Thursday, September 30, 2010

Zippo Addict


Thanks to my casual smoking and my mild Pyromania, I’ve always liked the idea of having instant fire in my pocket everywhere I go. After a few months of carrying cheap lighters, I got tired of seeing them fail and not being able to light them when there was the slightest sign of wind. So, talking about this with my friends, one of them told me about Zippo lighters, which are reliable and windproof. I had seen those lighters before but I had never put much attention on them.

Since Zippo lighter are ridiculously expensive here (about $70 the cheaper models, and I wanted a cool one), I asked my uncle, who has like 3, if I could borrow one for some time to see if it was worth it. For my surprise he said: “Sure! keep it! I never use it anyway.” So that was my first Zippo. It was a matte black Zippo Pipe. Just like the one in the picture.

ZL218PLs So I kept it, and I loved it. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the smell after every refill (If you guys know of any way to stop it, I would really appreciate it). But it is great to be able to light a cigarette when nobody else can because of the wind.

After a while, I heard about the new Zippo BLU, and I thought it was really cool, since it works with butane, and good quality butane means no stinking-fuel. I looked for them on many stores, but they only had very gay models. I kept looking for a couple of months, and I finally found the one I wanted. It was a simple, non-polished chrome design; no gay patterns. So I bough it! And I have to say, I was very disappointed. One of my favorite features of the classic Zippo is the fact that it’s very easy to light, and it lights up almost every time. With the Zippo BLU, most of the time I have to try up to 10 times to get a flame. I found a video that pretty much shows what I’m talking about. It is a review of the Zippo BLU made by “cutlerylover”, who has made a lot of Zippo videos.  Here you go:


I’m not saying it sucks, because it IS a cool lighter. But I have to say I was expecting a lot more from Zippo. So, you guys smoke? What kind of lighter do you use? Do you use it for smoking or just for fun?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Making Progress

Yesterday I spent the morning working on the SEO for the blog. It’s kind of complicated, but a little research on Google helps a lot. I’m hoping this will improve this blogs popularity and availability.
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As you can see, I finally had the time to make the Header Image. It’s probably not permanent, since I intend to improve it, but I think it is very good for a start. I designed it using Adobe Illustrator. I think it’s the best application for this kind of work. The fonts I used come from, from the Graffiti section. The making didn’t take much time, but getting the idea of what I wanted in my mind, that’s a different story. Feel free to leave a comment with your opinions, suggestions, etc.
Since I start classes next week, I’m trying to leave everything set this week so the blog will be ready for a constant posting of real content. But that doesn’t mean i won’t be dropping some good posts every now and then for the rest of the week, so stay tuned!
Because I like every post to have at least one image, have this one I found a few days ago. It resembles the Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon artwork, bout with some really cool tweaks!

Satan Fingers FTW!

As a Heavy Metal fan, the famous “Satan Fingers” are inevitable at every concert or party. A few days ago, a friend sent me this picture, And i thought it was really cool! God knows R. J. Dio would be proud:

So, what’s your favorite? Which one would you use at your dream concert when that awesome guitar solo comes up?
ROCK ON! \m/

Rainy Season = Awesome Landscapes

Since I live in a country that only has 2 seasons (rainy season and… not so rainy season), there are some landscapes that are impossible to see if you don’t go to the right place. Snow, desert, these are landscapes you can only find in specific places of the country. Since variety in weather is very low, you get to appreciate the beauty of both seasons. Rainy season is my personal favorite, since average temperature lowers and, every now and then, you look up to the sky and see something really interesting.
So, a few months ago, I woke up at approximately 5:30 AM, and saw a pretty amazing cloud formation. I though I would share it with you:
So there you go, make sure you check them out on full resolution.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

"A new age dawns"

Despite my above average computing skills, my low creativity has made this an almost impossible quest. Creating a blog is more than just create it and leave it there to the eternity. It requires dedication and LOTS of creativity. As you can see, my designing skills are very poor, my blog is just a basic template with some small changes. And the title... well, it sucks... But I'll be working on this the next few days, and let the world know: I'll get better at this or die trying.