So it is... a little over a month before I am leaving, and mostly at the moment I'm kind of like – I wish I was here or there, rather than being in this weird leading-up-to-the-end kind of tandem between the two. Which is pretty typical for me, I like change but hate transitions. There are a lot of things I still want to get done before I leave, but I guess I'm... looking forward to be there rather than panicking over packing.
So I'm following up my last post in asking about Things That You Like, with ... even more questions asking about things that you like! I have a giant external hard drive that needs filling, okay? - What artists/albums would you recommend to me?
I actually have… way too much music as it is, but whatever, recommend me more anyway! I wish I could give an example of what I like, but I… have zero consistency when it comes to music. I will say that I'm actually interested in compilations of classical music if anyone happens to have any recommendations for that. Otherwise, I mean... the most recent album I bought was the new Delta Rae one, and I'm super eager to get the soundtrack for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
. I like basically everything!- What are your favorite episodes of television?
I'm asking this specifically because what I'm thinking of is getting recommendations for episodes from TV shows I've already seen, but might like to have with me when I'm there. I've already been going through this with some shows like The Office
and picking out absolute favorites. This could also work if you have episodes from shows you like that I haven't seen, but which stand alone reasonably well enough that you think they're worth getting anyway. I can't really afford to buy entire series/seasons (only Parks and Rec
got this honor and I REGRET NOTHING), but if you have specific suggestions as to episodes I may check them out and then… see what I can do later on if I want to see more.- What were your favorite books as children?
While I'll be teaching high school English, it looks like at least some of my training will involve younger children, so having simple English books might be helpful. And I remember zero about what I read as a child. Like literally nothing. I vaguely remember something about The Wind in the Willows
and that super elaborate mystery picture book with all the animals and I guess East of the Sun and West of the Moon
(though I less remember reading that than having it) and mom trying to get me to read Boxcar Children
books and then at some point I was 11 and read Harry Potter
. I was not a great reader as a child.
Finally, for those of you who have blogs/websites outside Dreamwidth/Tumblr, do any of you use third-party hosting services for your content (i.e., Dreamhost), and if so what do you recommend? I want to set up a blog before I leave, and I'm kind of on the fence about how I want to do it. I may end up just going through Tumblr anyway, but regardless I'd like a host that could store audio files and I wouldn't want to use Tumblr's audioposting for that, so. If you have opinions let me know!