Probably the Funniest Thing I’ve Ever Seen

In case you didn’t know (but you probably did, because I talk about it all the time), my brother Alex is in a comedy group called Baby Mountain. I can definitely say I’m their number one fan, and not even just because of my brother. I just think they’re so funny. Over the weekend, their school did something called the 48 hour shootout. Here’s an explanation from someone who didn’t really pay attention when she had it explained to her (me): each team gets a prop, a title, a genre, and a line, and then they have 48 hours to make an entire short film. This is the one my brother worked on…OR DID HE?

Why don’t I have a Baby Mountain t-shirt yet? I deserve one. I am the best hype girl.

Productivity, Creativity, and Ira Glass

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been listening to the podcast Making It with Riki Lindhome. Hearing successful people talk about their work is always really inspiring, and it gives me that necessary kick in the ass to go get things done. In his episode, Thomas Lennon talked about how 90% of what you make is going to be crap. Instead of being discouraged by that, it just means you should make a lot of stuff. That way, your 10% will be bigger.

Coincidentally, one of my Facebook friends posted this Ira Glass quote a few days ago. I’ve been thinking about it a lot. Do a lot of work.

This Week On HelloGiggles

Today’s Young Adult Education book is Here’s To You, Rachel Robinson by Judy Blume.

This book and Just As Long As We’re Together were BIG for me when I was a kid. I know it’s such a cliche for a girl to say she learned all about sex, puberty, etc. from Judy Blume, but I really did, as shown here (also, I totally had the wrong book in mind in that post…I meant Just As Long As We’re Together!).

As usual, if you know of any books you’d like to see me cover, please let me know! I’m open to suggestions (especially for newer books).