News, Britney Spears and William Shatner

Friday, June 20, 2008

I’ve actually been reading the paper. Although for years newspapers all around the world have been an amazing outlet for the happenings of the day. I have loved writing for many many years now and fully believe that we as a people should never do away with print newspapers but there always seems to be so much in them that I don’t want to read and therefore there has never been enough motivation to dig the fifty cents out of my pocket, slip it in the slot and bring the paper home. Then on top of that to actually read it, forget about it.

However for the past few days I have been reading the local paper to fulfill one of the requirements for my 101 things in 1001 days. I have learned a lot of things some of which I do not even want to know and most of it I do not need to know at all. I guess in a global world everyone should be ‘in the know’ but the truth of the matter is that life would be a lot simpler if we did not know some of that stuff. Take my last entry for instance. Think about how much topics like that weigh on your psyche everyday. How much simpler would your life be if you did not have to worry about floods in Iowa or famine in Africa or what Britney Spears is doing for fun these days.

People are not supposed to be burdened by these types of things everyday. Of course there are more crazies in the world today because 100 or 200 years ago we never had the same concerns as we do today. Our families and friends were probably better off for it too since we all had more mental time to give to them and to ourselves instead of our minds being spread out over not only our immediate lives but also those of other people and things that have very little to no effect at all on us or our familes.



Reading - Up Till Now - William Shatner, I just started this audio book but I really like William Shatner. I loved him in Star Trek and in Boston Legal. I also just experienced his spoken word songs, Rocket Man and such which if you haven’t yet then check it out here.

Watching - The Time Tunnel - Season 1

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