Monday, February 23, 2009

81st Academy Awards.

I have to say, I was pretty impressed (even with all the imperfections) of last nights broadcast of the 81st Academy Awards. The set, the approach, the inclusion of 5 past winners for the major presentations, made me feel the importance of the moment for these artists.

I'd like to say Kudos to the Academy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

inspiration.

I dig it (a lot) when a person does something for the good of (wo)man kind, and am always surprised when marketers find a way to share this in their marketing vision. Kudos "True North" nuts. I had never heard of you, but by learning about the winning organization - Inspiration Cafe - I've learned more about your product. Not sure I'll buy you, but I've listened. That says something, doesn't it?

Saturday, February 21, 2009

hulu this.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

lessons.

what surfing has taught me over the years...

1. life is unexpected. you can't plan it. you can't worry about it. you just need to roll with it.
2. always look behind your back.
3. I prefer to go left any day.
4. our planet will be okay but through all this nonsense we're doing to it - we'll suffer.
5. mother nature will crush any ego.
6. there is nothing like paddling through a set after too many days out of the water.
7. ocean water heals all.
8. beauty is all around us.
9. catching a left is better than any new purse, new pair of shoes, anything...
and
10. surfing with my husband makes me feel warm in my heart.

swamis
February 14, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

cu. copper.


Copper, let us take you to a furnace where we'll break you,

fire's so big and pretty,

you could cry,


as a buckle, you could ask me what was wrong with me before
did I need the silver to be suitable?


Copper, I have a use for you, it's easy work and it suits you,
dazzled dirty beauty, you must know


Copper is a conductor and makes for decent cooking,
dazzled by your beauty still, you know,

plated or anodized, you even fool a layman's eyes,

presentable though you might be, it's unwise to try to fight me.


Copper -
you'll never be gold.



Copper -

you'll never be gold.
brought to you by Touch & Go. Of course.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

reaching.

I remember my Mom watching West Side Story with my sister and I. My dad had brought home our first VHS player, Beta of course. My Mom was fascinated with the whole experience. She brought home movies that had special meaning to her while growing up and wanted to share them with us.... It worked.

West Side Story was the first movie I can remember - where the songs - "Maria" and "Somewhere" touched me in a way that made me feel everything. I just knew, I understood how Tony, how Maria felt about each other. It was so sad and beautiful at the same time.

There are songs, moments in a movie, scenes, commercials, lyrics - that just touch me. I hear it, I see it, and I just start to feel it. I love it when it just reaches out to me and grabs me in - I could be heading in one direction....say downstairs with a load of laundry - and song can just reach out and remind me of something.

Today's reach brought me to tears with one chorus. I am transported to another time, another place, another emotion.

"Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you have a choice
You'll make it now"

Glen Hansard - Lyrics from Falling Slowly
Music from Once