Gloucester Girl Casting Director Janelle Randazza Forwards- CASTING NEW RELATIONSHIP DOCU-SERIES

Hi Joey!

I’m a casting producer for ABC’s Supernanny and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of NYC and I’m casting for a new relationship docu-series about married couples to be aired on a major cable network. I’m also a native Gloucester girl, by the way.

I was wondering if I could convince you to post about our casting call. This show promises to put the sizzle back into a love life that has fizzled, and we’re specifically looking for *married couples in the Boston area* here is more info:


The producers behind ABC’s Supernanny and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of NYC are casting for a new relationship docu-series about married couples who need to put the sizzle back into a love life that has fizzled.

This show aims to put sexy back into a hum-drum romantic life. We’re looking for smart, sassy, funny (maybe a little self-deprecating), married couples who need to amp up the spark in their relationships — couples who are ready for a life changing opportunity to transform their love life.

Some examples of what we’re looking for:

"The couple who threw everything into raising their babies but have all but forgotten how to make them… The career focused power couple – who rarely have the energy to close any deals in the bedroom… or the former high school sweethearts, who like so many married couples, are just, stuck in a rut."

We are looking for dynamic, outgoing Bostonians who are between the ages of 22 and 45, who are *very* attractive and ready to tell their stories. To be considered, couples should contact casting producer Janelle Randazza by December 16th, 2011 at with their names, ages, city, contact info, a few recent photos and a paragraph about themselves and their marriage.

Kindle Fire’s Are Shipping!!!

This just in from Patrick Ryan-

Fw: Your order of "Kindle Fire, Full Color 7"…" has shipped!

Greetings Patrick J Ryan!
We thought you’d like to know that we shipped your items, and that this
completes your order.

Your estimated delivery date is:
  Wednesday, November 16, 2011

If you ordered one let me know if you got your shipping confirmation as well!

And Gizmodo Raves About It!-

Kindle Fire Review: The iPad Finally Has Serious Competition

The Kindle Fire is stuck between e-ink minimalism and gleaming iPad decadence. That could either make it the goofy middle child in the tablet family, or a singular wunderkind. But the Fire will not be overlooked. Apple: Be afraid.

Why it matters

Amazon isn’t just a bookstore. Nor is it a music store, shoe store, video streaming service, or newsstand. Amazon has wrapped all of these things together into a rich, easy way to suck down almost every conceivable form of media with one key: Prime. But Prime has been stuck behind the tangled butterface of—the site is a mess, a cage. This Kindle is meant to change all that, to not only be a Better Kindle, but a direct conduit to all of Prime’s awesomeness: the missing piece.

And what a piece it is, right? It’s hard to believe it sprung from the same hatchery as the Kindles of yore, with its dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a gorgeous 7-inch, 16-million color display beaming a custom Amazonian Android build, made specifically for Kindle’s essence.

If the Fire succeeds, everything changes for Amazon. And for Apple as well.

Using it

The Fire doesn’t feel like any other Android tablet—and that’s a very, very good thing. From the minute you turn it on, the device is puzzlingly simple. Where’s the home screen?, someone might ask you. All you see is a shelf, stacked with whatever you’ve looked at recently: novels, magazines, apps, TV episodes—everything. The emphasis is squarely on picking out stuff to stimulate your eyeballs (and ears) with—all else is secondary. This makes for a UI that’s not only simple, but intuitive. You don’t have to think about how to use the Fire, because unlikeApple’s dodgy attempts at interface metaphors, Amazon’s works perfectly: here’s my shelf of things. Which thing will I choose?

Of course, there’s more than the shelf. A search bar at up top does the obvious across everything you own, and small organizational tabs inconspicuously span the upper boundary of the screen: newspapers and magazines, books, music, video, docs, apps, and a web browser. Need more to consume? The Store is always at most two clicks away. Tap Books. Tap Store. Here’s the entirety of Amazon’s catalog, neatly organized, easily downloaded.

The reason Apple should be afraid isn’t because the Kindle Fire is going to blow away the iPad based on spec.  The iPad is $600, the Kindle Fire is $200 though and the reason apple should be worried is because tehre is finally some serious competition price wise.

That $200 price point for a great tablet (Kindle Fire) is going to put a lot of units in the hands of the population and those are people who won’t pony up the huge dough for admittedly a great product (the iPad) but at three times as much cost.

For those of you who ordered one for yourself, I can’t wait for you to write in and give me your impressions! Patrick Ryan this means you!  The 16th is just two days away!

Here’s your link to order ‘em and get some Christmas shopping done!


The Center at Rocky Neck COMMUNITY-WIDE MEETING Wednesday Nov. 16, 7 pm


Karen Ristuben writes-

Hello friends and supporters of The Center at Rocky Neck (our new working title for the former Christian Science Church):
This is a friendly reminder that we will meet at The Center next Wednesday, November 16, at 7 pm.
  Since our first community-wide meeting on September 15:
* the Rocky Neck Art Colony voted 55-3 to move forward with next steps toward the building’s purchase, specifically, to conduct a Feasibility Study (est. $10,000) and to pay for the option to purchase the building ($1,000/month for the 2012 calendar year).  We are in the process of our initial fundraising drive to collect donations toward those efforts.  A convenient Paypal system is now in place at
* Jay Paget, the lead administrator for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Cultural Facilities Grant visited the building and offered support and  encouragement through our application process in the upcoming 2012 funding cycle.
* Mayor Kirk conducted her State of the City address at The Center last weekend (photo attached) and again offered her support for the building project, indicating that Community Preservation funding may be available.
* At her fundraiser luncheon yesterday, Rep. Ann Margaret Ferrante enthusiastically discussed the building project as a beacon of cultural economic development for East Gloucester.
* Necessary building improvements are underway by present owners Steve and Kathy Archer.
At Wednesday’s meeting, we’ll discuss:
1.  planning and development to date;
2.  The Center’s mission and vision;
3.  the role of the RNAC and the broader community in The Center’s programming;
4.  The Center’s governance and management.
If you have any concerns or questions before the meeting, please feel free to call me or contact any of the other officers of RNAC. 
PLEASE come and show your support – we hope to see you there!
Karen Ristuben
Rocky Neck Art Colony

Update: Lines In The Marsh Here’s What I Found Out

Who cuts the symmetrical lines in the marshes?  It’s obviously done to provide salt water with nutrients and keep the marsh healthy (that didn’t sound very scientific did it?)

Can someone clue us in as to what they are about and who cuts them in or cut them in and how are they maintained?  This is just a random screen shot of a google map near Farnhams in Essex MA


There are several links to websites which explain how they came to be and yes it was a WPA  depression project designed for mosquito control.

Good articles about it can be read here and here

Penelope Crane also forwarded this

Lois McNulty Informs Us Of The Best Place To Take A Crap In Essex MA

Chickity Check It- Lois McNulty’s Blog-

Lois writes-
If you have to use an outhouse…..

I recommend this one in Essex, MA.  It’s at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, where they restore old wooden boats.

Click here for more pictures inside this fabulous structure at Lois’ blog.

Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go.