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1.3 Miles with Clyde Bennett III

Hello everyone, my name is Clyde Bennett III. I’m a sophomore at The Ohio State University, but I am from the great city that is Cincinnati (I love Cincinnati). Just a heads up, I will be writing this similar to how I text my friends: casual, with a few grammatical errors, but still getting my message across- don’t judge me. With that being said, let’s get after it. I hope you all enjoy!! Okay, now I’m going into writer’s mode.

Why am I writing this? I’ll take you through it all. I have an older sister (shoutout to Paige), who graduated from Ohio State in early May. While I was in Columbus with my family, waiting on a restaurant to seat us, I walked to Madison-USA. I was immediately drawn to the contemporary layout of the store and chopped it up with Velle, the manager at Madison. We exchanged contact info and stayed in touch.

Since I came back to OSU, I have had a brotherly connection with, Zane, Jarrel, Velle, Cari, and Red (the young vet….forreal though, I thought he was 26 but he was 22). And a big sister connection with Jenna <3 (the real queen of Madison). "One thing I noticed and loved about Madison upon being in the store for 30 minutes, was the genuine relationships that were all around." Whether it was the genuine relationship between the background music and the clothes, or the way the Jarrel (Co-founder/owner) interacted with the customers, etc. the store was awesome. Apologies for the bad grammar, but this is how it’s going to be. Anyways, Madison is just the spot to be – I would work here for free (don’t tell Velle that), but I would! I get to be around a piece of life I love, (Clothes/fashion), and be around dope individuals at all times. I appreciate the team taking me in. They think I’m cooler than I actually am, but that’s what family is for. Shop at Madison-USA (promo).

I’m currently sitting in bed wondering what I am going to write about now.

Life in college

School. School. School. What a beautiful place. I remember when I would dread going to school every day, and now I can’t wait to wake up and start the day. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that school is one of the only places where you can look up into the sky, ask yourself what you want to do with your life, make a decision, and then go pursue that exact thing that you want to do with your life. Without school this is so much harder! I apologize to all the grade school/high school classrooms I disrupted in the process to coming to this realization, but here I am.

Ohio State is the land of opportunity, and beautiful people. "I couldn’t ask for a better place to shape me into the person I am becoming." I don’t want this blog to be an OSU fan page so that’s all for OSU. Go Bucks

Soundtrack

So, I listen to music a lot and I listen to all different types of music. My friend Eli told me to listen to Tame Impala about 9 months ago and I finally gave it a chance. Needless to say, I listen to at least 5 Tame songs a day. I’d say right now Tame is my second favorite artist behind Asap Rocky (who I listen to all the time).

When I think of Rocky, there are 3 songs that stick with me: Fine Whine, L$D (check out the music video), and Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye II (honorable mention: Jukebox Joints). In all honesty, there has never been 3 songs that have made me feel how I feel when I listen to these songs. The closest I’ve gotten to those vibes are by Tame! But rocky will forever be superior. I also listen to a shit ton of rap (like a lot of rap), R & B, pop (Katy Perry is undefeated), and anything else you can imagine. The song I am playing the most right now is You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson. When the choir comes in and sings with him, you can feel Mike singing to you! I swear…its crazy. RIP Mike Jackson.

Lyric of the week comes from A$AP Rocky’s song, Max B: “It’s like I lace up my boots and call my troops lately – Traded all my hoodie rap for all my suits lately – I’m 26 but I’ve been living in my youth lately – Pull my wisdom, but I still spit it like my tooth ache me

What I’m Wearing [or not wearing]

Fashion is just getting cooler and better. I’m tired of seeing these weird fake box logo pieces of clothing, that’s just silliness, but fashion is cool, let’s all keep making it cooler.

There’s this one girl I saw in Doc Martens the other day and it was a sick look- definitely a fan, keep it up stunna. My number is 513-5**-****, you know the rest.

Not going to lie, I would cop the Canada Goose, so I’m not hating – "but the Canada Goose jacket has become a status symbol at OSU." It’s okay. I love that you have a (Goose! – Shoutout Cip), but like some of yall don’t even look right in it. If you do buy a Canada Goose jacket, I suggest you get the Carson. Why? Because its name after my boy Carson. Stay warm world.

Changes

"So, I lost my security blanket over break." That security blanket was my credit card. For the last three years of my life I have never worried about really running out of money because worst come worst my parents would bail me out…..now I am on my own. Although I miss my security blanket, I kind of love that now I can go out and grind for myself more and really go get it! Go get it! Working last summer, I have a good financial standing, but now I must be more frugal as my security blanket is gone. I don’t know if I’ll be able to drop big bags at Madison-USA (promo) as much, but I’m definitely going to make sure I can still do what I want when I want. As Adrien Broner (Cincinnati native) said, “I’ve never been okay with being broke.” Oh, I’m not broke by the way. Interesting Quote I read the other day: “Love is somewhat like drugs. The feeling is amazing, but at the end of the day it is pointless” I’m not saying I agree or disagree, I am huge supporter of love, but it is definitely something interesting to think about. "Is love pointless? Eh, who knows."

Keep in Touch

Feel free to tweet at me or message me on Instagram to tell me some things to talk about next week! If you read to this point, I love you, if you didn’t, I guess you’ll never get to see what I just typed. Give me ~feedback~

Instagram: @clydebennettiii

Twitter: @Clyde_Bennett

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