Monday, September 7, 2009

Some Three Stripes for you!






More and more Adi in my house!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Central Park Summer Stage - Q-Tip



Catch Q-Tip in Central Park tomorrow between 3 pm and 7 pm. Grab some food and a couple of friends and head out early to enjoy some good music for FREE.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Afro-Punk Festival

This even will be going down in Brooklyn at BAM. Lots of performances and events, including film screenings. Expect performances by Game Rebellion, Janelle Monae, Saul Williams, The Dallas Austin Experience and many more. Should be off the charts!



Thursday, June 25, 2009

See you 2015

I gotta go back.
Back to the Future!




Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rain....Rain....Go Away!

What awful weather it is today! I woke up this morning to the pitter patter of rain outside my window, thunder rumbling in my chest and lightning. Ick. Couple that with the horrible night I had last night and it was like waking up on the wrong side of the bed, stepping on a mirror and breaking it as you hop out of bed, cutting your foot on the shards of glass, not having any band-aids in the house, getting blood on your new carpet and then going to make yourself a bowl of cereal, only to find that there is no milk. OK, maybe not that dramatic but you get the idea. It sucked.

I must have woken 3 or 4 times last night. My throat has been sore for 2 days now. My muscles ache and I feel exhausted. I think I fell asleep around 9 pm. I thought getting a super solid nights rest would benefit me. Instead, I tossed and turned, woke up several times and feel just as bad now as I did before I went to sleep. Crap!

 So, to today’s weather I say, “PISS OFF!” I feel horrible and you’re not helping.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Long Branch, NJ



Today, the family and I, along with some friends, took a drive down to Long Branch, NJ to catch some rays and waves at the beach. The trip down took far longer than it should have taken because either I am or my navigation is completely stupid. I think we share equal blame.



We did make it safely though. It was perfect weather aside from the strong breeze that was a little too chilly for my tastes. The water was frigid, so I didn't even attempt to get in beyond my ankles. My son, who's apparently made of steel, had no problem with the water temperature and was flapping around in it like a dolphin at play.

I got to play some bootleg horseshoes, toss the ol' pigskin around and showoff on my son's RipStik. We wrapped the day up with some Chipotle and it was back North to my humble abode.

I'm kinda salty now after discovering that I took all of my pics at 640 x 480 resolution. >:-(

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Thank You Nintendo!!!!




Hello Nintendo!!! this year at the E3 conference, Nintendo came ready to please!!! I cannot wait for the New Super Mario Bros! Upto 4 players can play as well!!! It will be so much fun to see how it turns out!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Gangsta Granny

Don't mess around with this woman. Wheelchair and Depends or not, she's ready to fire. Step out of line and you will get shot in your "toodles". Guaranteed.

Rat Facts



- A rat can last longer without water than a camel.

- Even very large rats can fit through very tiny spaces. How tiny? Well, let's put it this way - if you have a hole about the size of a nickel in your wall, you could one day see a rat squeezing through it.

- Rats can hold their breath for three minutes and can tread water for three days.

- Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.

This post was inspired by the insert in the Gummi Rat my son ate at Six Flags today.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

PSP Go



This is not a photoshop job. This is confirmed real. There is a video out where Veronica Belmont talks about having played a demo of it. More details at the source link below.

It's pretty weird looking to me. Never been a big fan of the PSP anyway. I have two of them and I haven't even touched either of them in more than a year. Hell, I don't even see many people out in public with them.

Source: IGN

Friday, May 29, 2009

143 @ 123



One of the newest members accepted to Team L.A.R.K., JenJen143, was in NY visiting this week. We agreed to meet up to become a little more familiar, shoot the breeze and talk shop.



We ended up meeting at 123 Burger in The City, joined by others. We had a great time taking 101 photos of each other and watching the Nuggets take an L in the Western Conference finals.





On a side note, I was reminded yesterday that I know nothing about the Metro-North rail system. In my efforts to help Jen get home more quickly, I offered to give her a lift to Woodlawn station in the Bronx since I was traveling that way anyway. We got there and realized that there were no more trains to her home station for the night. After some phone calls and several, "WTF"s we hopped back into my car. I ended up driving her to Scarsdale so a friend of hers could pick her up.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Too Many People I Know Were Born in May!

Cheese and rice! I've spent every weekend of this month so far celebrating someones birthday. Here's a list of people just off the top of my head:

KleanKicks
Sheron
Karma
Lindy Poppet
Tomomi
Gizzel
Stormy
David George
John Bauckham

I guess August is humping season.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

I'm Nice in the Kitchen....

I bought a very nice gas grill in January of this year. It was an out of season steal and I had been very anxious to fire it up. Since the recent warm days here in NY were perfect for grilling, of course I had to go out and do work.

