It’s one of my all-time favorite moves. I’ve probably watched it – in whole or in part – 50 times by now. A favorite memory is watching it stoned out of my gourd at Bethesda Draft House (I think that was the name, closed now) and loving the Travolta driving seen because I was feeling about like that.
And how cool was it seeing John Travolta in the Jack Rabbit Slim dance contest? From the Sweathogs to Danny and Summer Lovin’ to Staying Alive and the white disco suit to Urban Cowboy, he had a great run. Then there was Look Who’s Talking and Two of a Kind with my childhood crush, Olivia Newton John (saw that in the Sulphur move theatre, just next to the poop plant and about a 5 minute bike ride from Meme and Pawpan’s, with Lee) and assorted other bad films he kinda tapered off. Continue reading I Love You, Honey Bunny #SoCS
I’ve been a fan of @gapingvoid for years. Love this drawing for today.
As you develop any sort of knowledge, it’s hard to keep a fresh look at an old topic.
I find this especially hard when it comes to writing sometimes.
It’s easy to become jaded and think, “ugggg, people should already KNOW this stuff, damn, it’s common knowledge.”
But many technical topics aren’t common knowledge, or new people enter into new responsibilities and need to learn the basics — of document management, or inbound, or whatever.
I’m not sure I agree with the baggage concept here, but the idea of a fresh look and a “through the eyes of babes” (children babes, not hit chicks babes) is one we should cultivate as we continue our own professional journeys and as a reminder not to get aggravated or roll eyes when someone asks a “basic” question or has a nutty idea.
I know that this is something I struggle with, that, when I get out of my own way and use what I know to inform an insight instead of blocking an idea or insight that good things happen.
Beginner’s mindset is also good for reevaluating those, “but that won’t work” or “we’ve done that before” statements we too often fall back on as an excuse not to reevaluate an old opinion in light of new experience or evidence.
Keep an open mind and new ideas can keep walking in, or something.
Or, don’t let the bastards beat you down — especially if the bastards is your own cynicism.
Now that I’ve got that fragment of a song stuck in my head.
I’m also thinking, for no apparent reason, about the land of Far, Far Away from Shrek. Those first two Shrek movies are great. Ogres are like onions, they have layers. I have layers. We all have layers. Continue reading So Far Away — #SoCS
lly a door you walked through this week that wasn’t your own.
Given I work at home and we’ve been getting Hello, Fresh deliveries (generally, pretty good – and has probably saved us money by not ordering out and we’re eating a bit healthier), the only strange door I walked through this week was our regular booze store last night. Continue reading Unadventuresome Doors – #SoCS