Egg Hunt Ban, Beauty Bar Threat, Julie + her mother-in-law

We post this classic family Easter photo every year because it just makes us smile. It’s the Dolans and the Morningstars with our identical twin moms Edna and Eleanor and our grandfather William Klarman. Can you pick out the sisters? Who’s the rabbit? And what’s Julie’s problem? Photo taken on the front steps of our cousins’ house in Rye, NY.

On this New To You episode of Satellite Sisters from 2014, Julie wants to ban Easter egg hunts, Liz fears the looming threat of beauty bars in her neighborhood, Putin invades Ukraine and Julie mourns the loss of her mother-in-law, with whom she had a very difficult relationship.

Julie calls for the end of Easter egg hunts after witnessing her grandchildren get crushed in their own. Is the word “bloodbath” too strong?? Liz and Julie recall some of their own bruising Easter egg battles with their brothers and cousins as kids.

Julie also talks about her relationship with her mother-in-law, who passed away this weekend.  It was complicated. Her mother-in-law never liked her no matter how hard Julie tried. Now in death, there is grief, sadness and ambivalence.

Liz sees some dangerous trends developing in her neighborhood.  It’s gone beyond blow-dry bars and nail salons.  The latest scourge is the new lash lounge. Don’t people have better things to do with their time and money?

Liz is taking Lian and her sons to a table read for The Simpsons.  They are very excited and don’t care that Julie blames The Simpsons for the downfall of American culture. This new episode of The Simpsons was written by Judd Apatow when he was brand new in Hollywood looking for work.

Satellite Sisters book "You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship"

Our book “You’re the Best” is a great gift for any of your spring celebrations. Mother’s Day, showers, graduations. Available at amazon.com plus bookstores everywhere. We look forward to seeing you at the Santa Monica Public Library on April 22 to sell and sign your copies.

For all of the details of the Satellite Sisters free live event at the Santa Monica Public Library, go to this Satellite Sisters Facebook Page Event Listing.  We will also stream the event on Facebook Live at 2 pm Pacific time April 22.

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By | April 16th, 2017|

Liz’s new podcast. Lian’s Got Talent? Julie’s got international news.

Liz has a new podcast launching next week called I Hate My Boss. She and her co-host will have some fun trying to help stamp out Bad Bossery and all the other drama that unfolds at the office. Call or write if you have your own dilemma. Workplace drama. Comedic relief.

Liz announces a new podcast she’s doing that launches next week.  It’s called I Hate My Boss.  Hear all about it! Then, Lian’s Got Talent? Oh, wait. No. Lian went to a TAPING of America’s Got Talent with a Satellite Sister from high school and a balloon unicorn. And Julie travels with world in her International News Round-Up: Russia, Malaysia, North Korea, Italy.  You are going to need an AWAY carry-on for this one!

On Monday April 3rd, Liz has a new podcast launching called I Hate My Boss.  Here’s a teaser. She’s co-hosting it with executive coach Larry Seal.  It’s a workplace advice show that combines comedy, drama and common sense.  Please go to iTunes and subscribe.  While you are at iTunes, why not leave a fresh review of Satellite Sisters?  Thanks.  If you want to participate in I Hate My Boss, call the hotline with your own workplace dilemma at 424-224-5711 or email the show at iHateMyBoss@wondery.com.  This weekend, you will get the first episode of I Hate My Boss in your Satellite Sisters feed so you can give it a listen.  You can also reach the show on Facebook or Twitter @IHateMyBossShow.

America's Got Talent Judges

Now that Lian has seen her up close and personal at the taping of America’s Got Talent, she can confirm that Heidi Klum is as beautiful in person as she appears on TV. We are just sorry she has to snuggle up with Simon Cowell.

Also today, Lian tells us the tale of a reunion with a long lost high school friend who came into town to compete on America’s Got Talent.  She can’t share all the details because the show has not aired yet, but you are going to want to get the news on this balloon artist whose ballon unicorn went viral.

Julie has a complete International News Round-Up today. Get the latest stories from Russia, Malaysia, North Korea and Italy.  You should try Gnammo, the app to get a home-cooked meal in Italy before it’s too late. Do you want an AirBNB for food?

Oh, brother. The Prime Ministers of Britain and Scotland meet to talk about Brexit and this is the headline that results?

On another international note, we just have to ask: Is this really necessary?  Thank you to Satellite Sister Zelah Meyer who gave us a little historical perspective on the Daily Mail in the Satellite Sisters Facebook Group.

In the Customer Service Department, both Liz and Julie had a major fail.  Liz has a bone to pick with Target.  Were 16 separate packages REALLY necessary for her 16 cushions? And Julie wants Hertz to know that she’s safe but she’s not HAPPY.

On the issues of #Leggingsgate, all three sisters may disagree on the United airlines dress code but ultimately agree that EVERYONE should wear more clothes on planes.  How about that for a plan? What with your short shorts and flip flops, aren’t you all freezing?

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By | March 28th, 2017|

Satellite Sisters Recap Madam Secretary, Break in Diplomacy episode.

Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan do a Satellite Sisters recap of Madam Secretary

The Satellite Sisters recap Episode 315 of the CBS Drama Madam Secretary:  Break In Diplomacy.  Liz Dolan fills in for Julie Dolan as Acting Secretary of Recap reporting to Lian Dolan, Recapper-In-Chief. 

