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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 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...

May 8, 2015

I'm writing today from a Starbucks on 42nd Street in the heart of Times Square.  The center of everything. Where the worlds of a "kind-of sort-of" Iron Man and a "maybe if I squint a little" Hello Kit...

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...

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 19, 2015

Twice a year, New York's most beautiful people all gather at Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.  There are two major "seasons" in Fashion: Fall/Winter, which has its showing in February, a...

January 15, 2015

As a student of the theater I am no stranger to “subtext”.   In school we would spend weeks pouring over scripts figuring out what our characters were REALLY thinking or REALLY saying in any given mom...

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...

August 15, 2014

Sushi: a seemingly safe date activity.  It’s casual.  It’s easy.  It makes you seem like you're adventurous.  If it’s a first date then ordering alone can serve as icebreaking conversation for at leas...

August 5, 2014

I’m a romantic.  Guilty as charged.  I cry watching romantic comedies ("Love, Actually" gets me EVERY TIME no questions asked).  I love looking at wedding photos – if I know the people in them it’s ju...

August 4, 2014

Let the record show that this message came in at 3:42pm on a Monday afternoon.

Come on, man... Don't you and your bulging pectorals have something better to be doing on a Monday afternoon at 3:42pm th...

August 1, 2014

"Comparison is the thief of joy" - Theodore Roosevelt

Comparing ourselves to other people is something that everyone does.  In this world of social media it's sort of impossible not to.

We do it when we...

June 29, 2014

Pride is a word that has always meant a lot to me.

My mother has often told me that while I might be a Haskell, in all the ways that matter I am also a “Pride Woman”.  For my birthday 2 years ago she h...

June 20, 2014

So today marks the first official day of summer, and I know after that Polar Vortex we all braved I should be happy it’s finally here, and I AM, but there are a few realities about summer in this city...

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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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