5. I kept thinking it was Friday yesterday. I thought the same thing on Wednesday. I’m ready for the week to end.
4. The company I work for is getting rid of a small piece and making a new company. Some people will move over to do the same work there that they do here. I am not one of them. However, I keep getting pulled in to help set up an area like my own over there, because they have no one with the proper expertise yet. The more of my time it takes up, the harder it gets to not point out that I have other things to do and that it’s not my problem.
3. We watched Green Lantern not too long ago. I didn’t think it was nearly as bad as many people said it was. Not that I’d exactly say it was good either.
2. I don’t understand how people can summarily dismiss an entire genre of music. I can understand preferences, but to refuse to acknowledge a piece of music because of labeling amazes me. There is a lot of country music I don’t like, but that hardly means that I am unaware that there are some things that transcend that typical boundary. The amount of music at our finger tips right now is amazing, and we can pick and choose examples of any genre and build off of that. Why limit ourselves simply so we can say, “No, I don’t like (country, rap, jazz).” and move on without ever knowing. Imagine refusing to listen to any jazz ever and then finally hearing Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue” or Etta James singing “At Last”. On my Pandora account, I have many stations I’ve made that I listen to. I have country stations, rap stations, rock stations, pop stations, show tunes (also children’s music, but that’s not really my station). I go from genre to genre based on what feels right that day. I try to think of people talking about movies and saying “Ugh. I don’t like comedies, so I won’t watch one.”, and I just don’t see it happening, at least not as often as I do about music. For some reason, we seem to all gain some sense of superiority based on our music taste. I don’t get it. (As a note: I also sometimes enjoy the less than stellar examples of various genres as well. I liken it to eating Taco Bell; I know it’s not actually good, but sometimes you’re just in the mood for it.)
1. We do a lot of memes on here. Tell me about this. Take a picture of that. Most if not all of us, like to think that we’re funny on occasion as well. But it really makes me sad to see how often jokes are made at the expense of other people or groups of people. To see so much negativity is painful when I know that we can do better. You know what meme I want to see take off? For one week, don’t let your humor on here be at someone else’s expense. (I’d suggest not posting anything negative or hateful about anyone, humorous or not, for a week, but let’s take things one step at a time. Besides it’s election season, and too many people wouldn’t know what to do during that time without negativity and hate.) A week isn’t that long, and if you can manage to do that for a week, maybe you learn something about yourself in the process. (Of course, if you can’t, maybe you learn something different about yourself as well, but we’ll not think about that just yet.)