Saturday, December 31, 2005

2005 In A Nutshell


[P E O P L E]

1. Best friend/s? Dave, Jax, Los, Zell, Keish, Di
2. Best boyfriend/girlfriend? N/A
3. Lost any friends? Some niggas did disappear on me......
4. Gained any friends? Yes! All over the place!!!
5. Met a new good friend? A few

[P L A C E S]
1. Went out of the country? Yes - Jamrock!
2. How many times on an airplane? I cant remember....I did hella-traveling
3. Road trips? Actually the Lou
4. Moved? Thankfully no.

[Y O U]
1. Have you changed? I would hope so in a whole year
2. New look? so much I dont think.
3. Any new addictions? My compulsive obsessive ass? I wont even list them.
4. Biggest conflict this year? Keep trying to win her back or move on?
5. Most depressed time this year? Post breakup.

[L O V E]
1. Did you fall in love? Nope
2. Did you get heartbroken? LOL...oh Lordy.
3. Who was your summer love? I wish
4. How many boyfriends/girlfriends this year? 10 minus 10 equal........
5. Favorite date? I went to the movies by myself for the first time this year to see 'Crash'. I stopped at the Walgreens and bought some candy and Vitamin Water to sneak in.

[S E A S O N S]
1. Favorite Season? Fall
2. Least favorite season? Winter
3. Good birthday? Not bad at all. Indy the weekend leading up to, then Cali the weekend after.
4. Any snow this year? It's Chicago fool!
5. Highest temperature? What? Like 102 or some shit?

[F I N A L Q U E S T I O N S]
1. Snuck out? From who? Im a grown ass man dog!
2. Met someone who will change ur life? Yup
3. Kept your resolution? I half-assed them.
4. Got arrested? Wouldnt that mean I got caught? LOL. Hell no!
5. Had a first something? Yup
6. Drank Alcohol? Is water wet?
7. Smoked weed/drugs? I did hit the bud a few time this year.
8. Did anything illegal? The Teej? Noooooooo! Never!
9. Kissed a boy/girl? A girl? yes? A boy? Teej straight like horse hair!
10. Had a crush? When am I not crushing on someone
11. Liked someone who didn't like you? Who doesnt like The Teej? Okay....lemme stop!
12. Lost a family member? Thankfully no.
13. Got bad grades? I did get wrote up a few times at work. Does that count?
14. Got suspended? Nope
15. Moved states? Nope
16. Got a myspace? Uh huh
17. Learned an instrument? I've been playing "my instrument" alot more this year w/o a girlfriend.
18. Started a band?In my head
19. Spent over 1 million dollars? I wish
20. Went streaking? All the time in my apartment
21. Done something you shouldn't have? LOL. Is eggshell white?
22. Kept a secret? Yes
23. Told a secret? Not that I can recall
24. Done something you totally regret? Mmmm.....not so much
25. Changed your view on things? Despite my stubbornness....I have.


Friday, December 30, 2005

I Sat Down & Got Wrote Up!

On some Rosa Parks shit....who would think sitting down would bring so much 'mu'fuckin ruckus' like Wu Tang's first album? So just like I predicted in my previous blog....I got wrote up! Yup! For why? For sitting down in the middle of the night behind the desk of my EMPTY ass hotel!

Apparently my GM got on some ol secret service shit by circling the block a couple times and peering in the lobby window to see what we were doing before he decided to casually stroll in during the 5am hour. Now my overnight shift is 11pm-7am. So yeah.....minimal guest interaction during these hours. So what if I get a bar stool from the restaurant and sit down for the most of the shit? I invite upper mgmt. to work this shift repeatedly and not be tempted to sit down. It's different in the day. In the day you got people bustling about, you are going to and fro handling shit and etc. But overnight? Nothing! Your ass is just sitting there!

What the fuck ever dude!

I'll tell you this fucking feet are killing me! Im standing in this bitch, shifting the weight from one foot to the other, shoes is off and the whole nine. Im maaaaaad irritable right now. This is some ol monkey ball bullshit right here!

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Some Stuff

* I think the MBB (Mexican Bus Boys) were at it again. In fact I know them fuckers were. If you are new around here and dont know the story of the MBB's....I blogged about it awhile ago. Basically sometimes when Im in the locker room changing for work the MBB's be in there talking shit about me in spanish. Little do they know I took 2 years of espanol. I may not be able to keep up with them....but I be picking out key phrases and piecing sentences together...albeit 20 minutes later, but still!! Today I heard some about 'pork chop' and 'punta'. Maybe I be on some paranoid and/or ignorant shit...but if THEY AINT talking about me, why cant they speak that shit in English, huh?

*My General Mgr came in the hotel around 5:30am today. I mean he's the GM of the hotel and I suppose that entitles him to drop in on it whenever he feels inclined. However, the thing is at 5:30am we be chilling! We got stools out, the satelite station that plays all over the hotel is changed from the boring big band shit (and/or seasonal music). Dont get me wrong....we dont have Biggie or even Mos Def or nothing blaring thru the hotel. I usually put it on the' Love Songs' station. They play a good mix of new and old R&B and typical Lite FM shit. Anyways to say our GM caught us offguard is an understatement. Im sure there are write up a-coming!

*I got 17 comments on my last blog!! That may not be alot to most of you, but damn Gina it's alot to me. I appreciate the love good people. Continue to tell somebody that knows somebody about ol Teejie here.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Said To Guest/Said In My Head

Said to guest: Wow! Quail Eggs? You're gonna have to give me a minute to track those down for you.

Said in my head: You want me to help you find a specialty store that sales quail eggs? Are you out your fucking mind? You think this is how I wanna spend my day? Fuck you and your quail eggs nukka! Regular eggs aint good enough for you? Get the fuck on with that bullshit!!!

Said to guest: Well the box office is all sold out so that pretty much only leaves us the option of independent ticket brokers. And as you know they usually charge double or sometimes even triple the face value. I can check with them to see whats available and give you a call back.

Said in my head: 5 Wicked Tickets for today?!?!?! LOL. Yeah right! Tough luck nigga! THAT shit aint gon happen. You need to start making alternate plans now. Why dont you go ice skating or some shit? Even if I could find some tickets they'd probably be double or triple the face value. But your dumb ass would pay for them anyways, wouldnt you?

Said to guest: You must be referring to the Harold Washington Library.'s on the corner of State and Congress, however it is closed today unfortunately. Yes Im pretty sure. I can call over and double check for you if you like. Yes sir they are indeed closed.

Said in my head: If you dont get your ol touristy ass the fuck outta my face! This aint the day! Are you deaf? You dont speak english or something? I said the corner of State and Congress fool! Thataway nigga...thataway!!! Oh so....what? Im lying? They are closed!!! Christmas was yesterday! I saw on the news that all Federal and City buildings were gonna be closed. You know what? Im gon call and let the answering machine tell me that they are closed just to apease yo stupid ass!!!

Said to guest: Oh? For the restaurant? Just step inside the cafe and see the hostess. The restroom? You'd take this elevator down to level B.

Said in my head: Now dont you see the big ass sign on this desk that says 'CONCIERGE'? So then why the fuck is your ig'nant ass assuming that I am hosting for the restaurant? Do you see the restaurant to your left? Dont you see the hostess stand right the fuck there! Vamanos nukka! Didnt the server and/or hostess just point you to the restroom? So then why do you need reassurance by time you walk the 10 feet from the restaurant to the concierge desk? Why? Can you tell me that? Are you really that stupid? No...seriously......are you?

*As you all may be able to tell.....I really love my job!

