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Domestic Goddess, Jennifer Livingston, & The Virgin Queen


 

1.   At my house, I’m
definitely not identified as a “domestic goddess.” Let me put it this way, Mr. Liverpool loves my cooking & cleaning so much DID NOT marry me for my household abilities and
such.

 

And that goes for washing clothing, as well.

 

For example, I put his expensive sweater in the dryer and
when I took it out, it had surprisingly- shrunk and shriveled into a 4 toddler
size.  I believe that was the first time
(as an adult) I wet my pants.

 

When I showed Mr. L the minimized sweater, the only words
that spilled from my mouth were, “I guess we can save it for our grand children
if we ever have any.”

 

I then proceeded to pee my pants from laughing, snorting,
and falling to the floor.

 

 

2.    I have NEVER,
EVER ever used the Lord’s name in vain.
And I cringe when I hear others that do–however, I say fuck occasionally.  Is this wishy washy of me?

 

 

3.    Sometimes I miss
my sister so much, I feel as if I can’t take one more minute of this pain, this
hopelessness, this loneliness, this ridiculousness.

 

Sometimes I die.  Sometimes
I live.  Sometimes I wear a mask to fit
in with the rest of the universe.

 

 

4.     I love earrings and other jewelry that
resemble blue ice.  What would Freud say?

 

 

5.     I’ve watched
these movies more than 5 times:

The American President,
The Mirror Has Two Faces,  The
Family Stone, Out of Africa,  Terms of
Endearment, Erin Brockovich,  The Virgin
Queen,  & Working Girl.

 

What do you think they all have in common?

 

 

6.    I bake as
therapy.  It appears to be better than
Prozac Wine , but makes your ass and chin much larger.

 

7.    My newest
hero.  Do you agree or disagree that Jennifer Livingston took advantage
of this platform to talk directly to her bully, intimidator, creep, asshole, or
whatever you’d like to term him?

 

 

–Dear Reader:   What do you think of Jennifer Livingston?  Do you think she is overreacting?  Do you have a movie that you’ve watched more than 5 times?  Have you watched the Virgin Queen yet?  I LOoooooooooVE!

xx


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  • Reply
    Irene
    October 7, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Can watch “Beetlejuice” over and over! And “Stripes” with Bill Murray! I love those two movies! Of course, I love all the Star Trek movies as well! I’ve seen them a couple times over, too!

    Haven’t seen “Virgin Queen”. Will have to look into that if you recommend it!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Irene,
      if you like Queen Elizabeth the first, you’ll LOVE the Virgin Queen.

      FABULOUS.

      Luv Uuuu

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    Tara
    October 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I try not to say the Lord’s name in vain, but sometimes I slip. I’m like you, though. I can’t STAND when other people do it (my co-workers are the biggest culprits). And I’ve shrunk a few sweaters in my day too, so you’re not alone! 🙂

    XO
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:13 am

      Tara,
      I am never alone KNOWING you! X

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    Vidya Sury
    October 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Oh oh! I’ve only seen three out of those eight movies – must remedy that quickly! I LOVE Erin Brockovich 🙂 – in fact,I love any movie where the woman is a strong, bold and outspoken character.

    This reminds me – soon after Sury and I got married, I remember adding one of my beige garments to the washing machine load of whites, thinking it couldn’t run color – and imagine my horror when trousers, vests, underwear – all came out looking funny shades of beige. Ugh. We have a joke at home – if any clothes are slightly tight, we say “lets wash it in the washing machine” to guarantee that it will stretch and lose shape 😛

    I liked how Jennifer spoke in that video, especially when she said “we need to teach our kids to be kind, not critical and lead by example” some where at 3:20/3:21 – I think she handled it very well.

    😀 Hugs Kim – for another superb post that makes me want to hug you and waltz around!

