Friday, July 24, 2009
I went for a bit of a walk in Brooklyn today and I realized that there is a lot of beauty in the famed borough. The brownstone was once a popular building material hence most of the older houses in Brooklyn are made of the material that seems to stand strong against the test of time. There is so much to see in Brooklyn that one might ask: why go anywhere else?
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Recently the question has been raised "Who is the best Bond?" and being a fan of the adventures of agent 007 I had to really sit and think about the answer; whom indeed? The answer to such a question is tricky and usually gets confused with "who is your favorite bond?"
To be the best Bond you have to exemplify everything that the character Agent 007 stands for. The reason why they are able to assign new agents to the name James Bond and grant them 007 status is because the man is not as important as the symbol. The name Bond is a symbol of a UK super agent that can be counted on to get the job done, no matter what the job may be.
To be a Bond you have to be effortlessly smooth in every and any situation. Which means when the bartender ask you for your drink it should roll off your tongue as cool as your own name does. Style is an essential that comes with the name. It's not just the clothes that Bond wears but the way he wears them and the level of comfort that he exudes while in the clothes. This is a man that can sleep in a full tux without wrinkling it and wake up well rested. Most men have trouble getting the time of day out of most attractive women but the women that Bond comes in contact with are all drop dead gorgeous and he has no problem navigating a conversation to accomplish his goal. In most of the series the Bond girls are actually spies themselves so actually Bond's "interrogation process" can be considered a part of his mission.
In my honest opinion the man that played the Bond character the best is Pierce Brosnan.
Brosnan played Bond four different times from 1995 to 2002.
Golden Eye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002)
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Keep the mind strong but keep the body equally as strong.
Control your breathing, if you aren't in control of your breathing then you aren't in control.
Mentally prepare yourself for what you are about to do.
Set a goal, then visualize accomplishing that goal.
Then open your eyes and accomplish that goal.
I'm not a fan of going to the gym but I do need to keep my body tone and as I get older I find that my metabolism is slowing down; either that or I'm less active. Regardless of the cause the side effects are accumulating body fat, loss of muscle definition and slight drop in stamina. So in order to get everything back on track and up to my own standards I started working out again but I only do calisthenics: push ups, pull ups, sit ups, etc. Basically workouts that involve moving your own body weight; lets see how far that gets me.
I don't know if you saw this but today was my first day seeing this. Not too long ago I seen that Taz tweeted "todAy is a greAt dAy to give $omething awAy!" but I had no idea that he would be giving away vintage Jordan trainers and other exclusive Nike trainers. In his collection of trainers to release to the world he has one of the rarest Nike Dunks; the Undefeated Dunks. Besides the dunks his collection is stacked with enough vintage Jordan's to start a riot. Possessing knowledge is one thing but it is nothing if you do not share. Taz is clearly a man that understands this.