1.) Like many people, we are riveted by the last episodes of Breaking Bad - which we have watched and loved since the first season. Can't say the same about Dexter which is also coming to an end. It was once as well written and engaging, but is limping to a close.
Don't see anything that is going to take the place of these shows - I'm looking forward to one more season of Mad Men starting next year. I like Homeland but Tom can't get past Carrie's twitchiness. He likes Survivor and I won't watch it. I don't know when Downton Abbey starts up again but will be watching that for sure.
I don't see anything on the fall lineup to bring me back to network TV, so more time for the internet and reading, I guess. Or maybe I'll finally watch some of the shows and movies I have recorded on the DVR!
4.) Tom is thrilled that AMC is going to make a spin off called "Better Call Saul" about Walter Whites sleazy lawyer. He and his attorney buddy are always talking about going for it and advertising like Saul.
3.) I grew up at the foot of Mt. Diablo which has been in the news due to a wildfire burning there this week. I now live about 20 miles south of the mountain and get to gaze at it everyday as I drive to work. They have controlled the fire and no homes or major structures were lost. It has been weird to see the smoke, have the helicopters (which scoop water from a nearby reservoir and carry it to the fire) and air tankers flying over us all week in the efforts to put the fire out. It has been even more strange to read and hear comments from people all over the country talking about the event with so much misinformation and nonsense being spouted.
The worst part of the story was that 2 fire stations were broken into and personal belongings of the firefighters were stolen while they were out working. Really. That happened.
4.) Gov. Jerry Brown and the leaders of the California state Legislature have passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour.
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