    Love you more than twenty deer playing in the park!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:14 am

      Vidya,
      Love you more than 6 Siberian Tigers lounging in the Kisumu Sun!!!!!!! Xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Ellen M. Gregg
    October 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Steel Magnolias, Dirty Dancing, Working Girl, Pretty Woman, Mamma Mia! – all boil down to tales about strong women with whom I can identify.
    Somewhere in Time, Contact, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars – all push the boundaries of my imagination because they all have threads that, while certainly being “out of bounds,” ultimately hold truth.

    Jennifer Livingston: I give her great credit for addressing her bully in a professional-yet-raw manner. Good on her.

    xoxo

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Ooo, ***SOMEWHERE IN TIME.***

      That was one of my all time faves! <3 Xxx Kay & I loved that one.

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    Valentine Logar
    October 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I love that Jennifer used her platform to stand up. That we all could do the same.

    I cannot for the life of me think of what your movies have in common, love them all though. Virgin Queen is one of my favorites.

    You are not alone in your lack of Domestic Goddess capabilities, though I am able I am not willing. Woe unto those who leave me to this terrible task to long.

    Hugs and Kisses Kim
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Dear Val.
      all of the woman are STRONG in character….just like Jennifer Livingston!

      And YOUuuuuuuuuuuuuu. xx

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    Mandy - The Complete Cook Book
    October 7, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Hmm, not that I have seen all of the movies you have listed, but I would have at a guess that they all have love and loss in them.
    I fully support what Jennifer Livingstone did – kudos to her for being strong enough to deal with the situation like she did – she spoke beautiful in the piece you shared here in your post! Where do I sign up to be a supporter…
    Have a beautiful week ahead darling Kim. Much love to you from a still cold Sundays River, South Africa. Summer seems to be hiding away.
    🙂 Mandy xoxoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Mandy,
      loving and appreciating you from AFAR! Xxxxxx

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    Carrie
    October 7, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Dirty Dancing, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Terms of Endearment, Thelma and Louise, Erin Brokovitch

    I told my ex husband, ” I think you have mistakenly assumed that because I like a clean house I enjoy cleaning the house! Well your wrong.’ we are no longer together, it wasn’t the only erroneous assumption he made.

    My worst laundry mishap was to put a red towel in with the blue jeans. When they say “wash with like colours” they mean it! My son and husband were not impressed with the very obvious pink tinge to all their jeans. Ooops

    Enjoyed the post Kim, Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. One of the things I am thankful for this year is finding your site and being inspired by your strength and determination to speak the truth, and share your pain in hopes of saving other women. You are an amazing woman!
    Hugs
    Carrie

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:18 am

      And I found you, too, Carrie! thank goodness we can support one another Xxxx

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    Barbara
    October 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I’m not apt to watch a movie more than once. For some unknown reason I rarely watch movies anymore. Every year about this time I say I want to make it a point to go to movies more, and then it doesn’t happen. I do manage to see a lot of the kids movies because I go with my grandsons. Loved Ratatouille!

    Jennifer Livingston is truly a hero. She handled that situation with more grace than could ever be imagined or expected. More of us need to stand up to bullies.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Barbara,
      When Jennifer Livingston spoke…

      She used her VOICE for many.

      I love that!

      Xxxx

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    Emily
    October 7, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Three cheers for Jennifer Livingston! What a poised and well-spoken woman!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

      Amen, Sister!

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    Linda Medrano
    October 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Jeeze, Kim, I’ve watched “Scarface” so many times I say the lines along with the actors.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

      Linday, Omgggggggg, you should have written some dialogue for me!!!

      the only sentence I know is “Say hello to my little friend!” Xxx

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    Pam Hogeweide
    October 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Hey Kim,

    I scold my family when they take the Lord’s name in vain. I use the F bomb, as do my husband and teenage son, but I won’t tolerate using God or Jesus as a cussword. Though I’m a recovering evangelical, I still have deep faith in a benevolent Creator and believe our Creator is worthy of respect…as well as the spiritual beliefs in my life. I can’t force my son to believe the family faith, but I do insist he respects it!