This was the result.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Shoes shoes shoes


I didnt pic up any shoes for a while now.
here is, what just came in:

Origami - Rose



My wife made this today. I'm stunned at how beautiful it is. She's exceptional with arts and crafts and it took her about 30 minutes and MANY folds to complete this design.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Welcome to the Flock!

Last week AirKarina coordinated a recruiting period that was exclusive for female members. It was a huge success and we found 3 young ladies to join our ranks.

Team L.A.R.K. extends a warm welcome to Jentastic, JenJen143 and Ms. Immaculate.

All of them were quite impressive and we are looking forward to the new ideas and perspectives they will bring.

Congratulations, Ladies. Rep well!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rick Ross - Fake Fanatic




This guy has been spotted wearing fake gear on more than one occasion. Wearing fake sunglasses on the cover of a major publication, however, is an all new level of dumbassness. Here is the letter the editor received:

Dear Editor:

We were dismayed to see the cover of the May 2009 issue of XXL Magazine, which features a photo of Rick Ross wearing a pair of sunglasses prominently featuring counterfeit Louis Vuitton trademarks. Because the photo has generated considerable confusion among your readers and Louis Vuitton customers among others, we feel it is important to clarify several points.

The first is that the sunglasses Mr. Ross is wearing were not made by Louis Vuitton, and in fact, are counterfeit. Louis Vuitton did not grant permission to Mr. Ross or to whoever did make the sunglasses to use our trademarks. The second is that no affiliation, sponsorship or association exists between Rick Ross or XXL and Louis Vuitton. The third is that counterfeiting is illegal.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to correct the confusion.

Sincerely,

Michael D. Pantalony, Esq.
Louis Vuitton Malletier


Maximum ownage! I hope people take a second to think about this and really rethink what "cool" is. What makes the whole situation even more hilarious is the quote "I've never had a credibility problem and still don't."

Word?

SRC: XXL

There's gaudy and then there is this.....




This Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe covered in Murakami LV monograms belongs to Prince Marcus von Anhalt. Who? Yeah, exactly what I said. Apparently he's owns a slew of Ho' Houses......ahem......excuse me.....brothels in Germany.

Talk about poor taste. This is worse than anything I've seen in the most outlandish of Rap videos.

SRC: JamesList

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mos Def - Casa Bey


I've been chomping at the bit to hear word of a new album from the genius that is Mos Def. Imagine my joy and surprise when I found out that he's releasing "Casa Bey" in June. Check the link below to hear and download the first track made public from the album. ES INCREIBLE!

Src: RCRD LBL

Mothers


We wouldn't be here without them.
Happy Mother's Day to the Moms.



Mothers on the Team?

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

UFO-Hayashi Acer Aspire One

This is INCREDIBLE! The artwork took 3 months to complete. The artist, UFO-Hayashi, is famous in Japan for his knack for turning tech pieces into masterpieces. This notebook is currently on eBay and the starting price is 3k.



eBay Auction

Friday, April 24, 2009

Its 9 Years allready




I can't believe it has been 9 years already since I stood in front of these and could not get them...
But what do they say?
You always meet twice in life?


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Depeche Mode

Anyone like Depeche mode? Great Video & Great song!!
Might buy their album next Tuesday.



I have free tickets to see them perform on Hollywood Boulevard next week.
Ill put up a picture if I go.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

TEAM L.A.R.K.




My Department of Water And Power facility caught on fire.
My power was out for over 24 hours.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

My Latest PickUps!!!!!





These are my latest pickups of the last 2 weeks! Im so excited that my collection is almost done!!! Its unbelievable that I found these!!! I cried when I got the Concords and Cement 4s!!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

5 Foreign Cars That You've Probably Never Seen Before

I was watching "Traitor" starring Don Cheadle yesterday and in one of the scenes, I saw a car that I'd never seen before. After the movie wrapped up, I jumped onto my computer to find out what it was I'd seen. A quick search informed me that it was a Citroen C6 I had seen. I was then inspired to check more sites of auto makers from around the world to discover cars I don't know about.

Below are 5 cars that you may not have ever seen. No particular order.


2009 Opel Vivaro


2009 Mitsuoka Himiko


2009 Citroen C6


2009 Fiat Nuovo Doblo


2009 Honda Crossroad

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Its My Birthday!!!!

I turn 27 today and I couldnt be happier!!! I have a wonderful man, amazing son, and great friends!!! This weekend I will party it up at Talay and go crazy!!! I cant wait!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

25 things about me!!!!!

Monkey See, Monkey Do!

