Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lost and Found

At one time or another, we have all lost something. Whether it was something as important as a wallet or a cellphone, or something smaller, like a pen or pencil, we always think of the worst possibly scenario. 

Something along the lines of this guy.

However, whenever you are dreading the worst and suddenly, out of the darkness, a white light shines upon you. Someone is walking towards you, what is that in their hand? Could it be? It is, it's the object you thought would be gone forever! The feeling of having something returned to you once you have lost it is the most relieving feeling in the world.

If you see someone drop something, give it back to them, because you know you would want them to do the exact same thing if you were in their situation.
Sounds a little Cliche..but it's true.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Feet in the Sand

One of the best parts of going to the beach is getting to put your feet in the sand. Sitting there by the water with your feet buried in the sand, sipping on something cold. Some would consider it to be paradise. Usually that scenario is more enjoyable, but personally, I like the feeling of cold sand.

Like if you were to go to the beach at night and kick back and relax. I can only imagine that the night sky would look magnificent there. Great, now I want to take a trip to the beach.. Nothing beats a hot summers day like a day at the beach.

So this summer, head out to your nearest beach or lake and have a good time.
The simple things are the best.
Good day.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Simple Yet Effective

Working out is not everyone's favorite thing to do. I definitely understand that starting out, it can be tough to get motivated. However, once you do it for about 3 days, you'll start getting into a routine and it won't be bad at all. Even if it is something as simple as push-ups and crunches every morning, that feeling of being sore the next day is a great feeling and you'll soon learn to love it.

Also, once you start seeing the results you're looking for, that just motivates you even more to go and push your body. Whether it's weight lose, toning, or building muscle, you are bound to feel much better after doing this for a few weeks. 

It's simple..
So get to it!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Certain Smells

Everyone has a smell that they like, even if other people think it is gross. One of those particular smells is gasoline. I love the smell of gasoline. Another good smell is matches. Little do people know, lighting a match in a room with an odd smell will get rid of that odd smell. Who knew!

Some other awesome smells are freshly cut grass, and the smell of rain.

And the coffee isle at the grocery store...

I could go on and on and on. But I won't!

Use your nose for good, and enjoy those little smells you find everyday.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Old But Good

Remember these guys?

In this picture I'm sure you will see some very familiar faces. It really has a sense of nostalgia to it. I wake up on weekends sometimes (before 1 PM, haha) and watch all those old saturday morning cartoons that I loved as a kid. It gives me a great feeling deep down, enjoying such a simple past time. A couple of my favorite were Looney Toons, Courage the Cowardly Dog, and Samurai Jack. Which by the way, they are planning on bringing Courage back to Cartoon Network in the near future for any of you fans out there.

Anyways, the lesson is: Go back and visit a few childhood favorites every now and again. You'll end up with a big smile on your face, and a brighter day! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hot Laundry

Even now that I'm older, one of the best feelings is being close to laundry that you just took out of the dryer. The warm sensation is pretty calming, makes you want to fall asleep on top of it, and most likely forget to put it away. However, if you happen to have metal buttons, you might be in for a surprise. Be careful not to get burned now!

The best way to do it is:
1. Dump the warm clothes onto your bed.
2. Fall onto said warm clothes.
3. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Star Gazing

One of my favorite past times, and honestly one of the coolest things to go do at night is travel out of the city to a place where there are no bright lights, pull over to the side of the road, lay down (I lay in the bed of my truck) and just look at the stars. You'll be amazed at how many you can see when there are no city lights to disrupt them. Sometimes you will even see a shooting star or two! So go out every now and then, check out what the heavens have in stock for you that night. I promise, you'll enjoy the view.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hit the Hay

The feeling of collapsing onto your bed whenever you have had a long day. It can be one of the best feelings in the world. You feel your body settling, along with your mind. Within minutes you fall asleep.

Sometimes there are days where you just have to keep pushing yourself. You push because you know that when it is over, that feeling of laying down will be the most amazing thing you have experienced all day.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Art Project? Finished!

I just completed my art project for the end of the semester. I finally got all the supplies last night and went over to an empty studio and got to work. Ever hear of a tall painting? Well here is my example of one!

Now. That is not all I had to do. We had to create a real, tangible object, and then we had the choice of putting it in a digital or physical setting. I chose to put this tower into a city. I figured since cities are usually grey shades for the most part, putting this in there would give it some color. Shows, disproportion and disunity. So here is the final product:

Let me know what you guys think!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Getting Things Done

I was supposed to go out of town for the weekend, but sadly I was not able to. Which looking back, it was probably for the best since I realized how much homework I had to do this weekend. I finished a paper last night and it felt awesome. Another thing that I got to check off of my TO DO list. Even though I have a lot more to do, it gives me a little more motivation to keep working towards finishing those other tasks.

If you aren't feeling motivated about getting some work done, start with a small task, most likely it will get you in the working mood.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Headphones and Music

Whenever I feel like listening to some music (which is quite often), I always use my Bose AE2's. After I got these for my birthday I never went back to using earbuds or anything like that. Many people are hyped up about Dr Dre's Beats, but honestly, I like Bose better. Beats have much heavier bass but the sound leaks out of them, and the other sound ranges besides bass aren't that impressive. Now with my AE2's, they have beautiful sound quality, sounds especially good with the music I listen to! You can hear everything so crisp and clear. Makes listening to music a whole different experience in my opinion.

