What is dsicle.com about?
dsicle.com is about the things I like and the stories behind them. Sneakers, t-shirts, fitted caps, music, vinyl records, cigars, cycling, urban life, travel, shopping, food, graphic design, baseball, Sci Fi, Japanimation, toys, comics, and whatever else I might be on at any given moment.
dsicle.com is primarily focused on things I see/attend/purchase in Dallas, Texas and the surrounding areas, however I also post about things from places I travel to and things I cop online. But, for the most part, this is about the DFW area because that's where I live and that's where I rep.
I tend to write fairly long articles, but I'm not a professional writer by any means. Also remember that this ain't journalism, it's blogging, so take it for what it is: one guy's thoughts put into the written word.
Oh and just so ya know, I do this because I love it, not for money. I'm not trying to get a million pageviews, or have thousands of followers, or anything like that. That's why you don't see ads all over the place. That's why I purposely turned off the subscribe/follow features in my blog software. I wanna make sure there's no mistake that I'm 100% focused on CONTENT.
What's a dsicle?
"dsicle" is my nickname, given to me by my friend Wade when he noticed I was wearing white/orange sneakers, an orange shirt, and a white/orange fitted cap. It's short for "dreamsicle", an orange dairy frozen treat like a Creamsicle, but with ice milk in the center instead of ice cream. I have no idea why Wade decided to call me "dsicle" instead of "csicle" (maybe because my real name starts with a D?) but since it involved drinking and smoking cigars at 10am with 20 other friends at a summer pool party, everyone started calling me "dsicle" and the name stuck.
So who is dsicle?
Who am I? My government name is Duane, my nickname is dsicle, I'm half Japanese, and I'm a self employed Independent Graphic Designer living in Dallas, Texas. Check out my business website at www.duanesmithdesign.com if you'd like to see my work. Follow me on Twitter @dsicle but don't friend me on Facebook unless you personally know me, that shit creeps me out.
So dsicle.com is a blog?
Uhm, sure? Website, blog, whatever you wanna call it I guess. I take photos, write articles, and post em. It's something I do for fun, not profit. I'm not a "cut-n-paste blogger" if that's what you're asking. Pretty much, if you see something on here it's either because I bought it, ate it, experienced it, stepped foot in it, or layed my hands on it. I generally don't post cool shit I find online though, there are plenty of other websites that do that -- many of which I read daily. They're cool, but that's not usually what I do.
Didn't you used to have a different blog?
Yes, actually, I did. It was called "But Now Is That The Case?" on blogspot.com, and it was a successful venture in blogging that I ran for about a year, but I outgrew the platform. So, after a short hiatus contemplating what my next move should be, I moved to this brand new website with a proper URL. I thought about importing the old posts from that blog to this new website, but decided to just make a fresh clean start instead. If you wanna check it out (there's lotsa dope shit on there) just click this link.
Can I use your photos/articles on my website?
No, absolutely not, unless you get prior written permission from me first. I'm very, very likely to grant permission to use photos and/or article excerpts provided you cite dsicle.com as a source, however I do not take kindly to folks who do so without prior permission. So if you wanna use something you see here on dsicle.com PLEASE ASK FIRST.
OK, so how do I contact you?
If for some reason you need to contact me--for example, to get permission to use a photo or an article excerpt--you can reach me one of two ways, either via Twitter @dsicle (which I prefer) or if you absolutely must, you can reach me by email at dsicle @ gmail.com (minus the spaces) but I will warn you, I get a ton of email and very possibly will delete your email thinking it's spam, or even more likely it will just get lost in the shuffle. Twitter really is your best bet of contacting me quickly.
Shit, isn't that enough already?