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Prison Break Review, S-5, E-4 --WTF Paul !!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????? Who is Poseidon?

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WTF Paul !!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????? Who is Poseidon?

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen this episode yet, STOP READING HERE. ðŸ˜ˆ

Hi guys, just watched Prison Break, episode 5, and it was so f....ing intense. Micheal is finally out of prison and now they are accused of killing the evil radical guy. Thank god, him and Lincoln finally met up once Linc opened the door and let everyone out.(Technically Michael and his peeps climbed over the wall instead of going out the front door, so Michael's world record is still in tact.) And that young kid who actually killed the evil Jewel-of-the-Nile-swammy guy????...... I just love you!!!! You are so damn cute!!!

Well peeps, watching tonight's epi, I squeeled, I held my breath and pounded on the table more than once! I was cheering them on. Great job producer guys!! This episode f....ing rocks!!!!! Extremely suspenseful!

And if that wasn't enough, back home in the States, Paul Kellerman was killed by the Peter-Pan-looking lady and her los…

Roots

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Roots by Marsha Marie
strings of passion reached for love the echoes cried of what is not
dry and decayed i cease  no more my throat is sliced red rivers are dry
did no one hear me scream death a welcome end listen  you hear nothing but never-ending emptiness
burn me alive of use am i the winds of forgiveness tried  but blankets are heavy and dusty i want to dissipate
nothing to live for but only memories of lost youth



It's Called Democracy!

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This morning while driving to work I happened upon a nice looking mini-van. It was a lovely color, no scratches, nice tires and very clean. I do not know where they were going, but I can only assume that due to the location and timing that this person must have been going to work. And maybe they have a well-kept house to go along with that lovely mini-van. Wow. It looked like they were truly living the American dream.

The only thing that disturbed me was the bumper sticker that they had so proudly displayed above the back window. It read: NOT MY PRESIDENT! 

(Seemed a bit hypocritical to me.) Really?! I thought to myself. Then I blurted out, "Grow the fuck up! He is your president, and he's mine, so deal with it."

I mean seriously, let's think about it for a second. Don't you think that every president ever elected had some non-supporters? Umm, yea,,,,I'm sure every single one of them did.

You see, I do not just see the NOT MY PRESIDENT message as just being…

Prison Break Review, S-5, E-3

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SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen this episode yet, STOP READING HERE. ðŸ˜ˆ

Yes, it was that time again. Another Prison Break episode and man this one was off the chain. Right from the start I was entranced with the review bits of the first two shows; seriously, there is nothing more sexy than Wentworth Miller speaking Arabic. (I don't know if that was really him or just a voice-actor, but it washot!) Then they jump into this week's show with him writing Arabic on a paper airplane..(My god, is there anything that this man cannot do?)  Micheal then sends the airplane out to a little boy playing outside the window, and I was shocked to see him pull a piece of gum out of it. (Seriously? They have Circle K's in Yemen with double-mint gum just waiting for prisoners to buy? I find that a bit hard to believe. but okay, we will go with it for now.)

Some of the scenes in this week's show was a bit difficult to watch. Number one, they were trying to hang the homosexuals in the pri…

Unfortunately, Not Me!

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Hi All,

I've made a decision that I thought I would share with everyone today---I've decided to discontinue my vlog series on YouTube (MeMarshaMarie). I have left a few of my videos public, but unlisted the rest of them for now.

Actually, there are several reasons for stopping it (I know you must be dying to know...😏hahah).

Some of us are just not as photogenic as Marilyn Monroe (um yeah, including me..... I can admit it). I am a terrible actress (always have been; but at least I gave it shot). I really suck at editing. It takes up so much time with the planning, filming and editing of videos---I just have to choose my battles, you know.  Will I ever do it in the future? Who knows; but for now, I want to just hang out with my blogging friends and do the world thru my laptop. I also want to focus more on my writing, teaching, setting up my Izz Wow Radio Station, and trying to get the Bangles movie done. 
It was fun while it lasted. Thanks so much for listening, understanding m…

Prison Break Review, S-5, E-2

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SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen this episode yet, STOP READING HERE. ðŸ˜ˆ


Wow Wow Wow!!!! I just watched episode two, and I am hooked all over again. Any disappointing bits from episode one just dissolved away. Glued to my seat I watched as the old Micheal came out into the show in so many ways. Sprinkles of his clandestine messages simply made me trimmer with excitement.

