Monday, January 28, 2008

The "Whip Out The Jammy" List

1. "Let the president answer a high anarchy/Strap him with a AK-47, let him go fight his own war/Let him impress daddy that way/No more blood for oil/We got our own battles to fight on our own soil/No more psychological warfare to trick us into thinking that we ain’t loyal" - Eminem "Mosh"

2. As disillusioned as I am with the whole voting process at times (especially after Bush won
the 2000 '(s)election'), I still feel a need to vote every chance I get

3. Especially when you think of the fact that people were still being killed for helping to register black people to vote merely a couple years before some of your favorite rappers were born

4. Hillary is really starting to be like a bad bladder as of late though

5. FYI that means she's pissing me off

6. Alls Im saying is......the place had a 'VIP' room called 'Ron's Champagne Room'

7. I dunno....maybe Im becoming an elitist or something

8. Nah fuck that!.....Im no elitist. I just have to be in the mood to do something THAT HOOD

9. Just warn me first yo! You cant be sneaking the hood shit on me!

10. "Swearing is an art form. You can express yourself much more exactly, much more succinctly, with properly used curse words." - Coleman A. Young

11. Speaking of (Former Detroit) Mayor aint looking so hot right now for the current one at the moment

12. Damn Kwa! This is not a good look homie!

13. Yo gotta take that picture down man

14. My elbows are ashy I know The Teej cant go out like that

15. Im not ashamed to admit that I really dig John Cusack movies

16. Some of these so called 'black leaders' the way they be hating on Barack makes me think 'when we start the revolution, all they'll probably do is snitch!'

17. Word to Bob Johnson!

18. "My first impulse was to run up on you and do a 'Rambo'....whip out the jammy and flat blast both of ya. But I didnt wanna mess up this $3700 Linx coat. So instead......I chilled! That's right...chilled. Then I went to the bank.....took out every dime! And then I went and cancelled all those credit cards. Yeah...all your charge 'counts....yeah. I stuck you up for every piece of jewelry I ever bought you!" - Oran "Juice" Jones "In The Rain"

19. Tell me that aint some pimp shit!

20. Speaking of 'Rambo'.....Stallone's ass aint got nothing better to do than make MORE 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' sequels?

21. Fuck....Gimme a 'Tango and Cash 2' or even another 'Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot' or something!

22. On second thought....somebody get word to dude to just stop making movies altogether

23. I like Michael Baisden's show and all but I think he'd be better off staying on radio

24. Maybe Im late to the party but uhhhh....Lauren London is fucking GORGEOUS!!!!!

25. Tell me that these 2 quotes dont go to together.....

26. "Most of the time.....niggas just need to shut the fuck up!" - Fox Brown Fox

27. "Nigga the Lord dont wanna hear all that shit!" - Steen

28. Cant nobody tell me I dont have the dopest, most diverse, and craziest array of friends

29. Do you realize there is a whole generation of 'Hip Hop fans' who were born AFTER 'Pac and B.I.G. died?

30. Crazy, right?

31. Sometimes Im scared that I may turn out not to be the marrying kind at all, and instead Im destined to be 'one of them fishes'

32. But then again I shouldnt allow myself to think such dumb shit

33. Everybody....if you can remember to do so.....please never ever utter the word 'Chillaxin' in my direction

34. For some strange reason that shit is like fingernails down a chalkboard to me

35. "Are there not enough hobbies in the information age to keep bored bitches busy?" - Merci

36. I feel ya Merci!

37. God bless Mr. Powell, John Stroger and Eugene Sawyer

38. We must remember they arent gone so much as they have transformed into spiritual form

39. Mama Ackie...I'd like to thank you for your compliments.....and of course for birthing Naila as well ;)

40. If stupidity were a crime....dude would be serving triple life in prison, with no parole, in solitary confinement!

41. ...and its fucked up b/c Im forced to deal with him

42. I constantly wanna tell him to sit his dumb ass down like Martin told dude in that one episode but I have to keep it somewhat PC at the workplace, right?

43. "I'm smiling all the time. That doesn't mean a goddamned thing except I think people who go around solemn-faced and quoting the Bible are full of shit." - Coleman A. Young

44. Some people think anything outside of plain ol vanilla sex is weird

45. And well....that just sucks for them!

46. Pictures are indeed worth a thousand words.......47. Yeah...I think her look about says it all, no? lol

48. Get out and vote on Super Tuesday!

49. It'll make you a better person I promise

50. "People get ready, there's a train comin'/You don't need no baggage, you just get on board/All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'/......Faith is the key, open the doors and board them/There's hope for all among those loved the most/There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner whom would hurt all mankind just to save his own/Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner/For there is no hiding place against the kingdom's throne" - Curtis Mayfield "People Get Ready"

Monday, January 21, 2008

And Yet Another 10 Weird Things....

