A&E Network announced on Friday that it will begin production next month onStephen King’s Bag of Bones, a four-hour mini-series based on the New York Times No. 1 bestseller. The two-night event, starring onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan and X-Files alum Annabeth Gish, will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2011.
For the uninitiated, A&E sums up Bag of Bonesas “the story of grief and lost love’s enduring bonds, an innocent child caught in a terrible crossfire and a new love haunted by past secrets.” Brosnan stars as “Mike Noonan, a bestselling novelist who is unable to stop grieving after the sudden death of his wife Jo (played by Gish).” When a dream inspires the author to return to his and Jo’s lakeside retreat in” — of course! — “Maine, Noonan becomes involved in a custody battle between the daughter of an attractive young widow and the child’s enormously wealthy grandfather.”
There, Noonan experiences “mysterious ghostly visitations, ever-escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him.”
Have you ever read about some kind of food and immediately pictured yourself savoring every last bite of it? This happens to me from time to time. This sandwich is a perfect example. I’m currently reading a book where the main character is constantly eating a sandwich with ooey-gooey melted colby and cheddar cheese with sweet tomatoes sandwiched in between. After the 4th mention of it in the book, I had no choice but to make it on my own. Can you blame me?
In the book, the grilled cheese sandwich acts as a form of comfort for the main character. This is something that I can totally relate to. Even though it is often viewed as a kid food, I have always found a perfectly grilled grilled cheese sandwich one of those meals that always satisfies. I’m not sure if its the buttery bread or the melted cheese, but whatever it is after I’ve finished it I’ve always got a smile on my face.
You will need:
4 slices sour dough bread
2 tablespoons butter, divided
4 slices cheddar cheese
1 tomato sliced into 4 slices
4 slices colby cheese
Use 1 tablespoon of butter to butter each slice of bread.
Layer 2 slices of cheddar cheese, 2 tomato slices and two slices of colby cheese between 2 slices of sour dough bread.
Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place sandwich in pan and cook 3 – 4 minutes per side or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.
“Now Amy Winehouse is dead, like many others whose unnecessary deaths have been retrospectively romanticised, at 27 years old. Whether this tragedy was preventable or not is now irrelevant. It is not preventable today. We have lost a beautiful and talented woman to this disease. Not all addicts have Amy’s incredible talent. Or Kurt’s or Jimi’s or Janis’s, some people just get the affliction. All we can do is adapt the way we view this condition, not as a crime or a romantic affectation but as a disease that will kill. We need to review the way society treats addicts, not as criminals but as sick people in need of care. We need to look at the way our government funds rehabilitation. It is cheaper to rehabilitate an addict than to send them to prison, so criminalisation doesn’t even make economic sense. Not all of us know someone with the incredible talent that Amy had but we all know drunks and junkies and they all need help and the help is out there. All they have to do is pick up the phone and make the call. Or not. Either way, there will be a phone call.”—
When the show starts back up Brennan is super preggo, like so preggo it’s hard to maneuver in a certain baby daddy’s kitchen in the morning. Gasp! What on earth is she doing eating breakfast in a man’s kitchen? A possible sleepover? We must alert the church elders!
“But, no, we don’t hate Meryl. We just wish she’d turn down a few more things. But she’s a great girl although I do say to her, ‘Meryl, you’ve got to turn some things down.” - Bette Midler on Meryl getting all the great parts:
‘What kind of roles would you like to portray?’ she answered ‘Surely…
In two weeks, the House will start deciding where and how much to cut in the 2012 budget.
We know that tough decisions need to be made, but now is not the time to cut poverty-fighting programs that we know work—programs that fight the root causes of chronic hunger, have helped put more than 6 million people on AIDS drugs since 2002 and have helped avert 5.4 million child deaths due to vaccines—all for less than 1% of the budget.
I just signed this petition asking the House to protect these programs. Will you sign it, too?
Violet and Allen Large won $11.2 Million dollars last year in the lottery. However, instead of going on spending sprees, world trips and buying shiny cars, they decided to do exactly the opposite: they gave almost all of it away. “What you’ve never had, you don’t miss,” Allan Large said shortly after collecting their winnings. The money, they felt, was nothing but a nuisance. And what was more, Violet was suffering from cancer — and the Larges knew that no amount of money could give her back her health. So they went about disposing of their money in the most beneficial ways they could think of. They gave the money away to hospitals, churches, family members, cemeteries, fire departments, the VON, the Red Cross, the War Amps and many other organizations. Their generosity was unparalleled.
They kept a mere 2% — approximately $200,000- – to keep their house running, particularly since Violet was undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. They stayed living in their same farmhouse, driving their same truck, and living the same lives they’d been living for decades. Last month, the Larges were named Individual Philanthropists of the Year by the Maritime Philanthropy Awards. The awards committee said the couple’s generosity “embodied and encouraged the idea of pure philanthropy.”
Violet died last weekend of ovarian cancer at the age of 79. She leaves behind a truly moving legacy of charity. She was buried yesterday by her family and friends, and her life celebrated as one rich not with money, but with generosity and love.