First of all Paul Kellerman made his entrance again to the show by saying that Micheal is a murderer and supposedly they have it on tape,  and then tried to convince Sara that her husband most likely plotted this whole thing out. What???? Why would he do that? How could he just leave Sara and the baby? Then Sara's new husband gives this whole schpiel on how some twisted people use other people, because basically they are hooked into drama, like one would get addicted to heroin, and that in the past Micheal was just jumping from one self-made drama to the next just to feed his sick appetite. Oh no you didn't…

Prison Break Review, S-5, E-1

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Finally! The season that I have been waiting for---Prison Break, Season 5! I was so thrilled that I just had to blog about it tonight. SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen this episode yet, STOP READING HERE.
Okay, now that I have warned you. First let me start by saying this: I love the cast, and none of my comments are towards them at all, matter of fact, I am really happy to see them bring it back for one final season, and to see Wentworth Miller and Domonic Purcell both as producers---awesome and congrats guys.  
Secondly, I should explain how big of a Prison Break fan I am. I started watching it when it first came out many years ago. I instantly fell in love with the Micheal Scolfield character, and the romantic story line of him and Dr. Sara Tancredi. I have made it a ritual that every year, I binge-watch the entire four seasons from beginning to end. (My kids cringe that time of year. They say, "really mom, Prison Break again?" ) Well, it's true that season 4 is d…

Any Regrets Marsha?

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Today I would like to share a question that was sent into me by a lady who has read my book, BANGLES. Her name is Lydia, from the UK. Her question is: Do you regret not living in America all of those years. 

Well, the answer is yes, and no. It's very true that in those 22 years that I was not here, I missed out on a lot of history making moments both nationally and locally--some good and some bad. I also missed out on valuable time with my own mother, including her final moments---truly my greatest regret of all.

But what I don't regret is keeping my children safe from the domestic violent situation that they were born into. Instead, they grew up experiencing various world cultures and learning several languages. And I'm proud to say that they have turned out to be amazing children. They told me that they forgive me for leaving America the way that I did, and--after meeting their father themselves--they understand why I did; and I now forgive myself as well. One day I was…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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A couple of weeks ago in the training class for my new job, I had to watch a video about sexual harassment and respecting others' rights in the workplace. "No one has to earn respect," said the narrator. No one in the class even blinked an eye.

But, as with most writers, I suffer from an unusual condition called YOUHEARD-ONETHING-BUT-I-HEARDSOMETHINGELSE-ITIS (Something that a normal person hears, translates into something totally different for me.) So when I heard this statement I thought to myself, "Now that is exactly what is wrong with the world today---this damn sense of entitlement. No one thinks that they need to earn respect anymore."

Of course, I believe in human rights, but humor me for a minute will you? Men, women, children,,,, everyone thinks that they should just automatically be respected in life. Well, I thought that respect was earned??? Call me old-school, but I think a man should earn respect from his children, and vice-versa.

But instead, so…

A Poem: The Final Hour

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The Final Hour by Marsha Marie
The walls around me are closing in.  The air seems thick and used.  I hear the whispers and sighs of enveloped friends.  The shutting of the door, a sign of finality.  I breath thru the bottom of the door.  The angel of death taunts me.  Can I say good-bye, a final hello.  Prepare me like a child in my final hour. The needles go down,  I close my eyes. Regrets explode. And I disconnect from a world, the one who never really knew me. 

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Five Things You Should Know About Returning to America After Two Decades

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When I returned to America in 2014, I suffered from culture; really bad culture shock. Here is a list of five things that I wish someone had told me before I got here.

1. Health insurance is all fucked up here. Honestly, I never had any of these problems in UAE. I paid a yearly premium for health insurance and that was it; they paid everything after that. I do not remember one thing that was not covered. But now? OMG! I am constantly on the phone with two different insurance companies begging for understanding. It is just crazy!

2. My salary was going to be cut by 2/3. Teacher's do not get paid as much as they do in UAE. Damn! What a shock this was to my system. I almost had a heart attack when I found this out. In afterthought, I suppose I should have saved more money before turning myself in.

3. Casual dress at the office is sometimes a bit shocking here. I cannot believe some of the things that I have seen at work. Here are three of the most memorable: a pink adult-sized zippe…