Saturday, August 28, 2010

Meat...Glorious meat...or maybe not....

Hmmm so in my transition into vegetarianism, I have run into people who find it odd that I don't meat. I have told you guys a plenty of time that I dont care about saving the costa rican chickens or the maine cows. I am doing this for me. It all apart of my self-reintroduction so to speak.

I, myself was never one of those people who went, "Oh how can you not meat" or "what do you mean you don't eat meat." Even now I haven't become an advocate for PETA(ironically I just hyperlinked it for you guys). I am not out trying to convert you guys into vegetarians. Frankly I dont care if you guys eat a whole section of Noah's Ark, lol ;) I don't mind sharing with you guys my experience transitioning and getting to know the ins and outs of vegetarianism but you can bet your "binkies" that I am not going on a missionary mission at all.

I have had so much fun with this venture. Learning new things about food and trying things I have never tried before also makes this experience amazing. I find myself cooking more and that something growing up that I love just as much as art. i always felt that if I hadn't gone to art school, I would have probably went to Culinary School. It's ok though I still can burn when it comes to getting down in the kitchen;)

Eat your meat. Enjoy your meat just know that I don't eat meat.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Evening News...Blah!

So I figured I would talk to you guys about The Evening News. I know what you guys are thinking; what can I tell you about The Evening News. Actually I am not going to tell you about it but more or less talk to you guys about my take on said Evening News.

I recall growing up and watching the news and seeing what was going on locally, domestically and internationally. It wasn't all good but it also wasn't all bad. I wonder when it all went bad. I first noticed it after 9/11. It seemed like all the good things going on in the world got pushed to the back and all the seediness and badness that was already going on became front and center. I totally believe that we need to be in the know but it seems now-a-days when there is three hours of news coverage rarely is the news about any thing positive. They continually harp on the same ol' negative stories and usually as an afterthought and the end of the news cast they tell us about Xian Ling Xie giving birth to a panda named Li Ang Kwong at the Beijing Zoo. What about Mrs. Smith who just donated a million dollars to some charity to help fund undereducated school districts in Maryland or Michigan? What about telling us about Mr. Flanagan who help funded a program that eventually will lead to a cure for AIDS? What about the kid who grew up in an impoverished neighborhood, who has succeeded at every academic level against all odds, who went on to become a world famous neurosurgeon?

Yeah, I mean we hear some stories but there is no longer that equality when it comes to how we get out news. We are shown images of a world that is constantly at war. A world where nations are fighting each other over principles and ideals. The redundancy of The Evening News, has the majority of us turning to the information super highway for our "REAL" news. I mean really who wants to turn on The Evening News every night and always see whats going on bad in the world. We demand, we need in this world going bad to see that there is still some good in this world. That there is still hope. I for one believe that the downfall of The Evening News will come at the continued reporting of mostly "bad" news.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Techie...Latent or Inherent?

So, as far back as I can remember I have loved gadgets, toys, electronics and the like. I have always also loved computers. As much as I love this items, I also have a strong sense of competitiveness towards our gadget brethren;) I tend to not let it beat me. I love to breathe life into things which might be restricted do to the commercialism of our country. I love pushing the limits of gadgets and if I can't quite solve it; I won't give up. I have a strong sense of determination. I also get a strong sense of satisfaction and accomplishment when I prevail over machine.

I wonder if this is a trait that is inherent in all males or latent...I mean my dad loves gadgets as well but his love is not as strong as mine. More often than not, I am the key to all of his gadget fixes. But when it comes to me I think I transcend the traditional mindset of the Male-Driven curiosity of machinery. I am somewhat of a superhero;) It seems like if I put my mind to it, I always end up "conquering the machine." I seem to be the go to guy when it comes to affairs of machinery amongst my friends. The crazy thing is that this stuff come natural to me. Sometimes I even scare myself as to how good I am at Tech stuff.

This weeks post might be a little blah for you guys but this is just something I have been thinking about lately.


Saturday, August 7, 2010


Faithful few, whats happening? I am doing good. Pretty good. Mentally I have had somewhat of a pretty good week. :) The other day on one of my facebook posts after I watched Work of Art, I said how I need to get back into drawing more because I have been neglecting my drawing. Lo and behold, its that time again when I start preparing for grad schools and a lot of the schools what you to have 5-10 images of drawing in your portfolio. So yours truly has to get crackin' on dem there drawins!

Let's see what else I have for you guys. Oh yeah!

You guys know that I have been trying to incorporate a vegetarian lifestyle/diet into my life (Part of my 2 year plan for my life), I had been doing a vegetarian Monday/Thursday thing. On June 30Th, 2010, I begin a full switch into a vegetarian lifestyle. As I write this, I have been a full-time vegetarian since that date. That's 38 days(I told myself I wouldn't count days but you know what, "so what, who cares" lol). It hasn't been too much of a challenge, I mean like I said I was already doing it on Mondays and Thursdays. It has been fun learning and studying about the lifestyle. I have learned a lot and I have tried quite a few good recipes as well. I might start to post some for you guys;) Well that's it this week you guys but I will leave you guys with some art and a closeup detail of it.