Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Doof Of The Week: Sam Craig


Meet Sam Craig: an incredibly smart, intuitive, hilarious guy who despite what you may think, is just as doofy as the rest of us... 

What have you been listening to/reading/watching lately?

Unfortunately because school and basketball have been so busy, I haven’t really gotten the chance to read anything for leisure. However, I like to think that my workout/homework playlists are on point. The Weekend, G-Eazy, Skizzy Mars and Young Thug are definitely the most-played artists on my phone. I especially love Skizzy Mars because his music can get you hyped when you need an energy boost, or it can just speak to your soul (wow, who am I?) when you’re in your feelings. 

Latest discovery? 

This is going to sound so cheesy so feel free move on from this question now…

I’ve recently discovered what it means to feel happy. Throughout my entire life (or at least what I can remember), I have dealt with depression and issues with recognizing my self-worth. However, over the past couple of months, I finally figured out how to be happy with who I am and what I can do with myself. From discovering this, I have been able to have more positive relationships with my friends, my family and my super weird girlfriend.

What does being a doof mean to you? 

To me, being a doof means not being afraid to display the parts of one’s personality and life that may not come up at first glance or may not “fit” into one’s stereotype. For example, I’m a basketball player. Actually, I play basketball. I’m a person before that. So that means that, although when I’m on the court or in the weight room or wherever I am extremely loud/talkative/energetic, I much rather prefer to keep to myself and relax. I think too many people worry about hiding the parts of themselves that don’t, according to society, line up with their lives. Being a doof embodies being weird, different, funky-offish. Most importantly, being a doof represents just being your awesome self. 

If you could have any super power what would it be and why?

I would definitely want to be able to fly and go through walls. I’m beyond lazy as far as transportation is concerned so having the ability to fly would remove any effort I would need to put into crazy strenuous activities like walking and driving. Walking through walls would allow me to channel my inner Harold Potter, plus, doors are overrated.

Who are your idols/inspirations?

The Nash sisters and their friends. Until I spent considerable time with them, I really did not understand what it was like to truly be yourself in front of others while enjoying it.

What's your take on feminism?

I don’t really have one. I hate that this is an argument or something you need to “pick a side on”. You either have a properly-functioning brain and believe that there should be zero discrimination based on what’s beneath your pants or you don’t. Gender equality should not be a discussion, it should be a norm. 

Quote or phrase you live by? 

“If you’re going through hell, keep going” -Winston Churchill (punctuation may be off)

“I love you like Kanye loves Kanye” -Kanye West

Words of advice to millenials? 

Trying to be someone else or fit to someone else’s standards is boring. Be yourself. And be yourself as well as you can be.

Talk about something you think is important?

Short quirk… 

Happiness is a super cool thing. No one should dedicate their life to it or search for it. They should just discover it. There’s no specified method to do that. Just be happy in whatever way that is to you. 

Anything else you'd like to talk about or add?

So I was lucky enough to spend some time over the years with one of the doofykooks, her name is Kelly or something. If you don’t know her, I one-hundred-thousand percent suggest getting to know her. She might change your life. She changed mine for sure. I’ve never met anyone like her. She is hipster, basic, quiet, loud, mysterious, open, and beautiful. Kelly Carbery Nash is a one-of-a-kind individual. She can-no, WILL-make you a better person. She knows a thing or two about being perfect.


Thanks for the wonderful answers Sam. Never stop bein doof!! Look out for the April playlist, coming soon to the BLOG :) 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Nebraska


Photography by Emily Killeen and Kendra Howard 

Enjoy this purely beautiful, dreamy, full of life photo series documenting a trip to Nebraska. We love it when doofykooks share their adventures with us... 





























Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Grove


Saint Louis is so cool because there are endless nooks and crannies to it. There are so many different parts that make the city up, each with their own vibe and atmosphere to it. One of our favorite things to do is explore the spots we haven't gone to a lot. The Grove is one of those places, and one that we've been hanging in more lately. It's home of the Ready Room, a great concert venue where we saw Bully and Best Coast not too long ago. There is a quaint record shop where we got to enjoy live music, and across the street is an amazing coffee shop called Rise Coffee. It is quirky and cool and the coffee is incredible. On top of it all, there is street art everywhere. A giant mural of a lion on one wall, and funky, psychedelic art on another. It is everywhere, which makes it easy to take cool pictures. We hope to get back there, on a day a bit less chilly, and explore this area further. Saint Louis, you never fail to amaze. 












Sunday, March 20, 2016

Laumeir


There are places you just keep going back to no matter the season, or how old you get, or what people you have with you. Laumeir Sculpture Park is one of those places. We used to go there when we were little and climb on the sculptures and gaze in awe at the incredible art around us, and luckily, we still do the same thing now that we're older. Here is a shoot we did during spring break as we explored the park, did some reading on the giant balls, and frolicked around, feeling so free. 

[Photos taken by Kelly, Maggie, and Kelly Komotos] 


















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