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January 11, 2016

Last Sunday the final season of Downton Abbey premiered on PBS, and people all over these United States sipped tea, donned their finest hats, and watched the beginning of the end.  For me there was on...

January 5, 2016

Happy 2016, dear hearts.  I have been away a very long time... moving my life across the country, filming a little movie, and going into full mourning over the Chipotle E. Coli outbreak have kept me v...

June 21, 2015

(( Disclaimer:  This post has NOTHING to do with the Real Housewives of New York but this GIF of Aviva telling Ramona she was White Trash was the first thing that came up in my search so I HAD to use...

May 30, 2015

You know the butterflies you get in the pit of your stomach when you are texting, messaging, chatting, tweeting, snapping, or heretofore unknown form of social media-ing with a special someone?  It's...

May 9, 2015

Last night after spin class I took myself to a movie (a nice British period drama called Far From the Madding Crowd... I loved it, obviously!).  After getting myself settled in, the man sitting behind...

April 28, 2015

So in light of recently being added to the list “Mississippi Celebrities” on Twitter alongside the likes of Britney Spears, Channing Tatum, and OPRAH (oh my goodness Oprah, I’ve made it, y’all), I tho...

April 10, 2015

After a 5 week absence, I am finally back in New York, and have a message for my favorite (read: least favorite) faction of city folk:

Hipsters... Bless Your Heart.

I'm speaking exclusively to the male...

March 15, 2015

Good evening, all.  Your friendly neighborhood Emily Post(modern) is back with another lesson in etiquette.

I've been in Los Angeles for two weeks now and have been enjoying the warm weather more than...

March 5, 2015

Greetings from Los Angeles!!  It's sunny and 72 today and I'm wearing sandals.  Hell, I was wearing sandals the other night when it was rainy and 55 degrees - even that felt like spring compared to wh...

February 25, 2015

One of the major themes that I explore on this blog is displacement, and the struggle that comes with trying to reconcile who you are with where you abide.  For me this comes two fold.  As I explained...

February 15, 2015

Valentine's Day... A.K.A. Single Awareness Day.  Out of my 25 years on this earth, there have only been two years where when February 14th rolled around I had myself a Valentine.  The first was in 200...

February 9, 2015

So in my mind, I like to think I'm a total Domestic Goddess.  I'm Martha frigging Stewart (without the jail time)... I'm Donna friggin Reed (without the dated gender roles).  I can cook, I can clean,...

January 28, 2015

Anniversaries are something that I usually don't forget.  My parent's wedding anniversary is December 28th... I moved to New York on August 26th... I joined Netflix on a Saturday in September.  But fo...

November 15, 2014

This week’s edition of B.Y.H. is pretty self-explanatory.  I mean… just look at the note I found from my Super taped on my door when I got back to my apartment Monday night:

Okay.  Let’s pick this apar...

October 15, 2014

So last Friday morning I woke up at 6:00am, dressed up (as instructed) like I was attending “a nice dinner”, and walked the few blocks down from my apartment to ABC studios to stand in line with some...

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My name is Mary Lane Haskell and my two "claims to fame" are that I have Dolly Parton's fax number and that Reese Witherspoon once liked a post on my Instagram.  I am an actor, a writer, and a profound Chipotle enthusiast making my way in Los Angeles while trying to stay true to my family's southern roots, all with grace and a touch a good humor.  I'm so glad you're here!

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