Quote of the Day “Enjoying living was learning to get your money’s worth and knowing when you had it.” –Jake Barnes in “The Sun Also Rises”, Ernest Hemingway
I’ve been thinking about doing this for awhile, and the recent uptick in readership and participation has inspired me to go ahead and do it. I’m going to add a page to this site on “What We Like.” The categories I’m starting with are travel/destinations, restaurants, tech/gadgets, books, movies, music and websites. Not original, I realize, but if you are anything like me, when you go online to look for reviews you either get overwhelmed with information or can’t find a thing. And I always question the authenticity of the reviews.
In each category, TB will give recommendations and you will leave a comment if you have another recommendation, or if you agree or disagree with mine. I’ll move the comment into the body of the page and delete the comments to streamline things. We’ll have a subjective rating system that you can use if you choose to rate TB’s judgment as well as any other poster. I’m counting on TB’s regular readers to chip in because I know there is some good knowledge among you. Just look at travel–we’ve got Mississippi covered of course, but we also have residents of Houston, DC, Baltimore and Carolina that check in along with former residents of New Orleans and Tampa. And all of us have travelled. I want to know your favorite places and things to do. Another example–I got fed up with my Dell laptop last year and decided I wanted to try a Mac. I didn’t know anyone I could ask about it, so I finally went out on a limb and took a chance. Luckily, it worked out. You will see my Mac Laptop on the gadgets/tech list, and if you’re curious about them and want some non-wonk info on my experience, you’ll know who to ask. In music, I’ve already downloaded about ten songs ya’ll have reminded me of or introduced me to, so I know I can get reliable recommendations in that category as well. Since most of us know one another, maybe we’ll get some information or endorsements we’re more willing to rely upon than elsewhere. If the new page stays silent and ya’ll don’t think its nearly as good an idea as I do, I’ll quietly delete this post and the page and we will never speak of this again.
Finally, though the post is directed to regular readers, anyone who stumbles by here is encouraged to participate and hang around. There’s some funny and insightful stuff, occasionally in the posts and often in the comments.
Ya’ll let me know below yay or nay if you like the idea and are willing to participate.