    Movies I’ve watched at least 3x if not more : Erin Brockavich (love her!!) War of the Worlds (with Tom Cruise. My fave performance by him…something about this film moves me to the core) Good Will Hunting (I once looked up the script online so I could read it word for word. So good!) The Perfect Storm (so sad and beautiful) Lost Boys (best vampire movie.Ever.)

    i’m also not much of a holly homemaker. luckily my hubby had low expectations (his mom was way not holly homemaker) and so he is not finicky or fussy.he has never ever complained about my cooking though he has laughed a couple of times…like as a newlywed when i made lasagna…who knew you were supposed to boil the noodles first!

    Love all your posts!!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:22 am

      ***a recovering evangelical***

      Love that, Pam!

      Ooo, and I love Good Will Hunting. So many great lines in there!

      I dig when Matt says to those college dudes “How do you like them apples?”

      Xxxx Kissssssss

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    Kimberly
    October 7, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I love Jennifer. I say she rocked it. My sister was a victim of bullying and I had to punch a many a face back in the day.
    No one fucks with my family.
    Pardon my Canadian French.
    I swear a lot.
    I love out of Africa.
    Although I’ve only seen it a few times.
    My favourite depends on my period. Pretty Woman or Love Actually when I’m feeling blue and Christmas Vacation is when I feel like I want to punch people.
    Lord have mercy.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

      No one fucks with my family.*** I like.

      I agree, Kim!

      Oooo, Christmas Vacation always makes me feel a bit better!

      Luv U. x

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    Dad
    October 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I think that Jennifer Livinston is not only bright and well spoken, but also beautiful. Who ever wrote
    that to her has a problem. Mabye it makes him feel good to bully or hurt someone. But what goes
    around comes around.

    1.Cassablanca
    2. Tora Tora Tora
    3.Taken
    4.Staleg 17
    5.Spartacus And so many more.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Daddy,
      I will never watch Cassablanca w/out thinking of you.

      I love you more than the universe & sun. Xxx

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    Sandra
    October 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Jennifer handled herself very well, classy lady. Now about those movies, Poltergeist, close encounters of a third kind,Peggy Sue got married,. It,’ s Compicated, anything StarTtek it Star Wars, time travelers wife and probably 10 or 12 more.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Sandra,
      Yes. I agree about Close Encounters. That really moved me off my seat!

      Xxx

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    Choc Chip Uru
    October 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Oooh I’m totally not too keen on washing – delicate, hand wash, quick wash, DRYER – SO MANY OPTIONS!
    But I like that, should anyone question me, I’m just making clothes for future generations 😉

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Love when you click over into my STRANGE universe, Choc.

      How are you? Xxxx

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    Amy@SoulDipper
    October 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Too many of us will not speak up. The kind of negativity laid on Jennifer is too often swallowed – through false laughter, feigned bravado or choking tears. I really respect her for speaking up, using great body language in her presentation and being one helluva model for others.

    The downside of the internet…used to kill, maim and destroy instead of building, supporting and loving.

    I’ve got some spiritual housecleaning that I have to do. Thanks for reminding me.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

      Spiritual housecleaning!

      Yes, I have MUCH cleaning to do, too, Amy. Xxxx

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    Jann Huizenga
    October 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Jennifer is INDEED a hero. How heartbreakingly cruel & stupid that email was; but, man how brave of her to take her pain and turn it into a beautiful teachable moment.

    Hey! I’m like your dad. I’ve watched Casablanca more than 5 times. (But his #2 pic–Tora Tora Tora, I’ve never even heard of, so I’d better check that out ASAP).

    Big Baci to U!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:29 am

      Jann,
      yes, a beautiful teaching moment.

      Teachers from our district are already using this video as a tool for bullying.

      Perfect.