Friday, December 23, 2005

5 Random Things (Tagged by Dee Dee)

So I have to list 5 random things about me, then name 5 tagees. Not a problem. This tag seems simple enough. This is a cake walk actually. DeeDee you must be sweet on ol Teej....throwing me this candy! lol

1. Im almost pretty sure I want a girlfriend again. I think I got this now. I know where I fucked up. It was all pretty fucking preventable. Pretty stupid on my part. But then again...I said almost dammit!

2. I liked baby food up until I was about 7 yrs old. I can remember getting in trouble for basically stealing my little cousin's baby food. I dont think I stole shit like mashed peas or nothing. But the applesauce and anything else sweet got ganked/gaffled/cuffed and all that!

3. I know it seems like Im some playboy relishing the fact that I have bachelorhood and all. But deep down....I really wanna settle down and possibly start a family. Im a bit envious of my married friends and those in LTR's

4. I had sexual experiences waaaaaaaaaaay too early. Hint : I hadnt made double digits yet. Damn ON-TV corrupted my young impressionable mind!!! Add to the fact I was lil slick ass getting away with shit with my mama none the wiser...........bad bad bad!

5. I participated in trying to kill my babysitter when I was about 10 or so. We HATED Michelle! She was a direct descendant of the devil as far as we (my brother, my cousin and I) were concerned. We threw away her medication that was in the 'frig. (In hindsight I think it was some vaginal cream or something but Im not sure.) We took it out back and threw it like as far down the alley as humanly possible. We also put some bleach in the glass of water she asked one of us to get for her. She didnt drink it though. Said it looked too soapy.

Okay...thats my 5 random things/facts about me. The following people have been tagged.

1. InsanelySane
2. Lesley
3. Janity
4. Reese
5. Maisha

Wednesday, December 21, 2005



My brother dun found him an apartment! He even signed the lease this past Monday.

Fuck the dumb shit....Im throwing a naked party in honor of my being able to roam my apartment completely ass naked after 3 1/2 months!!!

Yall are welcome to come, but if not I will enjoy my butt booty nakedness all by myself.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

The "4 Days In The Making" List

*I'm all better peoples. Thanks for all the well wishing*

1. "Take your time baby/dont you rush a thing/Dont you know I know/we all are struggling?/ I know it is hard/but we will get by/and if you dont believe in me/just believe in He" - Mary J. Blige "My Life"
2. I have a sickness
3. My sickness is I'd rather buy music than clothes
4. Dude I need new gear bad!
5. My mommy broke her arm at work last week
6. She just had surgery to fix it
7. Our last name is Armour, and it aint pronounced 'Omar' like that dumb nurse kept saying it
8. Did I mention that Im dead broke?
9. Think that stopped me from copping that Freddie Jackson album at Borders?
10. I just had to though.......It was $4!!!!!
11. In Teejland.....Music=Crack
12. Here comes Loreal
13. 2006 is a-coming yall!
14. Yall betta be ready b/c Im is!
15. Di? 'Reeny? Yall ready to do the damn thing?
16. So the smoking ban has been approved in Chicago

17. And then they just threw a $.20 cent increase on cigarettes
18. Ha ha!!.....*Teej laughs at the smokers*
19. "C'mon baby light my fire/Everything you drop is so tired/Music is supposed to inspire/ How come we aint getting no higher?" - Lauryn Hill "Superstar"
20. My lists arent so random
21. I be having paragraphs broken up by these numbers
22. This bike has got to leave my bedroom!

23. In spite of my brokeness the first thing Im gonna buy when I get paid is some custom running shoes from Fleet Feet
24. Im tired of bruising my feet by running in non-running shoes
25. Mariah's new song "Dont Forget About Us" reminds me of KK
26. Oh please know that she will make a 'I miss my baby' song on your ass in a hot minute
A. "Dont Forget About Us"
B. "We Belong Together"
C. "I Still Believe"
D. "Always Be My Baby"
E. "Love Takes Time"
F. "I'll Be There" (Remake)
27. And that's off the top of my head
28. Is it weird that "Reunited" by Peaches and Herb came on as I was typing that Mariah part?
29. We will have the show available to view online soon!
30. Any of you people out there knew I did a TV show here?
31. KD Aubert was hella cool.
32. The pics came out nice.
33. A digital camera sure would come in handy
34. I think Ms. Marvelous is gonna be a good friend
35. The child brought me applesauce just cause!
36. "We probably in hell already/Our dumb asses not knowing/Everybody kissing ass to go heaven/and aint going/Put my soul on it!/Im fighting devil niggas daily/Plus the media be crucifying brothas severely" - Makaveli aka 2Pac "Blasphemy"
37. No Treo or Blackberry for me
38. Them student loan bitches made it a point to see to that shit
39. Punk asses!
40. Why does he think I wanna continuously hear about his trife love life?
41. I dont want to get another email accountt but gmail is soooooo tempting
42. Hello Evie
43. You and me sugah....You and me!

44. I dunno what I thought I was saving that rum for
45. But that aint how I imagined drinking it
46. Why wont Randy, Marlon and Tito do their own BBD-esque group and stop playing?
47. How is it possible to be this sentimental?
48. "Love is.......a feeling you've met before in a previous life." - Love is... Comic Strip
49. Im gon get my Ossie and Ruby love
50. And you can pat ya stomach to that shit!
51. *wink*

Thursday, December 15, 2005

A VERY Ignorant Thought

And I know that God dont like ugly.....and I try to not let ignorance rear it's ugly head anywhere near me....but when it's 6:46am...and you get off at 7am.....and you've pretty much only got like 4 hours of sleep in the last 32 hours....and it's apparent that none of your fucking co-workers are gonna be here on time to relieve you'll have to stay maybe 15 minutes later....and you are fighting off a cold but are losing the battle horribly.....and the fucking wake up call clock keeps going off....and the dumb bitch in Rm 1205 hangs up on you before you can give your complete, required but yet dumb wake up call speech.....well....quiet simply.....this asian lady who just checked out....and is standing in the lobby blabbering away on her cell phone in her native language....that shit sounds like noise dog!.....plain and simple noise dog!

needless to say Im irritated, restless and ret ta get the fuck up outta here. Im irritable when Im literally sick and tired. i cant help it.

but again forgive me for my ignorance. im really a much nicer person (re: not so ignorant) when im completely healthy and well rested. really i am.........

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

When The Man Digs His Foot Into Your Neck!

How a nigga gon choke you, all the while charging you for air (which of course you need to live), but you aint got no money to buy air b/c you cant work b/c this nigga wont stop choking you!?!?

The Federal government is fucking me right now. And they purposely left the vaseline at the crib! In fact they didnt even think to bring any. They wanted this to be a real long hard fuck!

I dont understand how they preach to us since we were grade schoolers of how we gotta go to college so that we can get good jobs and be something or whatever. But they make college sooooooo fucking expensive. To the point where if you arent from a very well off family YOU WILL leave college and enter the workforce (if you are lucky!) owing the government thousands of dollars, but you can barely pay them back (if at all) b/c the cost of living isnt decreasing! The shit is a hustle yo! A straight pyramid ass hustle. This makes nooo sense. No wonder Kanye was on some 'College Dropout' shit.

Pardon me if I ramble....but Im a little heated. I just cut a deal with this same federal government. Only this deal means that aint gon be no Christmas for no one I know though. If I tell this nigga that I make in the ballpark of $2400 per month BEFORE is he gon slide me in this repayment program with a down payment of $6000? BITCH, FROM WHERE!?!?!? You think I got 6 stacks just chilling in my closet or some shit? No I cant go try to get a loan! Remeber Im in default!!!! Aint no bank gon loan me no money b/c I defaulted on my student loan. So I cant borrow the money to get the default cleared! I appreciate your working with me and offering to cut the $6000 in half to $3000. That's really nice of you. But lemme tell you something Virgil........As we speak (running up my daytime minutes inevitably costing me more money nonetheless) my checking account is $-48. Got it? So no....I dont have $3000!! Oh what's that Virgil? You can probably let me in the program if I agree to pay $500 per month for the next 3 months and $225 every month thereafter for a total of 12 months? Well......I guess I wont eat til March...but if it will clear this default from my credit report and sway the man to ease up on my neck a bit......I guess I'll have to run with that.

