Listening to Audio Books

I never thought I would like listening to an audio book. My fellow classmates and I have used them before in English class where we would sit around a boombox and hold the book that the narrator is reading from. I always felt frustrated with the process because I was forced to keep pace instead of reading at my usual, faster pace. Continue reading Listening to Audio Books

Road obstacles

It is the middle of summer and everyone is itching to go on vacation. When you are out on the road, please be mindful of objects that may appear in your path.

Just at the start of the summer here, an accident occurred on the highway. Luckily, no one was severely injured, but both cars were going to be in the shop for a while. Everyone was skirting around some of the debris that had traveled outside of the sectioned off area. The cleanup crew somehow missed one of the pieces. It looked like a metal frame of something small, so it is possible they couldn’t see it compared to the larger debris. The next day, fellow commuters and I got to test our swerving skills. Fortunately all of us passed it without incident. The piece did not have any noticeable sharp edges, so it probably wouldn’t create a popped tire, but would leave a good dent on the car body.

About two weeks later, I was driving in the same lane and noticed a white outline on the ground – the kind you see tracing the outline of a corpse. Turns out, the metal piece I had avoided earlier had flattened down into the highway.  My best guess is that multiple someones ran over it.

With the numerous cars, bikes and pedestrians, driving is already tough enough. I don’t mean to add more work, but please also be on alert for small obstacles on the road. Enjoy your summer trip.


Touch the Fireworks

Touch the Fireworks

Ah, the wonders of YouTube. You start one particular video and slowly find yourself in something completely unrelated, but still just as enjoyable. This is what happened to me last week when I realized I had gone from watching a math video to a lyric video of Touch the Sky by Julie Fowlis and used in the Disney movie, Brave.

This week was the Fourth of July and I enjoyed lighting some small fireworks with the family. We also drove around and tried to peek in on some of the firework shows happening throughout the county. Since we were so far away from the site, we couldn’t hear the music that accompanies the light show. As we slowly drove through the city, my mind switch between playing patriotic songs and Touch the Sky.

Even if I could reach the fireworks, it would be way to hot to touch them. So, today I grabbed a pen (couldn’t find a colored one) and tried to sketch out my favorite, Chrysanthemum Fireworks.  Prior to writing this post, I actually didn’t know the types of fireworks and it took a while to find a site that provides short animations to show what each looked like. Still-shots weren’t helping me figure out the firework that I love to see.

Despite the lack of color, I got to satisfy my desire to touch the fireworks.

Nightcore Music

This past week has been filled with work, work, and more work. There was a lot of banging my mental mind against all the problems that keep appearing. To pass the time and keep my brain gears moving, I listened to a lot of nightcore songs.

I started with a nightcore of Something Just Like This and left the YouTube Autoplay on. To my delight, I got to listen to the remixes of many people and I discovered nightcore channels that produced some unique beats. Some people are so creative, it’s amazing!