Sunday, December 27, 2009

Up In the Air

Went to see the new George Clooney movie, Up In the Air, with my folks and their friends yesterday.  I thought it was a fantastic movie, one that made you think and one that definitely hit home with me.  In many ways, my life is very similar to the character played by Clooney, always on the move, living out of a suitcase, finding the most efficient ways to travel, and at times somewhat emotionless, lonely, and isolated.

But hey, it's a job.

This movie made me stop and think for a second.  My life moves fast, sometimes faster than I want it to.  My lifestyle?  Even faster.  Living for every moment like it was my last, learning from all the trials and tribulations encountered on this rollercoaster we call "life", embracing all the power that is knowledge from lessons past on and lessons learned. These are the things that make us "wiser for the time" which made me think of this song, a favorite of mine by the Black Crowes.

"Ask me, 'Why another road song?'  Funny but I bet you never left home."

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It Hurts Every Sunday

Ever make a bad decision that haunts you for a long time afterward?  Well, I have.  Back in week 9 of the NFL season, I traded Brandon Marshall off of my fantasy football team for Steve Slaton.  Since then, Slaton has served as backup running back, become injured, and labeled out for the season.  Marshall, on the other hand, has gone nuts scoring touchdowns and just broke an NFL record today with 21 catches.  I lost 2 matchups as a result, games I would've won had I not made that trade.  I may lose this week because of it too.  I'd also be in 1st place in my league which awards about $3500 for the 1st place finisher at the end of the season.  Now I'll be lucky to break even with a 4th place finish.  I'm reminded of this every fucking Sunday.  For this reason and this reason alone, I really cant wait for the NFL regular season to be over with. 

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I Have Found the Fountain of Youth!!

Today I turned 32 years old.  Yeah, I know.  Big effin deal.  The strangest thing just happened though.  I just received my renewed drivers license from the DMV down here in good ol' Miami.  Funny thing is that the picture that I took for my license when I was a young whippersnapper at 23 years of age is on my new license and its good until the year 2018!!  I'll be FORTY ONE at that point!!  I also had my eyesight fading away around the time that my former license was issued, so much so that I had to squint a little bit when they gave me the eye test when I went to get my first Florida license.  I guess after you pass one vision test that you are grandfathered in to the "awesome eyesight" club!

It's so awesome knowing that I've found the Fountain of Youth that Ponce de Leon spent years looking for.  And to think, all our buddy Ponce needed was a DMV...

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Some Art Basel Luv

Today I decided to head down to Wynwood to check out Chef Jeremiah Bullfrog's Gastropod for a late lunch.  The triple decker slider stuffed with pork belly and the short rib hotdog did more than just cure my hunger pains, that's for damn sure.  After stuffing my face, we walked around the Wynwood area and checked out various galleries and street art.  I really enjoyed these street signs.

Dieting is un-American

Sobriety is un-American

When the Bombs Start A-Fallin', Dont Come A-Callin'!

As if you needed validation...sinner

Check out more cool photos of street art in Wynwood at my buddy @djkmia's flicker here