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  • 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

  • Quote for 12/10/2019

    12/10/2019 2:53:40 AM, by SILVER1369

    Some days, doing 'the best we can' may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect on any front – and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else. — Fred Rogers... 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

  • Quote for 12/9/2019

    12/9/2019 2:58:20 PM, by SILVER1369

    Don’t let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. — Astrid Alauda... 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

  • Quotes for the Day 12/8/2019

    12/8/2019 10:01:33 AM, by SILVER1369

    Self-preservation is the first principle of our nature. — Alexander Hamilton Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax. — Bryant McGill... 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

  • Quote for 12/7/2019

    12/7/2019 9:45:54 AM, by SILVER1369

    Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. — Plato ... 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

  • Quotes for the Day 12/6/2019

    12/6/2019 9:40:33 AM, by SILVER1369

    Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be. — Wayne W. Dyer Genuine kindness is no ordinary act, but a gift of rare beauty. — Sylvia Rossetti... 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

  • Quotes for the Day 12/5/2019

    12/5/2019 10:10:46 PM, by SILVER1369

    A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. — Elbert Hubbard Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. — Henry Ford... 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

  • Quotes for the Day 12/4/2019

    12/4/2019 11:52:34 AM, by SILVER1369

    We can easily manage if we will only take, each day, the burden appointed to it. But the load will be too heavy for us if we carry yesterday’s burden over again today, and then add the burden of the morrow before we are required to bear it. — John Newton We may encounter many defeats but we... 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

  • Blah

    12/3/2019 4:19:25 PM, by KEERAKYRAM

    So today I have no motivation. I got in a 1.5 mile walk with the gremlin because it was nice out and right not the weather is hit or miss. I am planning my Christmas baking now so I can figure out how many days it will take. I am ready to be done with holiday travel. Come on January. The 1st month... Read more

  • Quotes for the Day 12/3/2019

    12/3/2019 10:21:04 AM, by SILVER1369

    Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. — Jack London You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. — Kahlil Gibran Kindness is like snow. It beautifies everything it cove... Read more

  • Thanksgiving down Christmas to go

    12/3/2019 10:00:00 AM, by CLARI6457

    Well I made it through Thanksgiving & lost 2 lbs! I’m so excited. Can’t wait till the 21st to see how many inches I’ve lost & my after photos. And to see how everyone else has done. Stay tuned.............. 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

  • Such a slacker.

    12/2/2019 1:49:26 PM, by KEERAKYRAM

    Yes. I am talking about my self. I have no idea why I can convince myself not to exercise or eat healthy but I can't for the life of me convince myself to do it. So here we are again. I slacked. I quit on my self. I gained some weight. Yep I did these things. I will not beat my self up. I will not... 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

  • Quotesof the Day 11/29/2019

    11/29/2019 9:55:15 AM, by SILVER1369

    Be present in all things and thankful for all things. — Maya Angelou In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. — Albert Camus As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way. — Mary Anne Radmacher... Read more

  • A Reminder on Thanksgiving

    11/28/2019 10:20:01 PM, by JUNEAU2010

    I can hardly see to type this. I spent most of the day working, yet took time to appreciate my overflowing cup of gratitude. I live in a beautiful part of the country. I got my heat restored this week (furnace motor and a few parts fell apart). I was stressed about the repair bill but strove to ... 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

  • Thanksgiving is here

    11/27/2019 12:46:39 AM, by CLARI6457

    Yay! My nephew & his wife made it from Texas for Thanksgiving so happy to see them. Weighed in yesterday and I’m 40 pounds down! So happy... have been planning thanksgiving dinner for a month want to make smart choices, we get a cheat meal & I’ve decided my cheat will be the stuffing. I don’t wan... 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

  • 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

  • Round Two Healthywage

    11/24/2019 9:14:36 PM, by CINDYHOUGHTON

    OK so I finished our team competition and my jackpot failing miserably. They started in June and finished up in September. I missed my jackpot weight by half a pound! Too little too late so no money won. BUT I learned to start earlier and gave it another shot. It motivated me to lose weight when... 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

  • Quote of the Day 11/23/2019

    11/23/2019 10:22:01 AM, by SILVER1369

    Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. — Deepak Chopra... 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

  • Day 60

    11/22/2019 1:26:20 AM, by CLARI6457

    Have made day 60/90 for the challenge at my gym! This has not been an easy road, but only 30 days to go. Did an actual burpee tonight in boot camp, not just a “waddle”. Lol that’s what I call it.. I so didn’t want to go tonight I thought oh I’ll just skip, since I busted it at work moving furniture... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 30 Day Small Changes - Day 1

    11/13/2019 7:18:54 PM, by TURTLE0512

    I am going to start doing small changes in my life. A big one came yesterday when my sister and I blew up at each other. I'm not going to sweat it; it was coming. But I have decided that I'm going to change my life in the ways I can. I will start to make small changes in my diet. I will figure out s... Read more

  • Planet Earth

    11/13/2019 12:18:24 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Planet Earth, 2006, BBC Produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. They filmed for 5 years, the first to be filmed in high definition & at the time was the most expensive documentary ever made. I didn’t watch all of the series - too much clash with work. It is beautifully done. There has also been ... Read more