January 28, 2013

Not A Model Mantra - On the Road

Last week, I went to watch On the Road despite lending the book version to a friend. I usually like to read books before watching the onscreen adaptation, but sometimes I break those self-imposed rules.

While I won't ruin the movie, or give a review (I'm not much for that) I did enjoy the rejection of the stay-in-your-birth-place-for-the-rest-of-your-life ideology. Who doesn't like road trip adventures?

Oh and I also concluded that any relatively attractive boy named Dean will grow up to be trouble.

This week's mantra is from Mr. Jack Kerouac:

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

Here's to re-thinking commonplace things...


  1. hmm..based on the movie, think I should read this book?

  2.'s considered one of the "classics" so yes!?