Tuesday, July 27, 2010

It's Hard To Pace Yourself

when you're talking about Pacey!

I remember when Dawson's Creek first debuted on the ol' television. I was but a young naive eighth grader with awesome braces and rocking bangs. I didn't know a whole lot, but I knew enough to know: Pacey Witter was the man.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Which Way Did He Go?

The key to good directions is understanding the language the directions are initially spoken in.

Exhibit A: Driving to lunch in Longmont, Colorado, Ricky sits in the passenger seat (his feet adorned with not shoes, but slippers). Ricky found the language option on the rental car's GPS.

Enter: amusement.

Video Did Not Kill The Radio Star

but video did indeed help the radio star. I think this short clip goes to show how powerful music is for movies. Also it goes to show how people's genius never ceases to amaze me.

Some human created a two minute video - squeezing in 35 movie tidbits. I, myself, enjoy a good game so I enjoyed the challenge of said video (figuring out how many movies I knew).

Funk soul brother, check it out now:

35mm from Pascal Monaco on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dear You,

I'm glad you're reading this blog post because it means these things are not going unsaid. I recently stumbled upon a web site called "The Things Unsaid Project." It's a new development self-described as "a daring new social art project that allows individuals the opportunity to voice their long-silent words and remind us all of our shared connections, emotions, and experiences."


I have to admit - my hope for you is that you have the strength and the know-how to tell the hypothetical person how you are feeling now, rather than waiting for it to become the "unsaid."

I also wish I had the power to bring people back so these letters wouldn't have to be unsaid. So many wishes and hopes. But know this: you're never alone.


Friday, July 16, 2010

¡pǝuıɐʇɹǝʇuǝ ʎllɐʇoʇ

Feel like driving someone crazy? (What is this? Dumb question day? Of course you do! What else is new?)

Here's just another way (other than asking "why" after everything):

Type words upside!

Why? Just visit http://www.typeupsidedown.com then thank me later. Actually, thank Mashable for the find then thank Meghan for telling me about it.

Until then, I'll leave you with a little tidbit about me:
ǝıd ıʇʇǝɥƃɐds ǝʌol ı

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Colorado Dreaming.

"Turns out not where but who you're with that really matters, that really matters"
[Dave Matthews Band]

I think he's really only half right.

I recently returned from a family vacation (second one in three years - we're on a roll here, people), it turns out where we were and who we were with both played big factors. Granted, my mom did comment that we could be in "Lombard [a suburb of Chicago] right now" and she'd be happy (and I agreed).

Here are some things you need for an ideal vacation:

1) Find a place with a view.

2) Though laughing is encouraged, serious discussions about the difference between gelato and ice cream are also required.

3) Realize your brothers can be your chums as well. This makes for an easier transition into the vacation world (sans bickering). Trust me - I've spent years separating these two. It's nice to breathe easier these days.

4) The ability to not take yourself too seriously - and to surround yourself with people who will remind of that constantly.

There you have it - the recipe for a far from perfect, but close to vacation!

Today, I'm Extra Thankful

for Story People and their strange cartoony looking characters.

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable & fall asleep & miss your life.

I hope you've found your angel to keep you awake! It's not an easy job!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Purse-suing A Design

For Mom's Day, I felt it only necessary to not only get my mom a gift, but to also get myself one as well since my gift required active participation.

My thought was this: she wouldn't have a Mom's Day without me so why not give her something that we both can enjoy?

Enter: Lill Studio - a beautiful mecca of a place where you not only automatically receive a new purse, but you get to decide which purse you want and design it!

My mom and I traveled there about three weeks ago and wouldn't you know: Peg picked out the style she wanted and fabrics and low & behold, a pre-made purse of just that had arrived at the store the day before. Fate? I'd say so. She got hers immediately.

Mine took about three weeks to make and I just picked it up:

I love it and I can't wait to use it! Tonight was a big night: new haircut/highlights and a new purse! I know what you're thinking and let me tell you: I'm shocked I didn't hit the town also.