In continuation of my Reader Appreciation Day and the one month anniversary of starting this blog – I’m offering a little more insight into who I am and what makes me tick. I bet you didn’t know – that I’m a huge nerd. And I don’t see it as a bad thing. I love to learn new things and experience the unknown.
I can watch docu-series and documentaries for hours. I’ve wasted much time watching Comic Con panels as well. I love learning how things work, how things are made, and how the world came to be.
I think my fascination with the universe and anything space related began when I was a kid. The house that I grew up in had a huge bay window and we were so far down south in the city that we had a pretty great view of the sky.
When I couldn’t sleep, I would sit at the window for hours in winter months and just stare up at the stars. I would often tell myself that I would only stay awake until I saw shooting star or “something unusual”. Which happened more than you would think.
Later on in life, I became obsessed with anything space related. I would watch the rocket launches, any NASA documentary I could get my hands on. I remember watching a two hour documentary on Space Junk – and I was not disappointed.
I don’t think is the one I watched but this one is pretty cool.
Along with space exploration, I am also obsessed with anything related to ancient discoveries like the lost city of Atlantis. Or even ancient Egyptian discoveries like when they recovered the remains of King Tut.
King Tut – this story is sad and fascinating all in one.
I’m also a huge buff when it comes to ocean exploration. One of my all time favorite documentaries is by one of my favorite film directors – James Cameron. This one was partnered with Disney and is called Aliens of the Deep.
I truly believe that James Cameron is a genius. The work he does in ocean exploration is inspiring. I love this film – yes I call them films. If you’re a fan of ocean life – you must check this one out. I’m getting giddy at the thought of watching it again.
And yes – I own it. I have quite a few documentaries in my collection.
Just writing this post makes me nostalgic for binging documentaries. I really should get back into it. One of my favorite things to do was to hit the Imax theatre with a bunch of friends and see the latest movie at the Space and Science Centre. Yes, I still call it that.
I haven’t done this in a few years. The last one I saw was the HD documentary Jerusalem. The cinematography was beautiful. The story was touching. It almost made me want to visit the ancient city.
I’m actually watching this now as I write this out. This documentary just gives me goosebumps all around.
In addition to nature and space documentaries, I love watching travel shows and cooking shows. I sorely miss Anthony Bourdain. I once listened to him for twenty minutes on how coffee is not a “fucking” culture while sipping coffee from his hotel room in Seattle. I have mad respect for that man. But his life was also extremely sad. Seattle is another place I’d like to visit. So many places to see. So little time.
So if you find yourself like me, tired of watching television series that just disappoint you, then hop onto youtube and search for some of these brilliant documentaries. As I discover new ones, and re-watch old favorites, I will share them here. For mostly selfish reasons – I hope to connect with other writers who have the same interests as me.