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  • The Bernie Mac Show

    12/12/2019 8:32:55 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Bernie Mac Show, on Fox for 4 seasons, 2001-06 Bernie Mac was a stand up comedian, part of the Original Kings of Comedy . (He passed away in 2008). In the show, he played a fictionalized version of himself. Both in real life & reel life, he was a stand up comedian - this allowed him to have ... Read more

  • Stomach Flu?

    12/12/2019 12:32:13 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Been feeling yucky yesterday& today. “Stomach flu”, or gastroenteritis. On the mend, just wanted to sleep most of the day. Coconut, 1978,Harry Nilsson Brother bought a coconut He bought it for a dime He said to hide another one She paid him for the lime ... Read more

  • Snowy day

    12/11/2019 4:53:01 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Yes, the snow was coming down sideways the last time I looked outside. And the solar panels don’t work so swell covered in snow (never mind that there’s no sunshine...). It snowed most of last night, slowed this morning ... with a break for sunshine from sunrise to midday... and returned to snowin... Read more

  • Heroes

    12/10/2019 11:29:10 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Heroes, 2006-10, NBC, Science fiction Ordinary people start developing extraordinary abilities. The show follows how they developed & tested their abilities, how it affected their lives, & how they came together to save the world. Where there are heroes, there be dragons! Oops, I meant villains.... Read more

  • My Wife and Kids

    12/9/2019 11:13:36 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    My Wife and Kids, 2001-05, on ABC, heavily syndicated from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Damon Wayons played Michael Kyle, father to a boy & 2 girls. He’s married to Janet (Jay). The family is semi-dysfunctional, upper middle class & Black. I just found it on MTV. It’s supposed to be funny. Mom, Jay, is... Read more

  • Brooklynn Nine-Nine

    12/9/2019 1:08:46 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a comedy police show, set in NYC’s Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct. It ran for 5 seasons on Fox, starting in 2013. Fox cancelled it in 2019, but NBC picked it up the next day for 2 seasons (so far). Andy Samberg plays Jake Peralta, a talented but, um, less than mature for his age dete... Read more

  • Meerkat Manor

    12/7/2019 11:48:22 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Meerkat Manor was a British tv show which ran on Animal Planet International from 2005-08 (4 seasons). They used traditional animal studies techniques kwith narration. Oddly enough (to me, anyways) was, in the UK, Bill Nighy narrated the program. It was redubed in Australia by Mike Goldman; & for... Read more

  • Captain Kangaroo

    12/6/2019 11:13:23 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Captain Kangaroo, long running children’s morning show (1955-84) 5 times a week on CBS. The “Captain“ got his name from the large pockets on his jackets.per Wiki: 1993. The show was conceived and the title character was played by Bob Keeshan, who based the show on "the warm relationship between g... Read more

  • Roller Games

    12/5/2019 11:15:58 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Roller Games, a one season show, 1989-90 . It was a theatrical version of Roller Derby. I had to look it up, as I’ve never watched a real game. I didn’t see Roller Games, either. I’ve only seen bits as part of other TV shows. Per Wiki, the teams of up to 15 players field 5 active players per tea... Read more

  • The Saint

    12/4/2019 11:28:32 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Saint was a mystery spy thriller from the UK, shown from 1962-69. It was based on the 1920’s books by Leslie Charteris about Simon Templar. Templar helped people that couldn’t get justice from conventional means, sometimes skirting the law. Played by Roger Moore (who later was James Bond for 7 ... Read more

  • The Rockford Files

    12/4/2019 12:40:38 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Rockford Files, 1974-80, NBC Starred James Garner as Jim Rockford, with Noah Beery as his father, ‘Rocky’. Rockford had served 5 years in San Quentin Prison due to a wrongful conviction. He was cleared, & set himself up as a private detective. He barely earned enough to keep his dilapidated ... Read more

  • McMillan & Wife

    12/2/2019 9:59:57 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    McMillan & Wife, 1971-77, 3D of the major shows that rotated in the NBC Mystery Movie (the other 2 were Columbo & McCloud. NBC would throw a 4th in to try them out). Rock Hudson starred as San Francisco Police Commissioner Stuart McMillan. Susan St. James as his wife, Sally, for 6 years.She was ‘kil... Read more

  • Monday

    12/2/2019 7:01:45 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I hope everyone has a good week!... Read more

  • McCloud

    12/1/2019 11:54:07 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    McCcloud, 1970-77, on NBC as part of its NMC Mystery Murder series (including Columbo & McMillan & Wife). McCloud was described as “a cowboy in the big city”. Dennis Weaver played Deputy Marshall Sam McCloud, from the New Mexican town o f Taos. I didn’t live in New Mexico then, but even I knew Weav... Read more

