It’s My Birthday Week!!!

Everything is set for my Prillen Store grand opening on my birthday,  Thursday, September 11th!

25 years ago, in the last bit of the glorious 80s, I made my debut into the world! That sounds so conceited, lol! I'm actually very excited about this week.

It was a running joke for a while that I said I would be celebrating the whole week. I guess I spoke it into happening. I was really thinking I would do something on Thursday, Friday, and maybe Saturday too, but no, now it's the whole week, Sunday to Saturday. I'll wait to tell you next week about the festivities that took place.

Last Sunday I said that I was going to get a few things for the Labor Day sale. I didn't, haha, but I did get the things I needed later in the week: extra sheets and a blanket.

I want to make videos again! I'm really liking the style of Mark E Miller's videos on YouTube. They're vlogs, but they look like mini movies. I was watching one the other day and thought he has to be a fellow film major. He has to be! Then he said he studied film later in the video. I like how his videos have a fun and laid back look but are still professional. His motto is, "Do you know why today's a great day? Because every day's a great day." His videos definitely reflect that.

I'm going to do it. Whatever audience I have with these videos, large or small, I'm going to enjoy making more art!

I'm having so much fun with everything Prillen. I'm glad you're joining me on this adventure!

Oh, and I found the charity that I want to support. Every time you purchase something from Prillen Store, 10% of the proceeds will go to The DoorSince 1972, The Door is a wonderful charity that provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of New York City youth aged 12-21.

Yay! I'm excited!

Until next Sunday, à tout à l'heure!



Every Day Is a Great Day!

Hey, I hope you're doing well!

I'm now in the BIG Apple! I traveled a bunch yesterday and had so many awesome experiences today. I went to a restaurant called Meatball and had risotto and chicken meatballs with pesto. It was delicious! I want to try new foods and that all starts with day one.

I have been using Instagram and Twitter a lot lately. I used to think social media was annoying, and to be honest, it kind of is, but there are so many benefits to this media of conversation.  

I have had the wonderful luxury of being able to reach and talk to so many people all around the world.

Today was a great day, but that is because every day is a great day! I heard the YouTuber Mark E. Miller say that all the time, but it is a great philosophy to live by. I ended that sentence with a preposition, but who cares... at. LOL!

Let me know what you did this Sunday!

Oh, and I am planning on opening my online store next week! Excited!

I am looking forward to tomorrow and enjoying today!

Until next time, à tout à l'heure!

The Qaadir Howard

Is it a problem when YouTube and Hulu have completely replaced my TV consumption?

I have been having a Timaya, Qaadir Howard, marathon for the past few days.