Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | my new love, again...

Nike SB Zoom Bruin Sneakers

I don't remember when and where, but I happened upon this great men's magazine some time ago.  Think more hip than GQ, more mature than Stuff, classier than Maxim, and more trendy than your neighborhood Starbucks barista, this magazine had it all... except my fleeting attention.  Without the ability to pick up the latest issue at my local Barnes & Noble and my limited web activity at the time, my fondness faded as quickly as it had come.

Today I rekindled that old flame thanks to banner ads! has to be one of the best men's shopping guides around.  Instead of going through the hassle of explaining to family members/friends what I would like for Christmas/Birthdays, I just point them to this wonderful site and let them know ANYTHING from here will work.  So thianks for all of the wonderful items you will now be delivering to my email inbox daily.  And thanks for becoming relavent again with your super slick website.  Most of all, thanks for turning me on to these great Nike's.  I've been looking for a great pair of Orange kicks!  You always knew what I wanted.  So welcome back, I've missed you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Faith in Humanity, Possession of iPhone Restored

I lost my iPhone this afternoon at lunch.  I'm not completely sure how this happened considering my phone is nearly attached to my hip (no, not with one of those horrible cell phone belt clips, figuratively).  I get back from Subway and realize my better half is nowhere to be found.  I'm almost certain by now it fell out my pocket and was tread food by now.  I head back to "Jared's favorite eatery" to scour the area, no iPhone.  Already defeated and dreading the worst, I politely ask the "sandwich artists" if they had seen my priceless cellular device.  Seemingly annoyed that I'm not ordering a $5 footlong they reply with a short "nope, no phone here."

I head back to work, head down, defeated like my puppy just ran away.  Wading through the fog of despair I summon up all the very little positivity I can muster and call on the off chance someone might answer.  The first time, I get 4/5 rings before going to voicemail.  Second call I get an answer.  It sounds like my phone is joyriding in a Peterbilt with the windows down.  After what seems like an eternity, my "hello's" are answered.  The scruffy very rural accent on the other end informs me that he found my phone in the parking lot, that he wouldn't be done working till 10, that his name is "um..., James" and that he'd meet me after work to return my phone for a $20 reward (his idea of course).

I'm thankful for the glimmer of hope, but 10:30 was an eternity away and I'd never gone that long w/o my phone, ever.  Also, "James" didn't really sound like he was too enthused with the idea of returning my pride and joy.  I couldn't help thinking that he was heading to New Mexico and just threw me a bone to ease my mind.

Nevertheless, 10:30 rolls around with me sitting in the parking lot when none other then "James" rolls up right next to me.  We exchange pleasantries and he hands me my beloved.  I try not to gush all over him with gratitude while offering him the agreed upon monetary reward.  He politely declines my advances and drives off into the sunset.  As I look over my phone, I can't help but think to myself, "Self, there really are good people out there who would return a stranger's iPhone just because it's the right thing to do."  Thank you kind, tobacco smoking stranger, for restoring my faith and returning my phone.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What's your favorite website?

a website that never fails to at the very least put a smile on my face: I know you didn't ask, but most visited has to be:

Ask me anything

Ask me anything

What one thing are you exceptionally bad at?

studying, for sure!

What's your favorite sport?

basketball with soccer being a close second

Mother's Day 2010