Awesome iPhone Artist Brock Davis!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I think I finally found someone that’s inspiring me to use Instagram again! Brock Davis is an artist that has taken a lot of really cool pictures using his iPhone. His Instagram account instead of being filled with selfies and picture of what he’s eating is full of artistic photos that will make you look at the world differently even if just for a moment. I guess there is a slight flaw in that last statement, seeing as several of his artistic photos are made up of food, I suppose that he could have eaten some of his art after the picture was taken. I’ve kidnapped just a few of his awesome pics to post here to show you just how cool his iPhone pics really are. If you like them you can find more of his work on his website or by following him on Instagram and other social media.

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New Hot Chelle Rae Single

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I was hopping from song to song on YouTube kind of aimlessly until I found the lyric video for the new single from Hot Chelle Rae. I haven’t really thought about them too much since their album Whatever. Not because I didn’t enjoy but because they hadn’t really brought out anything new since then, except for some remixes and a single called “Hung Up” which I actually didn’t hear until today. Their most recent single “Don’t Say Goodnight” hit iTunes and YouTube on the 8th of this month and is a nice party song, something that they do pretty well. I hope that this single is the start of more from these guys, the one single a year pace they’ve been moving at since Whatever isn’t really gonna cut it otherwise. Check out their newest single “Don’t Say Goodnight” here.

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Party night!

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,
I’m taking the night off to celebrate a friend’s birthday! But I love you guys and to prove it I’ve posted a new story on my tumblr. TBITHS.tumblr.com
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Billy Collins is a Cheeky Poet

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So I’m ridiculously late right now with yesterday’s post. Sorry about it, well not really, I was having fun. But I hope that you’ll forgive me when you hear these hilarious Billy Collins poems. Anyone that has sat through a creative writing workshop will love them. The first one, “Introduction to Poetry” is actually read by Collins but I couldn’t find a recording of him doing “Workshop” so I went with the fan reading I thought was decent. Enjoy BTs!

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Christopher and His Kind is my Valentine This Year.

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Christopher_and_His_Kind_DVDFirst off Happy Valentine’s Day BTs. I’m absolutely obsessed with this Matt Smith movie called Christopher And His Kind, about Christopher Isherwood and his time in Berlin! Firstly because it’s Matt Smith and I have a tendency to become slightly addicted to actors that played The Doctor. But the second reason for my obsession because our leading man’s friend Jean played by Imogen Poots. She is unquestionably brilliant for the role and I find myself wanting to watch all of her scenes repeatedly until I’ve memorized them. It’s been a while since I’ve fallen quite so in love with a character.

christopher4_1851093iAlong with these brilliant characters the movie is filled with drama. Gay love, prostitution, and Nazi are just a few of the highlights you can look forward to in this film. I don’t’ want to spoil it for you BTs so I hope you’ll take my word for it and check this one out soon. I’m looking forward to getting the book and seeing if the characters are just as marvelous on the page.

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The Boy In The Heart Shades

Bring on the Hats!

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porkpie hatI’m growing fonder of hats lately and so I wanted to get to know a bit more about them. That might sound a little odd but really there’s a lot to hats. More than just the different types, there’s a whole set of rule for hat etiquette. As you all know from several of the pictures on this blog I’m already an avid fedora wearer but now I’m on the hunt for a porkpie hat. It’s similar to the fedora but instead of the pinches in the crown the porkpie has a flat top as well as a shorter turned up brim. The more I see of this hat the more I want to test it out and see if I can pull one off. Speaking of pulling hats off, I did a quick Google search and found a helpful list from Emily Post on when you should take your hat off. Check them out if you plan on joining me in the hat revolution.

Men – Hats can be left on…

Outdoors

At athletic events (indoors or out)

On public transportation

In public buildings such as post offices, airports, and hotel or office lobbies

On elevators

Men – Take hats off, including baseball caps …

PorkpieIn someone’s home

At mealtimes, at the table

While being introduced, indoors or out (unless it’s frigid!)

