Pardon my bluntness, but New Years Resolutions are bullshit. Why so much hate you ask? Because most people make them out of feelings of societal obligation (something I abhor), not because they actually WANT to change something. Sure, most people really do want to lose weight, exercise more, save more money, give up (insert your biggest vice here). But there’s a big difference between wanting something to happen and actually putting in the work in to make it happen. If you REALLY want something, nothing stands between you and the Thing. (Sidebar, same goes for people who say they’re...
I have this thing with painted walls. And not just the famous Disney walls, or the “purple wall that started it all”. Lately it seems every time I turn the corner I’ve spotted a new mural on the side of a building, or what I like to call “free art”. So I thought it would be fun to start a little series showcasing different public art murals, a little series I’m calling “Wall Crawl”. Like a pub crawl, except instead of booze you get a free dose of artistic inspiration.
It’s finally October which means we can officially start celebrating Halloween without feeling like those people who start celebrating Christmas in, well, October. One of the longest-running Halloween rituals in my friend group is Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando. We are in our 9th year in a row going to this event, and while over the years people have dropped out of the group and other people have been added, it has always been me & my friend David every year.
Anyone who knows me knows that Halloween is my favorite time of year. Christmas gets all the hoopla but let me tell you – it’s all about Halloween in my world. The idea that you can put on a costume and walk around looking completely out of your normal character and it’s totally socially acceptable is such a draw for me. I mean, tell me I can wear a costume and I’m there.