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Another season of Grace & Frankie is over! NO!

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Darn you, Netflix.

You gave me thirteen episodes of Grace and Frankie all at once, forcing me to decide what the hell to do.

Do I binge or not?

I finished Season 3 of Grace and Frankie last night. The third season became available on March 24, so I do not feel that I binged.

Grace and Frankie is one terrific series, and I hope there is a fourth season.

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen, and Sam Waterston. What else is there to say? These four skilled actors are superb.

What grabs me the most are the characters these four actors play. And, of course, the characters are persons of a certain age (like my age, okay?). Grace, Frankie, Robert, and Sol are real. They are all intelligent, caring, flawed, quirky, and damned lovable.

Season 3 started out slowly for me, but the story soon gained some steam and then things got serious FAST. Blew me away. Made me cry, and scared me to death.  All of a sudden, I discovered the characters were in crisis.

My fictional friends were hurting, so I was in pain also.

I get really emotional about my stories, in case you haven’t noticed!

Grace and Frankie is a great story about four older adults who love each other (most of the time, anyway). It’s about marriage, divorce, family, love, and loss.

It is also about aging, a subject that is an interest of mine right now!

Kudos to Netflix.

When does season 4 start?

Time off is schweet

Even if you have a cold.

I slept in this morning, watched a movie (the Jane Eyre 2011 edition), watching the Castle marathon on TNT, drinking tea with lemon, and playing on my ‘puter a bit.

Here’s what Castle is about:

I’ve also had time to check out what’s going on in the world:

Interesting article at CNN Money about Netflix stock taking a dive. This is a surprise?I didn’t give up my Netflix account because of the price–I’ve not been happy with DVD delivery, mainly because any mail service blows these days. So I signed up for the Netflix streaming account. Except the streaming choices were crap all of a sudden. Not a good deal for me! So I beefed up my cable television services and divorced Netflix.

And, if you happen to meet Henry Winkler (aka “The Fonz”) congratulate him on being awarded an OBE from Queen Elizabeth. Henry’s been traveling around the U.K., educating folks about learning disabilities.

Tacoma, Washington teachers, ordered back to work via a court order, just said no and continued their strike..

TTFN.

More tomorrow, I’m sure.

I’ve got to sign off and continue to savor the sweetness of being off work for a few days.

1983 The Winds Of War ABC Miniseries Premiere Promo

I’m watching this on Netflix this weekend, in honor of Memorial Day and my Mom (we watched this whole mini series, on VHS tapes from The Seattle Public Library, the summer of 2000, when we moved to Seattle).
The Winds of War was written by Herman Wouk and published in 1971.

Rob and Laura on The Rachel Ray Show

I’ve got to watch the Rachel Ray show airing tomorrow (in reruns, of course, because I’m working tomorrow).

The Dick Van Dyke Show was one of my favorite shows, back in the day.
And still!
The Dick Van Dyke Show is also in my Netflix lineup!

And here’s proof of how old I am:

Elvis Presley – Memories

Singing this song yesterday and today as I’ve worked on emptying out my storage locker in Bellevue. This is one of my favorite Elvis songs; he sings it much better than I do!
I found a brand new umbrella, a whole bunch of sweaters and some dishes I had forgotten about.
Goodwill got a lot of old towels, sheets, and books.
On my next vacation I will be getting rid of three large items, then giving up the storage unit at last.
Feels good to have this chore almost done.
Vacation is winding down, back to work on Monday.
Netflix delivered Black Swan, and I’m going to watch it this afternoon.

Hope you are all doing well.

Thinking about Season 3 of Fringe

PLEASE NOTE: Season 2 spoilers follow.

As I wrote before, I’ve become a Fringeophile.

That’s my word describing my current addiction to the television series Fringe

Until this spring/summer, my interest in Fringe was sporadic.

Somehow, I got hooked at the end of the second season.

Thanks to Netflix, I’m just about through with season one.

Season two is available on Netflix September 14, just before the new season debuts on September 23.

Here’s what I’m wondering about the first hour of season three (“Olivia”):

  • Does Peter know, somehow, that it wasn’t “the other” Olivia he knew (from Walter’s world) who crossed back with him?
  • How will Olivia from the other side react when she sees the sister and niece who live in “the other” Olivia’s world?
  • What in the Sam Hill happened to William Bell?

That’s all for now.

Knowing  the work of J.J. Abrams, though, I will probably realize after watching the season three premiere that my questions are 100% inconsequential.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Getting better

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Asthma and coughing spells kept me up most of last night, so I stayed home from work today.

I’m still not able to sleep much, but I’m on the mend and plan to be at work tomorrow first thing.

I’m getting caught up on my Netflix movies today.

First I watched Blade Runner. I know Harrison Ford is a hot tamale, but it’s Rutger Hauer who really blows my hair back. Good gracious.

I just finished watching “Waitress.” If you have never seen this Adrienne Shelly movie, please do yourself a favor and give it a chance.

Ms. Shelly, who wrote, directed, and co-starred in the movie, was murdered as she was finishing this sweet and refreshing film [This is an unclear sentence; I meant she was murdered around the time she was finishing the movie, not as she was finishing it].

My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Now, I’m going to watch disc one of Firefly.

I sure hope that I can sleep tonight.

TTFN.

Near Dark (1987)

Near Dark (1987)

I just finished watching the scariest vampire movie, thanks to Netflix.

Written by Eric Red and Kathryn Bigelow, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, I liked this movie a lot but was really repelled by parts of it.

Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, and Adrian Pasdar were in it (and all three were a LOT younger then), among many other faces I recognized.

If you like scary movies, this is one to watch.

I heard about this movie last weekend, while watching ‘True Blood’ on HBO. After the program, there was a special on about vampires, movies and books, and this film by Kathryn Bigleow sounded interesting.

The next movie I’m going to watch, probably tomorrow, is the Martin Scorsese film “Shine a Light,” which is a documentary about The Rolling Stones.

But not tonight, because I need to read “Palace Council” a bit more.

I can feel my personal battery starting to recharge!

TTFN.

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