Archive | January, 2011

So I was thinking, right?…

31 Jan

 

I want to start trying to do yoga. I don’t think I’m patient enough though. All the meditation kinda stuff is really hard for me. To be honest, it’s hard enough for me to work out because my mind is all over the place. I think I’m going to get some yoga DVD’s or something and practice before I embarrass myself at a gym or in any other public place.

 

Anyone have any suggestions?

GUESS WHATTTT?!

31 Jan

I finally got my VERBATIM t-shirt!!! The USPS does their best to test my impatience so instead of it being delivered on Friday when it was supposed to be here, they made me wait until today. BLAH!

 

If you missed my interview with Drew of VERBATIM Clothing, you can check it out at HERE.

Go support VERBATIM and buy a t-shirt now! Sizes are running out! Check out their twitter @VERBATIMclth and follow their blog http://verbatimclothing.wordpress.com/.


 

OMG! This can’t be real life!

30 Jan

 

One of my all-time favorite rappers tweeted me yesterday! I was at dinner and saw it and I honestly started freaking out. If you don’t know who it is, his name is Phonte and he was a part of Little Brother and now is part of the amazing group The Foreign Exchange! If you haven’t listened to any of their music you have to. Their second album Leave It All Behind honest to God changed my life and outlook on music.

 

But anyways, go follow Phonte @phontigallo on twitter.

Fountain of Youth!

29 Jan

I watched Tuck Everlasting yesterday and it’s a pretty crazy movie. I’ve seen it plenty of times but yesterday I really sat and thought about it. What if you and your family lived forever? Like nothing could kill you. Not a deadly disease, not cancer, not bullets, shit… not even a stampede of killer reindeer would do the trick. The next trickiest part would be trying to convince the person that you fall in love with to drink the water or fountain of youth, if you will. Imagine you fell in love with a beautiful girl and had children and everyone began to age, except for you. You’d have to bury your children and your children’s children. Then eventually you may find another woman and start all over again. How much heartache can one person TAKE? Holy cow!

Haha! I promise I’m not high or on anything. Just thinking about how terrible it would be. If you haven’t seen the movie you should definitely check it out!

Cocktail of the week!

26 Jan

 

This idea isn’t original, I’m sure but Sam and I just made them this afternoon. We call it THE CHERRY POPPER! All you need is cherry limeade, cherry vodka, and sprite. I don’t really know the measurements of how much you put in but I usually put some ice in the drink and then fill the cup up to the top of the ice with vodka and then add the cherry limeade and then the sprite is last.

 

Sam sent me in to get the vodka, and considering I don’t drink vodka I had no idea what to get and I obviously got the cheapest shit there was. But whatever, it’s mad good and we’ve been drinking them since like 2:30 🙂

 

Entertainment when you’re snowed in…

26 Jan

Ok, so I’m not actually snowed in at the moment, even though we did just get a couple inches overnight. But I have a feeling that there’s more snow on the way. The days following Christmas we had a huge storm and we were stranded in our house for like three and a half days and it was horrible. We definitely weren’t prepared for it. Now, I’m just wondering what YOU do when you’re snowed in.

I’ve compiled a list of some things that I do when I’m snowed in. Please feel free to add your ideas as well:

Have sex

Play video games

Get drunk and play cards

Play in the snow or “shovel”

Clean or redecorate

Cook, but sparingly since you don’t know how long you’ll be stranded!

Watch your favorite movies or tv series

Sleep

Plan a vacation to someplace tropical

or…

Write blogs <– Obviously this is what I do most of the time.

 

For the lucky people in California and some southern states that rarely get snow, you can totally disregard this blog, cuz you don’t even have to worry about it – haha!

 

Hope everyone has a good hump day!

 

Interview #4 – Andrew with VERBATIM Clothing

24 Jan

 

Name: Drew A. Co-Owner of VERBATIM Clothing

Location: Sin City

Age: 19

Why did you decide to call your t-shirt line Verbatim?

Well, my partner PJ already had the name for the brand and a basis of what he wanted to do with the brand so shout outs to him for it. Once he told me the name and direction I fell in love with it. The definition of Verbatim is “To quote word for word” which we can take in a bunch of directions and we ultimately decided to stick with that after we both went back and forth on different names.

What was the hardest part about getting this far with Verbatim?

The hardest part in my opinion is getting the attention of the public. We could have the dopest designs in the industry but without being in the public eye, we would go nowhere. We are planning on doing a lot of promotion, contest, and a lot of fan interaction once we hit a certain marker with our twitter @VERBATIMclth. We believe once we have more designs and more people wearing our clothing the attention will come along with the excitement for what we are trying to put together.

If you could have one celebrity promote your line, what celebrity would you choose and why?

Well, collectively we’d want Kendrick Lamar of Compton, California to endorse us. What he is doing and the progression he is making is remarkable in such a short time. We admire his talents and work ethic and what better then a new face in rap giving a new face in street wear a chance.

How many people are apart of the Verbatim team and does everyone have their own job to do or do you all just mesh well together?

Verbatim is made up of three individuals. The mastermind behind it all is PJ (@PJofV). Gary (@GARYofV) is the equalizer. PJ and I usually have very different ideas and we have Gary as that vote to decide what to go with. Then we have myself. Right now I deal with the online ordering. And that’s mostly it as far as individual tasks. We have our own jobs but we all work together in decision making for the brand. No one-person reigns over anybody in the project. We are all our own checks and balances.

Down the road, are you looking to expand the line into more than t-shirts? Can we expect hoodies, hats, pants, or anything like that?

We definitely want to move into designing more then just T-Shirts but we are going to wait and hold off. We have ideas ready to go for nearly everything, so with the more support we receive the more we will be able to do more with our brand. We’ve been doing very well with sales so some things might be pushed up that we want to print.

What advice would you give to someone else trying to become an entrepreneur?

Have a very strong group of individuals around you who is starting your project; I realize I’m blessed to have the dudes I’m starting the project with. Be original, rehashing old ideas will be your demise. The best part of all this is being able to showcase our artistic design and have people admire it. Last thing is have thick skin. Not everybody will immediately fall in love with what you are doing. Take constructive criticism and build off that. You’re project will only go as far as you take it.

What inspired you to start this project?

Gary, PJ and myself have always been into sneakers and street wear. We both had visions on what “the next big street wear line” should contain, and with no relevant brands coming out of Las Vegas our inspiration came from trying to be a face and pioneer in our city.

What is your overall goal for Verbatim?

Our overall goal is to create something for our city. All of us being natives of Las Vegas, we want to make our city proud, and give the city its only clothing line to wear and love.

Thank you for the chance and opportunity to showcase what we are doing on your blog Kate. We appreciate the love we are receiving from all over the country and especially from my #NT family. Good luck with the blog and you will definitely see a lot of plugging from our side!

-Drew

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I’m so grateful to Andrew for being able to answer some questions for me. It’s great to be able to talk to someone that has such drive and ambition for what they’re doing and I wish VERBATIM Clothing much success.

Go support VERBATIM!

I ordered a t-shirt and it’s on it’s way so if you’re interested in ordering one of the t-shirts shown at the top of my blog go to VERBATIM’s blog @ http://verbatimclothing.wordpress.com/. There is pricing information and what you’ll need to do in order to receive your shirt. And also subscribe to their blog!

Follow Drew on twitter at @DREWofV and follow @VERBATIMclth to see what’s going on with the company.