Friday, April 11, 2014

Why We Get Hungry

The New Yorker dives into a recent study about what makes people hungry and discovered that hunger has very little to due with our need for food. The main takeaway is that hunger is often triggered by our environment. We see a commercial for food, or a bag of chips on the counter. We eat snacks while watching TV, so watching TV makes us want a snack. Also interesting is the diminishing returns we get from pleasurable food.

"The first few times people eat a new, pleasurable food, their brain’s reward systems light up" "over days, what starts to happen is the strength of the reward response to the actual consumption of the food slowly diminishes, but the reward response to the signal, the cue predicting the food, grows stronger,”
So basically the new food is exciting and gets less exciting with every subsequent consumption of it but our brain still seeks the same level of excitement as the first time. Then there's this..

"Making this worse, if we break down and have a snack—and if it happens to be something that we like—we not only become slightly more hungry in the first minutes of eating but we will grow hungry again sooner."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blogger App Test

Just downloaded the official app ( for blogger. Let's give it a go... First thing i notice is that I can't add links unless you know html. You can take a photo right from the app and load images from your camera roll. You can edit old posts. As far as I can tell you can't schedule posts either. With Facebook, instagram, and all the other services that easily let you share from your phone I don't see myself using this much. But it will be better for moblogging and keeping Verizon's extra text off my blog.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Logo Idea

I'm still pretty happy with the existing Mostly Skateboarding logo but have been feeling the need for a square logo for places that need squares like Twitter. As with most of my personal projects I spent months just thinking about it then was inspired by this Rebranding of Rhyl and thought I could adapt the scroll to a square(ish) logo for Mostly Skateboarding.

I kept the green/black/white color scheme I've had for along time. The original logo is in Futura Medium, so I used an italics version of Futura to put the letters on an angle. My favorite part of the logo is using the O to make the shape of a skateboard deck, so I kept that in this new logo.

This second example is more square but the ends of the scroll seem a bit too small. Maybe I should not have the notch cut out of the end... It still needs some work. I tried stretching the word Skateboarding to make it take up more of the scroll, but that ended up looking wonky. If you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments. If you're interested, here is my previous entry about the evolution of the Mostly Skateboarding logo.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just ollied Spaghetti Warehouse.

Check that off the skate bucket list.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Donating blood

Definately need to mak an appointment next time.

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