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Digital Platforms

This blog pulls from my…

Oh these internet devices.

Lyrical Thoughts

Lyrical Thoughts

The Male Brand for the 20-30 something?

I browse Pinterest and often stumble across masculine accessories and design schemes, but if you apply that principle to search engines, then I’m done. I need to go to bed. Why? Well, I’ve stumbled across a website called It hurts. “Gifts for men.” I give them props and must admire them for the concrete identification of masculine goods and how to present them. But oy vay…for me, this epitomizes the notion of men who want designer can openers but can’t open cans nor actually go camping. Now, I get it’s a thin line between function and form compared with when an individual actually wants to use an item versus their lifestyle, but it’s all a bit heavy on the image of ‘dude’/’man’/’guy’ items and less the items’ purpose itself.

I’ll dig up my post on male v. feminine form for decor, gifts, etc. – Seems only fitting.

I’ll note this isn’t new to me, and I’ve seen this before; especially because the average American male in their 20-30s normally wouldn’t even care about the ‘image’ of the item, let alone paying for a crate of them, but it’s a thing I’ve seen more and more of lately. I get the audience is women shopping for gifts for men. I get it’s folks with money. I get it’s a growing subculture of customized goods. Alas, in my quest to be decor-oriented and stylish, there’s a fine line between taste and tasty.

Too much salt here for me.


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  • You havemoderatepreference of Extraversion over Introversion (33%)
  • You havemoderatepreference of Intuition over Sensing (25%)
  • You havemoderatepreference of Feeling over Thinking (50%)
  • You havemoderatepreference of Judging over Perceiving (56%)

Food Shopping list, in beta


Tomato paste and tomatoes
Grains: pasta/rice/bread
Whey protein
Proteins: fish, chicken, beef, turkey
Olive oil or butter
Vegetables: spinach, romaine, carrots, corn, seasomals
Fruits: bananas, apples,

Sweets: nut mixes, crackers, cookies, brownies, chips, ice cream
Juice: Orange, Apple, Cranberry, Iced Tea or Lemonade, Coconut milk
Coffee (hazelnut or French vanilla, fine)
Potatoes and other tubers
Protein: Turkey Bacon
Fruits: pineapples, pomegranates, grapes, kiwis, oranges, berries
Vegetables: celery
Dairy: individual yogurt, cheddar or provolone or muenster cheese
Alcohol: wine, vodka, gin, whisky, Bourbon

Urban Planning and residence thoughts

I sit at Tastee Diner in Silver Spring, Which I’ve known exists but stupidly did not visit when I lived within walking distance. Regrets! Today I drove to see Jacob after picking up Ashley from her place then off to Owings Mills and back again. On route we visited Maple Lawn in Fulton, a urban style suburb with large homes and rowhomes and townhouses and probably some condos. Here’s my thoughts:



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