A very comforting talk from the author of Eat Pray Love. A bit depressing half way threw but still very good to hear what she has to say.
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses – and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.
The Trip of a Lifetime
So I took a trip up to Albany to see some pretty awesome people. I took my little iflip camera and got a substantial amount of footage of our crazy endeavors. It took me a little while but I finally managed to edit all 32 videos I took into a hour and 40 min movie/documentary. If you got the time, your more than welcome to take a look at what we’ve created here.
So if anyone was crazy enough and had insomniac-like habits like I do. You might have been awake long enough to see this pretty awesome display in regards to the moon. Two hours later with absolute frustration and a cold wet body, I did manage to catch a pretty decent shot with my Canon 50D. With a few exposure tweaks in photoshop; liked it so much – I made it into a poster. I had the hardest time trying to keep my camera still without a tripod, knowing I was going to get the best results with a prolonged exposure. Thank you pool chair for solving my problems.
Not pretty… I know.
Nice end result though.
So Black Friday was today and I was among the insane amount of people who were waiting in line to get some crazy cheap deal on something most likely they didn’t need. As much as I wanted the 40′ flat screen TV for $300 bucks at Target. I settled for a new 20′ LED monitor to accompany my workspace for about $120 ( this was the only way I could justify spending any money on this financial holiday ). With that said, I would like to arise awareness of buying from local shops. I’ve been reading all morning around Facebook and other blog post about the need to do this and honestly I wish I could be among the people who would. Yet, I among a strong majority of the population lack the funds to even pay attention at this point. But when I did pay attention just for a bit, I realized I had no idea where else I would get this kind of stuff from a mom and pop shop. The lack of family owed business astonished me when I really thought about it and when I came across this article referencing America Unchained – I found something wich looked to be a very interesting documentary on this very subject.
This Dave Gorman guy seems to be tackling this idea head on and I’m pretty excited to see how it works out for him. Buy Here.