So…I’m feeling under the weather, so I didn’t get around to posting a Music Monday. I also want to work on some entries, but my time is so limited, I’m going to devote my blogging time to that. So expect an actual entry this week! Yay!
And I just said “so” three times in this entry. Oh boy, I’m apparently rusty.
Time lapse videos make me think of life in that sand-grain-on-the-beach, drop-of-water-in-the-ocean type stuff. Anyway, I love this song, it’s pretty and haunting. It’s always great to find new stuff on Pandora.
I really need to update the songs on my MP3 player, because trying to listen to my YouTube playlists on my old Smartphone at the gym just isn’t cutting it anymore. But choosing and uploading new songs and making new playlist is an hours long affair.
Since I work ungodly hours, the BBC news is usually on the radio when I’m driving home. There’s something about BBC British Accents; I like listening to them tell me the news. One of the stories was about a bionic hand which actually feels! OK, before we get into this, I’m going to preface this post with: Of course science is awesome for making life better, and just think of all the people this will help! That goes without saying, OK? But, I admit, when I first heard the story, my thought was, Ohmigod, that’s awesome…for story ideas!
Scientists have created a bionic hand which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their fingers. [...] In laboratory tests he was able to tell the shape and stiffness of objects he picked up, even when blindfolded.
It’s amazing when I think about how far technology and science has come, and how far we will go. It’s also amazing to think that people were thinking about this kind of stuff before computers and TVs were in every household, and they were right.
In the future, does that mean there will be Terminators? Space stations with gravity? Space travel?
How far will science go, creating fiction into reality? And how far can imagination go, creating both compelling fiction and hints about the future?
Lately, I’ve been getting the feeling my music tastes have been going very mainstream. Probably because most my listening is done via radio lately. I haven’t updated my playlists in forever, and haven’t been listening to Pandora or YouTube surfing. Oh well, this is a good song, so I am satisfied. This song was written and performed by a 16-year-old. As someone who grades 16 year olds’ papers all the live long day, that is impressive.
This is one of those songs with lyrics that are sweet and make you wish the real world was like this. Sung by a good-looking boy with a music video full of couples and happy people. Yeah, don’t watch this if you just broke up with anyone.
OK, so I know I’ve mentioned “Sail” before, but I thought I’d mention it again because — besides being a good song — there’s a music video done by a Youtuber that is hilarious…and I guess it’s gone viral? How many people need to see a YouTube video before it’s considered viral, anyway? Well, regardless, it’s been watched more times than the official music video for “Sail.” (I wonder if that pisses off the band?) Enjoy, or not, and let me know.
P.S. I’m impressed with this chick’s makeup. How is it not melting off her face with all that water? Is it super waterproof?
I love bruschetta, because I love everything that goes into bruschetta. But, here’s a secret: I don’t like trying to present everything on little pieces of bread, because it takes away from valuable eating time and everything falls off the moment you move the plate, anyway. So, I’ve created a Bruschetta Salad with all the yummy flavor but even quicker to throw together!
Cherry tomatoes (I like yellow and red to add a splash of color)
One clove garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Directions: I’m afraid I mostly do this to taste, so I don’t have amounts (except for the garlic; you can add an extra clove if you like it garlicy or are making a large batch). Just slice the mini baguette and toast, meanwhile cube the fresh mozzarella, chop the basil, half the cherry tomatoes, and mince or finely chop the garlic, then add everything to a bowl. Drizzle balsamic vinegar (sometimes, I even use the glaze stuff) and extra virgin olive oil, mixing and adding until you’ve reached the desired flavor.