Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tyrion, oh my

I think Peter Dinklage is a very attractive man.     

The hard copy of this edition of Rolling Stone is sitting on my desk right now, looking at me.

Yes, he is a little person – which I believe/hope is the politically correct term. 

At first I wondered if this made me weird or something, but after discussing HBO’s Game of Thrones ad naseum in the office, I realized I am not alone.

Most women in fact find him very handsome.

He is happily married to a normal-sized woman, and they have a daughter.

(If I said I wasn’t jealous, I’d be lying.)

In pondering this ever-so-important topic, I thought of something I'd heard at least 10 if not 20 years ago.  IIRC, An Asian actress was discussing race in Hollywood, and she said "I am just waiting for there to be a male Asian sex symbol."  I believe it predated Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's release -- which probably made whichever actress very happy.

So, having a little person viewed as a sex symbol by many Americans - does this mean something good about people having open minds?  

That would be a good thing.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sleep FTW

You know how some people fall asleep as soon as their heads hit the pillow?  I’ve never been one of those people.

It takes me a long time to fall asleep.  Often I read myself to sleep, occasionally falling asleep with the light on and a book in my hand.

But about a month ago, I had a light bulb moment.

I love my Kindle fire.  And it plays music.

I searched on Amazon, and found a few meditation tracks that I can play on my kindle and fall asleep to.  It’s incredibly helpful!

After buying a couple of “help falling asleep” individual tracks, I bought a full album.

If you have a full album of material, you can just hit play and nod off.  The Kindle enters sleep mode after a few minutes, so it’s not using a ton of electricity.  And when the album is done, it stops playing.

I also bought a “white noise” album – the kind of thing you’d hear at a spa.  My cats aren’t fond of the rain tracks, but it works well too.

Audio books could probably also be used in this way, though I think I’d get caught up in the story and not fall asleep.

One more win for the Kindle team!