Sunday, February 18, 2007

Hips in Action

To follow up on my previous post, here is the footage of Shakira's hips professing the truth on the Grammy stage.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Hips Don't Lie

On Sunday night, I was at The GF's place watching the Grammy's. Then, Shakira's performance started after the commercial break, and she performed "Hips Don't Lie" with Wyclef.

My first thought was that it was going to suck. We get it, Shakira. You can belly dance. Sweet. Why don't you come out with a new hit song?

But all of a sudden, she started shaking those hips, and I just got lost in the moment. I felt like I was cheating. The GF was in the kitchen, hard at work on a delicious macaroni recipe she got from Food & Wine, and I was on the couch ogling at Shakira while I waited for my feast.

Please tell me I'm not the only person who was mesmerized by Shakira's hips.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Kid is Hot Tonight

The agency where I work recently had a short film festival. My friends decided they would enter.

The rules of the competition were simple. Your film could be no longer than seven minutes, and it had to include the concept of ink. This rule was in place to ensure that the films were new and original. It could be as simple as saying “ink” in your film or basing the whole story around ink. See if you notice it in our film.

The premise of our film was based on how the first week of work would go at the newly merged agency. It was set against the background of Loverboy’s “The Kid is Hot Tonight.”

The star of the show was my leader during my first seven months at work, showing me how to BS with clients and how to maintain your dignity at the office the day after passing out on the bar and losing your phone. He recently switched accounts and passed me on to the producer/director of the whole operation, the curly haired gentleman with glasses. He is a born leader, who really helped me find my inspiration in my short, but pivotal scene.

Though our film didn’t ultimately win any category (predictably, all the winners were films by creatives), everyone had a good laugh.

I hope you enjoy.