Monday, November 20, 2017

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Grey's Anatomy Season 14

 
The day we've all been waiting for is finally almost here! On September 28th at 8/7c the 2-hour season premiere of GREY'S ANATOMY SEASON 14 will air.
 
Season 14?!?! Season 14????? Yes, you heard right. Grey's Anatomy has been on air for.. well... forever now and we don't want it to ever end.
 
So what are we in store for in season 14? A crap load of drama that's what. Where shall I begin?
 
 
Meredith Grey. Nathan Riggs. Megan Hunt.
 
Megan is back from the dead. It was a surprising turn of events at the end of season 13. It was a miracle and we all were probably smiling or in tears. BUT, I'm sure we all were thinking it: Meredith is going to be heartbroken again...
 
Meredith and Derek had the most epic love story ever told. We all felt the love they shared and it was beautiful. They had the kind of love that we all search for... the kind of love that makes us believe in true love. But, that came to a heart-wrenching end when Derek died. *TEARS* What was Grey's Anatomy without Meredith and Derek?
 
For a while, I refused to watch. ABSOLUTELY REFUSED! I couldn't bare witness Derek's death. When I finally did, my heart hurt so much... especially for Meredith.
 
Then comes Nathan Riggs. Meredith didn't want to open up again... but, she did. She let herself feel the passion for another man other than Derek. And I'm sure we all were routing for Meredith to finally be happy.
 
 
Is Meredith is going to be the "other woman" again? Who will Nathan choose? Meredith or Megan? Enter your choice in the poll below.


Who will Nathan Riggs choose... Meredith or Megan?




 
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Maggie Pierce. Jackson Avery.
 
Yes... You sure did read that right. We all saw it in the last episode of season 13 when Jackson finally came out of the burning hospital and both Maggie and April started freaking out on him for trying to be the hero. April saw it in Jackson's eyes... She saw it in Maggie's eyes... We all saw it... April even told Maggie she knows when Jackson likes someone and that someone is... Maggie. WHAT?!


In the season premiere, the trailer shows us that Maggie looks at Jackson. Jackson looks at her. And she looks away quickly. Maggie doesn't know what to think about the bomb April dropped on her. Just watch this and laugh. (Watch for 30 seconds to see.)
 
 

"April left Maggie with a lot of questions. Maggie having feelings, Jackson having feelings, that was something that had literally never crossed Maggie's mind," McCreary told TV Guide. "What we pick up with is Maggie trying to find out if that's true or not and beyond that, none of us knows."
 
I would love to see Maggie find love, but not with Jackson. Personally, I would rather have Jackson and April end up together. But, once season 14 premieres, that could definitely change.  Which team are you on? Answer wisely and comment below.  #TeamJacksonAndApril OR #TeamJacksonAndMaggie


Alex Karev. Jo Wilson. Andrew DeLuca.
 
We are all routing for Jolex. Alex has been around since the beginning... Remember hating him for being such a douche? Well, we don't hate him anymore. We want him and Jo together.
 

 
Jo is going to have a drama packed season with DeLuca being in love with her, with Alex being in love with her, with her abusive husband possibly coming back. Alex sure the hell picked the wrong guy to assault. It should've been Paul (ex-husband) and not DeLuca.
 
It has been said that Jo's ex-husband will play a big role on season 14 of Grey's Anatomy. We all will be hoping Alex kicks his ass. PLEEEAASE!
 
Who will Jo choose? Alex or DeLuca?
 
 
This show is going to give me a damn heart attack. There are so many love triangles it's making me dizzy. It's safe to say Grey's Anatomy Season 14 isn't going to be boring. I'm sure it will keep us on our toes like it has the whole entire show.
 
Watch GREY'S ANATOMY SEASON 14 on September 28th at 8/7c.
 
 
 
 


Monday, August 14, 2017

I BOUGHT A NEW(ish) CAR!

 
 
I BOUGHT A NEW(ish) CAR!

I'm a proud owner of a red 2010 Toyota Corolla! I'm so in love and so grateful for all the help from Peter at Shepard Toyota. I couldn't have asked for a better car salesman. Before I get into the details, here's my new baby!
 
 
 
The first car I ever owned was a 1996 Saab when I was about 16 years old. The second car (which you can see behind the Corolla above) was a 2002 Saab 9-3 SE. I guess you could say I love the Saabs. But it was time to put the Sweden cars behind me and move on to the Japanese ones instead!
 
I've been in the market for a new car for a few months now. I went to Ford... and I hate Fords. I couldn't bring myself to get one. I went to Rockland Motor Company and they had crappy cars and offered little to no help. Finally I came to Shepard Toyota and that's where I met Peter!

 
 
Peter Gardiner instantly helped me find a car in my budget and let me take it for a test drive. That's where I feel in love with this red beauty.
 
Peter was very helpful and guided me every step of the way. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be a proud owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla.
 
The only downfall would be when I left the car dealership (to give Peter and his team time to contact the banks) they had trouble communicating. I had to keep calling them every few hours to get updates instead of the other way around. That would be the only negative thing I have to say.
 
Moving on...
 
I've only had this beauty for about a week now and everything seems to be working wonders! I'll keep this post updated if I find any issues with the vehicle.
 
