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Dennis Rodman at West Point

North Korea and Malaysia are in the diplomatic tit-for-tat and guess who steps up at West Point to address the issues?  Dennis Rodman. He offers to broker a meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. We cannot make this up, people.

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, Urban Nana is in Brooklyn but Julie’s still got the international news from North Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines,  Lian has grocery trends and Worst Pitch of the Day plus Liz wants her DNA to work a little harder for Operation Sea Turtle.

Julie reviews the latest diplomatic tit-for-tat between North Korea and Malaysia over the assassination of Kim Jong Un’s half brother.  Good news for North Koreans who are now not allowed to leave Malaysia. Bad news for the Malaysian delegation in North Korea.  No exit for you. Luckily, we read that Dennis Rodman is stepping in to broker a meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Let us know as soon as they start selling tickets to that one. Julie also warns the team at our favorite CBS TV drama that the Philippine government is protesting an upcoming episode.  Fact or fiction?  We really can’t tell anymore. Be sure to listen to Satellite Sisters Talk TV recap of Madam Secretary for more discussion of Tess’ Philippine situation.

Satellite Sisters recommend the Fondoodler, a hot glue gun for cheese.

A hot glue gun for cheese? What took so long! The Fondoodler was one of many products that Liz found in the Satellite Sisters email box and cannot wait to try.

Lian says Jeff Bezos is working on amazon deliveries on the moon but Liz is still not that interested in going. Lian has the Worst Pitch of the Week.  Kegels and kids do not mix.  Sorry, Kegel Bear.  Liz gets her latest DNA report from 23andme and is disappointed that their wellness tips are pretty much Self Magazine circa 1988. Lian’s grocery store trends and food trends include the prediction that “grocerants”, part restaurant/part grocery store are the coming thing.  OK, by why not call them “resteries”, a much better fake word. And Liz reads the spam that came into sisters@satellitesisters mailbox.  Highlights include:

Cat Language Bible: http://www.catlanguagebible.com/index.html

Things to Know Before Cruising Naked: http://tampabay.actonsoftware.com/acton/rif/9662/s-1a70-1703/-/l-0065:d7b/l-0065/showPreparedMessage?sid=TV2:nOfgNStpR

Fondoodler: https://fondoodler.com

Satellite sisters love Away luggage.

Lian loves her Away Carry-on. Go to our custom url www.awaytravel.com/sisters to take advantage of our special deal.

More contributions from Steffi on today’s podcast. Welcome to sponsor BarkBox!  Steffi was super enthusiastic about her box. Here’s a video of the BarkBox unboxing.

On today’s show, Lian tells travel tales with her new AWAY luggage.  It makes her feel hip and bond with other hipsters! For our special deal, go here: www.awaytravel.com/sisters.

Come join all five Satellite Sisters on April 22nd at the Santa Monica Public Library at 2 pm.  No-host Meet-Up to follow. Are you coming?  Let us know on this Facebook invite. More details from our travel agent to come later this week.

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By | March 7th, 2017|

Lian needs to know: Does anyone wear bathrobes any more?

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, Lian asks:  “Doesn’t anyone wear bathrobes anymore?” It’s all part of getting her son off to college. Liz and Julie help her tackle this plus Gretchen Carlson’s settlement with Fox News, Real Simple’s fall fashion trends and being stalked by a handbag.

#staynoisy, Gretchen Carlson. Thanks for speaking up for yourself and the rest of us. Special award also for best use of an iPhone.

#staynoisy, Gretchen Carlson. Thanks for speaking up for yourself and the rest of us. Special award also for best use of an iPhone.

Two awards for Gretchen Carlson on her $20 million settlement from Fox News.  Gretchen, you are our #staynoisy sister of the week.  Also, Best Use of An I-Phone for secretly taping the illegal and vile things Roger Ailes said to you.

How Not To Get A Meeting With the President of the United States:  Speaking of vile things, Julie has a review of the vile things so-called diplomats have said to each other lately. President Duterte of Philippines, welcome to the list.

Philae Lander, We Hardly Knew Ye:  Well, the finally found a photo of where that Philae lander ended up on the comment.  In a dark ditch after bouncing twice.  It makes us 🙁

Lian finally made it to see John Williams conduct the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl. Lightsabers for all!

Lian finally made it to see John Williams conduct Star Wars with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl. Lightsabers for all!

Speaking of space, get out your lightsabers! Lian saw John Williams conduct the score from Stars Wars with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. Loved it.

Next up for Lian Dolan this month is a college drop-off for her freshman son.  The shopping starts now. There’s the bathrobe debate happening, among other things. On the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group, listener Kathleen posted asking for advice for her son starting his senior year in high school.  Lian recommends the parenting website Grown and Flown and thanks all the members of the Satellite Sisterhood who posted their own suggestions.

