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Suffering from a touch of blogarrhea. This could get messy.
Snowicide. How else to describe this Hulu video: The Way I See It?
Been having fun lately with free 30 second videos I've discovered on animoto.com. My 30 second snow video is a lot tamer than the Hulu video.
Also discovered Life in a Day on YouTube. I submitted footage for it, but didn't know the film was available for viewing.
Even though my footage wasn't used, Life in a Day was an intriguing project for several reasons. It's a 1-1/2 hour snapshot of a random 24 hour day around the globe. What were people doing in Africa, Korea, Thailand... on July 24th, 2010? What were you doing? Thanks to this project I know what I was doing.
My submission wasn't used in Life in a Day, but the Discovery Channel picked it up for When Vacations Attack. Several seconds were used as a point of reference in an episode depicting a dramatic car fire rescue in Milwaukee. A woman and children in a minivan hit a tree after attending the County Fair the previous year. A couple of off duty firemen were close by and risked everything to pull the occupants out.
Reluctantly have to admit I watched the Dawn of the Dead remake a few days ago. Approximately 6 senseless acts of violence per minute, but it supposedly was set in Milwaukee so I watched it for any familiar signs. Didn't find any, but Waukesha was mentioned if you listen very closely.
Lent has begun with Ash Wednesday, so spring can't be far behind. I don't always attend that mass, but I was accompanied by an elderly woman who doesn't drive so ... Obviously ashes are what makes this service different from any other. I've never noticed it before, but everyone in the church from newborn babies to the priest, deacon and even non-Catholics, got ashes. It's a temporary reminder to fast, pray, repent and give alms, but for a moment it also reminded me of how we are all equal in God's eyes. There weren't those not old enough or too old, those who did or didn't earn them. Messy as they were, everyone got ashes.
My hours at work changed yesterday, and not a moment too soon. I now start and finish an hour earlier than previously. It was St. William Conference of St. Vincent's turn in the rotation to help with the Monday Night Meal Program at Hope Center last night. If I wouldn't have got off work when I did I would've missed the entire meal. Even had time to pick up cookies for the meal. Interesting to note Monday's Gospel reading: "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you or see you thirsty and give you drink? When did we welcome you away from home or clothe you in your nakedness? When did we visit you when you were ill or in prison?" The king will answer them: "I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me." The dining room was full, food good, weather outside great. Much to be thankful for.
Was thinking I'd crash the GuitarTown artist selection party at Key Westconsin after the meal last night. It was finally going to be my opportunity to check out a place I'd never been inside of. But, like the mayor, didn't make it. Thought it went till 7:00, but by 6:40 the place was dark and locked up.
"... will be required to put rearview cameras in all passenger vehicles by 2014..." Interesting article I read in today's paper. Interesting to me because I'm one who has been backed into by someone having a rearview camera. It happened maybe 8 years ago in Kentucky. A motor home missed it's turn, stopped and backed up right into me on the two lane highway. Inattention, distraction, carelessness... take your pick. Yes I was honking. Car still driveable and insured. Memorable trip.
For weeks looked forward to the Academy Awards. Kind of a let down when I realized I hadn't seen a single nominated film. Not one. Was happy to see Christopher Plummer finally win his first Oscar though. At age 82 he's only two years younger than the Academy Awards themselves, and now the oldest actor ever to win one. Plummer superbly portrayed Captain von Trapp in Sound of Music 45 years ago.
If you'd like to know where I stole this blog post title from you'll have to watch the last five minutes of Life in a Day.
Have a really great day!