Netflix doubles down on locking women up. (Spoilers )

Orange is the new black is a show about women in prison, a drama, a comedy at times and a tear jerker. It gives us a look into the lives of the female prison population from a very personal perspective. All the lesbian sex and boob shots one would expect from Hollywood but we actually get to know each of the women attached to those boobs, from how they each ended up in prison, to their hopes for the future With the added bonus of being a true story, Orange is the new black has become the hallmark for incredibly well written female characters,in all shapes, ages, colours and sizes. As you’d expect from a show produced in the USA, the lesbian aspect is treated,either as shocking , or as funny,I  guess to make the less enlightened viewer more comfortable. In one of the best roles of the show, Lea Delaria as Big Boo is as vulnerable as she is intimidating, and is a joy to watch. 

Lea Delaria shows off her dramatic acting chops

Orange is the new black is a progressive character driven show of high quality. 

If you’re looking for a show like Orange is the new black, but without all the American hang ups about female sexuality, out of Australia comes Wentworth, in my opinion, far superior to Orange is the new black . The characters seem more realistic even though this show was based on another hit show called Prisoner and not a real life experience. Each show begins with the star OITNB Taylor Chapman, W Bea Smith entering prison and follows them through their stay. Taylor seems more naive at first than Bea, but she’s younger. While the women of Wentworth make the girls of Orange look like babies, the plot line of Wentworth is more sophisticated, the male characters are better looking and less douchey than those of OITNB. and lesbianism is presented as a normal thing that happens. 

Wentworth proving that teal is the new orange

Then,there’s Pamela Rabe, an actress in her late 50s who has become the surprise sex symbol of the show. Her character, Joan Ferguson goes from governor  (or warden ) to psych patient ,playing the transition perfectly, Pamela has the unique ability to make the smallest muscles in her face tell a story . I can’t wait to see more of her. 

Pamela Rabe as governor Joan Ferguson gives the best performance on television

I was recently turned onto Wentworth by a friend, after seeing the first episode, my craving for a new season of Orange went away. Wentworth season 5 will air this year.  It’s easy to see why actresses are clamoring to be locked up, if they get roles like these 

So, if you haven’t already enjoyed all 4 seasons of Wentworth before Orange is the new black returns in June. 

Happy POO Year 💩💩💩

Ironically, after saying that I would greet 2017 with a turned  cheek, I awoke yesterday morning to my bottom spewing poop,the consistency of thin oatmeal like an upside down volcano,  through my underwear, then 3 more times later on in the day after changing into a diaper, which is no better with liquid poop than the underwear, the diarrhea is from taking antibiotics for my ruptured appendix. It would’ve been difficult to clean up with 2 working hands, with only one, it was near impossible. Had to call hubby home from work.with what he came home to, I’m sure he’d rather be working  Huge thanks to the coworker who stepped in to cover hubby’s shift.

If yesterday morning was any indication of how this year is going to be for me, it doesn’t look,or smell too good

.  Optimistic hubby thinks that the shit has hit the fan now so nothing to worry about, but I disagree, knowing that I still have surgery looming this year. 


With apologies to Keith Richards 

2016 has been the year of the celebrity death. In the past week alone we lost George Michael and today Carrie Fisher .  It’s a good thing I’m not famous or I would have died … twice. (If you count the back end of 2015. )

After the news broke regarding Carrie Fisher,  I casually made a remark to my husband and he replied, you should tweet that. And,  without thinking, I did. I tweeted the following image along with the words below the image. 

BREAKING NEWS : Rolling Stones guitarist, Keith Richards still ALIVE!

Then promptly forgot about it. Until my phone lost it’s mind with notifications. I’m usually good, on an original tweet for 5 or less retweets and under 10 likes. This stupid little off the cuff remark, admittedly in poor taste., has currently garnered 295 likes and 156 retweets! I guess there were more people, like me, who needed a chuckle than I would have thought. 

Sorry Keith for using your celebrity to goose what little I may have. Please don’t die. 

** UPDATE Tweet has now received 514 likes and 296 retweets, it’s been viewed 59951 times. More views than my tweet that was retweeted by a bona-fide celebrity. 

Guess where I’m blogging from today. 

Yup, you guessed it, I’m in the hospital again. I know what you’re thinking ,I’m in for the hysterectomy I mentioned, but no.

On Saturday the 17th around 2 in the afternoon, I started having excruciating pain in the middle left of my lower abdomen. I figured it was gas and  told my husband to attend his work Xmas party. The pain got worse and worse. I called the hubby and told him to come home, on his voice mail, then by text  Two hours later he was home and we went to the emergency room. I had a CT scan and an hour later,  found out I had appendicitis and was admitted to hospital. On Sunday afternoon I had laparoscopic surgery to remove my appendix. Tender today, home tomorrow. Hysterectomy pushed back . It feels like my body is rebelling against life.

But it made me think of this scene from the  Big Bang Theory, but in reverse.

FUCK 2016

UPDATE : Just spoke with the surgeon and the appendix was ruptured.  Meaning I could have died,again. My body is not just rebellious, it’s trying to tell me I’m living on borrowed time.

You’ve been Trumped   

This is your president , America . 

Unless the electoral college swings Hillary’s way , or there’s sufficient evidence of voter fraud by the right . Unfortunately both of these scenarios are highly unlikely . As is the idea that the outcome is an elaborate practical joke by Ashton Kutcher .

While I am saddened that so many good people will have to endure both 4 to 8 years of Trump’s legislation and the ridicule of Trump’s supporters , perhaps it’s what needs to happen .  It might sound harsh , but 47% of you didn’t vote ,didn’t think it was important enough . Maybe 4 to 8 years of laying in the bed you made will get you off of your precious asses next time . You acted like children cause you didn’t like either candidate and that made you feel like you weren’t included . Awe poor baby , never learned that politicians aren’t there to be liked , but rather to make the hard choices that hopefully make lives better . Now you must be punished like children and be forced to wear your Halloween costume for at least 4 years . 

Suck it up , buttercup . 

A Canadian that “Everybody Knows”

Leonard Cohen has died at the age of 82.


Canada week continues today with a tribute to my favourite Canadian singer/songwriter, Leonard Cohen.

With his deep, gritty voice and dark songs, Leonard Cohen has carved out his own niche in the landscape of Canadian music. He has accolades upon accolades, being inducted into multiple Halls of Fame (American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Canadian Music Hall of Fame and Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame) as well as being a recipient of Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada.

A native of Montreal, Cohen’s unique style is unmistakable. While listening to his songs, I find myself transported to a dark, smoky club filled with a distinctly French, world weariness and an underlying sexual tension.

His songs are often topical. Everybody Knows, for example,  is about sexual relationships during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s in which “the naked man and woman are just a shining artifact of the past.”

Cohen’s songs have been covered by…

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