      So many kisses coming your way. XXXXXXXXXXxxxx

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    Sandra
    October 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I have watched The Virgin Queen, and I loved too. I also do not use the Lord’s name in vain, but I’ll admit that’s a newer thing for me. I cringe when my kids use it, and have tried to substitute it with Oh Shoot Your Boots instead….doesn’t always work. I say ‘fuck’ still but not as much. And I too bake for therapy. It’s a good thing I’ve been so busy with school because there would be a whole lotta therapy going on around here. Thank you so much for the most beautiful words at my blog Kim. It was made very clear to me a long time ago that your faith in the Lord has pulled out from the ever engulfing darkness. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but it is the very fact that you write so openly about your sister’s death that you have saved so many from the darkness they would have inevitably sunk into. You truly are a spokesperson for those who no longer have a voice. You truly are an inspiration. Do you do tours? Can you come to Winnipeg? I’d be the one in the front row holding up the “I love Kim” poster!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 8:06 am

      & I shall be carrying a sign saying— “((( (I LOVE SANDRA ))))) !!!

      God has GREAT things in store for you, dear. xx

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    Liz
    October 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I think what Jennifer Livingston did was brilliant & I don’t think she ‘took advantage’ of her platform, she utilized it for what is for – reporting. She spoke up to her oppressor & stood her ground. She responded to the bullying in an intelligent way.

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

      “oppressor.”

      Liz, what a perfect word for this bully!

      xxxx

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    Dienna
    October 7, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I saw the aired so-called apology from the guy who sent the e-mail to Jennifer Livingston, and it sounded more as if he was apologizing for being caught as opposed to being sincerely sorry. And he seemed to have his own issues that he was projecting. If that was the first time he had seen her on TV, how can he know whether or not she’s a “good role model.” The man was full of crap and he knows it. Good on her for calling him out and forcing him up from under the rock he was hiding under.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

      Dienna,
      Obviously, he was racist against big boned women.

      There is a lesson for all of us in this Livingston ordeal.

      I. think before you speak.
      2. do not throw stones until you look into the mirror.
      3. do not utter hateful words
      4. If somebody hurts you with toxic words….STAND UP for yourself…

      and others are SURE to stand up with you!

      Jennifer is my new hero.

      Xxx

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    Pat Scattergood
    October 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I love the Robert Frost quote. I think I’ll post it on my mirror or fridge.

    Hooray for Jennifer. Well done! Bullies of the world, take note.

    I’ve watched “A League of Their Own many times. Also “The Secret Life of Bees.”
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:54 am

      Pat,
      yes, that Frost quote reminded me of mourning.

      I mean, I couldn’t beleive the world still existed without Kay. You know?

      Xxx Kisss

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    Alison
    October 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I wish there were more Jennifer Livingstons out there. While I was watching her response, I didn’t even look at her body. I was just thinking, she is so articulate. (see, not an asshat)

    No movies come to mind, I haven’t watched one in a long time. But one I’ve watched many times? Sound of Music.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:52 am

      Mama A,
      The first time I watched the video, I thought…’she is so cute. I love her hair!’

      She makes all of us want to be stronger, doesn’t she?

      LUV to youuuuuuuuu. Xx

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    Bella
    October 7, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Kim, how I love these posts! I feel like they allow us to pick your brain; to know what you like or dislike. Alas, I have never seen “The Virgin Queen,” but I have seen “The Mirror Has Two Faces” at least four times. I love Barb! Love her! That movie made me laugh, cry, feel empathy, and even relate to many of her circumstances. I kid you not. I wish I had the energy to bake since I love baked goods. While I don’t mind the baking process, I detest the clean up.

    I can never get over how tangible you pain is on the pages of this blog regarding Kay’s passing. I’m so sorry, dear friend. It’s not easy. Time does not heal all wounds. Sometimes we relive the pain over and over again. And I’m convinced that it has to do with the hurt of missing our loved ones; those wonderful, beautiful souls that made our lives complete. I’m still on the quest to find out how to plug those holes–the ones left by their passing. Prayer, faith, and good friends help, thank goodness. Hang in there, Kim and know that you are loved. Hugs to you from Roxy and me!

