What’s Up? (4/6/14)


First Race Weekend: This weekend was all about Formula-1 Racing. “All about” it in that I woke up at 10 AM on two different occasions to watch the qualifying and proper Bahrain Gran Prix races. This new-found Formula-1 interest is all thanks to Giant Bomb’s “Alt-F1” podcast featuring Drew Scanlon and Danny O’Dwyer from Giant Bomb and Gamespot respectively. For two weeks and four hours, I listened to them talk about the Melbourne and Malaysian circuits and the various ins and outs of F1 Racing. I got an idea of what this season of F1 was going to look like (unpredictable) and who people are rooting for this year (anybody but Vettel). The Bahrain race was incredibly fun to watch, and it was a great first race. There was a crash, there were close calls, game-changers, neck and necks, and controversy! I’m excited about Formula-1, it’s official.

First Coffee: On a technicality I have had Coffee-products before, like Mocha Frappuccinos, Coffee Ice Creams, and that one time I had a cup of Espresso with Anisette. However, today was the first time I had a hot cup of Coffee – French Vanilla from Dunkin Donuts.  The flavor was very familiar, so on some level I almost feel like I was spoiled, but I really liked it. I see myself going straight for “regular” coffee next, with cream and sugar, so it’s not diluted with French Vanilla or other flavors.  We’ll see then if a lifetime of Coffee-flavored things has prepared me for the real thing… I now remember Coke Blak, a Cola-Coffee blend that was available years ago; me and a friend got bottles of it one day before Middle School thinking we were so cool, only to find the product absolutely horrible. I was burping up Coke Blak the whole day thinking I was going to die, and that the combined Caffeine of Coke and Coffee would surely kill me. Remember, I was like 11 or 12, so these weren’t the clearest thoughts ever.

First Reply: A piece of art I started and finished in a mad three-to-four hour rush last night was seen by the woman who was the source photographer and subject. She posted the picture on Reddit’s Gonewild Subreddit three days ago, and I thought the pose was – as she described it – classy. I used it for reference in a pixel-art piece, and she loved it. It made a real difference to know how happy my art work was able to make somebody; I often act with that intention in mind, to make people happy. I have a fan now, it seems!