Things I learned the last week or so- 1/18-1/25/13

1. The movie “Premium Rush” is pretty good.  It is kind of confusing at parts, but it all comes together in the end.  It’s worth a rental at the Redbox.

2. What “Gangnam Style” means, and that the music video is the most viewed on YouTube.  Over one billion hits!!  In case you are wondering, gangham style refers to the lifestyle associated with the Gangnam District in Seoul.  This area is supposed to like the Beverly Hills of Seoul.

3. The New Year’s sermon series started off this weekend with a bang!  There were cars and motorcycles in the lobby, Elvis and Minnie Pearl impersonators, a photo booth, and a cupcake truck from Julia’s Bakery in the courtyard.  There was also a really fun version of “This Little Light of Mine” with all kinds of interesting instruments.  Check it out:

4. It will be the Baltimore Ravens vs. the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.  I will be rooting for the 49ers.  I am still in second place behind Stuart’s brother in the Pro Pick’Em League.  It’s all going to come down to the Super Bowl!

5. Our cable and internet were turned off on Monday night and not turned back on until Wednesday night.  I almost lost my mind!  There are so many things that I do online that I don’t think about.  Also, being home with Sammy I have gotten rather addicted to daytime tv.

6. While the cable was off, I started watching the “Downtown Abbey” Season 1 DVDs Miriam got me for Christmas.  I am officially addicted!!!!  Seriously, if you have not seen this show, you need to check it out. It is fascinating.

7. Sammy had his two month doctor’s appointment on Thursday.  He is now 22 inches long and 9 lbs 7 0z.  He has gained 2 lbs since his last visit!  The doctor was pleased.  He is in the 19th percentile for weight and the 51st percentile for height.  He also got his first set of shots, which was rather traumatizing for both of us.

8. I am so mad that Kristen is off of “Top Chef.”  Josie deserved to go, she is the one who screwed up.  Kristen had a shot to win the whole thing.  I am now rooting for Brooke, Lizzie, and Sheldon.

9. Pollution levels in China have reached a level that is 40 times more than the limit recommended by the World Health Organization.  Ironically, it is a myth that the Great Wall of China can be seen from space, but you can see China’s air pollution.

Giant Smog Cloud from Space

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