Happy Tuesday (or whatever emotion you associate with Tuesday)!
My week got off to a great start, as I got to spend Sunday with some of my favourite people.
In the morning, I met up with my sister for a gym date. She wanted to do a BodyPump Express/CXWORX combo but since I had done kettlebells the day before, I opted to start with a 30-minute treadmill run to flush out my legs. I then joined her for CXWORX.
To say I’m not a fan of stationary cardio machines is a bit of an understatement so you can imagine how much fun I had watching everyone else do Pump while I trudged away on the treadmill. Instead of watching the clock like I usually do, I measured how much time I had left based on what track they were on in BodyPump. So instead of thinking “WTF, I’ve only been on this thing for 5 minutes,” I was all ”WTF, they’re only on the squat track?!?”
Yeah, good times. CXWORX was fun though.
After the gym, I cleaned up and headed to Toronto with my friend to watch a Toronto International Film Festival screening of Bad 25, a Spike Lee directed documentary about Michael Jackson’s Bad album.
Before it started, Spike Lee dropped by to introduce the film.
Pretty craptastic picture, I know, but it was my first celebrity sighting in all of the years I’ve been in the GTA during TIFF.
Anyway, onto the movie…
Thriller is always considered the pinnacle of MJ’s career but I’ve always been more of a Bad girl myself so I really enjoyed this film. It broke down the creative process behind each song and music video, as well as the album’s cultural impact.
It was also full of cool little tidbits, like the meaning of the line “Annie are you okay?” from Smooth Criminal (Annie is the name of a CPR training dummy and Michael had recently taken a CPR course. One of the first things you learn in training is to ask the doll, “Annie, are you okay?”)
It ended with an amazing performance of Man in the Mirror, one of my favourite songs to watch MJ perform live. I must have been a gospel singer in a past life because I love any song with a gospel breakdown at the end.
After the movie, I met up with Josh for a family dinner at his mom’s place. It was full of lots of yummy Filipino food, which I’ll share tomorrow.
What’s your favourite album/artist from the 80s?