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.

Manic Melancholy Monday

"So much on my mind / I just cant recline / blasting holes in the night / til she bled sunshine..."

*As the title suggests Im feeling a bit melancholy. Definitely happens from time to time. No worries I shall bounce back.

*I cant watch no more TV or read any more articles dealing with Katrina coverage. The actual hurricane was what?...2 weeks ago? But the aftermath and whatnot will be felt for awhile to come. It's just damn sad to see the pictures and hear the stories anymore. But it's still reality. It must be dealt with. Im waiting til I get paid on the 20th to figure out what kinda donation I can make. I need to figure out what more I can do. Maybe I can give some clothes away. Or go buy can goods too. I need to do something in addition to the praying.

*A week into my brother staying at my place. No problems there. When I lived at home he never did wash dishes so I didnt expect that. I just cant bask in all my naked glory like I would normally. Self love has been restricted to the shower only. Ooooh I dont like when I unsuspectedly walk in the bathroom maybe 10 minutes or so after he done blew it up and have to deal with the stench of someone else's shit! I done went thru damn near a whole pack of inscents b/c of him. But again.....I lived with this dude for damn near 1/4 century so it's not at all unfamiliar. I just have to remember to remember it all.....

* Would yall believe I think I may be feeling a tad bit of pressure as far as writing in my own damn blog? Over say....the last 2 months or so I've gotten crazy compliments from peeps who've come across this here blog o' mine. Compliments coming left and right. People suggesting I submit this and that to a literary agents and publishers. Talk about pressure! Somedays as I write in it I wonder what peoples reaction will be. Will they dig it? Somedays I dont even write b/c Im afraid what I have an impluse to write about may not be substantial enough. I have to bring myself back to reality. IT'S MY SHIT!!!! I originally started writing for me. Lord knows I love all my blog buddies to death and I appreciate the comments......but I kinda have to get back to square one, ya know? Listen to me go off of the deep end here. LOL. Pardon me for a sec...I need to conference with myself. This'll only take a sec.....'Boy if you dont hush up with all that jibba jabba and just do what you been doing..which is write what you feel. Fuck all the extra shit!'.


Friday, September 09, 2005

The 4am List

1. “Wait a minute this is too deep….I gotta change the station…”
2. If she don’t stop referring to me as ‘sir’…..LOL
3. And no she didn’t encourage me to download
4. Im telling the RIAA on her
5. Frosted Cheerios is what’s really hood!
6. Dee Dee recognized a quote that I didnt
7. Reese throws one out that I cant figure
8. …..the fuck is that about?
9. It’s b/c I haven’t been feeling well these last few days
10. Seems all this ripping and running is catching up to me!
11. Nigga sit your ass down for a second!
12. ‘Pac said “Get off your ass if you wanna be rich”
13. I’ll rest when Im dead
14. That’ll be soon if you don’t chill
15. Okay okay! I get it.
16. “Cause how could you give your love to someone else / And share your dreams with me / Sometimes the very thing you're looking for / Is the one thing you can't see”
17. Am I being saved for last b/c Im the best?
18. Been drinking a lot of water
19. My pee is damn near clear lately
20. “It mosturizes my situation and preserves my sexy” – Puffy on Proactiv acne solution
22. She said she’s trying to be my friend
23. But that I’m making it hard b/c Im ‘stuck’
24. Aint that about a……..
25. Grrrrrrrrr!
26. The Bears will inevitably suck this year……again!
27. Kanye sold approx. 860,000 his first week
28. That’s major folks!
29. Im thinking pancakes @ IHOP
30. Anyone wanna join me?
31. Working on this website is getting on my nerves
32. “Lady don’t you hang up on me! I got redial!!! I got redial!!!!”
33. I know her better than she thinks I do
34. Patience Teej!
35. “Hello ad agencies. This is us. This is what we do. Can we have some money please?”
36. That folder is soooo thick with shit to do
37. Yet I still find the time to procrastinate
38. Being sick sucks ass…with a straw….with a hole in it!
39. LMAO @ her for that!
40. I’d appreciate it if you kept your cyber-germs to yourself anyways
41. Why am I using my nails to press buttons and shit?
42. “Don’t wake me / Im dreaming!”
43. Dude is he really dead?
44. I really don’t wanna be involved in their drama
45. But dammit if I aint in the middle
46. Am I listing too much?
47. Do people come across this and get scared b/c its so long?
48. 2 lists per week from now on!
49. What did the 5 fingers say to the face? SLAP!

