#thought


Yourself in Third-Person

Have you ever been in a sce­nario where you were asked to describe your­self? I think in one occa­sion or another we’ve all been. Recently, I was asked to do this on a web-form. Mind you, it’s hard for me to do that as I have a hard time talk­ing about myself. I guess I’m more of a less-talk-more-action type (cor­rect me if I’m wrong of course).

Any­ways, back to the web-form ordeal. I was asked to describe my “Cre­ative Work”. I replied with the following:

Self-thought web/designer com­ing from a Com­puter Engi­neer­ing back­ground who recently dis­cov­ered pho­tog­ra­phy and want­ing to fur­ther enhance insights and cre­ativ­ity by meld­ing both Tech­nol­ogy and Art/Design.

Did I tend to what was asked of me? I think so, but in a gen­eral sense of things.

From my mind to yours… Some­times it helps to be “me, myself, and I.”

April Comes with the Shows to Watch

April is here. Jackie Robinson’s 60th Anniver­sary Trib­ute is being cel­e­brated through­out the MLB, and a bunch of shows have just (re)released:

Drive might be great watch as the cre­ator of this show is the same one that did SciFi channel’s Fire­fly. That, and it stars lead actor Nathan Fil­lion—Capt. Mal Reynolds from the Fire­fly series. Should be some great well spent TV time to get a break, and some Design ideas from.

Post-Graduates and Marathons

Things that make you go hmmm… Why is this so true with those who are done with their school work. It’s like:

Hi Mom! Here’s my diploma. Now, it’s time to run 26 miles. See you in a bit.

But yeah, just a thought that came to me like Jerry’s epiphany. Is it this unspo­ken truth that every­one in their 20s do all of a sud­den? It’s like the unsolved mys­tery of why every kid in the world with a NES know­ing the trick to blow into their car­tridge to make it “work”.

From my mind to yours, Hip Hop is Dead

Superbowl XLI

Well, it was a great game. It was rain­ing, ball was slip­pery, and Man­ning finally got his ring. But what about the last three min­utes of the fourth… Why didn’t the Colts kick the ball? For those of us who just had the urge to bet Colts –7 and over 47/47.5/48—that was the big question.

A cou­ple of fac­tors played its part on this out­come. Here’s some that I know:

  • Bad weather. It was rain­ing so the ball was a bit slip­pery, and it was too risky to air it out if you are Man­ning and fac­ing Chicago’s defense. This is a plus for the Bears from the getgo as they’ve played in this type of weather (as most ana­lyst thought from the beginning).
  • Run­ning the ball can run the clock out.
  • Vinatieri wasn’t that auto­matic tonight. I doubt that he was solely to blame. First of all, Hunter Smith couldn’t get the ball in place. But he wasn’t to blame as well… it was pour­ing down hard for Christ’s sake. Also, laces were out if I recall cor­rectly. Although, kick­ing the FG would’ve score 3 more points, and still guar­an­teed the Colts a win even if the Bears score a TD.
  • The Mafia and their con­trol of the Vegas/handicapping boards(?)

Mean­while, though you might think that that deci­sion was pretty bad (as I did in terms of straight out play­ing to win with excla­ma­tion, we-deserve-this men­tal­ity by the Colts), there is… the Human fac­tor. So what fac­tor am I talk­ing about you say? H-U-M-A-N fac­tor… like the com­mer­cial. Even though Gatorade was more likely in the Colts tonight, they were also very good sportsmen.

The sports­man­like con­duct in not try­ing to humil­i­ate your oppo­nent w/ less than three min­utes left wasn’t really the first thing that came to people’s mind (those who wagered for the over for sure). It wasn’t on top my list when I was think­ing about it for sure (thanks to Ces for shin­ing light on the sub­ject). But it was in the Colts, and espe­cially Coach Dungy’s. Don’t for­get, Coach Smith and Coach Dungy are good friends after all. Ahhh, the Human factor—one rea­son why I love Sports.

Now, if only the rest of us can take the pos­i­tive things that we find in every­day things (like Sports) and tran­scend that energy to the world we live in… what a bet­ter place it would be right?

From my mind to yours, the Human factor.