HAPPY NATIONAL DOG DAY!
In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog.
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My friend Leah and I went to the US Open tennis tournament today hoping to see favorite players.
Me, Djokovic at the practice courts. Her, Verdasco in his early round match. We were both successful. (Leah even shook Verdasco’s hand.)
But we did not expect to meet Jack Sock’s aunt and uncle on the train platform on our way back into the city!
But we did.
They were chatting with friends and were curious about the matches that were still in progress. And since both of us were intent on our cellphones, they asked for an update.
We ended up talking until we arrived at Penn Station.
I think that counts as yet another sports celebrity encounter — don’t you?
Posted in Entertainment, Family, Humor, Life, Sports, Television
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Guest blogger Rory Dog writes:
My Momma Dog is so silly sometimes…
It’s a good thing I don’t distinguish between feet and hands, or this game might offend me.
Posted in Animals, Comedy, Dogs, Entertainment, Family, Friends, Games, Humor, Life, Love, Relationships
Tagged animals, comedy, Dogs, entertainment, family, feet, friends, games, hands, Humor, life, momma, Relationships, silly, video
The broadcast and online media outlets have all gone gooey-eyed over the way NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams announced his own daughter Allison’s casting in the plum role of Peter Pan in the network’s upcoming live action production –
No tears here.
I demand that the full investigative reporting resources at NBC News be hurled at this story, which reeks of nepotism, entitlement and…dare I say, piracy.
J.M. Barrie said it best:
“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if
you your daddy will sacrifice everything else for it.”
Posted in Broadway, Celebrities, Entertainment, Family, Humor, News, Television
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Richard Linklater’s film Boyhood has received enormous attention and near perfect reviews.
The fact that it was 12 years in the making is epic enough. That the same actors gathered together to recreate this family each year…so the passage of time Is made all the more authentic by every bad haircut, each pop culture reference.
But Boyhood’s true appeal lies in Linklater’s choice of subject matter: the simple, day-to-day ups and downs of a family doing their best to juggle school and jobs and divorce and remarriage and financial worries and love and loss.
Chances are, at certain points in this movie, you will recognize yourself or your family.
And it will make you smile.
Posted in Children, Commentary, Entertainment, Family, Humor, Life, Movies
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It’s no coincidence that most movies end with the wedding.
That’s when reality kicks in.
The documentary 112 Weddings (HBO OnDemand) gives audiences the opportunity to see how that reality measures up.
Filmmaker Doug Block shot wedding videos for 112 couples over his career, and in this documentary, revisits some of those couples a decade or more later after the ‘I do’s.’
Most are still married. One couple is in the process of divorcing and agreed to be interviewed separately. But all agree that marriage is far different from any idea they may have had at the start.
Many have faced real challenges. Seriously ill children. Depression. But all answer the simple question: would we do it all again, knowing what we know now.
The film manages to be both sobering and joyful at the same time…which is how couples should probably approach such an important life choice.
If you stop and think about it.
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This dog loves his fan almost as much as my pup.
After every warm-weather walk, Rory Dog lies down right in front of the small circular fan I have in the corner of the living room. No standing or ear flapping for him; we’re talking flat on his belly, legs splayed out behind him like a turkey prepped for stuffing.
Once he cools off and starts to doze, he falls over on his side. (Rolls is too gentle a word for his total collapse.)
Ya gotta love dogs — I certainly do love mine!
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