Monday, May 31, 2010

On scrambled eggs (not really)

I’m fighting a(nother!) cold and I’ve got a lot of my mind (including a troublesome drabble I am trying to write for the June 2010 Burrow feature which we are launching tomorrow – you should check it out [tomorrow, on June 1st that is] on,) so this will be a short post. It’s unavoidable to mention one of the other things on my mind since the Burrow also launches another event tomorrow – it’s the GO! date for the BuNoWriMo. If you haven’t joined yet, you should check it out (the logo in the top right corner of this page will take you directly there). We are currently at 90 members – that means 90 people who will help YOU write a novel in June (if you let us) – and there is room for plenty more!

What I really wanted to post today, though, is something that has to do with my Saturday post. I won’t give you a full review of the Eurovision show (because, let’s face it, the artistic highlights were few), but there is one thing from the show I wanted to share.

The pause act in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest was surprisingly good, it was different than it usually is (actually, it was different than anything I’ve ever seen). Watching this live made me remember what people can do when they get together and work towards a mutual goal, and this is also an example of a happening that would not have been possible without the help of modern technology. The music starts about 50 seconds in, and I highly recommend watching at least a couple of minutes to get an idea what is really going on here (actually, just watch the whole thing. It’s really cool!).

One final comment on Eurovision and I swear I won’t mention it again for a year… Did you know that if you google “men in silver hotpants” in Australia my blog comes up as one of the top hits? I know this because a considerable of the hits I had over the weekend came from Aussies looking for the good stuff in really short shorts…


M.J. Nicholls said...

I haven't seen that many suicidal people in one place before.

I supposed they could chopper in the Prozac if they open the stadium roof.

Clarissa Draper said...

Interesting post. I'm gearing up for the big start tomorrow. I will need all the support to complete the project. I'm sometimes my own worst enemy.


Cruella Collett said...

Mark - no, no, no, don't go spoiling my "the world can be saved after all" moment with your cynicism! I bet you secretly tried the moves at home. Don't you deny it!

CD - I'm going to need the support myself (why do you think we invited everyone - we need people to catch us when we fall...). I have been in thesis wonderland (which means the exact opposite of wonderland) until today - and I will have to devote some time to writing that this month as well - so I haven't really been able to consider what the goal of 50K in a month really means to me. It really makes me nervous and exited all at once to do so now, though, the idea that in just 30 days I may have reached that goal I've vaguely had before me ever so long. I might - no, that is the wrong kind of mentality... - I WILL have written a novel! Weeee!

Cheeseboy said...

Never heard of Eurovision, but I am glad I have heard of it now. They were totally getting down and funky, Eurovision style.

Cruella Collett said...

Cheeseboy - it is my mission to spread the word about why (and in what way) people should like Eurovisions! (Apparently...)
Glad you liked it :)

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