U2! Wonder Woman! Clam-Chowdah Soaked Toast!

Lian Dolan U2 Rose Bowl

Lian went to both U2 shows at the Rose Bowl this weekend, which makes us reflect both on the joyfulness of music and the horror of the attack in Manchester yesterday.

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, Lian Dolan, Julie Dolan and Liz Dolan are full of entertainment advice – still loving U2, why you need to support the new Wonder Woman movie, what’s in Deborah Tannen’s Very Satellite Sisters new book, wisdom from Tracee Ellis Ross on Blackish and alert for Conrad the Unicorn on America’s Got Talent.  Plus reflections on the Manchester bombing, enjoying some family graduations and toast.  Thank goodness for toast.

First up, Lian attended both U2 shows at the Rose Bowl this weekend.  It was not only a chance to enjoy her favorite band play music from her favorite album, but a time to experience the joyfulness of music.  This makes the awful bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that much more horrifying. Our hearts go out.

On Tuesday shows, we go deep on shallow topics so this week we say “Thank you, Pippa!”.  With all the sad, bad news lately, we really needed the awesome photos of your million-dollar wedding to Whats-His-Name, as Julie calls him.  Well done, sister!

Liz attended the graduation of two of our nieces from NYU at Yankee Stadium last week.  A great event and special thanks to the vendors who opened up the merchandise booths to sell Yankee caps to all the guests sweltering in the 97 degree sun at 11 am.  Cash only?  No problem!

Julie has breaking toast news.  Check out this recipe: Chowder-Soaked Toast.  Chowdah + Toast. Say no more.

More entertainment recommendations from us this week:

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Liz tells the tale of how Grilled Cheese with Maduros from Pilar in Brooklyn caused an Operation Sea Turtle setback, but Julie swears that nothing could be better than this Chowder-Soaked Toast recipe from the New York Times. .

Watch the new Love Actually sequel on Red Nose Day Thursday May 25 on NBC. It’s only 12 minutes. Phew.

Support female filmmakers by seeing Wonder Woman when it opens next weekend.  Lian interviewed  producer Deborah Snyder who reinforced how hard they worked to have women involved in every major part of the film, including director Patty Jenkins.

Also stay tuned for Megan Leavey starring Kate Mara.  The true story of a Marine MP trying to adopt her dog Rex. Just watched this trailer. Crying already.

Read this article by our cousin Hannah Kirshner about growing up in the same town where Twin Peaks is set.  We LOVE all of chef Hannah’s food recommendations.

And finally, Lian reports that her balloon artist friend’s audition on America’s Got Talent will air on the premiere next week.  You have to turn out to support Conrad The Unicorn!

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Lian’s German Shepherd Steffi is so honored to have inspired our new promo code from sponsor Bark Box. Go to www.barkbox.com/steffi

Thanks to this week’s sponsor Bark Box.  Lian’s German Shepherd Steffi is unboxing this month’s gift right now.  www.barkbox.com/steffi.  Use it and get a free toy.

 

 

By | May 23rd, 2017|

Sheila’s Cooking Injury, Lab Rats Test Foot Cream

The Satellite Sisters review foot creams

On today’s New To You episode from May 2008, Sheila and Monica review foot creams. Two paws up!

On today’s New To You show from May 21, 2008, Sheila shows Monica and Lian her cooking injury from a chicken mishap. Lian says it looks like a Civil War would.  The Lab Rats test foot cream and Sheila’s on the Cozy Couch with some classic Tips to Clip.

Alert:  Ignore the announcements for the VTech Satellite Sisters Weekend Giveaway. The contest expired in June 2008. We left it in because it turned out to be so much fun for the Satellite Sisters who won it!

 

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Thanks to our newest sponsor Tula.  Go here to our special Satellite Sisters landing page for 20% off your purchase.  Use Promo Code sisters at checkout.

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By | May 21st, 2017|

Open Marriage, Flying Cars and Best Grandparents Ever.

Julie Dolan garage: she is not a hoarder

This is NOT Julie Dolan’s garage. We swear. We got this one on Google but Julie does have a little bit of an organizing problem for which she sought professional help. NO, she is not a hoarder.

On this week’s podcast,  Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan tackle Open Marriage, the importance of adult daughters in long-term care, Pippa Middleton’s pre-wedding fitness progress and why Baby Boomers are shaping up to the the Best Grandparents Ever.  First up, Julie’s home organizing fail. She is not a hoarder, people! Did she say that often enough on this episode? NOT.

This New York Times cover story on Open Marriages sparked a lively discussion between Lian and Julie, both long-time marrieds.  No judgment here, but lots of opinions.  Next, The Best Healthcare Solution:   Read the article here about adult daughters and their role in long-term care. It is an eye-opener. Get yourself an adult daughter if you want good care at a reasonable cost- but the situation comes with financial repercussions.

Flying cars are coming to Dallas. Will Julie take Uber Elevate for a ride?

