Thoughts from the Past


Swell I guess ill use the free time in the car as a way to write myself another blog post. It.s been _________ a long time since. A lot of time has passed by but not a lot of things have happened since. The past quarter went terribly quick. That’s how it goes when you’re living and working in the city. We’ll.. “Working” is how I’ll put it. A lot of the internships we have at the school offer us a lot of opportunity to get used to the ad world, meet people who will probably be able to help us out in the rapidly nearing future, and I guess get our bodies used to the lack of sleep and large intake of alcohol.

I wrapped up whatever projects I had in my hands, nothing was made but at least people saw my dedication. Being one of the first there and one of the last to leave has to show some kind of drive. I still get excited when getting to daydream, I mean concept, on projects. Pretty soon this daydream is going to turn into some reality so I’ve gotta start getting used to how creatives are pitching their ideas and what ways we can take them. My friend, Erica, and I will be putting our time in at Razorfish next quarter and I couldn’t be more excited to be finishing off the programs it’s her in New York. She’s an incredible creative,writer, person, and she has enough personality to make Hov step back a bit. Who knows, maybe one day she’ll get to give him the run down.
Hold on.. Where the hell are we going to eat? Eh, as long as I’ve got something in my stomach soon I don’t care.
So yea, back home.. It’s good, but it’s stressful. Funny, right? How is it stressful bring away from the city and work? We’ll family is a lot heavier than the other stuff but it’s not that I have too much I think it’s that I don’t have enough. My best bud has always been too quiet for his own good. He’s a hellova friend but it’s getting hard trying to find something he’d be willing to do. My brother works too damn much and is getting taken advantage of at his job. My parents can never seem to handle the holidays well. Conversation just seems harder around here. Nobody wants to talk or go do anything besides watch tv or play video games. I want to get out and do stuff but then I’m lacking an automobile. Only downside of the city is not having a car when I get back home.
It’s anxiety inducing.
See, I thought the city was too fast paced but it’s a lot easier living there than here. People walk everywhere, they value time where they aren’t running around with their heads cut off, waiting for a subway lets you take a breath and living for the weekend really isn’t too bad. I really don’t want to settle down there but who knows, I really want to travel still and won’t be making any decisions with that until I’ve seen more of the country and more of the world.

Climax

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You said it’s better if we love each other separately. I just need you one more time, I can’t get what we had off my mind. Where are you now when I need you around? I’m on my knees but it seems we’re going no where fast.. we’ve reached the climax.

Back in New York!


New York, you’ve been damn fine to me, really! I’ve been around the world and have enjoyed every moment of the travel but I’ve never felt so “at home” away from home, than I have here. A new apartment, a new internship, a new roommate, and always adding new friends, this quarter is going to be, once again, a new start to what’s to come. I’m looking forward to producing some great work this quarter and prepping my book for finally shipping them off for some real jobs. I know now that I’m going to be trying to stay here in New York for the upcoming year (at least) and hoping to place some roots in this city. Favorite bars, restaurants, small shops, parks – who knows what’s to come?

Check out my portfolio, it’s pretty much where it’s going to be for the next week or so; http://www.mikeystacoshop.com – let me know what you think!

Hoping to get out and take some new picture or to shoot a video this quarter. I want to set up a photo project and hopefully finish one I have already started.. we’ll see!

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I’m going to print up some T Shirts!


So I was trying to think about what the best way to show some of my favorite pictures, from this amazing year, would be and, as I was walking through a shopping district with a buddy, I realized that fashion nowadays is nothing but a cool photo slapped on a white or black t shirt. I’m going to give it a try, I’m going to see the best way to print out a couple of these bad boys onto some quality t shirts. I’ll post a picture of them once I’ve gotten to that point!

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Bienvenue à Paris!


“Welcome to France!” I told myself as I stepped off the plane, I’m sure the signs I was passing were saying the same but my Muzzy french is a little off! (nonexistent) Why on earth did I come here? I don’t understand ANY of this, I hear the people are god awful.. how am I supposed to order at a fast food restaurant here? Answer: Machines that are like iPads.

I’m glad I didn’t break down and buy the first ticket back to the states, just a couple hours later I’m well rested and ready to go scare myself a little bit more. Oh ya, I stayed at the Hotel Aviatic and it is a great place to stay, a couple hundred bucks a night but the rooms are classy, the bed is comfortable, the concierge is great (speaks english), and it’s in the 6th arr. of Paris which has a lot of restaurants, shops, cafes, and has a lot of Metro stops!

A couple of days later, a new apartment, a new neighborhood and I don’t know what to do next. I guess there’s some things I’ve gotta do, like battle through french stores to find a clothes steamer or hop on the Metro and see where I’ll be going for the next two and a half months. I guess I’ll do both, my camera will be more then willing to join me in the trip!

This is all exciting and intimidating but I’ve gotta just remember to take it all one step at a time.. now to find out when I should take the challenge of getting to Versailles!