Julie recommends Maria Shriver’s website for some empty nest insights as well as thoughts on Mother Theresa and unconditional love from the book A Gift of Love by Tony Cointreau.

From the Wall Street Journal, Liz brings us a sad story of older women getting exploited by scammers in online dating services.  Victims lost more than $120 million to “romance scams” in the first six months of 2016. What?  As if online dating wasn’t bad enough.

Lian Dolan buys Steve Madden bag after being stalked by it online

Lian was looking for this Steve Madden bag after seeing it in a magazine and then she realized it was stalking her online. We are still not sure what we think about the internet reading our minds this way, but thanks Zappos for satisfying Lian’s fall fashion needs.

Media Round-Up:  Julie saw “The Light between Two Oceans” which she describes as a slow satisfying cinematic sobfest. Lian recommends Delia Ephron’s book Siracusa and Mike Virbiglia’s movie Don’t Think Twice. She cannot, however, get on board with the much beloved Gilmore Girls.  We guess she’s just too late to that party.

Lian makes a shopping breakthrough.  She was stalked by a Steve Madden bag online and managed to actually buy it here! She’s also got the scoop on fall fashion trends from Real Simple Magazine, most of which the Satellite Sisters will not be wearing.

By | September 6th, 2016|

On today’s show, Satellite Sisters Launch #satsisterssummerfun contest on @instagram. Plus news, talk and laughs, of course.

 

Two winners of our #satsisterssummerfun contest on @instagram will win our favorite new summer fun product: Sama 2-Step Foot Fetish Care from Sol De Janeiro. You can also follown @soldejaniero on @instagram and LIKE their Facebook page.

Two winners of our #satsisterssummerfun contest on @instagram will win our favorite new summer fun product: Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care from Sol De Janeiro. You can also follow @soldejaniero on @instagram and LIKE their Facebook page.

On today’s show, we conduct the Satellite Sisters Launch into the world of Instagram with a new Satellite Sisters feed @satsisters and a new Satellite Sisters Photo Contest #satsistersummerfun.  Follow us @satsisters and post your best photos of your summer fun with your own family, friends and Satellite Sisters.  Use our hashtag #satsistersummerfun and at the end of the summer, we’ll be awarding two prizes in a drawing.  One will go to a photo of #satesistersummerfun in the NEW category, current pics, and one will go to the photo in the #throwback category, for good times back in the day.  Check out  to get updates and check out the tutorials we have posted in case @Instagram is new to you.  Most of all, join the #satsisterssummerfun.  Prizes to be awarded from . We love their On today’s show, we launch ourselves into the world of Instagram with a new Satellite Sisters feed @satsisters and a new Satellite Sisters Photo Contest #satsistersummerfun.  Follow us @satsisters and post your best photos of your summer fun with your own family, friends and Satellite Sisters.  Use our hashtag #satsistersummerfun and at the end of the summer, we’ll be awarding two prizes in a drawing.  One will go to a photo of #satesistersummerfun in the NEW category, current pics, and one will go to the photo in the #throwback category, for good times back in the day.  Check out our Facebook group and Like our Facebook page to get updates and check out the tutorials we have posted in case @Instagram is new to you.  Most of all, join the #satsisterssummerfun.  Prizes to be awarded from Sol de Janeiro. We love their Samba 2-Step Foot Fetish Care. 

Also on today’s show, we discuss our exictement about the new space age we are entering.  We are loving the Pluto mission and the SpaceX vision for life on Mars.  Listen to the Recode Decode podcast for more on Elon Musk, the visionary behind SpaceX and Tesla.

There are new revelations in the dark, sad case of Bill Cosby drugging and raping women.  Here’s a link to the latest reporting in the New York Times about this awful case and the conspiracy of silence around it to shame and silence his victims.  #staynoisy.

Monica is ready for The Big One or The Really Big One.  Everyone is Oregon talking this week about the scientifc projects by a certain Dr. Goldfinger that were shared in the current issue of The New Yorker.  Monica’s putting her earthquake/tsunami protocol into place asap, starting with a bathtub plug. Here’s more with Dr. Goldfinger himself. http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2015/07/tsunami_earthquake_cascadia_ch.html#incart_most-read_

Julie conducted Watercraft Week this week at her Nanacamp with 8 year old Alice and 6 year old Ben.  Rolling on the Colorado and the Yampa Rivers was a little more exciting than she wanted.  Check our new Instagram hashtag #satsisterssummerfun to see her photos.

Monica reviews and recommends the new documentary about Amy Winehouse, even if you just want to seek refuge from the heat.

By | July 19th, 2015|