Friday, May 28, 2010

Be Stupid

Today's Inspiration is Diesel's most recent ad campaign. Its probably one of my favorite ad campaigns of all times. It's funny, artist, and you just can't help but love it. The new diesel philosophy:
Like balloons, we are filled with hopes and dreams. But. Over time a single sentence creeps into our lives. Don’t be stupid. It’s the crusher of possibility. It’s the worlds greatest deflator. The world is full of smart people. Doing all kind of smart things… Thats smart.
Well, we’re with stupid. Stupid is the relentless pursuit of a regret free life. Smart may have the brains…
but stupid has the balls. The smart might recognize things for how they are. The stupid see things for how they could be. Smart critiques. Stupid creates. The fact is if we didnt have stupid thoughts wed have no interesting thoughts at all. Smart may have the plans… but stupid has the stories.
Smart may have the authority but stupid has one hell of a hangover. Its not smart to take risks… Its stupid.
To be stupid is to be brave. The stupid isnt afraid to fail. The stupid know there are worse things than failure… like not even trying.
Smart had one good idea, and that idea was stupid. You can’t outsmart stupid. So don’t even try. Remember only stupid can be truly brilliant.

Who doesn't want to be stupid after reading that?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Barbara Kruger

Today my inspiration is Barbara Kruger. I actually found her while reading NYLON magazine.When I first saw her work I was shocked at how honest and blunt it was. Her work defiantly is on the feminist side but the mix of image and text together is extremely powerful.

Today's quote is a poem that one of my best friends introduced me to. I actually have it hanging on the door of my room and I see it every time I leave my apartment.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~ Marianne Williamson, 21st century spiritual teacher
from A Return to Love

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My First Post :)

This is so exciting! I've always wanted to have a blog. :) If you were wondering why I decided to call my blog Friends on Sunday, its actually a name me and my friend thought make a cool band name. But I liked it so much I wanted to use it.

I decided to start a blog of things that Inspire me. I wanted to start with what inspired me to start this blog. Back In January my brother, Blake, and I were watching MTV and a commercial came on for a new show called The Buried Life. It looked pretty good, so when it aired we both watched it. The show is about 4 guys, Ben, Dave, Jonnie, and Duncan, who are trying to complete a list of "100 things to do before you die." and for every one they check off their list they help a stranger complete something on theirs. The show is witty, entertaining, and inspirational. I suggest everyone check it out if you have time.

Since I'm away at college and Blake's back home, after ever episode we would call each other and talk about what they did. After about 4 episodes we both decided we should start our own list and together we would help each other complete things. So far I have competed 5 things off my own list: Hopscotch across the Golden Gate Bridge, donate blood, finish the zoo, donate my hair and start a blog. I probably won't have done any of these things if I hadn't made the list. I have 81 things on my list right now, so I have a ton of things left to cross off. I will leave you with this:
"It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had."
-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross