In the normal 9-5 world, the weekend is the holy grail. Sundays turn into Mondays, and after Monday we are already wondering where the weekend is. Saturday and Sunday’s offer most an open slate for whatever they wish to do. Whether that be have some fun, better yourself, socialize, or have some me time, there is an infinite amount of choices you can make to spend your weekend. At least for me, they are pretty predictable in a sense: there will most likely be surfing each morning, potentially a workout and a run, and the nights of recent have been hanging out with my roommates and other acquaintances. Soon enough, the nights will be occupied with debauchery and suds. I can’t tell you how long this has been my routine. Sure, throughout my career work has been on the weekends in my retail days. But this really didn’t alter my schedule. It was everything I said above, all for the most part in my local neighborhood, and any open space was consumed with some of my activities I liked- reading, writing, making beats, watching videos, sunbathing etc. 

Sometimes we need to switch it up though. It might seem hard to believe, but sometimes I don’t want to surf. I do it every morning so you could see how some days I just want to do something different (obviously this is when the waves are small or look less desirable, because my fomo for waves is still strong as ever). Take some time off and start the day a different way. You see, I think everyone needs to practice this. We often get stuck in such a rut of monotony that we don’t even notice. And a lot of times it’s not really a bad thing to be stuck in a routine. Sometimes it feels good to have that familiarity. But oftentimes I believe you gotta switch it up sooner or later. Somethings gotta go different, even if you are seriously invested in whatever you are doing. Everyone needs a break.

First thing you can do is change the activity list. It’s always nice to try something new or do something you don’t do as often as before. Whether this activity is taxing or not is up to you. Don’t read a ton? Take a morning to eat some words before breakfast. Haven’t worked out in a while? Get the body moving and see if you get hooked again. Always eat out? Try and cook every meal for fun. Just try and shock your body and mind with something you don’t do often. This is really easy and doesn’t require much effort. You can also change the setting of where you are. Spend some time with yourself and keep it low for a weekend. It’s a pretty good way to reset and feel fresh if you have been taxed. I feel like I have spoken to this subject before, but just breaking routine is a great way to spend a day off. It might be not as comfortable or regular as your normal routine, but that’s the best part. The shock. Kind of like the first dip of an ice bath. 

Whatever, wherever, or however you plan to spend that weekend: don’t’ fret. There are plenty more in the year, and it’s not like they really go away. If you spend the weekend how you usually do that’s just fine. But at least acknowledge the idea of something new.


Another reincarnation of an older series I wrote a couple of posts for: A Great Way to Spend a Saturday. Typically, these posts outlined the joys of having the day off and planning something extravagant, or just enjoying time outside of the house. If you are tied down with work during the week, the weekend is when you can move around and do whatever.

This time it’s the antithesis: a (not so) great way to spend a saturday. 

So this is how not to spend a Saturday. As a man approaching his quarter life crisis, I have had many Saturdays in which I would have loved to spend them a different way. DMV days, long rides in the car, consequences from the night before, or just other random happenings that can throw a wrench in your Saturday are what we are going to chop it up about. Here’s just one.

Being hungover can be very painful, or also could be not so bad. The mellow ones are not the problem. These ones are cured by coffee and a simple surf. I swear I’ve said that exact phrase in so many pieces. As a resilient young man, I should be able to shake these off quite easily. As I am growing older, it is starting to take a little more. When I was younger, the majority of my experiences with hangover were limited. Yes, I got them, but they didn’t stop me from doing much. These aren’t terrible, as they go away by noon (or they used to). Eat something good and you feel alive again (one breakfast burrito, please). And potentially be inspired to run it back the next night (now a days this is a herculean effort). 

The type of hangover I am talking about is the one that throws off your whole day. You sleep in, crawl out of bed, and do little in the first part of your day. These can turn even the most morning-centric person out there shudder at the fact of doing things (and by things, I mean even the simplest tasks). With these, it is best to try to do something. I always believed the less you did when you are experiencing a severe hangover, the longer it lingers and clouds your mind. These are the hangovers coffee and surfing do not fix. But we can always try these methods to make them slightly more minute for the time being. The quick fix. There is nothing worse than having an obligation that you have to attend with one of these hangovers. For some time it would be class on certain days in college days, but thankfully this has been limited to purely weekend days of recent. Going to class was never that hard because mine were always later so I could surf beforehand, or in some cases have ample time to shake off the night before. 