To anyone looking for a Christmas gift from dear ol Teej.....Christmas is closed!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

So Long Rich! 1940-2005


"You have to have lived. You've got to have paid some dues. I had some great things and I had some bad things. The best and the worst... In other words, I had a life." - Richard Pryor

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

All Thanks To Nikki

Nikki you are alright with me! And to think....Reese, DeeDee or Namelia was about to get my password and do it for me b/c I was about to wash my hand of it! But then again them heifers strike me as kinda shifty so I dunno.....LOL!

A Little Help Here?

I often say that I have to be one of the smartest stupid people ever to walk the earth. So here's the deal.....I dont know how to post my photo in my profile here on blogger. Apparently the shit aint that hard b/c everyone else has theirs up 'cept for my dumb ass. So could SOMEBODY walk me thru it please?

Saturday, December 03, 2005

The "All Over The Place" List

1. " might see me joggin/you might see me walkin/You might see me walkin a dead rottweiler dog with it's head chopped off in the park with a spiked collar/hollerin at him cause the son of a bitch won't quit barkin!" - Eminem "Marshall Mathers"
2. Deliciously evil insane genius
3. The Marshall Mathers LP was an angry album
4.I listened to it as I washed the dishes
5. I realize it's probably prevented me from committing at least 3 homicides
6. "I'm anti-Backstreet and Ricky Martin/with instincts to kill N'Sync/don't get me started/ These fuckin brats can't sing/and Britney's garbage/What's this bitch retarded?/Gimme back my sixteen dollars/All I see is sissies in magazines smiling/Whatever happened to wildin' out and bein violent?/Whatever happened to catchin a good-ol' fashioned/passionate ass-whoopin/ and gettin your shoes coat and your hat took'n?" - Eminem "Marshall Mathers"
7. I could go on but I digress....
8. It's been 3 months
9. Please believe my brother and I are about to have a talk
10. Dammit I wanna walk around naked again
11. Why is Al Sharpton trying to get his own sitcom?
12. I dont want him to get it
13. I do want Stanley 'Tookie' Williams to get clemency though
14. I used to be so pro-death eye for eye
15. But now I dunno if does any good other than for revenge purposes
16. "Aye dawg what's some good websites I can go to look at some ass?" - My Co-worker Daniel
17. Because I would know?
18. ....the fuck?
19. Lesley has the best quotes on her lists about improving your life and the such
20. I, in turn have aggressive Eminem lyrics
21. LMAO
22. They fired the new black dude who was supposed to take over the night audit after only 4 days!
23. Now who knows when I'll get off the nightshift!
24. All I've heard thus far was he was 'creepy'
25. That's some bullshit Alonzo!
26. Brothers cant catch a break!
27. I listened to Joss Stone's "Right To Be Wrong" like 6 times in a row
28. "I got a right to be wrong/been held down too long/ I might be singing outta key/ but it sure feels good to me!" - Joss Stone "Right To Be Wrong"
29. Her package made my week
30. The picture is sitting on my desk
31. It makes me smile....and blush I do admit
32. How anyone can have partners in a business and think they dont have to compromise is totally beyond me
33. "My shit always works sometimes!!"
34. "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
35. No need to page Janity...she called

36. The universe musta told ya I was thinking about ya
37. I just met Goapele!!!!!!
38. I am sooooo geeked
39. She is sooooooooo beautiful
40. And I got a picture....SCORE!!!!
41. If I hear one more fucking version of 'Santa Baby' Im gon snap!
42. I usta like the damn song......but shit this is ridiculous
43. Why would I drink before going in for an overnight shift?
44. Because Im stupid thats why
45. Im one of the stupidest smart people in the history of the world
46. No Im not addicted to myspace
47. "Beef is not what Jay said to Nas/Beef is when the working class cant get jobs/Beef is when a gangsta aint doing it right/and other gangsta's decide what to do with his life/Beef is when a golddigger gotcha seed in her/with a manicured hand out like 'pay me nigga!'/And all your little kids is doing is getting bigger/you trying not raise 'em around these wild niggas/Beef is not what Ja said to 50/Beef is Weldon Irvine not being here with me/When a soldier takes his own life with his gun/Beef is trying to figure out what to tell his son/Beef dont come with a radio edit/Some beef is big/and some beef is small/But what yall call beef/is not beef at all!" - Mos Def "Beef"
48. One of the realest raps ever!
49. This list is going past 50.
50. I dunno what Im gon do for New Years
51. This 'break' is stupid to me I think
52. What is she trying to prove?
53. "....attackin the system/the blacks and latins in prison/They numbers in prison/they're victims lacking the vision/Shit and all they got is rappin to listen to/I let them know we missin you/the love is unconditional/Even when the condition is critical/and the living is miserable/Your position is pivotal/I ain't bullshittin you/Now, why would I lie?" - Talib Kweli "Get By"
54. "But if he's locked in the penetentiary/send him some energy/They all winners to me" - Jay Z "Ballad For The Fallen Soldier"
55. I have to write my peoples

56. And maybe some unsuspecting people I know locked up too
57. Im sure they could use the energy
58. Trying to decide between a Blackberry or a Treo for a xmas present to myself
59. Pretty vain aint I?
60. We have to be back on TV as close to the top of the new year as possible.
61. Idleness is bullshit!
62. My mind is kinda clouded
63. Not neccesarily thinking clear
64. Maybe some weed will help.
65. LMAO!!!!!!
66. "Keep playing!/You gon find me in ya lobby blunted/and I dont even smoke nigga/Aint no joke!" - Jay Z "Ride or Die"
67. You mention a couple restaurants in the paper and they love you
68. How about them Bears?
69. Im ready to put in some "It's been 7 days and the same clothes/niggas aint scared to hustle" work
70. I think I want a girlfriend again
71. At least some days I do.....really really bad
72. But then I know I still need time
73 "I get so lonely lonely lonely/ I feel all by myself up here...." - Erykah Badu "Ye Yo"
74. Gummy Life Savers is my candy of the moment
75. Oh what to get these people for Xmas
76. "Now back up! Put the gun down! And give me a pack of Tropical Fruit Bubblelicious!....And some Skittles!!!"

Saturday, November 26, 2005

More Night Audit Craziness!

I tell you about crazy ass white people! It's an hour into my shift. This possibly french white dude comes in, says he wants to call up to a room. Okay, nothing outta the ordinary. So I ask what's the guests name? He gives me a name that aint in my system. I tell him I dont have a guest under that name. We repeat this about 3 more times. Now the whole time Im getting a weird vibe from dude but I dunno why. So after the 4th wrong name he gives me the 'one second' finger. Then he reaches in his inside pocket. Of course I think gun, my adrenaline starts pumping, but son pulls out his address book and sits in the lobby while he searches for whatever name. He comes back like 2 minutes later and asks me about 3 more wrong ass names. Then it's gets crazy. He then asks me for MY name? I, by my smart-ass nature kinda glance down at my big ass name tag before I look back him. I said in a very 'What the fuck is wrong with your crazy ass?' tone 'My name? It's Anthony'. And this fucker replies 'Anthony whooooooooooo'. And yes he stresses the 'whooooooo' part. So now Im thinking 'Dude, what the fuck?'.

