One Sunday

March 29th, 2015 No comments

Sundays I usually sleep in.

Matthew Lush and Nick Laws were in NY and I wanted to meet them. You see, a previous Sunday, I was supposed to accompany Mr. Lush to Disneyland. This is where Matt and Nick had their first date. I had not met Nick then, so I wanted to meet the budding internet personality now.

Matt was headed to digitour, a quasi-YouTuber meet up concert event filled with screaming fan girls (but more on that later). I wanted to catch them before they went, so I hopped on the Long Island Railroad to go find them. Unfortunately I had a rough start, and was running late…

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College Application Essay

March 5th, 2013 2 comments

Nicaraguan Boy

I applied to seven schools and was accepted to all seven. None of that mattered though because the moment I visited Lehigh I had my heart set. Every school required an essay as part of the application. My parents attempted to help me by offering a framework for the essay I should write. Not really getting that into it, I dutifully wrote what my parents advised. During the process I decided I wanted to write a new essay, and in my spare time drafted a different narrative. This one I liked, this one I really thought spoke more to who I am. I applied to Lehigh last, and sent my application on the last possible day for consideration, January 1st, 2007. For this final, and most important application, I decided to send my new alternate essay. I think it helped secure my spot in the incoming class that fall. Below is my full essay, which I only recently discovered printed in the dusty back corner of an old drawer; the digital copy having vanished from all my hard drives long ago. Read more…

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The Right to Bear Arms

December 15th, 2012 3 comments

Guns_web

Yesterday witnessed an act of unthinkable horror when 20-year old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, 20 of those being children, at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in the quiet town of Newtown, Connecticut. The seemingly unprovoked attack pulls at the heart-strings in all of us, and our thoughts are certainly with those families who have suffered a great loss. As investigators now attempt to piece together a motive, the events that transpired continue to be a national focus. With such an emotionally charged trauma such as this, it’s easy for people to demand something be done to prevent this from happening again. One of the areas that will likely see the most attention is gun control. Read more…

The Time is Now

November 27th, 2012 3 comments

 

So I’ve spent most of today trying to figure things out going forward. In addition to thinking over my plan (more of that in a moment) I took today as a bit of a dry run. So far I’ve done my 75 push ups,and still have left to do 25 more before bed. I didn’t add in the cardio or abs today, but I will starting tomorrow. My original plan was a bit ambitious and lacking especially in the area of diet. I usually starve myself pretty bad, but what I do eat is junk. For example, I might

have only 1 or 2 meals a day, but those meals will be McDonald’s or something similarly unhealthy. Simply switching out the bad food for the good food isn’t enough. Which such a low caloric intake, I’ll actually be hurting myself more than helping. I need to eat more, but keep it healthy, a difficult prospect for me to accomplish. That being said I think I’m going to make some modifications to

what I outlined yesterday. Read more…

It’s time to stop procrastinating.

November 26th, 2012 7 comments

I’ve always been slim, but I’ve never been fit. It’s time to change that. Today is prep day. I’m going to hit the ground running on Tuesday.

Food: I’m going to eat protein in the morning. 2 eggs, just the whites, glass of orange juice, and a multivitamin. Each lunch break I get a healthy bar, like fiber1 or something like that. Under 100 calories. For lunch I make a protein shake. Drink lots of water otherwise. Dinner should be high in protein, low in fat.  I’m only drinking water and the shake from now on. Black tea at work is permitted for the caffeine but I have a feeling once I get this going I won’t need it. Absolutely no snacking or sweets. I’ll miss Reese’s cups. Read more…

Smart Controllers

November 8th, 2012 No comments

Microsoft recently released a new controller for the Xbox 360. The only real difference was that the d-pad now can be twisted lowering the corners and giving players a more traditional 4-way d-pad experience. While it is unlikely that they’ll update the controller again before the release of their next console, I’ve come up with an upgrade that I think would really upgrade the Xbox experience.

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A woman lead me into her backyard to photograph him. I think she wanted to show me who she was.

November 2nd, 2012 No comments

A buddha statue smiling feet under the girth of a massive tree suspended in the air.

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The iPhone 5, iOS 6 and Apple Maps

September 22nd, 2012 No comments

Can't even find their own stores

I know this topic has been discussed to death lately, but I thought I’d put all my thoughts in one place, once and for all.

Apple released the iPhone 5 (6th Generation iPhone…) yesterday to much enthusiasm from the typical fans and a big yawn from the rest of the world. Let me first say that Apple should have either gone with simply calling it “The New iPhone” like they did with the iPad (3rd Generation) or they should have just skipped up to the iPhone 6. After all, it is the 6th iPhone and it runs iOS 6. It just makes sense to me. Read more…

Politics

September 1st, 2012 1 comment

A Map of the Top Toll Violators by ZIP in the North Texas Tollway Authority system
This is a map, that shows the number of Tollway Violations (Not Paying Tolls) in North Texas. The map obviously highlights the areas that fail to pay the most.

As a First Day Opening Session RNC convention in Tampa, Florida.Republican, you would see these as the locations to institute crack downs. You would increase police forces at Tollways and arrest the violators. This will reduce crime (not paying the tolls) and clean up the streets. You would ensure better toll collections in problem areas, generating more revenue and allowing for lower taxes. Read more…

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Something Fishy with Facebook

May 31st, 2012 No comments

Facebook is a platform most of us have incorporated into our daily lives. It provides us with an unrivaled way of sharing our lives and staying in touch with friends. Like many products of the digital era, the service is provided to users completely free, and relies on advertising as a source of revenue. This model has worked exceptionally well for companies like Google but for Facebook, the model just isn’t doing it.

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