3. Name a TV program that you initially didn’t want to watch but ended up loving.
South Park. I was really late to the bandwagon on this one. I know that a lot of the people I associate with today would consider it degenerate, or blasé, even, but some of the writing is surprisingly poignant. I didn’t want to watch it because it was so popular in a time when base humor was at the peak of its game— the “Scary Movie” franchise and “Shrek” movies were just getting going, and I have never enjoyed any of that. To this day, I still haven’t seen the “Bigger, Longer, and Uncut” South Park movie, but that is fine. My husband introduced me to it, despite my misgivings, and now I find I trust Matt Stone and Trey Parker on about the same level I do Jon Stewart— which is quite a lot, but not too much.
7. What artist is the most frequently played on your iTunes?
The truthful answer here is Benedict Cumberbatch, because I accidentally fell asleep to him reciting “Ode to a Nightingale” on repeat once. After that, surprisingly, Led Zeppelin and the Lonely Island are at the top. Used to be, The Beatles would always be there. I ended up needing a break from them, though.
18. Do you watch any award shows?
Undoubtedly, I watch the Academy Awards. After that, I’m lucky if I catch the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes. Basically, if Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Colin Firth, and/or Benedict Cumberbatch are likely to show up, I’m watching.
The thought of being a patriotic Democrat in the United States is a challenge for those of us who are that, and impossible to the Conservatives who believe both cannot be in the same person. I’m constantly frustrated by those Conservatives, who believe that I don’t respect a soldier’s sacrifice for his country, or that I’m so globally-minded that I can’t love my own country without thinking of saying “hey everyone’s great though” in the same breath. It is also frustrating to me to talk to Democrats (or self-labeled liberals) who believe patriotism is wasteful and destructive.
I see no reason to have missing-e. I dont understand everyones fascination with it.
I can reply to your reply with a single click. Also, you can reblog yourself. And it adds “+Upload photo” to all your posts, not just text. And you can bookmark while scrolling so you don’t lose your place. And a bunch of other stuff that makes life easier.
I never got it either, but I’m giving it a shot now that I consider Chrome worth migrating to since the OS X Lion transition made Safari prettiest.
Yeesh! That is a heavy question. I’m a late-bloomer as far as they’re concerned, so I want to say up front that I am not able to make the most educated response.
Firstly, I’d like to say that quite a lot of their songs have intros that I could do without. Of course, they create a really excellent transitional point, such as in “Ramble On”, “Bring It On Home”, and especially “In The Light”.
I’ll also quite readily say that what attracts me to Led Zeppelin are the catchy guitar riffs that make me, for better lack of a phrase, want to be a badass, such as “Whole Lotta Love”, “Houses of the Holy”, and “The Wanton Song”.
My favorite line is one that Joe always references on a beautiful day: “Sing loud for the sunshine; pray hard for the rain,” in “Down by the Seaside”.
I don’t really dig the calmer, more sentimental songs, though they’re an integral part of their catalog in showing that they have musical chops. Prime example: the guitar picking in “Bron-Yr-Aur”.
And certainly, the greatest single moment in all of the Zeppelin catalog is “the scream,” as I know Joe and I call it — and perhaps everyone else does — at about 4:20 in “Kashmir”.
So, ultimately, it comes down to what embodies all that I just mentioned. Would it be typical of me to say “Kashmir” and “Whole Lotta Love”? I think, yes. Same thing with “Houses of the Holy”. But those are three of my four favorites. Of the less typical, I’d say “Ramble On” is my favorite!
Between traveling, visiting, celebrating, and my #$%^@& job, I always have something to worry about. I feel like I haven’t stopped worrying since I got promoted and realized I was going to be in a wedding. Now I have anxiety after the wedding about how I came off to the people there, and I don’t have time to enjoy family coming to visit because I have this sense of duty to this job, meaning I can’t ask for any more time off without weighing down on coworkers. I am despising June.