My time has finally come. I always thought living in San Francisco would be an impossible goal for me—let alone finding a job in the city that would advance my career. Now, I can cross both those off!
It was a dark and cloudy day…
Seattle is a great city and I loved living there, but I did get tired of the grey, overcast days. Once I experienced the dark, short Winter days I knew it was time to leave
Purchased a killer new artist-made wallet from Resist Today
Resist Today is a web site filled with unique artist-made t-shirts, wallets, messenger bags, pillows, neck ties and fine art prints. Being a small group of hard working artists, you can almost see the amount of care each item presents on their site. All items are treated as finely crafted art pieces.
My First Wallet
It’s been five years since I bought my first Resist Today wallet and I’m still surprised how well it holds up. I literarily had this wallet with me everyday for the past five years. You can see how the screen-printed elements are slightly faded and how the corners are worn from handling over the years. The quality is definitely top-notch!
Moving to a bigger city posed a challenge of having to quickly learn how to parallel park on the busy streets.
I was born and raised in Florida—where you basically have to drive everywhere you want to go. Luckily, almost all my destinations had large lots where I could easily park my car.
Earlier this year, I made a huge change in my life and drove across country to live in Seattle, WA. The moment I entered the city, I found myself doing a crash course in parallel parking. This instantly scared the crap out of me! I never had to parallel park before. I don’t even think I needed to test for parallel parking when I got my license in Florida. Living in a big city like, Seattle, you have no choice but to be forced to learn how to squeeze your car in between two others all while impatient drivers wait for you to move out of their way.
Ivar's underwater billboards were resurfaced as a marketing campaign to drive sales.
I was one of many people who became a believer of an unusual marketing stunt from a Seattle-based seafood restaurant. The Ivar’s restaurant chain chose to use a “hoax” as a form of advertisement. What could have been a disaster ended up being a successful marketing ploy.
Ivar Hagund, the founder of the seafood restaurant, had a reputation for creating outlandish marketing schemes to promote his Ivar’s chain in the early 1940’s. A local ad agency used Hagund’s reputation as leverage to help deploy a hoax on the city. A rumor was created that Hagund placed underwater billboards around the sound, advertising his business to local submarine traffic. Sketches of billboards and maps the of possible locations were fabricated to help aid the hoax. In August of this year, one of Hagund’s rumored billboards was supposedly found and hoisted out of the water.
This marks the first achievement—the launch of my website. It's been in the works and now it's here.
I’ve been wanting to build my own blog for quite some time. Up until now, I’ve only had my online portfolio to showcase my work. Optimistically, by creating this blog I would be given the motivation to write more and gain a larger presence on the web.
I designed this site to act as a personal “achievement tracker”. Each post will be about a personal victory with a custom merit badge designed to show-off the achievement. The idea wasn’t to be taken seriously. My goal for the site was to not only help me write, but to also encourage me to creatively think of how to present my thoughts to anyone who is willing to read them.