Wednesday, June 30, 2010

old vegas

These are casinos in Las Vegas that got blown up so something else could be built in their place. When a casino gets demolished in Las Vegas, a huge spectacle is made of the event. Thousands show up and there are fireworks and parties. I read that on wikipedia.

Monday, June 28, 2010

big weird rocks i saw in utah

Here's your never-awaited blog post of some guy posting pictures of rocks from his super cool trip out west.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

the arch and yours truly

Made it a little past St. Louis on day one of driving. Stopped and goofed off at the arch. My stubborn fear of heights did not permit me to actually go to the top. Plus the line was way too long and was composed primarily of people wearing fanny packs. I would've gotten in an argument with one of those people had I waited in that line, I just know it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Before/after pics of the storage pod. The after pic represents a day and a half of me frowning, sweating and further resolving to become a minimalist.

Monday, June 21, 2010

graduation post

This is my graduating class from the Creative Circus. Pretty sharp bunch.

Ad school was cool. It gave me a chance to do something with writing. I wrote six newspaper articles in college and about thirty term papers for people, so that was my prior writing experience. My undergrad degree was in Psychology. I thought I wanted to go into counseling, which turned out to be an ill-fated venture. Now I'm going to Los Angeles to work for an ad agency. I leave Wednesday morning. Going to drive there all the way from Atlanta. And I'm going to keep a photo blog of the whole trip, so stay tuned.

So ad school is over, fastest two years ever. Behind the first two years of my life and the last two years at Ole Miss. And 94-96. If you're reading this and we went to the Creative Circus with me, then hey man that was a lot of fun. Thanks for the good times. If you're reading this and have no idea what the Creative Circus is, check it out here Basically it's a two year school in Atlanta for copywriting, art direction, design and photography. And you can bring your dog to class.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

creepy waiters/dessert

Why do waiters have to be so creepy about dessert? I'm sitting at the table, the meal's over. Suddenly, the waiter slides by and says, in this sex offender voice, "Hmm are we going to have any room for dessert today???" Ugh. No. Maybe if you weren't touching your privates when you asked me. Honestly I just want to get out of this place as soon as possible.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Summers TV - behind the scenes

This is the control panel I have when I'm streaming live on Summers TV. Look at all the controls. Click on the image to make it bigger and snoop around.

And yeah that's the same radical t-shirt, but in dark blue. Both were free.

Friday, June 11, 2010

nuevo laredo review

Good authentic mexican.

Small place in a middle-of-nowhere part of Atlanta. Really like the sauteed green onions.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

chick-fil-a spicy chicken sandwich review

5 out of 10 stars

Sequels are rarely as good as the original. No exception here.

It's fair to call Chick-Fil-A's Spicy Chicken Sandwich a sequel. Because unlike most fast-food chains, CFA just doesn't add big new menu items. Especially in the sandwich department. And their staple is the chicken sandwich. It's like releasing "Forrest Gump 2: Forrest goes to K-Mart" years after the original came out. I'm sure it'd get a couple laughs, but probably an unsatisfying watch given the greatness of the original.

Ok so the sandwich...I wanted to like it. I really did. But I just didn't. The spiciness was Wendy's/McDonald's-ish. I was hoping for something new. I felt it cheapened the sandwich. After two bites, it was over for me. "Wish the rest of this sandwich was the original one" I thought in my misshaped head. And personally I thought it was too spicy. Bad spicy taste + too much of it = ew gross.

So that was that. Kind of a disappointment, but not really. What was I expecting? ("New Coke", "Arch Deluxe", "BK's new fries"...history doesn't lie. Not that this is that big, but you get it)

And though I've just thrown their newest baby under the bus, I gotta be clear about something (this should probably be a new post all together). I love Chick-Fil-A. If there is a better fast food joint out there I haven't found it. Like most successful companies, their key is consistently delivering a good product. And deliver they do, day in and day out, with an actual smile. Except on Sundays. Which yeah it sucks they're closed on Sunday, but it's also a testament to how badass they are. "We're only open six days a week and still kick everyone else's ass".

