Monday, March 26, 2007

Some Say That Im A Dreamer Because I Talk About It Often (Love Quotes)

"The first duty of love is to listen"
- Paul Tillich

"The emotion, the ecstasy of love, we all want....
but God spare us the responsibility."
- Jessamyn West

"Did you know that true love asks for nothing?
Her acceptance is the way we pay."
- Stevie Wonder

"With every woman
to love a man is to feel that she must
positively know
just where he is going as soon as he is out of her sight."
- F. Marion Crawford

"Love aint simple. How can it be?
Anything worth having you work at annually"
- Common

"Most of us love from our need to love....
....not because we find someone deserving."
- Nikki Giovanni

"When a woman likes to wait on a man...
...that settles it: she loves him."
- E. W. Howe

(Love'll) make ya do right.
(Love'll) make ya do wrong.
(Love'll) make ya come home early.
(Love'll) make ya stay out all night long.
- Al Green

"Love does not express itself on command.
It cannot be called out like a dog to its master merely because one thinks he needs to see it.
Love is autonomous; it obeys only itself."
- Robert C. Murphy

"A great many people fall in love with or feel attracted to a person who offers the least possibility of a harmonious union."
-Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs

"Love is not enough.
It must be the foundation, the cornerstone,
but not the complete structure.
It is much too pliable, too yielding."
- Bette Davis

"True love, it has no hiding place.
It's not something you just put away.
It's always there inside of you and it shows in everything you do"
- Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds

"Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
- Jeanne Moreau

"Love isnt a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical."
- Trey Parker & Matt Stone

"You wont believe what love can do.......til it happens to you!"
- Corinne Bailey Rae

Monday, March 19, 2007

The "My Blood Pressure Just Went Up" List

1. "First of all love/your so called love before me helped to create and shape your distorted image/See every man don't play or even scrimmage/Well that's a lie/but I'm down to try to be that only one/You look to, to make you smile/First you need to check my file/Understand that I played the part of the sterotypical man/and regret the pain I may have left to flame/...But by now we both should know/that it's no longer where ya at/but where we tryin' to go/So do ya background check so I can pass through these borders/and stamp my name on a lil' man or a daughter/C'mon girl" - Pos (De La Soul) "Special"

2. Now thats what Im talking about!

3. And if you didnt read it all...go back and read it dammit

4. Everytime I pray I pray for strength

5. This girl is gonna make me........LAWDJEEZUS GIVE ME STRENGTH!!!

6. And it's not that she's just typical teenage shit

7. But my nerves are bad and my patience is low

8. Sorry Andrea but I cant list back to back to back like that

9. Nobody would read them shits then

10. "I love you....because only my love for you
despite the charms of gravity
keeps me from falling off this Earth
into another dimension
I love you because it is the natural order of things"

-Nikki Giovanni "Resignation"

11. Eternal dopeness!

12. Did Tiffany "New York" Pollard really say in an interview with Blender Magazine that they usta call her 'Dick Breath' in high school?

13. *Insert look of complete and utter disbelief*

14. Is this bitch crazy?

15. WTF kinda world is it where a 14 yr old gets 7 years in jail for shoving someone?

16. How is that possible in 2007?

17. We simply cannot let this ride.....Im on some FREE SHAQUANDA shit for real!

18. "My blood pressure just went up. Let's talk about flowers and springtime 'cause reality is gonna kill me!" - Paula

19. Im witcha P but first.....

20. Let's let the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry know how we feel

21. And the punk ass judge...

Honorable M.C. (Chuck) Superville, Jr.,
Judge Lamar County Courthouse
119 North MainParis, TX 75460
Phone # 903-737-2410 Fax # 903-785-3858

22. Honorable my ass!

23. "Fuck the judge/I got a grudge..." - 2Pac "Outlaw"

24. So it that I am only person with good ass working ears who realizes just how God awful that damn Puffy/Keyshia Cole song is?

25. A man in Germany with a pending divorce literally sawed his house in half and took his half to his brothers house on a flatbed truck

26. I swear Im not making that up

27. "If it's magic.../Then why can't it be everlasting/Like the sun that always shines/Like the poets endless rhymes/Like the galaxies in time/If it's pleasing...Then why can't it be never leaving" - Stevie Wonder "If It's Magic"

28. That song is very quickly climbing my favorite Stevie song list

29. Les where is your Stevie lyric joint? I dont wanna beat you to it

30. When I smoked like 3 cloves that one time all I could think of was how I guess I could kinda understand Les and the clove thing