1. Im Puerto Rican

2. Im Bisexual

3. My son has the coolest name EVER lol; Achilles!

4. Im in love with the best man!!!

5. I have a weakness for men who smell yummy!

6. I adore my Blackberry

7. Dont leave without my iPod

8. I am obsessed with Jordans and I'm almost done with my collection

9. I am secretly dreading becoming 27 next week

10. My birthday is April 1st and I also make 4 years with my fiance that day!!

11. I cant wait for my Birthday celebration on April 4th!

12. I dont really like Manhattan

13. I adore the Bronx!!!

14. I love the Yankees so much Ive been known to cut people off who disrespect my team.

15. I have a pet Rabbit named AirMax...

16. Im addicted to Pepsi

17. If I could be in the dark forever Id be content!!!

18. I love the Moon!

19. Im afraid of Clowns

20. Im afraid of Water (drowned when I was 8, almost died)

21. I adore the smell of a woman

22. Booty is my favorite thing in the world

23. If I had to choose between Love or money...I'd choose Love!

24. I know so many secrets and wish I could divulge some of them.

25. I ADORE MICKEY MOUSE!!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I'M ON A BOAT

This upcoming January my family is planning on taking a cruise. It'll be my first. I'll be on a boat with my swim trunks and my flippy flops. Poseidon looooook at meeeeeee

Thursday, March 26, 2009

25 things about me

I'm bored and don't have a facebook(refuse to get one) and always wanted to do this so why not

1. I love basketball

2.I have an obsession with sneakers its a way of life for me especially Jordans

3. My daughter is named after my favorite basketball player

4. I listen to all types of music but Incubus is my favorite band by far

5. I'm naturally nocturnal

6. I hate Duke with a passion

7. I'm the youngest of 4 and my closest sibling is a decade older than me

8. I have a photographic memory

9. Went skydiving

10. Married to my HS sweetheart in Hawaii

11. People have said I look like random light skinned singers for the better part of 10 yrs

12. Valedictorian in elementary school

13. I have a cat that looks exactly like my cat that died a few yrs ago

14. I'm very shy even though people don't believe I am

15. I'm a movie junkie

16. I love rice

17. I've known my best friends since HS and they're like my brothers

18. I have an OG pair of air jordan's from 6-23

19. I <3 cleavage

20. I'm addicted to my blackberry

21. I dont know how to swim but I love water

22. I know how to type "properly"

23. I've been to the spa before it was awesome

24. I collect sand

25. I've had a 3some. I'm just kidding..........maybe

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

25 Things You Should Know About Rox Fontaine

Saw this on Facebook and.....well.....monkey see, monkey do.

25 things you should know about me:

1. I have well over 30 jerseys and they are all Gary Payton or Shawn Kemp jerseys. I won't wear anything else.

2. I have a pretty big video game collection. I have more than 35 unique consoles and over 800 games.

3. I have a 1 of 1000 all white Xbox with my name etched in it by Microsoft.

4. Romeo & Juliet is my favorite movie.

5. I have lot of shoes.

6. My first car was an 89 Honda Integra. I crashed it shortly after I got it and broke the front axle.

7. My first (and last) motorcycle was a Kawasaki ZZR-400. I crashed it shortly after I got it and broke the frame.

8. I scored a 1250 on my SAT.

9. I'm a Baha'i.

10. My favorite color is black.

11. I married my wife after only six months of dating. We will celebrate our 9th anniversary this year.

12. I served in the US Air Force.

13. I used to produce music but I quit.

14. I played football from ages 8 to 22. I started at WR and FS for all of those years.

15. My shoe size recently went from 13 to 14.

16. I have a dog named Coolio.

17. I always wanted a drumset. My father-in-law bought me one last year.

18. To many people's surprise, my favorite shoe of all-time is the Air Jordan II.

19. I am the founder of Team L.A.R.K.

20. I own all of Bjork's albums.

21. I love champagne. Dom Perignon was my favorite for many years. Now, it is Veuve Cliquot.

22. I was a member of the Boys Choir of Harlem.

23. I can DJ.

24. I snowboard.

25. I really want to buy a Honda NSX.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Birds of a Feather

I met up with KleanKicks today to hang out and do some light shopping. We hopped over the Hudson River to New Jersey to mull around Jersey Gardens. After grabbing lunch at Chili's, we set out to burn some cash. There wasn't much to consider, but we had a great time wasting time.



After I got back from Jersey, I met up with Stormy. We chopped it up for a few hours and had some good laughs as we waxed nostalgic and watched Booty Call. "You've got to lick it, before you kick it! You've got to make it soft and wet before you stick it!" So classic! It was a little saddening to see Bernie Mac in the film. It's still so hard to believe that he's gone. Very funny movie though.


Stormy broke out the Kryptonates for a photo op. Don't be mad.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Five Killers

From the producers of Afro Samurai and the writers of Star Wars Clone Wars and Kingdom Come, bring to you a 12 episode animated tv series. The top five killers in the world are all being hunted after the ultimate assassin. Unfortunately production of this series has taken a temporary break.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Orange Juice is Sexy


It seems lots of companies are "bringin' sexy back" and redesigning their product packaging. I've noticed Pepsi cans and bottles' new look a few weeks ago and I have since stopped calling it Pepsi. It has officially been dubbed Sexi. That or Justin Timberlake Pepsi. Tropicana is one of the many other companies to do so and their dress up for orange juice is particularly fly. I've seen it in passing before in stores, but this is the first time I've had one up close and personal.

