What do you recommend?
posted by Deron Bauman in advice, dear clusterflock | * | 22 comments
Toad Hollow Pinot Noir Rosé in the shade on a hot day.
Olympus and Leica lenses attached via adapter to digital slrs.
Taking off on a road trip all by your lonesome. Though traditional, a car is not necessary. Trains and boats and planes will serve as well, along with buses and bicycles.
Get up early on what promises to be a hot summer day, if it’s a little chilly resist the urge to wear anything more than your cycling shorts and short sleeved jersey, and go on a long bike ride. Enjoy the morning breeze. Work hard, if you’d like, but stop a few times to sit on the grass and munch on the almond butter and honey sandwich you wrapped in foil and jammed into your jersey pocket.
When you’re done, make yourself a big lunch. Take it and an ice cold lager outside and sit in the shade. Eat. Drink.
Buying original works of art that move you.
Cook simple meals with the best possible ingredients you can find.
Listen to real records. Buy records with your friends.
Ask someone who knows you really well to recommend a movie you might like. You might really like it.
Take time to rest, but don’t forget to start making things again. Figure out what’s stopping you from working and remove those impediments. (I call this principle “buying the fan.” If it’s too hot to work in your studio? buy a fan.)
Make mimosas in waterbottles and sneak them into a movie. Or just bring vodka and buy a sprite and make drinks for everyone with you. This so vastly improves the movie theatre experience I can’t recommend it enough.
A trip to Malta.
Bed rest and plenty of fluids. You may return to light activity in three days, no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for at least a week. You’ll probably have a little discomfort. Here’s something for if it gets bad. If you have any questions give me a call.
I wish I could favorite Michael Smith’s comment. So pretty.
Consider it favorited (and thanks, it’s rare that I’m able to say exactly what I mean).
Phill Bebbington’s photography.
Of course I meant “Phil.”
for starters try looking at this new Foals video:
Rick, Danny and yourself can always use 2 LLs if it moves you.
Dance… even if you have nowhere to do it but in
your own living room.
Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them.
Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make
you feel UGLY.
Thanks, Phil. The double L was an errant strike in typing. Seems I’ve been doing it a lot lately, usually I catch it before it goes. Love the Baz Luhrmann piece.
Also, Derek, thanks for the recommendation. Don’t know where I might have heard/seen this were it not for you here now.
Moxie. It Makes Mainers Mighty, among other things.
French press coffee, good gloves, and reading the newspaper before you go to work.
This blog. This post. These comments. (You are here.)
Music, dancing, coffee, sex, hugs, and farting around.
Staring at the ocean and smiling at babies too.