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I was born and raised in Louisville, KY.

I like soccer, snowboarding, hulu, surfing, quick and witty people, reading, netflix, crossword puzzles, making people laugh, bourbon, drinking bourbon while betting on horses, writing and listening to a wide array of music.

I love the beach and am so happy to be living in San Diego. That being said, I am 2000 miles away from home and do miss seeing my friends and fam on a regular basis.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I can't write about just one unique thing or experience, wouldn't be fair to the others.
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Same answer for this as question 1. However, I know vague and mysterious responses can get lame so I will say moving to a new city (SD) and starting from scratch.
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Not being defined by cool.
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Right now? The recreation of animated characters. Super Mario with that put-upon, blue-collar look on his face... classic. I want that portrait hanging up over my oven when I am cooking. Also the video of the PooTrap... absolutely ridiculous lol.
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My advice would be to write about stuff you like. Even if it doesn't get published, you will still have fun.
How do you reset to be creative?
I like to search a random word and see what comes up. As for a creative reset, I take my brain out and blow the dust off of it... just like an old school Nintendo.
What inspires or excites you?
New ways of looking at old ideas.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Teleport application on the iPhone.
Crumpled Kitchens
Crumpled Kitchens
Cyril Hatt Shows Us His Wrinkled Works of Art
The sculptures by Cyril Hatt featured here aren't actually mangled up; rather, they are just realizations of Hatt's imagination come to life. The trains, cars and trash bins are certainly amazing to look… MORE
Gravity-Defying Trees
Gravity-Defying Trees
Shinji Turner-Yamamoto's 'Hanging Garden' Soars in Cincinnati
This absolutely tremendous Hanging Garden sculpture by Shinji Turner-Yamamoto was recently installed in the abandoned Holy Cross Church of Cincinnati, Ohio. The seemingly levitating earthly artwork… MORE
Canned Food Kermits
Canned Food Kermits
Annual International 'Canstruction' Food Drive Returns
The annual international charity competition known as 'Canstruction' has returned and it is bigger and better than ever. The Canstruction food drive aims to raise hunger awareness during Thanksgiving.… MORE
Heineken High Tops
Heineken High Tops
The Gourmet and Heineken Quattro C is Pilsner Posh
The super sneaker stylists at Gourmet have teamed up with Heineken to create the cheers-worthy Quattro C high top sneaker. If the Heineken High Tops are just a small taste of what happens when Italian… MORE
Church-Like Incinerators
Church-Like Incinerators
Erick Van Egeraat Creates the Most Striking Giant Garbage Burner Ever
Dutch architect Erick van Egeraat has won the rights to design a new waste-to-power incineration line in Roskilde, Denmark. He is not only planning to make an incredibly efficient plant which will "process… MORE
Powerful Powder Boards
Powerful Powder Boards
First Look at the New BLK OPS Power Snowboard
The BLK OPS Power Snowboard is here, and it seems that designer Brian Deka Paupaw has succeeded in making a board that might be too good-looking to take out on the mountain. The ultra-limited edition board… MORE
Otherworldly Light Fixtures
Otherworldly Light Fixtures
Benoit Vieubled Boggles Minds With New Globe Chandelier
Geography geeks beware, Benoît Vieubled has created a globe chandelier capable of giving you a multiple ocular orgasm. Boasting 15 separate spinning Earths, the 'Monde à l’endroit and Monde à l’envers'… MORE
Scientific Presidential Stunts
Scientific Presidential Stunts
‘MythBusters' and President Obama Join Forces
The Discovery Channel's ‘MythBusters’ and President Obama are teaming up on the December 8th, 2010 episode which will explore the work of Archimedes. The scrutineers will test to see if the ancient intellectual… MORE
Second-Hand Suitcase Seats
Second-Hand Suitcase Seats
Katie Thompson Takes Household Furniture on a Trip
