Thursday, December 27, 2007

See what the polls don't show

This link was fascinating. It shows breakdowns by income, ethnictity, region and even job type of who supports which candidate. I was a little surprised by some of the results and not surprised by most of the results. Hillary never looked so dominating

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Four Corners to Florida

Explanation of the title: In 2007 I reached what effectively are the four corners of the U.S.A- Boston (June), Seattle+Vancouver B.C (July), San Diego (October), Florida (December).

So I took what originally was a day trip (turned overnighter) because I wanted to complete travel to the largest cities in each section of the country (NW, NE, SW, SE). Fort Lauderdale has really cool sand on the beach. It was almost 80 degrees and very humid at 6 in the morning (thats right 6am and in December)-- but the winds made it feel refreshing.

The whole place is so tropical teaming with bright verdant foliage and huge trees with sprawling branches and heavy leaf structure. On one street down by coconut grove in Miami the the green plants and trees encompassed the road in an almost surreal way.

I walked through little Havana, the shops along the street along with the pastries and vibrance of the culture reminded of Brazil more than I ever seen in the states.

That area is refreshing and one my favorite places I have ever been. I can't wait to go back

Monday, December 10, 2007

Times Square

I think its funny how much I feed off the energy and enjoy the atmosphere in Times Square. It seems most true New Yorkers and seasoned visitors of New York will not normally deign to grace the square with their presence and will generally avoid it when the tourists are there (which is nearly always). Most of the stores and restaurants target a very suburban not too savvy tourist.

But I had my radio show in High School (89.3 KASB Bellevue), I studied T.V production and how advertising and commercials and brand promotion worked. Plus I grew up listening to my older siblings play the music and talk about Broadway shows.

I guess all the lights and T.V screens synergize into an epicenter of media that fascinates me. Atleast it did when I first saw it in January and it did last weekend.

Juicy Review

I tried the Tangerine Juice from Trader Joes today. It is quite tartful, and with 23 grams of sugar per serving is exquisitely sweet. At $2.99 a bottle is cheaper than most other juices they sell. But really, with as much sugar as it has (as most Trader Joes juice products do) doesn't it essentially dilute the purpose of getting a non-concentrate juice when it has tons of sugar in it?
The carrot juice is very good too. But don't drink too much- there may be some harmful side effects for excessive consumption.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Lame phone calls

I was pranked called last night. Someone called and didn't say anything around 11:30. I heard a girls voice in the background as I said hello about 4 times. Really only a few people have my new number so there is only a few it could be.
For reals though, call up someone and don't say anything? What happened to creativity. They didn't even shield there number so I called back and the girl said hello and then hung up, lame. They (I could here two girls giggling each time in the background) called back with a disquised number 2 minutes later and connected me to some girls voice mail, I hung up in boredom as I heard "Hi you've reached Jessica..."
I have done some prank calling, the least you can do is make it entertaining enough to keep it going. No dialouge? Just silence and giggling? I would be ashamed if I were entertained by that. Prank calls are for talking, I would not even dignify those calls by calling them worthy of being prank calls.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Death to YouTube

Ok, just because you figured out how to push record on some crappy cellphone video recorder and you want to impress friends that you were at some show by placing some horrible sounding video which documents your presence at the venue, does not-repeat- does not mean you should upload that 30 second or one minute piece of the song onto youtube.

Bad quality on youtube will lead to lower expectations and hence cause a slow death to youtube.