Monday, January 27, 2014

Current Jams

These two songs have been fixated in my brain as of late, and for good reason; both are too awesome, haha.

Passion Pit - Constant Conversations
(Btw, Analeigh Tipton is a cutie <3)

Blackstar ft. Common - Respiration
The trifecta. All three beastin' on the track, and not to mention that Mos Def's voice is so fucking sick to me. I'll forever have love for Blackstar and Common.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


You ever have those moments in life where you sit back and look at everything that is going on around you and think to yourself that it doesn't get much better than this? Or you might even objectively know that it does get better, but you feel that things are great as they are and to get any better would simply be a bonus; you ever get that feeling? That's me lately. I love my friends, I love my family, and I love life right now. Pure elation :)

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Cut The Shit

There comes a time when everyone should just cut the melodrama and act like adults, am I right? Or are we still children here?


Consular: one of my favorite bands that I got to see at 305 Fest. I remember the first time that I ever heard them years ago. I think my brain melted a little, ahaha. So slow, so heavy, so good. Check out their set from this past 305 Fest, and pay close attention around 16:55 (you can see me jumping off stage and getting carried away by the crowd with a funny ass hair whip to boot, ahaha).

Its So Hard To Say Goodbye

Its so cliche, but sometimes you really don't know what you have until its gone. Crush, the family turtle, ran away the other day. I really loved that little guy. I mean, he was a turtle, but fuck it, I loved him. Once I heard what had happened, I was full of so much remorse and regret. Why didn't I do more to facilitate my little friend? I took care of him when everyone went out of town which is when I really grew attached, but I could have done so much more with him. And now that he's gone, its too late. I then started thinking that its the same with friends, family, and significant others. Don't take them for granted. Cherish the fuck out of them. Because they may no longer be around one day and you'll want to feel peace and happiness when you think about the times that you spent together as opposed to regret or remorse at how you treated them (or didn't treat them). Well anyway, here's to Crush. Be safe in those streets, buddy. I hope you find an ill ass lake and smash some way cool lady turtles, have some babies, and live a long life.

P.S. Admittedly, losing Crush symbolized other things, people, etc. that I've lost in life, especially those that I fought for and could not regain. I'm a really nostalgic and reminiscent kind of guy. Strive for new and better things though, and work toward a future that you can look forward to as opposed to looking toward your past.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Somewhat of a New Pet Peeve

Cell phones at the dinner table; it shouldn't happen. I fought this one before, but its a good rule. Granted it is the 21st century and we have become accustomed to not letting a single red notification or ping go unchecked (I'm guilty of this), I think that all the social media and texts can wait for just half an hour or so. Family, friends, and significant others that are right in front of you are more important. Partake in real life conversation. Make a real life connection. Leave the phone elsewhere or on vibrate. You'll be doing yourself and those around you a favor.

So This Is The New Year

I guess the New Year is supposed to signify some sort of progression, but really it's just a new day. Today is Tuesday and tomorrow will be Wednesday; that's about it. People make resolutions to start working out, eat healthy, be kinder to people, treat their significant other better, or whatever the case may be, but more than half of people don't even keep their resolutions past the first month or two into the New Year. So I say why wait until the first of January? If you want to progress, then start already. Start on the 15th, 25th, or 31st of December. Don't waste time making New Years resolutions and broadcasting them for the world to see via social media when there's a good chance you won't even stick to it. Make lifetime resolutions, and start them right now. With all cynicism aside, it really doesn't take a "New Year" to start becoming the best person that you can be. Just my two cents. Happy New Years, everyone :) (This is something I posted on FB yesterday; thought it was worth remembering.)