In a house of worship, unless a hat or head covering is required

Indoors at work, especially in an office (unless required for the job)

In public buildings such as a school, library, courthouse, or town hall

In restaurants and coffee shops

At a movie or any indoor performance

When the national anthem is played

When the flag of the United States passes by, as in a parade

Women – Fashion hats (not baseball-style caps) can be left on…

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At luncheons, weddings, garden parties

At religious services

At a movie or any indoor performance

When the national anthem is played

When the flag of the United States passes by, as in a parade

Women — Take your fashion hat off…

Anytime it blocks someone’s view, such as at a wedding or in a theater

Indoors at work

Women — Remove baseball-style (unisex) caps…

In someone’s home

At mealtimes, at the table

While being introduced

In a house of worship, unless a hat or head covering is required

Indoors at work, unless required for the job

In public buildings such as a school, library, courthouse, or town hall

In restaurants and coffee shops

At a movie or any indoor performance

When the national anthem is played

When the flag of the United States passes by, as in a parade

 

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A Spray of Color!

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tumblr_mvvj6wI3GA1r3y74po5_500I’ve fallen in love with another street artist’s work. Martin Whatson is a Norwegian artist that works primarily with stencils and spray paint. The thing that grabbed my attention in his work wasn’t just the beautiful detail that he can work into his stencils but also the contrast that he forms with his use of colors. Many of his works have a black and white figure at the center that is in someway being surrounded by a burst of bright, powerful colors. My favorite of these is the black and white ballerina with the tutu made by a chaos swirl of every color crossing over each other. When I checked on his website all of the prints he had were sold out except for one, which I’m taking as a good sign that he is getting some well deserved attention for his work. I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for whatever he does next.

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Happy Anniversary Beautiful Thinkers!

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photoHappy Anniversary! That’s right, last year right around this time I was putting up my very first post on this blog. I’m happy to say that this blog is exactly what I wanted it to be. It may not have lived up to the every day posting that the name implies, but it kept me learning and writing. And while I’m hoping to make it even better before this time next year I just wanted to take the moment to enjoy what came before. I don’t have any big realizations for you about changing lives or anything quite so dramatic. Just happiness that I’m still doing this. Thank you BTs for sticking around and I hope that you keep coming back this year.

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Vaguely human-ish shape shoulders up. I’m sick right now and so not feeling the camera love.

Can’t Wait for Neon Trees’ New Album!

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Neon-TreesOne of my favorite bands is bringing out a new album this year! And yes I will be jumping up and down with excitement for it.  Pop Psychology is the title of Neon Trees up coming album due to release on the 22nd of April. For everyone that’s like me and literally can’t wait for the full album, the single “Sleeping with a Friend” is available on iTunes. Or if you preorder the full album from the band’s website you’ll get to download the single instantly. Not to mention you’ll get to spend the next few months with the joyful knowledge that your copy is already on its way to you in the future. Till then we can blast their new single and previous albums from our iPhones, computers, and various other musical devices to our hearts content.

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Will We Finally See An Out NFL Player Succeed This Draft?

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R0dbK.St.81I’m not a big sports fan but it can sometimes be unavoidable. The thing is I think I’ve heard more about Michael Sam in the last hour than I have about the Superbowl since it happened. There is a lot of talk about Michael Sam becoming the first out football player in the NFL. That’s something that a lot of the gay community has been waiting on, so much so that any out college player that has come close got swells of followers on their Twitter and other social medias. So far it hasn’t worked out for any of them. I’m hoping that this time around things will be different. Honestly while I’m hoping for the best for the young athlete I think it’s a little premature. But only time will tell. Who knows maybe one of the current active athlete’s will come out before he can even get drafted beating him to the punch. Way to steal his thunder hypothetical closeted NFL player. All the same I thought I’d say yay for yet another athlete standing up for who he is in a world that still hasn’t fully accepted him.

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