South African company REcreate specializes in taking old luggage, milk bottles, typewriters and other back-of-the-basement items into unique pieces of furniture. Designer Katie Thompson is the brains… MORE
Hovering Basins
Hovering Basins
Dutch Firm A-Ha Creates the 'Hanging Kitchen Series'
Although you'd like your kitchen to have a sleek, floating ambiance, you'd probably also want it to be solid enough to keep your cooking woes at bay. Well not to worry my kitchen-confused compadre, Dutch… MORE
Parisian Shoe Promos
Parisian Shoe Promos
The 'In the Streets of Paris' Vid Shows Off New Adidas Originals Collection
Hats off to the Adidas Originals crew for finding a way to make a captivating video in Paris without featuring any famous landmarks. Using the ever-popular stop motion film-making method, which... MORE
Ancient Parchment Palaces
Ancient Parchment Palaces
90-Year-Old Paper House Still Standing After All These Years
In 1922, Ellis Stenman, the man who invented the machine that makes paperclips, decided to try his hand at building houses using paper as his medium. The inventor and engineer from Rockport, Massachusetts… MORE
Antique Weapon Fireplaces
Antique Weapon Fireplaces
Mati Karmin Turns Old Estonian Mines into Furniture
Mati Karmin started creating his "Mine Furniture" five years ago as he was exploring the coastal zone of northern Estonia. The area was filled with old and corroded mine shells. Mati Karmin became fascinated… MORE
Billion-Dollar Abodes
Billion-Dollar Abodes
Mukesh Ambani Dashes All Hope for Neighbors to Enjoy a Sunny Day
Really, Mukesh Ambani? Is this even close to necessary? This billion-dollar skyscraper home located in the heart of Mumbai boasts the following: 37,000 square meters of floor space (more than the Palace… MORE
Purple Powder Peepers
Purple Powder Peepers
The 2Nine75 Signature Series Pro Frame Oakley Goggles
Famed glasses and goggle brand Oakley is no stranger to reissuing past products, and this time they have brought back the Pro Frame Oakley goggles that gave boarders and skiers confidence in spades on… MORE
Woven Weather Baskets
Woven Weather Baskets
Nathalie Miebach Creates Meteorological Works of Art
I think it is safe to say that when Nathalie Miebach talks about the weather, she isn’t just making everyday conversation. In an amazingly odd-shaped nutshell, Merbach “translates ecological, astronomical… MORE
Portuguese Pedal Bikes
Portuguese Pedal Bikes
Nuno Teixeira Unveils the Pluma Track Bike Concept
First of all, for those of you not born in Brazil or Portugal, Pluma means "feather" in Portuguese. Now that that is out of the way, designer Nuno Teixeira has put on display his uber-light Pluma Track… MORE
$75,000 Stop Signs
$75,000 Stop Signs
Donated Banksy Artwork Goes for 75 Large at Christie's in San Fran
Artist Banksy has been on the radar a lot this week, first with his own personal take on the Simpsons intro and now with his artwork going for a cool $75,000 at a Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary… MORE
Far-Out Bed Frames
Far-Out Bed Frames
The Bside Bed is a Nightmare for Symmetry, Dream for Designers
Frederico Bergese has designed this aesthetically curious Bside Bed, and by doing so has unleashed upon the world a whole new way to lay your head to rest. Mixing upper-level wood shop with technological… MORE
Marine Mammal Specs
Marine Mammal Specs
The Madsaki and Effector Killer Whale Glasses
The talented people at the eyewear manufacturers Effector have joined forces with Madsaki to produce a killer pair of new glasses inspired by the Grim Reaper of marine mammals. Each pair of the Madsaki… MORE
LEED Gold Skyscrapers
LEED Gold Skyscrapers
Tallest Building in South America Set to Debut in 2012
The tallest building in South America will hold its grand opening in 2012 in Santiago, Chile. It will be located in the Providencia region of Santiago and reach a height of 300 meters. The complex in which… MORE
Pull Tab Pendant Art
Pull Tab Pendant Art
Mauricio Affonso Desgins New Lamp Made from Old Soda Can Tabs
Mauricio Affonso has designed a pendantlap made from recycled soda can tabs. Of course his ingenuity should be saluted, but I think his commitment to constantly drinking sugary beverages for the sake of… MORE
Frosty Football Stadiums
Frosty Football Stadiums
New Meadowlands Lands the 2014 Superbowl
