The UA Spine Challenge

9 Apr

The UA Spine Challenge

I was invited and selected by the Under Armour  Team to take part in the UA Spine Challenge. We are being judged on a combination of creativity, intensity and view count. At first I wasn’t going to participate in the challenge due to time constraints, but in the end how could I not. I love the Under Armour brand, products, and have a lot of their apparel. I love and am impressed with the direction that the UA Team is headed. When I do something I do it, and give it my all. I wouldn’t want to cheat myself and you guys if I couldn’t put the proper amount of time, and creative production to projects like these deserve. Anything I put my name on, and brands I promote, I do so only because I myself use that brand, respect the brand, and their products. In this case I do, so it was a no brain-er; and I wanted to make sure it’s the best it could be. I’ll like to thank the UA Team for the invitation and consideration, I’m honored and greatly appreciate it. I hope that you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. Continue reading

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A Dose of Love, Oscar-Nominated Short: Paperman.

30 Jan

 

One of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. Whether you believe in love or not, whether you’re tough or sensitive it’ll get you. Shows the magic and frustration of love, and love at first sight. The perfect “Meet Cute.”

A dose of love for you, if you’re having a bad day this will definitely brighten up your day, as it did mines

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Oscar-nominated short from Disney: Paperman.

Video courtesy of YouTube, disneyanimation

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Video: President Obama’s Inaugural Address 2013.

21 Jan

 

Top Quotes from President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address:

  1. “My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it – so long as we seize it together.”
  2. “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.”
  3. “We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law.  We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully – not because we are naïve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear.”
  4. “We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths – that all of us are created equal – is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.”
  5. “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.”

 

Full Transcript:

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:

Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.  We affirm the promise of our democracy.  We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.  What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Continue reading

End of a Relationship and the Mirage that is Heartbreak.

13 Nov

End of a Relationship and the Mirage that is Heartbreak

“I am romantic. I have a lyrical soul. I can love under the best and worst conditions.” I stand proud and not ashamed to admit or show that level of vulnerability. The older I get, the more I realize that emotional vulnerability is not a crutch, but strength, nor make you any less of a man. “I like being part of something that’s bigger than me, than I. It’s good for your soul to invest in something you can’t control.” I’ve found that I tend to gravitate towards and feel most like myself when I am around, and part of a community of like-minded individuals sharing many of the same struggles, sensibilities, and sentiments; who don’t allow others to strip their happiness away from them due to their lack of it.

Being the hopelessly hopeless romantic that I am I found nothing more beautiful and worthwhile than: love, relationships, and romance. There’s no better feeling than loving someone as much, if not more than you should or do yourself, and those sentiments are reciprocated. Where you think about their wants, thoughts, and needs, not because you have to, but because you want and choose too. The type of love where they’re the last person you want to talk to before bed and the first person you want to see or talk to the second you wake up. They’re you’re favorite hello and worst goodbye, that “It Takes Two” can’t-eat, can’t-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over- the-fence, and World Series kind of love.

With that said, I was not always a true believer in and of love, or one to show much affection. That is, until I fell in love for the first time. Continue reading

Denise Helms, California woman, in assassination talk calls Obama N-Word.

11 Nov

Denise Helms, 22-year-old California woman, after President Barack Obama won re-election decided to take her feelings and thoughts publicly to Facebook. After posting her inflammatory and derogatory statement the post spread like wildfire, reason being her post read:

“Another 4 years of this [N-word]. Maybe he will get assassinated this term.”

After the post went viral, a heal of criticism came her way, turns out that wasn’t the least of her worries. Continue reading