Television police procedural dramas tend to be very predictable right down to its ensemble cast of the beautiful young female detective with issues that every male, married or single wants to sleep with, the grizzled older male veteran with street wisdom, the young male rogue who always breaks the rules, wears leather, and knows Starsky and Hutch personally, along with the captain who creeps around in his office like it’s a man cave and is constantly screaming about results.

Starsky and Hutch article, ABC photo

When he’s calm, he glares at you and whispers, “A word…in my office please.”

There is however one police procedural franchise that is the king of them all and has out lasted  knuckles and the crunchy bunch due to the fact that it’s not that predictable.

Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. article, photo credit

It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13, 1990, and completed its 20th and final season on May 24, 2010. At the time of its cancellation, Law & Order was the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television.

Its record of 20 seasons is a tie with Gunsmoke (1955–1975) for the longest-running live-action scripted American prime-time series with ongoing characters.

We as humans love our life to be predictable which can lead to very predictable results.

Life behaving or occurring in a way that is expected.

Safety, security (both illusions), boredom, settling for less and deluding ourselves it’s premium grade, in many major life categories, a job we hate, counting the days on the calendar to retirement so we can really do all of the things we really want to do (when retirement comes, often too sick or out of shape to do it or our spouse has already passed) and finally quiet desperation.

Then permanent and painful regrets.

It’s all so predictable.

But then again, isn’t that what we wanted?

From entrepreneurs to globetrotting risk taking models who leave home at 15 to pursue their dreams and handsome bad boys, we greatly reward the unpredictable…………in others.

That’s why Law and Order lasted so long. We watched from the outside as others (actors, producers, writers and directors) took risks and behaved unpredictably.

And we watched with anticipation.

The power of unpredictability is that it can bring incredible and wonderful life surprises.

The key is to look at the glass of uncertainty and unpredictability as half full instead of empty. article, Nancy Zambrano photo

This is one of the many reasons why we love our great global competitive female grappling game.

It’s so unpredictable.

We stuck our necks out and predicted that Akela would win the Fight Pulse 2016 Light Weight Championships and she was on course to do that very thing.

Fight Pulse 2016 Light Weight Championships, Winner Prediction

And then she had health issues and couldn’t finish the championship match.

So much for predictability.

Thus in honor of unpredictability, let’s look at two matches that speak to that.


When we covered this gem in San Jose, we didn’t know what to expect and that was wonderful because the match between these two rivals was anything but unexpected.

It was intense, aggressive and ground level erotic. article, photo

It is one thing to watch beautiful shapely girls wrestle one another on video but it’s another to be there about two feet from the action.

The fight got so bad that temporarily it had to be halted due to injury. You’ll love it.

We travel to the scenic Czech Republic for another match of great unpredictability. article, wikimedia photo

LUCRECIA VS ANIKA article, photo

We have to admit that when we saw this one in Fight Pulse’s fantastic female vs female inventory, since we love big sexy curvy girls in aggressive battle, we salivated and then purchased.

Beforehand due to having more experience, we we’re certain that Lucrecia would defeat Anika. article, photo

Maybe she did, maybe she didn’t but one thing is for certain, this match was anything but predictable. article, photo

Wait, the producers are looking at us very calmly. “A word……. in our office please.”

Let’s listen. “The battle of heavyweights is finally here! It’s time to find out who our #1 heavyweight is and decide the rankings!

Lucrecia and Anika are both determined to do their best to get this important win, which results in an intense wrestling match. In FW-49 there are pins, body and head scissors and even at one point in the match a double-scissor hold, with both wrestlers locking their legs around their opponents’ necks at the same time.

If you enjoy watching competitive female wrestling between big powerful women, – they are both over 6′ (over 183 cm), with a combined weight of over 400 pounds (185 kg), – then this match is for you!”

Yes this match was indeed for us. We loved it in part because it was full of surprises. article, photo

Comparisons to our personal lives is well…..predictable.

And understandable because we can learn some important life lessons.

We conclude our tale here by listening to a female writer and Doctor who fills us with intrigue regarding the importance of having unpredictability in our lives.

Please enjoy. It’s not predictable.

Your True Self – Adapt to Change and Thrive in an Unpredictable World article, photo

By Dr. Mary Beth Ford

We live in the midst of constant change. We resist letting go of familiar ways. But change and disorder create new possibilities. They promote growth. They challenge us to adapt.

Planet Earth emerged as an integrated system from trillions of living and non-living parts. The living cell arose from a collection of molecules. The cell’s ability to adapt was essential to the spread of life.

Over the past 4 billion years the sun has become nearly 25% hotter. Using photosynthesis to cool the atmosphere, Earth has adapted to this change in temperature. The power to adapt allowed Earth to stay in the necessary climate range for life to flourish.

You have the power to adapt in the midst of constant change.

Science tells us that an open or living system, when faced with change and disorder, can reorganize at a higher level. It has the capacity to respond to new conditions with resilience. It changes to preserve itself and deal better with the present.

You are an open, living system. You live in an unpredictable world. Much of life experience is beyond your control. But you are not powerless. You are free to choose your own thoughts. You can view change as an ally. You can look for opportunity within each situation. As you embrace change, you breakthrough to a higher level. You tap a creative Life Source deep within. You find the power to adapt with wisdom and resilience. Your True Self moves forward.

You can remember life patterns that work by paying attention to your habits.

Life grows ever more complex as it responds and adapts to changing conditions. Essential to this process is the ability to recognize and remember patterns. Over billions of years the genetic patterns of our DNA have evolved. A vast number of random changes in the DNA molecule eventually results in a successful model. Life depends on this somewhat chaotic process to adapt and remember a new genetic pattern.

Habits are patterns in behavior that you follow almost without thinking. Awareness of them is essential for your ability to adapt. Also key is your willingness to use trial and error to discover what works. It is easier to remain with the known. But it is also less rewarding.

Life is a mix of chaos and order. If you focus only on the parts, you see chaos. If you shift focus to the whole, you see order over time. The repetition of a new pattern creates change. Small changes can produce large and unexpected results. You adapt to change through trial and error. You recognize and remember patterns that work. Your True Self moves forward.

You are meant to learn, grow continually and thrive.

The universe began with a massive explosion. The Source Energy from this vast cosmic breath flows through you and all creation. Atoms from the stars fill your body. As you grow and change, you are become a radiant light being. You walk the Earth in a bubble of light.

The genetic patterns of your DNA have evolved over billions of years. They are the product of many random changes. Life continues to evolve. It shows you how to learn, grow and thrive in an unpredictable world.

* Be willing to adapt through trial and error.
* Recognize and remember life patterns that work.
* Gain insights for your life, learn and grow.

You find new ways to live with joy, vitality and passion. Your True Self moves forward.

Life displays immense creativity in its ongoing quest to adapt and survive. You also are creative. You can adapt to change with wisdom and resilience. But first you must understand who you are and what you want in life. Only then can you know your True Self. Only then can you set clear, deliberate intentions. Create a life vision to serve as a filter for your choices. It helps you follow the desires of your heart. It helps you live with inner balance and joy. You align with your True Self. You adapt to change and thrive in an unpredictable world.

Mary Beth Ford, Ed. D., is the author of Wisdom from the Gardens: Life Lessons and creator of Garden Wisdom Teleseminars. She specializes in the area of life balance, which she describes as balance between outer world and inner Self. In her work Mary Beth shares her five powerful garden lessons for living with balance and joy. Using nature images she gives us a new vision of ourselves and our world. Her desire is to help busy people live with Spirit in the world. Visit her website at and discover the healing power of nature wisdom for your life.

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Thank you, Wikipedia

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