It is so much easier to record a snippet at anytime during the day, especially when you carry a nifty cellphone around that happens to have a camera in it. (Believe it or not - some time still have "old school" phones -- and it seems really odd that I referred to the cell phones that are not as "smart" as opposed to the kinds that are actually plugged in to a wall and have a cord attached to the receiver - that part that goes up to your ear... so you can actually have a conversation on it...)
There is always something fascinating to look at - if you are not looking at your smartphone tweeting, playing AngryBirds, checking Facebook or reading your email. When you are outside - nature certainly is the star. The crazy weather has given me some really cool experiences that made my lightning phobia take a back seat while I found myself standing around outside to capture some awesome skies with the rolling of thunder as a soundtrack.
There have been some really cool storms (easy to say that when there was no devastation in their wakes) here in the Northeast part of the USA... There was one storm, that I, like many, seem to like to refer to as "The Ghostbusters Storm" - the clouds were gloriously creepy - and Instagram was flooded by photos of these clouds looking over NYC. And the cool floating show extended way past Gotham.
With all of the photos posted on the internet with the storms, and in general, technology is seemingly getting people to "stop and smell the roses" - or at least appreciate looking at them and snap a pic to Instagram...
Check back when I update this - there will be images...
Friday, July 13, 2012
Ok, so I stole the line from Ah-nold's teaser line in the Expendables 2 trailer I saw during the previews for The Amazing Spiderman. This is a great segue way to let you know that quirky pop-culture themed entries are coming your way...
I have seen The Avengers now FOUR times, Prometheus TWO times, and The Amazing Spiderman TWICE (so far) and next up is the Batman trilogy marathon this Thursday (The Dark Knight Rises caps off the event at midnight) after San Diego Comic Con.
Get ready for some geeky nerdy pop culture entries beginning this week, then expect some mashups with technology and the arts.
I may even take requests - so please... feel free to comment below and put some seeds in my head (or tweet me @GeekChic314)
Peace and Luv :o)
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Welcome to my FIRST blog entry :o)
Daddies and Crossword Puzzles
On the eve of my Daddy's birthday, my "baby daddy" passed away. Early this morning, my baby's daddy gave in to his battle with cancer.
My Daddy's life ended in a similar fashion over a decade ago at the hands of cancer. Tomorrow would have been his 87th birthday. March 6 and 7 will be memorable for my daughter remembering two men who loved and raised her, who always were there for her, who smiled at the mere sight of her. I will forever remember admiring these two men when I would see the pure smile of joy and delight looking at her (especially considering that they were normally not the often-caught smiling type!)
Another thing these two men (both who were called "Al") had in common was their penchant for crossword puzzles. I remember a running joke about my Dad was that all he did at work (He was an electrical engineer at Boeing) was do crossword puzzles. He loved them, worked on one every day. This is certainly one of my favorite memories to think about.
My mini-addiction to crosswords may be attributed to my Daddy. And I feel no remorse especially since crossword puzzles have been praised to be a great element to maintain brain function. What a great, fun way to attempt to avoid Alzheimer's Disease! Those of you who like crossword puzzles - can you remember the feeling you had when you completed your first one? I was absolutely beside myself when I completed my first New York Times Sunday Crossword!! (And, I will admit, have yet to do so again...)
There are plenty of fans of noted Crossword guru, Will Shortz. One of my favorite documentaries pays major homage to Shortz: 2006's Wordplay. I became an even bigger fan watching Shortz fans Jon Stewart and President Bill Clinton talk about their puzzling... I have a feeling both of these Daddies named Al would have enjoyed this film as well.
I also would like to think that both of them are finding the time to look back and smile upon our little girl and share a crossword puzzle together. Rest in Peace Al and Al. Your daughters miss you, savor your memory and will always love you.
Ready for some crosswords? Here ya go: