Crazy Week

Fall Sampler

I didn’t post much this week. I didn’t read much, even though I am enjoying the book I am reading—[amazon_link id=”0312558171″ target=”_blank” ]The Ballad of Tom Dooley[/amazon_link] by Sharon McCrumb. The prompts from some of the weekly memes I usually participate in didn’t appeal me much last week, and I didn’t write about today’s Musing Monday because I recently wrote on the topic already.

Another reason for the silence is that I commute to work on the bus, and Wednesday afternoon, a pedestrian was killed on my bus route. I didn’t see it happen, but I did see the police clean up afterward. It was horrible. I had some trouble concentrating on reading for a couple of days afterward, and I still keep thinking about his poor family. The driver who hit the pedestrian was not at fault, but we all make stupid mistakes, and it is a pity when we have to pay with our lives. He was just eighteen years old.

I spent the weekend making playlists in Spotify. If you have Spotify (and it’s now open for signups with no invitations necessary), then feel free to subscribe to them. They are all classical music. I decided to disconnect my Spotify account from Facebook because I don’t really want everyone knowing everything I’m listening to. Besides, isn’t it annoying to receive updates for each song someone listens to in your Facebook feed? Anyway, my Spotify profile is here, so feel free to connect to me (if you can figure out how to do that).

I am so glad fall is coming at last. The leaves are beginning to turn here in Georgia, so I imagine they are really pretty up north right now.

Update: I put the Fall Classical list on Ping, too. You have to buy the music on iTunes, but if that’s your preference over Spotify, then you can check it out there, too.

photo credit: *Micky

4 thoughts on “Crazy Week

  1. Oh my God! That's awful about the pedestrian, that must have been really upsetting. The poor guy's family, and the poor guy who was driving. I can't imagine how I would ever get over it if I killed someone with my vehicle.

    1. It was pretty awful, Jenny. I feel so bad for his family and friends—and the driver. He had just put his girlfriend on the bus, and I imagine she saw it happen. He stepped out in front of the bus, and a car was traveling in the left lane. Neither one of them could have seen the other around the bus. Signs all over the buses warn people not to try to cross the street in front of a bus, but sometimes we just don't think.

  2. How awful about the pedestrian being killed. I could imagine that would throw off your week. Who would think it could happen?

    And I've pretty much stopped using Facebook because so many people have too many updates that I just don't want to know about. I think Facebook is losing it really.

    1. It might sound strange to say this, but I almost felt bad about how much it affected me because I didn't know him, and I didn't feel like I had any right to be upset when so many other folks who knew him had more reason to be upset than I did… and I didn't actually see it happen, nor did I see him. I saw enough, though. That road is dangerous in that it's fairly busy and has high pedestrian/driver traffic, but the speed limit is also fairly high at 45, and people always go faster than that. The driver really wasn't at fault, and I feel bad for her (I found out the driver was an older woman from a police officer who was telling me about it at work).

      I guess I use Facebook mainly for my family, but I sure don't want every single song I listen to on Spotify to publish to my Facebook feed. That's annoying. I check in about once a day and just look at what my family's up to (and a few friends), but I don't use it nearly as much as Twitter, and I don't even use that as much as I used to.

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