Monday, May 31, 2021

Still Streaming After All These Months ...

 And more streaming history:

Red Oaks series
Women Talking Dirty 
Hope Gap
Mozart in the Jungle series
Casual series
Blinding of Isaac
Staged series
Z: The Beginning of Everything (could not finish) series
Manchester By the Sea
Them series
Game Face series
Wild Mountain Thyme
Start Up (didn't finish) series
This Way Up
This Beautiful Fantastic
Finding Alaska series
Love Sarah
Magic in the Moonlight
The Student and Mr Henri
Apple Tree Yard series
Breeders series
Private Lives
Kominsky Method (new season)
Finding Alaska
Lady in White
The Florida Project
I'm Thinking of Ending Things (after watching this, we did too)
The Translator
The Mirror Has Two Facees
Sweet Tooth
Agatha and the Midnight Murders

Friday, May 28, 2021

A Bit of Musing on Human Behavior

Over the years, I've heard that alone time is important for our mental health. I don't remember all of the many reasons why. For me, being alone is all about taking the time for musing, reflecting and thinking. Sorting through all the open files? 

In my own case, the entire living space must be void of humans. Otherwise, part of my brain is holding them along with their wants and needs--changing the alone time to something less. The more people occupying the living space, the more brain power it takes for me to hold them all in the forefront of my mind. 

I don't think about this often, but last night, as I drifted off to sleep, I began to think about how I struggled with being alone, as a teen, while also surrounded by others. The thought stream began, when I wished I could go back and tell teen-me, to embrace those moments instead of feeling lost and alone. 

And that's when I realized, that those moments in the school hallways and the cafeteria, were similar to how it feels when others are in the house, but not engaged with me. So many hours, I spent alone as a child, but no one else was in the house. And that matters. Perhaps, this pull I/we feel from others in our vicinity, is a sign of the need we have for community. <shrugs> Love, K

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Songs Sung Young

 Our small town, didn't have a music teacher for elementary students. Instead, about once a week, starting in fifth grade, our teacher would tell us all to pull out our song books. And that, yes that, was the highlight of the entire week. 

We sang our little hearts out throughout (not only when it was time to sing Goober Peas). And then there were several other songs that were sung only on field trips. I have no idea why, but that's when we sang: Katalina Matalina, The Princess Pat, I Met a Bear and a few others. And sweet Eddie B, was usually the leader. Nicely done, EB. Love, K

Songs sung most often:

Land of the Silver Birch
Roll On Columbia
Streets of Laredo
This Land is Your Land
Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
My Mother Said Not to Put Beans in My Ears
Goober Peas
Oh Susannah
The Erie Canal
Sweet Betsy from Pike
Camptown Races
Down in the Valley
Red River Valley
Home on the Range
I've Been Working on the Railroad
John Henry
When the Saints Come Marching In
On Top of Old Smokey

More Hairy Shares

It's been awhile, since I wrote about what I'm using on my hair. Mainly, because there haven't been many changes, until now. I was getting frustrated (again) over hair being difficult after a cut, and went to check out a company I've noticed in many reviews. I hadn't bought any of their products, because after reading the reviews, I backed away. It's not often you see equal amounts of love AND loathing over hair goo. LOL 

Currently, I'm still leaving about a tablespoon of conditioner in my hair after shampooing. But instead of adding a small dab of Fructis Garnier's "Sleek and Shine" to the mix, I've begun using (an even smaller dab of) Miss Jessie's "Leave In Condish", over the past two to three weeks. 

The results are mostly great--though it hasn't completely reduced the couple of flyaway strands by my face. I'm fairly certain that if I used more, those hairs would be more in control, but when I add more, the texture of my hair becomes ... unpleasant--like it has a modeling compound in it. Blergh. So, if you give it a try, go easy. Overall, it's worth a try, though I did cringe at the cost of shipping one sample. Love, K

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

PBS Newshour: Covid Lessons from Australia

Watching this, I was nearly overcome with grief over how Drumpf failed our country's covid response. 

We could of had what Australia has . . .

Monday, May 10, 2021

Pondering Manipulation

One of the many things that FUXNews offers their listeners: manipulation. And I can't wrap my head around folks who either don't care or don't see it or feel it happening to their brains right in front of their eyes. The steady drip, drip, drip--can erode rock and sway opinions. I believe it's called "brain washing".

Over the years, our family stayed in our share of motel rooms, with crappy TV offerings, particularly in our early years. And what "news" channel can you usually count on being a part of the hotel cable package? It was always FUX, with no other news channel offered. 

Even their local news station folks, tailor their segments to nudge feelings and opinions. There's usually a shaming story about the poor and people of color, a story to make you fearful about your neighbors and something sensational--mostly from other cities, because sensational must be found to entertain and keep their audience returning.

Are some of us born with a BS meter in our heads and others not? I've always thought of myself as a bit of a skeptic, but even that can land you in quicksand, if you think someone is hiding the truth. Because there's always a webpage to be found that offers exactly what you thought/hoped. 

Which reminds me of, a long since passed, friend of my parents, who would always get upset by something he'd read in the newspaper. No matter how my parents tried to convince him that "Letters to the Editor", were opinions and not fact, it never stuck. As far as he was concerned, anything printed in a newspaper was fact. 

Be smart, not simply entertained. Love, K