Monday, July 6, 2009

Silk purses

Lying around feeling unwell, but improving, I've been doing some surfing....

So far, I have listened to/watched:

The Dalai Lama on Buddhism, (which was,predictably about Buddhism) I listened to Obama's speech in Cairo on Youtube, which I had long waited for time to hear, and which was astonishing. The man has no fear. I listened to Steven Pinker on The Blank Slate (which was unconvincing) , and on Declining Violence (which was heartening) over at TED Talk, along with Gever Tully on the Tinkering school, and on 5 dangerous things we should let our kids do (which was too short for all that he isn't a brilliant speaker)

I have King Lear lined up, I have heard an exerpt from Pride and Prejudice read by an actor from The Wire, if you've ever watched it. I hadn't till I watched some clips. The reading was a little weird, I think they were trying to make it feel intimate and Sunday morning with your lover-ish, but it felt a little odd. Though they chose a great passage, where Darcy proposes to Elizabeth, the first time.

Then I tackled some annoying computer problems, and all is much faster now.

I am getting a little tired of being sick though, can I just say that?

6 comments:

J.G. said...

Your comment about Buddhism cracked me up. You must be feeling somewhat better!

Beth said...

Yes, you can say that.

I'm glad you're keeping yourself entertained.

TeacherMommy said...

I would be whining WAY more than you are. WAY more. In fact, I'm pretty sure I have done exactly that on my own blog.

If you're bored, float over to my blog and answer my quiz--and feel free to borrow the idea for your own blog! I did.

Du courage and all that. ((hugs))

Carla said...

Hope you are finally feeling better. Being sick sucks, that is for sure!

hulagirlatheart said...

At least your funning bone is working. :)

oreneta said...

JG, glad I made you laugh!

Beth, had to do something, I was fresh out of books.

Teachermommy, thanks!

Carla, indeed, and I am getting there anyway.

Hula, thank goodness for that, no?