Slowly I turn, Step by Step, INCH BY INCH…


Ok first off congratulations are in order for me, I may not have lost a lot of pounds yet, that as we all know is a slow and arduous process but I lost some inches and went down a clothing size. Ideally I’d like to go down 4 clothing sizes and be one of those people with battle scars (Sagging skin that I honestly will have to live with because I don’t have the $$$ to get cosmetic surgery) that holds up a tent (er pair of pants next to their thinner self).

I decided to reward my efforts by getting a few new pieces of cool clothes. I gotta say though, ever since casual male big & tall ( and seriously why is it always “& tall ?” There are short fat guys like me out there) became DXL which is essentially designer clothes, their clothing prices have increased 10 fold. Not every white guy out there wants to wear boring solid colors or preppy looking dorky nerdy rich clothes ? I want some style or pizazz and quite frankly bowling  and/or Hawaiian Shirts aren’t that slammin’. And I don’t want any more tee shirts either.

So I decided to do a google test. I searched African American Big & Tall and was lead to this bad ass site called Dr. Jays

Found me this sweet crazy bear striped fleece shirt, a Rocawear Shirt and a very cool pair of Makobi pants all for $100 comparing that to the possibility of buying one dress shirt for the same cost at DXL. Fuck DXL !

Here’s to a healthier fitter me 🙂 I know I haven’t been posting as much but with a new mind set of better eating, working out 5 times a week and seriously looking into a better job..I lost some steam creatively, but getting it back. I’ll be creating this weekend for sure.

Peace Out ya’ll

Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

One thought on “Slowly I turn, Step by Step, INCH BY INCH…

  1. Congratulations!! I’m So Proud Of You. This Is An Amazing Achievement. I’m Glad You Showed Yourself Some Lovin’ By Doing A Little Shopping!

    I Forgotten All About Dr. Jay’s. You Triggered A Bit Of Nostalgia For Me. Lol I’m Glad You’re Enjoying Yourself And Celebrating Your Accomplishments.. Your Awesome!

    P.S– The Way You Draw Birds, Gives Me Life! 💁🏾‍♀️They Really Do Look Like That; All Perched On The Branches 😆 So Sweet! The Way You Draw Their Eyes Captures The Moment!


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