Now the whole time my co-worker Daniel who is 6'4 and about 300 pounds is standing about 5 feet away from me trying to keep from laughing. Daniel usually shoos the crazies away. I guess he was enjoying this shit and wanted to see where it would go. I on the other hand am just waiting for him to be like 'Alright dude you gotta get go'. So anyways...crazy french dude starts trying to do some staredown trance thingy with me. I swear this nigga stares directly into my eyes for like 45 seconds or some shit. So the thought pops in my head 'Is this fucker trying to hypnotize me?'. I really dont think it could happen, but I break eye contact with him nonetheless. Anxious to get some sorta dialouge popping off again I ask him could he possibly have the wrong hotel. He then looks as if a light bulb goes off in his head and starts to walk away. Im ready to wipe my brow on some 'that was a close one shit', but son wasnt finished. He gets to the door, turns around to face me and asks if I believe in the holy spirits?!?!?!!? 'ARE YOU SHITTING ME? ARE YOU ABOUT TO BLOW THE BLOCK TO SMITHEREENS?' At this point my heart is really pumping. Im scared to say yes b/c Im thinking this nigga is gonna say 'Good!' and press a button on his coat or some shit and that be the end of this section of Chicago. So I try to stall. I really wanna run though. I ask him what he said and he repeats 'Do you believe in the holy spirits'? So Im turning to Daniel like 'Do you believe this shit? and this nigga still trying not bust out laughing. But Im not finding shit funny. So I turn back to dude and slooooooooowly say 'Yea' and then he gives me the two air guns and goes 'Boop' and turns and walks out!

I figure he had to be high off coke or x or some shit. I wish I had the time to make this shit up, but I really dont. This night is making me glad Im getting off the overnight shift in about a month. I've had my fill of the late night crazies!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving?

Damn...are the majority of our holidays bullshit or what? I was already thinking about blogging something with this same sentiment but Lesley beat me to it on myspace. So Im just gon cut and paste what she said....

"The "Pilgrims" and "Indians" did not have this lovely sit down feast in 1621 complete with clean clothes, delicious turkey, squash, and potatoes. No... no way. The "settlers" ambushed and killed at least 700 Native Americans on one particular occaission and feasted to celebrate. The governer condoned and supported this action..therefore the founding of "Thanksgiving." Please let's not also forget the diseases the "trailblazing pioneers" brought from England and spread to the Native Americans such as small pox, influenza, and a form of the bubonic plague. Between sickness and murder they pretty much destroyed an entire race of people. Ignorace is bliss they say. I say no thanks to that bullshit."

I, on the other hand, in addition to 'honoring the culture and spirits of the beautiful people who were wiped off of the face of the earth by greedy and evil individuals', will be saying thankful prayers to the Most High for the blessings bestowed upon myself, my family and friends.

*All words italicized are by the homie Lesley (b/c she be knowing some shit! *smile*)

Oh and check the link......

Monday, November 21, 2005

Cee-Lo and Phonte say......

Cee-Lo said....

Its such a blessing when my eyes
Get to see the sunrise
Im ready to begin
Another chance to get further away from where I've been
But I'll never forget
Everything I went through....I appreciate the shit!
Cuz if I had of went and took the easy way
I wouldnt be the strong nigga that I am today
Everything that I did was different than what I was told
Just ended up being food for my soul

And Phonte' of Little Brother said....

Each day's another chance to do the things I could've
Done the day before, but I didn't and I known I should've
So I say a prayer for the gone for gooders
Who left this world, then kiss my girl "good mornin', suga"
Another sunrise..and as much as I would love
To roll over on you I cannot do it because
The good Lord I prayed to him
And he said..."Niggaz is listenin' now"
So I better have something to say to 'em
This is the price that I pay for this music
And every word that I write is a testament to it
And if I had to go back, I wouldn't change a thing
Wouldn't re-cut it, re-edit, or change a frame
'Cause it would not be fair, to turn my back on the struggle
When that exact same hustle got me here
I survived far too much now to ever let up.....

And I believe them both!

Saturday, November 19, 2005

The 'I Was Just Starting To Have Fun...Are You Sure It's Time To Leave Cali?' List

1. No sleep for almost 2 days prior to the plane ride
2. America West has NOOOO leg room
3. Even in the Emergency Exit aisle
4. Tashie scooped me from the airport
5. "Take me to the nearest Carl's Jr. dammit!"
6. Carl's Jr. is what's real in the streets
7. Carl's Jr. also will send the 'itis' for your ass!!!
8. Slept all the rest of Saturday and most of Sunday
9. No Vibe Awards afterparties for me
10. Meet up with She-Ra for lunch
11. What did I have to drink again?
12. It had me niiiiiiiice
13. Then this child decides she wants a nose piercing
14. Tashie your hospitality was second to none!!!
15. I like KoreaTown
16. I'd move there

17. Clo you know we are beyond crazy right?
18. The 'popcorn chicken' from KFC was disgusting
19. Do me a favor Clo?
20. Stay off the damn curb, okay? :)
21. So silly me thought the seared tuna would be cooked!
22. Needless to say I was more than surprised when it was brought to the table
23. I ate it all....with chopsticks to boot!
24. And that old lady turned out NOT to be Betty White
25. Glad I realized before I went and asked for a picture
26. I finally met Reese's crazy ass
27. Why'd she have to scream when I came outside
28. What am I? of The Beatles or something?
29. I had to call Dee-Dee with Reese in the car
30. Feeling better yet mi amor?
31. Reese I really do think homie draw all those pictures INSIDE the Denny's
32. Oh shit...Bokeem Woodbine is on my flight outta LAX
33. Yo....son scares me!
34. On screen, off screen, whatever
35. He dont have to worry about noooo problems outta me
36. Risha is crazy!
37. We had the best time doing absolutely nothing!
38. But dont be taking me to South Central LA w/o warning
39. Maybe I've seen 'Menace' and 'Boyz N Tha Hood' one too many times
40. But when I start seeing the streets 'Normandie, Crenshaw, Florence, etc.'.....
41. .....I get a little tense.
42. I need to mentally prepare for that type shit!
43. Sorry about the repeated toilet seat fiasco Tashie
44. Can you tell I havent lived with a woman in awhile?
45. But I was rather efficient with taking the trash out, no?
46. Hanging with Peppur and the cast was the shit
47. That's the type of shit I should been doing more of
48. And to think I only saw 4 or 5 friends
49. Why'd I come to a malfunctioning computer?
50. What this nigga dun done to my shit while I was away?
51. I tell you about niggas!!!
52. Im sure this list could be alot longer
53. I just did it off the top of my head
54. I think I will pull up now though
55. Thanks again to all who made my LA trip the shit!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dodging The Pyramids

"Are you interested in learning how you can make extra income?"

And that's how you know you are being pulled into a pyramid scheme. That one sentence or some variation there of it! I'd say on a whole.....I average about 6 or 7 pyramid attempts per year. Maybe it's my laidback demeanor or my babyface or my mild manneredness...but for some reason it seems EVERYONE thinks they can sell me a bridge in Brooklyn! No fucker! I dont need an extra bridge. Especially in Brooklyn when I live in Chicago. Plus I'd have no place to put the damn thing!

So anyways it really sucks with the pyramid pullers are family, freinds and/or associates!! Cuz now you gotta worry about this bastard feeling some kinda way if and when you turn they shit down. The time before last I called a friend who I went to college with to wish her a happy birthday. Would you believe the heifer tried to suck me into her pyramid scheme on her birthday yo!!!! Who does that? So I think I managed to successfully shake that one off.

