I've spent days with a foggy brain when I wasn't cooking or shoveling fill dirt around my house. Probably the only thing that made me excitable (other than my first successful pot roast) was having YouTube videos on. What got me out of it--at least a little while--was something I'd never watched before: First viewing … Continue reading Blitz Q #156: What’s your favorite Firefly episode?
I started thinking about some great ways for stress relief when I stumbled on a video from another blogger (thank you Ms. Diane) that was in her post. And it got me thinking: things to laugh at and things to just get lost in are great stress relief. I chose a few vids that spread … Continue reading Election Day Stress Relief; or, breathing & laughter are medicine (AND exercise if you do it right)
Okay, I'll put you in the hands of someone who did a fantastic job talking about the history of the Apollo 13 mission... per the film. Honestly, this guy, Nick Hodges, has a YouTube channel called History Buffs, and it's a gem on the internet. I can watch all these episodes all day (and probably … Continue reading 50 Years Ago Today, Apollo 13 Launched. Let’s Celebrate With Some History!
I was watching oodles of YouTube vids about Christian apologetics (why I did such a thing without finishing my coffee, I don't know), and somebody in the criticism comments referenced this article. I almost spit my coffee out reading it. The article is a bit stale--nearly 10 years old--but so damn good I couldn't help … Continue reading Stale from The Onion: “Sumerians Look On In Confusion as God Creates World”
I don't have an account to save YouTube vids I love or appreciate (gmail screws me every time and all the apps kill my computer), but Scottie's Toy Box occasionally snaps up videos by this gentleman. He's named Beau of the Fifth Column, and I gotta say, I'm gonna make a point to look him … Continue reading This is the most sensible thing I’ve heard about “good guys with guns” yet…
Let's say my To-Do list for this week has totally gone by the wayside. I should be working on a bunch of stuff and getting my instruments in tune to play. Part of me blames a day-long headache for what's happened, and a lousy nap that barely took the edge off. Maybe it shouldn't be … Continue reading Waste of a Hot Sunday… a little of this and a lot of nothing.
This is sort of a question, only because I've heard a whole bunch of differing opinions on this topic. I bought a ton of picks for my various string instruments (I heard they get lost super easily, and that doesn't surprise me at all) over the past year. However, I've recently heard from a bunch … Continue reading Fingers or Pick? The best way to learn guitar for the absolute beginner…
My Copy: 9781935429081 (image from bn.com) We've come to the final volume of Akira, and oh, what battles have been fought for the world and Tokyo by the last page. This was worth the wait. Akira (volume 6) is all about the battles taking place in Neo-Tokyo, from the iconic Olympic stadium where the demonstration … Continue reading Akira (volume 6), by Katsuhiro Otomo
I had a pretty simple plan tonight: I'm on security watch, and came in rather early to say Hi to people I hadn't been around in a while. After that, I'd stay out of the way and watch some YouTube videos to help me out with guitar basics. Maybe it's that I'm so short and … Continue reading First Adventures in Guitar Practice: Broken strings and tuning troubles
I gotta thank my sister-by-choice for giving me that last little gem--it was enough to wake me up and let me deal with another few hours away from the coffee shop/second home. I was chuckling, skeptical, and weirded out while watching that video "Donald Trump is a Dinosaur." It was enough to break through the … Continue reading It’s a boring, boring Sunday, and I’m almost twitching from social withdrawal…and Dinosaurs