Wednesday, 16 April 2014

I love to dance

There aren't many opportunities in my life for dancing these days. It's sad. I love it. Here is a video that really made me smile and also made me want to learn some new moves. It's an ad for Diesel which shows how flexible their jogg jeans are. Very flexible it seems. So flexible that you can do any style of dance in them from a-z.

I'm rubbish at twerking by the way. I tried - it caused much hilarity.

Ok how cool was that? Thanks to my colleagues for this one.

Friday, 10 January 2014

And Your Mum Is Best Buds with P&G

Ok. To counter act the piss take of loving Mums from Old Spice here's one where Mums are the heroes. Because really and truly, that's what Mums are.

Thanks to my ex for this one ;-)

And thinking of my Mum who would have celebrated her birthday with mine next month.
Love you Mum. 

Old Spice Is Your Mum's Worst Enemy

My ex's mother was very clingy. She showered him in hugs and big kisses, nagged him constantly but affectionately and called him several times a day. Each call would last about an hour. One Christmas she sent us a card. It was addressed to us both but said, "To a wonderful Son" on the front and had a picture of a cartoon little boy. Another Christmas he announced he'd be spending the day with me.
"You can always change your mind", said his Mum grabbing his hands and staring at him earnestly. I was standing next to him. Any time the subject of us getting married would arise in conversation his Mum would say, "there's no rush, you have the rest of your life!"

She meant well. She loved her precious son and wanted to remain the main woman in his life. This is why I can see her as one of the Mums in this Old Spice Commercial.

Oh and Happy New Year!

Here's to new beginnings and new adventures.

I'm single again so I'm sure I'll have plenty to tell you about. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Jean-Claude Van Damme - DAMN!

This man is 53. And he is doing frickin' crazy stunts like this....Is this for real???
Anyway it's a great idea to show off the Volvo truck's dynamic steering.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

I had a crush on you in Primary School.

I just read a lovely article in The Guardian by Caitlin Moran in which she told the story of her first love. Read it here. And it made me think it would be quite fun to write about my own. A confessional if you will. So here goes. Here's everyone I loved at primary school.

Age 5.
Living in Reading aged 5 I loved a cross-eyed little boy in the year below. I think his name was Peter. I never talked to Peter but I used to look at him and think that when he grew up he'd look like Prince Charming from Disney's Cinderella. That's when I would swoop in and marry him. By then his eyes would be sorted I presumed. This thought that my future was already a dead cert made me feel all content inside. I never got to find out if I was right though as, at the age of 6, my family cruelly moved me to Swansea. That's when my love life went to pot. Thanks family.

Age 6.
Aged 6 I had a dream that I woke up, got out of bed, opened the cupboard and a little green alien was standing inside. This green alien was David Bowie (I'd been watching the Labyrinth a lot). He had come to feed me medicine which would kill me. Weirdly enough I woke up and, instead of crying, realised that I was in love with David Bowie. I was very aware that there was a huge age gap between us. So I prayed to God to make him cryogenically freeze David Bowie so that he could be defrosted at a time when I was old enough to marry him. God let me down.

Age 7.
My friend Julia and I used to play with a boy called Eddie in our class. One day we both decided we wanted to go out with him. We didn't really know what "going out with meant" so we saw no reason why we couldn't do a group arrangement. So I ran up to him at breaktime and said, "Eddie will you go out with Julia and I?" Eddie replied, "No!", then ran to tell our friend Jessie who actually was going out with him. We had not known this. After that we didn't play together any more.

Aged 9.
This is when I had a crush on a blonde boy in the year above. I can't remember this boy's name but he was the best friend of the coolest boy in school who used to win the Eisteddfod every year with his choir boy voice. I thought the fact that I loved his best friend instead meant I had more discerning taste than every other child. That year I managed to get into the folk dancing school team and so did he so this meant lots of time on coaches to dance events mooning over blonde boy. Then he went to secondary school never even having looked at me.

Aged 10.
The coolest boy in my class was called Robert. He and his best friend Satvinda used to sit by me and think of ways to humiliate me. One day they asked me, "Aimee, have you ever seen a Peacock?". Wise to the fact this question was not an innocent one I thought carefully about my reply. It must be a test to see how worldly I was, I thought. "Yes", I replied smiling, "in the park". To this they burst out laughing, "haha, Aimee saw a cock in the park!" Fail. In the following year one of Robert's friends came up to me in class and told me, "Robert said he fancies you". Me? Well I obviously forgot all the mockery of the previous year and fell a little bit in love with him. But I was way to shy to do anything so I promised myself that when I got to secondary school I'd start having boyfriends.

yes. Everything would be great at Secondary School....

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Mercedes Benz Chicken Dance

When I was a student my creative partner Liz and I had a book that was made up almost entirely of adverts featuring animals. Yes we were obsessed with all things furry and feathery. Perhaps that's why I really love this advert for Mercedes Benz. Such a clever way of demonstrating a product point without even showing the product. GENIUS...and so entertaining. 

Courage Indeed.

Oh it's been so long since I last blogged that I almost forgot how to embed a video. 
Time flies when you're in LA, doing up your house, tackling problems with cats pissing on your bean bags and putting ikea furniture together. 

Anyway I wanted to take time to post this little film about courage made by Graphic Designer, Photographer & Filmmaker Miriam Abrahams. It really is a brilliant take on the word courage. I don't think I could have done it.  Watch with sound - the two little kids are so cute.

Chop Chop from Miriam Abrahams on Vimeo.

All the comments below this video are asking to see how she fixed what the kids did to her. I was so desperate to see how she had it fixed that I trawled her website. Please post an afterwards picture Miriam!