Nick (Possibly) is (A Bit) Great

All about free expression

So I seriously haven’t posted anything in over 6 months but i definitely think this is a good way to get back into is. And here they are! If you’ve seen me recently, you probably know that I’ve been doing custom work on my shoes (okay it was really only one pair) but I’ve decided to start branching out! I had a lot of fun doing these and i think they look pretty cool, so yeah. I’m hoping to keep doing this sort of thing and eventually selling my work. SO of course, if you’re interested, find a way to hit me up! 

Remember that one time where i made all those plans about college? well…

Geeze its been a while since I’ve blogged but Ive been rather busy and unfortunately, that’s not even from hanging out all the time with people! To start with, a bit over two weeks ago I had some surgery. Nothing big, an out patient procedure that was very minor. If you wanna know more, text me up but basically all it did was slow me down for a while. Now i would still taking my time getting better but Ive had to abandon that on account of my grandmother having surgery last Thursday. Ive been here since then taking care of her and my sister joined us Sunday night so Ive basically just been cleaning house and cooking. She had surgery to fix a meniscus tear and some arthritis so Ive been helping her to the bathroom and such while shes been bed ridden but we’ve been having problems with her knee dislocating on its own so its been a bit of a challenge. I’m going to have to take her to the doctor tomorrow so he can examine her but I have a suspicion that shes going to have to get a screw put in it to keep it in place like my aunt did. Oh on that note, I got my license (finally) last Friday so that was great haha. I’m Stalling though, The real reason i decided to post today is to officially tell everyone, my friends, that i wont be going to UT this semester, and more likely, even this year, A few weeks ago i went online to look at my tuition bill and try to get a head start at paying when i was unpleasantly surprised to find out that for some reason,m all of my tuition couldn’t be paid with my financial aid, meaning i was short and since my parents cant pay for my school, I had no way to pay it. Now i could have gone and applied for an emergency loan or a number of other things but i thought about it and that’s just not the best thing for me to do. Its A LOT of debt to put myself in knowing that i have no way of paying it and that no one can help me pay it, so i had to call the school and cancel my financial aid and withdraw from the school. Yeah it sucks, but that’s just how things are for me right now and i cant escape it. Ive decided to stay in town this year and go to community college and work to save up some money. Hopefully that’ll give me a better chance of earning some grants and finding more scholarships so that there’s less financial strain i have to bear. Its a strange feeling though. I was so ready and prepared, but i know that everything always happens for a reason, so im not discouraged. I WILL be going to that college and this is merely a pause in the plan, not a complete no. Well that’s my soap box statement for a while haha and i threw out a lot of info but i needed to get it out. Until next time

When E.T. met the Cloverfield Monster and they played Call of Duty

So Last night I had a very righteous Bro-date with the very amazing AJ Horst and we saw the newest JJ Abrams Masterpiece Super 8 and like a good little hipster, Im going to talk about the experience. Of course, If you haven’t seen the movie, get ready for spoilers!

Alright first off, I absolutely LOVED the movie. The movie looked amazing. The shots were magnificent and detailed and interesting. There was not a time that I wasn’t Interested in what i was seeing, which was highlighted by the fact that AJ and I had terrible seats in the theater. The movie kept my interest through what would normally be an awkward position to watch any movie and it did it with ease. Bravo. I especially liked the signature Abrams blue lens flare, which served to highlight interesting and important scenes and it didn’t make me want to kill myself. As for the characters, I also loved them. The Movie had a very E.T. feel to it and even though i knew i was watching terribly cliche moments, I couldn’t help but ignore the fact. These kids are around 14, a very transitional time in their lives and the sense of evolution, from them leaving childhood aside and becoming more adult, was definitely there and it reminded me of the way I acted when I first started really getting into girls. You know what I mean guys. Not when you’re 10 and you give some girl a flower on the play ground then play tag with her. I’m talking about 8th grade when you look at a girl you like and while shes talking to you about something that is really insignificant, but you cant help but notice how beautiful her lips look when they move and how fast your heart is beating and the whole thing is happening in slow motion. Yeah, you know what I mean. Oh and I liked the fact that these kids cursed. The movie definitely deserved its PG-13 rating due to its excessive use of shit (and dont forget the always fun asshole and the occational dick) but it wasn’t a turn off like in all those movies where you feel like the guy throwing out all those profanities is just trying and failing at being cool and edgy. It again reminded me of being a bit younger and being in that period where you and your friends feel like they’re old enough to start cursing, but then you overdo it. While this movie didn’t technically have one of the most unique plots (whether you like it or not, it will be compared to Cloverfield), it definitely executed it in a way that wasn’t in the least bit stale. I’m definitely going to be seeing it again. I think that the Spielberg-Abrams combination here gave Abrams his own E.T. to add to his already impressive movie list and im excited to see what else he’s got for me to watch. Oh and this movie scared the crap out of me more than any horror flick has since they stopped scaring me (so since i was 12). Every suspenseful moment that came I knew was coming and yet, it still scared me. Again sir, all I can say is Bravo.

This is a tragic development. I installed a pullup bar into my doorframe to help with my P90X and this happened…I’m not sure how much I should care about fixing it though…someone tell me haha

This is a tragic development. I installed a pullup bar into my doorframe to help with my P90X and this happened…I’m not sure how much I should care about fixing it though…someone tell me haha

It’s Alive!

Yeah I’m not dead. Ive been flying pretty low since orientation. i think the only person Ive hung out with so far has been my girlfriend, which, while very fun and amazing, is probably not very healthy so I guess I’m ready to change it up. here’s what’s been happening:

-Started P90X and Im on my second day. It really is intense. i want to vomit and cry. Then rinse and repeat…Its pretty amazing

-I got a Guitar as a grad gift so Ive been slowly but surely teaching myself how to play it. Im loving it. Ive been learning some great Indie songs (its me of course) and yes Zain, this does in fact mean that we’re going to need to have a jam session.

-I hacked my PSPgo meaning that i can now play a crap load of games that im too cheap to pay for but still want to indulge in…win

Yeah so I guess ive been doing well but im ready to finally come back to life. Im depending on friend to help me with this haha.

This tome is both beautiful and terrifying. It not only holds interviews and work from past students and other architectural workers, but it holds my course and study work and I can tell you all that it is A LOT. This will be a very full 5 years for me but i also think it will be amazing. Of the 1000 applicants they get a year, only 100 are chosen and accepted, and of those hundred, about 75 actually come to the UTSoA. I am one of those lucky few, so lets see if I am really deserving of this!

This tome is both beautiful and terrifying. It not only holds interviews and work from past students and other architectural workers, but it holds my course and study work and I can tell you all that it is A LOT. This will be a very full 5 years for me but i also think it will be amazing. Of the 1000 applicants they get a year, only 100 are chosen and accepted, and of those hundred, about 75 actually come to the UTSoA. I am one of those lucky few, so lets see if I am really deserving of this!

Here we are!

This is my first post from UT (enter excitation here). Im just here for three days for orientation but in the coming months, this will become my hub, my soapbox if you will. I was lucky enough to room with someone I know (The Great Mr.Hunter Cooper) since there were a Shiznit load of people here but I think i could have survived either way haha. I’ll try to post about my experiences as much as possible, but so far, Ive joined the African Student Association :D It begins!

I’m absolutely in love with Adventure Time. I spend my free time watching episodes of it on YouTube and trying to copy Pendleton Ward’s (the artist’s) style. This is from one of my favorite episodes.