Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This Is All Over The Place

I needed to get to the Post Office today. Someone asked me to "mail a few things"...when did "a few" grow to just shy of 100?

Anyway, I got the mail they'd been holding, and it ended well. I got a great CD in there. Will be just what I need when I start back in physical therapy.

Awesome, Meta. Thanks a billion.

Got to thinking. I had a membership in both Columbia House and BMG Music for the longest time. Then I stopped them, because I couldn't get my hands on anything I wanted to buy. For a while there, I was a purchasin' fool, and filled up quite a few CD racks. I liked to think I was staying with the times. But then, for me, I guess the music died. iTunes was a good remedy, because I could get the tracks I wanted without having to get stuck with a CD that stunk on balance.

I used to watch MTV's "The Real World". I watched the first few seasons, heck I ate them up. Those shows featured some really interesting characters. Not any more.

Same with movies. I was one of those nuts who would go see a movie in the theatre, maybe sit through it twice, and then be first on line to buy the VHS, and later the DVD.

It's been quite a while since a movie trailer inspired me. "Zodiac" kind of has my attention, but, it's been a while since I've uttered the words "I've got to see that!

But it's not all bad. I've found Journals and Blogs. And with a little effort, some really good ones. Get a little taste for how some other people I'd consider friends live their lives, you know? And I've been reminded that humor can be intelligent and insightful, and still be funny. Imagine that. And not vulgar either!

I've "met" some great people through this medium, (in some cases, actually met a few, too) and I think it's something how you can get to know a person from the inside out this way.

And hey, you get to see some funny film clips, read a funny joke, or get a good music mix.

Sometimes, just when you least expect it, huh?

5 comments:

  1. I'd have to agree with the movie thing. Nothing has 'wowed' me lately. However, I think things will change this summer: the third Pirates movie, Spiderman 3, and Shrek 3 (it will be a summer of sequels).

    I don't buy too many CD's either; XM radio keeps me satisfied.

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  2. Glad the CD arrived just in time for PT. (I finally linked you on my blog, by the way.)

    I think netflix is a great way to go -they have so many movies available, and you can see what movies your friends are watching as well. There is so much great music -but it's not being played on the mainstream radio. I personally find music on blogs I frequent. Here's one that I like.

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  3. Anonymous8:38 AM

    I do enjoy watching movies a lot. I have to admit I don't get to the theatre too much tho... Net flix for me. Now music is my love. Music can be such a mood elevator, and on occasion bring a few tears too. I have different music for my moods.. whether I am cleaning house, or riding in the car, or just melancholy or sad. Hmm what can I say about blogs.. they are all so different. Some are huge windows to a person's soul, others just share a crack of light. Sometimes I want to jump into them and say TELL ME MORE!! It is a very fascinating medium indeed!!!
    ~~Katie

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  4. Anonymous10:52 PM

    My friend at work said I should be on that show that he'd watch every week. A hot republican that likes to party with a caked out liberal from Sanfran! Cass

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  5. I too used to watch The Real World--ALL THE TIME!

    One of my friends went to UCSD and she said that she met/knew/saw Rachel from San Francisco. They were in a class together, or something.

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