  • Columbo

    11/30/2019 11:31:57 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Columbo, 1968-78 on NBC. Set in Los Angeles. The twist in this show was that the audience would see at the beginning “who dun’ it”. Frequently, the perpetrators were high society, &/or highly intellectual, who thought they could get away with murder. One to the scene comes Lt. Columbo, from LAPD, ... Read more

  • Fantasy Island

    11/29/2019 11:30:02 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Fantasy Island, 1977-84, ABC This show started out as 2 TV movies. Ricardo Montalbán starred as the mysterious Mr. Roarke. For the first 5 years. his trusty little sidekick , Tattoo, was played by Hervé Villechaize. Many episodes began with Tattoo hurrying to the top of the bell tower, then yelli... Read more

  • Alright

    11/28/2019 10:15:43 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    I love this song - he’s so happy (dare I say, grateful?) with what he has. I hope everyone had a peaceful, happy day with friends & family. Alright, Darius Rucker, 2008 Alright, alright Yeah it's alright, alright Don't need no five star reservations I've go... Read more

  • People My Age

    11/27/2019 10:24:19 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    People My Age, John Gorka, 2001 People my age Have started looking gross I cannot say all And I shouldn't say most I've seen 'em in the grocery I've seen 'em up close And People my age Have started looking gross People my age Are showing some wear There's hol... Read more

  • I’m Not Getting Older, I’m Getting Better

    11/26/2019 10:59:36 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Well, my friends, this is the last day of my 6th decade. Yay ... but considering the alternative, I’m doing OK. Been kicking up the prescription on my trifocal glasses for (mumble) years. Still have all of my teeth, but have a lot of crowns, & a few of months ago, I started using invisilines to get... Read more

  • Snowy daze

    11/26/2019 12:58:32 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Weather forecast is for a Bomb Cyclone to hit the coast and move inland today, bringing snow and “historic” windstorms (gusts up to 70mph) So, I rescheduled my appointments in the big city which would require us to travel through several mountain passes as well as lots city and freeway driv... Read more

  • McHale’s Navy

    11/25/2019 11:14:57 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    McHale’s Navy, 1962-66, on ABC, 30 minute episodes, black & white, set in WW II in the Pacific. (With the last year being in Italy) Based on a 1 hour movie ‘Seven Against the Sea’, in April, 62. Ernest Borgnine played Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale. The movie was more dramatic than the TV ... Read more

  • The Danny Thomas Show

    11/24/2019 11:25:29 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Danny Thomas Show, known as Make Room for Daddy for the first 3 years. On ABC from 1953-57, then on CBS from 57-64. Danny Thomas starred as Danny Williams, a comedian & night club entertainer. In he show, Thomas, guest stars, & cast members often as part of the plot. (From Wiki). The series s... Read more

  • Glen Campbell Music Show

    11/24/2019 12:29:47 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Glen Campbell Music Show, 1982-83, just one season, a 30 minute show. I remember this as being an hour show, & lasting more than just one season. Huh, guess I was wrong! Gentle On My Mind, It's knowin' that your door is always open And your path is free to walk That m... Read more

  • glee

    11/22/2019 11:23:35 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Glee, 2009-15, Fox network Set in the (fictitious) William McKinley High School glee club, the teenagers & their teachers compete on a show choir competition circuit. Besides the songs and typical teenage problems, the series addressed many social issues (sexuality, race, team work, etc.) The show... Read more

  • Improvement vs perfection

    11/22/2019 4:58:52 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    There’s a vast difference between trying to improve and expecting perfection! Striving to improve can help me to grow and get stronger (mentally as well as physically), while pushing for perfection sets me up for disappointment and low self esteem. I like to compete against myself... can I improv... Read more

  • 30 Rock

    11/22/2019 12:34:15 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    30 Rock, 2006-13, NBC Tina Fey created the series, based on her experiences as head writer for Saturday Night Live. It was described as a “satirical sitcom”. The name, 30 Rock, comes from the address of NBC headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Fey played Liz Lemon, the head writer of NBC sketch ... Read more

  • When It Rains It Pours

    11/21/2019 1:29:00 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    So, last Monday,evening, we had really high winds. I lost my DISH (tv) & internet satellite receivers. I’m used to losing them for a few hours with bad storms or snow. I was supposed to drive to Sedona, AZ, on Saturday for a week long class, so I didn’t bother calling the companies. I wandered to... Read more

  • The Solar System Is Fascinating.

