AKA the kind of post I write when I don’t know to write.
Or, more accurately, the kind of post I write when I’m feeling too
lazy unproductive to churn out anything of quality. Because even when I’m buried in Pinterest and Youtube, completely ignoring the finer arts of blog posts and emails, I’m still always watching/reading/listening to great (and sometimes not-so-great) stuff in Real Life. Hence, this post. (or sad excuse for a post, whichever way you want to see it) Oh, I have several good post ideas including one about fictional friendships, one about a certain pet peeve of mine, some book and movie reviews… But, you see, those require actual thought processes on my part, so I’d rather forego those right now. Slapping down a few words about my current activities doesn’t take much thought.
And now I suppose I should stop hemming and hawwing and actually get to the point of this post. So to begin.
Right now, I’m…
To Kill A Mockingbird. And it’s just about one of the most amazing things I’ve read. Re-read, that is. I didn’t care much for it the first time around, the reasons for which I’ll more fully expound upon in my review, but I’ve completely and totally fallen in love with the whole thing. Including Atticus. ESPECIALLY Atticus. Harper Lee’s writing abilities are making me very envious. Not so much her style, just the way she puts everything together. I’m constantly in awe of it while sloooowly reading through TKAM (because it just isn’t a book you hurry your way through).
I pretty much live on 60’s TV shows now. Mainly Combat!, but Get Smart has also been making the rounds around our family. (and if I wasn’t watching Combat!, I’d be watching Rat Patrol) Anyway, I think I’ll chat about all three shows a little here, since I have some time. Combat! – My sister and I have less than a season left before we finish the series, so we’re stalling. A bunch of episodes are getting re-watched. WE DON’T WANT IT TO END. (it won’t, not really, since we can revisit all our favorites over and over, but it will be the end of New Adventures With The Squad) My current favorite episodes (after “Hills Are For Heroes”, naturally) are “The Hostages”, “Losers Cry Deal”, and “A Gift Of Hope” (oh, Avery, how I do love you). Get Smart – This show provides a huge, sometimes relaxing change from Combat! because it’s absolutely hilarious. My siblings/I were given the first and fifth seasons (don’t ask) as holiday presents, so we’ve watched several episodes.
“A String Of Pearls” is currently serenading me as I write this post. (HINT, HINT…) Yes, I have indeed been listening to Glenn Miller tunes. They’re all gorgeous and I love them all dearly. Of course, I do tear up a little sometimes while listening to certain pieces (like “White Christmas” and “Little Brown Jug”) because of all the memories and thoughts connected to them. Plus that fact that he went missing and no-one knows what happened to him. Just…go listen to “Tuxedo Junction” and watching The Glenn Miller Story. Both are excellent introductions to the wonderful world of Glenn Miller music.
OH AND GO LISTEN TO HIS VERSION OF “OVER THERE”. IT’S AMAZING.