In Her Shoes

Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.


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Important Message to All Concertgoers

I clearly don’t blog enough, because I need to get something off my chest that happened almost 2 weeks ago at the Ed Sheeran concert in Milwaukee.

BTW, who knew it would be filled with all teenage girls? I’m sorry, but there is a HUGE difference between Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran. Back to my story…

Remember when we used to go to concerts to enjoy the artist? And watch them perform live? I do. But clearly the young, current teenage generation DOES NOT. And they will not remember Ed Sheeran performing live. Because they watched the entire concert through their cell phones.

Proof: Cell phone mania

And this incredibly tall young lady was obscuring my view the ENTIRE night.

Young chicks. So much to learn.

That is until I went up to her and said, “I’m sorry to be rude…but you’ve LITERALLY been recording this entire concert and people can’t see behind you.” Then walked away.

Slightly biotchy on my part? Maybe. But the girl didn’t raise her phone one more time the rest of the concert. So the point of my rant: PLEASE for the love of God, be respectful of people around you at concerts. I understand you want pictures to remember the moment. But 5 is plenty. 100 is overboard. And 18 videos are insane. Enjoy the concert, people.

I wish more bands would implement the “no cell phone rule” like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Sorry for the rant, I just needed to get that out there.

Today’s “beat” is more of a documentary of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros who I’m dying to see in concert. Enjoy because it’s simply wonderful.

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My Life As A Turkey

My boyfriend loves the outdoors–hunting, fishing, wild animals, the forest…anything. Last night he turned on the “My Life As A Turkey” documentary on PBS. Normally when he changes the channel to these types of shows, I tune it out. But last night, this show caught my ear.

Joe Hutto from My Live As A Turkey

Joe Hutto, a wildlife artist and naturalist, raised a group of turkeys from the day they are born to adulthood. He spent every day with them, living as their turkey mother.

See, I wouldn’t normally pay attention to a show like this, but there is a part in the documentary (34:15) where Joe talks about how the turkeys teach him to live in the moment.

“We do not have a privileged access to reality. So many of us live either in the past or the future and betray the moment. And in some sense we forget to live our lives, and the wild turkeys were always reminding me to live my life. I think as humans we have this peculiar predisposition to always be thinking ahead and living a little bit in the future, anticipating the next minute, the next hour, the next day, and wild turkeys don’t do that. They are convinced everything they need, all their needs, can be met only in the present moment and in this space, and the world is not better a half a mile though the woods. It’s not better half an hour from now, and it’s not better tomorrow –- that this is as good as it gets. So, they constantly reminded me to do better, to not live in this abstraction of the future, which by definition will never exist. So, we sort of betray our lives in the moment, and the wild turkeys reminded me to be present, to be here.”

Just a little something to think about.