I felt compelled to stay up late watching 80s videos. So many teenage memories flooded through my half-baked brain. Not such a great idea when you’re on the backside of 50 wondering where all the time went. Watching these videos reminded me of time when all I wanted to do was rule the world. Back then, you couldn’t tell me nothing. I knew how everything worked. I had it all figured out.
Of course now I’m not so sure anymore.
I picked up a copy of Hadley Freeman’s book, Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies (And Why We Don’t Learn from Movies and More. I wanted to see what lessons I should have learned, which now elude me.
Last night, I turned to Beverly Hills Cop for some answers. Really I just wanted some light entertainment and BHC is easily my favourite Eddie Murphy movie. But there were lessons:
- Don’t always play by the rules
- Rules were made to be broken
- Use you intution
- Heart over head
- And sometimes, the ends do justify the means!
Today, one of my normal walks turned into a little mini-adventure on account of the floods produced by all this rain we’ve had over the past few days.
It started off innocent enough:
Then it heated up a little:
And finally it came to this:
I need to embed this pic.twitter.com/ty4mpOfdYm
— Clay Lowe (@soulcruzer) October 27, 2019
All in a good Sunday.
I have the crew together who are doing a 30 Day blogging challenge with me that starts on 4 November. The folks include:
Cathy – my long-time blogging buddy
Zoltan – Mr bassplayer extrodinaire
Aimee – my collaboration partner in crime
Dave – my Twitter buddy
Raine – a fellow trainer who goes waaaaay back to our MLHSBC days!
So we have some blogging newbies, some veterans, and some inbetweeners. I’m looking forward to the challenge!