1. A Reminder of What’s Been Lost
I’m the daughter of a college history professor, so whenever I have questions about a war, political turning point, or historical figure, I never get the short answer. Instead, I get the long-winded explanation, backstory and future implications included. As a teenager, I hated it; as an adult, I ask my dad more questions.
Last night, I viewed this animation of WWII deaths. The numbers are staggering. Born three generations after the war, it’s difficult for me to truly grasp how the events of those painful six years affected the world. This data animation makes it more clear than any book ever has. The numbers are staggering.
2. A Pending Apartment Move
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Ryan and I are moving out of our beloved apartment. Fortunately, it’s turned out to be a good thing for us. We managed to find a great place right across the street. It’s bigger, brighter, 11 floors higher, and offers storage space AND a dog park.
I have a love-hate relationship with moving – I love how it’s like a cleansing palette for the crap in my apartment, but I hate how much energy it requires. The next six weeks should be lots of fun. Wish me luck!
3. A Reason to Step Back From the Screen
How many tv shows do you think are running right now?
I couldn’t even guess. Apparently, most professionals can’t either. FX chief John Landgraf admitted he has no idea how many shows are currently running. There’s too many, and with companies like Netflix and Hulu constantly adding original programming, the number becomes fluid fast.
That’s overwhelming. I found myself telling Ryan the other day that keeping track of all of “my” shows was becoming a chore. I had to make a list of them in my phone. Remember the days of having three or four favorite tv shows? Yeah, me too. I’m working on getting back to that and on cutting back sub-par tv shows. If I’m going to read 52 books this year, I’m going to have to do so anyway.