Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Wow, oh wow.

While in Big Daddy's Diner, Los showed me this queer ass video Eddie Murphy & Michael Jackson made. If people were unable to realize that Michael is/was a pedophile from this video, then I don't know what other proof they might need. I just still can't get over how gay this video was. Who told Eddie Murphy this was hot? .. . Probably Michael.

Anyways, I ended up sleeping through going to the campus tour of Pratt & just ended up going to SVA w. Los at 2pm for their quick campus tour. I loved it. Didn't see much, but I loved the vibe I got from it. The aura of the school seemed very down to earth & laid back. But then again, I said I loved Parsons the moment I walked out of the Admissions office. I know I want to go to school in the city, as opposed to an area within Brooklyn eliminating Pratt out of my choices, although I'm still going to apply there (I mean, it won't hurt.) -- But basically I feel, I've gotten the whole 'campus/rural' feel for almost 3 years now, it was fun while it lasted, but moving on. I've come to the realization that if I really want to take my design career somewhere, I need to move back to the 'city of opportunity' & go to an outstanding art school w. state of the art equipment. UCONN is a great school, just not for artist. I've accepted that, now I'm doing something about it & leaving.

When in Rome.. . LMAO.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Oops, I did it again?

Okay, so .. I haven't updated in a while. So much has happened over the course of the last post, and so much of it I will not tell you. :) Ah well, shit happens righ? But, nonetheless like I discussed in #32 -- I started THE UPPERCLASSMEN lifestyle blog. It still isn't actually where I want it to be aesthetically, but I'm working on it all while trying to fill it w. interesting content to keep the readers entertained, so be sure to check that out as well. You can start by clicking the link above. :)

My Thanksgiving Break started on Friday, and I basically have a week off to gather my thoughts, get away from all the Connecticut drama, spend time w. the loved ones & work on all my final ass projects for classes. Being home for less than probably 48 hours had justified the changes that I was debating on while being stuck in Storrs. Basically, entering the Communications Design at UCONN, would add an extra year to my undergraduate experience, making me graduate in 2011, as opposed to 2010. So basically all my credits (that put me a year ahead credits wise -- making me a senior in the Spring 09 semester) mean absolutely nothing anymore. So I had two choices:
  1. Stay at UCONN for 2 more years. Get my own place off campus. Be tight that all my true friends are graduating in 2010 leaving me alone OR
  2. Transfer back to New York, finish my two years at an art school here. Get a place w. Loso. Be happy that my bestest will also be back in the city that winter & be happy forever (LMAO).
Well, obviously it's not #1.
So I've decided to apply to Pratt Institute, Parsons New School of Design & School of Visual Arts for Communication Design & pick which ever one I get accepted into--or have to sit in decide which one I should actually go to if I were to get into all of them (which would be awesome!) W. staying in New York -- I refuse, like flatly refuse, to live at home. I cannot tolerate my aunt for more than an hour better yet a whole 2 years. So, Los & I would begin looking for a place to share together in the summer 2009, move in by fall & just be straight. I'd work & go to school. He'd work & go to school & we'll be straight. I know it's not going to be that simple -- but that is basically the plan that I've stirred up in my head already.

I'm turning 21 next year, and I just need to live my life for myself -- which, I've always been doing, but it just sounded good to say in that sentence? Lol. As an artist, New York has so much more to offer me than stupid CT & I just need to stop denying that. So I've begun filling out my applications -- fixing up my portfolio, busting my ass off in these final projects so I can get all A's again this semester & keep it moving w. my astonishing GPA. It's final. I need change. & I feel this is the change I need in order to really follow out my dreams. Switching my major from Pre-Med/Pharmacy to Communication Design was the prereq -- now its time for the real deal.

Change starts now.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Quick announcement. 

I've done some thinking.
The HL Life will continue to be my own personal blog. 
I have started designing my lifestyle blog entitled THE UPPERCLASSMEN.
I will launch the site soon enough. 
Stay tuned.

That's all. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


A Day America Will Never Forget.

Obama - 338, McCain - 156.
Barack Obama has proved to all the African Americans out there that nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible. I remember there used to be a time when just the mere thought of having a black president was always laughed off w. a 'yea right -- that'll be the day' from both African Americans & Caucasians. Myself included. And today, PRESIDENT Barack Obama has proved us all wrong. Nothing is impossible, ever.

Proud to be an American.
Even prouder to be an African American.

Yes, we can.

Monday, November 3, 2008


As promised. 

Yes, I've reached post #30. 
The new High Low Life will be launching in a few days & I've made a couple more changes. Yes, this will now be a lifestyle blog BUT, some of you did not want me to stop the personal aspect of this blog .. so I will continue to write about what goes on in my life -- if I even did that really in the first place? So, any blogs relating to me will continued to be numbered. Yay.

Tomorrow is Election Day & I have to say I am pretty excited. I get to stand on line for probably two to three hours before I can voice my twenty year old opinion on a little bubble sheet on who I feel should run this country for the next 8* years, hopefully. I already have my morning planned out -- wake up by 9AM, be out the door by 10AM -- drive by Dunkin' Donuts, grab 2 donuts, a hot chocolate, a bottle of water & a bagel w. butter (LMAO! The donuts & water are for the time spent waiting in line.) & head to Manchester Town Hall, which is right down the street from the Art bldg. Vote. And then spend my evening watching history be made.

So, Caresse happened to put me on to this video when I showed up for work -- I'm pretty sure you have all seen this by name, especially if you're an avid CNN watcher, like myself. This is that Atlanta education for you. Boy, how I miss that state now. :(

Also, while sitting in photography class -- my professor showed us some work by on of Time Magazine photographer's Callie Shell. In May 2008, she begin photographing pictures of Obama on his campaign trail & I have to say -- I absolutely love these pictures. To view more of here work, you can click HERE

Let change begin. :)