Witty shows, like witty men, can be very sexy.
Of late I’ve been catching more than my fair share of drama/movies which have been inspiring and enriching. Like ‘Syrup’ – felt the need to share it with my bestie almost immediately (literally sat her down to watch the show within the week). She loved it. And for the rest of the night, we reminisced everything about indie + satire flicks and music.
While the bestie has been catching her dose of ‘Scandal’, I’ve been hooked on ‘The Newsroom’. It’s edgy. It’s witty. It’s intelligent. It’s entertaining. It connects with me because I was so close to pursuing a career in journalism and a close second to signing on a course in FSV if plan A didn’t work out. Obviously the course of events that happened eventually resulted in a spontaneous plan C which I know very well is not something I’d happily sit on the couch and pursue episodes after episodes of but it has worked out well in the grand scheme on things, in His time. Amen to that.
iBanking has changed in the form of adding new payee which involves needing both your mobile phone & token (I thought that’s why they made us choose our preferred mode in the first place) and it is making me very irritated forcing me to have to charge up my phone in the middle of the night just to punch in 6 digits into the token just so I can add and transfer funds to someone. I wished they highlighted their changes in RED (i.e.: MOBILE PHONE) instead of letting change blend in like a wallpaper which made me freak out a little when I wondered why I wasn’t seeing the usual 6 digits in red appear on the screen and kept refreshing out of impatience.
I’ve been plagued by thoughts of Liam’s next phase of development in the past week. He’s quickly and surely turning 18 months old which makes him eligible for pre-school should I selfishly decide to return back to working full-time. Yet a week of afternoon teas and dinners with fellow moms from play nest left me thinking about every other option discussed except for the original one. A refreshing take from a relative’s perspective on how she rejected an offer from a ‘branded’ primary school twice out of practical reasons during a family gathering over the weekend (which worked out well for everyone’s best interests in the end) also left me concluding that most of these worries were unfounded. I attribute these sentiments to the age of information overload and the competitive culture of our local education system. There’s so much talk in books and on sites about maximizing the “golden years” of our children yet few acknowledge spending their dollars & efforts prematurely from ’em overpriced enrichment classes attended previously. I’ve witness many nieces, nephews & kids of friends to be sensitively aware of the various outcomes that enrichment-filled lives can lead to. It scares me to have to be mentally ready for what’s to come with the gifted/enrichments/smarties/genius route – do I have the right answers to fuel my children’s curiousity and creativity instead of suppressing it? Yet on the flip-side, are opportunities to nurture missed if we don’t strike the golden years or better cherished when they’re older?
It probably sounds like I’m over thinking this way more than I should – although these thoughts were actually sparked from recent happenings within the family.
The silent night is probably doing this to my brain. I should really get some sleep now.