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Hello everyone,

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 Abby Rose from A Rose Is Still A Rose.

A new blog that I am working on.

As soon as it is up, I will post a link.

A big thank you to all of my readers.

I apologize for not updating sooner.

Here is a bit of an update:

I plan on creating a new blog for the next season of Generation Reese which I created in May of this year. There are three grandchildren who seem to be growing up fast. Once Wednesday heads off to college then I will decide which kid to narrate the story which will lead into the third generation. So far it is a toss up between Clary, Serena and Mandy. I will keep you posted.

Until then, check out…. The Nimmons Legacy which is nearing its second generation now that Olivia has found a boyfriend. I have my fingers crossed.

I want to free up this blog for more insightful posts and TV reviews.

Thank you again for checking out my blog.

Have a happy holiday and a pleasant day…

Violet..

A truce between Millenials , Generation X and Baby Boomers…

According to the American Student Assistance website, there are 37 million people with outstanding student loan debt.

Of that 37 million, fourteen are people under the age of 30 otherwise known as millennial generation (my generation).

Soon, the debt will hit the one trillion-dollar mark.

Time and time again, I find myself skimming through Yahoo articles regarding this issue.

So many people have an opinion about this current state of affairs.

The responses are 75 percent negative but, 25 percent positive.

Some people feel as though the debt should be forgiven.

The blame does not rest on the youth but, on the government.

A number of people feel like this problem should rest solely upon the borrower.

Most people choose to completely separate themselves from this issue citing that “they” made the right choice by joining the military , taking up a trade or attending a cheaper college (2 year or otherwise).

In the past six years, I learned that there is no right or wrong answer in this situation.

I graduated from college six years ago.

This was a year before the economic collapse of 2008.

My dream was to work in media.

I wanted to start from the bottom and work my way up.

Returning home after graduation was only temporary.

I mapped everything out when I was 17.

I planned on working for four years after college, moving out, saving up my money and obtaining my Master’s degree by 25.

Things did not work out as I planned.

Yet, I still hold on tightly to the hope that one day I will achieve my goal.

This is why I am empathetic towards those who are in peril regarding this crisis.

I can not judge anyone for their debt when I am a piece of that pie.

My mother paid for my education out-of-pocket but, Sallie Mae paid for room and board.

I had no other choice.

On Yahoo, there is so much hostility against my generation because of this debt.

So many people feel that this crisis is of our own making.

It was not.

Rather than the battle between Baby Boomers and Generation X vs. the Millenials, I wish that people would declare a truce.

The mistakes of the past regarding student loans contributed to the mistakes of this day and age.

We are all in this together.

I believe one day the very same people posting negatively about this issue will open their eyes and realize the truth.

One day soon.

Violet.

Defiance one my new favorite shows

The cast of SYFY’s original series, Defiance.

One of my new favorite shows in a list that includes

Rogue (Audience) Wednesdays

Rectify (Sundance)Mondays

Top Of The Lake(Sundance)

The Americans(FX)Wednesdays @10

Bates Motel (A&E)Mondays at 10

Orphan Black (BBC America) (Saturdays @9)

The Slap (Audience) (Wednesdays)

The Following (FOX)

One show I recently fell in love with is Defiance (SYFY Mondays)

It airs on Mondays.

The commercials peaked my interest more than anything.

If you have not watched this show please do.

It is so complex but, the story line and the alien species are fantastic.

I am really interested in the fictional Irathian people…particularly a young girl named Irisa.
There is so much to be learned but, her character as well as the background of Defiance (aka St. Louis)
Definitely check it out if you have the time to.
I am also looking forward to the new season of
True Blood, Breaking Bad and Falling Skies
which will air this summer as well.

Twelve new TV shows, Kale chips and Sims 3 death by meteor..

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Ten things I discovered the following in the past week:

  1. Brad’s Raw Leafy Kale in Nasty Hot flavor. It is a hybrid of jalapeno and organic cheese. Spicy food is always a plus for me
  2. NBC’s Hannibal which is about a brilliant detective in search of some of the most deranged serial killers. Plus Hannibal Lecter is also in this as well and yes he does consume a few human dishes.
  3. Guy Fieri’s restaurant in Times Square which was pretty cool. The food was so good.
  4. One of my favorite comic book shops in Times Square, Midtown Comics is now open until Midnight.
  5. A little book store called Strand which has a motley of books from a gazillion different genres. The prices are not half bad either.
  6. Rogue is a really cool show about an undercover cop living a double life. Both of those lives are slowly but, surely colliding at a rapid speed.
  7. Rodger Sterling cries, Betty is a brunette, Don is an alcoholic and Peggy has become a female version of Don Draper. Mad Men is back!!!!!
  8. Cupcakes put a smile on everyone’s face especially if they are from Georgetown on Mercer Street.
  9. Ryan Hardy is always so close but, yet so far on The Following. Joe Carroll is something else . The fact that Roderick is employed by a police department freaks me out.
  10.  One of new favorite shows Cult was cancelled. Sad.
  11. Frank Gallagher is at the end of his rope but, refuses to stop partying. Where is Jimmy? Hopefully, this is a new day for Fiona.
  12. Orphan Black blew my mind.
  13. Under The Dome will air June 24,2013. Yay!!!!!

One Sims update…

Rest in Peace : Elizabeth, Andrew and Ethan Pierce were killed off by a meteor along with The Butler. I moved them to a new home, remodeled it and updated the furniture. Meanwhile, everyone celebrated Ethan’s birthday on the deck little Daryl sat inside and would not move. I tried my best to move him but, he would not budge. Then it happened, the meteor hit and obliterated most of my characters. It was so, so sad. Daryl, the only Pierce left was put in the system.

I started a new game with Andrew and Elizabeth in another town. Andrew works in The Military, Elizabeth quit her job in business to work in City Hall. They are the proud parents of a bouncing baby girl.

The Ross family is no more. I deleted them because I wanted to restart their game later.

The Joneses are doing just fine. Jayla is a Sous Chef , Kadence is 30 days away from her birthday and Gideon is still in Boarding School.

So far so good.

I will keep you updated on my Sims play as well as my discoveries.

Happy reading.