I missed KL the first time around. The '70s occurred before I reached double-digits in age, but I do remember bits and pieces vaguely. (That's probably how most adults remember it...)
While watching, I commented to JRM how crazy it is that the late-2000s so closely mirror the late-1970s. Check it out:
- Gas was at an all-time high, and Carter was encouraging everyone to carpool.
- Inflation was out of control and a lot of people were out of work.
- Consumers were trading big cars for the smaller, compact cars coming out of Japan. (Toyota, Honda)
- There was a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969... (which led to the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970) Read about it here.
- Tylenol recalled all their capsules after some maniac put cyanide in eight bottles (That has also become a PR case study of how NOT to respond to a crisis. Seems the BP CEO took note.)
An (inadvertant) recurring theme in my blog has become the cyclical nature of social events. I'm not sure how it started, but I'll go with it. If you notice anything, please leave a comment/shoot me a msg (at any time)!
I'm an observer at heart, but it takes me a while to formulate conclusions that satisfy me. So I don't know what all these repeating events mean. But I'd love to hear what you guys think.
I read somewhere that America's undergoing a series of mini-terrorist attacks. I'm not a conspiracy theorist, however, (sometimes) their wild theories are fun to consider. Kind of like reading a suspense novel... what's that bumper sticker? "You're not paranoid if they're really after you"?
In book news, I finished I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You, by Ally Carter.
I liked it! It took me a while to get into it, but only because Carter tends to write like I did pre-journalism school--she uses a lot of words at times when she doesn't really need to.
But the story's lots of fun, and I really liked the parent dynamic she set up leading into the next book. Have to admit, I had major plot-envy the whole time I was reading.
When we were elementary age, Dara and I played secret-agents nonstop after church on Sundays--she was 99, I was 86. Seriously! We'd climb on the walls in the parking lot, and once we lost our SS activities when the car we'd put them on drove off with them.
LTM to JRM: Why didn't I think of writing a teenage spy academy story???
It's a super book, though. I very much recommend it. It's very clean, Moms, and it's part of a series, so bonus!
Starting Robin Palmer's Cindy Ella next. I love her books, and it's her debut novel. So more on that soon.
In the meantime, prayers for the fish and the families. No oil's made landfall in south Baldwin yet...