Out of Order: The Amish

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I have to admit – I got sucked into watching the show “Out of Order: The Amish“. I will also admit I have always been fascinated by the Amish. Until watching this show – I had nothing but the utmost respect for them. Hardworking, community oriented, etc. While I still appreciate and respect them – I have to say this show has really highlighted some things I have not thought too much about (what it actually means to be shunned, the consequences of being shunned, their religious beliefs/teachings). While I am trying to keep everything in perspective – it just… Read More »

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Meeting People

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On the same note as my post las week “Time to Reconnect and Disconnect – I decided to take some time this past weekend to go golfing as well as to go to my first ever book signing: Alison Arngrim (actress who played Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie) (one of my all time favorite shows).

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Media Mondays: The Universe

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I am not sure why I did not pay more attention in my college Astronomy class (perhaps it was too much math ;)), but lately I have been throughly enjoying the History Channel’s The Universe show. You can check out video clips and some full episodes online if you are interested. This show does an amazing job at explaining everything using breath taking visuals, interviews with well known scientists, and real world examples (to help you understand scale). If you have any interest in our universe – give one episode a try!

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Media Mondays: Get Lost Again

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I have been a “Lost” fan since the very beginning but grew frustrated the last two seasons. After knowing what I do now about the storyline – I decided to go back and watch the early episodes online (abc.com) – then I realized ABC was showing the early episodes late night. (ABC is broadcasting two episodes every Sunday – we are in Season 1 still). It blows my mind how good (and sometimes scary) these early episodes are – and I am thoroughly enjoying them. Watching these episodes are just as exciting as the first time through and you get… Read More »

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Thursday Linkfest: June 18, 2009

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This week flew by – but I actually found a number of links very interesting over the last seven days. Chicagoland fishing information and reports How to ditch cable but still have quality TV programming options (thanks @htoddcarter) TV.com – TiVO again and again proves it is the coolest thing around. You can find shows available on TV.com and send them to your TiVo. ESPN 360 – Oh my – I am so close to canceling my $100+ a month cable. This becomes available for Comcast high speed internet subscribers on August 1. If it proves to work well for… Read More »

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Losing a Family…

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Yes – I have heard. I have received multiple email messages and concerned phone calls. The soap opera – Guiding Light – that my grandmother listened to on the radio, my mother watched on the TV, and that I have watched ever since the 1980s is going to be cancelled in September. I very disappointed and after watching Guiding Light over the years with just about everyone I know at some time or another…very sad that my “second family” will no longer be around. (As crazy as it sounds, after watching the same show every day (I TiVo it every… Read More »

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HD Finally!

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Phew – finally after I much frustration and a crappy picture – I am making the move to HD. We wanted to get HD a year or so ago when I first bought the big HD TV, but Comcast did not offer the Big Ten Network (for all our Penn State games) and DirecTV could not get all the needed HD signals because of a few trees in our yard. This week I was determined to get HD so it was a matter of either getting some trees trimmed or hoping Comcast and the Big Ten Network finally came to… Read More »

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It's That Time of the Year Again!

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Life does not get too much better than Penn State football Saturdays…and this year should be one of the best years of all time. Why? First and foremost – this will be the first full season for my son. He was born last December and saw his first Penn State bowl game (PSU won), but I really look forward to the entire season. Second, we now have the Big Ten Network. Third – we should have DirectTV HD installed as of next week. Here is to another great season with JoePa!

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this day in history, 1945.

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Any idea what happened in 1945 on this date? Is it me or do we not as Americans hear much about this? I can think of a lot of movies on World War II, but I cannot really think any that deal with the nuclear bombs the US dropped on Japan. As I type I am watching the HBO documentary: White Light, Black Rain which is very well done (at least what I have seen so far). If you get HBO, I would recommend watching.

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