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

      I LOVE The Mirror has 2 Faces. I have watched it more than 5 times!!! Jeff B. is so HOT.

      about those plugs….They shall NEVER be filled until the day Kay and I meet again…or until the day you meet your loved ones again. No?

      Love you and roxy MUCHOooo. Xx

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    Lisha @ The Lucky Mom
    October 7, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I admire Jennifer Livingston so much for standing up in such a public way. Because she didn’t just stand up for herself, she stood up for all the victims of bullying who don’t have an audience.

    And I’ve seen Pretty Woman more times than I can count.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:45 am

      ~~~YES,
      Jennifer stood up for EVERY person out there who has been or (IS) being bullied, demeaned, or hurt.

      Her speech was for ALL OF US.

      I love her. Xxx

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    Debi Pasricha
    October 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Okay, what do those films have in common (I love a good puzzle!)? Hmmm… all I can think of is all have strong female lead characters. Am I close? And what movie have I watched over and over? Uh…well…this dates me, but “A Star is Born” with Streisand and Kristofferson. Hmmm…what’s THAT say about me? Ha ha
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:43 am

      Debi,
      YES, all of the films have STRONG, Sassy women! You Rockkkkk.

      Loved A Star Is Born. I was once madly IN LOVE w/ Kris Kristofferson!

      Xxx Kiss

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    Wild Child Mama
    October 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    First of all, you don’t do laundry either? Hooray! I am a pretty big failure in this part of my life. My husband is a neat freak and I have had to make a lot of changes just to get my butt to clean the kitchen on a daily basis! All for the better. But I kick and scream most of the time. We creative types focus our efforts on different things;)
    And secondly, that Jennifer is an inspiration. I’m so glad she spoke out. I love powerful women!!!! Speaking up and standing out, standing tall. Amen!!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:46 am

      Ummm,
      excuse me Mama.

      It’s cuz you are ONE! Xx

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    Elephant's Childs
    October 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Jennifer’s stance was wonderful. And yes, she could indeed join my hero list. Behind you. Always behind you. You are both life savers. Both addressing difficult topics. And you both rock.
    Much love going your way.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Dear Sue,
      you have become one of my angels <3

      Xxx

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    Feeling Beachie
    October 8, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Laundry skills are overrated!

    I think wine has magical healing powers….

    I admire Jennifer Livingstone.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Beachie,
      I soooo agree about the wine, Mama. Xx

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes
    October 8, 2012 at 3:59 am

    I can think of only two movies I’ve seen five times The Princess Bride and A Star is Born, unless you count Disney shows. Lion King was an almost daily watch when my twins were little. Or maybe it was just the sound track of our lives.

    I like to think that Jennifer Livingston speaking up help someone, or lots of someones, out there. Hugs!
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

      Barbara,
      yes, i know teachers in Duluth who are using this video for their classrooms already!!

      Xxx

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    Jodi @ Heal Now and Forever
    October 8, 2012 at 7:55 am

    The movies have in common strong women, a great reason to watch a movie if you ask me!

    xoxoxo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

      You’ve got it, Babe. xxxxx Kissssss

      and you are one of them!

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    Lady Fi
    October 8, 2012 at 8:03 am

    You’re my kind of woman – I fall into this non-domestic goddess category also!

    And I firmly believe a gal can never have too many earrings or books.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

      We must meet for lunch sometime, Lady Fi! <3 Xxx

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    Jessica
    October 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I haven’t heard of Jennifer Livingston so I must be living under a rock but I have been doing a lot of baking under said rock and it is good therapy although it does require some exercise with it too.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 9:30 am

      What have you been baking, Jessica? Xx

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    Liz
    October 8, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I love the way Jennifer Livingston handled herself…and now that jerk is backtracking saying he never meant to hurt her. Hope he doesn’t have a wife…b/c I’d feel a lot of pity for her.
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:30 am

      Liz,
      i never thought of his wife.

      I have a feeling she is probably demeaned and belittled by him, as well.