50. Im praying extra hard for him

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Barbara Bush

"What I’m hearing which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them." - Barbara Bush

Well of course she can fix her mouth to say some ignorant shit like this. She's only 658 yrs old! She doesnt know any better.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Labor Day Listing

1. Yes…even if you turn Jehovah’s Witness!
2. Still don’t see why I can sit in the car though
3. We actually slowed our step down to hear the ‘Hyde Parking Singing Lady’
4. She said the HPSL is her favorite thing about living in Hyde Park
5. “Gasolina”
6. “If tomorrow is judgement day/(sing mommy)/and I’m standing on the front
line/and the Lord asks me what I did with my life/I will say I spent it with you”
7. “If I should die this very day /Don’t cry cuz on earth /We weren’t meant to
stay/And no matter what the people say/I’ll be waiting for you/After the
judgement day”
8. Wow!
9. Deep, right?
10. I damn near wanted to type out the whole song
11. Such a sweet song
12. Wouldn’t you agree?
13. Gyro with sauce and cheese please!
14. Living by the lake is cool
15. But dammit I need more space
16. I got too much shit I say!
17. Some affection would be nice right now
18. Self love is getting old
19. I think I want a Blackberry
20. But I settled for a $20 Nokia for now
21. Jill Marie played me just a bit I feel
22. So did Allan Payne
23. That’s why that nigga aint had a good role since G Money!
24. Ol hairy assed nigga
25. Tocarra has dropped soooo much since first entering the public eye
26. Saw them all at a Celeb bowling event we covered for the show
27. I don’t think I have a single John Mayer album
28. I know I know!
29. They wouldn’t let me go in Dr. Wax yesterday
30. They are good friends indeed
31. “No! Lemme see YO ID!!!”
32. Those projected bedtimes never go as plannned
33. Some days I miss her sooooo bad
34. Anyone hear Alicia’s new song “Unbreakable”?
35. Fucking incredible!
36. It’ll make you swoon
37. Hopefully those DVD’s will hold her over for awhile
38. “I want a wife/I love women/How could I front like I don’t be in love with ‘em/A
lil man/that I could teach/A lil sand/but not the beach/ I figure an excess will only
lead to an excessive amount of fuss”
39. The hotel will be a virtual ghost town
40. Holiday pay……
41. Woohoo!
42. “George Bush doesn’t care about Black People!!!”
43. Give ‘em hell Kanye!!!!
44. Not sure which organization I will donate to
45. Im thinking it will be a more grassroots one
46. Do people still eat chitlin’s?
47. Why?
49. Go ahead vote VIP-TV again
50. It wont hurt you

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Yay or Nay for 'Ye?

By now Im sure you all have heard about Kanye's comments made during the live telecast that NBC did on Friday. My question to yall is how do you feel about it? Was it warranted? Justified? Wrong place wrong time? What? Read it again and tell me....

“I hate the way they portray us in the media,” West said echoing comments that big media outlets are biased in how they present images of the hurricane victims. “You see a black family, it says, ‘They're looting.’ You see a white family, it says, ‘They're looking for food.’ “It's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black,” West said. “And even for me to complain about it, I would be a hypocrite because I've tried to turn away from the TV because it's too hard to watch. I've even been shopping before even giving a donation, so now I'm calling my business manager right now to see what is the biggest amount I can give…the way America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible. I mean, the Red Cross is doing everything they can. We already realize a lot of people that could help are at war right now, fighting another way -- and they've given them permission to go down and shoot us!”

And of course the we cant forget the grande finale of a line "George Bush doesnt care about Black people!". And at that point they promptly cut from 'Ye to an absolutely startled and befuddled Chris Tucker. LMAO. The look of Mike Meyers' face as 'Ye was going off, and Tucker's when they pitched to him earlier than he obviously expected was priceless to say the least. They say they woulda cut him off earlier but the censor dude was only listening for cuss words. Ha! HE-LARRY-US!!!!!

I'll tell yall this.......I fucking love it!. That shit took big time balls! I admire and respect the fact that he went for broke and did it at all.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Aint That About A Bitch!

My oh my.......I wonder what could the difference could ever depend on! Not!!!! (Click on the pic)

Grrrrrrr!!!!! (*sigh*)

"I'm not having kids. Kids grow up to be big people, and big people piss me off!" - The Teej circa 1994

*sigh*.........Why the fuck do I have to beg and plead with my mama at 11 o'clock at night not to throw my little brother's shit on the street? Why do I now have a temporary roommate? You guessed it..... said little brother. Im not tripping on him staying with me. Him living with my mom is pretty much done. Of course I'll let him stay with me. Isnt that what big brother's do?

What Im tripping on is me having to play mediator 'tween these two bickering fools. Yes I love my mama. And yes I just referred to her as a fool. Sorry. And then I got to hear both sides of their stories. You know the 3 sides to every story notion? That shit is ringing sooooo true right now. In listening to them I can hear where they are exaggerating certain details. Black people! I tell ya. I dont even feel like going into specific details.

