World’s Largest Jukebox

Gwen and I decided to check out the world’s largest functioning jukebox, which is located in Huntsville, Alabama.  It’s 22 feet tall and built on the side of a building.

The jukebox has inferred cameras and songs are played based on where people stand on the sidewalk.  It was cool that we didn’t have to pay to listen to the music; however, getting it to play a specific song was a bit cumbersome.

We stood on the sidewalk, listening to the music, and laughing about the whole thing.  It was an interesting thing to experience.

My First Opera

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I went to see an opera for the first time this month.  I wasn’t sure what to expect.  Opera doesn’t exactly have a great reputation.

I started to wonder, what exactly is an opera.  I have heard of it, but had very little exposure to it.  It brought up images of people singing in foreign languages and in obnoxiously high pitched voices.

The dictionary defines opera as a dramatic work in one or more acts set to music for signers and instrumentalists, or a genre of classical music.

I must admit, I enjoyed the opera.  The singing was beautiful.  The acting was excellent.  I was pleasantly surprised.