Tuesday, December 25, 2007

My Favorite things pt. 2 (Sneaker Edition)

First and foremost, happy holidays to everyone.

So, some of my most favoritest things this year have come in the form of some fantastic footwear. I don't know what it is, but there is something about a fresh pair of shoes that just makes you feel all warm and tingly. [||]

I've been blessed to be able to have a couple dollars to get a few pairs this year, as well being hooked up by friends and family. So here are a couple pics of my most recent ones as well as some of my collection.

Just got these for X-Mas... thanks to brother. Good Looks sir.

My Voltron Pack Ventilators... Good looks to K with these.

And the bottom of my closet. This isn't even the whole collection. I may have to come up with a better system. Those would be my 'Good Clothes' (C)Little Brother on top.

Oh and for my DC peoples... gotta have a pair of Nike Boots.

Lastly, one of the most important things for anyone that cares about his or her shoes is keeping them crispy. Probably my best
shoe related purchase this year came in the form of the Jason Markk shoe cleaner. Not to get all technical, but it has all sorts of oils and whatnot that don't hurt your shoes... and it's amazing... I'd definitely recommend it to everyone.

Have a good holiday everyone, I'm off to enjoy the family...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

My Favorite Things pt. 1

I know that Oprah does a version of her favorite things every year, and though I usually can't stand anything Oprah related (I even take the Oprah Book Club stickers off my books), I decided to do my own ghetto fabulous version for the next couple of days or so.

I've been blessed this year again to be able to buy or receive things that I really love so I figured I'd share a couple of them with you... in part because I hope to squeeze a couple of blog posts out of this too

My first favorite thing is my Northface Decagon Jacket.

I wasn't a big fan of Northfaces in general, partly because the P.G. Country Lil Wayne Stans stay trying to jack people for them, but now I see why they love em. Besides the obvious hood appeal, these things are fantastic on a technical level. I've never really been impressed by an article of clothing so much, and I can tell that the Northface folks put a lot into their Jackets.

It's water/wind proof, has more pockets than things I own including a couple hidden ones for iPods and other various things you want to keep hidden, and if I ever decide that I want to lose any hood status
that I may have left and "hit the slopes", it would be perfect. Also note, that I def copped the "Anchorage Green" colorway so as to keep the Lil Wayne Stans away. (They love the Black ones with all the fancy straps and buckles that look very close to straight jacket parachutes or something... why do young Black men need a coat made for the alps with a built in canteen and GPS unit, when they have never left P.G. county? I'll never understand.)

My next favorite thing from this past year is my Lacoste x Christophe Pillet watch from Collete in Paris. Now before you go thinking that I'm a baller... I got a hookup with this. (My friends are my most favorite things) There really isn't too much to say about this watch. Those of you know that know me know how I roll with watches. (I've been wearing those Burger King Simpson and Rugrats watches for years) So this is a huge step up. There's something about the big face on this, that makes it really sexy, and the Nigerian in me also loves the green and white. This will prolly be the only Lacoste item I own... and I'm alright with that.

Alright, thats it for today... hopefully tomorrow I'll have a couple more things.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Back Again...

So I know it's been a while, and my apologies... but there is nothing to take away any free time you've had than the beginning of basketball season... and I've started reading again... books, actually. (BTW... if you're looking for some good reads, check out Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men and The Road)

Anyway... what brings me back to my few readers is the concert I attended last weekend. Little Brother came to DC and brought a hell of a show with them. Reef the Lost Cauze opened (I'd never heard of him, but he was sick... definitely look out for him) and Evidence also performed. (He too did his thing) But Little Brother was definitely the highlight. Oh yea, and they brought the man Darien Brockington with them.

There's nothing quite like going to a live hip-hop show in a small venue. First off you get a great mix of folks, and there is always so much energy. The artists are feeding off the fans and the fans are feeding off the artists.

The other thing I loved about the show, was just how real these dudes were. Like you could tell they were hustling just as much as everyone in the crowd was. After the show, they were all selling their own stuff and were around to just chill out and talk to. I chatted it up briefly with Darien Brockington and Reef (he and his peoples tried to get at me for going to Penn... until I said I was a teacher...then they felt bad for me) But it was good times all around.

Highlights of the show... Reef's spoken word, Evidence wearing a shirt that said 'I Love DC' and showing his legal marijuana card, Little Brother taking us to church, crazy white girls, and the dude behind me that knew every word and proceeded to comment on everything Phonte said. (Phonte is a hell of a showman by the way)

Anyway, here are a couple pics... sorry for the quality... but I can't afford a good camera... I am a teacher after all

Phonte and D. Brock

Big Pooh getting Sexy [||]

Showing some love after the show

Anyway... make sure to show real hip-hop some love...it always makes for good times.