"Whether you see Valentine’s Day as a chance to shower a loved one in gifts or a good excuse to order an extra-dry gin martini, you’re probably going to think about love at some point today. So watching Chris Vincze’s graceful and very clever short film EVOL is a great way to treat yourself to a lighthearted take on the subject du jour.
To shoot EVOL, Vincze had his two leads, a mopey man and a sweetly bookish woman in the middle of busy London, perform all of their actions backward. Then he reversed the film in postproduction — showing us a couple who find each other because they’re out of sync with everyone else. The technique fits the film’s story perfectly: It’s magical, unashamedly corny, a little disorienting, and constantly surprising. Which, in our experience, is pretty much like falling in love." (via VSL)
Quick V-Day story: I headed out to the gym this morning at around 6:15 am. Usually when I get back home, Peanut and the BossLady are either sleeping or just about to wake up. This morning, I walked into the apartment to see Peanut sitting at the kitchen table by herself. She gave me an enormous grin and cheerfully asked, "Hi daddy! You want to share some chocolate with me?" Turns out she had opened one of the boxes of chocolate meant for her teacher and inhaled half the box. She was still bouncing off the walls when I left for work. There are few things in life that are as simultaneously funny and scary as seeing a toddler on a sugar high.
Happy Valentine's Day, BossLady! You will always be the love of my life. I love you dearly.
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you out there as well. Don't forget to hide the chocolate. And keep sending in those banners! They're great.