TMJ

TMJ

Posted on 10/01/2013


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Palm Reading

Palm Reading
The FS and I were pioneers years ago reading books on our Palm Pilots. Later today I might try to go back through photographs and see if I can nail down the time frame better to see how many years this predated the Kindle. She was much quicker on the draw than I but we did read books simultaneously sometimes or at least I would read them shortly after. And I'm sure she is the one who showed me how to do this on my Palm. I have a low threshold for suspense so even though it is just a book, when it would get too skeery, I would have to stop. Currently, I can't even watch Switched at Birth without having to stop here and there and continue the next evening.

The text shown on the iPhone 4S screen in this picture is from Lee Child's new Jack Reacher book, Never Go Back. This has become sort of an annual Autumn event, reading a new Reacher book. Last year's was not so good but this one so far is fun enough. People complain you know but they don't seem to figure in the impact of newly encountering something. The first Reacher books were delightful because you were not only reading a story that was new to you but you also were becoming acquainted with this unique admirable character called Reacher. Like anything else in life, you can't go back to the beginning. The 90th book isn't likely to be as engaging as that first one.

Anyhow, this is fun. The movie made last year or whenever was horrible which is kind of nice because then this bit of fun remains exclusively something that can be had only via reading.

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Don Conner
Don Conner
I have never watched "Switched at Birth" but have gathered the general premise from commercial previews alone. So here is my confusion... Are you not the same person, who a few short days ago, was talking about the scary slasher movies on Halloween? Certainly the girls from "Switched at Birth" are not as scary as Freddy, Jason, the Wolfman, or Dracula.
3 years ago.
TMJ
TMJ
The difference is the number of times I have to hit "pause". For example, to watch I think it was the 3rd episode of Breaking Bad (a very tough show), I stopped and returned to it no fewer than five times. My personal record for Switched at Birth, on the other hand, is just one pause during a show. The pauses are always waiting until the next evening or longer, depending. :) I streamed a not very good movie with Julianne Moore (whom I like) in it called 6 Souls and I'm sure it was four or five evenings to complete the viewing. As I've gotten older, my capacity for suspense has declined. I'm living proof of so much! No, you don't get more fearless as you get older. You don't get "use to things". Also, I realize I sort of now have gone on record as not exactly being averse to shows that are actually made for teenagers. Maybe I'm having a second adolescence or something. Or maybe this is my mid-life crisis. For example, I suffered through the Vampire Diaries. Switched at Birth. Etc. I do have to say that you can detect that the writers are told to beef things up a bit as the first seasons progress. Like the characters undergo personality changes so that they are not so pansy ass or tougher language is used, less savory plot twists, etc. They sort of start out sissy and end up less so.
3 years ago.