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- Username: cris4764
- In response to: "Even if you aren't a chef, what's your favorite dish to prepare?" Chef salad
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- Still waiting to grow up . . . and why not?
I don't know what the big deal is about growing up. When one is "grown up," one:
1. Forgets what it is like to be a child from a child's perspective.
2. One loses one's innocence.
3. To quote a Roger Whittaker song: "I don't believe in if anymore".
4, One loses one's playfulness.
5. One forgets how to be spontaneous.
6. And a whole bunch more that I don't have time to go into because I have to go to work. (#6-no time; #7-have to go to work).
If anyone has any of the above qualities, to that degree, he/she hasn't grown up. Why start now and miss all the fun?
- Impossible? Yes, for Washington, D.C. to act responsible to Americans
1. To get a straight answer out of Washington, D.C.
2. To get an honest answer out of Washington, D.C.
3. For those we elect in Washington, D.C. to be accountable to those who elected them, rather than to those who paved their paths with gold (i.e., the millions of dollars needed to get elected).
4. For TSA to actually go after terrorists rather than to make terrorists out of all law-abiding citizens and, hence, go after them.
5. For all persons in all three branches of federal government to actually read and understand the U.S. Constitution and then abide by it.
6. For Congress to quit passing laws that continue to restrict the freedoms of its citizens.
- The Year of Mysterioso
I can't remember what I was doing yesterday, let along what I was doing in 1991. I hope you do better. :)
- Cris' Newest Release: "A Day in the Life"
Note: Well, first of all, I don't have weekends. I've worked seven days a week for the past 5½ years. For some reason, newspapers don't stop printing on weekends and people still want them delivered. Sheesh!
Instead of a weekend, I'll have to just grab "A Day in the Life."
Overall, this latest offering of Cris stands out heads above his previous 24,090 pressings. There's more humor, pathos and even hope in this new album.
The first cut, "The Long Journey", is the longest of the album, taking six to seven hours, depending on the speed of your player and the weather, starting around midnight. It starts like the Eagle's "Hotel California" unplugged and ends like Derek and the Dominoes' "Layla," just kind of drifting along as Cris goes to his 17-mile pick-up point and returns home after his 126-mile route, another 17-mile journey.
In between you feel like you are experiencing every stop and start, swerving to miss a plethora of animals just waiting for him to pass by so they can run out in front of his car, and the most exciting (or least, depending on your view of the situation) is when a 400-pound deer challenges the front-end or side of his car, resulting in serious damage to both, although the deer usually winds up with the worst of it.
The next cut is a relaxing 3- to 4-hour journey into "Oblivion", where dreams are made and experienced. It could have been longer, but daytime isn't the best time to play this track. It's best played late in the evening at just about bedtime.
On the upbeat side is "He's Got Mail!" This isn't quite as exciting as it could be, as 95 percent of the time is spent ignoring junk mail. But that's often the price of getting free stuff on the Internet. The trade is made: your email address for their free stuff.
The next three cuts are part of the "Blogosphere Suite" and are broken down into "Blogosphere, Part 1: f-stop fantasy", "Blogosphere, Part 2: Odds and End Thoughts", and "Blogosphere, Part 3: The Biblical Apologist", Each are as different from each other as day is from night. Some will like one better than the others, but the really discerning experiencer will like all three. This is the highlight of the album.
Unfortunately, there's no romance in this album, but there is plenty of "Visit My Friends." It's a win-win situation, where everyone involved has smiles, laughs and just plain fun. As Cris gets older, it seems this cut represents a greater appreciation of older folks. Surprisingly, they are a lot of fun, as you can see throughout this cut.
Lastly, there's "Throwing Together a Quick Meal." This can be exciting or rather droll, depending on your mood when you experience this number. if you're really hungry, most anything will satisfy. But sometimes a visit to Golden Corral can really make the difference between a satisfying day and a "Why Did I Even Get Up" kind of a day.
Overall, this release is a bit above average from the fare that normally comes from Cris. I do hope you enjoy.
- I would un-invent texting
I'd un-invent texting. The re\percussion would be that people would have to start talking to each other again. What a novel concept!
I've heard so many stories of people sitting around a table in a restaurant texting each other instead of talking to each other. Another scenario involves two people walking next to each other and texting instead of talking to each other. How stupid is that!?
The possible alternative could be the telephone. That has the beneficial side effect of possibly putting more people to work and helping to alleviate the unemployment situation. And you would get exercise picking up the phone as well. Two birds with one stones, with no apologies to the Audubon Society.
For a novelty, another alternative might be mouth-to-ear communication. I think they used to do that back in the dark ages. :)