The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

Hip-Hop 101: Six-Degrees of “The College Dropout”

                    My co-worker…and co-friend Mark Campos asked me to make him a Hip-Hop 101 list. Mark, besides being incredibly smart, went to art school. So he likes bands that probably don’t exist yet. Making this list could be difficult. On one hand, I’m ecstatic that Mark thinks I’m a cuddly, more personable version of Pandora. But on the other hand, what if I crack.. Read More

Fernando Torres, Atletico Madrid and The Perfect Homecoming

In July of 2007, Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres bid adios to the only club he ever knew. After seven years on the first squad and after becoming the team’s youngest captain at the tender age of nineteen, Fernando Torres left the Spanish capital for English Premier League club Liverpool FC. In his departing letter to Atletico supporter’s, Fernando wrote that in his heart he hoped that “…this goodbye is an I’ll see you.. Read More

Adventures in Sitting Still

“My eyes blood shot, but my jet don’t lag.” Jay-Z Unfortunately, I don’t have the privilege of flying in a private jet. So sometimes Hov, I DO get jet-lagged.

The Weird, Great, Idealistic Holiday That is Thanksgiving.

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of feelings. I blame my roommate Will for making me watch “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” and I blame Drake, for well being Drake and being on Spotify (Last time I listened to Drake, I wound up sitting in my room, alone, with the lights turned off for like 8 hours). Perhaps it’s fitting too, that me feeling stuff comes around Thanksgiving, when family, friends and.. Read More

The History Of Lounge

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Stunning Health Benefits of Eating Chocolates

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