A Little Color on the Nails is a Big Thing

I’m an unusual guy. I don’t quite stick to the status quo. And you know what? I’m becoming damn proud of it. So last week I took a big step up towards expressing my gender non-conformity: Last week I painted my nails. That’s right, and despite having painted them black, the most moderate of colors a guy can wear on his nails these days, my family freaked out like it was a big deal.

I tried explaining to them that this practice is completely innocuous as it doesn’t impact their health, wealth or their freedom, and that their reaction was totally childish. But no, they insisted, I was the childish one.

Oh well. You can’t argue intelligently with some people. I bitterly removed the polish the next day to calm them. But my hold remains firm on my dear freedom of self-expression. My favorite response to people who object to the way I express myself, to the way I am, is simply this: I was not born to please you.

An Evening of Capoeira

Last Friday night there was a small concert in the area that started off with a capoeira showcase. It was pretty cool, I caught most of it on my phone. I even got two photos of myself with the performers. Which didn’t come out too great, actually… Anyway check out the video by clicking on the snapshot below.

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Starting 2014 off with a Forum

I’ve been sick lately (Christmas present from my mom), but I’ve recovered enough in the last few days to set up a Google Groups forum for programming- and technology-oriented young folks like myself. That may be the only news I bring today, and so I’m sorry that I won’t link to this fancy new group on this blog. Friends, you know me, so just ask.