What comes around…
Dagmar and I set aside a certain amount of moolah every month to simply give away. Sometimes the money goes to a charity, sometimes to a friend in need, sometimes it’s split up into several smaller donations, sometimes it goes to a complete stranger. It’s not a lot of money, but hopefully it helps someone somewhere sometime.
Yesterday that very same amount of moolah came back to us in the mail from a very nice family we know. It feels like the cosmos are smiling… The money came just in time to help someone else.
Ow! Ow! Ow!
We bought some of those healthy organic “Vinegar and Sea Salt” chips yesterday. Man, those things will twist your face all up! Holy buckets!
Really? I didn’t know that.
Pet peeve #4,629: television shows that repeat themselves constantly.
I watch a lot of Discovery, Science and History Channel stuff, and I’ve noticed a trend… Not only will they show you the same three-second clip 72 times in a one-hour show, but they repeat themselves before and after each commercial.
An example would be Mythbusters. They will use approximately 92 minutes of the 60 minute show explaining that “Jamie and Adam are now going to ride a buffalo off a cliff to see if buffalo really have wings,” and that “Last we saw Jamie and Adam they were riding a buffalo off a cliff…” and “This week we explore whether buffalo have wings by having Jamie and Adam ride one off a cliff…” It gets to the point where there’s really only 20 minutes of substance and 40 minutes of hearing and seeing the same thing over and over and over again.
Are we really so dense that we need to be told constantly what we’re watching? I thought these were supposed to be the “smart” channels. (Of course it’s hard to tell what you’re watching, actually, because they have so much crap at the bottom of the screen that you can’t see the show…)