I’ll update while this is fresh in my head. Tonight I got the chance to view the SkyFall movie (the 23rd spy James Bond movie) thanks to klout perks and Cadillac ATS (by the way, I want one).
I invited Queenie along. We really enjoyed it! First off, Daniel Craig is dashing and eye candy galore but, you already know this. Ladies, and guys who are into him, will enjoy a few minutes with his pecks on Friday when the movie premiers. 007 goodness… Ok, breathe.
I’ll not get into spoiling the movie but the cinematography is impeccable and I must say kudos to the director. As all other James Bond movies I thoroughly enjoyed the movie title sequence. Adele’s SkyFall opens during this, beautiful. You can listen to it here:
The movie did open with a very action packed dramatic scene that sets up that the story will centralize on “M.” Spoil! “It features Daniel Craig’s third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film’s villain.” Ok, will stop there. When you go on Friday let me know what you thought about the movie. It definitely got to the tech appreciating side of me.
P. S. Eve is introduced (love her arms, sorry Michelle Obama but I need Eve arms)! I won’t say who Eve is but she’s already listed here if you’re so curious.
Once again, thanks to klout for making this possible. I skipped the open bar but enjoyed the buttered popcorn and coke (boo, not even a fair cheat).
I didn’t proofread this! Just wrote on my iPad on the commute home on the subway:
I was speaking to @asciibn tonight at the microtropolis event in Chelsea. He was my plus one. I got an invite to the Windows 8 launch event via kloutperks and figured the person who would enjoy this the most and was a bigger geek than me would be him… Plus there was booze. I’m not particularly fond of open bars but anyway, that’s another topic.
I got there early because I work across the street from pier 57 and literally spent all day wondering what to expect. I haven’t opened my windows machine for over a year after I got my iMac and MacBook Air because I just don’t have the time (definitely not because I’m a Mac fan). I just have no time outside of work to work on anything else, I’m actually hugely against apple even if I own many devices. They are overpriced for what they do but majority is what is need to follow if I want an income. I’ve been called a hypocrite but I believe your work is based on the mastery of a tool — any tool.
Anyway, I walked into pier 57and saw the hanging signage. Loved it. At first look, I loved the vibrant colors chosen that reminded me of that last windows phone that wasn’t quite a phone… What’s it called? Um, oh yea a … Ugh, crap I had to google the name… A Lumia!
Lets say if you’re used to those phones, you’re not expecting anything new in Windows 8. However, at first glance of the OS after not seeing it in over a year… The windows UI looks very familiar… It reminds me of the @Litl. Wait, what’s a Litl? Well, it just so happens that I purchased one back in the day and it was mostly flash based so I was going to develop an app for it. Why does the stacking order of Windows very similar?
It’s really about the apps. Lets see, I turn on my android phone. I use it for: checking my text messages, checking in, probably instagramming, probably a Facebook message or two. I use my iPad for reading on the subway… I Instagram on it as well… definitely some Facebook.
Scrolling through the windows machine, I figured yea probably wouldn’t look so awesome if it wasn’t a touch screen. Not only that, how many people will be developing apps on that platform based on the users? There’s definitely a market but if you think about it, what device will I be carrying while using this platform? When will I be stationed and why would I find value in it?
I used various devices at different sizes which was refreshing. The company that curated this event was incredible. Especially in the light of Apple introducing the new iPad mini, it’s nice that Windows seem to work seamlessly on each resolution and the company did a great job introducing different machines. They also found companies that would love their apps on the windows platform. I love variety. This means, I can buy a cheap acer machine and install Windows 8… But again, it’s better with touch and, why would I use this? I have an iPad. Not only that, the UI doesn’t intrigue me enough to have adobe suite on it, thus, being an unnecessary purchase.
In conclusion, Windows isn’t for me. It might be for you if you want something very simple. Right now, the apps displayed were quite limited. I’m certain that they don’t come pre-installed and the gestures used weren’t that advanced. There’s nothing unique. I’m unimpressed but might be a great Xmas gift, just like the Litl was, for a non-geek.
OAN: hope you enjoy some of the pics from the event! It was an amazing set!
Packers won, yes I was hoping that they did. I also got a foursquare badge:
By the way, in terms of Social Networking Influence, the Steelers didn’t win like @Klout predicted… Guess that online influence has nothing to do with actual gameplay.
