How many of you know someone who’s had or has lung cancer? My good friend Valerie was diagnosed in August with stage 4 lung cancer. The first question people ask when I tell them about Valerie is always, “Does she smoke?”
The answer is no.
For days after the final episode of Breaking Bad aired, I wondered if Sunday night would ever be the same again. In America, we have a precedent for this kind of withdrawal. Those who remember Bonanza, The Wonderful World of Color, and The Ed Sullivan Show – Sunday evening standards of my youth – know what I’m talking about....more
I am an addict.I am addicted to the AMC series, Breaking Bad. My husband Juan is the person responsible for hooking me up. He is a huge fan of the show and repeatedly tried to get me to watch. I vowed not to get sucked into another television series. Besides I already had a few of my own must-see TV shows. I resisted Juan's efforts but then, with mounting peer pressure from friends who were hosting a Breaking Bad finale party , I succumbed....more
In my early twenties, I remember being at some sort of a party - a BBQ perhaps? A dinner party? I can't be sure. While the details of the party are a hazy mystery, I do recall the conversation, which stunned me."I can't wait," my friend Janet said, "for the fall television lineup. I have it all planned out." She then went on to list which shows she was watching, the times and channels. As it was ten years ago, I cannot quite recall what they were. But I do remember both her excitement and conviction. It just seemed so...odd....more
So for the last few days, hubby and I have been submersed in tv utopia. When number one son was here over the holidays, he recommended that we give "breaking Bad" a try. Like we need another tv addiction! But holy cow, this is great tv!...more