded it should be called the Swiffer sport.). But I think we could all come away with a few pointers. Like not giving up on your dreams, following your heart,etc. Assuming, of course, that you could watch the Olympics without hearing the constant yapping of the commentators. Yeah, I realize the closing ceremonies were last night, but this is my rant. I’m … Read entire article »

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