Mona and I went to see a Beatle’s tribute band last week, and they were a lot of fun.
We didn’t go expecting to relive Beatlemania, we just wanted to sing and dance and enjoy the songs that have become such a part of our lives. The band we saw, Yesterday: The Beatles’ Tribute, gave us over two hours of solid cover versions, and everyone there had a great time and left happy.
They are on the web HERE. They’re worth seeing.
Beatles Crossing Cam: LINK
Hidden Folks is my favorite mobile game.
Calling it a “game” might be an overstatement. There’s no scoring, there is no timer, there are no targets. There is no way to win or lose. Really, you just sort of wander around and explore stuff.
Kind of like my life.
You can visit their website HERE.
SomaFM has some fun, commercial-free Christmas stations this time of year. Click HERE to listen.
Excerpted from The Guardian’s article, ‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia :
“The technologies we use have turned into compulsions, if not full-fledged addictions,” (Nir) Eyal writes. “It’s the impulse to check a message notification. It’s the pull to visit YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter for just a few minutes, only to find yourself still tapping and scrolling an hour later.” None of this is an accident, he writes. It is all “just as their designers intended”.
Read the entire article HERE.
The BBC recently posted an article on the science of being charming. Here, in summary, is how you do it:
- Arch your eyebrows
- Mirror other’s body language
- Feign interest in their lives
Maybe it’s an English thing, but it was interesting to me that they just assume you’ll have to pretend to be interested in other people. The article even includes several tips to help you pull it off.
Read the entire article at BBC.com
Actor/author Wil Wheaton went through a recent health scare with his wife that required multiple trips to the emergency room. This is the part of his story that resonated with me, because I realized that in all of the times I’ve been to the hospital with my Mona, we’ve never heard these words:
“That isn’t normal for a kidney stone or constipation,” the doctor says. “I’m going to get you an ultrasound, and some more pain medication.” Then, she does something I realize that the two other doctors we’ve seen since this all started didn’t do: she takes a moment and says, “I’m so sorry that you’re in so much pain, and I’m sorry that hurt so much. We’re going to figure out what’s going on with you, and I won’t send you home until we do.”
Read the whole account at WilWheaton.net.