Faceless Sia

I’m probably really late on this one, but this song is so awesome. I was curious as to who Sia is and when searching for performances, I found that she was purposefully performing this song with her back to the audience with the focus on the dancers. Kind of creepy, but intriguing at the same time. I heard it was a social experiment about anti-fame. I did enjoy the performance as well as the music video for this song too.

The one on Ellen though reminded me of the ending scene of the Blair Witch Project.

The Bandwagon Fan

Words can not express the feels that were going through my body as Martinez scored the winning goal in game 5 of 2014 Stanley Cup Finals. It was like taking the last final of my college career. Dat exuberance. I wanted to high-five the eff out of every living creature at D&B.

From the title you might be thinking that this post is going to be a rant about the lame bandwagon fans that all of a sudden popped up, but it isn’t. It’s actually the opposite. Throughout this run in the playoffs, I frequented the r/losangeleskings (Kings subreddit) as well as r/hockey to partake in the banter that is such a part of sports. One comment that I kept seeing as a shot against the Kings fans were that we were all bandwagoners. But what I’ve increasingly began to notice was that this was a common insult that any fanbase is privy to. Why do we consider this ammo to use against another team? I mean, I get it. Let’s say your friend makes no mention of the Oakland Athletics ever during your friendship with them, but all of a sudden this season he’ll use whatever chance he gets to mention how “his” team is doing. Yea. Annoying.

But what I’m talking about is that fan who gets excited for a new team and new sport. The definition is clearly a bandwagon fan, but no need to look down on this. I have been watching the Kings since 2012. (Yup, you caught me red-handed; bandwagon fan here). Prior to this, I only considered myself a fan by default since they were LA’s hockey team. I knew of The Great One (who doesn’t?) and LUUUUUC, but nothing more. Even Hockey rules I was not clear of. Icing took a while for me to grasp.

Anyway, the point I’m making here is that I’m actually okay with the term bandwagon. I’m okay admitting that I wasn’t really into hockey until a few years ago. Bandwagon fans get such a bad wrap, but the fact is this: everyone has to hop on some time in their life. Why are you only considered “legit” if you have been watching a team since birth. Not only that, but I feel like that’s not enough for some people when they boast about how 4 generations of their family have been rooting for the some team. It’s in their blood.

My thing is this, hop one. You are welcomed, BUT if the wagon starts sinking or something, you better hold on for dear life because we’re all going down with it.

Solid Colognes

In the eighth grade, wearing designer cologne became a thing. Almost like a trend of some sorts. It’s as if the phrase “bro, do you even cologne?” could have existed if that gives you anymore insight to what I mean. To anyone else outside that time frame, cologne is something that your dad wore or it’s just a part of life.

With this weird trend came the practice of carrying whole bottles of cologne with you to school. Why? So that you can freshen up after PE, show it off, or to cover up the cigarette smell? Honestly, I had no idea. You just did it because someone else was doing it. Of course the inevitable happened to me when I dropped my backpack. My recently purchased bottle of Tommy Hilfiger cologne, which was sitting in the front pocket came spilling out. And there you have it. Now every time I smell this particular brand of cologne, I am reminded of my Jansport backpack along with my TI-86 graphing calculator.

If I had only known about solid colognes, I could have avoided this. Solid colognes are concentrated fragrances that are made out of a wax-based substance. Supposedly the fragrance can last a whole day with only a small dab on your neck. No more broken glass, no more spills, and no need to spray. It’s also nice that you can carry it on with you on a flight. NICE.

Fulton & Roark have some nice ones in a pretty solid case.

Otter Wax also has their Spruce solid cologne.