Thursday, October 7, 2010

Blue Like Jazz: Raised From the Dead.

Shamelessly plugging my favourite book.
2-3 weeks ago, the producers put the hope of turning it into a movie, a project they've been working on for 4 years, out, because they didn't have the funding...
Since then, in 10 DAYS! fans have donated $130 THOUSAND dollars for them to go ahead and make the film.
I can't wait and I'm so excited.

Now...if only we'd put this sort of fanatic energy into saving people...
which this a round about way....BLJ kind of saved me...but still...

In reflecting on the image art, if you haven't read the book, that poster is rather strange...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Tuesday

Happy Factors About Today.

Mum & Dad. My Mum and Dad have been married 25 years today. Yay for them!

Lizards. I took my books to the beach for a little while this morning on my way to uni. The sunshiney beach won the contest against the uni library. I was surrounded my lizards. Big ones. Big ones that kept running past me on their hind legs. hil-ar-eeeeous! (I may just have been feeling happy about the sunshine...lizards don't normally make me laugh...)

Hills. This kid was playing with his dad whilst I was studying at the beach today. Lesson learnt: once you run the kid's scooter once up the hill for him....he'll want it again. and again. and again. hil-ar-eeeeous! (again, the sunshine probably played a part in the happiness factor....)

Advertising Lectures. There are some very clever advertisers out there! Toyota Country Ad.

Bus drivers. I had to run for the bus today (well, walk rather quickly). Which brought back some out-of-breath memories. But tonight on the way home I had to laugh when our bus driver was surprised to see a friend as he was driving by and then had a bit of a swerve. Awkward.

George Clooney. I had a presentation at uni today...about (my love for) Nespresso. I included pictures of George Clooney to prove my case. Thank you, George. You helped me get a HD :)

New friends. Glad to join SCUF today and make some new friends at uni :)

CALL+RESPONSE. Did I mention I was organising a screening? Well, yep, I am. Had some helpful tips for running it today from a university staff member today. Deep gratitude.

Friday, October 1, 2010

BOOS and CHEERS (for the week that was)

BOOS and CHEERS (for the week that was)

CHEER - It's great living with Seniors, meals ordered with a Senior's discount are SO much cheaper! I can't wait to become a senior citizen! Plus, the "disabled" parking is SO close to the door!

BOO - I get excited when I see 5cents on the ground. In Switzerland, the 50cent looks the same as our Aussie 5center. Sometimes I funded whole trips in Switzerland just off the 50cent coins I'd find in the bottom of my handbag. No such luck with our 5cent pieces. I just kick it along the ground, secretly hating it for being an Australian 5cent piece.

CHEER - Am organising a screening of CALL+RESPONSE at uni. Some AWESOME people agreed to run a FREE BBQ before the film! Yessssss.

BOO - Am organising a screening of CALL+RESPONSE at uni. I have no idea what I'm doing.

CHEER - I found French Nougat at Woolies. I'm going to email my old friend the French Skipper and tell him the good news. We couldn't communicate so well...but we shared a special moment over French Nougat.

BOO - So many uni work & assignments due in the next 2 weeks. I suddenly discover a love for blogging and cleaning my room when I should be studying. Oh dear.

CHEER - GLEE! I am in love. So much love. I will die happy now. I will never find time to study again.

"Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom.
No longer lend you strength to that which you wish to be free from.
Fill your lives with love and bravery,
And you shall lead a life uncommon." - Jewel