Just know that this type of shit the exact reason why I dont know about having kids. Cause they'll grow up on you and piss you off! Every big person that has ever pissed you off.....oh yeah...they usta be a kid! So I just figure me not having kids is effectively using my bud-nippers and nipping that shit in the bud!


Friday, September 02, 2005

As Promised (The Song Quote List)

Im sooo all about song quotes people! The following song quotes have stuck with me throughout the years for various reasons. Some are motivational, some just really hit home with me. Hope you make it through the list........It's only 25 quotes...but it's bit lengthy...bare with me......

1. “Don’t live in no mansion with no pool/Aint got 4 lovers with no babies due….just got my records and my favorite shoes…Cuz Im a sure boy with an open heart/down to finish what I start/Cant nobody change my tune…. – Rahsaan Patterson “Sure Boy”

2. “I switched my motto/instead of saying fuck tomorrow/That buck that bought a bottle/coulda struck the lotto” – Nas “Life’s A Bitch”

3. “Kicking shit called ‘Street Knowledge’/why more niggas in the pen than in college?/because of that line I might be your cellmate/that’s from the nigga ya love to hate!” – Ice Cube “The Nigga Ya Love To Hate”

4. “ …..I was a bastard for that/Still Im drowning in shame/just remember one thing now….you’re not to blame” – Jay Z “You Must Love Me”

5. “Well if I had the chance to hold you again/I would fill your heart with joy Make you remember/I'm the only one for you...yes I would/Let's throw the bad memories out/And make this the first day …..” – Luther Vandross/Lalah Hathaway “Forever For Always For Love”

6. “I fight with myself in the ring of doubt and fear/the rain aint gone/but I can still see clear”…… - Common “ (G.O.D.) Gaining One’s Definition”

7. “There aint nothing I can do/or nothing I can say/That folks don’t criticize me /But Im going to do/Just as I want to anyway/And don’t care just what people say” – Billie Holiday “Aint Nobody’s Business If I Do”

8. “You can pray to early May/fast for 30 days/Still it wont let go, oh/Got a good book and got all in it/tried a little yoga for a minute/But it wont let/go, oh/Tried to turn the sauna up to hotter/drunk a whole jar of holy water/But it wont let go” – Erykah Badu “I Want You”

9. “If every nigga in the hood had a PhD/you’d say that doctor flipped that burger hella-good for me!” – Boots Riley of The Coup “Hip 2 Da Skeme”

10. “We probably in hell already/our dumb asses not knowing/everybody kissing ass to go to heaven and aint going!” – 2PAC “Blasphemy”

11. “As today I know Im living but tomorrow/could make me the past/but that I mustn’t fear/For I’ll know deep in my mind/the love of me I’ve left behind/cause I’ll be loving you always….” – Stevie Wonder “As”

12. “I often wish that I can save everyone/but Im a dreamer” – Scarface “Smile”

13. “They say you cant turn a bad girl good/but once a good girl’s gone bad..she’s gone forever/I mourn forever/Shit I gotta live with fact I did you wrong forever”….”Pretend to be heroic/that’s just one to grow with/but deep inside a nigga so sick!”– Jay Z “Song Cry”

14. “Shine so bright when I walk by/you gotta squint like the mu’fuckin sun in your eye! – Talib Kweli " Too Late"

15. “Feel how I feel when I feel how I feel when I’m feeling….in the sunshine” – Roy Ayers “Everbody Loves The Sunshine”

16. “Stay far from timid/Only make moves when your heart’s in it/And live the phrase ‘Sky’s The Limit’/ ….muthafuckas!/see you chumps on top!” – Notorious B.I.G. “Sky’s The Limit”

17. "But with all the might in you/believe what I say is true/ When I say that I will never ever leave you....or forsake you/ So you just reach out as far as you can/Should the whole world just stare in disbelief/Know that I'll take hold of your hand..." - CeCe Winans "Everlasting Love"

18. “You know I wonder if they’ll laugh when I am dead/Why am I fighting to live/if Im just living to fight?/ Why am I trying to see/when there is nothing in sight?/Why am I trying to give/when no one gives me a try?/Why am I dying to live/if I’m just living to die?” – Jonny Lang “Dying To Live”

19. “I can't smile/can't dream like a child/Can't feel safe in this wide world without you/I can't go/ can't disturb this flow/Can't begin to know what I would do/I can't see/can't find strength to be/Rather not be me without you/I can't deal/I can't even feel/without you I'm not real” – Amel Larrieux “For Real”

