Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Random questions and thoughts of the day


1. I was more affected from the shutdown of the Google Reader than I expected. In the past, I had my igoogle home page with my unread blog posts and a Google Reader app on my phone. The app died already and the igoogle home page will soon follow. It doesn't work for the blog posts already anyway. So, I need to come up with an alternative. 
What do you guys use? For the time being I’m checking ‘Feedly’. Since I didn't register to it before the downfall of Google Reader, I wasn't able to automatically link accounts. So, I had to manually enter urls to set it up. It’s not that difficult, only time consuming. Unfortunately, for some weird reasons, it doesn't like Erik. I’m not sure if he’s done something to them or not, but his website is not apparently a website... Go figure…     
 
Closed for business 


2. During last Saturday’s bbq, I had a discussion with my housemate concerning music and movies. She mentioned that there are no more famous songs that are also from a movie. For example Celine Dion’s Titanic song was a huge success in the charts (even if I never liked it). However, recently, like in the last 5 years, there is no successful original song that is linked to a successful movie. When she mentioned that, I had to prove her wrong (for the argument’s sake), but I couldn’t. Maybe, it was the overload of pork chops, the heat or the alcohol, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember a song from a recent movie... Can you?


Who doesn't know this song?

OK, these were my two questions of the day. I can now change the subject.

3.I’m counting down to a week till my summer holidays. I know I was in Greece for my brother's wedding just two weeks ago, but that doesn't mean that I’m not looking forward to it. I’m taking ‘JJ’ to almost 3 weeks of resting, enjoying the sun, the sea and everything else the islands we’ll be visiting can offer. Last time we were on big holidays, we went to South Africa. Our vacations there were truly amazing as you can read here, but they were a bit tiring as well. There were so many places to visit and things to do. JJ was driving so much. So, this time we’ll do the opposite, just rest.
We’ll be visiting first the island called Paros and then Mykonos. Both islands are quite popular with the latter being quite popular specially with the gay community. I've been to Paros for holidays many years ago and to Mykonos for only one afternoon while island hopping also more than a decade ago. It will be nice to see them both again.

That beauty was created with marble from Paros

6 comments:

  1. someday I hope to see Greece.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As you said. I could be your guide... :-p

      Delete
  2. With the strange death of Google reader, I'm now using DIGG and it seems to be working well. There's even an app for the iphone. It pulled through all of the feeds I read (yes, even this one) without a problem.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'll take a look at it. Feedly is in Android. Mayde DIGG is too

      Delete
  3. Enjoy your holiday with JJ sounds fabulous. With regards to movies + songs, would Dream Girls count? Not sure when that came out but Hudson's "Not Leaving Without You" comes to mind.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know 'Not Leaving Without You'. I'll google it. Dreamgirls is from '06 anyway, 7 years ago.

      Delete