Pick 13 of the 2012 NFL Draft: Michael Floyd
“With the 13th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Arizona Cardinals select Michael Floyd, Wide Receiver, Notre Dame” – Rodger Goodell.
I am shocked that the Arizona Cardinals were able to pick up Michael Floyd (Pick 13) in this years NFL Draft. What an amazing pick up and great addition to the team! I thought that Arizona was going to end up with Melvin Ingram (Pick 18) to help with the defense. Or that Arizona would had bolstered up their O-Line with a pick up of Riley Reiff (Pick 23) or David DeCastro (Pick 24). But instead Arizona took the advice of Larry Fitzgerald and picked up a weapon, Floyd.
With Floyd, both he and Fitzgerald will be able to stretch the field and at least help take some attention away from Fitzgerald. Floyd will also free up defenders from Early Doucet (669.8 yds, 5 TD), allowing him to make big time plays. As for Andre Roberts, his future is unknown. Arizona may have as many as 5 receivers on their team or they may trade Roberts for a low draft next year or for a veteran tackle/guard that is past their prime.
I am so stoked that Floyd will be a part of the Arizona organization. Arizona had a lot of close games that they just couldn’t close out last season. They also have a decent list of opponents for this year. I am predicting, with great possibility, that Arizona will be making it into the post season and their chances for the Super Bowl looks probable.
Watch out Niners, the Cardinals are back to take the NFC West Title!
Remaining Picks: 3-80, 4-112, 5-151, 6-177, 6-185, 7-221
Posted in Sports
Tagged 2012, 49ers, Andre Roberts, Arizona, Cardinals, David DeCastro, Draft, Early Doucet, Larry Fitzgerald, Melvin Ingram, Michael Floyd, NFC, NFL, Niners, Notre Dame, Riley Reiff, Super Bowl, West Title
I have had a Pinterest account for a while and only recently I actually started using it. The reason why I did not start using Pinterest when I first had it because I do not like the idea of resharing content. That is why I do not have a Tumblr account and why I chose a WordPress as my soapbox for my blog. With Pinterest I was worried about over spamming my Twitter List or friends.
However now that I am using it, I am starting to enjoy it and understanding the product more. Pinterest is a good way to share your own images but at the same time to share stuff that you yourself are into or intrigues you. There are sites that I go to that friends of mine may not go and with Pinterest I have the ability to share it with them. Pinterest is like StumbleUpon meets Evernote.
Even though I am on the late freight, I am glad that I gave Pinterest a chance. Now time to go and do some pinning!
It’s sad that there is a dedicated day for Mother Earth when everyday should be Earthday and people should do everything in their power to minimize their carbon footprint on this planet. But what do I know since the world revolves around me cause it’s all about me.
Since after getting out of middle management from Element Case I have rekindled my passion for interior design with my new position at FLOR. With this new rekindled passion I started exploring the social media world for interior design groups. Well, this is what I’ve found:
- Google+ doesn’t have a large active Interior Design group/page. Pretty disappointing with G+ being so strong and the next big social media next to Facebook and Twitter.
- Facebook has several groups and associations however most people I know on Facebook use it for leisure and not for a networking professionally. But it’s good to know that organizations such as ASID and IIDA have a presence on Facebook even though there is not a lot of activity.
- LinkedIn surprisingly have a lot of active Interior Designers posting and commenting on many Interior Design groups. Then again LinkedIn is a place for professionals to come and share their resume and experience.
- Pinterest is a great place for Interior Designers to spread their work since it is such an easy tool to share images. The UI is even so simple to use!
So it seems that LinkedIn and Pinterest are where all the Interior Designers are hanging out at. It only makes sense since we are visual professionals that like to share our work with the world. As for forums and blogs, there are so many out there that you just have to find that certain niche that you are into to follow and be part of that community. Wished that there was better advice that I could give but it is what it is.
Posted in Design, Random Rant
Tagged ASID, Element Case, Facebook, FB, FLOR, G+, Google+, IIDA, Interior Designer, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Social Media, Twitter
Since I am a new employee at FLOR I wonder who do I have to ask to see if it OK to hit up Interior Design forums to help promote our product. I understand that many forums do not allow solicitation and that is not what I’m looking for but rather looking for networking opportunities. There are so many companies out there that has never heard of our product, yet alone thought about modular carpet tiling.
I guess I will have to go through my New Hire packet and look for that information, if not I’ll have to contact someone in HR.
Happy Belated Easter to all
This past Easter Sunday I went out with some of my siblings and went on a photo shoot with then. The plan was to take pictures of them ridings on their motorcycles on a curved road.
The original plan was to head over to Mines where there would be a lot of curved roads that we could take pictures. However I got out of church late so we decided to go to Calaveras Road instead since it was a 20 minutes commute versus a 45 minutes commute.
After finding a nice place to pull over we ended up by a horse shoe part of the road that was ideal for shooting.
Here are some of the shots from the day. I still need to go through the roll and do a quick touch up to them. All I did for these photos were a quick adjustments of the curves and burned the edges to give the photos a somewhat vignette look.
Being a rebel on her Rebel
Acting cool on the 250 Ninja
Staring down her path
Cruising on the Rebel
Saying dueces before punching on the throttle
Hitting the turn on the 250 Ninja
Looking fancy w/ the lean and fancy helmet
Posted in Motorcycle, Photography
Tagged 250, 883, Calaveras, Easter, Ginxster, GSXR, Harley Davidson, Honda Rebel, Joe Rocket, Kawasaki, Ninja, Rebel, Sportster, Suzuki
A couple days ago Funtactix released the open beta for The Hunger Games Adventure on Facebook. I found out about the open beta from MTV’s Hollywood Crush blog. My initial reaction upon hearing the news was ecstatic. However after playing the game for a few hours the Hunger Games Adventure is like any other game on FB; Castleville, Mob Wars, Infinite Realms, Cafe World, etc. All you do in the game is grind, gather materials, listen to orders, and repeat. Yes the scenery changes from game to game but grinding is work. I just find it odd for people to check out of work in the real world just to put in “work” in the social media reality. Yes, I’ve played WoW, DC Universe, Battle Field 3, and other MMO’s but those games are more about working with other people to complete a task..
Damn. I don’t think I’m making a good argument.
But what I am trying to say is that I am disappointed with the game due to its redundant task however I do like the fact that you get to somewhat experience what it is like to be in District 12, especially since I’m a huge fan of the story. I’m such a huge fan of the story that I’ve made a Twitter account just to role play with other Hunger Games fans (@D12_Haymitch) Now only if the game could had been ground breaking like the story, then the game would had been amazing. Instead the game is another cookie cutter template on the FB gaming platform.
Maybe you all can help understand why do we play games that require us to work when we don’t enjoy working in real life? Is the web a better place for us? Are we truly robots that enjoy doing mundane tasks?
Posted in Gamer, Random Rant
Tagged @D12_Haymitch, Battlefield 3, Cafe World, Castleville, DC, DC Universe, Facebook, Funtactix, Haymitch, Hollywood Crush, Hunger Games, Hunger Games Adventure, Infinite Realms, Mob Wars, MTV, MTV Hollywood Crush, Redundant, Twitter, World of Warcraft, WoW
I was playing one of my last couple games of the night on World of Tanks and in this round there were a ton of Russians KV’s. On my side we had 5 KV’s while the opposition had 3. I felt left out since I left my KV in the garage and didn’t bring it to the party.Instead I was stuck in my slow moving French AMX 40.
Damn folks, next time send me a memo!
BTW if you folks were wondering about the outcome I got 1 kill, got killed, but we won