20. “I’m innocent in my head/like a baby born dead”……”The Lord’s blessings leave me verbally inclined/shit I don’t even gotta try to shine/God’s the seamstress that tailor-fitted my pain…” – 50 Cent “Patiently Waiting”

21. "Dealing with alcoholism and afrocentricity/A complex man drawn off simplicity” – Common “The 6th Sense”

22. "Maybe I’m a fool/to feel the way I do/But I would play the fool forever/just to be with you forever” – Whitney Houston “I Believe In You and Me”

23. “I might as well/sign my name on a card which can say it better/Time will tell/cuz it seems that I’ve done just about all that I can do” – Isley Bros. “For The Love Of You”

24. “But even when you pray/the next day you gotta try/Cant wait for nobody to just fall out the sky/You've got to realize that the world's a test/You can only do your best and let him do the rest / You've got your life/you've got your health / So quit procrastinating and push it yourself - Cee Lo “In Due Time”

25. “Everyday’s a new day/Yesterday is dead and gone/Just take yourself home/and just carry yourself on/Sun’s gonna shine on your face/Make you feel like/like you can run this race/and you can be the winner/ Take the prize and go home – Anita Baker “Aint No Need To Worry”

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The List from the 305!

1. Wow! My blog buddies really care about ol Teejie Teeh huh?
2. Dont fret my good people...Teej is safe and sound
3. That Katrina trick didnt bother me
4. God bless the people in Louisiana and Mississippi though
5. I missed my first flight to Miami
6. Pissed!
7. Mu'fuckin Blue Line stopped twice while I was cutting it close already!
8. That's the train to the airport for all my Non-Chicagoans
9. My first flight was supposed to leave at 9:11am
10. Shit Im glad I missed it
11. Thankfully I made standby for the plane that left 40 mins. later
12. Didnt matter I still had to wait 2 hours for my room when I got to the hotel
13. Not happy!
14. The hotel's website is misleading
15. It fails to mention that it's in the middle of NOWHERE!
16. And that they are STILL FUCKING BUILDING the hotel!!!!!!
17. Construction tape and dust every-fucking-where!
18. Good shit to know when you are planning to vacation there
19. Ya think!
20. Thats how they get cha!
21. I made the most it of it though
22. Went to a few parties
23. Didnt see who shot Suge!
24. Moneywise I was doing good til the last night

25. Club Oxygen happened!
26. Actually it was the last 2 drinks that did it..and opening a tab when I was clearly drunk!
27. Who cares if it was her birthday
28. I'll never see her again
29. That 'birthday' shit was probably a line anyways
30. *Note to self* Do that 'it's my birthday' shit next time you're outta town
31. I shoulda helped that lady with her bags
32. I was tired
33. That's still no good excuse
34. I swooned while in the airport listening to The J5's "Got To Be There"
35. Not sure if I ever swooned before
36. Apparently I like to swoon
37. I dont like these one person vacations
38. A partner in crime would be nice
39. That's not to say I didnt have a good time
40. Couldnt luck up on the emergency aisle seat on the way home

41. I knew that heifer looked like the 'seat-recliner' type!
42. "Bitch! My knees!"
43. I didnt say that.
44. I thought it though
45. Real real hard!
46. This aint Fat Joe trick! There will be no 'Leaning Back'!
47. A 7 yr old seat kicker behind me!
48. ...that wont shut the fuck up!
49. "Shush up lil nigga!"

50. I didnt that say that either
51. You guessed it.....I thought it though
52. Yup...real real hard!
53. I believe it's bad practice to 'shush' other people's kids
54. ....especially when they are near
55. I'm breaking my 'Never list beyond 50 rule'
56. Screw it.....I habitually step over the line © all the time anyways
57. *smile*
58. Is that what means?
59. My granny called while I was in Miami
60. She asked if she would have to 'Gas up the car' and drive to Miami to come get me
61. LOL...she's a sweetie pie
62. Whoa! 62?
63. This is the longest list ever
64. Is it super-lazy of me to recap my trip in 'List' form?
65. Actually it was a bit more difficult
66. I really couldnt wait to get back to 'List'
67. ...the fuck is that about?
68. Les this isnt how it was supposed to be!
69. Not supposed to crave to list on my vacation
70. Ooooh...I almost ended the list but....
71. Saw 'The Golden Girls' on Lifetime while in Miami
72. How fitting
73. And yes I watch Lifetime
74. And what?!!?!?!
75. But not the movies
76. Golden Girls is one of my favorite TV shows ever
77. Who knew of the spin off 'Golden Palace'?
78. Where they ran a hotel
79. Without Dorothy
80. But with a young Don Cheadle!
81. Damn Gina! 80?
82. My shit looking like Les' now.
83. Okay...Im done!