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My Shoes Yelled At Me

So when Sunset Love Affair went down to Panama City Beach, FL and Destin, FL about a month ago, we stopped in a surf shop.  I was pulled toward the shoe section of the store because it was about that time to get a new pair.  I saw some pretty cool looking shoes that I have never seen anywhere before, and a brand I had never heard of before.  They were called Sanük.  I tried them on and was pretty impressed from the start.  They had all of the things you like about sandals/flip-flops but everything you like about shoes as well.  They stressed one thing…”These are not Shoes.  They’re sandals!”  The company was pretty much started by surfers who wanted a shoe more like a sandal, and I think they achieved just that.

I didn’t buy the shoes…sorry, Sandals, that day…however I did buy a pair of them 4 days ago.  I love them!  I haven’t really taken them off the entire time I have had them.  I’m just not a fan of open shoes, and these solve that problem.  The reason behind my distaste for open shoes is just that being a guy, and having to use a urinal, is not the best idea for a sandal wearer.  If you get my drift.
But yeah I love these things and I want to grab a few more pairs just because they aren’t all that expensive.  Check them out at www.Sanuk.com.  

Calvin Klein: Obsession (Note: This has NOTHING to do with cologne)

I’ve been thinking alot lately about where I really want to be and where I want to go in my life.  I love music, that is no secret.  I really would love to be able to make a living playing and recording music.  That would ultimately make me the happiest person I could possibly be.  Whether or not that ever gets to happen, I will not know until it does, or doesn’t.  That is where I want to be in my life though.  I don’t see me ever giving up on that goal.  

In the past 6 months, music has taken me to more places than I ever thought I’d go in my entire life.  Out of all of the places I have been in the past 6 months, California tops all of them.  Since returning from there, for some reason I have become so enamored with the thought of living the California lifestyle.  I was out in the LA area for 2 days before the Mayercraft Carrier cruise and 1 day after the cruise.  I spent time in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Burbank, and other cities.  I loved the whole experience.  I remember passing by a high school right outside of Long Beach where some kids were having baseball practice after school.  At that moment I was picturing what it would have been like to grow up in this place…and thinking what kind of person I would have become compared to what I am now.  There’s no way of telling, but it was still cool to imagine.  
I can’t wait to go back to California.  I’m trying to get the band I’m in, Sunset Love Affair, out there soon.  I’m looking into getting us a gig at the Whiskey A Go Go.  That place is legendary…and would definitely be a highlight of my life as well as the other guys in the band.  I think our music would do well out in California.  It’s just a shame we all live 3000 miles away.  I guess that’s what touring is for.  I really hope we can make it out to play in LA/Hollywood though because I know the other band members would love it there just as much, if not more, than I do.
I think I would enjoy living out there someday.  It has everything nearby that is important to me: a beach, a city, sports teams, music, diversity, and it’s only a 5-6 hour plane ride from Atlanta if I ever needed to come back.  Maybe one day it will happen.  Or maybe I’ll go back to LA so many times that I grow to hate it…then I’ll have to find another city to become obsessed with…so be on the lookout Cheyenne, Wyoming!!!