After bids from Tampa and South Florida, the 2014 Superbowl will be held in the New York area at New Meadowlands Stadium. The 2014 Superbowl may be four years away, but if you want to see the holiest… MORE
Infallible Drill Devices
Infallible Drill Devices
The Unidrill by Jiyoun Kim Makes Crooked Screws a Thing of the Past
The Unidrill by Jiyoun Kim is here to make all of your drilling problems go away (well, maybe not all problems). Featuring a guide which enables you to not put in anymore crooked screws, a handle that… MORE
Cross-Stitched Cufflinks
Cross-Stitched Cufflinks
New Lanvin Cufflinks Must be Paired With Confidence
Are you looking to rock some Lanvin cufflinks in the near future, but aren't sure which kind you want to have adorning your wrist? Gold is too flashy and for some reason, you are allergic to silver. Well,… MORE
Car-Capital Capris
Car-Capital Capris
The Rick Owens' DRKSHDW Woven Pants are Inspired by Detroit
The Rick Owens' DRKSHDW Woven Pants are here for summer 2010. Averse to ankles, dirtier than a porno mag and showing off that 'Detroit' cut in pants which we all know and love (if you actually know what… MORE
Candied Logos (Update)
Candied Logos (Update)
'Lolli-Pop' by Massimo Gammacurta is for Anyone With a Sweet Tooth
Lolli-pop is a conceptual still life project which re-creates unmistakable and iconic brands as super sweet suckers. Italian photographer Massimo Gammacurta is the man behind the candied commercialization… MORE
Histogramic Bike Gear
Histogramic Bike Gear
The 2010 Mash Team Kit for the Tour of California
The Tour of California has brought about a lot of drama in the cycling world. Lance Armstrong was accused of using illegal substances by a former teammate (again), and then was bloodied up worse than a… MORE
Ultra Secure Sneaks
Ultra Secure Sneaks
The New Nike Trainer 1.2 Mid With Gratuitous Velcro Straps
Have you ever been running with the sneaking suspicion that you are about to slip right out of your brand new kicks? Well, with the new Nike Trainer 1.2 Mid, you can finally give those troublesome thoughts… MORE
Touchscreen Tech Bracelets
Touchscreen Tech Bracelets
The Nextep Computer Concept by Hiromi Kiriki
From the mind of Hiromi Kiriki comes a concept design for adorning the wrist with the latest technological gadget. The Nextep Computer Concept was developed to be constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen… MORE
Smiley Sneaker Ads
Smiley Sneaker Ads
The Converse Jack Purcell Spring 2010 Campaign by Todd Selby
The new Converse Jack Purcell Spring 2010 Campaign is here and it is certainly trying to put a smile on all the sneaker-loving heads out in the world. The new campaign was designed by Todd Shelby and intends… MORE
Spring-Stepped Sneakers
Spring-Stepped Sneakers
The Proudly Pastel PF Flyers Spring 2010 Sumfun Shoe
Historic shoe brand PF Flyers is once again tapping into their historic footwear vaults. This time they set their time-traveling clocks to the year 1947 and have brought back the PF Flyers Spring Sumfun… MORE
Geometric Gaga Art
Geometric Gaga Art
David OReilly Re-Imagines Stand Out Pop Star Lady Gaga
Using his signature 3D style, artist David OReilly has re-created Lady Gaga with a look that is as eye-catching as some of her outlandish outfits. David OReilly describes his liking of Lady Gaga to… MORE
Sino-European Train Stations
Sino-European Train Stations
China To Connect High Speed Rail to Europe
China is preparing to build a series of rails which will stretch all the way from the Queen's land to the shores of Singapore. Featuring running at speeds of 320 kilometers per hour, the first of the… MORE
Beautiful Break Dance Art
Beautiful Break Dance Art
The New Justin Bua Gallery Set to Debut in New York
Justin Bua is one of the most prominent and active figures in hip-hop art, and his new show in New York is a continuation of his remarkable talent. Born in New York and raised within a hip-hop friendly… MORE
Sky-High Miami Marvels
Sky-High Miami Marvels
Miami Dade College to Get Striking New Campus Center
Miami Dade College is getting a brand new campus center thanks to the creative minds from the firm Oppenheim Architecture + Design. Quadrangular in shape and boasting a glass and steel exoskeleton, the… MORE

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Snailish Snapshots
