Monday, June 8, 2009

Wreck This Journal ~ KABLOOEY

The Next Chapter: An on-line book blogging club ~ Wreck This Journal

A while back, when I first purchased this book, I lay in bed one night skimming the book and gasping at all the unthinkable things we were requested to do. My partner laughed beside me, clearly I wasn't thinking outside the box or recklessly enough at that moment. Thank god for Jamie's support...this wasn't going to be an easy ride.

Since then however, I have completely embraced the idea of "going along" with Keri's suggestions while keeping my shock and repulsion hidden. Wouldn't you know it though, the first page that I randomly crack it open to, I am instructed to give the page to someone else and have them do something destructive to it. I was warned, "Don't look."

He took three painstakingly slow days to plan his destruction. And on the fateful night, he asked questions like "is it okay to run the lawn mower over it?", "do you care if it smells?", all to which I cringed and gave strict instructions not to get that crazy over destroying the page. At one point, he was loudly farting in the other room (my book mysteriously absent from my view) and I yelled "you're not farting in my book, are you??!!?" Obviously I was having a problem giving over the control of being reckless with my book. And do you know what his heartless response was to every idea I nixed? He smiled a grinch-like smile (only with dimples) and laughed demonically. This was the person I was trusting with to wreck my first page of this precious and pristine page.

As instructed, I didn't watch. But I did see him creep outside with my book, camera, tripod...and a firecracker...


video

I am thrilled that he had so much fun. I'm grateful for his video capabilities...and I am envious that he could quite easily lived on the edge of his creativity with the book. He sets a fine example for me as I continue on my journey of pushing the boundaries of my own creative explorations.

Thank god he only blew up one page.

16 comments:

Melita said...

oh my gosh, i loved your video!! what a cool friend. my boyfriend is really getting into wrecking my journal with me. it's fun to share this journey with people close to us and our new virtual friends. looking forward to sharing more with you!! wreck on!!

ina said...

Thank god he only blew up one page

I don't know why, but this sentence made me laugh 'til tears were streaming down my face!

I'm still laughing!

Thank you.

Wild Roaming One (WRO) said...

Melita ~ it so is!

Ina ~ you're welcome! It was fun creating the post.

whenigrowupcoach said...

That is AWESOME! I love, love, love it. When I saw the firecracker my mouth just hung open, but it turned into a smile soon enough.

My husband will probably just watch Star Wars with my journal :)

Michelle | When I Grow Up
whenigrowupcoach.com/blog

Kavindra said...

Oh I love your partner! He's a genius, I NEVER could have thought that up.

And I laughed and laughed about "you're not farting in my book are you?"

I don't know where you 2 live, but my next party, you must come. You are both a riot.

Jamie Ridler said...

You know I have to say it....

AWESOME!!!

What a fantastic video and a fabulous post! You're off to an explosive start!

jennifer lee said...

Super awesome! Loved the video and loved your post... "You're not farting on my book are you?!" Hilarious!!!!!

Leah said...

oh my word!! this was hilarious!! thanks for the great post and incredible video!

Laura said...

What a hoot! I got a "Wreck This Journal" last year, but haven't done much wrecking so far. You are inspiring me, and what a totally creative wrecking job your friend did with the firecracker!

Thanks for loosening us all up with your posts. Much needed. :)

creativehealinggoddess said...

@whenigrowupcoach so funny...
what a great post I liked the bit when you say that he took three days to plan his destruction...how funny..

very hilarious ..

LMA said...

How destructively wonderful! Great video! I'm now trying to decide whether to let my husband or my son wreck my page. (My daughter is letting her BFF do hers.)

Olivia said...

What a great video, WRO! Love the firecracker---so creatively destructive, and so nice to have a supportive partner as well. Thanks for your visit to the happyluau. :) xo, Olivia

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Roflol! I called my own hubbie to play the video again. He is starting to plan too. *giggles*

Sheila said...

PRICELESS! (and a quite classy lighter, if I may say so) Like Kavindra says - the two of you must be on party guest lists of the future. And I too roared LOL at your thought he was farting in your book!

Kathy Crabbe said...

too frigging funny!

love that tiny little blast!

kc
http://SoulReaderBlog.blogspot.com

Bohemian Single Mom said...

Bwahahahaha! MOST EXCELLENT!!

Omg...you must have been laughing your ass off. Totally perfect destruction! What an awesome sense of humour he has!
:)