Friday, September 23, 2011

Time For A News Vacation?

I was chatting with a friend who mentioned the contrast between the peaceful state of her home with the windows all open and the noisy, messy outside world. It made me wonder if it was time for a news fast. Much of the news is depressing and it is hard to feel stable and at peace. Sometimes, I do believe you have to take a break. so here are some non-news items for your consideration:

Puppies! A pile of puppies in a corner at Wayside Waifs await new homes. Mastiff crosses--they will be big.

Funny stuff--America's Funniest Videos--some guy in the Netherlands has put together over 100 hours of pratfalls.

George Carlin, on losing stuff.

Music also, is good for getting grounded again...people's tastes are so varied, I don't know exactly what to post. How about the latest from contemporary Christian artist Steven Curtis Chapman? Catchy tune, and lyrics that are timely reminders for Christ followers...

The weather is supposed to be really nice this weekend--get out and enjoy the sun! You will improve your mood and make oodles of healthy Vitamin D.

It will all still be there whenever you decide to come back...


Bob G. said...

Ahh...this is like a breath of fresh air these days.
Can't go wrong with Carlin...ROFL!

I know I could sure use a break from all the confusion and angst out there.
Glad you provided one for me today.

Good post.

Stay safe out there.

The Observer said...

Bob G:
I could not resist posting some funny stuff.

All the trouble will still be there; we can come to it tired, or refreshed by some timely time off.

I hope you are having a good weekend.

The Observer

Anonymous said...

love the puppies

David said...

There is nothing like getting a real news vacation than traveling to the out-laws in western Kansas for a long weekend. Wireless service, nope. High speed internet (or even reliable dial-up), nope. Mother-outlaw that controls the only TV with an iron fist on HGTV. Complete loss of anything current around that KXXX doesn't broadcast. It's the area I grew up in so I can appreciate it now that I'm semi-through the rat race. A dazzling sky at night. Silence of the highest order. Pure air. No fear of crime. Shooting prarie dogs and skunks with rifles and pistols to keep the skills up. Yanking the head off the Volvo tractor engine in order to clean up the valves. Simple life, simple work. It's a vacation from information overload.