Saturday, October 17, 2009

Inspiration Vacation

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I decided to take a day out to do nothing at home. So I'm blogging.

I'm currently taking a business course and working on a huge contract and organizing an event and doing freelance, which has been a lot of work and a lot of stress. I generally haven't been fun to be around. However, the last few nights have helped me break from my general storm cloudy mood and allowed me to feel inspired again. On early Friday morning, I went to first screening of Where the Wild Things Are. It's probably one of the best films I've ever seen. I've had a begrudging crush on Spike Jonze since this video. I know he's all cool for school but that's probably why I like him.

The book has always resonated with me. I passed it along to my little friend Audrey (pictured above) for either her first birthday or Christmas. It's timeless, eloquent, poignant. (I'm not saying anything that hasn't been said before.) Anyhow, the movie is beautiful. The puppetry or whatever you call it is awe-inspiring. The acting is great. And the story spoke to me. I think it's 'cause I apparently have a mood disorder and it's all about moods and emotions and hard they are to control and understand. So there is my review.

Then, last night, my good friend Katie took me to Jay Z as a belated birthday present. (I've been celebrating all month, and don't continue to stop until Nov 1, when I'm attending David Sedaris as part of another rad birthday gift.) I don't know what to say about a man whose marketing plan includes likening himself to God. It was really fun and inspiring. I was taken by how, unlike Mr. Jonze, Hova was totally not too cool for school. He came across as positive and incredibly grateful towards the audience. He spent a good 10 minutes pointing out to members of the audience and telling them how happy he was that they were there. At one point he said "I don't know who, but someone here is going to change the world." And a good majority of the crowd believed him. Very nice. In honour of last night, here's my favourite Jay Z video. I love how his girl in the video dances.

Oh, and this girl was very impressive too. What a performer and what a voice. And what a body.

So yah! Inspired all around. Now I need some help. Antisocial had a Vans sample sale. I can't tell if these are too Hot Topic or just fun. They're totally not me but I'm trying to wear more colour:

Can't wait for tomorrow. I'm making brunch for my Common Wealth family - a total of six people and two wee ones.

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