Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eat Good | Steel Restaurant & Lounge

Last month, my coworker Lauren and I took part in Midtown Restaurant Week and grabbed lunch at Steel, a restaurant specializing in sushi but offering an array of different Asian cuisine. Restaurant Week is basically a gift from foodie heaven and allows you to eat a lot while spending a fraction of the price of what you'd normally spend. Although Steel didn't prepare a menu specifically for Restaurant Week, it was cool to experience eating a bento box for the first time. My calamari was well seasoned and so was the Korean beef Lauren ordered that I stole from her periodically as we ate.

My favorite part of the meal however was the spring roll which consisted of mango chunks, crab meat, and lettuce leaves. I'm starting to learn that the most unlikely foods can make the most harmonious pairing. It was absolutely delicious.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Around the Web | "Love Notes"

episode 4 | Konah

"I don't feel like you can love someone until you're willing to sacrifice more of yourself for that person. It can't be like a feeling. Like, you can't just tell someone you love them. I feel like that's one of the biggest problems of today. Everybody's so quick to say that they love someone but they are not willing to go the mile for it."

episode 5 | Lauren

"I feel like there are a lot of different kinds of love but I feel like love in its truest form is unconditional. Love doesn't mean that you're stupid for people but you still don't anything against people when you love them. Love is God. Love is real, love is... I don't know, that's kind of like asking what is air? What is water? That's kind of something that you know you can't really live without. When you have it, you know."

The ATL-based graphic designer extraordinaire Luqman Coffen was beyond amazing for creating a dope logo for my channel:

Be sure to subscribe! "Love Notes" featuring couples & their advice + stories are on their way! Be on the lookout for them next month!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wildflower Writing // On Celibacy: Saying No to Bedtime Vows, For Now

I've never had an involuntary dry spell when it comes to sex. I've been sexually active since I was 17, late senior year and have been sexually active since with dry spells of a few months at the most and as I alluded to in the beginning, all of which were voluntary. This one is similar to those. 23 has really done a number on me. I’m starting to reevaluate a lot of my friendships that aren't serving me, I've been able to close the door on relationships that are leading nowhere despite a dickmatized lapse in judgment my past self could attest to, and analyzing my emphasis on sexuality both inside and outside of committed relationships.

I had a conversation with a homie of mine who felt like I place too much emphasis on sex altogether, while I've always viewed my outlook on the subject matter as healthy. Why shouldn't I want to have my needs fulfilled and doubly so, when involved romantically with someone I love? Why is that abnormal? Why does that make me a freak?

via tumblr

Monday, October 6, 2014


He said to me, "I'm looking for something real. I had no idea that I was until it kinda slapped me in the face."

It's amazing how his words had the ability to articulate everything my soul felt in that instant as he revealed to me his truth. The heat that rushed to my cheeks was an undeniable admittance to the glory his confession allowed me to touch.

"I dig you," I presented a gift of my own.

My desire for him to experience me and all that I am was in my eyes as I coaxed him to come closer to meet the lips he had earned the moment he showed me I was something worthy of being earned, something I'd known all along.

His revelation further emphasized how alike we were, for "real" hadn't entered my heart or mind either until suddenly, it had.