      He is an embarrassment.
      Xx

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    Maren
    October 8, 2012 at 10:31 am

    This is the first I’d heard of Jennifer Livingston & think her response was amazing. I love that she was willing to use something that was so personal as a learning moment for so many. Her response was intelligent and inspiring & I love that while addressing the bullying, she still put the focus on building other people up. I wish more people were brave enough to do that.

    Little Women is my weakness. I’ve watched it well over 5 times (and still cry every time).

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

      ~~~~Maren,
      I have a feeling that so many of us are responding so powerfully to Livingston’s speech because we want to be more assertive, too…. Stand up for ourselves and others–
      Use our voices in a constructive way to say….. “NO! I will not allow you to say those hurtful words to me!”

      I have been empowered by her.

      Xxx Kiss.

      btw, I adore Little Women.

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    Beverly Diehl
    October 8, 2012 at 11:37 am

    At least your shrunken sweaters could still fit a child. I think the ones I shrunk MIGHT have been big enough for a Barbie. When I buy clothes, I don’t look for designer tags, I look for “machine washable” tags – dry clean or hand wash only can stay on the damned rack.+

    Movies – Titanic. Sex, Lies & Videotape. A Knight’s Tale with Heath Ledger (could be a Knight’s TAIL, as there are several really hot men in it, as well as some powerful women). And, of course, The Wizard of Oz and Gone With The Wind.

    Just FYI, I don’t think anyone is taking “the Lord’s name” in vain, even if they intend to. Because nobody really knows for sure what God’s name is/was, or how to pronounce it – Jehovah, Yahweh, or maybe Frank? Or Betty? “God” is not a name, it’s a job title. And Jesus prolly wasn’t called Jesus, either, more like Joshua or Yeshua.

    But y’all go on and cuss (or don’t cuss) however you want to. If it makes you feel bad, don’t say it; however, there *is* scientific evidence that cussing when, say, something heavy falls on your foot, is better at relieving pain and tension that saying, “Oh, sugar!”

    See how I segued that around to baking? Awesome therapy, IMO.
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      My Inner Chick
      October 8, 2012 at 11:49 am

      —-Bevery,
      Believe me, I don’t say “Oh, Sugar” if something heavy falls on my foot!

      & the thing about using the Lord’s name in vain is just my thing. I don’t say it, but if others want to, by all means, go to town. Just know…I don’t like it.

      Perhaps people who follow Allah wouldn’t be too keen on on hearing somebody scream, “Fucking Allah!”

      Luv to you, Sweets. Always like hearing your perspective.
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    Sandy Webb
    October 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I think that anchor woman handled the situation with class and dignity. I was very impressed by her! I love the sweater shrinking story. I once turned one of TJ’s white t-shirts pink in the laundry. He would never wear it again.
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    Gigi
    October 8, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Baking and wine is the best combination for therapy-issues!I do it the same way!
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    nan @ lbddiaries
    October 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Some movies I re-watch on purpose, for me. Other I re-watch because Alpha Hubby is addicted to Pixar-type movies (Finding Nemo anyone?)! And Ice Age 1-3 and Madagascar 1-2 (3 is coming). He loves Elektra big time. But moi? I have watched, re-watched and practically memorized Ladyhawke since it came out in the 80’s. My fave love story ever. Another is Princess Bride – so tongue-in-cheek funny (along with having THE perfect kiss). If my house was on fire, these are the two movies I would grab!

    Don’t know zip about Jennifer who’s-it so guess I’d better go up and watch the video.
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    Caroline
    October 8, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    I’m cracking up over the story about shrinking the sweater. That’s too funny. and baking is definitely therapeutic for me as well. Eating the baked goods is even better. 🙂
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    Adriana
    October 8, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    that reporter rocked my world. sending you love and hugs even if I think I am a domestic goddess I did not say anyone else thinks so.
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    Unknown Mami
    October 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve watched “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”, “A Lion in Winter”, and “Waiting for Guffman” many times.
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    totsymae1011
    October 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I don’t watch movies like I used to. I watch reruns and a coupla reality shows I really get into though.Guess I’m kinda like those folk living in the present and stuck with a 70s hairdo.

