Many, many moons ago on a fated and muggy evening I fell in love with a curly haired blonde boy as he swayed and jumped in well… synch with a group of obviously lesser men.
joy last Fall: I invite you to grab a spoon and indulge
When I watch it I am impressed by two things. First of all I’m floored at how damn fine Jimmy Fallon is looking in a suit these days much time this must have taken in the practice room. These are two men that could have easily been sidelined in the process of pulling this together by their busy schedules, egos or fear of embarrassment. Memorizing this, collaborating, blocking it, getting it perfectly aligned to go Live took WORK. Lots of it. As all worthwhile things do.
Secondly, in the actual execution of the whole thing you can tell how much fun they are having. They are loving this. This is where they want to be and what they want to be doing. Watching it makes you, the viewer feel great. They don’t care if it might get bombed, they don’t care if youtube doesn’t love it with viral violence, or if their friends think they are total nerds. They have charm and charisma because in addition to their boyish grins, they are willing to OWN it.
There is a serious lack of people out there willing to fulfill even one of these two firstly and secondlys. Sometimes even my favorite people peeve me out cloaking themselves in a fear based ‘don’t get too excited’ mask of indifference. For example, a good friend of mine recently rolled her eyes and explained that her friends were MAKING her go to watch a Ghost Busters’ marathon in Central Park. Um.. I did that once. It was THE BEST!
Please. Don’t act like you’re not invested in something when you are. If you’re doing something optional you truly don’t want to do, stop. If that’s not the case, fix your face. Throw yourself in with passion. You’ll be happier. The people around you will be happier. If you’re acting less than invested in like I dunno… something you love like cough, cough, your ART – your enthusiasm will make it sing louder and help people embrace it readily. Your audience won’t need you to tell them you love it, they’ll just be able to tell that it has that extra hard work + enthusiasum-y something JT+JF special when they look at it. Try not to make excuses. I really believe if you want to do something badly enough you do it. So, do it. Work hard and work with passion.
I’m naturally drawn to people who have an energy and spirit that resonates. I’m thinking I’m not alone in this. Remember, everything in life is just a white picket fence that needs to be whitewashed. Be Tom Sawyer.
Sidenote: In the five years since I started She Sure is Sketchy I’ve had a handful of men contact me to ask me out. If that’s the reason you read my girly nothings, Hi, there ;). Embrace this blog post, it’s giving you a major edge. I am currently accepting Fall 2011 applications.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a video to watch 30x.