BYU TV....Studio C, Audio Files, and The Song That Changed My Life!!! I adore all three of these shows and you can watch all of them on your computer if you do not get BYU tv on your tv. Studio C is a comedy...basically a clean version of Saturday Night Live. I laugh and laugh through this show. They do some very clever skits and I love that my kids can watch it with me.
The Song That Changed My Life is amazing. Each show features a different group like Sixpence None The Richer, Sara Watkins and Sondre Lerche just to name a few. During the show they tell you all about themselves and their career and in the process of telling they lead up to telling you about a song they heard at some point in their life that changed them, the way they viewed the world, and the way they perform. I have gained way too many new favorite groups from watching this show.
The show Audio Files is also on BYU tv and it is another way to discover some of the nations most favorite bands. Because of this show I am now a loyal follower of Mates of State and Jack and White. They even have a show about Imagine Dragons that they taped long before Imagine Dragons were who they are today. Trust me you will not regret going to your computer and watching yourself a few episodes of any of these shows :)
Another show my Amanda recently introduced me to is Master Chef Junior. It comes on television on the FOX channel on Friday night. We watch it on the computer whenever we want to after it airs on Friday night. It just started last week and I LOVE it. It is twelve 8-13 year old kids cooking to win the title of Master Chef Junior. Their dishes are judged by three master chef's. They have an hour to make whatever they want to go along with whatever the category or theme is. I was stunned by what these kids can cook. It appears that they have stunned the judges too. Usually Master Chef is for adults so this junior show is a whole new thing and I sense by the chef's comments as they sample these kids dishes that they are blown away and that their expectations were not very high going into this. I am wondering about these kids parents and when they started these kids cooking and how they know how to put ingredients together like they do. You should really check it out...no really I mean it :)
Another thing I am obsessing about is redwood trees. I have figured out a way to use them as part of a presentation I am in charge of in November and before I knew it I had ordered every book I could find in the Massachusetts library system on them and in my reading have gained a huge respect and love for these trees now. They are so old. They are so resilient. The are so immovable. They are fireproof because of the tannin in them. It is just amazing to me how much thought went into these trees and how they live. If you have not been to California and seen the redwoods or their cousins the Sequoias you really should try to go. There is nothing more awe inspiring than standing in a grove of redwoods realizing how small you are.
It is fascinating for me to sit here and think of all the different obsessions I have been through in my life. There was Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog phase....Say Yes To The Dress phase.....Kid History Phase.....Lord of The Rings phase.....the chicken phase.....This American Life phase....Out of Africa phase.....Hunger Games Phase...Harry Potter phase....folding socks phase...haaahaaa never really had one of those I just threw that in there to see if you were still reading :