Write it down.

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Ellen DeGeneres mentioned this in one of her early comedy shows, Here and Now. Which, by the way is hilarious, if you haven’t watched it before. She says it to introduce a bunch of funny statements, but I believe it’s an excellent tip in general. Whether you are a writer, artist, musician, traveler or an explorer of the everyday routine, take field notes. And when you get that brilliant idea and think, “I’m definitely gonna remember that.” trust me, you’re not. Write it down immediately! On a garage slip, on your arm, or even better make sure you always carry a little notebook with you. All the cool kids do.

Here are some more funny quotes from her show to make you giggle at your screen:

All the commercials on TV today are for antidepressants, for Prozac or Paxil. And they get you right away. “Are you sad? Do you get stressed, do you have anxiety?” “Yes, I have all those things! I’m alive!”

[referring to headset phones] Chances are if you need both of your hands to do something, your brain should be in on it, too.

[referring to microwaves] Anything that gets that hot without fire is from the devil.

I don’t want to take a pill. Go to Africa, go follow some bushman around. He’s being chased by a lion. That’s stress. You’re not going to find a pygmy on Paxil, I’ll tell you that right now.

Our attention span is shot. We’ve all got Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD or OCD or one of these disorders with three letters because we don’t have the time or patience to pronounce the entire disorder. That should be a disorder right there, TBD – Too Busy Disorder.

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I get in trouble a lot for the “complement a stranger” one, just be careful, don’t go all the way to Hillbrow for someone you haven’t met, k?

Beware.

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I’ve heard and experienced this too much to ignore it. Prince Charming’s the one that”s either going to break your heart or lock you up in his basement.

 

Stay still.

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I’m sick and stressed out and it’s worked for me. Whether you’re ill or upset, just taking a few seconds to breathe and focus on some other stuff can be really helpful with any bad joojoo.

The sea refuses no river.

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I’ve chosen another of my favourite extracts from Waking Life for today’s doodle. It’s a cool quote to take with you on your weekend adventures. I know the film off by heart by now. If you haven’t watched it, trust me, make an effort to do so soon.

Throwback Thursday.

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Have you ever heard anyone thanking God it’s Thursday? (Unless it’s payday of course!) I suspect they call it “Throwback Thursday” because the first people actually wanted to throw Thursday back. Neither me, nor any of the funny little creatures that live inside me, like Thursdays… TGIF tomorrow.

Random Acts of Creativity #1

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I’m excited to announce a new regular feature on the blog, Random Acts of Creativity! Every week I’ll be posting some silly ideas to encourage creativity. Nonsense is brilliant therapy, and you never know when something surprising will happen. Nonsense can lead to greatness! Go ahead, ask Dr. Seuss.