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30 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 24

Given the choice between having to live the rest of my life without my voice, or living the rest of my life without the ability to hear, I would choose…

My voice. This was the easiest question so far. You see, I don’t like hearing my own voice but having to give up hearing all the things that I have grown so accustomed to would be difficult. Not impossible because people the world over have to do it everyday. Losing my voice would affect others more so than me. Losing my hearing would directly effect me.

People would have to do without hearing my voice but I would forever have to do without hearing my favorite songs, laughter, children, Morgan Freeman’s narration of almost every nature documentary ever made except the ones James Earl Jones did, that noise when the Emergency Alert System goes for a test, a friend’s hello, my favorite instrument – the piano, a wife’s I love you, the theme song from Doctor Who, sounds of love making, birds chirping, someone trying to get away with farting on a crowded elevator, the slight delay in hearing the bat hit the ball after you see the ball flying through the air, trying to quickly skim past Nancy Grace but knowing full well her voice will make it through as you channel surf.

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I would have to deal with not being able to hear the mailman’s truck while he’s down the street so I can grab my mail and packages and run out to meet him, thus saving me a trip to the post office. I would miss the sound of the jerk chicken I’m gonna grill tonight with broccoli and quinoa. I would not hear James say, “Bond, James Bond.” I would miss Picard’s “Make It So”, Lt. Columbo’s peculiar way of annoying murder suspects, Princess Buttercup, Prince Humperdink, Wesley and every famous line from The Princess Bride. I would miss out on hearing the voices of any blogging friends I might meet later in life, the power of the space shuttle take-offs and so much more. Good, bad or smelly, hearing is what I would want to keep and the vocal cords is what I would be willing to give up.

I am very thankful to have use of all my senses and faculties.

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30 Days Of Blogging Honesty: Day 11

When I’ve had a really bad day the first thing (not person) I reach for is…

Either the mouse or the remote. I cannot really tell which I would be more likely to choose. You see I don’t have bad days too often. I don’t allow myself. Until recently (February), I didn’t remember even what it was like to have a bad day. Tiring, stressful, hectic but not bad. I normally grab for the television or stereo remote automatically. I also grab for the computer’s on button.

After disrobing and showering I usually jump right onto the computer. It’s warmed up and ready to go by the time I get out of the shower and I’m ready to comment and reply and write some more. I like to chat with special friends and we joke around a lot. While I’m on the computer I do watch TV too. If it is a television show I want to watch the TV gets more of my attention than the computer. If not, my computer table sits in front of a huge mirror and I concentrate on the computer and watch through the mirror.

If I’m not at all interested in TV, I listen to music. Generally I do not listen to the radio but I might put in a CD I made or listen through iTunes on the computer. I prefer the CDs because iTunes slows my computer down considerably. My favorite type of music to listen to while blogging is smooth jazz. With and without lyrics. Chris Botti is the artist I play over and over and over; ad nauseam. One of my favorite Chris Botti songs is an old Diana Ross song, Good Morning Heartache. Please, it’s only about six minutes of your life… It’s the live version and I wish you would watch it. Or if you want to just hear a sample then check out 30 seconds on Amazon by clicking on the song title below.

For the movies I watch you can see on my Roll Film, not as updated as it should be, page. As far as television shows, I like NCIS, Touch, Doctor Who, and a few shows on Food Network. If you have not been able to tell yet, I like to blog and good mood or bad, I like to grab my mouse and write.

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Chris Botti featuring Jill Scott
Good Morning Heartache

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A Doctor Who Icon Has Died; RIP Mistress Sarah Jane Smith

Sarah Jane, better known as actress Elisabeth Sladen passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 due to cancer at at the age of 63. Of all Doctor Who’s companions, Sarah Jane is perhaps the best known and most popular. Sarah Jane and K9 were the only companions of Doctor Who that I knew when I first got into the series. I really got into the show because my favorite incarnation of The Doctor, Tom Baker, was portraying him.

Sarah Jane was so popular amongst Doctor Who fans that she was rewarded with her own spin off show, The Sarah Jane Adventures. The show was geared to a younger audience but I found it more appealing than some of the programming the SyFy channel markets to adults. Sarah Jane’s popularity and TV show are reminiscent of the resurrection and popularity of Star Trek. It was 30 years between leaving Doctor Who and coming back in her own series.

The Sarah Jane Adventures can be seen on BBC America if you are interested and have never seen it.

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