weekly thoughts 9/9/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Sat 9 Sep 2017 10:35 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: Success is not only not everything, but sometimes…it can be a horrible thing

Recently affected by: What exists, what does not exist?

Weekly bits: *This* is one major key to being the smartest guy in the room.

Quote o’ the week: Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
― Thomas A. Edison”

Song o’ the week: Koop Island Blues

to the moon!

Blogged by edjusted as cool stuff — edjusted Mon 21 Aug 2017 10:44 pm

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“alt bright”

Blogged by edjusted as politics — edjusted Sat 5 Aug 2017 8:59 pm


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maybe we should stay home tonight…

Blogged by edjusted as contemplation — edjusted Fri 4 Aug 2017 10:24 pm

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bob’s *my* uncle?

Blogged by edjusted as contemplation — edjusted Wed 5 Jul 2017 8:21 pm

In the past few years, I’ve become more and more interested in learning about phrase origins. There are so many phrases that we use without batting a eye that are just weird if you just stop to think about it…phrases like “Bob’s your uncle”…say what? Who’s Bob and why’s he my uncle? And why does that mean “everything’s good” or “there you have it”?

Apparently, nobody really knows. Which makes it even more mysterious. But it seems like the most popular explanation seems to involve nepotism, and a Irish politician getting his position because of his uncle Robert…or “Bob”, if you will. So there you have it…or Bob’s your uncle.

weekly thoughts 6/30/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Fri 30 Jun 2017 8:11 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: A Touch of Cloth. You can’t go wrong with a show that has John Hannah and Karen Gillan (ok, only for 1 season). And the dialogue is sometimes better than Police Squad:

I haven’t laughed since my wife died
Why did you laugh when your wife died?

Recently affected by: I’ve actually bookmarked this to see it every month. It’s good to have a reminder of your mortality. It’s a helluva motivator. As Steve Jobs said, “…Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.”

Weekly bits: Just a great, short story about Dreams of the Rocket Man

Quote o’ the week: Every day we change the world, but to change the world in a way that means anything, that takes more time than most people have. It never happens all at once. It’s slow, it’s methodical, it’s exhausting. –Elliot (Mr. Robot)

Song o’ the week: How ’bout a whole musical? Ragtime the musical…honestly I didn’t have very high expectations, but…Wow! This musical is amazing!

weekly thoughts 6/23/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Fri 23 Jun 2017 8:22 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: Salman Rushdie – Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Salman Rushdie has an incredible way with words, and I think he’s at his best when he’s telling “fairy tale” type of stories. This is one of them.

Recently affected by: I’ve been watching 13 Reasons Why. It’s probably not the best show in the world to binge watch. Even with the depressing storyline, it still makes me nostalgic about my youth. Do I have regrets about my youth? That’s a tough question… I do miss making mix tapes, though. That was always a lot of fun.

Weekly bits: Truly stunning amazing photographs of the undersides of icebergs. Really gorgeous. Nature is just incredible. It’s a damn shame some people don’t care about preserving the beauty in the world.

Quote o’ the week: A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. -Leonard Nimoy

Song o’ the week: Mozart’s Concerto # 23. This is the slowest version I’ve come across but I like the mood.

weekly thoughts 6/16/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Fri 16 Jun 2017 10:10 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: This is the kind of conversations I miss having…

Recently affected by: What if the purpose of love is to get us out of relationships, not into them? It’s been a while since I’ve read something so topsy turvy yet thought provoking.

Weekly bits: Nutella croissant @ Ramini Espresso Bar NYC…why don’t more bakeries have this?!? But at least some Starbucks now have a hazelnut croissant, that’s similar. Yum!

Quote o’ the week: The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him. -Tolstoy

Song o’ the week: Harp Twins – Nothing Else Matters. Harp…twins…rocking out…!

weekly thoughts 6/9/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Fri 9 Jun 2017 8:55 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: the Miracle of the Modern Banana
Wait, what…bananas? Yes! How can you resist an article with when the sub-title is “Explore the dark and dangerous ways the banana became the world’s dominant fruit and why its future is at risk.” Whew!

Recently affected by: Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars w/the L.A. Philharmonic @ Hollywood Bowl. It’s SO GOOD! So passionate! So dang good!

Weekly bits: The Orbiting Human Circus is already a good podcast if you like old-timey type stories, but their multi-part special “The 2nd imaginary Symphony” is really excellent. Worth a listen

Quote o’ the week: There are many parts of my youth that I’m not proud of. There were… loose threads – untidy parts of me that I would like to remove. But when I… pulled on one of those threads – it’d unravel the tapestry of my life. -Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Song o’ the week: The Interstellar soundtrack is wonderful, but this…this is a religious experience!

weekly thoughts 5/13/17

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Sat 13 May 2017 5:05 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: All About Lily Chou-Chou…a bit hard to follow, especially if you’re not used to Japanese cinematic aesthetics, but it’s beautifully nostalgic and has a soundtrack that blends peace and melancholy into the fabric of this coming-of-age story.

Recently affected by: if you’re up to date on this kind of psychology or listen to podcasts like You Are Not So Smart, this is nothing new. but it’s still an amazing lecture on how we’re really not as in control of ourselves as we’d like to believe. Plus, it’s Dan Ariely!

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Weekly bits: Perspective is all-important.

Quote o’ the week: “When I was small,” he said, looking into the distance, “I used to look at the snow falling. I’d press my forehead against the cold windowpane and watch it fall outside. I suppose everybody does. It’s nice the way it makes no sound. You can’t see very far and there’s no noise at all, as if the human race has vanished and nothing is moving and the snow will go on falling for hundreds of years. I like snow better than any other weather. -Still Lives

Song o’ the week: Arabesque, by Salyu from the Lily Chou Chou soundtrack.

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