Which leads me to today. A friend who I went to college with pretty much called outta the blue. Said he wanted to meet with me to discuss bringing me in on a project he was working on. I shoulda known when I didnt get many details. He was just anxious to meet soon. Yeah okay! So this whole time Im think he's putting together some type of something and he's probably gonna want me to contribute in the form of videotaping and/or broadcasting whatever it is. WRONG!

First of all...I agree to meet with dude at 10am when I know I get off at 7am. Which means I slept from 7:30am-9:30am. So Im on short sleep. Then I get to the meeting and this fool starts with some sorta survey. "What are your financial plans for the next 5 years?" "Are you happy with your current career?" So now Im thinking....."Oh shit! I KNOW son didnt get me up here to sell me some shit!?!!?!?. Nah son...this cant be life. This cant be love. There's gotta be more. This cant be us!" But sure enough as Im not commonly referred to as 'Teej' son turns his laptop around to show me a powerpoint presentation on his Pyramid/Financial Planning company. And the funny this is I got a peek at the script that he was reading from that he tried to personalize. It's like damn dude..."I dunno what you take as me /or try to underestimate the intelligence that TJ has / Im from rags to riches nigga / I aint dumb..."

So I let my man go thru his lil presentation. No Im not gonna refer any other names and numbers to you. Im not a contributor to the pyramid! No I probably wont get down with 'financial opprotunities' presented to me. I simply dont have the energy for alla that man. Of course I didnt tell him all this though. To prevent, on his part, any furthering sale tactics I simply took the info, told him I'd look over and I'll get back to him on it.

.....waking me up out my sleep with this bullshit.......

The Blog About Absolutely Nothing

I just havent been in a blogging kinda mood. Having been reading nor writing them (except for Lists. I like doing Lists....although I feel like I be beating yall over the head with them. Darn you Lesley *smile*) Not sure of when the funk will end. It's like something is clogging my blogging (check the rhime!) ability. It aint like I aint had shit to blog about. LIFE is blog material! I think my laziness with writing has spilled over to my blog life. Oh well.....I dunno even know why I feel the need to endlessly apologize. Dammit it's my blog I'll blog in the shit if and when I feel like it. And dammit...the next time I feel like blogging I will. So there!

Told yall this shit was about absolutely nada!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

The 'Coming Back From Indiana' List

1. I got my blueberry pancakes dammit!
2. They were ‘what’s real in the streets’
3. All of Lesley’s cooking was ‘real in the streets’
4. So much so….folks took doggy bags home!
5. Loreal is the cutest!
6. I hope she had a great time this weekend
7. I think she did
8. Who’s idea was the park after the club?
10. …..til the hail came down
11. How absurd was it that our grown asses took cover in the sliding board thingy?!!?
12. I don’t care what none of yall say….
13. …The Meatball Band kicked ass!!!
14. Especially with their cover of “867-5309 (Jenny)”
15. Who knew that Indy was so country?
16. So much so that “Choppa Style” would get play in the club?
17. And niggas would lose their mind?
18. Im sure I was the only one who STOPPED dancing when that bullshit came on.
19. Was I wrong for demanding my Hennessey be put in something OTHER than a martini glass?
20. I mean really….cognac in a martini glass?
21. That’s absurd!
22. Plus the shit was cold!!!!
23. Who chills their cognac?
24. Im sure I spent at least 3 hours on the floor amidst Les’ books
25. Talk about contentment!
26. But Im still jealous about the ‘Big Book of Racism’ book she got for a dollar
27. Im not so sure Lesley and Amel Larrieux arent the same damn person!
28. LaToya Nicole = Absolute Sweetheart!
29. Toya I really tried to tolerate his snoring
30. but when you’re tipsy at 5am and STILL CANT GET TO SLEEP…..
31. …you can only take so much ya know?
32. I wanna see ALL the pictures from Perkins!
33. We were surrounded by absolute comedy
34. Did yall get all the pine outta yalls heads?
35. Is it Courtney or Cortney?
36. Either way he was maaaad cool
37. Definitely enjoyed hanging out with him
38. I just saw the news talking about the tornado that hit
39. If our cwazy (© Lesley) asses woulda known……
40. Lil Lindsay’s band will kick ass Im sure!
41. How didn’t I get any cake?
42. Im convinced the cake was actually a myth and not a fact
43. Who knew there was a remix to Michael Jackson’s “PYT”?
44. Too bad she awoke to birthday drama?
45. But from the sounds of it…we think she nipped it in the bud
46. Yall were wrong for not helping me and Cort find his wallet after Perkins!
47. “It takes me 20 minutes to put my guns together!”
48. We gotta do it all over soon
49. And always remember…..

50. ….Jesus is in your stomach!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

At It Again

Much like my good friend Lesley I am a huge book whore. The insanity just doenst stop. My friend Dawn came over recently to show me how to work this money management excel spreadsheet. And yeah....we figured out that a good majority of my money after rent and bills goes to CD's and books. Im absolutely okay with the fact that when it comes to this...Im about as hopeless as a penny with a hole in it!

So Im finishing up my overnight audit at the hotel and I come across a web-ad for bookclub. I usta have an account with them a couple years ago. But then I inadvertedly stuck them for they papers and left them high and dry on a bill. My SSN wasnt/isnt attached so I wasnt/aint as concerned. LOL. Anyways maybe it was my late night delirium...but I couldnt resist signing up again. Much like the hustle I continue to run on Columbia House and BMG Music....having 3 names (Anthony, Tony, TJ) comes in handy if you know what I mean.

*Dont none of yall work for any of the above mentioned companies, right?*

I'm Not A Racist But......

...I swear the Mexican dudes that work in the kitchen of the hotel are plotting on my ass! We just got new lockers with company issued padlocks (I know, right!) and apparently I have a real stubborn one b/c I have to do the combination like fifty-leven times before the bitch will open. Anyways so yesterday Im pretty sure one of the Mexican dudes was peering over my shoulder trying to peep my shit. I aint Rockwell nigga! I know somebody's watching me. AND THEN....they start speaking in spanish around me? What am I supposed to think? I wonder what they are planning to do. Steal my shoes out my locker? My work clothes? I mean WTF!

And then there is a group of about 10-12 Germans staying here right now. Apparentely these fuckers do not believe in personal space. Everytime they come back in the hotel they all hover around the front desk asking for their room keys. Can I get a single file line out you bastards? I do not need nor appreciate yall crowding the front desk to the point that I cant see illumination anywhere. Im claustrophobic fuckers! Like aint yall asses ever heard of the 3 feet rule? Dame espaciao nigga damn!!!

....but again I swear I aint a racist.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Back On The Happy Train!

So I'd like to thank my 'psychologist' StacyP....I'd like to thank Lori for holding in on the hug for that much longer and kissing my forehead (how sweet!).....I'd like to thank C for inspiring the title of this here blog.....AND I'd like to extend a very special thanks to KK for her special guest apperance. How unexpected, yet totally welcomed. I blushed....Im sure of that. I'm cool Poop.

Really I am.....I was just emptying out all the thoughts swirling around in my big ass head. Venting is what they call it I do believe. And I know it goes against my usual upbeat personality, but it's what makes me a whole person, ya know?

I closed off the comments to that one. I said what I had to say and I've moved on......

