I’ve wrote many ungrateful lines about 2013 bitching about how my life changed drastically. The truth is, the last 16 months rebuilt me. I’m a new person with much more confidence and I managed to achieve something I never thought I’d make, not once but twice in a year.
Less hair, more confidence and no monotony at all, 2013 was definitely an amazing chapter in my life, full of great stories, life and characters that make Larry David look like Adam Sandler. All those memories, I’ll cherish forever.
Today, all the main characters of this wonderful story are officially out of this country and while I’m incredibly happy and proud of their achievements, I can’t help to feel a little nostalgia.
Berth, Boo, Marie, Penguin and Ryoma, I just want to thank you guys.
Tito Ortiz’s walkout shirt for his last fight said something like: "I helped building the sport that built me". So, I’ll use that to THANK YOU for helping me build the year that built me and since that period of my life had the most ass kicking soundtrack ever, I’ll leave this here:
So long, Astoria
I found a map to buried treasure
and even if we come home empty handed
We’ll still have our stories
of battle scars, pirate ships and wounded hearts,
broken bones, and all the best of friendships
and when this hourglass
has filtered out
its final grain of sand
I’ll raise my glass to the memories we had
this is my wish
this is my wish
I’m taking it back
I’m taking them all back.
So long, Astoria - The Ataris
From the record: So long, Astoria (2003)
ONCE AGAIN, THANKS.
I’ve been feeling really bummed and depressed lately, especially because most of my close friends are already living in other countries. Nostalgia has been hitting me hard this week.
However, I’ve been able to use all these crazy feelings in a creative way, this project will definitely see the light (unlike most of my previous projects that I’ve discarded due to insecurity) and I’m excited as fuck. Things are changing in my life, and this will definitely be a good change.
Positive vibes and best wishes to all you folks out there!
This is it!
A New Cast of Characters for Toronto’s Neighborhood Watch Signs
To see more of Andrew’s creative Neighborhood Watch modifications, follow @dcmism on Instagram.
Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown’s weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as a blank canvas, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture.
"My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it’s about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.
What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? “Use a laser printer, not an inkjet,” says Andrew, “and don’t fall off your ladder.”
SO SOME ASSHOLE GOT HOLD OF MY PHONE AND CHANGE ALL MY CONTACT NAMES, ICONS AND RINGTONES TO THIS FUCKING THING
SO NOW WHENEVER I GET A CALL MY PHONE THINKS IT’S BEING ALL CUTE LIKE “it is a mystery >O>” FUCK YOU MAN
This is a blessed post and that ringtone is the cutest thing bUT I CAN NEVER FIND THE FUCKING POsT FOR LIKE FIVE YEARS