    11/20/2019 12:19:22 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    After doing 3 blogs on the Solar System, I called it quits. There was more stuff past the Oort Cloud comets, I was running out of steam. One of my SP friends, BUTEAFULL, said she was hoping I would write something about Eris. Got a little brain twitch. I vaguely remembered seeing something in an art... Read more

  • Holding steady

    11/19/2019 12:07:28 AM, by MEL-ROY

    I haven't changed my habits but not losing as fast as I was. I am still in size 10 jeans but they are a tad less snug at least. I took another photo yesterday to compare to when I started. I am amazed at how much slimmer my legs are. Another thing I noticed is my smaller neck. My necklaces fit much... Read more

  • Lessons from the doggos... walk away

    11/18/2019 11:06:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Sweet Pea and the Cooper-dog are both quite good at walking away when something or someone does not serve their best interests. I like that meme that say "P** on it or walk away"... That is so definitely a doggo thing to do. If you can't eat it or play with it... just walk away. I am not advocati... Read more

  • Community

    11/18/2019 10:58:24 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Community, 2009-15, NBC (the 6h season was on Yahoo!) Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) lied about his education, lost his job at his law firm when found out, & started going to the local Greendale Community College to get a legit degree. Trying to impress a female student, Britta, he fakes starting a st... Read more

  • Monday's Motivation

    11/18/2019 9:17:35 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • The Stand

    11/17/2019 11:32:12 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Stand mini-series, from Stephen King’s novel of the same name, aired on ABC from 8-12 May 1994. I have to say, this one scared the pee out of me. I was working in the VA Emergency Department. It wasn’t the “Good vs Evil” that bothered me - it was the spread of the mote than 95% lethal viru... Read more

  • Sunday Stuff

    11/17/2019 10:11:55 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Actually I’m doing pretty good. Got a lotta stuff done today that I wanted to get done. Started out the day with a relaxing hot tub with hubby, followed by a great breakfast. Updated all 3 of my Etsy shops.... had fun playing around with the new Bigfoot displays for the necklac... Read more

  • Just Breathe..

    11/17/2019 2:38:45 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    If this is all you can manage to do today...it will be enough... Read more

  • Lessons from the doggos... live in the moment

    11/17/2019 2:44:03 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    The Cooper-dog doesn’t worry about much, as far as I can tell. (I worry enough for both of us...). When he does something he tends to do it with all his being. Whether that is sleeping, walking, playing... or stubbornly refusing to go out in the rain. When he sleeps he does so determinedly, floppi... Read more

  • The Ups & Downs of Pluto

    11/16/2019 11:38:38 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The Truth Is Out There ... At its closest to the sun, Pluto is still way beyond what could be seen with anything available by pre-1930. Astronomer Percival Lowell noticed deviations in the orbits of Uranus and Neptune. He theorized something was out there, and searched for Planet X fr... Read more

  • Warning... RANT! The CT Scan results are back!

    11/16/2019 1:18:18 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So I had the total shoulder replacement surgery on Nov 7 2018... last year. 53 weeks ago. It’s still not working after 9 months of Physical Therapy, 2 or 3 times a week and Countless massage treatments (not covered by insurance). Orthopedic Dr tells me “it should by working” (duh!) ...an... Read more

  • To The Astroid Belt, and Beyond!

    11/16/2019 12:52:49 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    We now leave the inner, rocky, terrestrial planets (generally not called all of the adjectives at once). Did you know there is more than one asteroid belt? Neither did I. Wonderful what we can find strolling through articles. Anyway, the inner belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. The entire mas... Read more

  • Lessons from the doggos... getting along

    11/15/2019 2:41:22 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    Yesterday, after snow playtime and a mutual case of the “zoomies” the pups crashed out together in my lap. They are wildly different in personality and size, but they are best buds. Despite their differences (breed, disposition, motivators, affection level, age, and size) they get along and don’t... Read more

  • Touring thr Solar System

    11/15/2019 1:20:12 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Touring The Solar System The solar system is not the center of the universe. (Gasp!) No, truly, our system is about 2/3 of the way from our galaxy. It’s known as the Milky Way, because with the naked eye, it looks like someone spilled the milk. Don’t cry over it, there are now photograp... Read more

  • Lonesome Dove

    11/13/2019 11:43:47 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Lonesome Dove, 1989, 4 part mini-series on CBS. Based on the 1995 Larry McMurtry novel of the same name. It was widely credited for bringing back both westerns and mini-series. Set during the twilight years of the Old West, old friends, now retired Texas Rangers join a cattle drive from Texas to Mon... Read more