Sunday, October 30, 2005

The "So Much On My Mind" List (Longer Than Usual)

1. As the title says there is a lot on my mind
2. I feel like Im in a rut
3. Shit doesnt really seem to be flowing and/or feeling right
4. This up coming excursion to Cali is much needed
5. My Granny had a mild heart attack last Sunday
6. She is a G though
7. Drove herself to the hospital!!!!!!
8. When my brother got the call we didnt know what to expect
9. The car ride was real quiet
10. No radio, no nothing
11. But then my mom called from the hospital room and updated us
12. That relieved me to know she was okay.
13. Dude I was picturing her unconcious w/ tubes and shit everywhere
14. Then my mom put her on the phone
15. She started making jokes about swimming lessons in Miami
16. That made me feel better
17. Cant spell Granny w/o the G!!!
18. Did I mention that Im feeling maaaaad rut-ish
19. Back on some 'Fuck the world, dont ask me for shit' shit?
20. Yeah Lor...Im back on that again.
21. I fucking hate that stupid white people think the term 'BLING BLING' is cool
22. Note to said stupid white people : No one hardly says that shit but yall dumb asses!
23. I think my cousin is acting crazy again in Minnesota
24. My Granny told me to call and find out whats going on.
25. I told her I would but I havent just yet
26. Im building up my energy
27. I wrote a rap when I was like 14 that had a line like "A smile on my shell/but it's confusion that is within me"
28. 27 = Still true
29. Remember last list when I said I felt like I was fooling the world?
30. Yeah I am
31. Pretty fucking good too if I may add
32. It's too easy to make/have kids
33. And then the kids have to suffer b/c the damn parents aint grown or stable or capable of raising no damn kids
34. There are exceptions though.....Toi, Crystal, Lesley, Clo, Reese, Keeta, etc.
35. Thankfully I couldnt think of any 'bad' mamas off hand
36. But shit....Im trying to think of dudes I know with kids
37. Still drawing a blank
38. Oh cousins!
39. My mama once told me that I have always been girl crazy
40. I suppose she is correct....
41. ....but she told me in front of KK
42. Who does that?
43. Doesnt everyone just want someone to want them?
44. Isnt that like a basic need that everyone has?
45. Ever felt like that need aint being met?
46. I didnt mean for this list to take a such a melancholy tone
47. Im just typing away though
48. It usually takes me a couple days to do a list
49. This shit is getting done in less than 20 mins
50. Heaven I need a hug
51. LOL!
52. Im bugging
53. On my myspace page someone said something about me being positive all the time
54. I have this crazy faith
55. Like I can oooze positivity and all....
56. ....but sometimes Im not sure if I believe myself
57. I guess I just speak the shit into existence
58. Erykah Badu calls it 'Faking It Til You Make It'
59. " On another note/bout to take another vaca/on another boat...."
60. That was Jay Z
61. Sorry Stace
62. Im looking forward to hanging with the LJ girls
63. Gentle Spirit...where are you?
64. Im gonna re-read my equinox card
65. "Heaven is here. Choose Life. Choose Love"
66. Aint that what it said?
67. "Im goin goin back back to Cali Cali"
68. Somedays I really miss KK
69. As I would hope she has her days that she really misses me too
70. I go back and forth with wearing my heart on my sleeve
71. All in all I just try to do what feels right
72. My show is on hiatus as we disagree amongst ourselves
73. I do not like being idle
74. Anyone know I wanna be married?
75. And soon!!
76. I dont like singlehood
77. Relationships are hard
78. But what have you ever come across that was worth having AND easy?
79. Exactly
80. You ever felt like the world aint checking for ya?
81. I do every now and then
82. "Who really cares?/When I talk?/What I feel?/What I say?/Nobody not really/Who wants to take the time to understand/I would like someone to heal me with some empathy/But I can't find…Nobody not really/Maybe I'm invisible to the world/Does anyone in the world even think of me?/As more than just a hopeless cause/Maybe the world is not my block/My stoop/My life/My dreams/My anything...."
83. asked what I was thinking when I posted the lyrics to 'YeYo' a couple of months ago?
84. Well now ya know babycakes
85. My ol Melancholy Mannie ass!
86. I'll probably have snapped outta this by time anyone will have read this.
87. I need to make a list of simple shit that I do that make me happy
88. And keep it for days like this
89. Im gonna pop in my 'Heard A Word/Spirit Food' CD
90. It always helps
91. Okay I think Im done.....

Saturday, October 22, 2005

A Sign (To Me At Least)

So today....Oct. 22, 2005...a mere 27 years, 11 months, and some odd days after it was decided that I should bless the earth with my presence (*smile*)....I was given a sure sign of my impending Grown up-dom.

Today my good people.....I went into my closet and pulled out my scarf, gloves and hat...that I bought LAST YEAR. Yup...they were in my big ol winter coat where I put them at the break of spring. That's it! That was my sign. May not be big to you, but this isnt about you anyways, now is it?

Yall have noooooo earthly idea of how many times I've had to buy the same winter accessories over and over and over b/c I lose them after winter is over. But not this year! Nope! The Teejster is a grown ass man dog!

Watchouttherenow!!!! (Said in true grown man fashion)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The "Almost Back To Normal List" List

1. “Sometimes I think I’m from another world / when I’m trying to tell a woman just exactly where I stand at / I want a girl when I want a girl / and when I don’t want a girl…I want a girl that understands that! / And that’s some hard shit to explain…” – Phonte of Little Brother “Slow It Down”
2. Yaaay Im blogging again!
3. Keep your poking sticks away Clo *wink* *smile*
4. Sometimes I think I’m just fooling the world
5. Really I do
6. I’m totally shameless about my affinity for ‘Desperate Housewives’
7. Ask me if I give a shit who says what about it
8. Remember when we couldn’t wait to be adults?
9. Why didn’t those sadistic ass elders of ours tell us that it would be like this?
10. Do they still make Jolly Rancher sticks?
11. I don’t say I’m moody to be cute
13. …yet still very lovable if I may say so *smile*

14. We are gonna turn Nap-town upside down and then round and round
15. And then I get blueberry pancakes the following morning?
16. Hell to the yizeah!!!
17. “Lillian….MAY NOT use the phone! Lillian MAY NOT go outside!”
18. Who knows where that one is from?
19. My youngest brother is in jail….again!……….
20. ….“Recognize the thresholds of negative stress”
21. I like forcing Janity to listen to lyrics and not just the damn beats!
22. Only she notices the damn echoing sounds of the background overdubs!
23. Teej will you go ahead and finish the damn bell hooks book already!
24. You’ve only been ‘reading’ it since April!!!
25. “Stay tuned…there’s more to see / Through all the technical difficulties / We just might go and take a break / but yall know we’ll be back next week….” – Alicia Keys “Unbreakable”
26. Definitely my favorite song of the moment
27. “Your life is up to you. Life provides the canvas; you do the painting. Take charge of your life…or someone else will.” - From the book "If Life is a Game, These are the Rules" by Cherie Carter-Scott
28. Remember when calling someone an ‘African Bootyscratcher’ was the quickest way ever to start a fight?
29. Yall do realize that it was only black people saying this shit amongst ourselves, right?
30. Do yall also realize that that is a direct reflection of our ignorance/lack of knowledge of our homeland?
32. And that aint shit but the wack ass public school system not telling us redeeming shit about Africa!
33. “Don’t touch me on my left side! Uhhh! Don’t touch me on my right side! Uhhh! Don’t fuck me up! Don’t fuck me up! Don’t fuck me up!”
34. That shit is HE-LARRY-US!!!
35. Thank you for sharing that with me!
36. Such an instant smile inducer
37. Kinda like you!
38. I feel my ‘grown man’ taking over more and more everyday
39. I am actually concerned about my credit
40. I plan on fixing it….soon…like now soon!
41. I’m concerned about my health
42. I’m fregging growing up right before my own eyes
43. But I still like candy….
44. …and cartoons and cereal….
45. …and wearing t-shirts, jeans and gym shoes
46. But it’s all about balancing
47. Life = Balancing act
48. I bought the DVD of ‘Get Christy Love’ for $2 outta Walgreens
49. Anyone else up on that besides me?

50. “This is my uncle’s house!…..How the fuck do you steal a house?”

