Category Archive: Pop Culture

Feb 08 2016

Because you’ve always wanted to hear Adele’s “Hello” covered in Swedish

I am crawling out from under the work rock that’s had me covered up since returning from my Christmas & New Year’s holidays in the US to share a remarkably good cover of Adele’s monster ballad “Hello” IN SWEDISH … a language that certainly is not beautiful when I speak it. But it’s truly gorgeous here. Enjoy.

Dec 19 2015

I’m not alone in my Star Wars shunning!

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A good friend of mine who is married to a self-confessed Star Wars nerd (who is also a good friend of mine) recently confessed to having never seen any of the Star Wars movies. The subject came up when she asked me if Dr. Darling or I were interested in seeing the new film with her husband, …

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Dec 13 2015

In case you ever doubted the charm of a British accent

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I’ve always been a sucker for a British accent (and yes, I know there are at least a dozen variations of them).  But this fun segment with some members of the case of Downtown Abbey perfectly demonstrates why. Stephen Colbert asks Hugh Bonneville (the Earl of Grantham), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) and Allen Leech (Tom …

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Nov 23 2015

Kate Winslet with an Aussie accent is all kinds of win

It’s no secret to readers of this blog that I am a long-time fan of Kate Winslet. She’s s been on my radar ever since her debut in Peter Jackson’s 1994 masterpiece “Heavenly Creatures.” What might not be quite as obvious is my love of Australian films. I thought it started with 1989’s Dead Calm …

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Nov 13 2015

London-bound because we’re really old

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Dr. Darling and I are headed to the city where we met in-person for the first time around this time of year back in 2000. It’s an anniversary that we tend to space, but this time we actually have tickets to see Dawn French‘s one-woman show “30 Million Minutes” … which is kind of special since …

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Oct 13 2015

Somebody’s taking customer service seriously

I realize that I’m still in the “honeymoon phase” with my new employer, but if today’s experience with the IT HelpDesk is any indication, I’m pretty confident that I can look forward to a VERY happy marriage. First off, I thought it was a fairly good sign that I was nearly 9 days into the new job …

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Oct 07 2015

Coming up for some air & a cappella

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I’m mid-way through my  first full week at my new job, which is has been awesomely exciting and awesomely exhausting at the same time. My brain is about 10 years older than the last time I had to learn so much new stuff all at once … and I don’t have a lot of energy …

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