Today’s theme song is Schradinova’s India Lima Oscar Victor You. This is a Dutch singer, and she’s absolutely amazing – I saw her live twice with her previous band (Room Eleven), and she’s as good live as (if not better than) recorded. This is my favorite song of her latest album.
We got a new TV. It’s my mom’s old one – she and her fiancé are going to live together soon and he has a bigger one, so she gave hers to us.
We sit some distance away from our TV, it’s set in a wall with shelves built in it, sort of. Before we had a decent-sized (
although maybe a little small) 26″ inch LCD TV. The one we have now is a meager 37″ LCD.
It didn’t fit in our shelf wall (and there is ample space, honest!). It sort of fit, we could make it stand in between the shelves, but the front part, the screen itself, leaned somewhat awkwardly forward, and it looked as if it was going to fall out any minute.
What my boyfriend did then, was, naturally, tear apart the shelves to make it fit. There’s all sorts of weird spots and stripes on the wall now, but at least the TV fits.
But I have to admit, it is pretty awesome. This is a Full HD TV and we have already watched three movies since we got it, and the experience is even more intense!
What’s more, the old LCD TV? It serves as a second monitor now (you know, where your mouse pointer flows into the other monitor >.>). Our wall is now lined with monitors and TV screens, basically (not counting the hundreds of books on the other shelves). It looks ridiculous. But there’s another plus point here – I’ve found it really helps in my writing! I can have a lot of screens while writing and just glance sideways for inspiration or whatever (I have pictures opened of people who I modeled my characters’ exteriors after). It helps!
The Blog Mashup
Fun & Interesting Stuff
Scientific breakthrough: Physicists at CERN have recorded particles moving faster than light @ io9.com – this is pretty amazing.
Curried Celeriac Soup @ Serious Eats
The Atom @ Mirrors, Musings and Magic – If you know as little as physics as I do, read this post, because it will be enlightening!
What’s so bad about sugar? @ io9.com
Phylo - have some spare time and want to help the world of science? Play this game!
Writing & Related to Writing Stuff
Three Keys to a Successful Author Platform @ Kristen Lamb
25 Virtues Writers Should Possess @ Terribleminds
Getting Feedback That Makes You Want to Cry @ Jody Hedlund
How To Make Deep POV Enrich Your Internal Dialogue @ Girls with Pens
Bust-A-Myth #1: Don’t Start Sentences With Because @ Grammar Divas