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Justifying a New Outlook

I’ve mentioned before, I’m addicted to the show Justified.   It is such a different life than I’m used to; I love to watch it and wonder if people really do live this way.

The show is based on books by Elmore Leonard about a federal marshal in Kentucky.  I can’t decide if I have a crush on Raylan Givens, or Timothy Oliphant who plays Raylan Givens.  (These are the type of deep thoughts that keep me up at night.)

When I discovered the show, I had missed a few episodes and watched them in a marathon.  After a while I started to believe that bribing people is a good way to get people to do what you want.

And if they don’t, you shoot them.

Sometimes I forget this might not apply to me because I’m not the head of an illegal organization and my family does not support itself by growing medicinal plants.

I’m married to a dentist.  I don’t think anyone has ever made a show or written a book featuring dental mafia.  I guess I could threaten root canals but the drills aren’t really portable so I would have to get the people to come to me and sit in a brightly colored chair with stuffed animals on the walls and TV’s playing Rio in the ceiling.  I don’t think it would be the same.

I do look at my friend Sarah, who’s from Kentucky, a little different.  Especially when she makes me brownies.


  1. You crack me up. I’ve seen commercials for that show, but never watched it. I bet it’s something my husband and I would love to watch together, though. Maybe this weekend. Though, I need to be writing.

    I don’t blame you for the brownies, either.

    I’m curious – does your husband do your cleanings? Does he ensure you keep your mouth and teeth and gums all nice and perfect and clean and bug you if you forget to brush?

    1. Marianne says:

      He works on kids’ teeth and swears he doesn’t remember what tO do with adult teeth. But I have been known not to floss when we disagree

  2. le0pard13 says:

    JUSTIFIED is one great show, alright. My wife and I have been hooked since season one. I currently reading Elmore Leonard’s newly released RAYLAN novel. I recommend. Thanks, Marianne.

  3. Mona says:

    Never seen the show but I felt the same when watching Sopranos. How strange it is to have that sort of a life! Even weirder was that the head mafia dude would see a therapist for counseling!!!

    No shows about dentists…can you imagine a dentist like HOUSE!

    : )

  4. Liv Rancourt says:

    I haven’t actually watched Justified yet, mainly because one of my good friends loves it and is constantly pushing me to watch it and I like to torture her by refusing. Ooh, that didn’t make me sound like a very nice person, did it. Maybe not, but I’d pretty much do whatever you wanted if you threatened me with a root canal.

  5. I’ve not heard of that show — might check it out. You post had me giggling, thinking of a friend’s mug that simply says. “Work with me people!”

  6. Trish Loye Elliott says:

    Lol! You are weird and hysterical and I’m so glad I follow your blog. I can always count on you to make me smile.

  7. corajramos says:

    A laugh a minute. You have a wonderfully funny voice. I haven’t yet watched Jusitified–don’t know why. Will have to check it out this week.

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