“Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it, while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill. The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation is the same as in the life of the individual. Pessimism kills the instinct that urges men to struggle against poverty, ignorance and crime, and dries up all the fountains of joy in the world.”-Helen Keller
An interesting look into Phillip Lim’s transition into fashion…
I feel my iPhone vibrate as I’m pulling into my garage from watching the Heat defeat the Celtics in game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Buffalo Wild Wings. After I park I feel my phone vibrate. So I pull my phone out to surprisingly see the Twitter notification from NikeStore that reads, “#NewRelease The Air Yeezy II (Black/Solar Red and Pure Platinum) are now available on NikeStore”. Due to the random late night online releases of the Yeezy I’s I honestly wasn’t expecting the II’s to release online the same day as their store release. But of course I clicked the link on my phone and selected my size 9.5 of the black/solar reds to put them in my cart. I was too late though. The servers had already crashed due to the heavy volume of traffic. Within a minute I was upstairs on my Macbook to see if I would have better luck from a computer. I got my sizes and added them to my cart. After what seemed like forever of blank “loading” screens and “site maintenance” my cart shows up with both colorways in my size. It seemed too good to be true, but I had futile hope. Throughout the entire fiasco I was on the phone with/texting my boys BJ, Dany, and Tayo because we were all trying to get pertinent info on the best way to handle the crashed servers based off of each others experience. I continually try to checkout and the page won’t load. After about 5-6 times of refreshing, a new page comes up and I get this (smh):From “lurking” on my favorite sneaker forum it seemed that almost everyone trying to get their hands on a pair online experienced a similar situation. Oh Nike I have been so loyal, for so long. All I wanted was one of each colorway. Next time just send them to me pre-release please. Thanks!
“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thank you for this remarkable speech J.K. Rowling…
“So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”-J.K. Rowling