    I don’t know if saying the F word and not using the Lord’s name in vain is wishy-washy but you at least stepped outside of yourself to ask. That’s cool with me.

    Mr Liverpool seems like a patient man. If you were my wife, I’d cut your phone privileges. Take away the dryer, take you to the nearest hardware store and buy a rope. Then, I’d eat your chocolate chips as I watched you from the window, hanging clothes outside.
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    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    October 9, 2012 at 5:13 am

    I’m exactly like you about using the Lord’s name in vain. I can’t do it and I also cringe when I hear it. I’ll use all kinds of other foul words with joy, but that I just won’t do.

    Terms of Endearment is my favorite movie!
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    Phil
    October 9, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Kim,

    At first I thought perhaps using the platform of Jennifer’s position to be somewhat inappropriate from a standpoint of pure professionalism, but as I reflected on it, I began to wonder what is an appropriate platform? How else to nip this kind of ridiculous behavior of those who feel compelled to belittle public personalities in the name of righteousness of cause? After watching the video, I felt the action was justified. I thought perhaps it went on a little too long, though I do believe she had the right to defend herself. Good on her.

    Had to laugh when you shared your shrinking sweater story. Had to feel a little ache when you talk about your own ache. And have to confess I’m not a saint at all with respect to cussing, though I’m working on it a bit more.

    Hope this message finds you in good spirits Kim!
    Phil
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    (FL) Girl with a New Life
    October 9, 2012 at 8:01 am

    This video is fantastic. Bullying really has become an unfortunate part of our culture. Your new hero is so right about leading by example.
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    Lady E
    October 9, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Mmmm, while the issue this woman is addressing is important, I am not sure about the way she tackles it. The email was rude and stupid, but not a public attack. I believe it was written in ignorance and stupidity rather than malignancy, and she makes a huge,public thing out of it, I’m in too minds about it, really… Don’t believe it deserved such attention.

    Anywoo, I tend not to watch films several times, with an exception, called Albert souffre, a 90ies French film with an awesome soundtrack by the Pixies. It trulyspoke to me at the time…

    And my thought for the day will be that if baking makes you happier, who gives a toss that it makes your chin bigger? You’re beautiful anyway !
    🙂 xx
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    Blond Duck
    October 9, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    I hated the Family Stone–but now I love it.
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    Sue Williamson
    October 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Kim,

    Who wants to be a domestic goddes any way right?!
    And, I’m not sure but I think I am the virgin queen…

    Love you and love your posts.

    Jennifer Lvingston was spot on with her comments and reply.
    She was absolutely right and has every right to use her platform.
    She’s earned it.

    See you soon I hope

    Sue

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    October 10, 2012 at 12:14 am

    I think she’s great! People think that anyone that puts themselves out there is the willing target of criticism and they use anonymity to put others down. xxx
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    Hotly Spiced
    October 10, 2012 at 5:08 am

    I have watched Terms of Endearment, Working Girl and Out of Africa many times as well. Isn’t the opening scene of Working Girl brilliant with the commuter ferry crossing the Hudson as Carly Simon sings. So lovely. I have also shrunk my husbands jumpers down to a toddler size. But, in my defense, who said I had to be in charge of the laundry??? xx
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    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    October 10, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Haha, my husband won’t even let me wash his clothes anymore! 😉 – and I think I’m okay with that :).

    Blue Ice… I must google that – how utterly intriguing…

    xo.
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    Bridget
    October 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Hey friend, I actually don’t like what Jennifer did – I’m sorry to say. I’m planning to blog about it tonight. I hope you’ll read it and share your thoughts on my opinion.
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    jen
    October 10, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Just got back from NY and my aunt and uncle’s 50th so I”m chiming in late on this post.

    First Jennifer Livingston rocks! What a graceful self confident woman.That video should be required watching for our teenage girls!! All I’m gonna say about dog who wrote that e-mail is a shit person inside and out!

