Sunday, August 31, 2008

Smoke signals

What if your fears and dreams existed in the same place?
What if to get to heaven you had to brave hell?
What if everything you ever wanted cost you everything you ever achieved? Would you still?

Friday, August 29, 2008

My favorite commercial

Video: Mercenaries 2 Commercial

Love that

Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Yes he can, but at first we have to elect him." ~Bill Clinton

Remember to watch the Democratic National Convention speech tonight at 10pm, where Senator Barack Obama will formally accept his presidential nomination

Here are a few of my favorite speeches at the DNC, just in case you missed it.
Video: Speech by Michelle Obama

Video: Senator Hillary Rodman Clinton at DNC

Video: Former President Bill Clinton at DNC

Video: Senator Joe Biden at DNC

Today also marks the 45 anniversary of the "I Had A Dream" speech from the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ironic isn't it?

Please register to vote everyone, before you know it it'll be November. 

Leave some comments telling me how you feel about the Convention, the speeches, and Obama.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

170th & Goethals

"What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I've left schools and places I didn't even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don't care if it's a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I'm leaving it. If you don't, you feel even worse." 

~Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye

Good-by New York, Good-by St. John's...I'll miss you more than you know.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For The "Rebel Gentleman"

A little birdie name GQ magazine informed me about the newest celebrity putting  his feet in the fashion industry, Mr. Andre Benjamin also known as Andre 3000. In case you have been living under a rock and not familiar with Mr. 3k, he makes up one half of the multi-platimium rapping duo Outkast and most recently an actor in movies like Idlewild and Semi-Pro with Will Ferrell.

Now aside from his music and movie career, Andre is known for his personal uncouth style. Before there was a Pharrell, a Kanye, or a Lupe, Andre was one of the first rappers to wear more unorthodox appearl for his genre. Remember he wore turbans back in the day when you normally only saw you grandma wearing them. I even just saw him in one of my favorite blogs The Sartorialist (and must I say, if you are on the can dress!)Andre's photo from the Sartorialist
(Read what Scott Schuman wrote about him in the August 7th the post)

Benjamin Bixby is the name of his new clothing line. The aesthetic for Bixby is greatly influenced by the 30's varsity wear and classic prep with rugby polos, tees with numbers, high waisted cropped pants, cordoroy blazers, and oxford shirts with rounded tip collars. Benjamin personally picked out the fabrics and cuts for the line. The name and style of the line was inspired by an imaginary muse who in the eyes of Andre is a world traveled educated guy who has a story to tell through his clothing.

Benjamin Bixby is to be sold at Barney's sometime this fall (hooray!)

FYI: Andre 3000 is also working a solo album release date is unknown.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Walking on Water

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One of my close friends is vacationing in California for a couple of weeks (I am jealous to say) and while I was on the phone with her, she kept telling me about some crazy sandals a random girl walking down the streets of LA was wearing. My friend eventually asked the lady where she got her shoes and the lady told her that she makes them (whoa!) and gave her website.

These are the sandals I was talking, right?
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The name of the brand is Posso the Spat. and the random girl with the amazing sandals was either designer of the Posso Marylouise Pels or Vanessa Giovacchin.

These girls have definately taken the gladiator sandal (or what I like to say the "Jesus sandal") to the next level. They are on their Matrix kind of stuff and to my delight they have men's shoes too! Kind of expensive for some sandals though.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


My throat hurts
...from saying things i probably shouldn't say
But instead of fixing my lips to recite some exaggerated apology
I go to CVS and pick up a pack of Halls
That'll surely do the trick, make me feel better
Because though painful, every word spoken was true and necessary
But Oh, how it burns
Damn, the pack's gone already

Today, I feel like a pair of brown leather loafers from the thrift and used. (a chuckle)
But in retrospect, a impeccable classic
Found in an unorthodox place 
A good find to those style savvy individuals
With every crease in its mohagany leather and every scratch in the sole
It tells a story
Because one man's trash is anothers treasure
And to think...all of that for $3.99

Sitting in the emergency room
...cringing from the sound of the moans of a loved one
Actually, The loved one, or the one that matters the most (if I'm allowed to say)
Because every moment that she's in pain, I feel it the most
But she continues to apologize, for the struggles that the day has put me through
And in a bewildered voice, I ask..why?
There's no need to apologize and no thank you's necessary
Your coming back home is enough.
Because to know her, is to love her
And I do, I really do...Get well soon

But all in all...