Who Says Flying Can’t Be More Enjoyable

This flight attendant is terrific here. 


She delivers the typical hum-drum public service announcements in a whole new way–now (maybe) you’ll actually pay attention.


Smart cookie and fun sense of humor. 


Happy Friday and enjoy!


(Thank you to Itzchak Ochayon for sharing this with me)

Improving The Lot and Lives Of Women

I saw this women dancing openly on top of this boat moored to the docks in Florida. 


I don’t know why she was doing this (simply entertainment?) and whether this was completely out of her free choice (or at all coerced), especially while these 2 guys on board apparently leered and even recorded her.


But it made me think that we definitely need to better respect and improve the lot and lives of women in society. 


Yes, beauty is something to be appreciated, but there is also something to be said for modesty and showing proper respect.


Further, while people can be physically attractive, they are not just objects, but rather complex, thoughtful, and productive wonderful human beings.


Each person is a whole world and they bring that to the table of life.


There is much to admire, but women (and men) need to provided every opportunity to break through the glass ceiling and not just dance on it. 😉


(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Towel Music Washington DC

It’s a hot day in Washington, DC.


But outside the White House, the music is piping. 


Even if our politics is murky at times, our songful expression is always loud and clear. 


The towel over the head keeps the perspiration from overflowing and the music fluid to the masses. 


We are a sophisticated country–full of culture, diversity, and heartfelt soul. 


(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)

Oculus Rift Has My Attention

Oculus Rift

This picture is an older version of Oculus Rift–larger, heavier, more clunky than the streamlined version coming out this April for $599.


Zuckerberg’s Facebook announced the purchase of Oculus virtual reality (VR) in March 2014.


I can’t think of another piece of consumer technology that I want to try out more than this. 


Initially for immersive 3-D experiences in all sorts of entertainment, including gaming, movies, television, and more. 


But soon to follow are use cases for virtual meetings, classrooms, doctor’s appointments, and anything requiring our interaction and communication. 


Hush-hush is the more intimate use for things like virtual sex. 


Also, there are opportunities for augmented reality where physical reality is supplemented with computer sensory input making your real-experience that much richer and informed.


With the Oculus Rift, I imagine myself immersed on a safari in Africa, flying into the reaches of space, relaxing at the most beautiful beaches, praying at the Western Wall, fighting my way through first person shooter and action adventures, and reliving biblical and other major historical events.


I don’t see VR for myself as an escape from reality, so much as being able to experience many more of life’s realities and possibilities out there. 


My only fear is that as VR gets better and better, it becomes easier and easier to fall away from our challenges in the real world, and just live inside a mask with a controlled environment where our virtual choices and experiences seem all too convenient and real. 😉 


(Source Photo: here with attribution to Weston High School Library)

The Chalkboard Car

Chalkboard Car
This is a photo of a chalkboard car. 



And on the hood is written “Happy Memorial Day!”



On the side was a design in chalk and on the back even a peace sign. 



Wouldn’t it be sort of funny if everyone had a car with handwritten messages on it (as long as they were kept clean and non-aggressive). 



A little entertainment, humor, how ya feeling today, and more. 



It’s also nice when we don’t take ourselves so seriously and can just have some kosher fun in life. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Morning Entertainment DC

Banjo
So this morning there was an interesting banjo player in downtown DC.



He was playing and this little dog in the shopping cart behind him was jumping around dancing. 



Sometimes I wonder as I get older:



– Will I remember all these scenes from my day-to-day life?



– Will they seem real or more like a surreal fantasy?



– Will I feel that I stopped “to smell the roses” or simply hurried on by doing all my things?



In each person a soul–but do we see the spirit or just the bodily facade–somebody homeless trying to get by, a simple distraction, street entertainment, fleeting fears of mental illness or other dangers, just an annoyance maybe, or a handout for someone in need. 



Ever wonder who are you and why are you deserving (or not) to have the fancy suit, tie, shoes, and bag, nice haricut, and are going to a cushy job and fat paycheck, while someone else is standing on the corner playing the banjo?  😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 

Super What

Super What
First, I thought this was an advertisement for a DJ (there is a DJ Arturo).



But then I looked this up on the Net. 



On Twitter: “Christian man living in DC and shining a bright light on a dark world. The mask protects me and the ones I love from retribution.”



So not sure what this really is:



– Vigilante (“None Violence”) Crime Fighter



– Superhero wannabe



– Whistleblower



– Hot Air Blower



– Nut job



Anyway, hope you are lawful and one of the good guys! 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

High-Tech Dance Shoes

These shoes are called Kangoo Jumps.



They provide the high-tech bounce for dancing, running, or other exercise.



This video is from their 2014 International Festival in Florida that I had the opportunity to watch.



Amazing what the participants were able to do and the fun they had.



I’d like a pair and to be able to kick up my heels like that too. 😉



(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)