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Bullet Sunday 317

Posted on Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Dave!Don't worry about five awesome days of crazy keeping me down... because Bullet Sunday starts now...

   
• Grohl! After seeing former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighter front-man Dave Grohl interviewed on The Colbert Report, I was compelled to check out his new documentary film, Sound City...

Sound City Poster

It's brilliant. A total love letter to old-school music production by some big names in the business... including Paul McCartney, Trent Reznor, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Lars Ulrich, and more. If you love music, this is a documentary that's well worth checking out.

   
• Cruise! The media has been in a frenzy over the horrors that plagued Carnival's cruise ship Triumph. And the stories were pretty nasty. I mean, once you're pooping in a bag and standing in line for four hours to get a ketchup sandwich, you're pretty much having the worst vacation ever...

Carnival Triumph
Photo by Scott L./Wikimedia

Now, I've never been on a cruise where I had to poop in a plastic bag and eat ketchup sandwiches... the cruises I've been on have been perfectly lovely. So when I hear the public outcry from people vowing to NEVER EVER GO ON A CRUISE because of this misfortunate incident... well, it sounds like a pretty big overreaction. For every cruise disaster blown up by the media, there are thousands upon thousands of cruises that go off without a hitch. Including all six I've been on. And while it's not my most favorite way to vacation, I will absolutely go on more cruises in the future. The advantages of travel via cruising are just too numerous to ignore. But, of course, the media won't be covering that.

   
• Jelly! I'd much rather post my own stuff than repost things from others, but I just can't help myself this time around. This cartoon from Cyanide and Happiness is one of the funniest things I've ever seen...

Jellyfish Love

Seriously. I can't look at this without busting up.

   
• The Bay! I have no idea how many times I've been to San Francisco, but it's a lot. I love the city. But more than that, I love the fact that I've been to the city so many times that I don't have to play tourist. I can actually spend my time enjoying it without having to rush from attraction to attraction... I've pretty much done them all.

San Francisco by Air

About the only thing I have to do is buy fortune cookies from The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company. Five bags of those will keep me happy for a month or so.

   
• Water! As I had mentioned last Bullet Sunday, I have a real worry about the lack of snow this year bringing drought come Summer. After flying over the mountains the other day, I think my fears are justified...

Empty Mountains

It's the middle of February. Now take a look at a photo I took of the same area back in APRIL of 2011...

Snowy Mountains

By April of this year, I fear we'll have nothing left in the mountains. Hope we get plenty of rain.

   
And, on that somber note, I guess it's time to catch up on some sleep.

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Comments

  1. Sarah says:

    I love San Francisco. I think if I ever moved back to CA I’d move there. I just wish I could visit more than I do.

    I was just talking about the possibility of a drought to Vahid. It feels like it’s rained so little this winter compared to others and I wonder if it will be a really dry summer.

  2. Just added that film to my Netflix saved selections !

    I was just talking to Deb about going to San Fran for the AAJ conference in last July, but it’s right before BlogHer, which I thought sounded awesome (spend 3-4 days in San Fran, then fly directly to Chicago for BH), but she thought it’d be too much time away from the babies. Dammit.

  3. Carl says:

    Dave,

    While I agree the media overly hypes stories such as the cruise misfortune, cruises seem to me are the same as an all-inclusive hotel. Why pay for an Americanized oasis in a tropical locale when the locale itself beckons one to live and immerse one’s self into its culture.

    Cruise port visits offer a VERY limited look at a “destination.” Perhaps you can convince me in future posts the benefits of cruise ships, but until then I call it being stuck in a hotel room with a chance of drowning.

    I share your concerns about the drought. Here in the cornbelt, little relief is in sight.

    Luv your blog.

    Carl.

  4. martymankins says:

    I love San Francisco, but it’s always way too many years in between visits. Glad you had fun (now I must plan my next visit there).

    Sound City was brilliant. I wanted to see it at Sundance, but it was so hard to get a ticket without having to do the 2+ hr wait list. I ended up buying it and downloading it directly from their site.

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