I’ll Have One of Those Please

Limitless.

Great movie from 2011, starring Bradley Cooper. I’m watching it again – right now.

Remember that moment when Cooper’s character enters his apartment after ingesting his first mysterious pill, shuts the door and says “Who lives like this?” and then proceeds to clean at superhero speed?

Yeah. limitless-bradley-cooper

I’ll have one of those please.

The vacuum cleaner isn’t working quite right, and the cats have demolished the den… and then there’s my room. And laundry. And it’s Monday. Pfft.

Funny the things you notice in a movie the second, third, or fourth time around.

The first time I saw Limitless, I was mesmerized by his mental acuity. But today, on a dreary, rainy Monday filled to the brim with household chores that I swear are nagging me (can’t you hear them?) – I zone in on the disdain he suddenly develops over his living conditions and the instant motivation and speed with which he drastically changes his surroundings, and therefore his life.

Let’s write a book in four days? Heaven.

Now back to the movie.

 

The simple act of writing

As a writer, social media consultant, web designer, researcher, and dabbler into too many things to mention, I often don’t complete my personal projects in a timely manner because of self-doubt and mind chatter. selfdoubt

The simple act of writing a blog post about my day or some other random but non-critical issue, can send me twirling into conflicts and doubt, not to mention sparking numerous new ideas that sometimes cause my posts to be rambling.

Then, of course, comes the moment when I have to hit the “Publish” button. That’s when I begin to wonder if I should even have written the piece. I cannot tell you how many blog posts I have deleted over the years.

doubt_kills_dreamsThat’s one of the reasons I am posting at this blog, SandraJ.today. My main focus here is to post something short but interesting, whether it be humorous, political, or informative.

So let’s get on with it.

Today I found someone with similar problems and he wrote a brilliant article about overcoming: The Insecure Designer. Read it if you have self-doubts, or if you know someone who does.

Here is a quote he shared:

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work.” Chuck Close

 

Youve Come a Long Way Baby

Time for the funniest thing I’ve seen today serendipitously, my favorite way.

Let’s face it, in light of the detainments at JFK airport in NYC this morning, we need to find some humor.

I looked up the meaning of Bae as a name, not even thinking about the modern slang term, and here’s what I found, at Urban Dictionary.

Bæ/bae is a Danish word for poop. Also used by people on the internet who think it means baby, sweetie etc.

 

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When I think of all the young people using that term of endearment in my own town, I just can’t control the laughter. Oh, if they only knew.

Of course, in slang, it means your beloved, or it’s just short for baby.

As an acronym, it stands for

Before Anyone Else.

Yes indeedy Bae,

you’ve come a long way baby –

from poop to a term of endearment.