Saturday, November 20, 2010

venturing and finding meaning

I made a promise to a friend today to never be content with any situation or experience. we also promised each other to continue to always be tourists in our own city. the brooklyn bridge gave us that. thompson park however gave me a different revelation. tired from a long venture (maybe an hour FYI) i saw a line of about 60 homeless people waiting to be given MAYBE an onion or various canned goods. and right then and there i was grateful. YES...... i know there are people less fortunate than myself. YES...... i know people lose loved ones everyday. and YES..... i have a great life. BUT seeing that picture made me TRY to promise myself that life will go on and that i am one fortunate BITCH. human nature is to self reflect when things go bad or when you see others with less. but i will try my hardest to remind myself each day of that.

Shoes wearing: barefoot

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

i shoot moments

hiiiiiiiii. i know EVERY cool and trendy new yorker "takes" up amateur photography. this is my attempt at it. the pics are kinda grainy but hey moments are what i live for. enjoyyy lovers.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

recent inspiration

lately i've been drawn to the following things. fascinated with elephants and their texture. jewel toned green makes me jump up for joy. building sketches intrigue me. the weaving of friendship bracelets make my heart thump. legos and blocks shaped into anything make me smile. and well the black dude is just just cool taken from

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

yogurt and sandwiches

Tonight was epic on soooo many levels. No i didn't find the cure for cancer nor did I save a woman from a raging fire. All a friend and I realized was the true meaning of happiness. yes i said happiness. Its merely allowing yourself to NOT be "normal' and letting others live and breathe their own lives. I've come a long way in these short 25 years of living but i expect to never be the same person i was the day before.  because in reality who am i to tell you what to believe in or who to love. who am i to question where the fuck you've been for the past 3 days. who am i to relinquish my pain and anger on you. who am i to try to make you into the person i 'think' you should be.

in actuality who i am is john. and please trust me when i say i will never be your everyday vanilla milkshake. im the fucked up, twisted mess with gummy bears, granola bars, chocolate, caramel, and oreos in between (thanks bre). one which looks utterly disgusting at first but at least wakes you the fuck up. i will love like no one else has loved and fight like no one else has fought. but i will never apologize for who i am nor do so for my friends. WE are who were meant to be. free individuals who will make fun of you for not being true to yourself.

Shoes wearing: vintage beat up boots

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

im finally here ladies and gents

city walker
this past weekend i moved into my new place and it was not as hard as previous attempts. granted i now have no couch dining table bookcases    etc. but i love my lil matchbox and its mine all mine 
well my roomates too i guess lol!

random things.
  • I have yet to eat anything healthy since moving in
  • I like to read on my stoop and everyone in my building gives me a look
  • my roomates gf is sooooo nice
  • My family will have to stay in a hotel when they come visit eeekkkk
let the Shenanigans begin ladies 
and gents. Johnny boy is in town.  

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

fancy restauant hippie town?

this gelatin was gross
i dont consider myself a food critic by any means. but i do know good flavors and appreciate different views in restaurants. on my first sunday stroll through my new neighborhood in the east village, i came across a semi fancy, cool vibe, kinda place. Vandaag's decor was a mix between a contemporary museum in Europe and an irish pub. MY kinda place. After looking at the menu i was UTTERLY confused. there were things on there that just DID not make any sense. I was expecting to see a regular brunch menu and got the total opposite (ie: hete bliksem, bitterballen, and rookworst.) After being taught the whole menu i chose an amazing dish with apple glazed potatoes and bacon. DELICIOSO. overall this little swanky place gets a B- for its cool decor and semi okay service. i just think the owner thought it was a different neighborhood when he chose the location. check it out

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

East Village here i come!

soooo guess who found an apt??? *raises hand* I am ohhh so happy to say I am now an East Village resident! home of the hippies/ppl who graduated but don't want to get a job/hipsters/cheap NYU students/ j. Cas! since I will be living in a matchbox my organization skills will be on full blast. no room for destruction here! i know im a grown up but IKEA still has my heart like a fat kid at thanksgiving dinner. so in a nutshell things about my place: my mom would disapprove, its small, no actual full size fridge, BUT its cute, affordable and I love it! Hasta luego amigos!

fried oreos anyone!

sooo i know i promised my family, friends, and who ever cares to know about my life a weekly update. Needless to say that hasn't happened, since Macy' has been consuming my life.... ohhh that thing we call a career. Anyway while my eldest sister came to visit I took her, my really good friend Kiara and of course my lil bre bre to Coney Island! Overall i came to the conclusion i wanted more fatty tasty foods..... but can we talllkkkkkkk about the deep fried oreos OMGEEEEEE. And Coney island can we tallllkkkk about those ads you have on the subway about the "new" coney island...... it painted a picture that is not TRUE! but time spent with the ppl i love trumps over everthaaaaang except  those DEEP FRIED OREOS. pure heaven!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


i like a lot of things and i share a lot of things. This is now my personal space where i can do both. i recently moved to NYC, home where dreams are made of blah blah blah. I'll try my best to take my family (only ppl who will read this) and friends (actually subscribe) on my first year journey. I'll also take lotssss of pics with my new cool hipster camera and have personal bios of my very cool friends and where their SHOES have taken them! Hold on to your panty liners kidds because it's gonna be a bumpy ride.