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Something New?

Well not really. I dunno my good people. Im fully aware that I havent been blogging like I used to. I dont wanna say I aint feeling it b/c that aint the case. I just havent been blogging and I havent been reading all my peoples blogs either. I am just not finding enough hours in the day as of late. And Im still only getting like 4-6 hours of sleep per night. I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things soon. And it isnt like the whole world is sitting on pins and needles awaiting Teej's newest blog entry..I've just heard from a few peeps that I need to get it going.

So no DeeDee.....I aint lost. You dont have to come and get me. LOL.
And okay's a small lil something to hold you over along with the Psychology Today. No need to poke me with sticks.
And Echo....I know I have a challenge to accept. Im on it. Soon.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Happy Columbus Day?

Yeah!......Happy "How the fuck you gon 'discover' some land that people were already inhabiting when your punk ass rolled up on the Santa Maria or whatever the fuck it was in 1492 but b/c you are a white man you will go down in history as discovering this previously occupied land....but even then you knew about white privilege, right?" Columbus Day!

Thursday, October 06, 2005

No More Drinks For Me!

"Im so tore/look like my eyes been stitched together with stitches..."
- E40 "Hurricane"

"To the man up above to whom the thanks Im giving/I'll never drink again if you just let me keep living"
- DJ Quik "Tonight"

And so you can tell what this blog is about already, right? Last night I had to go to a CD release party that I really didnt wanna attend but had to for political purposes. But oh well my hand was kinda forced so I convinced my boy Leo to roll along since Im there on my tv show's behalf and dammit it's his show too!

So 2 things.....1. I heard the party advertised on the radio. Thats a big no-no. Maybe Im spoiled or old or even a bit stuck up, but I dont do events advertised on the radio. That's just the potential for too many people. And 2. Dammit I opened up a tab! Why do I do this? Didnt I learn my lesson in Florida? And while I didnt clear $100 on my tab I came pretty fucking close. And the sad thing is I bought Leo like 2 drinks, my homegirl who I saw there got 1, this chick I was dancing with got 1, and well....the rest went to me.

Needless to say I ended the night at the gas station at like 3am cleaning my own throw up off the side of Leo's car with one of those window swegie things!!!! LOL. Im such a compulsive obsessive ass. Why on earth do I do these things?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The "Guess Who's Back/What Had Happened Was..." List

1. “It’s natural to fall off / just land close to the tree / I’ll be there if they need me to be……” – Pos of De La Soul “Trying People”
2. Somehow Im on my school’s alumni list but I didn’t graduate
3. ….yet! *wink*
4. Not having a middle name sucks
5. I have no earthly idea as to how to turn my cell phone off
6. I got it over a month ago and it hasn’t been off since the lady in the store turned it on
7. When I don’t want it to ring I just put the ring to ‘silent’.
8. My ol supposedly tech-savvy ass cant turn my phone off!
9. How absurd!!!
10. Does anyone know how the hell Keith Sweat managed to maintain a successful singing career for x amount of years w/o being able to actually sing?
11. 2 weeks in the beginning of September has now turned into November 1st
12. He’s my brother so I don’t mind
13. But I’ll be damned if the nigga cant eat!
14. Shouldn’t stupid people just have their own damn country/colony/space/place to ruin?
15. There aren’t many peeps who I woulda missed half of “Everybody Hates Chris” for
16. But she is her so she gets a pass
17. Besides……I got ringtones bitch!!!!
18. *Big cheese*
19. I apparently needed a blogging break
20. What’s funny is I was just talking to Echo about breaking from blogging
21. And I ended up doing it before she did!
22. Being a concierge flippin rox!
23. In my first week alone I got like 6 invites to different shit
24. Different free shit mind you
25. Different free shit WITH free food and drinks!
26. Yeah….exactly!
27. My 10 yr class reunion was this past weekend
28. I wasn’t as excited about it as I originally though I would be
29. Otherwise I woulda been more angry about missing all but 15 mins of it in a Leona’s (Restaurant) parking lot
30. Besides I think it coulda been organized a tad better
32. Les’ card was soooooo sweet
33. A million thanx to you Gentle Soul
34. Dude who the fuck is playing some techno shit that loud on a Sunday afternoon?
35. “…came to me to see if I can give ‘em guidance for change / Shit yall I need guidance myself!” – Pos of De La Soul “Trying People”
36. I can not stop listening to that song
37. Its incredible!
38. “….still it wont let go……”
39. He’s usually a good cook
40. But I was worried when he said he was waiting for the Hamburger Helper to “thicken”
41. He eventually gave up on said ‘Thickening’
42. But dude Im from the southside of the C.H.I.
43. We don’t play that shit
44. It was still good
45. Even if I had to put it in a strainer
46. My 2 favorite heifers are probably teary eyed, laughing and reading this now
47. I wanna write more well rounded lists like Les
48. The Boondocks on TV every Sunday night!!!
49. Somebody please go buy Little Brother’s album “The Minstrel Show”

50. It’s only the best HIPHOP record in YEARS!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Teej Loves The Kids

Kids have THE BEST view point! So untainted. Very simplistic. As you live and grow older you experience more so you cant help the taint so much. But the simplistic part you can do something about. I've been told that the child in me is still there and still evident. I love to hear that. Check this out....

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think.....

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." Rebecca- age 8
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4
"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5
"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6
"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4
"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7
"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss." Emily - age 8
"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday." Noelle - age 7
"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine-age 5
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris - age 7
"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." Karen - age 7
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross." Mark - age 6
"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Challenge Accepted

Echo....I am sooooo all about a challenge. DeeDee? How dare you doubt me? LOL.....

Little Brother (They are the truth...EVERYONE go get their CD)

It varies really. My schedule flip flops

Ummmm....the frig! Its where my applesauce is!

Acoustic Guitar......soon!

Black baby.....Black!

Charlotte's's the one I remember most.


None. I cant think of anything that I wouldnt get tired of eventually

X-Ray vision...and I promise MOST times I would use it for good.


Mael's flip flops, some CD's and some socks

Easy like Sunday morning....The Commodores were on to something there

Turkey burger?

What ever they make potpurri (sp?) out of. That shit smells good!

2 years next certainly seems like it

Songwriter, Programmer of a TV station

1. My ability to make friends fast. 2. My passion. 3. My biiiiiiig ol' heart

1. My ability to make friends fast. 2. The bridge of my nose. 3. Procrastination

1. Music. 2. Food. 3. Smiles

1. No underwear (ROFLMAO!) 2. Suit and Tie 3. Shoes and socks?

1. Little Brother 2. Leela James 3. Kanye West

1. Look into buying a condo 2. Put together my family reunions 3. Get a song published

1. Patience 2. Kindness 3. Spontaneity (sp?)

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX (OR SAME) THAT APPEAL TO YOU: 1. Eyes 2. Smile 3. Overall body (Does she have lips, hips and tips? LOLOLOL)

