I was tagged by @mrscocoachaos and @gaucheychick Thank you for thinking of me. You might regret it when you see 10 songs you’ve never even heard of, but I think they’re great! I’m in no way embarrassed either. I don’t care who knows it. I’m proud to listen to every one of them.
Instructions :You can tell a lot about a person by the music they listen to. Put your music on shuffle and list first 10 songs. No skipping!
1. Walk it Back - R.E.M. 2. My Religion (Revisited) - Troy Baker. 3. I Got a Name - Jim Croce. 4. Heroe - Il Divo. 5. Halfway to Heaven - Harry Chapin. 6. Wall of Death (Richard Thompson Cover) - R.E.M. 7. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police 8. Strange Condition - Pete Yorn. 9. Karma Police - Radiohead. 10. Lola - The Kinks.
I tag: @Anyone who’s proud to list what they like.
You are planning a trip, 7 months away, with your sister to the
Cayman Islands. The two of you talk on the phone at least once a week,
discuss the snorkeling you plan to do, and talk about the restaurants
that are close to the place you are staying. You look forward to the
trip for a long time.
Anticipation vs. reality — Contrast that with the
actual experience of the trip and you may find that the anticipation was
better than the trip. In fact, Terence Mitchell (1997) conducted
research on just this situation. He studied people who were taking
either a trip to Europe, a short trip over the USA Thanksgiving holiday
weekend, or a 3-week bicycle tour of California.
Empress Zita (1892-1989), Crown Prince Otto (1912-2011), and Emperor Charles (1887-1922), pictured at Emperor Franz Joseph’s funeral. An earlier photo of Otto and Charles is used as this blog’s avatar.
November 21 1916, Vienna–The Emperor Franz Joseph had acceded to the throne of Austria at the age of 18 during the last period of great upheaval in Europe–the revolutions of 1848. He had brought the Empire largely intact through the events of 1848 and 1849, wars with Italy and Prussia, and the Augsleich which created the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
After nearly 68 years on the throne, he commanded a great personal loyalty among most of his subjects, and still largely had absolute authority in all matters, especially in Austria. On the evening of November 21, he died after a brief bout of pneumonia at the age of 86. His death was a blow to Austro-Hungarian morale after a year of disasters. It hit the troops on the Isonzo especially hard; this was Franz Joseph’s fourth war against Italy (and its predecessor, the Kingdom of Sardinia). Even though Austria had lost territories in the previous wars, they had largely been successful against the Italians on the battlefield.
The new Emperor was Franz Joseph’s grandnephew, the Archduke Charles, who had become heir after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand that sparked the war. He thought of himself as a reformer, and wanted to solve many of the social and national issues that were untouchable while Franz Joseph was on the throne. Paramount, of course, was the war, which Austria-Hungary needed to survive intact if Charles was to keep his throne. Charles, perhaps influenced by his Italian wife, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, was in full agreement with Foreign Minister Burián’s plans for a negotiated peace, and within days had asked him to continue with all haste.