    Movies, just love movies! You have one of my very favorite ones there on your list. The Family Stone!! The honest love/relationships in that movie reminds me of my family. We (me and my kids) watch it every Christmas. Sara Jessica Parker just cracks me up in the bar scene- when she makes the comment about ” a little pot.” And Out of Africa, love that too! Robert Redford, yum… Dr Zhivago is classic and I love to watch it on a snowy day. I also love the movie The Prince of Tides with Barbara Striesand and Nick Nolte, serious subject matter mixed with a love story if you’ve never seen.

    Now I want to call my gal pals and have a movie night!! xoxo
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      My Inner Chick
      October 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      Jen,
      I LOVE The Family Stone.

      I loooooooove that scene about the POT. It’s one of my faves! I also love the scene at the dinner table when SJP is talking about the gays. BUT my all time fave scene is when Diane Keaton is in bed w/ her husband and he begins kissing her scars from her masectomy. WOW.

      Too bad we don’t live closer to one another!! Xx

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    The Bipolar Diva
    October 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    you know what? I love you more with every post! xo
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 11, 2012 at 4:31 am

      Ahhh,
      you must identify w/ lots above, Diva. Xxxxx Luv u tooooooooooo.

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    Jack Milgram
    October 11, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I have watched Dirty Dancing 6 times already, and I must admit that I am not going to stop here))

    And I absolutely agree with you that men do not marry women for their household abilities. Seriously, I can make minimized versions of my favorite sweaters on my own. When I find the love of my life, I would not care if SHE is a domestic goddess or she can’t fry an egg. (Okay, if she can at least fry an egg, that would be enough).
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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 11, 2012 at 4:31 am

      Jack,
      you are a man after my own heart <3 Xx

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    Alina
    October 11, 2012 at 11:34 am

    In the Ju/’Hoansi tribe the men DO marry the women for their cooking, cleaning, and domestic abilities to care. I laughed when I read this. I wondered if I lived in that tribe who would want to marry me. I can cook, yes. Bake, no. Clean, sure when I feel like it. Do laundry yes, but I’d rather go buy another outfit or pair of shoes than to wash the ones I have, and care for? PSH take care of yourself BUDDY! O:-)))

    MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH.

    Love,
    Alina

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      Kim Sisto-Robinson
      October 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

      I miss you, too!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Where have you been? I miss miss miss youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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    cakewhiz
    October 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    what a fun post!
    i have been married for a few years now and just had a baby but even now, domestic duties are not my favorite … i try to find short cuts whenever i can…lol

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    countingducks
    October 12, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that me and Mr Liverpool might get on. I have had that happen to a sweater of mine, with similar response. What’s a sweater between friends anyway. As to domestic goddesry. Any man who marries a women for her ironing skills deserves the happiness his values bring. Your sincerity and guts are worth a thousand well ironed creases in my opinion and I don’t give a F**** who doesn’t agree with me. Oh no,. I’ve started swearing in public now. Whatever next. Socks that don’t match
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    Blond Duck
    October 12, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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    injaynesworld
    October 15, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    The Life of Brian, The World According to Garp, Blazing Saddles, and my newest favorite, “Lars and the Real Girl.”

    I use the Lord’s name in vain all the time. He doesn’t give a shit. No, really. Could not care less.

    I’ll take the Prozac and wine and keep my size 4 ass.

    I’m single. I wash for no man.

    I think that about covers it… 🙂
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    marie
    October 24, 2012 at 6:52 am

    The Virgin Queen, definitely one I need to watch!! I love this type of movie…………ones I can see again and again: The Family Stone, Erin Brockovich, Steel Magnolias, Where the Heart is, Life is Beautiful and Mama Mia.

    Love reading you again and again Kim – Keep spreading your love! xx

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      My Inner Chick
      October 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

      Marie,
      it sounds like we have the same taste in movies.

      I’ve watched THE FAM. STONE Maaaaaaaany times.

      Love that one!!! xxx
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