Hope everybody (those who celebrates Christmas and those that don’t) all got some time off to spend with family and friends. As I get older, I have come to cherish the time spent with my family and friends; both in person and through various social media platforms. Its good for the soul to have and feel companionship with others.
Going forward, I plant to be better in reaching out to old friends and acquaintances. From attending a friends wedding, to my 36th High School Reunion, going back to the Lehigh campus for the Lehigh /Lafayette game, and getting together in person with long time friends the night before Thanksgiving, I have saw and spoke to lots of people I haven’t heard or seen in a long long time. The great thing is that everybody was warm and friendly, from my closest friends, to those who I barley remembered.
I will admit that the thought of actually connecting with people from my past (in person or through social media) use to seem scary and even a bit weird. But these past few months have shown me that people are more apt to embrace connection rather than reject it. I recommend scanning through your social media or personal address book and reaching out to somebody you haven’t seen or even really though about in years. You may be surprised that they will be as exited as you to reconnect.
As far as other things, it was another wasted Sunday watching the NY Giants lose another game. As a life long fan, this season is really grating on me. Its one thing to be bad if you have a set plan, some talented players, and things are looking good for the future. But the NY Giants have no plan, and nothing to look forward to. The head coach and his staff look clueless most of the time, and have wasted a lot of the talent this team has. They also have the most inept offense of any team with no originality. They are the definition of insanity (Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results). Thank God there are only 2 more games left this season
I watched Matrix: Resurrections the other night, and did enjoy it. Its been such a long time since the original Matrix Trilogy that some things seemed a bit dated and forced in order to keep the timelines synced. Its always tough when you re-visit a 30 year old movie. I am a big Keanu Reeves fan, and it was fun to see him and Carrie-Ann Moss back. But they did seem to miss the boat with Morpheus (No Laurence Fishburne) and Mr Smith (No Hugo Weaving). They tried to explain their absence but it kind of left me a bit confused.
Been listening to a lot of music lately. Trying to mix things up so I just shuffle my I-Tunes library while going for walks. Since its about 60% my songs, 30% my daughters, and 10% random downloads, it has been an interesting mix. I am thinking about creating a Music Page, hitting shuffle each morning starting on January 1st 2022 and posting the song and artist. No cheating or re-dos. Whatever comes up will be listed.
Will try to write more soon, but if not, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year and will catch you in 2022
PS – Survivor has opened casting for Seasons 43 and 44. Will be working on my next audition video and hope to submit it in January. Still hoping that one of these times, somebody in casting will see my video and realize that I am the person they have been waiting to find and cast for the upcoming seasons.
PSS – The Amazing Race returns on January 3rd. Really looking forward to see how they handled the Covid-19 Pandemic as they raced around the world. Should be fun