The Satellite Sisters recap the CBS Drama Madam Secretary. Episode: Break in Diplomacy.

Let’s play “Who’s the inspiration?”  Hmm, let’s see. Who were the writers at CBS drama Madam Secretary thinking about when they wrote this episode?  This was a serious episode featuring serious themes about a world leader known for being a rough-around-the-edges narcissistic businessman who ran an unusual campaign. He has a history of lewd behavior and corrupt business dealings plus unusually close ties to a country that was a former foe. OK.  Guess.

If you guessed the Phillipines, you guessed right! Actually, that is the reputation of the ACTUAL president of the Philippines.
Storylines:
Satellite Sisters recap Madam Secretary Carolina Herrera dress on Tea Leoni.

Madam Secretary is just about to make it pretty darn clear to the President of the Philippines that sexual assault is not to be dismissed as a mere indiscretion. And she looks great in that Carolina Herrera dress while she does it.

Sock It To Me, Bess or Let Them Eat Drones

The Singapore Exchange – a meaningful territorial accord with Asia Pacific. She ends up getting in a fist fight with the Philipine leader, forcing her to decide – like every woman ever—whether she should she say something about an attempted assault.  But she can only make this decision after digging into what appears to be the biggest bowl of cereal ever poured.
Jay Undercover
Bess gets her CIA on and enlists Sadsack Jay to investigate the suspicious death of Kevin from Accounting, a deep cover CIA agent. Turns out Jay is pretty good at spycraft and uncovers Kevin’s real mission.
Duck Dynastys Goes to the Devil
We are rejecting this storyline on the grounds that Henry seems in way over his head. But we don’t trust Ian and his neck tattoos. Not one bit.
Binders Full of Blouses:
The star of the show—the Carolina Herrera dress Bess wore for seemingly 36 hours across the Pacific and back without a wrinkle.
The Orange Pussy Blouse—again, a political statement????
The Theory White Trench – impractical color but we want one.
By | March 16th, 2017|

Urban Nana in Brooklyn, DNA Report, Grocery Trends

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’s Birthday Celebrations, Julie’s North Korean Conspiracies

LOL t-shirt girl in poisoning

Our North Korea expert Julie Dolan has her own theories about why this woman would wear an LOL t-short to a poisoning. Allegedly. LOL.

This week on the podcast, Lian Dolan and Julie Dolan review all Lian’s birthday celebrations and Julie shares her theories on North Korean conspiracies. Who wears an LOL t-shirt to a poisoning?  Plus we preview the Satellite Sisters Ask Us Anything program at the Santa Monica Public Library on April 22. We also have good news for travelers looks for a fantastic hotel deal in Santa Monica.  Thank you to our very own Satellite Sisters Travel Concierge, Catherine at The Travelstore. Read about the sweet deal on suites right at The Georgian on Ocean Blvd in Santa Monica walking distance our to our event on April 22. Bring your own Satellite Sisters for the weekend and Ask Us Anything! 

Plus: Lian’s Double Birthday Party at the Opera and the Uncaberet. Want more information about the Uncab? Click here.

Julie’s Tuesday Trends:

Baby Boxes. www.cnn.com/2017/01/26/health/new-jersey-baby-boxes-safe-sleep/

Job postings on Facebook:  www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/…/f

By | February 24th, 2017|

Lian’s Dance Performance, Julie’s Pick + Pans, Liz’s EGOT

Performance! If Lian Dolan can do Bruno Mars’ 24 Karat Magic and Isaac Mizrahi can launch a cabaret show, you can get out of your comfort zone, too, sister.

On today’s podcast, we hear all about Lian’s performance with her Girl Gang of Bruno Mars’ 24 Karat Magic.  Get out of your comfort zone, sisters! Julie has pop culture Picks + Pans and yet more news about from Russia about poisonings. Remember Rasputin?  Liz updates us on Operation Sea Turtle plus she’s close to accomplishing a major goal.

Lian thinks Isaac Mizrahi is a role model for us all.  Did you know he has a new cabaret show at the Cafe Carlyle in NYC? Julie’s his fan on QVC.

Over the course of her career, Liz has been lucky enough to be a guest at the Emmys, the Oscars and the Tonys.  The only event left to complete a full spectator EGOT is the Grammys, coming up this weekend in LA.  Guess who scored an invite??

Our in-house Kremlinologist Julie Dolan wants us to know that yet another foe of Vladimir Putin has been poisoned.  She’s been talking about this on Satellite Sisters since 2006.  It’s the Russian go-to move for silencing political enemies since the days of Rasputin.

Valerie Bertinelli Food Network Kiids Baking Championship

We love that judge Valerie Bertinelli on Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship doesn’t make any of the kids cry, even though their results are often heinous.

Liz suggests Lian should join another Girl Gang, this one devoted to trusty mopeds.  Here’s the fun story from the Wall Street Journal about Moped Army.  Also, do you want to remember your dreams more?  According to Harvard Medical School, here’s how.  Drink up.

Plus, Julie’s pans (Groundhog Day, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition) and picks (Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, HGTV Dream Home ).  Lian’s TV recommendations (NatGeo’s Gender Revolution, Food Network’s Kids Baking Championship)

Are you a podcaster or podcast fan? Lian will be in Orlando this month for Podfest/Podfusion. She’s even get a prize! http://podfest.us/2017/

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.

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By | February 7th, 2017|
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