Thank you SO much Peter and the team at Shepard Toyota for giving me such a beautiful and reliable car!
 
I highly recommend choosing Shepard Toyota if you're in the market for a new car!
 
 
Peter Gardiner, Sales Associate
207-594-8424
 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hazel's Take Out



 
Located in Rockland, Maine is a small food place that serves sausage sandwiches, French fries, lobster rolls, onion rings, cheese fries, burgers, and more.
 
The first time I went there, I was a little put off by the sausage sandwich. It wasn't the best and I was ready to never go there again. For some reason, I decided to go there once more, and if it wasn't good this time, then I was for sure never returning. I ordered the same thing I did last, a sausage sandwich with green peppers and onions with fries. I am so beyond happy I went back and gave Hazel's Take Out another try. It was like heaven.
 
I have only tried their sausage sandwiches and fries, but they were by far the best I have ever had. I highly recommend them!
 
Another reason I am writing a glowing review is for their staff. I've been there a few times now and each time their staff has been so polite and nice. They have never once messed up my order. They always treat me with respect.
 
Hazel's Take Out deserves five stars. I'm looking forward to trying new food from this hidden gem.
 
 
(207) 594-5940
557 Old County Rd
Rockland, ME 04841
 
 
 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Bachelorette 2017 FINAL THREE MEN!




It's been a long journey for Rachel on her way to find love. She's had her heart broken on live TV in front of millions of people. She opened herself up again to about thirty men in the hopes to find her forever love. Now it's finally time for her to make that tough and heart-rending decision. Rachel needs to pick between three men that she has come to have feelings for. Who do you think will be the last man standing?
 
Will it be Bryan?
The man Rachel was scared to fall for because it seemed all too easy. At the beginning, she was hesitant to let her guard down with him because he was too charming. But, we all knew he was a front runner for Rachel's heart. He's my #1 pick! My spidey senses are telling me he will be the one in the end to win over the bachelorette.
 
 
Will it be Eric?
The 29 year old personal trainer that has a smile to swoon for. Rachel and Eric always seemed to click and have so much in common. Some were jealous enough of him to make Rachel question his intentions. (*cough cough Lee cough cough*) But, will his good looks make him the last man standing?
 
 
 
Will it be Peter?

Oh, Peter. Mr. Sweetheart. Such a beautiful smile he has. Eric has some major competition there. The man who romantically got Ms. Bachelorette Rachel in a hot tub while the other guys sat in another room. That was one of the most intimate and passionate scenes on this season of The Bachelorette. His body is to die for and he has a heart of gold. It's a win win! But, will all that be enough for Rachel?
 
 
Who do you think will win the key to Rachel's heart?
 
Bryan?
Eric?
or...
Peter?
 
 

Upcoming Event


UPCOMING EVENT
 
Maine Lobster Festival 2017
Rockland, Maine
Book Signing in the Marine Tent
August 4th & 5th
11 - 2 PM
 
Come buy a book and chat! Looking forward to seeing everyone! :)
 
 
Pictures from the Maine Lobster Festival 2015 and 2016
 
 
 
 




Monday, July 31, 2017

Queen of the South



I have a new TV show addiction... Can you guess what it is?! Well, it is very obvious. QUEEN OF THE SOUTH! Where has this show been my whole life? If you know me, then you know I'm a TV show fanatic. I love getting my binge on. Who doesn't?


In this world, you don't become what you want, you become what you have to.  
-Brenda

Queen of the South first aired on June 23, 2016. ONE DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY! Why did it take me over a year to watch it? Errrr.

Here's what it's about according to Google:
Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.

Here's one reason why I love it: James.


Hello, hotness! Peter Gadiot stars as James in Queen of the South. James works for Camila's cartel in Texas as a drug-runner and has worked his way up to be her #2. James is my type of bad boy (minus the drug-runner career). Let me just leave a million pictures of him below for you.

 











Who is this Camila that James works for? Just the baddest bitch who you should never dare cross. She even looks like someone you would never want to mess with. #BadassBitch

Life is for the living. Now pull yourself together, we still have work to do.  
-Camila



Camila Vargas (played by Verónica Falcón) is the leader of one of the upcoming cartel's in Texas. She's the wife of Mexico drug cartel leader, Epifanio. Do they get along? Not so much. They both compete with each other through the series, and Camila would love nothing more than to destroy her husband's business.


Women in this business, we can not afford to look weak. Don't ever make that mistake again.  
-Camilla

I've mentioned everyone except for the MAIN CHARACTER. Teresa Mendoza.

Here's what USA Network has to say about her:
Teresa Mendoza is a poor young woman from the “barrio” of Jalisco, Mexico who found a way to rise above her hopeless conditions—first by falling in love with a successful member of a drug cartel, then eventually by creating her own powerful drug empire and becoming one of the wealthiest women in the world.







So you think Camila is a bad bitch? Well, Teresa is rising to the top. Throughout the seasons, you will see Teresa change abruptly and work side by side with the one and only Camila Vargas.

Check out Queen of the South on Netflix and on USA Network every Thursday night at 10/9c. Get your binge going! #QueenOfTheSouth