i choose deaf

January 30, 2011

A few months ago, a question was posed to someone on my Twitter timeline: which would you choose?—to be blind or deaf. Allowing myself to step into existentialist and hypothetical clothing and footwear, the latter pairing of which i’d rather not do normally, i decided that if i was given the proverbial poison choice, it’d… Read more of: i choose deaf

French film, joyeux bordel

January 25, 2011

I love the French language—it’s hella sexy—so although this project was already fully-funded with over a week remaining by the time i found it, i had to still pledge something. A young French woman sits by her window smoking a cigarette and ponders her favorite shape: “The triangle is a lover.” “Joyeux Bordel” follows three… Read more of: French film, joyeux bordel

i will become a filmaster

January 24, 2011

Besides ESPN, Twitter and Facebook, i read the NY Times Technology section several times a day because there’s always some new service or interesting happenings that will influence my digital life. One such thing is finding out about Filmaster. Started in 2008, Filmaster is a burgeoning community of filmmakers and reviewers (and fellow tyros like… Read more of: i will become a filmaster

creatives + non-profits, solve your funding problem: Kickstarter kicks ass; IndieGogo does, too

[Update at the bottom: 1/24/2011] Many of us have wonderful, creative ideas. We believe they will be the biggest thing since Facebook or Mooz-lum The Movie. But, before we can deliver it to the world, we need funding. That’s where Kickstarter comes in. It revolves around crowdfunding. Basically, you post a description and video of… Read more of: creatives + non-profits, solve your funding problem: Kickstarter kicks ass; IndieGogo does, too

day 009 – inspirational paragon

January 21, 2011

Continuing the usage of my neologism “inspirational paragon,” this is a photo of my boy, Pino’s, current blog, where he is standing next to a larger than life, yet it’s aptly sized given life accomplishments, head sculpture of “arguably the greatest President this country has ever seen,” Abraham Lincoln. This picture was perfect since Pino… Read more of: day 009 – inspirational paragon

day 008 – i love biographies

It’s been a couple of days since i posted, but today i will catch up with my 365 Days project. I have been faithful, however, with snapping a photo day, but just like earlier in the week, i’m behind the actual write-ups. Sue me: it’s the American pastime. Lol. Anyway, i chose the image above… Read more of: day 008 – i love biographies

day 007 – Bohemian Fashion

January 18, 2011

So, yesterday while on a quest for some new boots, which i didn’t ultimately buy, i bought a sweater and blazer for $20! (I’m a very frugal shopper, only buying on sale or thrift stores!) I didn’t feel like trying on the blazer or sweater since i was strapped for time. Maybe i should have.… Read more of: day 007 – Bohemian Fashion

looking into U.S. microfinancing

January 17, 2011

After looking into Kiva (motto being “Loans that Change Lives”) for several months before deciding to assist those in foreign nations, I am torn. I am torn because it occurred to me that i was not doing enough to help fellow citizens. Although i do support organizations here in America (EFF, Schomburg Center for Research in… Read more of: looking into U.S. microfinancing

the Proust questionnaire

January 16, 2011

Thursday, while still awake at 3am with my sleep routine out of wack from the mid-week snow day, and excited from finishing the design for version 3.0 of Mental Ephemera, i came across an interesting post at Apricot Tea, the proust questionnaire in my words. I’d never heard of Proust, but i’ve an affinity for… Read more of: the Proust questionnaire

why i blog

I’ve found it interesting when people are surprised that i blog. A few folks only know that i’m a designer and/or a computer technician. They aren’t aware that i’ve been writing for years, published while in high school, and am finishing up my Creative Writing BA. This is actually the second iteration of Mental Ephemera.… Read more of: why i blog

day 004 – Black Athletes in America

January 14, 2011

This won’t be an exhaustive post because i couldn’t watch all of the show, and i don’t want to take up my significant other time blogging. Lol. But, here it goes. I serendipitiously found a spot in Penn Station earlier today that miraculously was showing the ESPN special covering Black Athletes in America (probably not… Read more of: day 004 – Black Athletes in America