What do you guys and gals listen to your music with?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stormy Weather

If it were possible I would love to have a gigantic transparent dome in the middle of a field so I can watch a storm as it passes. I suppose I inherited liking storms from my father. He always like lightning and thunder. Watching those bright flashes of light, listening to the pouring rain. Most people dislike the rain, but I find it pretty calming, especially when you walk in it.

PS: In the dome I'd have a comfortable place to lay down so I could just look up into the sky. Perfect.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Complex Color

I was thinking about something today. I find it to be a very complex situation that would probably never happen, but it is possible. When talking about colors. We know these as GREEN RED BLUE ORANGE, correct? But what if someone saw GREEN as GREEN. Like the blue that we know, they would call green. I suppose when learning about language and what words mean what, we really have to trust who is teaching them to us. From a young age it is very easy to manipulate what a child learns. Humm. A little odd to think about.

Another thought. Trying to describe color to a blind person. Try it, really, it's damn near impossible without referring to another object. Cause keep in mind. They cannot see.

Tough stuff.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Pocket Change

One of my favorite things to stumble upon is finding money in your pocket that you were unaware that you had. It's feels sort of like winning a small lottery. That moment where you are looking for something else in your pockets and you feel some sort of paper, pull it out and there is a $10 bill sitting there in your hand. It's pretty great. You feel like there are so many things you can do with you newfound "wealth."

Gotta love the little things.

Small Victories

Small victories can make you feel awesome. You should feel awesome. Even if it is a small accomplishment or not one at all to someone else, if it means something to you, celebrate it. Pat yourself on the back and realize that you have done a good job. 

As an example, the other day I was working on an idea for a Flash animation. I needed to make a button for an interactive video. Previously I had no idea as to how to create a button in Flash, let alone create any sort of interactivity. But I read up on it and it was pretty simple. I created my button and coded it to skip to the next frame of the animation. I felt pretty good about myself at that point. I had gained some knowledge, and could use that knowledge in the very near future. 

Revel in these small victories, guys. Even when no one else cares.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My interesting contradiction

I've come across something that is a little contradicting. As a non religious person, I find myself interested in reading about various religions. Recently I've been reading into Buddhism and Confucianism. Someone said I should look into the Poetic Eddas which is the book of Norse Gods. I don't know exactly what interests me so much about religion. I guess I like to have more knowledge on subjects that aren't very common (to some people). Learning about different beliefs and the reasons behind them is just like talking to people and learning their beliefs and their reasons. It's all very fascinating.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Inspiration or Curiosity?

Thinking about my art style has made me realize what I am curious about, or maybe it is inspiration? Not quite sure which. All I know is that the words "Silence", "Rhythm", and "Pattern" have some meaning to me. I think it is a bit early to determine my art style, but I am definitely on some sort of track.

Random thought.



Thursday, April 5, 2012

Recurring Music Trends of Mine

I've noticed a cycle that I go through that pertains to my musical interests. As a child I grew up on Alternative and hard rock. My father was really into that genre, so naturally I liked it as well. From there I went into harder rock, maybe even heavy metal. I found Dubstep interesting whenever it started becoming popular. At first I loved the heavy bass and ridiculous drops. After a while though I started listening to more relaxing music. It was technically still considered Dupstep, but it had a much softer, slower sound to it. I still listen to that genre, but added in House and Trance. I'm really feelin' this group called Blank and Jones. Especially their album Relax edition 4. But as of late, I have gone back to my hard rock roots and I'm really enjoying it.

I guess what you should take from this is that over the course of your life you will change quite a bit. But it's not such a bad idea to go back and revisit those good things that have happened in your past.

Just a thought.

Until next time! Take it easy.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Starting to Feel the Routine

That feeling is starting to sink in. I've felt it before. My days are starting to blend together. What I thought was a fun and different environment has become my norm. As I said this has happened before, back when I was living at home. I didn't get out as much as I wanted to because I wanted to go out and do exciting things, and most of my friends were busy. I suppose now my definition of "exciting" has changed a great deal. Now I want to go out and walk, bike, explore, relax, and find peace. It is still fun to be around my friends all the time here in College. However, I can't help the feeling that everything is yet again turning into a routine of sorts. It's not like I do the same EXACT thing each and every day, there are those days where we go out and do things. But even then...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Twister Tuesday

Mother Nature decided to show her fangs today. Tornado touched down near the University. I personally wanted to go up to the balcony and check out the weather. However, I was not able to due to the mass panic that broke out. Everyone rushing to and fro. I've been told all my life to stay calm in emergency situations. And today I flawlessly followed through with that. I have never been in a tornado situation. I was not afraid. Nature does what it wants and we as inhabitants have to deal with that.

Insane. If you have not seen the videos, go watch them!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Healthy Solitude

This summer I plan to have a month of "solitude." By that I mean that I will not be using the internet to communicate with people. Only human interaction. Maybe I'll extend that to keeping technological use severely limited. We shall see. As I have said before, sometimes you just gotta slow everything down and take a look at what is around you. I think this will be exactly what I need to get back on track and really focus on the important things in life.

Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Have an Open Mind

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche

This quote right here is probably my favorite of all time. I feel like this is referring to the closed mindedness of people. When you have an open mind there is so much more you can take from the world. You start seeing the beauty in everyday things.