31. Hell...not long after that I considered buying a pack......but I didnt

32. They were that good, but the alcohol coulda played a part in that too

33. I had to call Angela's teacher to discuss her progress report

34. Dude Im a mu'fuckin parent yo!!!

35. "Responsibility is the price of greatness" - Winston Churchill

36. So Newt Gingrich was creeping while he was trying to get Clinton impeached for creeping with Lewinsky it seems

37. Politics is some ol bullshit yo!

38. I know we're all hypocritical to a degree but still...

39. See how they did Scooter Libby?

40. And that was one of THEIR boys?

41. In case you were wondering....Amy Winehouse officially has my "THE TRUTH" stamp

42. "What kind of fuckery is this?/You made me miss the Slick Rick gig!/You thought I didn't love you when I did/Can't believe you played me out like that...." - Amy Winehouse "Me & Mr. Jones"

43. Am I tripping do I hear shades of Billie, Nina, Erykah and Lauryn in her voice?

44. I was pleasantly surprised at how hot BET's Rip The Runway was

45. However I was not surprised at how bad the Soul Train Awards were

46. Was ANYBODY there?

47. And they couldnt find nobody else to host but Omarion and Letoya Luckett?....the fuck?

48. Shit....did anybody even see the shit but me?

49. Peapod is what's real in the streets

50. Screw the grocery store...that shit is sooooooooo passe'

51. Oh shit...we're going past 50 people. Stick with me....

"Baby you will rise/Limits is the skies/Dont you let nobody fill your head up with their lies/Baby you will rise/Never compromise/Milk and honey's waiting for you on the other side" - Sweetback f/ Amel Larrieux "You Will Rise"

53. As I type this....Im approaching Day 4 of my Master Cleansing/Lemonade Diet

54. You know...water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper?

55. Im not doing it so much to lose weight, but for the cleansing part

56. And honestly it's a great test of my discipline and all...

57....but damn! A nigga just want a single cracker jack, maybe a purple skittle....or just ONE DAMN PINTO BEAN! *sigh*

58. "You bought Camille a drink. Gon and buy them hoes some cheese fries!" - Me

59. I spew some pretty damn good quotes myself, ya know?

60. Still though, it aint nearly as good as April's
"Hoe, stand down!!!"

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Something To Think About

So in my previous blog I posted a piece that I had actually written maybe 4 years ago. The point of it was that there is soooooo much going on in the world around us today that we really shouldnt weigh ourselves down with petty bullshit. And the example of 'light skin girls Vs. dark skin girls' was what I chose to illustrate this b/c that dumb shit usta be the topic of conversations I remember hearing around the way as I was coming up. If that aint the most dumbest, asinine, pettiest shit ever!!! But I'll be damned if mugs didnt miss point completely and actually wonder aloud which I liked more!?!?!!?!?

"We gotta get deeper and not be so shallow" - Angel Grant "Deeper"

Maybe Im just on one b/c I have Angela in my care now and Im just extra sensitive to bullshit going on around me at the moment. Nah...actually I've always been quite aware of things. If anything Angela just upped my shit that much more.

Of course we all know and have heard of the 2 teenage boys in Texas giving the 2 toddlers weed b/c it's been alllllllll over the news. But did you hear about the 21 year old woman in Oskaloosa, Iowa that gave her 20 month old cocaine? ( Now granted she didnt make a videotape of it, but still I watch the news regularly. I woulda thought I woulda heard or seen that story on the news. Do you know where I first heard the story? . Aint that about a bitch?!?! It didnt get as much publicity. Not sure why.

Another item in the news that caught my attention was the story of 15 year old Shaquanda Cotton. She's a black teenager in Paris, Texas that was sentenced to 7 years in a youth prison for shoving a hall monitor at her high school. No prior offenses. No long history of disciplinary problems, but 7 years! What's fucked up is the very same judge that gave her 7 years presided over a case 3 months earlier in which a 14 year old white girl was convicted of arson for burning her family's house down and he gave her probation? WTF?

Open ya eyes yall. It aint as sweet as we thought. I know we got it better than our parents and their parents before them and the such, but it still aint sweet. The playing field still aint leveled. I think PE said 'There's a poison going on'.

Be alert.
Be aware.


Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Lesson In Absurd Pettiness

Man, what the fuck is your problem!!??!!?!?
People are starving around the world
AIDS is sweeping thru the black community like yo mama usta sweep
the living room floor on Saturday afternoons
Im STILL young, black and male
which means my chances of being murdered (by the police or ANYONE else for that matter)
are STILL better than everybody else's
Unemployment is a bitch!
The cost of living is a bigger one
The man wont take his proverbial foot out my neck
and Bush's punk ass wont stop deploying troops to Iraq!!!
All this shit going on in the world
and you got the nerve to ask me
if I like light skinned girls or dark skinned girls better?!!?!?

