Monday, August 19, 2013

We are too cool for school...but it's starting anyway. Darn it.

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7 more days until school starts.
No one is too happy about that at our house.

I saw Jobs this weekend by myself. 

I was sitting with the kids in a kid movie and all of a sudden I realized I wanted to see something else. 
So, I just got up and left. The kids didn't miss me.

I wasn't impressed with Jobs
In the movie, Steve Jobs, was not a very nice person.
I truly dislike unkind people. 
I don't care if they are a billionaire. 
I don't care if they have the most fabulous company on the planet. 
I just don't care. 
Why are they unkind? 

Steve gave this speech towards the end of his life: 

 I love this speech.
I think he changed.
Change is good. 

The bad thing about going to a movie by yourself is not having anyone to talk about it when it is over.


Farmgirl Paints said...

On my phone couldn't see the speech. That's the thing about knowing you're going to die. Hopefully it sharpens and makes clear what is really important in life. It sure isn't success in the business world and riches.

adventsadventures said...

Change is good! I didn't really like Steve Jobs either. But, then your right I think he grew. I don't understand meanness. My father use to say: "There is room for us all to do well. We need to help each other." I love your beautiful heart girl!!! and your photos! Man they are good. We don't want to start school either. Next week my oldest son goes back to college. It's 1000 miles from our home - I'm already starting to cry just thinking about it. I miss him so much. But the program is just what he needs. He tells me he is not ready. There will be tears and that will make me cry more. :( Good thing I have more kids :) and other kids that live with me for this reason or that. I am very grateful for them all. Life is hard enough why be mean? Love you Beck!! You're the best.

Okay can I bother you and ask what your setting were on that first photo? It's so good. I love it! and I'm trying to figure this whole photography thing out. How do you get all that bokeh and the clear eyes? xoxo Have a great day!!!!!!!

photowannabe said...

When Hubby and I were in the convention and trade show business we were around Steve Jobs, mostly towards the beginning of his career.

Frankly Becky, he really wasn't a nice man to the "common lay person or behind the scenes person"

That's all I will say about him.
He was brilliant

RaD said...

My kiddos start school in one week too and they have mixed feelings about ti. They are excitd to see their friends every day, but not too ready to get up early in the mornings or do all that school work. And me, well, I'm going to miss sleeping in and having not so much responsibility, but I do like the routine it brings.

Anita Johnson said...

I used to love the start of a new school year, but not in mid-august. "See you in September" sounds so much better. I hope Kaish and friends have a great school year. Mom too!

Tamar SB said...

I love that speech he gave. He was a visionary and I am an apple fan/user. I hoped the movie would get better reviews, I'll wait for it to come out on Netflix!

Yvonne said...

Always amazed when I hear people go back to school while it's still August! We started usually September 4-7th ..somewhere in there.

Pride In Photos said...

The speech moved me greatly...but I am sorry to hear he wasn't nice in the movie...I tolerance in my life for not kind people...just move on. Have a great day.

I Am Woody said...

7 more days!! The girls started on July 31. Our school system is on a modified year-round calendar. I think it sucks.

Pieni Lintu said...

Your kids have soooo long summer vacation! Ours have already started last week. :)

adventsadventures said...

THANK YOU!!! That is SOOO helpful. I am going to copy you for awhile if you don't mind. :) When I shot close ups sometimes I find one eye dull. Then someone online asked about my depth of field - I answered him but, he never got back to me. That's when it clicked for me that I needed to open up my F-stop. Now with your answer - I think I have been opening the F-stop to much. I lost most of the beautiful bokeh. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer. You're the best!!! Have a wonderful Tuesday!!! xoxo

Katie said...

Hey friend, I am going to have more time to read blogs. All the kiddos will be in school. Your photos are amazing maybe you can teach me a thing or two or a 100. I was wondering how the movie was? Hmmm.

Kim Cunningham said...

I want to see Jobs out of curiosity. I honestly don't know a great deal of his story, but I'm intrigued by his legacy...for good or bad. I'm with you though. I don't like unkind or mean people. There are a great deal of people in this world that are mean and simply get away with based on their business or social standing. I wish we were a world that valued character over savvy.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Good for you taking a little time for Becky!!!
We started school this week; so far I love all my teachers.
Oh, I lied.
Lindsay does love her teachers I'm the class clown.

mamamia said...

change is very good. very, very good. you were always nicer than anyone. I wish we could get mcdonald's ice cream together again.

Dina Lettre said...

I never heard anything good about Steve Jobs, as a man. And because of that, I have no interest in the movie. (Not to mention we buy nothing Apple.) Glad to hear I won't be missing out. :)

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you jibber-jabber too much.

Molly said...

I think Steve Jobs certainly had a interesting life but money and a certain amount of genius is not always a good combination in people.