The Pure Sound of the Curve

There’s a quiet joy to be found in watching a movie like Trouble With the Curve. Not only for the outstanding acting, the wonderful plot or the fact that it has the legendary Clint Eastwood…although those are all great reasons to enjoy it.

Rather, look for its subtle message.  The kind that beckons to you from the stands.  It’s right there as Clint’s character is listening for it - a sound.  A ridiculous notion to most, but you can’t help wanting to believe that such a thing exists.  You lean in closer to make sure you didn’t miss it.

A pure sound.  A sense of utter surety that who you are and what you do is exactly where you want to be.  You want to be on those benches, leaning forward eagerly to catch the sound of a ball hitting a mitt then looking satisfied at the great man himself because you heard it.  You want to be that person in a job you know you were made for, know how to do so well that no one can deny it.  The rhythm of life comes so naturally to you that the steps don’t need to be taught.  You just hear the music and dance.

Too often we’re the daughter, driven to be something else or to make someone else happy.  Why can’t we be the person who hears that pure sound - the calling of a life we can’t wait for no matter how many hours it takes or how many hotels we sleep in or how many hot dogs we eat along the way?  Once we arrive, once we can close our eyes and hear it, you just can’t turn away.

You’d think the movie would depress.  After all, we’re not doing something as great as watching baseball games all day long.  I can’t help feeling a twinge of jealousy.  Why can’t I be the old fart in the stands with cataracts?  Yet the message is too delightful to be jealous - I could be jealous of Julie Roberts in Eat Pay Love, but you can’t take those feelings away with this movie.  All you do is smile as the credits roll and wonder what it takes to be that grumpy old codger with his daughter on one side and a hand to his ear piece, listening for the ball as the game begins.

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Moscow at night (x)

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There’s over 9 million users on Tumblr now. Reblog if you’re one of the few who’s never EVER left anon hate in somebody’s ask box.

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If you can’t reblog this…

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I normally don’t do with the judging, but this is VERY appropriate right now. 

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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Winston Churchill (via man-and-camera)

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Reblog if you have mourned the death of a fictional character.

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If you do not reblog this, you are in fact lying.

Hey, don’t you fucking scroll down

You

Fucking

Liar. 

Two kinds of people in this world. The people that admit to mourning the death of a fictional character and the dirty fucking liars

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Put Vaders collar tag on your blog and show your support for “Justice for Vader!” Tara and Eric need our support now more than ever. Vader was, is, and always will be loved by those who looked forward to seeing him on their dash. He will always be a cherished memory to many, and we will not forget the injustice that has been committed against an innocent animal whom everyone knew to be a loving, peaceful animal.

Sometimes, I forget how big of an impact Vader had on everyone here. The love far outweighed the hate. If I could hug you all, I would.

maythefoxbewithyou:

b3tamax:

Put Vaders collar tag on your blog and show your support for “Justice for Vader!” Tara and Eric need our support now more than ever. Vader was, is, and always will be loved by those who looked forward to seeing him on their dash. He will always be a cherished memory to many, and we will not forget the injustice that has been committed against an innocent animal whom everyone knew to be a loving, peaceful animal.

Sometimes, I forget how big of an impact Vader had on everyone here. The love far outweighed the hate. If I could hug you all, I would.

I’m just a kid from Brooklyn.

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Journalists at Sochi are live-tweeting their hilarious and gross hotel experiences

Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.

More entertaining than the actual Olympics could ever be.

This here is the Sochi coverage I’ll follow.

Bonus:

Russia is blocking the US teams “beloved” yogurt.

Hilariously bitter article by David Segal about hotels in Sochi.

I’m a little worried about the conditions the athletes will be competing in and some of the initial reports are worrying.

Oh my God.

Is it too late to ask London to host the Olympics again?

How the Desolation of Smaug should have ended.  Pretty funny!  Can’t argue with some of the logic, LOL!

I’ve had this table and chair set for over a year. It was a gift from a friend who was looking to upgrade and knew I needed a table set -best gift ever!

But I’ve always liked the clean lines and slight yellow of a distressed farm table. So after several months of internet research and, more importantly, psyching myself up to do the work, I’m finally sanding and painting the table and chairs. As you can see from the pictures, I completed the table yesterday. Now I’m working on the chairs….and they are no easy task. The sanding alone took forever on one chair and the paint is taking about four-five coats to cover up…phew.

I’m using Behr antique white, some cheap primer and Min Wax polyacrylic to seal it.

Fingers crossed I get this done before Christmas!!

Operation Charlotte’s Web from Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary on Vimeo.

We dubbed it Operation Charlotte’s Web however on the 28th of September 2013 we quickly realised the task before us was more like a scene from Mission Impossible…

SeedsConf 2013 - The History of Worship

This is such a fun video that takes me back to the old days of church worship. I love and sang every one of those songs. And the plexiglass stand with the fake flowers in front - absolutely hysterical! What a fun skit!

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Dad Life from Church on the Move on Vimeo.

Buy the Dad Life MP3 on iTunes!
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Producer - Whitney George twitter.com/whitneygeorge, Angie Woods twitter.com/angiewittywoods
Director - Gary Hornstien twitter.com/ghornstien, Chris Munch twitter.com/cmunch78
Director of Photography - Corey Lack coreylackphotography.com

Written by - Chris Munch, Whitney George
Joshua Andersen twitter.com/joshuaandersen
Andrew Dale twitter.com/drewberdale
Roman Johnson twitter.com/romanjohnson23
Adam Bush twitter.com/adam_bush

Track recorded at - creativeaudiolab.com
Track produced by - Andrew Dale, John Mitchell

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Really enjoying this blog!  It’s a plethora of creative odds and ends!