Another Week With Rookie Rise
I decided to take a drive this week. I ended up driving past the house that I grew up in for most of my life. I didn't want to creep out the current occupants, so I snapped a picture real quick as I drove by. I lived here with my three brothers and two sisters. When I was really young my dad was killed. After his tragic death, my mom had a rough start getting back to her feet while trying to provide for my two brothers and I. We moved around a lot, trying to find stability. I remember bouncing around from many different living situations, some months we'd be living with other family members or in different states, jumping from apartment to apartment. I never had a chance to make good friends during school and if I did I'd always feel let down knowing that we had to move away again, but I got used to it. This was one of the first real houses that we lived in for a significant amount of time. It's funny how many memories are brought back by simply looking at a picture. I spent most of my days at this house drawing and playing video games... and a fair share rollerblading around the neighborhood. Yeah, we were those cool kids.
With that being said, here's a little mash up of what I've been up too since the last blog and some other random S&%T as well.
I pulled this out this week. Every house should be equipped with a Super Nintendo or some retro console by default. It doesn't only add coolness, but it adds nostalgia and hours of fun to your life. Your company will be sure to enjoy it as well.
I ate some delicious foods that I haven't tried before. There's a mexican restaurant called Cha Cha Cha's in downtown Portland along with a few other locations. This was a Rajas Quesadilla... One of the best quesadillas that I have ever had. Finger pistols of success go to the chef.
I met up with a good friend who is one of the most positive people that I have ever met in my life. We stopped by another mexican restaurant called "Por Que! No?" I'm not even sure what this dish is called. I asked the waitress which item on the menu is popular and this is what she brought me. Probably the most expensive one right? Never ask a waitress to recommend a dish, although I always catch myself doing it. This time I was not disappointed at all. The shrimp tacos here were pretty dang amazing as well.
Back at work, I had a scrap piece of paper and a pencil nearby so I started to draw this badass mofo. Kids nowadays are going to forget how tough this guy was in the ring. Will we ever see a heavy weight boxer like Mike Tyson again?! I hope so.
I picked up some "Burbury Brit" cologne since I'm a cologne junky. I was a fan of Burbury Touch so figured i'd give this a shot. I'm quite impressed. Nice little decorative touch to the bottle as well. If you go through my medicine cabinet looking for actual medicine, you'll be disappointed unless you prefer to cure your sickness with some smell good stuff.
Just another day screen printing. It's almost therapeutic. <---- Did I spell that right? I don't feel like pulling up a dictionary at the moment, so excuse me if it's incorrect. I'm pretty sure I spelled that right.
Printing the backs of the tees. Never forget to put your name or brand name on something that you take pride in.
I've never spent so much time folding T-shirts until I started this brand! Hand painted Hand Folded! Speaking of folding, is anybody looking for a job? No degree required. Only accepting fun and humorous candidates. (You must also like to take long breaks and watch funny youtube videos to pass the time.)
I had another company help print some Rookie Rise Tees. I exhaust all of my energy trying to do everything by myself, so sometimes you have to bite the bullet and ask for help. This is probably my downfall sense I want everything to be just as I visioned it to be. If you don't already know, building a brand is a lot of work! Nothing but love for it though!
My front seat has no room for anyone else besides Rookie Rise products. See that mask... I'm getting ready to start working on my youtube channel! You guys should follow it. I'll be wearing the mask, headphones and crown while baking some pies, chasing Bigfoot and catching flies with chop sticks. It should be pretty exciting. Really, I'll do my best to keep you entertained lol.
I always like to keep my options open when it comes to shoes. Like Forrest Gump said "You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes" I just happen to like shoes as it is, with or without Forrest's opinion.
This picture is me in 50 years. I never want to grow up and I want to make people laugh until my time comes. I think we all get caught up with life and lose track of what is really important. To me, fun is the most important thing in life. Loosen up a little bit and smile more, worry less. Sit behind a car and scare your girlfriend, boyfriend, sister, brother, dog, cat... You get my drift. Have fun people!!!