Happy Monday! ALSO: 19 Brutal Truths About Life That No One Will Tell You

I’ve recently discovered the site, Thought Catalog, and digging through their archives brought up this post from June that I thought was pretty solid: 19 Brutal Truths About Life That No One Will Tell You.

15. At least two of your “friends” don’t actually like you.

Ouch, but so true in a lot of respects. Do you have a few people in your life that you’re hanging out with now and again, but frankly, you don’t like them all that much? Yeah, happens to me now and again. Lately I’ve had to examine a lot of who I’m “friends” with and what for, and I’m seeing a pattern slowly emerge that the definition of “friend” is seemingly very one-sided with some people and many that I’d like to be closer with truly treat me as though I’m an acquaintance (at best). It’s a certain reality that I’ve learned to accept and acceptance allows us all to move past things, and my goal is to move past spending time with people that may fit the description of #15 above.

Seems basic but it serves as a good reminder for me when I start my week and work on spending my time more wisely.

© Olaf Cuadras Ferré

New poster art for some of your favorite movies

Olaf Cuadras Ferré creates his own versions of movie posters in a signature style that I enjoy quite much. With new versions of movie posters from The Big Lebowski, Die Hard, The Royal Tenenbaums, Zoolander and Terminator 2, it’s as if I’m seeing the art collection perfectly matched to my personal movie collection. There’s even a poster for The Warriors.

Check out his Tumblr here.

Read more: Paste Magazine

Another article about Millennials being unhappy? Sure.

I related to this article strongly, but it’s likely just where my head is at these days.

Sink or Swim: Why Are Millennials So Damn Unhappy? [Chad Hensley on Medium]

As a millennial, we must embrace empathy and vulnerability. Be honest with others, and yourself, about your fears, challenges, and concerns. And finally, as Abraham Lincoln famously said, “Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” Shift your focus, surrender your ego, remember the greater picture; roll up your sleeves, and work harder.


Me and my friends totally do this already as a joke… #Hashtag

I thought me and my friends were a bit unique in our nerdy, comical tastes, but Jimmy Fallon took to the airwaves two nights ago to pull off a joke right up our alley and straight from our own circle of funny.

What would it sound like for two people to have a conversation in real life like they would on Twitter?

#ThisPostSucks #AmIRight?

Happy Birthday, Justin

It’s my birthday today and I feel special. It’s amazing the little neurons that fire in your brain once all your social networks start exploding with good cheer aimed solely at you. Well, and other people, too, but mostly at you me. I wish I could bottle this up into an app and just make someone have an “instant birthday” on their social networks if they’re having a bad day. Like, rally people around them…

“U mad, bro?”

“No, everyone just told me I’m cool online via this new app.”

Unexpected Surprises: Seeing Erykah Badu join Bonobo on stage for two songs last Friday night

I caught a beautiful show this past Friday night…

Bonobo totally delivered the experience you’d want to see from him, and this tour better continue sometime in the Fall so I can go catch it again once everything from the new album has proper permeated my listening habits this summer. The tour rolls into Solano Beach tonight and continues on to Austin and New Orleans, so go grab one of the tickets out front if you find someone with an extra. This tour is not to be missed.

hard rock hotel

Back to blogging, Off to Vegas to see Prince…

Oh hey, I just remembered that I wanted to start blogging again. Seems like a good time to restart.

I’m heading off to Vegas for the weekend. I’ll be staying at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and there will be a tons more to talk about in the next few days regarding the weekend, including the fact that I’ll be seeing Prince tomorrow at the Joint. More on this to come…