Satellite Sisters have a post-Brexit plan for post-Great Britain

Julie's a former business school admissions officer. Would she admit Maria Sharapova despite the fact that she's a professional cheater?

Julie’s a former business school admissions officer. Would she admit Maria Sharapova despite the fact that she’s a professional cheater?

On today’s Satellite Sisters podcast, Julie and Liz take on the Brexit vote and post-Brexit life in the UK.  They each have recommendations for where post-Brexit formerly-Great Britain could go from here.  Liz is thinking it’s all in on royalty. Prince William,  Princess Kate,  Prince George and Princess Charlotte”  Work it, Windsors.  Julie’s pitching the idea of England as 51st State.  Appealing!  Both very solid ideas. Thoughts?

Julie has never heard about diaper cakes, but now she's watched 20 videos on the subject. The whole idea is all new to Liz on today's Satellite Sisters podcast

Julie has never heard about diaper cakes, but now she’s watched 20 videos on the subject. The whole idea is all new to Liz too on today’s Satellite Sisters podcast.

Also on today’s show, Julie meets a Brooklyn child named Sojourner.  Where did that name come from?  Julie is also part of planning a baby shower with a friend.  They watched a lot of Diaper Cake videos this weekend.  What’s a diaper cake?  Liz wants to know too.

Liz’s last day of work is this Thursday.  Wow.  She met with her financial planner this week and was not psyched to face the words Asset Exhausted on a spreadsheet.  Whaaaaaaa? She’s got some revolutionary suggestions for personal finance professionals.

Liz also wants to know what Julie, former business school admissions expert, would do with an application from Maria Sharapova.  Astute business woman?  For sure.  Cheater? Also yes.  How do we rule on that?

For more Satellite Sisters podcasts, check out iTunes, Stitcher and our website www.satellitesisters.com.  And thanks for any ratings and reviews you post on iTunes.  It means a lot.

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By |June 28th, 2016|

Satellite Sisters, Uncle Sam and Sheila hits the salons

Our mother Edna Dolan was all about doing up the holidays, including forcing multiple Uncle Sam lawn ornaments on her daughters. Just about to dig these up for their annual outing.

Our mother Edna Dolan was all about doing up the holidays, including forcing multiple Uncle Sam lawn ornaments on her daughters. We are just about to dig these out

Today’s Satellite Sisters show has an intro from Liz about what’s coming up later this week, then we share a New To You show from May 20, 2012.  It’s the Southern California Satellite Sisters:  Sheila, Lian and Liz.

Sheila is prepping for a friend’s major birthday party and manages to hit multiple salons in a single day, plus pick up some sushi and snooze in a massage chair along the way.  She’s also not too sure she wants to try a new exercise from Dr. Oz that Lian is recommending:  The Walrus.

Lian gets the word early in the morning that TODAY is the day her husband wants to start painting the kitchen, which means she has to decide on that paint color STAT.  She also tries to find new homes for her prized collection of cooking magazines, including her favorite – the now defunct Gourmet.

Liz has a scene from the Theatre of the Absurd.  She takes Mom and Dad on a bizarre shopping trip that includes adult diaper pins, Uncle Sam lawn ornaments and emergency flashers.  It’s impossible to explain.  You just have to listen.

Plus some breaking 2012 news: Facebook goes public, Mark Zuckerberg gets married and JPMorgan loses a few billion bucks.

Listen, laugh and share.  And if you have time, we’d love it if you rate and write a review of Satellite Sisters at iTunes.  Thanks.

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By |June 26th, 2016|

Liz Dolan’s Big Announcement on What’s Next

 

What's next for Liz Dolan? Her Big Announcement on today's podcast.

What’s next for Liz Dolan? Her Big Announcement on today’s podcast.

Today on Satellite Sisters, Liz Dolan shows up to fill us in on her upcoming plans. She needs our help, Satellite Sisterhood, to stay the course and do the work. Plus, Julie and Lian have some suggestions for what she might include in her future plans.  Julie insists on no travel because she is worried about world-wide radiation. (You’ll have to ask here.) But Lian Dolan has bigger plans. SCOTUS? Mayor Liz ? Sounds good to us. We cover Liz’s upcoming summer plans and we talk about your fantasy summer off plans. The Satellite Sisterhood wants to get on planes, trains & automobiles wanting to see the world. Also lots of reading on your fantasy summer To Do List, plus: Stand-up Paddling; Reading Books; Baking the way through Bouchon.

Plus:

Mourning the Orlando victims in support of the LGBT community

The NBA Finals game 7– the best game ever? Or the worst? If you are Lian’s husband, the worst.

Summer Fun for Lian:

Off to the Late Late Show with James Corden

Off to Palm Dessert for a Girls Weekend

Madam Secretary fashion Break Through for Lian

and our Outlander commentary

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By |June 21st, 2016|

Satellite Sisters Father’s Day Remembrance

Happy Father's Day, Dad. Here's a favorite old photo of our father and mother chatting up a local friendly lobster at the Chatham Bars Inn on the Cape.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Here’s a favorite old photo of our father and mother chatting up a local friendly lobster at the Chatham Bars Inn on the Cape.

Happy Father’s Day, Satellite Misters. Fathers, uncles, coaches, mentors – we hope you are all enjoying a wonderful celebration today.  Today’s show is a special Satellite Sisters Father’s Day Remembrance with Julie and Liz from Father’s Day 2012.  This was the last Father’s Day we spent with our father and it was the end of a difficult week.  Our father’s Alzheimers had accelerated to the point where we decided as a family that he needed to live in a 24/7 care facility.  This was the week when we made that move.  It was very hard on our mother and an all-hands-on-deck situation in our family with brothers, sisters and family supporters all helping. Thank goodness for family and friends.

Liz starts off with a crazy cops-and-robbers story that had just occurred in the neighborhood at our mother’s building.  Nice to have just a little bit of humor in an otherwise very sad and trying week.  Even a little family Whitey Bulger humor. But, come on, universe.  Could you back off a little?  Enough already. We are exhausted.

Please check out all of our shows on our website and subscribe at iTunes. And don’t forget to check out our book “You’re the Best: A Celebration of Friendship”. It’s the perfect thank-you note to any of your own Satellite Sisters or Misters. Click here to buy.

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By |June 19th, 2016|

Click on the beautiful cover for info on our new book “You’re The Best: A Celebration of Friendship”

Coming in October 2015 from Prospect Park Books

You’re the Best is a collection of writings about how we rely on our friends to get us up, get us going, get us through and, most importantly, make us laugh. The perfect gift for anyone who inspires you to say, “You’re the best.”

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This looks perfect for Liz Dolan! #nobizforLiz ... See MoreSee Less

My photo entry for June: Satellite Sisters and Misters from Minnesota and Ohio spending a week together and celebrating 30 years of friendship and fun. ... See MoreSee Less

Honestly, I was a bit taken aback and saddened to learn that Julie didn't know about Sojourner Truth. I have to admit though I probably wouldn't know about her either if I weren't interracially married and have biracial kids. Sojourner is one of the lesser known figures in black history. Certainly not as well known as Harriet Tubman. ... See MoreSee Less

Lian I grew up in a basketball family and married a basketball guy. We couldn't agree with your husband more. He should come on over to the San Antonio Spurs fandom. Although I grew up a Knick fan and live in NY the only NBA brand of basketball I can embrace is Coach Pop's. And he has a woman assistant coach. Go Spurs. ... See MoreSee Less

First child college bound question - does it matter if we buy the Apple laptop here at our Apple Store or on campus through campus IT? ... See MoreSee Less