Saturday, May 14, 2011

Otterocity! - Bring a Joyful Spirit to Your Life!


T.A. Northburg believes big lessons come in small packages. Nearly a year ago he was inpired to write a story about self discovery dring the economic down-turn and one man's journy to San Juan Island where he meets and Otter, he names Lizzie, and learns the lesson of bringing a joyfyl spirit to his life. This idea evolved into the book and theme called, Otterocity!

What exactly is Otterocity?

OTTEROCITY (Otter + ocity)

Otter: A small aquatic creatures that, despite their harsh living conditions or being hunted by predators, works hard and enjoys life to the fullest. They are big-hearted and energetic little animals that bring joy and happiness to their lives.

Ocity: Quality of.

Therefore, Otterocity is showing or possessing the qualities of Otters, to bring a joyful spirit to your life.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

You Know You're Getting Old When

You know you are getting old when . . .

I was driving in the car the other day with my twelve-year-old daughter. We were flipping back and forth between the channels. She likes her hip-hoppy music and of course I like almost anything. However, my favorite channel is 93.3 KTCL out of Denver.  They used to be a local channel that played Alternative / Progressive music and I have listened to the channel since the 1980's. They moved to Denver but kept their same format.

I grew up listening to Nirvana, U2, Depece Mode, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, and The Beasite Boys on this station.

Today, they play these groups but they also have current artists like The Fray, Young The Giant, Cage The Elephant, One Republic, and the Flowbots.  Yes, they do play some songs from the 80's, 90's and 00's but they play current hits as well.

So, we were driving ad I turned to this station.  Not a minute later my daughter commented;

"Why do you like this 'Oldies' station?"

Oldies station? I thought to myself.  Flobots?  Oldies?

I looked at her and smiled. I reached over and turned it back to her Hip-Hop / Top 40 Teeniebopper station and proceeded to listen to some female artists singing about "If you like it you shoulda put a ring on it!"

I think I'll stay with my "Oldies" station and listen to The Foo Fighters!