1. Not listen to music 2. Give up! 3. Turn my back on family

1. Collecting music and books 2. Seeing live music performed 3. Putting on concerts in my shower

Monday, September 19, 2005

The "Semi-Angry...But Fuck It" List

1. "everything I do is judged/and they mostly get it wrong/but oh well!/'cuz the bathroom mirror has not budged/ and the (man) who lives there can tell the truth from the stuff they say/and he looks me in the eye/ and says 'would you prefer the easy way?/ no? well okay then/ dont cry!" - Ani Difranco
2. I fucking L O V E that!!!!
3. Oooh and……
4. "Accept me as I am, with this tendency that I have of being able to love everyone, including you, or just dont fucking bother me at all" - Alice Walker
5. Sons ‘o bitches!
6. I am hip to the hip talk ya know?
7. Dee Dee? “Nameliar”? When’s the rescheduled match?
8. Notice the quotations?
9. We know what your REAL NAME is! LOL.
10. She’s a Leo
11. …and no it wouldn’t be a such a fatality
12. My brother did the dishes w/o me asking!
13. Dude he NEVER EVER…EVER EVER…EVER EVER does the dishes
14. I cant believe I blew $40 at that bar
15. Especially since I was only planning to spend $20
16. Teej the Concierge!
17. Nice ring to it, huh?
18. I love having a reason to fish thru my 1200 or so CD’s
19. Sad thing is I will never have enough CD’s
20. “Fuck the world / don’t ask me for shit!”
21. U ever felt like that?
22. Lord knows I do…..frequently!
23. Cant wait to see the Vegas pics
24. I mean really…who’s validation do I need about me other than my own?
25. Jay Z aint fooling nobody…he WILL make another album
26. So shall you ask….so shall you receive my dear
27. “Open up a windooooooooooooooow”
28. Anyone know what song that is from?
29. We were totally shocked about how she flipped on us
30. “These muthafuckas think Im playin/you think I’m sayin this shit/cuz Im thinking it/just to be sayin it?”
32. Has this nigga been in my applesauce yo?
33. Fuck no we don’t play that shit!
34. I guess we are gonna have to set some rules ‘round this bitch!
35. Shopper Shmopper!
36. Their B-Girl stances were cute!
37. I don’t need the difficulty people!
38. Just cooperate with me and it shall turn out fine
39. Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance
40. It’s hilarious how bad of lip-sync-er Monica was in her first few videos
41. There are 2 rules to life…..
1. Never sweat the small stuff
2. EVERYTHING is small stuff
42. Sending out good energy and well wishes to her on her trip
43. The Bears kicked ass…..finally!
44. I can listen to Goapele’s “Closer” about a million times in a row
45. Naming these lists is getting a bit tiring
46. “Get down girl go ‘head get down!”
47. He laughed b/c I don’t have any measuring cups
48. And I make my Kool-Aid like Sharane’s little brother in House Party
49. I don’t need no measuring cups nigga!
50. My shit be fi’yah anyways!

Saturday, September 17, 2005

The Massage

Well.....thankfully my specific request for a woman massage therapist was granted. It was a lady named Kristyn I think. So I was a bit nervous b/c this was my first professional massage. Before I even left my crib I had to "prepare" so to speak. I uhh.....'self-loved' twice before I left. I wanted to make sure that certain things didnt pop up ya know. Its been a minute since I dun got physical like Olivia Newton John so I thought it was a good idea before I have some woman's hands all over me. Also I called the hotel and spoke with my co-worker. She's cool as shit. I more or less in a roundabout way asked if I should wear some drawers or not. The Teej has become somewhat of a freebird in that respect so it did cross my mind as to how that would play into it. (Is this blog a bit extra? LOL)

So I get there...and thankfully I had met the lady the day before when she came to set up so there was a little bit of comfort there. But just a bit. I helped her carry the massage table to the room. We did it in one of the guest rooms that we are using as a showroom. So I left out to let her set up, and came back in in like 5 minutes. The curtains were drawn, some typa earthy chant shit was playing and candles were lit! SHIT YEAH I could get into this. I still wasnt sure about the drawers thing so I just asked. Should I keep them on or not? She told me that it was my choice, but that most people took theirs off. *insert suspicious look here* I kept my shit on!

She went into the bathroom to wash her hands. I got undressed down to my underwear and got on the table and under the little cover. I was told to lay face down. The table had one of those face holding thingys. My face barely fit in that mug, plus a little bit later on when I got real relaxed I almost slobbed, but I caught myself. LOL. When she came out she broke it down that she'd work my feet for 15 minutes and the rest for 35 minutes. MAN is that what a good foot massage feels like? I usta hook up KK's feet and she loved it. Now I know why! I mean goddamn that shit was euphoria I tell you!

So about 10 minutes into my shit...WHY DID THE COMPTROLLER OF THE HOTEL HAVE TO COME IN THE ROOM TO CHECK THE PHONES?....ok sidenote : the phone system in the hotel has been acting funny the last couple weeks. Saying people arent registered when they are and so forth. But what I dont understand is why did they have to come check the phone in a room that we arent gonna sell for 2 months? It's 2 in the afternoon yo! There are other rooms that are vacant!....the fuck is going on here! Do you realize that I am in my drawers under this cover? So while the co-worker/comptroller lady is in the room Kristyn is steady doing her shit. She done finished my feet and moved on to my legs. So my big ass naked thighleg is hanging out the cover and whatnot. Grrrrr! So after the 20 minutes I guess they figured out whatever they wanted to with phones. I still think that shit was hella unneccesary. So Im trying to relax and get back into it b/c my shit has been totally thrown off. So Im easing back into my comfort....relaxing...relaxing....AND THEN.......THE FUCKING MINI-BAR GUY COMES IN?!?!!?!?!?! Again mind you...this room is our showroom people. Bitch, you dont have to restock the mini-bar....Aint been nobody in this mutha'fucka in a month!...the fuck are you doing?!?!?! Are yall fucking serious with this shit? Is someone plotting against me? I mean really! Even the massage lady was like 'what's going on around here?'

And so....the last 12 minutes of my massage went by undisturbed. I really wanted a do-over man. I think that shit was unfair.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said "Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I'm 87 years old. Can I give you a hug?". I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze. "Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked. She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids...""No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age. "I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me. Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up. At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us.

She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her 3x5 cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know." As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, "We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only 4 secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are 19 years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn 20 years old. If I am 87 years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn 88. Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets." She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose." She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep. Over 2000 college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be. REMEMBER....GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

A Sweet Confession

My name is TJ Armour. And Im addicted to candy. In particular Dots and Sour Patch Kids. And while my addiction hasnt reached "offering my oral services for next to nothing" proportions just is pretty bad. I shutter (yeah I said shutter!) at the thought of how much I've spent on these 2 habits just this year alone.

At times I feel like I need one or the other or even BOTH to get me thru the day. It just doesnt make sense. The scary part is I havent even hit rock bottom yet. Just as sure as I typed this confession, I'll go get some soon. Pray for me. Even more so...pray for my teeth!

Monday, September 12, 2005

Screw That!

I dunno what I was on when I wrote the previous post...but Im off it now! What can I say? I have never ever denied being the moody scorpio that I am. Every so often I fall into melancholy mode, but it's usually short-lived.

In other news.....I dunno about this keeping my fingernails crap. These shits are too long. Im really not trying to have to buy a nail file and be up in the crib filing my nails man. I'd rather just bite these shits (like I had been for umpteen years now) and keep them regulated and nice and low like I like them. This is starting to be ridiculous. I mean really...I be using them to press buttons on my phone and shit. Not a good look.

Speaking of a good look though.....I'm all set to switch over to the Conciegre position at the hotel. While Im happy to be taking up this new position and looking forward to the exciting challenge of it....Im REALLY looking forward to some of the perks that come with the position too. Restaurants kissing up and bending over backwards for me to refer guest to them, getting passes to night spots and the whole 9. (I know I sound like Im in it for all the wrong reasons, right?) I mean even today I come in to work and my manager tells me "We're switching the massage company that we refer guests to. You HAVE to get a massage this week!" Well damn Gina! If you say I HAVE to. Im willing to sacrifice and be a guinea pig if it means a free hour long massage in the name of customer service. I just betta not get some big muscular french dude named Hanz or no shit. And please know that I told my manager that. Im not trying to have no massage by no dudes. Im far from homo-phobic, but this is a real strong personal preference, feel me? I'll be sure to blog about that on the for-really real.