Monday, March 05, 2007

The "Helenova's Lemon Cake " List

1. "when i die i hope no one who ever hurt me cries
and if they cry i hope their eyes fall out
and a million maggots that had made up their brains
crawl from the empty holes and devour the flesh
that covered the evil that passed itself off as a person
that i probably tried to love" - Nikki Giovanni "When I Die"

2. Powerful, right?

3. I think I totally fucking despise the word 'chillaxin'

4. So Mike Jones is back it seems.....

5. ....and yup he's still very very terrible

6. "Who am I to judge ones perspective?/Though some of that shit yall pop...I aint relating/If I dont like it I dont like it/That dont mean that Im hating" - Common "The 6th Sense"

7. Did Janity really find my Mary from ANTM for me?

8. Janity I tell ya....between the silverware and now Mary I am forever in your debt

9. Speaking of ANTM.....Did ol girl really say that she let her girl borrow her weave, but then had to borrow it back so that she could wear it on the show?

10. Nah...she didnt really say that shit on TV, did she?

11. "You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats those who can do nothing for him." - Chuck Swindoll

12. Okay this probable dyslexia thing is kinda scaring me now

13. I mean I dont say I probably have dyslexia to be cute but Im having waaaaaaay too many typos and the such as of late

14. Why'd Mickey and Steven have to go and knock over Helenova's lemon cake anyways?

15. Bastards!

16. The simple fact is that I cant be everything to everyone no matter how are I try

17. And whenever I get that through my big head it wont be too soon

18. "Who gives a shit? Where's the literature? Gimme some verbiage hoe!!" - April

19. Dude my friends have the best random quotes ever!

20. And I love quoting you crazy MF's

21. How the hell does Anna Nicole get buried before James Brown and James died a full 2 months before she did?!?!?!?!?

22. And who the hell is her babydaddy any damn ways?

23. In This Week in NIGGERDOM....Pro football player Adam "Pacman" Jones decides to 'make it rain' on 'em at a Vegas strip club during All-Star weekend by bringing a GLAD BAG full of money

24. Of course all hell breaks loose when he starts throwing all this money and 3 people end up shot

25. I wish I were making that up!

26. Geli's date said he doesnt believe in outer space or dinosaurs b/c he cant see it

27. "Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever" - Margaret Cho

28. Sending me random Stevie lyrics via text will always make me smile

29. How dope is it that Les never tires of my sometimes endless mushiness?

30. This Amy Winehouse chick might-could be the truth

31. Dont worry....I'll figure out a way to get us in there

32. I think I have a problem with the lyric 'I can do for you what Martin did for the people'

33. Martin who? I know you not talking about that Martin!

34. No B....actually I dont think you can chica

35. "I know Im ahead of my time/but Im behind on my rent/Asking Kanye for money just to pay on my gas bill/He ask me for it back/'Nigga brush up on ya math skills/Nothing + Zip = Zero!'/He couldnt relate/That nigga aint been broke since 'H to the Izzo'" - Rhymefest "Devil's Pie"

36. Morgan is sooooo gonna win the pretty baby contest

37. I peeped all the competition and they aint got jack on 'Lil Mo'

38. Would yall think I was crazy if I said Ive just made the goal of winning an Oscar, a Tony, a Emmy and a Grammy?

39. That and teaching myself to play acoustic guitar and piano

40. Can you say 'Tension so thick you have to cut it with a chainsaw'?

41. Between Angela burning the fuck outta that Rice-A-Roni and BA's soupy ass, needing a strainer Hamburger Helper....I dunno which of these fools is the worst cook

42. So is Musiq's "Buddy" like the sequel to "Jusfriends"?

43. As men we were taught to hold it in/That's why we don't know how 'til we're older men/If love is a place I'ma go again/At least now, now I know to go within...../It's a place I got to be/Loving you is loving me/How beautiful love can be/Gotta reach that frequency/Loving you is loving me/...Some say that Im a dreamer 'cuz I talk about it often..." - Common "Love Is"

44. Paula should be on Barack Obama's campaign staff

45. Just as long as his winning doesnt come down to her beating anyone at checkers ;)

46. I dont suppose doing my taxes online by myself was so bad

47. Still woulda rather had someone else do that shit though

48. And no Simone did not call me to see if I was okay b/c I didnt log onto myspace for a couple days

49. Remember?......Im a functioning addict

50. "When you look like a hobo and wail and flail like a hopeless bum...if you don't have one, you need a banjo. Chick had a banjo!" - Fanai