Watch Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap Movie PosterOne might ask what is this movie about?

Let’s jump over to Wikipedia and do a search for a definition:

“This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock musical mockumentary directed by Rob Reiner about the fictional heavy metal band Spinal Tap. The film satirizes the wild personal behavior and musical pretensions of hard rock and heavy metal musical bands, as well as the hagiographic tendencies of rock documentaries of the time.”

Was able to get around to watching this movie and I don’t really see why it is considered a “cult” classic. I understand the standardizes that they were making fun of. The number of British bands coming over to America, the bad luck that followed some bands, in this movie it was the accidental deaths of their drummers, and last the ending with them getting a resurgence of their fame over in Japan. I was surprised that several big name stars had small appearances in the movie. Like Billy Crystal playing a waiter at a party dressed as a mine.

This is NOT going on my “let’s re-watch this movie lots of times” list.

Invent an Identity

When I saw this item, I immediately thought of the TV episode of Friends when Pheobe and Joey talked about having fake names and identities. During the 2014 Oscar’s John Travolta made a HUGE slip up in introducing Idina Menzel as “Adele Dazeem”. The media and social sites had a field day with this. There was even a name generator to “Travoltified” people’s names. Couldn’t resist seeing what mine would be.

Hi! Nice to meet you. My name is Mackenzie Seempzon

It’d be fun to add more tidbits & facts to invent a person. For now, I think this is a great name to start with and can make a half check on this.

If you want to see what your Travolified name would be, click here

Monthly List: December 2012

155 Actually listen to Jehovah’s Witness
152 Attend a Unitarian Universalist service
178 Catch the bouquet
158 Do a backflip on a trampoline
151 Fast for three days (just bread and water)
157 Get your photo taken in Katmandu
173 Invent an Identity
174 Learn to say the alphabet backward
171 Make your own ice cream
162 Paint your bedroom red, black, or hot pink
169 Prepare a lobster dinner
166 Read Alice in Wonderland aloud
170 Read Dante’s Inferno
165 Read Invisible Man
167 Ride Space Mountain
180 Roll your own sushi
160 Run with the bulls in Pamplona
159 Sea-kayak
168 See a laser light show at a planetarium
154 See the Great Wall of China
177 Sit in a skybox at a sporting event
175 Spend some time in a Third World country
179 Spend some time in Appalachia
164 Spend some time with the Amish or the Mennoites
176 Surf
156 Swim with dolphins
161 Volunteer at a national park
172 Watch Spinal Tap
163 Watch the Cartoon Network for twenty-four hours
153 Win a Kewpie doll

Every month I am taking 30 items from the 2001 Things to Do book and creating a short checklist. I am using this as inspiration to work on crossing things off the list, maybe not particularly from that month, but overall to do something different. This is not necessarily a “bucket list”; it is a goal that by doing something new (or doing something I’ve done before but hadn’t documented it with photos or journaling) I will keep from feeling in a rut. I will be able to look back at the little, big, sad, happy, joyful, or heart thumping moments and feel my life has value.

One of my favorite quotes is:

“A good life is a collection of happy moments” by Dennis Waitley

This is a reminder to myself of why I have this blog. I’m working through posting all the items from the book and beyond, to keep in mind to do something. To get out there for experiences and adventures.

I’d love to hear if you have done any of these. Or if you have other ideas to try.