As I grow older, they only get worse. I sound like a broken record, but shudder at the memories of going out so much at school. Nights in which I wouldn’t even flinch the next morning have become a little more groggy in the AM, and the times I anticipate a hangover the next day it is twice as bad as I would have imagined. It’s like every time I need to ingest a greasy meal to feel 100% again. It’s a rough life getting closer to 25 (I am exaggerating a little). And I can imagine it’s only going to get worse. So that is one way not to spend a Saturday. I’d have to assume 95% of the eyeballs skimming through this post have been in this position.

Spending a Saturday hungover is a spend. But it depends how you look at it. If the night before was worth it, you might bask in the hangover and relive the debauchery with your friends. Plenty of times the amount of fun had justified the punishment. On the occasion it maybe didn’t live up to your expectations, I feel like this just amplifies the hangover. But it’s Saturday, and you can turn a shitty morning around if you try hard enough. Either way you splice it, we most likely get more done and have more productive Saturdays when we are not hungover. 

However, it is the weekend so it does beckon a little freedom to do nothing. And that’s just fine.

This is sometimes the icing on the cake below: thinking you will not be hungover and setting an alarm just to be woken up early and be even more hungover due to an early wakeup. That is an awful sentence.

Fast Fashion: Tacking Together a Fire Fit

I always have had a “passion for fashion” in my own sense. Before I got to college I wanted to own my own clothing company. Too little too late, it seems like there are so many out there now a days I had fled that idea, even after carving out a name, logo, and Instagram page. Next up, I transitioned that idea into a higher fashion label, and for a while I had always had the idea of a suit company. I liked dressing up, and was sold on the idea until I kind of realized going to school for design or fashion would definitely couple well with this passion rather than Business and Writing (not to say I have completely given up on this). Fast forward and while I do work at a clothing company, I’d say my experience in fashion is just how I dress and especially on a night out on the town. While I was reluctant to give away these details, here’s my guide to how I go on about picking out my outfit for a night out.


Step 1: The piece

I tend to make my decision first based off of the main piece I want to work around. This can be pants, shoes, shirts, or a hat. While you can get more than 1 centerpiece involved, it tends to look tacky if you are trying to put on too much. It also can draw attention away from the piece you wanted to focus on. A lot of times, I tend to pick a pair of shoes or pants to focus on, and when it’s colder out maybe a jacket or coat to work around. After the desired piece is chosen, we now need to compliment it.

Step 2: Piece together the puzzle

Its like a five piece puzzle, and you just figured out which one is the middle piece, it’s time to put together the border of it with the corners (terrible analogy, as finding the middle piece out of 5 would be easy as cake). I tend to keep it plain as again to not take away form the shine of the centerpiece. A lot of black and white, and occasionally a pop of color to maybe compliment another piece.

Step 3: The accessories

Who says accessories are just for chicks? While I tend to keep it plain, I definitely want to step up this department of my outfits. I have a plain silver ring that is literally stuck on my finger, so it is always a part of the ensemble. Aside from that, I typically pick a watch that goes with the vibe of the fit. I have a black plastic one, a black metal one, and a rose gold metal one. Rose gold when the fit is pretty basic, and the black ones get a lot more play, going plastic on the more casual fits.

Bonus: Tie it together with some musk

You can’t forget: while everyone is eyeing up your fit, they need something to smell that goes along with it. Adding on the sprits of musk to top off the outfit adds a second sense. I have mine dialed to depending on the kind of night, I’ll use certain brands scents. Don’t be afraid to mix and match.


There you have it. Sometimes this process can take 30 seconds; sometimes it can take 30 minutes. It all depends on a medley of variables that come down the pipeline before or after the shower. Just make sure to have some good tunes while you scope your options.