Monday, September 26, 2016

Monthly Mash-up for September, 2016 Me: DVD Commentaries and Mom:Living in a Post 9/11 World

Me  - My topic for this month is commentaries on DVDs and Blu Rays. When I was little, I didn't used to like commentaries because I thought they were boring. I never used to listen to them.  Now, I love them, and I think they are so interesting. It so cool to be able to listen to them and learn a bunch of things about what I watched and how it was to film it. Commentaries are one of the most interesting things about watching a DVD now. I get disappointed when a disc doesn't have a commentary, and  I don't get to learn more about the episode or movie I just watched. Commentaries are so much fun to listen to. I really enjoy them.

Mom - My topic for this month is the post 9/11 world. I don't want to live in a post 9/11 world anymore. I mean don't get me wrong if the alternative is death, I don't want that either. I am not one of those people who is so nostalgic for the days when I grew up that I remember them as perfect, carefree and innocent either. Bad things happened back then to. I remember being a kid and seeing pictures of missing child, Eitan Patz on buses. However, it wasn't like it is now where it can literally be scary to go anywhere in public because you just don't know what is going to happen. My daughter and I were in New York, the day of the most recent bombing. We were nowhere near the location of the bomb at the time of the blast and thankfully nobody died in that blast, but it is still scary. I mean terrorist bombings used to be things that happened far away in the Mideast not in places like Paris and Brussels and certainly not in America. When I went to Israel twice in my teens there was always a really sense of having to be alert at all times because you never knew what was going to happen there. I liked that it wasn't like that here. I don't like that it is now. So am I going to hide away in my house or at least stop going to places that are likely to be high target areas like New York City? No, of course, not because we let the terrorists win if  let fear control our lives. We have to keep going where we want to go and doing what we want to do and living the lives we want to live and keep the fear in the back of our minds at least that is how I want to live my my life.

And that's our view. What's on your mind?

Tune in tomorrow for another Tips for Tuesday.

22 comments:

  1. It had always been on my bucket list to visit New York but now...no thanks, I have to admit that I couldn't and the reason is that I am too scared to travel to the States.

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    1. The problem is these days no matter where you go, you don't know what's going to happen. Thank you for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  2. (Monthly Mash-up for September, 2016 Me: DVD Commentaries and Mom:Living in a Post 9/11 World) Our world today is becoming such a scary place to live in now days. You have to be on guard at all times and aware of your surroundings at all times it seems-

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    1. I totally agree, and I hate it! Thank you for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  3. I remember when we got our first VCE and when we got cable tv. Boy have times changed.

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    1. I remember those times too. Sometimes, I think the world is spinning too fast and everything changes too much too quickly. It's hard to keep up with it all. Thank you for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  4. I remember going to New York on a school field trip as a child, and the first thing we saw was the Twin Towers. All the kids were in awe over the sight. It's very sad the way the world has become.

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    1. My grandfather briefly worked in the Twin Towers on the 80th floor. That was shortly before he retired. I never really thought about that before. Thankfully, that was long before 9/11. My grandfather was long gone by the time 9/11 happened so he never had to face the world we live in now. Thank you for your comment and for visiting Says Me Says Mom

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  5. I am very vigilant when I go out. Kids getting kidnapped or killed and school shootings.

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    1. Sad that our world has come to this, isn't it? Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  6. Hmmm... I haven't been to New York City since February 2001... It's obviously changed a lot since then. I hope to go back again one day to enjoy the sights and go to the theatre. I don't want to live in fear either. Beautiful post. Thank you. :)

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    1. If you have the chance you definitely should. There's no place like New York City.

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  8. I went to New York the weekend before Sept 11. It was quite the different world than I can imagine it is today. I would love to go back just because it would show the life that is the US.

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    1. My husband and I were actually there that weekend too and that was before I had a blog and went to New York as much as I do now. I often think about how different the world is now, and I totally would like to go back to the way it was before. I wish my daughters could see what a pre 9/11 world was like. It's not that everything was perfect and nothing bad ever happened then. It was just so different though, you know? It wasn't like you literally felt that bad things could happen at any moment anywhere and you always had to be on alert like now. Anyway, thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and for your comment.

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  9. I am 65 and live in Edmonton, Canada where it may not be quite as bad, and I also hate the modern dangers, mom's comment "it wasn't like it is now where it can literally be scary to go anywhere in public because you just don't know what is going to happen" sums up our modern world

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  10. Ive never been to New York, my inlaws went once and they were in awe of all the skyscrapers!

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  11. I thank you for the post, in remembrance of a time when things were not yet so complicated. I remember old times, and they were good for the times then.

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