Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tip#553: Just Have Fun, Part 1 - Rock of Ages

I recently had an unusual week of stress where I wasn't able to focus and felt exhausted. So I wasn't sure if I could do a good job hosting my Friday night movie screening of Groundhog Day at the Alternative Thinking Bookstore here in Toronto. And yet when I got in front of the audience my playful side kicked in and I was having fun being silly! I opened by talking about superhero underwear and stinking feet that smell like Fritos chips or "cheese-toes". A girl laughed in front row and said her stinky feet smell more like salt and vinegar chips!

There was lots of laughter throughout the screening and in the discussion afterwards. I felt exhilarated and almost in awe that my mental state could transform so quickly from being unfocused and tired to an energized enthusiasm and a sharp mind. The key was I automatically turned off my head and let my heart take over. I just had fun!

Rock of Ages (2012)

The musical movie Rock of Ages is based on the Broadway musical about a small town girl named Sherrie (Julianne Hough) who travels to Los Angeles with the dream of becoming a famous singer. The fun ensemble cast includes Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin and newcomer Diego Boneta. They all do their own singing of 80's rock classics and people in the audience I was in were singing along too.

All the actors looked like they are having so much fun playing their outlandish characters. Tom Cruise plays Stacee Jaxx and looked so authentically immersed into the role of a tattoo covered rockstar. I loved his duet with a Rolling Stone Magazine reporter (Ackerman) which was a hilarious, sexy scene to the tune of "I Want to Know What Love is" by Foreigner. Everyone in the audience laughed out loud and so did I! We were all just having a good time with music we loved and a movie that was over the top, silly and cheesy. But it was good cheese!

Sometimes when life gets stressful you've got to treat yourself to some fun. Turn off your brain and let your heart lead the way. Let your inner kid out to play! Take a break and listen to music you loved growing up with. Go see a comedy film that will make you laugh. Whatever you do don't think too much about it! Just have fun!

Related Tips:
Tip#553: Just Have Fun, Part 1 - Rock of Ages 
Tip#591: Just Have Fun, Part 2 – Iron Sky 
Tip#666: Just Have Fun, Part 3 - This is the End

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3 comments:

Candice Frederick said...

very good cheese, and so much fun!

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Ha yes! Premium cheese Candice!

Emmanuel
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Love-Quotes said...

Keep posting stuff like this I really like it.