Only time you wear Burberry... to swim

Been real busy the last few weeks with work and a guest in from Laurel, MD. That's right, Ian was here visiting for the past 2 weeks, the second leg of his giant trip around world. He came here via Hawaii and is now headed to Asia. Had a blast with him, but it was hard getting up in the mornings to go to work when i was trying to be a good host and get drunk with him as often as possible.

Also, now that I am an official Master of Design.. I am no longer working part-time or contract jobs. I am now a full-time employee of Fossil Group Australia. It's cool because FGA is the only licensed distributor in Australia for a lot of big watch brands along with Fossil ( Armani, DKNY, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Burberry, D&G, Diesel, Breil, Zodiac, Adidas, Michele, Rotary, Dreyfuss & Co, Windmills) and I get to design ads, brochures, visuals and will eventually design store layouts for these brands. Another cool thing about working for an Australian company with it's HQ in the states is that I'm not just a designer... I am an "American" designer. So the first few weeks the company has made me attend a lot of conference calls with the folks over in Dallas ( HQ) so they can say here is our new "American" designer and we can finally understand what the hell you damn Texans are talking about.

Now for the other cool part of getting this job... Fossil has agreed to sponsor me with a business visa for up to 4 years. That's right, I'm gonna go ahead and stay here until I'm sick of this place, and if I want to stay longer than that will be easy to achieve after I have lived here for 4 years. So the adventures of the Subcontinental Giant Down Unda will keep on continuing. Well, they will in theory but in actuality I am not going to be having too many more adventures now that I am working full time and not a student. Life is a bit boring, plus I've been here for so long now the novelty has worn off.

So this blog is gradually going to transition from crazy drunk celebrity schmoozing stories to a greater focus on what I am surrounded by now on a daily basis... design and watches.

But I'll sprinkle a few good stories. Here's one... MTV 's new show, "The Lair", premiered a few weeks back and J-dizzle is in charge of talent management, so it's basically her show. For the premiere filming I was asked to help out around the set and help manage the "talent." It was a good experience and I got to hang out with The Killers, Jet, Kasabian, My Chemical Romance and a few other random bands. Oh yeah, and there was a band there called Spank Rock there who turned out to be from Baltimore so we had a few laughs and Jaeger shots while discussing crab bombs and the domino sugar factory.

The Killers are awesome ! So laid back and all they wanted in their dressing room was 2 cases of VB and 2 bags of chips. Where as douche bag Jet had a ridiculous amount of requests and there posse of 40 + people were all at the height of douche bagginess ! But they had these 2 brown skinneded back up singers that made putting up with Jet's bollocks totally worth while.
Stupid Kasabian and My Chemical Squarepants are in some sort of "beef"... wait let me rephrase that because Emo P-hags can't be in "beefs"... they are in a bitch fest. But no one cared because no one cares about them.

Good times.