Two Thoughts:# 1 -TV Reality shows
I know lots of people that truly love all those reality shows - but I have a tough time with them. I'm not really sure what characterizes a "reality" show, but I see 3 different groups. There's the 'out on an island' or 'let's all live in one house' group - I really have no interest in watching people swat bugs and argue about who's side who is on. I'm not sure that sentence makes sense - but you get my drift.
Then there's the very worse group - I'm not sure if there's more than one show of this sort but I caught the last 2 minutes of Moment of Truth - these people are crazy. I'm guessing it's all show and they're all really lying- but still - who want's to watch that?
Then there's the 3rd group - and I can understand the attraction to some of them - Idol and Can you Dance type shows. By a friend's encouragement I actually watched the Food Network show about finding a new 'cooking star' and it wasn't too bad. I know I'm just too wimpy but it hurts me to see those people get put down.
I guess I'll just stick to the bloody, violent shoot 'em and cut 'em up shows like NCIS, CIS, and House. I really don't like the blood and violence but I enjoy the drama and chemistry between the characters.
#2 - Books of a 'spiritual' nature:
I just finished reading "The Shack" because I had heard so many people talking about it. It was ok but not one I'd recommend to anyone - too wordy & preachy for me. But I noticed as I read this book - sometimes the author says things that IF he really knew what he was talking about, he would have answered some question of mine. I have to stop and remind myself that he's not receiving this by inspiration - he's just another guy with his own opinion, regardless if I happen to like that opinion or not. Which made me think about all the other books that I've read that had the same effect on me - sometimes about heaven, miracles, angels, or the 'last days'. We have the Left Behind series, 5 People You Meet In Heaven, This Present Darkness, City of Angels, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Can't Wait to Get to Heaven, Peace Like a River, and even Stephen King's Last Stand. I'm know there are plenty more. I figure God is shaking his head and just laughing at us.
One final thought for the day: I know most of you are loving this summer weather - But I would really love to have a summer of 60- 70 degrees - but I guess that's just me. Everyone have a good week and all you daddies have a great Father's Day.