Summer Vacation – Day 01

I didn’t make this a huge announcement, but I went on vacation last week and had a blast despite some minor hiccups. I could not get my head to shut up so I would out of no where just panic out. But this is not the time to be talking about my friend Anxiety, I’ll talk about Anxiety another time. Perhaps some time next month when my SSDI hearing is finally over and done with.

The first day wasn’t all that exciting, mostly setting up and getting things in order. What was funny that we found a babe Praying Mantis and it would NOT leave us alone. I kept trying to put it on a tree to keep it from getting hurt but it would just find its way back onto a hand or shirt. It was pretty funny. Eventually it did give up, though.

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Later on that night, we put a small fire together and roasted marshmallows. The marshmallows were SO giant, that I roasted/ate one half and just set the other half on fire.

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Baby, The Stars Shine Bright NYC Grand Opening

Today I attended Baby, The Stars Shine Bright‘s grand opening of their NYC store and it actually was A LOT of fun. While I would never be able to afford any of the merchandise, it was still nice to actually get personal and touch it a bit.

There were many “firsts” on this trip for me as well:

  • My first NYC subway ride
  • My first taste of authentic ramen noodles [GOODBYE, PACKAGED GARBAGE!]
  • My first bubble tea

The subway ride was actually really fun, and not as horrible as my overactive anxious mind made it out to be. There was a lot of walking, but a lot of things to see along the way like people playing instruments for a little pocket change [I saw a person playing the cello, another playing bagpipes and another playing....another thing.] Only downside is that it is INCREDIBLY HOT down there under the streets. The breeze we got once emerging back on street level was definitely welcome.

After a trek through Chinatown, we arrived at our destination. There was a line to get into the shop obviously, but it wasn’t too bad.  We got inside a little after two PM.

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The following photos came from Rin’s camera:

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The following photo is of the line to get in after we left. The store is actually up and around the block so these people are wrapped around an entire block if not more!

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EDIT TO ADD: We made it onto the official site’s blog! Doesn’t my girlfriend have a nice butt? ;33 I’m a little sad they didn’t snap when I was touching the butt. Haha. You see my legs, an arm and my red “city bag” in the photo, too.

After our visit in the store and touching damn near everything to take photos of it, we trekked back the way we came and stopped into Ajisen Ramen. I was hecka excited because not only was I trying ramen that didn’t come out of the packet, I was also trying bubble tea for the first time. Both items were delicious, and I want more. Now. Right fucking now.

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Online Time

Do you think we’ll be spending more time, less time, or the same amount of time online a decade from now?

Less? PPPPPFFFFFFFT. Hell no. About the same if not more is the more probable answer. Unless of course, shit goes down with Net Neutrality and everybody’s pissed off because their porn loads at dial-up speeds when you’re on cable.

At least that’s what I’m pulling out of this whole fiasco.

NaBloPoMo July 2014

Blogging & Social Media Evolution

Tell us what you think blogging and social media will look like 10 years from now. Will wearable technology change the way we tell our story?

I’m pretty sure there’s still going to be people who will still blog from their computers. [LIKE ME!] but I definitely think wearable tech will definitely make blogging / social media evolve in a new way. I like my PC and my smart phone and plan to hang on to them as long as my tiny phalanges can. I just cannot quite grasp wearable tech yet, even though it LOOKS cool. I think it’s just one more thing to make the average American lazy. I would rather look at my phone for a telephone call and not my wrist. While I can see the benefits of wearable tech in a corp. setting like “Oop. Phone’s ringing in the middle of a meeting. Better take care of that without bringing out the actual phone!”

NaBloPoMo July 2014