I have a definite comfort level with still images but video (and sound) has always intimidated me. I'm trying out the new Vine app to see how I might play with it. The short format feels less daunting somehow. It's life in little snippets. So far...I like. Check it out. Have you tried it yet?
If you follow me on Twitter and have already seen my multiple tweets about Tina Fey's book, Bossypants, well here it is again.
I particularly loved hearing Tina Fey narrate her own book. As far as I'm concerned, it was the only way it could have been done. I believe everyone – especially women – should read/listen to this audiobook. I was already a huge fan of Ms. Fey (and of her show, 30 Rock) this book just mutliplied it by a thousand. Her clever and humourous insight into the endless issues all/career-driven women face today is not to be missed. Her whip-smart, Gen-X brand of feminism is the best I've read in decades. There's also valuable advice to all women – and all of it wrapped in laugh out loud humour (mostly from her own confessions). She makes it ok for us to laugh at ourselves and at the absurdity of it all. Among them is the one where she tells women to make STATEMENTS instead of questions when we speak – as in don't say everything in question form. Speak in statements if you want to be taken seriously. I also love her for the chapter entitled All Women Must Be Everything. In fact, I love all of the chapters on women's bodies. I won't give spoilers away but it's the best, most truthful and most hilarious piece of writing about women's bodies I've read in a very long time. Oh, her description of how in any given nail salon in Manhattan there are at least eight Tracy Ullman characters represented had me laughing out loud during my commute home from work. She then proceeds to do a couple of the voices herself. It's funny because it's true.
I can't say enough about this book. I love Tina Fey. I am about to listen it it a second time. Go download it already!
We're off today to be with family (including Lexie's doggie cousins). I'm taking a short break from blogging too, but will be back soon. I hope you all have a great (warm and fuzzy) holiday! It's been an inspiring and eventful year. Here's to a happy and successful 2010!