* I wrote on my myspace page that I have more quirks than you have fingers and toes and I have continued to prove that over and over again. I keep finding more shit to tell when asked to do these so here goes....*

1. I absolutely HATE writing in blue ink. It's a holdover from a really militant stage I went thru when I was about14. It was right around the time of the LA Riots. I bought "The Final Call" religiously, stopped eating most pork (Lord knows I cant do away with the bacon!), and I was listening to alot of Ice Cube, Lench Mob and X-Clan and shit. Anyways I stopped writing in blue ink then b/c it reminded me of "the blue eyed devil", and to this day I pretty much dont use blue ink.

2. There is a dried blood patch at the tip of my right index finger that people often mistake for a weed burn.

3. Speaking of weed....We learned when I was 7 and needed surgery on my foot that I have an unusually high drug tolerance. The doctors had a hard time sedating me and ended up having to operate on me while I was awake. Anyways.....this is why I dont really mess with weed much. I'd need to smoke a couple dubs by myself to feel the high.

4. I absolutely WORSHIPPED T-Boz from TLC from about the ages of 15-25. As my luck would have it, the only time I got within 10 feet of her I had a panic attack and had to get to a bathroom to compose myself.

5. Here I am 30 years into this life of mine and I still cant snap with my right hand!

6. Chante Moore's "Precious" was the first CD I ever bought

7. I still have a childhood speech impediment in which I sometimes slur words with an 'L' in them. My tongue just refuses to lift. Next time you see me... have me sing "La La La" to you

8. Sharon Stone will forever be in my heart b/c the first sex scene in the movie "Basic Instinct" was the first time I "discovered" myself. btw for those who care...that scene is approx. an hour into the movie. ;)

9. Back in high school when I wasnt so secure with my 'girth' I stuffed my trunks during swim class. Only thing dumb ass stuffed my trunks with TISSUE. Now granted I was still pretty smart at 14, I didnt really think it through as to how the tissue would hold up under water.

10. Once my mom sent my cousin and I to store for something she needed to finish cooking. It just so happened that between my house and the store was my boy Charles' crib, which was the neighborhood spot to play ball. So what started as us 'just stopping by to see who was playing' turned into us actually playing and being gone 2 hours. I needed a really good excuse to tell my mom and us playing ball wasnt it. I lied and told my mom we got chased by some skinheads(b/c they were really around our neighborhood at the time) and we hid in someone's backyard. We called the police and I filled out a police report. Hey if you're gonna gotta be commited to it!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Faith Without Works

"Black folk got too much damn religion anyways" - O Dog "Menace To Society" (I think!)

So the lady in D.C. obviously goes crazy and kills her 4 girls ranging in ages from 5 to 17 years old. Said that the kids were possessed by demons and died in their sleep. It looks as though she just couldnt handle the stress of raising the girls after her husband died of cancer last February. It would occur to me that if thats the case she really shoulda reached out for help, but you know how stigmatized the black community is regarding mental health issues and all but thats not the point......

Now it appears that the social worker who had previous contact with the family is speaking out AFTER THE FACT and saying that the woman, Banita Jacks, appeared to have mental health issues when she visited the house in April to investigate why the 17 yr old had stopped going to school. The social worker even went so far as to say she thought that Jacks was holding her own daughter hostage inside the house. So the question begs to be asked. WHY THE HELL DIDNT THEY JUST GET A WARRANT AND GO IN THE HOUSE THEN?!?!? Simple answer : Somehow someway they came under the impression the family had moved to Maryland!!! Not their problem anymore! But you know what? That isnt the point of this blog either. That social worker system needs some overhauling anyways. This we knew.

My problem is with the rest of the family. While it is true that the Jacks' have family in Maryland, they never moved there. The deceased husband's mother said that she tried to visit a couple times but was not allowed in the home. Then she said she received an abusive voicemail berating her for trying to visit. Now wouldnt all of this raise a red flag? If I were the grandmother I would be ready to kick in the door on some Biggie shit....or have some able bodied people to do it for me. But what does she do instead?

"I had been praying to God to bring them home to me."

You had been praying?!?!?!!? Listen, I do believe in the power of prayer. However I also feel as though prayer is useless in most cases if you dont follow through with some sort of action (if possible) towards whatever you are praying for. In this case, this lady coulda been more persistent if she felt something was truly wrong in the household. She's their grandmother for crying out loud! Anyone feel me?

Sometimes I feel like black folks rely upon religion too much and dont act. Remember 'Faith Without Works......' people. They go hand in hand.

