Today I felt so bad so I decided seeing as I’m addicted to my computer I’ll make the most out of it.
So I watched an amazing film called Me and Orson Welles 2008 (Richard Linklater) Richard Linklater has done some other films I’m not so keen on but maybe due to my love and previous knowledge of Orson Welles and my experience working in the theatre this film is so great. I believed I was getting a snapshot into Orson Welles’ life. Christian Mckay was an awesome Welles.
I also watched a wicked film called POPOTOPALIS about a B-movie director called Jim Wynorski. http://popatopolis.com. It is full of sexism and it is an absolutely amazing insight into this guys world as a prolific modern day (2007) B-movie maker in America. The enjoyment for this also comes from a history of me watching B-movies which can be AMAZING! Same as pulp B-movie style sci fi books!
I’ve also been desperately listening to copious amounts of talks and podcasts about depression, break ups and children of divorce over the last two days.
Most importantly is this TED talk and mini book by Barbara Sher http://barbarasclub.com/how-to-get-what-you-really-want/
It has got loads of amazing characters that she has met in it, it comes across like a play or monologue – it is the most memorable so far I loved it.
This one is amazing and full of lovely, interesting people.
This one is amazing – from the guy who wrote Musicophilia – neurologist Oliver Sacks – what hallucination reveals about the brain.
A good podcast is called ‘The One You Feed’ (good wolf bad wolf parable) The one with Amy Banks on the neuropathy of relationships is great (they are probably all good). Put them on your phone and listen to them on the commute!
I remember one about heartbreak because she talked about not lying to yourself and how when you do you’re lying to everyone who cares about you. Another one was great about surviving divorce (breakup) by not obsessing.
This one is great especially if you like cycling. Made me cry.
This one is for a good problem solving attitude from a straight talker on problem solving.
So I’m trying to be more in touch with people and in turn be generous, be able to hold opposite thoughts in my brain at the same time – let go and feel the emotion before tensing up or switching off and panicking about what to do about it and remember that almost everything I do – I choose to do it.
I’ve forced myself to have something nice but also productive to get up and do tomorrow and I got in touch with some people just in case good things come from it including emailing my mum! So good luck for me. I guess I’m not working at the moment but what I’m doing is the same as a critic or magazine researcher might do so I have still been working all day!
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hashtag what is an emoji is it the same as a hashtag? :s