Been feeling a bit out of sorts lately, everything and everybody was getting to me... usually I am pretty good at shrugging off insensitive remarks or weird situations, but somehow the past week wasn't going too well and I was close to losing it when salvation came in the form of Easton Corbin. It all happened last Friday when I was home alone (its a rare treat for me to enjoy my own company) and decided to blast the house with accuradio (the online music station that I am crazy about). I was tuned into the country station and singing along with Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and doing a little hoe down in the kitchen while cooking lunch when I heard this new song that somehow seemed to fill the entire house with a new warmth... it was a good old fashioned country song that permeated the house with its twanginess and country goodness. Easton Corbin weaves magic into his songs, and I love how he lightened the mood and balanced the destructive forces in my world.
Another guy that I am going bonkers over is Aron Ralston; the movie 127 hours is based on his book, Between a Rock and a Hard Place and I can't stop admiring the guy and marveling at his courage, wit, fortitude and determination. I am completely in awe of him, the adventures he's been through... rafting, rappelling, climbing mountains and scaling peaks in winter; he takes adventure to an extremely ridiculous adrenaline pumping level. I like the way he infuses humour into a situation of impending doom, like this headline that flashed before his eyes when he narrowly escaped death in the Colorado river: Idiot Engineer drowns in Grand Canyon. Yeah, he has been through harrowing situations before and I guess all those prior experiences gave him the courage and mental capacity to go through with his own amputation. I'm mid-way through reading the book and the more I read about him the more I fall for him... he's just so captivating and overflowing with unbridled energy, he's one heck of a writer too.