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sunriseWe’ve all heard the expression silence is golden and I happen to believe that is a true statement. I love quiet. I look forward to that special time of the day, right after breakfast, when all of my guests have either checked out for other exciting places, or gone out exploring for the day, and my husband leaves for work. I feel like I have space to move and I can breathe. (more…)

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Photo Courtesy tv.com

I have always been a huge Tom Selleck fan and probably, unless he does something incredibly stupid, always will be. Ever since I was a hormonal teen-ager drooling over Magnum PI, I have sought out Tom Selleck media.

Photo courtesy Google Images

Photo courtesy Google Images

Who didn’t love Magnum PI? With the red Ferrerri and friends with helicopters and stuff. Seriously, every girls Mr. Dreamy. And just when I thought the coolness factor couldn’t rise any higher, along came Quigley Down Under. Butter my butt and call me a biscuit. It took all of 2 seconds for me to fall in love all over again.

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Photo courtesy Google Images

And then, later in his career, up popped Jessie Stone. Seriously, how much oh la la can one girl take in her lifetime. Sure, he’s aged a bit but so have I. He still has the “it” factor for me.  Even as grumpy police commissioner Frank Regan in Blue Bloods, I still love Tom Selleck.

Imagine my heart-stopping excitement when last week I happened upon a Jessie Stone movie marathon on TV. That’s right – 4 Jessie Stone movies right in a row; 8 uninterrupted hours of Tom Selleck deliciousness. I couldn’t get to the remote fast enough. “I’ll surprise my Sweetie,” I said to my smugly smiling self, and record 4 wonderful movies that we can watch together (he’s a fan as well, although in a far less sexual way). I scrolled and clicked and scrolled and clicked until all four of those little babies were set to record one right after the other.

After dinner one evening, we sat down on the sofa, as is our norm, to watch TV spend some quality time together and decided now was the perfect time to watch one of those juicy Jessie Stone movies. Imagine my horror when, instead of this:

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Photo courtesy Google Images

I was greeted by this:

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Photo courtesy Google Images

Now, don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Mr. Ed, in a sort of black-and-white, 1950’s talking horse kind of way. But, Alan Young is NOT Tom Selleck and Mr. Ed is not the conversationalist I want to spend 8 hours with.

That’s right – I had recorded 8 hours of Mr. Ed. The satellite on-screen guide clearly said “Jessie Stone,” but the recordings were Mr. Ed. Stupid DISH TV. Can I get a collective sigh? Thank you. Imagine my disappointment.

So, how’s your new year going so far? Any disappointments? Any magical moments? I’d love to hear about them.

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Fun fact about me: I LOVE Tom Selleck!

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, January 2014. Photos courtesy Google Images

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