I’ll share two infographics that I found today. One tweeted by my friend @Seb66 which shows, “7million employees won‘t show up at work the day after superbowl.” You know, because they are sick… I went to work.
Another from My Cheap Apartments states that some people rent their places for as much as $17,000 a night to rent out their homes for SuperBowl weekend!
Although this sounds ridiculous, you know how fans can get.
Yesterday I went to the Half Pint (76 West 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012) to view the game. I think I might be going back there in the future. I love the bar, the wings are great and the atmosphere was perfect to watch the game.
I was invited by @copyrider. Who was aware that ADesignDesk was having a meet for Creatives and Friends. There were people for either teams. I love sports and I love the energy from competing teams but I was a little annoyed by the screaming (another reason why I am happy that anytime the Black and Yellow song comes on I can chuckle a little). One super fan was yelling on top of her lungs and left my ear ringing. Let me not get into the female fans of football… Yes girls, we can understand football but we don’t need to show off to our male companions that we are hardcore fans or that we can hang with the boys. Haha Packers won though, she quieted down after that!
How did you spend your Superbowl weekend?
By the way, you can view some ads on hulu. Seems like this year that everyone was using Celebrities. It was interesting but I’m definitely not into Bieber Fever nor do I get how Eminem can improve Chrysler sales (C’mon we’ve seen 8th mile and knows he goes hard). Maybe I didn’t enjoy the ads as much because I was in a loud bar and couldnt hear most of them. I’ll rewatch to change my opinion . Someone had to explain what “Chevy Runs Deep” meant to me.
February is the best month ever. Not because it’s Black History Month or holds Valentines Day, but because my birthday is approaching! In full fling, it will be my annual 25th birthday *wink.* It’s on the 19th, so check the wishlist (by the way I’d like to shout out to Christian and Justin who have been the biggest contributer to my blog, wishlist and even my Charity Breast Cancer awareness races — Justin since I was a freshman in college and Christian for over 4 years. Thanks guys!).
The past few days have been quite eventful and if you noticed, I had a slight hiatus, doesn’t mean that I was avoiding. I’m actually writing a LOVE post about Valentines Day (that hopefully doesn’t appear bitter — it’ll just be my perspective on the day and love. I’ll try to make it an interesting read). Most of the things that I have been doing were actually posted on Design Lady NYC on facebook.
What have I been up to:
I’ve been painting and drawing. I’ve also been redesigning and developing my company’s site. Also a hot project is in the works and I can’t wait to reveal it. First thing’s first: Painting.
I took a trip to Pearl Paint (308 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013-2521) over the weekend and bought some new brushes and acrylic. I had a few extra canvases and I decided to do some quick test work.
Since they are “test” work, these paintings are actually available for sale for quite cheap so contact me to get them (I have nowhere to hang them seeing that I have the space saved for other work).
I will post the details of the paintings abit later and list the prices but here they are:
(By the way you can actually make an offer, I’ll ship anywhere )
We went to Puck Fair (298 Lafayette Street, New York, 10012), I only had a Brooklyn Lager but they had a very nice menu. I met Kate from Random House who was very nice and all the ladies seemed very supportive of the new idea in the works that I shared with them.
After that, Gardenia and I went to a Coach (445 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012) event where we met the Mother and Aunt of the editor of Matchbook Magazine. Now, I have my eye on this hot Coach Poppy Bag. Remember the Coach Poppy Project where my blog came in as number 9 with my #jpoppy tweets?
This bag is $448.00 (tell me that life isn’t fair). It’s hot, bold and so Valentines Day or my birthday worthy! It’s style:16313.
While at the Coach event my landlord texted me that I had a package. I wasn’t really expecting one so I told her I’d be abit late. She said it was ok to stop by before midnight.
Immediately after the Coach event, I walked over to the Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, New York, 10012) where I met with Matthew B. who invited me to Sacapuntas (I’ve always wanted to go).
The Bowery Poetry Club usually have some amazing events. This was my 2nd time there. The first time was in December where I got to see artists life paint and people perform. It was good to see Matthew B, Cole and Patrice. I realized that I’ve known these people now for a year.
When I got home, guess what came for me:
A PSP branded with “Are We There Yet,” given to me by @KloutPerks. Klout measures your influence on social sites. I’m honored to have gotten this. I do miss my old PSP (Still somewhere in my apartment) but this is the PSP 3000. I love the new features and I spent my time downloading free comics yesterday and played Mortal Kombat before I went to bed (at 2am). Thanks Klout!
