Video I Love: Beautiful Song & Amazing Talent

Once a week, I post a video I’m loving. So here’s this week’s Video I Love…

The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics are almost here, so I thought I’d share this video which combines Sarah McLachlan and figure skating. McLachlan (a Vancouver native) wrote “One Dream” to be use for the Olympics.

I admire these athletes. Amazing talent and beauty and they do it all on ice…which hurts like crazy if you fall on it, trust me.

I love the lyrics…

“And you know that you can make it
You’ve got the whole world in your hands
And you’ve spent a lifetime working for this moment
And you are shining
You’re all that you wanted to be”

Motivation for anyone with a dream. Beautiful song. Beautiful skating. Enjoy!

(video embedded below)

Have a great week!

Sloan Parker

Quote I Love: You Have to Try to Know

Once a week, I post a quote that I’ve read/heard recently. So here’s this week’s Quote I Love…

I’ve been re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD whenever I’m doing housework or other non-writing crap, er, I  mean, activities. I just watched the episode where Willow and Anya chase down the troll Olaf. For those of you who have never watched Buffy, Anya is newly human. She tends to do and say some pretty awkward things. This part where she’s driving a convertible had me laughing:

Anya: Well, I don’t know how to put the top up. I only just figured out what the left pedal does! It makes us stop! (She slams on the brakes)
Willow: You don’t know how to drive? Why didn’t you say you don’t know how to drive?
Anya: Well, I couldn’t know if I could until I tried, could I?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode: “Triangle”

I like that message…you don’t know what you can do until you try. Of course, for driving I’d recommend a driving class, but the sentiment can apply to lots of things in life. Never think you can’t do something until you at least give it a try and really see what you’re capable of first.

Just watch a baby learn to crawl or a little kid learn to ice skate. They don’t know the word “can’t.” They just keep trying.

So what have you always wanted to learn but were afraid to try?

Thanks for stopping by,
Sloan Parker

Video I Love: I’m concentrating (on Hugh Jackman)

Once a week, I post a video I’m loving. So here’s this week’s Video I Love…

Elmo and Hugh Jackman are talking about concentration. And let me say, that is some concentration. Elmo kinda looks constipated. But Hugh Jackman is one of the finest looking men alive. How many guys can make talking to a puppet look sexy? There is not one inch of that man’s body I don’t want to…wait, I think I’m sharing too much here. Enjoy the video. It’s cute.

(embedded video below)

Was it good for you?

Sloan Parker