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Joan Bien

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Joan Bien

I am a writer with a passion for news. The only type of news that I will not write is when a disaster hits my own community, as happened with the Metrolink crash in 2008. That, and anything labeled "entertainment news" which is actually an oxymoron. I enjoy watching political shenanigans and then commenting on them. Of course, if I were paid more than the prevailing wage for writers, I could actually earn a living doing this, since I am writing fulltime and earning the equivalent of my allowance when I was 12. I am now and always have been opinionated, which makes me either a lot of fun to be around or completely annoying. I even annoy myself sometimes. I have a crush on Damien Lewis of "Homeland," and can't wait for the next season of "Southland" and "Men of a Certain Age." I never miss "The Good Wife" which is way too good for broadcast tv. I rarely go to the movies anymore because the popcorn costs more than my car and the movies have been, well, inadequate. And when I need to stop thinking, I play computer games. My favorite is Bubble Bugs.