Thursday, 3 November 2011

Day 29 – A song that makes you feel guilty

I was sent the link to a drama set to music a few years ago. It was performed by a youth group and told the story of a woman who is walking with God and then gets pulled away by alcohol, sex, pressure to look like supermodels, and money. She reaches the point where she is starts cutting, and then is about to kill herself when she decides she can't do that and tries to break free. God steps in and pulls her back to himself and fights off her 'demons' for her, and she suddenly appears with a clean white shirt and the blood on her arms gone.

The drama is set to Everything by Lifehouse, and even though, thankfully, I've never been in remotely like the situation of that woman, it still makes me feel guilty about things that I have done in the past that have been bad for me, bad for other people, or just plain stupid.

Today's prompt - Fighting your demons.

The video is here and I really recommend it! And a write up about the drama is here if you're interested.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Review - 101 Uses for a Dead Meerkat by Massimo Fenati

For those with a slightly black sense of humour, the “101 uses for...” series of books attempts to find things to do with, traditionally, a dead cat. But in this book the author has decided to use meerkats – one of the nation’s favourite animals in recent years.

The book is full of pictures of meerkats being used as book stands, fairground rides, clothes pegs, tent poles, spy cameras, and, rather disturbingly, as stockings. Unlike the cat books, the meerkats were coloured in, standing out from the black and white line drawings and taking away some of the fun of trying to spot the dead animal.

It was an entertaining enough book, but for the price, I couldn’t help but feel that it was just an attempt to cash in on the current craze for meerkats.

101 Uses for a Dead Meerkat by Massimo Fenati

£9.99, published by Boxtree.

ISBN 0752227924