Ay, you know what’s better than doing Baton Rouge? Doing Baton Rouge on someone else’s dime! That’s how I struck big this weekend, getting information for two new blogs. I took a long-awaited visit Leo’s Rollerland this past Saturday for a birthday party, but since I still need to edit the accompanying video, I’ll jump … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — TJ Ribs
All right, if you’ve skimmed through my last few entries, you’ll remember me talking about a book I was writing. It was called #SociallyAwkward, and it was to be some sort of cautionary tale for the many young men who might be socially inept and don’t like their life as much as they should and … Continue reading What Can YOU Do for BROWN?
This entry is written in response to the article “Why I Love Baton Rouge” by NOLA.com writer Kiri Walton. I came across it at 2:30 this morning while designing graphics for a local production company. The article hit home not only because of the title and content, but because of Ms. Walton’s background; she moved … Continue reading Why I Also Love Baton Rouge
As a culture, we’ve become obsessed with reality TV—these “real,” heavily pre-planned shows (not scripted, because there’s a difference) that steal at least sixty minutes of our time on a daily basis. We’ve become so obsessed that their stars are now household names, have become legitimate celebrities whether we like it or not, and their … Continue reading Why I Watch Reality TV
Right on time with my seventh Shuttle launch, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity opened in theaters. Any true spaceflight and astronomy aficionado like me would normally have a huge beef with Hollywood-tainted space flicks—the launch sequence in Armageddon would have one of us ready to take a Louisville Slugger to the screen. But just as projected, Gravity … Continue reading ‘GRAVITY’ — All in The Day’s Work
I finally went to Quawtaz! That’s how us NOLA natives say “Quarters.” This is the third installment of my “Javan Does Baton Rouge” series, and in this one, I’m taking you to Baton Rouge’s very own, Quarters. Many cities in America have similar entertainment complexes like this, including the national chain Dave & Buster's. I’ve … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Quarters
April 20th was scheduled to be a big day for me. It was to mark the third launch of my Space Shuttle series (full website here), and it was also to mark the beginning of my Summer tour of Baton Rouge. I can now say that it held true. While I was out, I thought … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Highland Road Park Observatory/International Astronomy Day
I guess this is my first official blog post on WordPress.com! This website and blog is a work in progress (story of my life!) and I really hope that I can build up some kind of base. I plan to use this to elaborate on my projects as well as an outlet to vent, but to also … Continue reading Hello, World!