What I've been Listening to…….and doing

Bobby over at www.myworshiprevolution.com (notice how I’m definitely not cool enough to know how to like, embed the url address within a title…I have to just type it out there), asked all the bloggers to play a little game where you take a screenshot of you’re top 25 most played itunes songs. So, it sounded like fun, so here goes:

itunessmall-1.jpg picture by rypdal95

So, the only thing that stands out more than the consistency of U2 songs in this picture is the fact that it is just that……. a picture. I have no idea how to take a screenshot, so I took out my camera and took a picture of the screen. Yep. See, I’m not bothered by little things like, ‘How do I do that’ or ‘What’s the best way to do this’. Nope. I want a screenshot. I pull out my camera and make it happen.

So, those are my top 25 most played songs on itunes. The only name not widely recognized is probably Jeff Victor. He’s a composer of Irish ambient pieces. I’ve never heard anyone like him. It’s exciting to see Moby, Jeff Buckley, and Allison Kraus make the list. Makes it look like I actually listen to something besides U2. And no, I didn’t doctor the list……. too much.

See, some might say I listen to U2 a little too often. And I usually deny it. But then I found these pictures. These both confirm that the U2 man-crushes have gone a bit too far, and that I should probably step out of the computer stone age. Remember in elementary school, after you were done with your typing exercises, the teacher maybe….. just maybe….. might let you play…….

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OTBonosmall.jpg

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Oh, yes. Oregon Trail. Nothing, and I mean nothing beats the original. Except for the fact that both the guitarist and singer from U2 were in my wagon train. Hey, come on! I just wanted to play the game and it won’t let you play unless you type in like, 5 names of people to go with you on your wagon train. So I just typed in the first people that came to my mind. Hmmm….. that might be worse.

And yes, they are camera pictures of my computer monitor again.

The other awesome thing is notice in the third picture the thief that is stealing boxes of oxen. 

And lastly, in the last picture, that’s how trading is on this game. I needed a wagon wheel, because mine broke and I was unable to repair it. But you can’t request things to trade for in this game! You just click ‘trade’. And then someone offers you one random thing per day. So I sat there for a year (on the game’s calendar) until someone finally offered me a wagon wheel. Ya, it was boring.

So, that’s the documentation on what I’ve been listening to, doing, and U2. Yep. U2 is so awesome, they allow you to be grammatically incorrect. It has been a pretty sucky last 2 months. I’ve been in a car accident and had two unrelated surgeries. So I’ve been stuck around the house for a good portion of those two months to heal, and as my wife will tell you, I’m not the best patient. I don’t do too well with not being able to just take off and go places and do things. So I’m stuck at my computer, healing and killing off members of U2 in my original Oregon Trail wagon train. 

Oh, and by the way, for all you tech guys out there, I actually had to download an Apple II simulator to play that Oregon Trail game. 

Splendid. Kind of. I need to get out of the house.
Karl.

0 thoughts on “What I've been Listening to…….and doing

  1. Haha! Love the pic. That’s awesome. Just FYI:Mac = command+shift+4 and drag crosshairs for desired section.PC = screen shot button, then paste. Paste in some graphic program that crops to edit further.

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