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Nancy Roman

Category Archives: Television

How Old Is Mr. T?

Remember when you were a little kid and you’d meet some other kid in the playground or at school or in a store? One of the first questions you always asked was, “How old are you?” You were a little obsessed with age. You certainly didn’t want to play with a kid too much younger …

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Alternate Endings

Do you ever wish that the writer of the book you just read or the movie you saw would have consulted you before she decided on that particular ending? I do. Sometimes it is simply historical reality that makes people or characters act the way they act. But I see so many occasions where there …

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An Honor To Meet Her

This week, my husband and I treated ourselves to dinner at our favorite restaurant. We only eat there once or twice a year. First, because it is fabulously expensive. And second, because it keeps it fabulously special. But oh my, it is fabulous. A charming setting with fine French cuisine exquisitely prepared and served. Soon …

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The Non-Complaint Department

I overheard the most ordinary – yet extraordinary – conversation yesterday. Two friends were catching up after our Yoga class. One had just returned from visiting her son and grandchildren. “I see my grandchildren so much more than I ever thought I would,” the woman said. “It’s such an easy trip. Bradley [our Connecticut airport] is …

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Not Quite Instant Karma

Today’s hashtag game on Twitter is #ButSomeoneElseTookCredit.  A hashtag game, for those of you who don’t know Twitter  – (and you are very wise, by the way, it’s awful – it’s very mean … and very addicting) – is an informal contest where everyone tweets on the same subject and you try to be cleverer …

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Inappropriate: Thank You, Mary Tyler Moore

In tribute to the amazing Mary Tyler Moore, here’s a post from 2 years ago. She always made me laugh, and that’s about as nice a compliment as you can get. Thanks, Mary.   INAPPROPRIATE I read the other day about a person having an inappropriate case of the giggles. And oh my, a memory …

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Dirt

A few days a go I was doing a little gardening. Here is a totally gratuitous photo of my helper. Theo has nothing to do with this story, but I am addicted to taking pictures of his adorable self.   So anyway, I am digging up weeds. I love pulling weeds – it is sort …

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Infinite Monkey Theorem

I think just about all of us are familiar with the Infinite Monkey Theorem: Given an infinite amount of time, a monkey randomly hitting the keys on a typewriter would eventually type out the complete works of Shakespeare. Blows my mind. However. What is more astounding astounding to me than an accidental but accurately typed …

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Cowboy Memories

It was my husband’s turn to choose which Sirius channel we listened to on our last ride. So naturally, he picked Willie’s Roadhouse – very old-fashioned country music. By very old-fashioned, I mean Grand Ole Opry old-fashioned. I mean twangy guitars and twangier voices. I mean boots and barefoot and nothing in between. I mean …

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Inappropriate

I read the other day about a person having an inappropriate case of the giggles. And oh my, a memory jumped up and yelled, “You despicable person, you!” You –  in this case –  meaning: Me. Do you remember the old Mary Tyler Moore episode about Chuckles the Clown?  The station’s resident clown was the …

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