The carton is straight Miami sexy. If that wasn't enough, the cap is now rounded on top and looks like an orange. Plus 100 cool points for Tropicana! I now feel naughty every time I go to unscrew the cap.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Strong Arm Steady - Black History


Yeeeeaaaah! That Hip-Hop shit. Check it out.

You can find this track on Strong Arm Steady's mixtape titled "Gang Mentality". Click the image above to download.



Seeing Is Believing...


....or is it?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My Son Is So Freakin' Awesome!

Today, my son went with his Grandmother to the 2nd annual Comic Con Kid's Day. I initially intended to go with him but tickets for adults were $30.00 each. I opted against paying it as I'm not a comic fan and while it's always nice to spend time with my son, it was a chance for my wife and I to hang out for a day.

My wife and I took off to the mall and then grabbed dinner at Friday's. We had a great time and it was pretty warm out today.

On our way to pick our son up, he called me. He tells me that he has a present for me and that I'm going to be "so happy". I had NO CLUE as to what it might be.

I arrive at my Mom's and he digs in his bag of goods he'd collected throughout the day and pulls this out:




He was absolutely right! I was so happy. BEST. SON. EVER! Voltron is my shit.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pretty Sad But Somehow Enlightening

I found this on another site and thought that it is something that should be shared.

Pretty Sad But Somehow Enlightening

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. And every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside. The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene. One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn't hear the band he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Then unexpectedly, a sinister thought entered his mind. Why should the other man alone experience all the pleasures of seeing everything while he himself never got to see anything? It didn't seem fair. At first thought the man felt ashamed. But as the days passed and he missed seeing more sights, his envy eroded into resentment and soon turned him sour. He began to brood and he found himself unable to sleep. He should be by that window -- that thought, and only that thought now controlled his life.

Late one night as he lay staring at the ceiling, the man by the window began to cough. He was choking on the fluid in his lungs. The other man watched in the dimly lit room as the struggling man by the window groped for the button to call for help. Listening from across the room he never moved, never pushed his own button which would have brought the nurse running in. In less than five minutes the coughing and choking stopped, along with that the sound of breathing.

Now there was only silence-deathly silence. The following morning the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths. When she found the lifeless body of the man by the window, she was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take it away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the world outside. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it all himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall.

The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate since he had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."

Epilogue. . . .

You can interpret the story in any way you like. But one moral stands out: There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.

Author Unknown

http://www.zealland.com/Treasure_Chest_Nov9-15,98.htm

Monday, January 19, 2009

Month of Fury!!!

who wants to join me in creating excellence?

True Friends.


Through the years you find out who your true friends are,
and how to distinguish fake people from real people.
I love my friends and had one of the best birthdays ever,
since yesterday I've had a feeling of total happiness and
Can't explain how I feel.(for the first time) (No Homo lol)
well here's some pics of my bday dinner with friends.

My best friend Courtney

Getting sung happy b-day in Italian by one of our waiters.
the other waiter sang to me as well, and my friends sang to me. I was sung to about 10 times in 3 diffrent languages that day ha ha

everyone that attended

Friday, January 16, 2009

DEAD!

I started taking Karate classes September of last year. I joined because I've always been interested in the martial arts and, more importantly, I wanted an organized and regular way to get back into shape after I left the hospital. I knew that if I just joined a gym, I wouldn't go half of the time and that would be a stupid waste of money.

I joined a traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate school. Today was the first of a 3 day seminar taught by a master (8th degree black belt). His name is Hiroyasu Fujishima and he is the Chief Instructor in the US for SKIF.

I drove out to Long Island for the event and almost froze myself along the way. I had a high fever last night and got myself through the day with Tylenol. I felt like a complete noodle during class and being that I'm still largely a beginner, I was struggling to keep up as I was one of the VERY few people there below brown belt. There was only one person below me. A white belt. I'm a yellow belt and there was one green belt. Everyone else was blue, brown or black. It was nuts.

Still, it was a great experience and I'm excited to see what we get into tomorrow.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

How NOT To Play Beer Pong


Just after the new year, a small group of us got together to do a little bar hopping. We found comfort, and cheap food, at 1-2-3 Burger. We hit the basement for a little privacy and what we thought would amount to a few rounds of Beer Pong. After I got thoroughly thrashed by Riddle Fontaine the next challenger was Stormster. Riddle, being a perfect gentleman allowed her to throw first. She missed on both throws.

Rinse the balls. (No homo) Riddle throws. Two in one cup. Game over.