I can't stand guns. Or selfies. But when you swap one for the other, I'm completely onboard. Whoever started this trend, I tip my hat to you. (And while I know Harry wasn't exactly Scarface, that last one was too good to pass up.)
I'm a sucker for a great video, and this one's my crush of the week. I never thought Knorr was a particularly sexy brand (mmm... soup mixes.) And I'm definitely not one to ride out a full YouTube ad. But this lovely clip checks both of those boxes and I adore it.
Can they set up this perfectly-catered, magically-lit room in Chicago? And find me a charming guy with a similar passion for wine, pizza, and tacos? Because I'm in.
On a separate note, this reminds me of the "First Kiss" video that made the rounds a few years ago. It, too, was a beautifully shot ad, and I probably watched it 10 (or 50) times.
I don't care if it's an advertisement or that they may or may not be actors. To me, it's sweet and authentic and makes me a little less terrified to put myself out there again. It turns my fear into butterflies. And I'll take as much of that as I can get.
Let's pretend it hasn't taken me a year and month since I wrote that last post. When it comes to blogging, my consistency is less than stellar. Same goes for Weight Watchers. But it's my birthday today, so I think that means all blogging and self-improvement sins are forgiven.
I've been into TED talks lately. Like kind of obsessed with them. I cue one up on my ride into work, and another on my way home, and it makes me feel all wise and scholarly for the day. Yesterday's was by Gary Lewandowski, a professor of psychology at Monmouth University. He talked about relationships and break-ups and the extreme highs and lows that accompany each. And at the end of his talk, he likened it all to the Japanese art of Kintsugi.
(Don't worry, I'd never heard of it either.)
Kintsugi artists take broken pottery and mix lacquer with gold, platinum, or silver to glue it back together.
Rather than hiding the cracks or pretending it never broke in the first place, kintsugi takes the opposite approach and literally makes those cracks shine. I immediately Googled a few photos, read a blog post, and am hooked.
I'm obsessed and am totally stealing this concept. Divorced? Nah. Kintsugi'd.