Pippa Middleton’s Pre-Wedding Shape-Up.  Julie thinks Pippa needs a break from the pressure. Lian is not too sure about the two-outfit wedding rule for Pippa’s nuptials. That’s a lot to ask.

Lesley Stahl lets us that Boomers are going to be The Best Grandparents Ever!!! Read her piece here.

Is Avocado Toast the financial ruin for Millenials? We support toast, but not at $22 a pop. Come on, people.  It’s pretty easy to make at home. Try it.

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By | May 17th, 2017|

Satellite Sisters Mother’s Day Special: LIVE Show in Santa Monica

Satellite Sisters twin sisters Edna and Eleanor

How beautiful is this photo of our mother Edna with her twin sister Eleanor during their high school years? We are not totally sure which one is which but we think our mother is the one with the nail polish.

Welcome to a Satellite Sisters Mother’s Day Special. Today’s podcast is the audio from our live show in Santa Monica.  Julie Dolan, Liz Dolan, Sheila Dolan, Monica Dolan and Lian Dolan are joined onstage by our former Executive Producer and Solid Gold Satellite Sister Corny Koehl for  spontaneous, freewheeling and fun Ask Us Anything session.  Special thanks to Storyworth for sponsoring today’s podcast. Use our link and get $20 off your subscription.

In a special intro recorded this week, Liz and Lian salute all the mothers in the Satellite Sisterhood with a special shout-out to Emmy Koehl, Corny’s mom who was a key part of our event crew in Santa Monica.  Emmy, you rock.

Also in the intro, we talk about a special photo of all 5 sisters with our mother, so we have posted that photo here. Plus, going into the family archives, here’s our mother Edna with her twin sister Eleanor.  We are not exactly sure when this photo was taken but we are guessing it was during their high school years.  That’s a beauty, isn’t it?

Satellite Sisters Gracie Awards 2008

On today’s special Mother’s Day podcast, Lian and Liz talk about this favorite photo of Edna Dolan’s appearance with all 5 sisters at the Gracie Awards in 2008.

One note on the audio from the Santa Monica show:  This is extracted from the Facebook Live feed of the show so it is not top quality.  Hang in, though, because it’s still worth a listen.  Hilarity ensues.  If you want to watch the whole show from the Facebook Live video, go here and be sure to LIKE our Facebook Page so you get all our new videos and posts.

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By | May 11th, 2017|

Janet Yellen, Pippa Middleton, Complete Solar Eclipse, Butt Glitter

 

Pippa Middleton No Ring No Bring

Julie is incensed at Pippa Middleton’s No Ring No Bring policy for her wedding, so the rest of the sisters are incensed on her behalf. Going to weddings solo is a downer, even if there’re  plenty of paparazzo to provide excitement.

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, Liz reports on her college conference with Janet Yellen, Julie has a royal report including Pippa Middleton and Prince Philip and Lian shares what Google tells us about our lives versus Facebook.  Plus Tuesday trends and a movie review of Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

First up, Liz and some college friends took in Janet Yellen’s speech at Brown University on Friday.  Fed Chair Yellen wanted us to understand that removing the impediments from women’s full participation in the workforce could improve the US’s annual economic output by 5%, a huge number.  Those impediments?  Lack of paid maternity leave, childcare and flexible work schedules.  Surprise.  Liz admits the she was hoping for more behind the scenes dish from Yellen, but apparently Fed Chairs don’t dish.

Julie thinks Pippa Middleton’s No Ring No Bring rule for her wedding is grossly unfair, not just to Prince Harry but to everyone ever forced to attend a wedding solo. Julie celebrates Prince Philip’s retirement from public life by sharing his worst racist public gaffes.

Where will you be during this summer’s total solar eclipse? Liz will be “in the totality” in Central Oregon, whatever that means.

Our Facebook Life versus your Google Life.  Lian agrees. Don’t let Facebook make you miserable, says  in the New York Times.  Try googling “My husband is…” and see what comes up first.

Are you planning to take in the August 2017 total solar eclipse in the US?  Liz is and she’s positioning the get “in the totality” in Central Oregon.

Julie’s Tuesday Trends and Lian’s Hodgepodge: Mantras in the Wall Street Journal,  Butt Glitter everywhere else.

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By | May 9th, 2017|

Early Mother’s Day Gift: Cozy Couch Edition

Satellite Sisters and Woman's World Magazine

Is there anything more relaxing than hanging out on the Cozy Couch and reading Tips To Clip from grocery store checkout line magazines? The Satellite Sisters say no!

Today’s New To You episode from May 2012 is our early Mother’s Day gift to you. Sheila and Liz are on the Cozy Couch for the whole show.  Smart new uses for soap shards, tips to clip and some instant stress relievers that are also slimming.  Who knew that grocery store magazines contained so much wisdom? And you need it because, as Sheila says, “life is stressful and there’s a lot of bloating.”

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By | May 8th, 2017|