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Lawyer | Romantic Suspense Author | Speaker | TV Junkie | Foodie | Sweet Wine Addict | Savvy Shopper You can visit my website at www.authordeelawrence.com to learn more about my romantic suspense novel, Gotta Let It Go, which is set in Baltimore. You can also connect with me online @ thewritepen (Twitter and Facebook). Thanks for visiting with me today!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Farewell to "24"

"24" is one of the most exciting action shows on TV and has been for the past eight years. Kiefer Sutherland stars as special agent Jack Bauer who saves the world within a 24 hour crisis. I started watching this series in 2001 and have been a fan since then.

The series began with him working for the Los Angeles based Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU), for whom he is characterized as a highly proficient agent, but one who is willing to do whatever it takes to 'do the right thing' regardless of the legality of some of his actions. Throughout the series, Bauer has to deal with multiple terrorist plots, including Presidential assassination attempts, nuclear, biological and chemical threats, and cyber attacks.

The show has won numerous awards and Kiefer has won Best Actor - Television Series Drama at the 2001 Golden Globe Awards. And I'll truly miss the show when this season ends!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Shutter Island"

Interesting movie that had you fooled until the middle of it then "aha," Leonardo Di Caprio threw us for a loop. Excellent!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Working It Out

I just got back from seeing the Play entitled "Working It Out" at Center Stage after dining at Sacha's Express on the second floor mezzanine.

WORKING IT OUT!
Three pieces on the theme of work, performed back-to-back in one event
Mar 3–28, 2010
Three of America’s sharpest playwrights, including West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin and Mad Men staff writer Rick Cleveland, tackle the workplace in three wildly different ways.

Hidden in this Picture by Aaron Sorkin
It’s the epic closing shot of director Robert’s first movie. Everyone is watching, the cameras are rolling at a thousand dollars a foot, 694 extras are on the move, there won’t be another chance to catch this sunset moment…and three cows wander into the picture, shattering the illusion of a Marine base in Guam. Propelled by Sorkin’s signature sleek, fast-flung dialogue and acerbic humor, Hidden in this Picture pokes fun at the commercial scramble of movie-making while critically questioning artistic integrity, prompting a healthily humorous perspective about our own work.

Washed Up on the Potomac by Lynn Rosen
Three freelance copyeditors pitch diverting banter among cubicles while questioning future prospects and rehashing dearly held but fast-withering aspirations (to become a novelist, to kick-start a comedy act, to enter law school). All the while, the trio is haunted by the memory of a former coworker, a young woman who simply vanished without a trace, without having left a mark on the world. When forced to choose between becoming full-time employees and losing their jobs entirely, the copyeditors must either cling to stifling safety—cracking jokes and squabbling over desks—or dare to venture into the uncertainty of chasing their dreams.

Jerry & Tom by Rick Cleveland
A couple of regular guys try to juggle family life, principles, and their jobs as hit men. Experienced assassin Tom shows Jerry the ropes, teaching moderation and the proper methods of murder. But Jerry won’t be bound by secrecy and tact, and his hot-blooded behavior threatens to trigger grave consequences. From routine executions in restaurants and seedy hotel rooms to troubles with the wife and kids, offset by gallows humor, Jerry and Tom is both thrilling and poignant—an engaging peek at an elusive (and not-so-glamorous) profession.

I enjoyed all three plays - it was a very interesting way to see three separate plays with one central theme, performed with a seamless change in scenery. The actors were great and overall it was a fitting ending to the work week!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Preview of the 1st Chapter of My New Novel

I'd like you to check out the first chapter of my soon to be released romantic-suspense novel, "GOTTA LET IT GO," which is set in Baltimore, MD.

Brief Synopsis: Moments before Deidre Hunter, former assistant state’s attorney signs the divorce papers to end her marriage to her cheating husband, her best friend is murdered which forces her into dangerous circumstances and potential heartache as she tracks down the killer.

Please see link below.

https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1066321

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Pet Peeve of the Week

It would seem that a lot of folks were in a hurry this week to get to nowhere on the beltways, highways and in parking lots. I observed folks switching lanes without signaling, swerving because they were putting on makeup, talking or texting on the phone. Even when I was leaving a busy parking lot, this driver was so hell bent on parking so close to the entrance of the store that she blocked my view of on coming traffic which prevented me from making a left hand turn. She had no clue as she was playing with her hair until I motioned to her to move so I could see the traffic.

Another thing I observed, was folks running the red light only to end up at another red light. There really is no reason to risk the lives of others to get to nowhere.

So for all drivers who are cautious out there, remember that you save lives by driving not only for yourselves but for others as well. There really is no excuse to take your eyes off traffic. If you don't have speakerphone or blue tooth capabilities, whoever is calling you can leave a message until it's safe to be on the phone.