"'cause even when you pray/the next day you gotta try/Cant wait for nobody to just fall out the sky!" - Cee-Lo "In Due Time"

Monday, January 07, 2008

The "You Decide If You Like" List

1. "Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity. - Oliver Sacks via the side of another Starbucks cup

2. I mean really what more is there to say?

3. btw this particular list will have more quotes than usual

4. As you'll soon see I have some fucking hilarious and insightful friends

5. I had no intention of even listing again so soon, but this one was sorta begging to be written

6. So Obama takes Iowa (and as of this listing prolly New Hampshire too), huh?

7. I really really want him to have like double the secret service.....and even some more security to watch the secret service dudes

8. You cant put nothing past those good ol boys

9. But with that said........

10. "If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

11. I aint no ordinary nigga/Look around/This aint what ordinary get ya!" - Jay Z "Say Hello"

12. How'd you allow yourself to get played by a dude named JuneBug!!?!!

13. Shit he had betta had hella game with a name like JuneBug in 2008!

14. Im a little pissed b/c the Milli Vanilli CD I ordered thru amazon didnt come with the CD case

15. And yes I said Milli Vanilli......that album is classic. You cant deny that!

16. There arent many things I love more than bending over and spreading 'em for

17. Les I know you feel me on that *pat pat*

18. "Hey if I fuck her, I fuck her. If I dont fuck her....fuck her!" - Ontario circa 2003

19. Dude said that in the midst of conversation. He didnt stop to think about or put it together. He just said it. Fucking brilliant!!

20. A tad misogynistic I admit, but brilliant nonetheless lol

21. Im becoming more and more guarded of my time as of late

22. Like I need a super fantastic reason to go out....otherwise I'd rather go home, watch The Golden Girls and laugh my ass off

23. My time (and yours) is waaaay too valuable to be putting up with people and their bullshit

24. If the bullshit they bring far outweighs any possible joy I advise you to take up Mina's newfound interest.....

25. "I've developed a new found interest in watching people partake in the sport of rock-kicking!" - Mina

26. Say word!!!!!

27. Sometimes I wonder if some of these hotel guests are slow, stupid or just a little retarded

28. If stupidity were a crime I would be forced to make citizen's arrests about as often as I inhale!

29. "And Im back on my grind/A psychic read my lifeline/Told me in my lifetime/My name would help light up the Chicago skyline/....I'm a star, how could I not shine?!?!?" - Kanye West "I Wonder"

30. Yup....SMG us!

31. D'Leo and I are finna turn this mutha out MC Hammer style!

32. I guess I dont have to send the search party after all, huh Nai ;)

33. So people really used pigeons to send messages and letters back and forth, huh?

34. When you think about it, unless someone was Dr. Doolittle out that mug and able to effectively communicate with the pigeons, how the hell could anyone be assured that their letter would get to its intended location?

35. You see the type of randomness listing lends itself to?

36. "Come on now! How the fuck you in the McDonalds drive thru beggin and trying to make mu'fuckas feel bad but you whip out a cell phone while walking away?" - Andrea

37. I dunno what to tell you Drea.....the world is a hustle. I once tried to offer a street dude some spaghetti that I didnt touch that came with my meal and he said he didnt like italian!

38. My follow-through sucks Malaysian monkey nuts at times

39. At least I recognize this problem though. I suppose it gives me a better chance at fixing it, huh?

40. I think The Pats will finish the season undefeated

41. Am I the only one who thinks Fox's new show 'Moment of Truth' is just wrong on so many levels?

42. For the love of any and everything sacred PLEEEEEEEASE give the writers what they want!!!

43. "When you listen to the list of side effects of almost every drug on the market, every cure, it renews my faith in vaseline, vapor rub, a poultice of onions, aspirin, uncoated, and a lot other old timey remedies, peroxide, iodine, and the like." - Mama Ackie

44. Im saying...a decrease in blood pressure and rashes among other things aint worth 'restless leg syndrome'.

45. And really that even real? They be making shit up to get you to take all these damn drugs

46. "Take your time/Baby dont you rush a thing/Dont you know I know/we are all struggling/ I know it is hard/but we will get by..." - Mary J. Blige "My Life"

47. I tell you about trying to give trifling black folks the benefit of the doubt.......

48. It is possible to give of yourself too much at times

49. Effective time management allows for so much more to get done

50. "And this here's the next chapter in my life/An ongoing saga I decided to write/I decided it's right!/You decide if you like/You decided you like/God bless and goodnight!" - Rapper Big Pooh "When Everything Is New"

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Brand New

Im through with making resolutions. Instead Im opting to focus on 'just doing'. Ya know, not talking about it but being about it? So with that said I just wanted to post some quotes
about fresh starts and the like.

Happy New Year. Make it your best one ever!

"Beginning is easy.....continuing is hard" - Japanese Proverb

"The first step towards getting somwhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are" -Anonymous

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want" - Ben Stein

"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning..." - Joseph Priestley

"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down" - Mary Pickford

"Every person should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one according to the circumstances; but on the first of January let every person gird themselves once more, with their face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are the past." - Henry Ward Beecher