Yesterday I received a package of popchips from klout.
I actually LOVE LOVE LOVE Popchips. I always got it with my meals at a sandwich place that I frequented at my last full-time job. So when it was offered by klout I signed up and referred some friends. Gardenia actually posted hers here. Jeff (@doitjeffstyle) received his yesterday as well:
It has been quite awhile so I am not sure if anyone else received theirs but it’s nice that they offered the chips with a note.
It also came with a clip just in case I decided that I can’t have the entire bag. Gardenia joked about that yesterday — who doesn’t have the entire bag of chips in one sitting? I know that I do and maybe more than one (I need to be on a diet).
I checked the nutrition facts and they are actually pretty reasonable for something that tastes so good.
Anyway, Klout has been affecting my life more and more recently. Earlier this year I received a screening kit from them for Lonestar.
Recently, I got invited to an exclusive party which I will post about if I attend! Thanks followers I really appreciate everything. By the way, if you’re following this blog and I don’t follow you on twitter please send a message @jerlyn. I will be showcasing and interviewing some twitter peeps soon!
Not sure whether you’re familiar with the ads but Lone Star premieres tonight. I got to see the screening yesterday thanks for @Klout who sent this kit.
I still have lots of popcorn left over from the kit. Also I love the beer cups and soda glasses.
I did enjoy it but I’m not sure whether I will be into the show like other ones I’ve became addicted to like, “Breaking Bad,” “Nip Tuck,” “Weeds,” etc. I love tv drama.
My first thoughts: I think the main character (James Wolk) might be just a tiny bit too “nice” of a guy for this role.
He’s also my age (he’s a month younger) so I probably I don’t find anything in common with his character – i. e. the job position he gets himself to and the families he gets deeply involved with. At 25, are you really married to a woman with a big shot father in law and able to get away with a secret girlfriend? That guy must have some skill.
Granted, the show doesn’t say his age but his acting shows “young” all over it (maybe it’s me being bias). Just doesn’t make any sense for people my age. Then again, he’s a conman right? I did wonder if this was more for men (you know the idea of getting away with two women) — admittedly, these women are hot but if he’s so tied into “doing the right thing,” it might not be in this complicated situation. I’m curious to see maybe 2-3 other shows to see if I will get into it. He undeniably has a great deal of charm and I’m not too familiar with southern culture so for the setting, the demographic for watching might not be me.
You do feel a bit sorry for him when he is brought into a situation where he has to choose between these two women. I realize this is how the show will continue for the rest of the season, not being able to choose… Let me know what you think about it. It airs tonight at 9PM EST and I might wait until the entire season is over to catch up (as usual). What can I say: Netflix was the best invention ever.
Robert Allen (James Wolk) is a Texas con-man who leads a secret double life. As “Bob,” he is married to Cat and living in Houston while working for his oil-tycoon father-in-law. Four hundred miles away, he is “Robert” in a second life with girlfriend Lindsey. As he schemes to take control of the oil business and finds himself torn between the love of two women, he must fight to keep his web of lies from falling apart.
James Wolk as Robert/Bob Allen, a Texas con man married to Cat, the daughter of one of his targets in Houston, while simultaneously maintaining a relationship with Lindsay in Midland, Texas. He is in love with both women and begins to wish for a normal life.
Adrianne Palicki as Cat Thatcher, Clint’s daughter. At a young age, she married her boyfriend from high school and had a daughter with him. Their marriage ended in divorce. She later married Bob Allen, seeing in him the qualities that were lacking in her ex.
Eloise Mumford as Lindsay, Robert Allen’s unsuspecting girlfriend in Midland.
David Keith as John Allen, Robert Allen’s father. He raised his son to be a con man.
Bryce Johnson as Drew Thatcher, the youngest of Clint’s three children. He admires his brother-in-law.
Mark Deklin as Trammell Thatcher, Clint’s elder son and Blake’s husband. Unlike his brother, he is suspicious of Bob’s motives.
Alexandra Doke as Grace Thatcher, Cat’s daughter from her first marriage to Harrison.
Jon Voight as Clint Thatcher, a Texas oil tycoon and father of Cat, Drew, and Trammell.