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The Random Musings of Dave

On the road of life, Dave is out there somewhere

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September 2015

Netflix Must Watch: Black Mirror

I was recently introduced to a television series that is available on Netflix called “Black Mirror.”

The person that introduced it to me didn’t really give much of a description of the show other than it’s supposed to be akin to the “21st century version of the twilight zone.” I’ve never really watched the Twilight Zone. However, if the Twilight Zone was anything like this show, I’m sure I would love it.

I’m two episodes into watching Black Mirror and I am already hooked. So far, the first two episodes have been suspenseful, intriguing and thought provoking. Almost satirical, it really hits home with the darker side of technology and what it’s done to the human psyche. I don’t want to spoil too much about the show. But it is an absolute must watch.

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And yet, its very ironic at the same time. I’ll write more about this later I think as I watch more episodes. For now, check it out on netflix.

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Lunchtime thoughts

There is an art to maximizing the yields of a Yoplait yogurt container…I have yet to master that art. I haven’t been a big yogurt eater being that I am lactose intolerant. However, Yoplait makes a lactose-free yogurt and the peach flavor is amazing!

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There is rain after all

I woke up extremely early as I usually do (not by choice by the way, it just happens. I blame being in the army for 8 years.) I took advantage of a storm moving through to open the window and just listen to the rain. Whispers of rain filled my ears.The smell of rain poured into the room, filling it full of a fresh aroma that tingles the nostrils (or maybe  that was just my allergies) the booming roar of thunder lingered off in the distance with occasional dances of light gleaming across the sky. It was very relaxing and humbling at the same.

There is a duality in rain that makes it poetic and aww inspiring. It is such a transformative force. Rain is gentle and brings life to plants and nature, yet it can bring floods that can destroy entire communities and crop fields. The sound of rain is soothing and relaxing, yet we feel the urge to run from rain and protect ourselves with umbrellas and raincoats.

Rain brings perspective. Not only from within ourselves as we ponder  self-reflection while staring at puddles filling with rain, but in a manner of comparisons. How can we learn to appreciate value of a sunny, warm day if we’ve never experienced a dreary, cold and wet day?

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Having a dentist appointment later in the day, it allowed me to drive into work today instead of carpool. The significance of this is that I love to listen to music while I drive. And by listen to music, I mean blast it loud, sing along and channel my inner rock star! I am the performer and the driver staring at me in their rear-view mirror is my audience.

Today’s drive into work was no different than my usual drive into work except that I was really feeling one particular song today.

18 miles of traffic really allows me to get my jam on and when I listened to this song, it really spoke to some emotions that I have been feeling as of late so I just went for it! I kept restarting the song over and over for the whole drive into work.

Music resonates with our emotions. It can sooth the savage beast. Music can incite a generation of anarchy and rebellion (note to self: add sex pistols to my playlist.) And most important to me, music allows me to express my emotions that I generally do not express. I’m not an outwardly emotional person but in many ways that makes music even more important for me. I depend on music for that emotional outlet and I don’t want to imagine a world without it.

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