Monday, May 28, 2012

Bravery makes me cry.

I had borrowed Band of Brothers from a friend. And it sat on my shelf for a few months. And then on Memorial Day Eve I thought, "I should start watching this," so I did. And I cried. War makes me sad. And people who are brave enough to fight and die for what is right, well, their stories make me cry.

I continued watching on Memorial Day. And I read some articles about men portrayed in the miniseries. And I cried. Tears in honor of the friends they lost and the men they had to be.

More than 1 million U.S. service members have died in war. It is these men and women I honor today. May I live up to their sacrifice.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A week of music and Abbeys

This week in work-land, music came to the forefront as my job thrust me into the worlds of One Direction (a new boy band...) and Rodrigo y Gabriela (a fabulous guitar duo) among others. I had actually heard some music from Rodrigo y Gabriela before...I missed my chance to see them at ACL a few years ago—at least as evidenced by the fact that "Diablo Rojo" is on the sampler I got from that ACL trip. Amazing talent. As for One Direction, they are just fun, fluffy entertainment.

On the home front, I've been visiting the home of Lord Grantham on Downton Abbey. It is as good as I had heard, with the intrigue and personalities all well flushed out. And I don't know enough about the time period to notice any flaws, which I'm considering a good thing. Can't wait for the next disc to come!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

getting started

A friend of mine loves Nerdist. I was intrigued. So I am listening to some Nerdist podcasts. My very first foray into podcasts. And I'm finding them very entertaining. (SOentertaining, you might say...) But this leads me to does one decide that his/her conversation is worthy of other people listening to it? How does one get started doing podcasts? (This goes along with my question "how does one start ski jumping, etc.?") I guess it is somewhat like blogging. You just do it because you enjoy it and then if someone starts listening great.  

I discovered I really enjoy listening to people have conversations about random stuff. But I wonder how random is too random? Would I enjoy any conversation or is it dependent on something more? I will have to investigate...