On bedtime stories, Four Weddings, and Instagram

Good Night Moon “has lulled generations of children to sleep” according to it’s back cover copy. But neither Stephen nor I had the book when we were kids. In fact, the first time I ever heard of it was when I watched the move Playing by Heart. I’m curious as to how many of you had this book as a kid.  Were Stephen and I the wierdos for never having heard of it? Or have they just done some very good marketing to make people think this was bigger than it really was? (We did get it for Baby J.)

As mentioned before, I don’t watch much TV during the day. When I do turn it on, I’m never sure what I’m going to get. Sometimes I catch the show Four Weddings, and I have to say…I rather like this show. I’m not much for reality TV, but I do like it when its not awful, as in mean spirited or embarrasing in an “Oh, god, is this what people think Americans are like?” kind of way.  I love The Amazing Race, and we watch Top Chef.  But Four Weddings has the potential to be really catty, and it’s not.  All the brides seem to really get along, and no one is particularly nasty.  I like it.

I joined Instagram! Stephen asked why, and I really don’t have a great answer to that. I’d like to do a photo a day thing again, and that seems to be the easiest way to do it (photos won’t languish on my camera for several weeks, and I dont bombard the blog with a ton of photos), plus, as I told him, “social media presence.” If I ever do manage to complete and submit a book for publication, a social media presence is a good thing to have. So, yeah, Instagram. But similar to this blog, no photos of Baby J, at least distinguishable ones.

And maybe one day I’ll actually twitter. I’ve tried a couple of times, but I just.don’t.get.it. I have such a hard time reading tweets, what with all the @ and #. And I don’t really want to spend hours reading through all the tweets of the people I follow. Some people tweet way too much. Let’s say you follow 100 people, and on average those 100 people tweet 20 times a day. That’s 2000 tweets in a 24 hour period that I then have to read. That’s way too much! I just don’t get it.

Anyway, as mentioned above, I’ve been considering doing a photo a day thing again.  I did it in 2010, and it may have very well saved my sanity during the worst year of my life.  I’m just not ready to commit to anything yet.  If I do it, I want to make sure I’m doing it to better my photography skills, not just to take a picture.  So…we’ll see.
Have any of you tried doing a photo a day challenge?  What did it do for you?  Are you on Instagram?  Come find me!  Did you read Good Night Moon as a kid?  Do you watch Four Weddings?  Let me know in the comments below!
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2 thoughts on “On bedtime stories, Four Weddings, and Instagram

  1. i did not have goodnight moon nor did my daughters, however my husband had it for his boys and so we did buy it for the grandson.

    i do not watch reality shows because i knew someone involved with a pretty popular one that appears to be pretty legit… but it’s not, nope not even close. so i lost interest in watching any of them.

    i did a photo/blog challenge december 2014. i enjoyed it but will never do that again during december. too busy of a month.

    i tried twitter. do.not.at.all like it. i can say i tried and i can say that i still do understand the attraction or how anyone makes a real connection through that medium.

    i do not instagram. my phone is old and not capable. so i’m out on that one although i am intrigued by IG. if i ever suck it up and get a new phone i think i will be all about it.

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