The Fence

One of my favorite TV shows is about a women’s prison. During the latest season, a big hole was cut in the fence during several episodes. Only two people took the opportunity to step through the fence and walk away from the prison. Most of them wanted to stay where they were, do their time, then be free. But the real truth is the world waiting for them outside had nothing to offer, especially no hope.

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Wait

Wait, it’s only Thursday? No, it must be Friday by now. I need to sleep late tomorrow. I need to play with my dog in the park. I need to invite my pals over for dinner and a couple more episodes of “Jessica Jones.” I cannot wait for more days, it must be Friday now, today. Immediately.

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A Good Word

I learned a good new word the other day. Eyehump. It’s so descriptive, isn’t it? I’m dying to use it in a blog post for my entertainment blog. I wrote a post about a woman who gives men smoldering, smokey-eyed looks and wanted to use it there, but it doesn’t fit with her character. Now I’m searching for a place to put my new word. If only Lost Girl was still on the air, I could use it there!

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Childhood idol

Many people have talked about Carrie Fisher as a childhood idol. For my generation her mother Debbie Reynold was the idol. For me personally, I idolized Esther Williams when I was a child. She was a swimmer, as I was, and she could do magical things in the water. I wanted to do everything in the water that Esther Williams could do.

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Jane

This makes me laugh. Jane and her mother Xiomara speak only English to their grandmother/mother. Alba, the mother/grandmother understands their English conversation perfectly. But she speaks only Spanish. Her daughter and granddaughter understand her Spanish conversation perfectly. Watching them talk back and forth in English and Spanish makes me laugh every week.

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It’s Hell

I’m reminded of a scene from “The L Word” when Carmen enters a strip club. The place is jammed with screaming men watching a woman undress on a stage. Carmen meets Shane and says, “What is this place. It’s like being in hell.”

That’s what hell is. A place where men can demand that women do whatever they want no matter how demeaning.

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Midnight Sun

It was one of those dreams you really enjoy. I was scampering (yes, scampering) down the street with Teri Polo. We splashed in puddles and sang songs. She made up one. I sang June Christy’s version of “Midnight Sun.” Damn, I was so good – I sounded just like June Christy. Did I really have to wake up?

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Never

“I promise I will never leave you out of anything again.”

“I promise I will never take drugs again.”

Promises are hard to keep. Especially when your life is not in your own control, when you have to make decisions on the spur of the moment, when the drugs in your neck were inserted by someone else.

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What’s On?

“What’s on?” People want to know what’s on your iPod, your TV, your stereo, your X Box, your bedside table, your car radio. They think it says something about you. It probably does. So you should know that I watched “Marcella” all weekend, I listened to Natalie Merchant and Al Jarreau in my car, keep my radio tuned to NPR and I finished reading “The Marriage of Opposites” this weekend. Now you know all my secrets.

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Facsimile

What if you saw a person who was an exact facsimile of you? Would you think you had a twin you didn’t know you had? What if you saw 3 other people who looked exactly like you? What would you think then? That’s the premise of “Orphan Black” and carries out one of the most interesting what if scenarios on television.

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