I'm nuts over their business model. If you ask for Polynesian sauce, you get it. If you've ever wondered if there will be napkins and a straw in your bag, then that was a dumb thing to wonder. They're there.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

foreigner fail. but the music sounded great.

My intentions last night were to see Kansas, Foreigner and Styx at Chastain Park. But as you know, some things don't always go as planned.

An hour and a half I sat in traffic. Not regular Atlanta traffic. Concert traffic. All people snailing along in their cars looking for a $15 place to park and walk a half mile to the venue. Windows rolled down, I hear a crowd roaring in the distance. Kansas had just gone on. "Dammit! Dammit!" I cursed to myself as I struck the steering wheel with my hands. Still stuck in traffic. No signs of relief. Or a ticket to the show, which I was sure I'd find for practically nothing given that it was Monday night and probably not sold out.

After another fifteen minutes in traffic and no signs of tickets, I wheel into a nearby restaurant. I told my friend who was with me, "I'm throwing in the towel. I'm over it. Let's just have a beer here and go home." So we did. Two appetizers later, we signed the check and walked to my car. I could faintly here the music from afar, and it was killing me. "C'mon" I said. "Let's just walk up there and see if we get lucky."

We didn't. The people at the gate we'rent willing to "just let us in, man" and the cheapest ticket at the box office was $90. That's like more than I'd spend on a car. Plus we'd already missed Kansas and half of Foreigner. But then I heard it - the opening licks to "I Want To Know What Love Is". I could hear it fine, really almost as good as if I were in the venue. I hatched a plan. A lame plan.

Down the hill was a spot of the fence where, if you stood on your tiptoes, you could see in the show and hear the music really well. There we stood for half an hour, peeping in like perverts at a daycare. In addition to hearing "I Want To Know What Love Is" we heard "Hot Blooded" and "Jukebox Hero", all songs that I"m coo coo for coco puffs over. I kind of count getting to hear "Urgent" too since that's what was playing while we were walking up.

So did I get in the show? No. Was it a huge pain in the ass? Yes. Was I glad I at least got to hear those songs? Yeah pretty much. It would've been ten times cooler to have actually been in there instead of being a peeping tom by the dumpster. But at least I saw Foreigner. Sort of.

Creative Circus Portfolio Review

Old portfolio review video I was in. Seems like only yesterday my feet were dangling from that tree branch. First comment under the video on youtube? "lame."

Monday, June 7, 2010

the anti-dog treat crowd

What's up with these people who won't let their dogs have treats? "My dog can't have treats." Why not? A dog's life largely consists of wandering around looking for treats. That's why they smell everything. Don't take that away from them.

(unless the dog has a weight or digestive issue)

Friday, June 4, 2010

bro hugs

So what is a bro hug. It involves two males. You know what shaking hands is? It's like that, but while shaking hands one male pulls the other male close to his body so as to hug him with his free arm. Typically once one male starts a bro hug, the other male is receptive. Then both males are engaged in a position where they are essentially shaking hands and hugging at the same time.

They can happen in three different situations:
1. The males have just met (not for the first time. met like they just ran into each other at a bar but they already know each other).
2. The males are about to depart from one another (later bro).
3. One or both of the males got so exited during a conversation that a bro hug weirdly just happened ("You were at that game too? No way!")

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


If ever there were a page on the internet that need not exist, it's this.

I clicked unsubscribe to this bs spam mail thing I kept getting. Then it leads me to this prompt. Check out the second option.

Let's break this down for a second. I decided to unsubscribe to an email solicitation I never asked to get in the first place. But maybe between the time I clicked unsubscribe and got to the next page I changed my mind. In 0.0076 seconds I thought, "Ahh what was I thinking. Of course I want to keep getting emails from this spam machine. I've been getting their stuff for months. I can't just end it like this. I wish I could go back and change everything. Wait what's option to stay on the list after all?!?! Whew!"