Monthly Snapshot is a series of posts written for my sister Natalie and my brother Michael, who are currently on multi-month missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), and for anyone else away from regular news sources. This is a quick snap-shot of current events and culture to give them an idea of all the excitement that has gone on while they are out and about.
A shooting occurred in Fort Hood, Texas, five years after another shooting. Four people died, including the gunman, and sixteen injured. One of the people who died held a door closed to keep the gunman out, and saved the lives of those inside.
Malaysian airliner remains unfound. Here’s a graphic of how deep they suspect the black box is. Now, a deep-sea sonar is being used to find debris.
Tensions in Syria and Ukraine continue. Peace talks are still in progress, but a resolution remains unfound.
A FedEx truck hit a charter bus full of high school students heading out to visit a school in Northern California. Ten people died, including the driver.
Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, after various racist and unsavory remarks, has been banned from being involved in the NBA for life.
And for some positive news, the numbers of people currently employed in the US continues to increase.
Top 7 Movies For April
- Captain America: Winter Soldier
- Rio 2
- Heaven Is For Real
- The Other Woman
- A Haunted House 2
I also finally saw Frozen (on DVD). It’s fun, but not as amazing as I hoped.
Top Ten Singles
- Happy by Pharrell (Last month #1)
- All of Me by John Legend (Last month #4)
- Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz (Last month #4)
- Dark Horse by Katy Perry (Last month #3)
- Let It Go by Idina Menzel (Last month #5)
- Pompeii by Bastille (Last month #7)
- Turn Down For What by DJ Snake & Lil Jon
- Not A Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake
- Loyal by Crhis Brown featuring Lil Wayne & French Montana Or Too $hort Or Tyga
- Team by Lorde (Last month #8)
Top 10 Television Shows
|2||DANCING WITH THE STARS||ABC||9.3||14,776|
|3||NCIS: LOS ANGELES||CBS||9.3||14,688|
|6||PERSON OF INTEREST||CBS||7.0||10,743|
|8||THE BIG BANG THEORY-SPC(S)||CBS||6.7||10,907|
|9||THE BIG BANG THEORY||CBS||6.2||9,687|
|10||THE GOOD WIFE – SPECIAL(S)||CBS||5.8||9,147|
David Letterman announced his retirement, and will be replaced by Stephen Colbert (as himself, and not the Comedy Central version of himself.)
I turned 30
My brother Michael arrived for his mission in Oklahoma.
And, as May begins, I have only one thing to say….
May The Fourth Be With You