These are the Proper x Vans holiday colab. The model I've been wanting to get for some months now is the Chukka Del Barco Lx pictured at the top in black but I'd rather have the brown ones. So sexy oh so sexy.
Work work work. Geez I've been working non stop for a whole year with no breaks or time off, nothing. I'd probably say that it's my fault since I'm the one who could take the time off but doesn't. Instead I'd rather work my ass off so things could stay in some kind of order. This time of year I get that exhausted feeling where my body says to me, "Dog you need a break." I just might have to listen and take some time to just relax.
Well I know some wonder why the updates haven't been coming as fast as usual. Well one reason is that I just haven't been doing that much interesting stuff as of late and two is that I have been consumed with my new ps3 and have been playing ssfII hd remix every free sec. I get. Updates will come more frequently though as I start taking the camera out more.
Friday we celebrated another busy year with a little gathering of clients and friends. The location was at Deity Lounge here in Brooklyn. Even though a few people had to cancel due to the nasty weather outside which was understandable.
The new year is approaching. Will you do anything any differently than you did this year? Me personally, well I'll be sorting my finances out and trying to get a grasp of my future career moves once and for all. Also trying to be a nicer person oh and get buffed like LL. lmao. Well not exactly buff but toned. Those who are religious pray for Mr. Royalty.
What are you doing to stay afloat? If you have a job that's stable that's ok but if you're like me and have a career driven by builders and people who have money to spend on their various properties then you're in deep shit. The market for my field is slowly shrinking. I can feel the walls tightening right now and I can't breath. Seriously though I've been thinking about this for awhile and weighing my options for future economic growth on my part.Well I can do a lot of things, photography, art, strip (lol) etc. I'll just play it by ear.
So where do we begin? Okay Friday morning I decided to go directly to the Verizon store close to my job on Montague St. here in Brooklyn to see if I could snag a Blackberry Storm. Like any of the previous models, there was a buzz with this Blackberry especially since this was the first touch model.Although this was the case, I did expect what I was about to walk into. So I went to the store about 8:45 am, the store was supposed to open at 9:00am but as I walked into the store there was like fifty people already lined up and signed in already. I signed in and began to wait like the rest. As more people began to pile into the store I became restless since nobody seemed to be leaving with any phones. I asked the manager what was going on and he said that the system was down. I asked him how many Storms did they have and he replied they has and with 22. Now if my math was correct that means if I'm like number thirty or so I would not be getting a phone even though that was the case he proceeded to keep people there to order a phone to be delivered. I left immediately to go and order my phone at my office from Verizon's website. As the day went on and as I read the various technology blogs it seemed like this shortage was nationwide. Was it that Verizon shipped too little Storms? That seemed true until I read it was due to a software update that Verizon’s engineers could not fix in time for the launch so they had to downgrade the units to the older operating system in the meantime. At first I could not get why the stores were getting like ten units when the demand was so high. After reading why I knew the reason. My order was placed and I was merely waiting to for confirmation. Now I'm reading that if you placed an order before 2:00pm Friday that your Storm will be shipped no later than the November 25 and if the order was placed after 2:00pm that it'll be shipped by December 5th, also any order placed November 22nd or later will be shipped by December 15th. Wow great job Verizon, way to botch a launch. Although I placed my order before 2:00pm I'm still not optimistic that I'll get a storm before December. All of this run around for just a phone. Geez!!!
Finally I get to update you on my denim evolution. It's been awhile but it's finally here. I've worn these things for awhile now non stop through various whether changes and seasons. At times I wondered why do it because they started to get an odor which I'd then have to fabreeze away.
Samurai Jin's (2 soaks 2 washes)
Front View where you can see some whisker action going on
Crotch repair from almost a year of constant wear
Some pocket fading where I keep my wallet
worn threading at pocket
Samurai S710XX (2 soaks 1 wash)
Honey Combs are coming in nice
Back Pocket fading is evident on this model
Left back pocket got a hole and I hope it rips open even more in the future
So at this point I'm looking to update in about six months time that's when I think I'll do another wash. I might also update on another pair I've started to wear a bit as well, the black version of the S710XX the S718bk. This process might seem unusual to some since the denim is being worn for a 6 months plus period without any washes but this is the natural process. I'd rather evolve my raw denim this way than to buy an already distressed pair from the store. This way is more personal so stay locked for future updates.
Villa Storingavika is a home done by Saunders Architecture and is located in Norway. This House is just simply beautiful. The lines and the angles are done with such purpose and the spaces are grand and in some cases have a very cozy appeal. Where are my clients who are going to let me be creative with there money like this?
History was made on November 4th. Not only was there a new president of the United States of America but also, the president elect is black. That's right he looks like me. As I sat glued to the TV all night waiting for the results to come in, I could not help but think of the history of all of my ancestors who've been through things nobody could imagine and fought for this day to come. This does not erase whatever we've endured throughout history but it sure helps to paint a picture of the direction the country and most likely the world is shifting towards. Now that we have a black president now us who are of African decent have no excuse to make when it comes to fulfilling our potential. We can never go back to saying "well the white man did this or the white man did that." Those excuses will no longer be tolerated.
Who’d ever thought that in my lifetime or even this soon that we would see a black man run for president of the United States of America. Before this election I’m sure most of us never even thought this would ever happen. Now the time is upon us and the choices are here for us to vote. On one hand you have John McCain; a so called ‘maverick’ that has ran a smear campaign since day one and who seem to not connect with the real American people at all. On the other hand you have Barack Obama who has captured the American public’s enthusiasm and revived their faith in the ‘system’. They both have proposed total opposite policies so it boils down to whose policy you like the best and who you feel will make the better president. I’m not going to tell you who I think you should vote for but I would say this please get out there and vote and when you do go tell the next man or woman to do the same. I’ve seen lines around the block so it seems like voter turn out around the country is much higher than ever before. Oh and by the way OBAMA ya’ll!!!!!!
Is it just me or do kids these days have no sense, no manners, no morals and are just flat out rude. This shit annoys the hell out of me. You see these young kids everyday on the train or in the streets and the way they act is puzzling to me. Who are their parents? Do they really care? I mean how did this problem get so bad? I wasn't the the most respectful kid when I was growing up but I know my family did a darn good job raising me and teaching me right from wrong. They instilled the values I'd need in life to make good judgment. If not for what they tried so hard to teach me I'd be so lost. Growing up I really hated that shit, no back talking or else my lip would be a bloody mess. Respect your elders or else. Stuff like that was a general rule. These days the kids don't give a damn and they talk to anybody however they feel. The day I have a kid(s) and they bug out on me I'm gonna be whooping some ass.
Why do I hate this holiday so much? I'll tell you why. This holiday is just plain stupid. Kids getting dressed up to go get candy from people's houses, or the countless number of adults putting on costumes to see who can either look the scariest or the dumbest. I'm sorry I have never loved this holiday nor will i ever. I just think it's pointless and just another excuse for people to act a fool.
On Thursday Oct. 16th my friend Siji released his long awaited album entitled Adesiji. Also that night was a celebration party for an African music icon Fela Kuti. The festivities got underway at about 9:30 pm with a performance by Jahstix. Siji came to the stage at about 10 pm and tore the house down with his energetic live band show. The crowd was definately pleased with the show. Props to the musicians on stage because they all did their thing. The night ended with Dj Rich Medina on the ones and twos celebrating the music of Mr. Kuti and his musical legacy in the world of african music and music in general.