Thank You, Gaga

After weeks of expressing my excitement for Lady Gaga’s future performance at the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show to everyone that I know, I’m happy to say she exceeded my expectations. I was confident in my statements “She knows how to put on a show.”, and “The NFL needs this redemption after last year’s Coldplay disaster.” So thanks, Steph, for putting on one hell of a performance!

Pittsburgh RB Got Bars

“Hit the hole, Le’Veon!” Ahhhhhh, damn. Le’Veon Bell’s running game is switching up even how kids are playing football today. His patience and “think a few steps ahead” method drives coaches and sports experts everywhere crazy. But there’s no disputing his success with it. And the man can rap!
Just do me a favor, stay clean during the off-season!!

A Trip Down Memory Lane

After hearing “Don’t Wanna Know” by Maroon 5, the “I don’t wanna know know know know who’s taking you homehomehome” part somehow gave me a flash back to a song I had known. I could remember that it was like a campfire song, “Take Me Home” and “West Virginia”, and after only a few google tries with different lyrics, it brought me to “Country Roads” from the “Campout at Walt Disney World” VHS movie. I can’t believe that I can even remember this whole movie. I wish my short term worked as well as my long term. I remember more stuff from my childhood than my teenage years and even a couple years ago. 

Respect Where It’s Due

Let’s take 4 1/2 minutes out of our day to appreciate Tinashe’s dancing. She’s definitely becoming someone I’m fairly ok with. (That’s saying a lot, trust me.)

Big Pharma Controversy

For a long, long time… Many years, many generations, people have found comfort in their problems by blaming a separate party. Not many people will take responsibility for everything self-inflicted. Drug addicts are no exception. Actually, most of them make excuses for almost everything. If you have ever been around one enough, you know what I’m talking about. You might actually be so deep involved that you make excuses for them as well.
So the process when it comes to the “Big Pharma is to blame for the rise in drug addictions” debacle, from what I understand is: patient will visit a doctor for a pain -> the doctor prescribes a pain killer -> patient gets hooked on the pain killer -> patient runs out of pain killers -> patient looks to the streets to find a cheaper but similar alternative, in time developing a serious problem… Correct?
What I would like to know:
Why is the person’s choice to fill the prescription left out of this process?
Why is the person’s choice to consume more than the recommended dose left out?
Why is there no spotlight on person’s lack of self control?
We aren’t all simply victims of a bigger power.
Most addictions are easily preventable with the right state of mind.
A few months ago, I went to the doctor for Whiplash (a condition with symptoms that typically last no more than 72 hours) and was prescribed 30 tablets of Naproxen with 2 refills and 60 tablets of muscle relaxers with 2 refills. So clearly, doctors are giving these out like candy. However, we are not children. We are adults with self control, will power, and just plain know better. I’ve been prescribed anti-depressants, pain killers, etc. since I was 14- I’ve never abused any substance, I’ve never been addicted. Some prescriptions went unfilled because I knew I didn’t need them. Don’t forget you have a choice.

I’m Designing My Own Cell Phone…

I started this project a couple of weeks ago, thinking “Let me just see if I can…” and now I’m really into it. Oh, what unfortunate timing my creativity has with myself becoming homeless this weekend. I guess we can leave the date of release as “TBD” for now, hmm? Nah, I have no plans of pushing this beyond the digital world but who knows.
I’m excited to put all the features that I enjoy into one phone, real or not, and even create some new ones.
Such as a fingerprint sensor built into the display. I know that I didn’t invent such a thing, but it hasn’t been done in a cell phone yet.
Also, the stock Music Player will have YouTube recognition. Meaning if a song in your library has an official music video on YouTube, a thumbnail will display at the bottom of “Now Playing” window and clicking on it will take you directly to the music video via the YouTube app. There will also be other uses for the integration.
I’m about 73% sure the phone will run on Android, but I just might create a new OS altogether. The imagination is infinite… And so are free design resources.
I already have finished the exterior (maybe), mainly working on software now.
A couple demo videos are done, still a long way to go.

Full specs and unpixelated images to come eventually…conceptphoneblur