Friday, April 9, 2010

More odds and ends

Since I was so successful with Phase I of my twitter experiment, I decided that I was allowed to proceed to Phase II and check selected profiles of certain people to see what they were up to. That went well the first day, and then I saw something that made me so frustrated that I'm going to have to shut down Phase II. It's something that falls into the category of "someone else is living your French life." [Side bar: I'm pretty sure there used to be a blog of that title, but I can't find it anymore. Either I'm totally misremembering or it's been shut down. Anyone?] Anyway, then I realized, after stewing about it for a couple of minutes, that I could have done the exact same thing while I was in France and that it was my own fault that I hadn't. I have no one to be mad at but myself. Oh well. C'est la vie, as they say, and if I'm very lucky I will hopefully have a chance to correct that someday.

Is anyone else watching Life on the Discovery Channel? It is amazing! It's an 11 or 12 part series about the animal world. They show amazing things and go amazing places - under the sea, to Africa, into the jungle... I love getting an upclose look at places I otherwise would never have seen. I especially love all of the info about life in the sea. I have this paranoid fear of being stuck under water and unable to breathe and then eventually drowning, so scuba diving is definitely not for me. But thanks to the producers of this wonderful series, I get an upclose look at coral reefs, whales, sea dragons, all kinds of amazing things! This is definitely a must watch, I highly recommend it to everyone. Unless you hate nature and animals, in which case, probably not for you :)

The Wii Fit is a great thing. My parents got me one for Chanukkah and I really like it. I hadn't played it (exercised?) in a week or more because the weather has been nice and I was going outside and doing things, but I came back to it today and was more into it than ever. Part of that may be that after lots and lots of trying I'm finally getting better at the different activities. Have I mentioned before that I am completely unathletic and a major klutz to boot? Big thumbs up to the Wii Fit, in any case.

8 comments:

Monique said...

I <3 Wii Fit :) so addictive. Mine got me it for Christmas!

getyourselfconnected said...

I really want to try the Tennis game on Wii, I miss tennis very much. Have you played that one yet?

I think I know the song you heard form the last post, I will put it up tonight.

Zhu said...

I'm one of these people who get super jealous when people do things I wish I could do. My partner loves watching travel shows even when we are stuck at home - I hate it, makes me wanna pack and go travel right away. For the same reason, I don't hang out in travel forums - he does.

All in all, I understand how you must feel about people living your French life. But hey, you will get a chance too! I'm confident.

au soleil levant said...

Monique - it's great isn't it? Any favorite programs?

GYC - The tennis game is fun, and relatively easy, but it doesn't seem to make a difference if you actually backhand the shot or not, as long as you hit the ball on time it moves.

Zhu - glad to hear I'm not the only one! I'm confident you will be traveling soon again. Maybe not such a long extended trip like your last one to South America, but somewhere!

Loislane said...

Maybe you should go back to social networking w/ the French :)

I may need your help soon for a talk we are giving to French agencies by the way...

And the Discovery Channel freaks me out - too many bugs and reptiles...

And, PS, I bet I could out-klutz you in any wii game any day. I am the Queen of Klutzes.

au soleil levant said...

Lois/Ibex - Okay, fair enough, you might out klutz me :) I think even you might like Life! Nothing about bugs, but lots about fuzzy mammals and coral reefs and birds.

I'm available whenever you need some French help!

getyourselfconnected said...

The Discovery series "The Universe" is good as well.

So much we do not know about our own small neck of the woods:
-Lake Vostok in Antartica may well hold creatures that are thousands of years old!

au soleil levant said...

That is so cool! I am going to go look up Lake Vostok right now. Thanks!