Just sharing a quick photo.
Just sharing a picture I uploaded to Instagram. I always have things I want to post and blog about but I never feel I have the writing skills or time to actually sit and write something down which is a very lame excuse since I can spend time checking in on Foursquare and Yelp all the time. I guess it’s the badges and trying new business and food that keep the interest of the apps going but writing is just as fun and interesting. Just have to get myself to do it. See!?! This wasn’t so hard. Just talking, or I mean thinking out loud… Oh goodness… I mean just blogging exactly what I am thinking in my mind is the best blog I could make I guess. Be real to myself, I can blog exactly what I think in my mind. Which is a lot of words and, back tracking and taking the unnecessary steps backwards to go forwards. This is also what I sound like in person, but with a big smile on my face and in a perky quirky way. But anyways, at least working on trying is a step to soon hopefully doing!
Just downloaded the WordPress app from and for my iPhone and decided to upload an image and post it. This is the first status or blog what have you that I’ve done from the iPhone. Yes, welcome Timothy Michael Gould to the 21st Century! So much can be done from such a small device and so fun… So much actually that it keeps me up in the middle of the night or all through the night until early morning just.
This picture was taken with Instagram which is an app that has allows me to post pictures to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and it even has some photo editing capabilities. Instagram was one of the first apps I downloaded. Once the iPhone was in my hands, I had so much available to me. After downloading the standard social network apps like Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, I got LinkedIn and Posterous, which by the way, I didn’t start using until I saw it in the app store.
I got carried away and downloaded Voxer and Tango and Shazam and definitely had it in me to download a funny app called “Cat Booth” which allows the user to put cats into the image. Yes, my iPhone is a big distraction but it also connects me to information and networks that I enjoy being apart of. Why didn’t I jump on the iPhone boat when it came out several years ago. I mean, I know why I couldn’t or wasn’t able to. I’m just very glad I have it now.
October 31st, of 2011… This was the very first Halloween in my life! I know a bit late… try 22 years late but its ok. Its never too late to experience things like trick or treating and dressing up and putting on a costume for Halloween for the first time. It was so exciting. I knew what I wanted to be for Halloween too! I wanted to be a Pokemon Trainer. Yes, very dorky of me. But I’m a dork so its ok. I choose the pokemon trainer, “Ash Ketchum” is the character of the anime kid series, because clearly: “I gotta catch ‘em all!” Hahahahaha!
I decided as of the September, the month before to accomplish a few goals each month that I would make for myself. One of these goals was to make Halloween happen for the first time! I got my costume about 2 weeks before the 31st. I tried on my costume for the first time on Friday the 28th. I was so excited when I put it on! You have no idea!! But I knew I was missing something. I had the perfect Ash Ketchum costume all set, but where would Ash be without his closest pokemon??? Then I knew my costume was not complete, I needed to find a Pikachu. But where would I get one? I browsed online and called, Target, Walmart, big stores, small private owned stores, stuffed animals and toy stores, but no one had a pikachu. Not even Toys R Us… well I can’t actually say that Toys R Us didn’t have them, but they didn’t answer the phone for 30 minutes while I was walking on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. See, my day was full of plans while on my search for Pikachu and a poke ball. I had to get my car cleaned, had to do a few errands at like get the mail so I figured that during this time, I would be able to go to a store to find Pikachu and a poke ball. It took a while to find, but I managed to find both at the same store, the Aahs, in Sherman Oaks!
I wasn’t expecting to find a Pikachu or a poke ball, but I walked in once before and saw a bunch of neat knick knacks and things. I gave it a shot and found exactly what I needed.
I was overjoyed and stopped a fellow pedestrian to take a picture of me all dressed up. I felt so in character! I started to tell people, that I left home at 12 years old, on a mission to catch them all and take on the largest criminal organization in the pokemon world, “Team Rocket.” But that wasn’t enough for me. I went as far as going to Hollywood Boulevard for about an hour before my work shift to walk around in Hollywood and see how many people would recognize me on the street. It was so much fun! I didn’t get any tips, one person did take a picture of me. I guess Ash Ketchum isn’t that recognizable as Spider Man, but I really enjoyed myself! I wanted to go stand there once and see what would happen. Dressing up in costume was a good reason to go there.
I got some candy and had one of the greatest times of my life on Santa Monica Boulevard, Halloween day. All dressed up! Everyone else dressed up having a good time! It was actually happening, for the first time, I was dressed up for Halloween, for the first time I got candy on Halloween!!! Okay, I can get candy any of the day as well, but this was something I really wanted to experience that I didn’t get to do when I was younger. And now, at 22, I got to experience it! I’m looking forward to next year’s Halloween and hope to do another fun costume! Can’t wait!!
To those who think they aren’t cool… Don’t think you aren’t cool enough for anyone. You are cool! If you think like that, you’re cool enough for everyone if you know what I mean. The moment you doubt yourself, you are defeated. So what’s the worse that can happen even if people don’t feel you’re cool enough. If they feel that way, well, they’re not cool then! If people feel they are too cool for you then they aren’t cool enough for you!