Thursday, May 28, 2009

An Attempt In Hip-osity

Ya know, shopping in Florida is tough. Yeah, never thought you'd read that right? Well lemme qualify that. When you wear a size small in everything and you live in the NASCAR capital of the U.S.A., even the nice stores don't stock your size, generally. And Summer has got to be the worst month for a small guy to dress in. I mean, we look ridiculous in big shorts, but that's almost all that's sold around here. So needless to say, trying to be hip in the summer is hard. Today though, I came upon a stroke of luck and found some sweet V-neck shirts and shorts that fit really well. Finally!
The shorts are from Hang Ten. A company from California started in 1960 to make clothing that actually work for surfing. Personally, living in Florida I've never heard of em, but man they know how to make some clothes that fit right.
Anyway, if you can't tell, I'm pretty excited. V-necks are from Old Navy, they're cheap (8 bucks) and look very nice. Apparently V-necks are becoming cool again.
For my last little bit of hip fashion update, I was paying attention to some ties the other day, and it seems that skinny ties are getting kind of popular again. I love 'em. Walked into Men's Warehouse to see if they got the memo and they had a few, all really dark though, way to business-y for just some fun. Also, just heard the TV say 'summer scarves' are in for men and women. Please just don't.

Ok, so this isn't just a useless fashion update, I found an awesome company that should be totally hip. It's called Boxedwaterisbetter uses 85% recycled paper containers for distributing their water and ships all these containers flat. Now, the first makes sense, but the second may require a little explaining. Shipping these boxes without water flat allows them to move a ton of them at a time, way more than plastic bottles, and saves energy by requiring less trips. Anyway, the trade off from plastic bottles to recycled paper is phenomenal. People have been packaging liquids like this forever, why not water right? Let's see if the college will stock this in the store. That'd be pretty rad.
From a consumer stand-point it just looks awesome. I wanna buy some just to ask people to look in my fridge. This company has got it right.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Well hello there again whoever is reading this. You know, I'm not all to great at this Blog thing because I usually just don't have that much to talk about I guess. But, I've definitely got another song for you. This time it comes from The Virgins. They're a band from New York with a pretty righteous sound. Kinda funky, kinda indy, very good.I'm hard-pressed to say any song on the album is actually not one I want to listen to over and over. I'll post their song "One Week of Danger" at the end of this little post.

On another note, I was given a really neat video camera today. It's a Kodak Zi6.
It's a little HD pocket camera and man is it cool. I'll definitely be shooting some "film" with this and maybe posting it up here.
Anyway, I don't have much else to say here so I'll give you some music.
One Week of Danger

Monday, May 18, 2009

Breaking It In

So here we go. It seems I'm joining the 'Blogosphere'. Will I keep up with this? Will I make time to? Who knows. All I know is that I've got two-ish months coming up and I'll probably try and be hip within these two months. Why not write it down to share and see if this catches on right?

Firstly let me say that I love cars, and I love music, so I'd expect this blog to have some of that stuff on here. Ya know what, let's start it off with some of that.

There's this band called Phoenix, they're French, from
Versailles, and they rock pretty hard.
Apparently Versailles has bred a pretty nice music scene. Anyway, their new album "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" is nine tracks of awesome music. Two tracks, "Liztomania" and "1901" have been released and they sound great. I'll try and include a song here for you to hear:

Give that a listen, pretty rockin'.
I think that's all for now, we'll see how this goes.