6/11/18 – Phone Call Duration Study

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

Phone Call Duration Study

In an effort to keep everyone up to date on the latest scientific studies, I found this information which you may find useful.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple (Honra Tu Templo)

You can tell a lot about a person by watching how they drink wine.  Some people just raise the glass and drink it down.  But to truly appreciate wine, you need to look at the wine in your glass closely, swirl it around and then sniff its fragrance.

Below is a gentleman who is properly drinking wine.

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

(La Fundación para Ser Extraordinario)

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

(Llevarse Bien con Otros)

I think we would all be better off, the more we all followed this advice.

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

(El Crecimiento te Mantiene Extraordinario)

This one is for all you young techies, who think old folks don’t know anything about technology.

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

(Las Probabilidades y Los Fines de Ser Extraordinarios)

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

Although I feel this book is written for the hardcore bike enthusiast, there is still a lot in this book for the average pleasure bike rider.

The Rules

By Velominati

  • Wickedly Funny – road riding guidelines
  • The Velominati embrace cycling as a way of life, as obsessed with style, heritage, authenticity, and wisdom as with performance. This is their bible.
  • Are you a rider or a poser? No matter – This book will be enjoyed by anyone with an ironic sense of humor
  • 95 Rules to help you be a better road biker
  • Hard Core Road Biking Rules to live by – see where you stand

 (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

The first time I watched this film, I turned it off after about five minutes.  I thought the quality of the acting didn’t even come close to matching that of my own short films.

The Room (2003)

On a flight, I ended up watching The Disaster Artist and had forgotten all about The Room.  To my surprise, towards the end of The Disaster Artist, I learned at it was about the making of The Room.  I think The Disaster Artist was a great film and I went back and watched The Room, which was interesting this time because I knew the back story.

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Critics Consensus: The Disaster Artist is a surprisingly poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process with unexpected delicacy. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

I saw Ocean’s 8 yesterday and thought it was very entertaining and well worth watching.

Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8 is a 2018 American heist comedy film spin-off from Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy and features Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. The plot follows a group of women, led by Debbie Ocean, who plan on robbing the Met Gala. (Source: Wikipedia)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

If you are young, you may not get all the references in this marvelous song, but you will probably still like it.  As for me, I think it is a great song.

Where Do You Go To My Lovely (1969)

By Peter Sarstedt

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Shania vs. Robert Palmer

Robert Palmer  53.85%  (7 votes) 
Shania  23.08%  (3 votes) 
I can’t decide  23.07%  (3 votes) 
I didn’t like either  0%  (0 votes)
 Total Votes: 13

 THIS WEEK’S POLL – Cosmetic Procedures

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

Art comes in so many forms, such as ponds with waterfalls.  Here is one such work of art made by my brother-in-laws Ron and Tim

Pond with Waterfall

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

Buddy Holly

Charles Hardin Holley, (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll. (Source: Wikipedia)

But rather than use a lot to words to describe Buddy Holly, just glance at a couple of video recordings of him and his band.

Oh Boy

Buddy Holly & The Crickets

That’ll Be The Day

Buddy Holly & His Crickets

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

Thank you  Darlene, Rene, Samantha & Tania, for commenting on last week’s post. 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

And my thanks to DM, Laura Beth, Patsy & The Type-writer, who started following my blog and to Margaret, who liked my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

And thank you Ballistic Kettlebell Fitness, Carmen, Carolyn, Cindi, Cynthia, Dale, Debra, Denise, Flavia, Gabrielle, Heather,  Helli, Kathleen, Kristie, Lenore, Lois, Olesya, Samantha, Sandy, Sheryll, Tammy & Victoria for sharing my FB post.

BOOK (LIBRO)

Warning:  This book will not change your life, only you can do that.

My Final Cover

7 thoughts on “6/11/18 – Phone Call Duration Study

  1. Thanks Bill for yet another post. I like the post about Moses. Don’t remember the song by Perer Sarstedt. Buddy Holly was the best. Not too many good movies out anymore. I think I will go see Ocean’s 8.

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  2. Haha, that joke of the week reminds me of a short story I once wrote about two serial killers – one a hitch-hiker, one a man who picks up hitch-hikers.
    Enjoyable post, as always. I must go and see Ocean’s 8, then. I was pondering whether or not to do that, but you convinced me 🙂

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