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Hey, it's Grammy night!

I love awards shows, but I don’t have a lot of success actually watching them because:

The Country Music Awards: The husband snorts, says “Yeah, right” and finds something else to watch.

The Oscars: While I love the opening bits, the enjoyment factor is seriously reduced when you haven’t seen any of the movies.

The Emmys: Not good for my blood pressure because I end up screaming mad everytime a category comes up which mixes network and cable shows. How … Read More »

A Snowy Sunday

Nothing like 12-18″ and high winds to force a slowdown in the holiday madness. Here at Casa Stacey we’re curled up in the living room watching Gettysburg (though we’ll probably skip the dreadfully disappointing Gods & Generals after and go for Hancock or Indy 4). This is the first time seeing Gettysburg for the boys.

And, in the name of keeping up the holiday spirit, here’s another outtake from the taking of the Christmas card photo:

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Am I the only one…

I just saw a commercial for “Mommie Dearest”, which is playing Sunday night on the Soap channel.

(I don’t watch the Soap channel as a rule, but I’ve discovered there are two 90210 episodes on every day and I’m trying desperately to resist. I’m not doing so well.)

But anyway, I used to loved “Mommie Dearest” and I’ve seen it many times. And I’ve always wondered…

Where the hell did Christina get a wire hanger?

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Writer, how dare you?

Dear Television Writers,

Sometimes conversations flare up around the ‘net regarding whether readers have a sense of entitlement regarding a favorite series, and what the author owes the reader. I generally keep my mouth shut. One, those conversations by their very nature pit authors against readers. Misconstruing of comments invariably ensues. And, two, as with many conversations, I don’t sit firmly on either side of the fence. I’m an author, but I’m a reader, too. Those two aspects of myself … Read More »

Random ruminations

The Assassination of Jesse James with Brad Pitt was horrible. Not as bad as No Country for Old Men, but a huge disappointment.

In the last month or so, I’ve seen three different characters’ homes described as a Craftsman. A what? Is that a house that Sears built? I assume it’s a style, like a New Englander or a Colonial, but I’ve never heard of a Craftsman. I wish I could remember the titles it was used in … Read More »

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