OctoMom Pics are HUGE on the internet: Oh for crying out loud…x8! Have you ever wondered what it looks like to be pregnant with 8 babies?All we can think while we’re squirming in our chair is OUCH! [TMZ via Buzzfeed]
How to Blow Your Nose: Since we’re little babies we’ve been given the tissue to the nose routine with the instructions “blow.” So it’ snot (heh) like we don’t know how to do it, but are we doing it right? Probably not! One nostril at a time is the way to go, although if you’re sick you really shouldn’t at all! Really. It just shoots more mucus into the sinuses (ick, yes). May we suggest a little nadi shodhana to help clear nasal passages? [NYTimes]
Bruce Springsteen’s ‘IN’ the NOW: An awesome excerpt from the Boss’ Superbowl Journal on the importance of being in the present and enjoying the moment, especially if that moment happens to be the single most watched event of the year.
I was worried that I would find myself ‘out’ of myself and not in the moment. My old friend Peter Wolf once said ‘the strangest thing you can do on stage is think about what you’re doing.” This is true. To observe oneself from afar while struggling to bring the moment to life is an unpleasant experience. I’ve had it more than once. It’s an existential problem. Unfortunately, right in my wheel house. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be a bad show. It may be a great one. It just means it might take time, something we don’t have much of tonight. When that happens, I do anything to break it. Tear up the set list, call an audible, make a mistake, anything to get “IN.” That’s what you get paid for, TO BE HERE NOW! The power, potential and volume of your present-ness is a basic rock and roll promise. It’s the essential element that holds the attention of your audience, that gives force, shape and authority to the evening’s events. And however you get there on any given night, that’s the road you take. “IS THERE ANYBODY ALIVE IN HERE?!”…there better be.
Oh, how we love you Bruce Springsteen. We can’t count how many times we’ve stepped outside ourselves instead of being in the moment. Anyone else? Blink if yes. [Bruce Springsteen Superbowl Journal]