Snailish Snapshots
Alejandro Chavetta Makes Priceless Paper Pieces in 'Moon Men'
Alejandro Chavetta is an artist out of San Francisco, California who has created a unique set of handmade paper collages which he is putting on display in Chicago starting on December 17th, 2009. His… MORE
Photo-Crashing Mythical Creatures
Photo-Crashing Mythical Creatures
Santalope Creates Online Stir by Confusing... Everyone
I do not even know where to begin, but all I can say is how hyped would you be if you saw the Santalope crashing your next house party? The St. Nick/antelope hybrid seems to just show up in hilariously… MORE
Literal Green Lanterns
Literal Green Lanterns
Rotterdam-Based BYTR Architects to Plant Hanging Eco Street Lights
BYTR Architects out of Rotterdam has suggested implementing Greenspotlight, which would consist of a series of green public lights with plants woven into the frame, to replace current posts and planters… MORE
Slickening Seats
Slickening Seats
Erick Sakal Creates Super Sleek Chairs
Mexican designer Erick Sakal has created a chair which looks slippery enough to send you straight to the floor. Super curvy and sleek, the chair looks amazing and would be a perfect fit to any modern office.… MORE
Full Page Tweet Ads
Full Page Tweet Ads
Trident Gum Takes Twitter to Print in Marketing Campaign
Trident Gum has taken its Twitter success to USA Today. Featuring a full page ad that reads “The people have Tweeted,” the ad is a clever idea, but time will only tell how long the flavor will last on… MORE
Hippie Pet Products
Hippie Pet Products
Nuhemp Produces Food and Bath Pet Goods from Hemp
NuHemp has taken their love of hemp and applied it to the pet world. One of the hemp products is called ‘Fetch’erz Balls’ (not kidding), which is a circular treat that you can feed your dog. It also… MORE
Futuristic Lincoln Logs
Futuristic Lincoln Logs
The Interlace in Singapore Efficiently Stacks Residents
The Interlace in Singapore is an apartment complex which resembles a game of Tetris gone wrong. The rectangular blocks in which the residents dwell are stacked in a way that accommodates the most people… MORE
Solar-Powered Outerwear
Solar-Powered Outerwear
Zegna Ecotech Solar Jacket Makes Going Green Fashionable (UPDATE)
The Zegna Ecotech Solar Jacket is about as eco-friendly as an article of clothing can get. Made from recycled plastic and capable of charging your iPod or mobile phone, the jacket is the latest in green… MORE
Ice Meditation
Ice Meditation
Scienceray Explores the Mysteriously Beautiful Ice Caves of the World
R J Evans has offered to show us the extensive world of ice caves in his latest article for Scienceray. Featuring meditating men in frozen fortresses and ice formations which seem to come from the mind… MORE
Cartoon Album Cover Covers
Cartoon Album Cover Covers
Cliff Chiang Exchanges Movie and Music Icons With Superheroes
Cliff Chiang has decided to take classic album covers and replace the characters with their comic book equivalents. The Teen Titans are now the new members of the Brat Pack and Bat Girl is Prince. Also,… MORE
Criss-Crossed Table Legs
Criss-Crossed Table Legs
Dex Woodard Designs Deceptive Dining Room Table
Dex Woodard has designed a table which defies the rules when it comes to normal leg placement. Basically, this table is Forest Gump before he got his leg braces. Featuring a curved and criss-crossed… MORE
Circuit Board Sneakers
Circuit Board Sneakers
Gabriel Dishaw Creates Metallic Footwear Masterpiece
Made out of old computer chips, metal and even typewriter pieces, these metallic shoes are the brainchild of junk metal artist Gabriel Dishaw. I would never suggest playing a round of 21 in these bad boys,… MORE
Heavenly Hover Chairs
Heavenly Hover Chairs
The Levitating Chair Exists, and it's Better than a Flying Skateboard
Developed by researchers at Kobe Gakiun University, this levitating chair is meant for the elderly, but you would be hard-pressed to find any person, regardless of age, who does not want to cruise around… MORE
Skater Cow Kicks
Skater Cow Kicks
Vans Releases Vans Holiday 2009 Cow Hair Pack
Vans has released a new set of shoes featuring a pattern that is normally only seen on a farm. The Vans Holiday 2009 Cow Hair Pack is nice to look at, but I am wondering how these would affect busting… MORE