Throwing the glove

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Hey there, reader! It’s the middle of the work week and I’m sure you’re longing for the weekend about as much as I am by now so I decided to share a little preview. Many folks today choose to let of the steam by indulging in the charms of night life like clubbing and raving. So, while engaging in this lately I was introduced to a trend I thought was worth mentioning as one of the “It” things among ravers. It’s called Gloving. Sounds funny when you say it at first, right? Well, to my utter surprise, this is actually considered the newest form of art in clubs. Gloving is usually done with your hands to the musical beat and it basically consists of putting on a pair of gloves (duh…) that have special microlights inserted into them, normally in the fingertips. If you’re trying to imagine this right now, let me be the first to say that it looks a lot more awesome in the dark than what you’re seeing; it’s basically dancing with your hands instead of your feet so, hooray non-dancers!

So, with a bit of research I came to the conclusion that this gloving thing is actually a multi-million dollar industry that’s been constantly growing and improving in recent years; there are a bunch of companies that sell gloves of the kind and the newest models even have complex motion-sensors and accelerometers that react to the direction and speed with which you move, generating numerous light patterns that make for an amazing light show. The latest device to hit the market, a child of © Kickstarter, goes by the simple name the Kinetic. By adapting to your movement this smart glove helps you create unique light patterns and show off your amazing dance skills using (that’s right, y’all!) just your hands. As somebody who’s always been a kind of a dance buff I have to say this is pretty awesome; I mean, you just never know where some creative minds will take something that’s pretty much considered familiar ground! And the best thing is that all you people out there that think you have “two left feet” can actually take a breather now, you’re basically a dancer too.

Thumbs up for creativity and an honest “job well done” from me to the person that came up with this positive and refreshing twist.Interested? You might also want to check out:

Brian Lim’s original emazinglights.com

A beginner’s guide to gloving on reddit.com

New beginnings

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I love summer. Summer is the time that reminds you to get up off your be-hind because every day is a new beginning. In these few short months everybody’s dreaming of vacation time and we feel like we’re on the brim of starting something exciting all the time; we’re wide awake and we’re searching for the next best thing out there.

So, I felt like writing a little something to praise this awesome time the other day when I had the pleasure of playing a humble part in an age-long tradition: celebrating July morning on the beach. I admit I’ve wanted to try and get up and witness the sunrise on this particular morning for several years now but due mostly to my laziness I hadn’t been able to so far. Until this year when I boldly set my alarm for 4:45 a.m., woke up my boyfriend, we got our jackets on and thumped down to the beach, still half drooling, to see the sun rise above the sea. And here’s what I want to say about it: it was totally worth it. Everything about this experience was so new and unknown that the sheer bitter sweetness of it was incredibly refreshing. And, as it seemed, everything around us was just bursting with energy: all the birds were singing, there were squirrels and stray cats roaming around us, the crabs were still out on the rocks, there was a light breeze and everything just felt so… alive. I was truly stunned by the amount of energy we encountered right around when the first shy rays of the sun hit the shore; truly an inspiring experience, here’s what it looked like:

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It was the kind of magical moment that reminds you that you get another chance every single day and that the worries that seem so overwhelming are nothing but a drop in the ocean. If it’s this rewarding to do something as little as get out of bed a few hours earlier, can you imagine what it must feel like to really give it your all? So remember, stay inspired and always keep a cup of coffee nearby in case of urgency 🙂