No, I bet I would enjoy the Sopranos..
Maybe. You do know that Tony Soprano does not reference the Dalai Lama much, right? I watched a few after a coworker kept raving about it. As popular as it was, I think it takes certain perverse fascination to get much out of it. Did you like Goodfellas and the Godfather movies?
It just seems to me like something you would find as repulsive as watching the Bob's Big Boy buffet table. I found myself getting bored with it quickly. Of course, I grew up in New Jersey.
When my children were growing up I learned if I wanted to know what was going on with them, to listen to their music and watch the films they enjoyed. Because then I would be able to intervene with my perspective etc. And for myself, I had a Spiritual Teacher, Patricia Sun who shared maybe in Africa it is the sticks or in China it is the stones but in this country it is the movies that take you to that next place. She suggested to live your life like a metaphor. And understanding it is only the ego that can harm someone or help someone movies have helped me be objective when coming from a subjective place. Maybe that is why I grasped on to Jeff's _Calorie Density_ message and had to order his second DVD on nuts because in practicing ETL I became addicted to recipes with nuts, and then nuts themselves. And my main addiction if the fat/oil. I even let go of tofu. I am now just understanding the perspective of a condiment. And have no guilt in letting nuts/fat go.
I love the Italian gangster films:) I learned to pray for someone by shooting them with Love. And I am sure Italian gangster films helped me accept the violence within myself. When I went into AA I thought I was turning myself into Honolulu police as I thought that is what they meant with HP. If I thought I was going to get these free parking spaces.
They say we hold all our anger in our mouths. That is why the computer helps so much along with being starch centered. I probably edit and delete more then the average person. As a child I must have suffered a stroke because now I am very aware how right brain I have always been. Today I still have a speech impediment. Growing up I had no problem swearing.. interesting all the swear words are about the body.
I forget in which book it was, His Holiness the Dalai Lama shared to a Chinese Journalist that the air rifle he had in his bedroom, was in the morning, to shoot at the larger birds In the garden, to scare them away, so the little birds could eat. I am sure he would fit into your neighborhood:)
I am loving those burger sliders:) they slide you into another universe. Jeff is amazing.