Second Acts

Thoughts on what interests me now.

Please vote for the most gifted pianist I know

kittrdg:

Lana Marina and I went to college together. She is a gifted pianist and is also living with MS. She never thought she would play again and she is determined to share her gift with the world. Please vote in Cliburn Competition for her video - Lana Marina. Click on the link to go to the competition. Please repost and turn up the volume on this one. It would mean the world to her!

Anyone who can help out with a vote !!!! Please she is in second place and this would prove you can realize dreams !

Please vote for the most gifted pianist I know

Lana Marina and I went to college together. She is a gifted pianist and is also living with MS. She never thought she would play again and she is determined to share her gift with the world. Please vote in Cliburn Competition for her video - Lana Marina. Click on the link to go to the competition. Please repost and turn up the volume on this one. It would mean the world to her!

nevver:

25 years ago June 4th, Tiananmen Square

I was a senior in college graduating when a generation of students just like me halfway across the world met tanks head on. China’s government might want to purge the memory of this day from their collective consciousness but the rest of the world will never forget the brutality hurled against their own citizens.

(via wilwheaton)

You know it’s going to be one of those days when….

1) The radio announcers are reporting seeing snow on May 16th for only the 7th time in recorded Chicago weather history. Well even though we didn’t break the record for this day it still is ridiculously cold and damp outside.

2) You get unbelievably frustrated with a McDonald’s server because they ask you to pull over because your large latte is going to take time to make and you think - forget it, I can’t be bothered to wait for it and just drive away. It’s McDonald’s fast food not a bloody Starbuck’s! Hop to it.

3) You get an email that makes you just want to slap someone upside the head and anyone will do, even someone not remotely associated with the business at hand.  Those epic slaps when Marshall would slap Barney on How I Met Your Mother come to mind.

Sometimes it is the little annoying, frustrating things that just make you want to become the benevolent dictator of your own small island nation.

TGIF….

scienceisbeauty:

Tree rings on a record player. It sounds wonderfully well, more or less, you know…

(h/t and details)

This is amazing. Playing a cross section of a tree like an old style record. How beautiful.