Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Softcore Porn

So last week I was at my parents house for Christmas and I was up one night watching Transformers the movie and after it went off some softcore porn movie came on. It had some title like Bikini Bureau or some foolishness. Anyway, I hadn’t seen a softcore porn movie in at least 12 years, I mean once you turn 18 what’s the point, plus with all the free porn you can get on the web these days watching softcore is an exercise in futility. This brings forth the following question, why even make these movies any more to begin with? Seriously, the only market for this genre has to be 12-17 year old boys that have no access to the web… and even then it’s not like they are paying the cable bill. I’ll take 2 hours of Family Guy, which seems to be on no less than 4 different channels these days than the annoyance of very awkward looking oral sex.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Y'all

Like TI says, "Stop lookin at what you ain't got, and start bein' thankful for what you do got." Not necessarily the Queen's English, but you get the drift...

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Reflection

So I just got off the the phone with the Ex-Lady. I had texted her to let her know there is a sale this week at the National Jeans Company, and in the past, we'd go shopping there together. Anyway, we chatted, and I came to realize that if we were still together she'd be getting a ring this year for Christmas. How crazy is that and how much have things changed? But I was contemplating if I would have bought her a ring out of obligation or would it have been really what I wanted to do. Things def weren't perfect between the two of us, but there are still elements of her that I still find as perfect for me...It's funny, after nearly a year of officially being broken up 9 months of living separately you'd think that would be enough time for me to commit to someone else, but I'm starting to wonder if I'm still hung up on the Ex-Lady...and I wonder if she's hung up on me...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Do Your Civic Duty

So I took the day off to go down to my hometown and vote. I’m still registered there obviously and thought it would be a nice day to use a vacation day. So in this historic election where we will either see the first black president or the first female vice president of our country, I refer to an old Chris Rock skit, where he discusses the OJ Simpson verdict. Check out the video starting around the 1:00 mark or just watch the whole thing because Chris Rock is hilarious.



Basically, he says that when the not guilty verdict came out, black people were way too happy and white people were way too mad…and although people from all races are supporting Obama, I still think there will be a lot of the same sentiment. This election should not be about race, but trust me tonight you will hear a lot about the black vote, the male white vote and the female vote. But regardless, I hope everyone goes out to vote, regardless of who you vote for, you can’t complain four years from now unless you cast your vote today.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I Got Problems With: Skirts with Leggings



Who the hell decided this is fashion?!?! Seriously, this is hideous,
and this isn't event the worst I've seen. Usually I see women wearing
green, red, purple or some ridiculous color for leggings and then some
terrible pink flowing skirt. Honestly, not only is this a horrible
look, but the fact that people are buying into this look makes them
buffoons. Idk if this is hot across the country or just in my general
area, but it needs to go away with the quickness. I'm all for leggings
and skirts, on their own...but together is just a train wreck. I miss
the days of sorority black pants, and those of you that know what I'm
talking about understand how wonderful those were...

Friday, October 17, 2008

Does It Get Any Better...

Taken from Walkoff Walk and Babes Love Baseball...

iPod Friday

Okay, so I'm going to start recommitting myself to this blog. Not only because my 3 readers are missing out on some good stuff, but because 1) its simply good for me, 2) its a form a discipline. It's too easy to just say I'll write later and then never do it...the worst part is I keep thinking of great things to write about and then forget about them two days later...ugh...anyway, let's start with iPod Friday back in the mix....



My current jump off...

Friday, October 3, 2008

iPod Friday

It's been a good end of the week after being immobile for 3 days...I'm in the mood to take over the city...but the Sox are on TV against the Halos and we all know that takes priority. There is always Saturday night...

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Stuck in My Head

This song has been stuck in my head for the last 24 hours...I guess I'm trying to convince myself things are all right...Streets is Watchin'...people are talking...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

You Know What Sucks?

Being laid up in my apt for the last three days from a combination of back pain and a cold/flu. I was in a car accident several years ago which caused a serious injury to my back and every so often it acts up, but these last few days have been like no other. I haven't been out of my house since Sunday morning around 2am. I've taken so much Advil over the last 48 hours I'm afraid of creating a habit forming addiction. I swear the pills don't even help except for the first 10 mins after I take them cause mentally I think they are actually working. I should just swallow sugar cubes instead. Of course, even though I'm at home, I still forced myself to work because I'm a glutton for punishment. Speaking of which I need to take 8 days off before Christmas (and then 5 between Christmas and NYE), I gotta work that out soon. It's quite sad I've had more contact with the Banker's cat, which I can't stand, than any other living creature.

Friday, September 26, 2008

iPod Friday

Meant to get this up this morning, but I'm getting killed at work...damn brand plan...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stupid Facebook

So I’m developing a love/hate relationship with Facebook. We all know it is super addictive, and it’s almost an insult if someone hasn’t commented on a photo of yours, written on your wall, sent a friend request or sent you a message within a 24 hour period. Idk if it’s worse not getting a FB update in your email or not getting a phone call/txt throughout the day. But it has reconnected me to some people I have lost touch with and I'm genuinely happy I have a new means to communicate with them. I get to see wedding pix, baby pix, plan trips, etc...Anyway, being familiar with FB I’m sure you’re all familiar with FB stalking. Well, it’s not really stalking, it’s just the fact that the application automatically tracks all the actions of your friends. You see the pix of your friends with people you don’t know, or you read a note on someone’s wall that seems a little too friendly. Anyway, this is all good with people I’m just friends with. The problem arises when updates come through with the women I’ve hung out with over the last few months. I’m not a jealous guy, but weird emotions come up when you see a girl you have had some sort of intimacy with in a new pic with some random dude. Now chances are the dude is just a friend cause FB blows up people’s spots and makes the FB world assume things. The same thing has happened on my end, with friends in a pic saying she can’t wait to be the future Mrs. DCD or people commenting that a female friend and I would make a good couple, so that can mess up the minds of those that are FB stalking me. Anyway, the addiction is ridiculous, it’s like intentionally trying to make yourself feel hurt or jealous, for no good reason. FB is like heroin, not that I'd know, but just the thought of not using it gives me the shakes, but it feels so good to be popular...this has got to be bad for me and society in general...

Friday, September 19, 2008

iPod Friday

God why is it so hard to find time to blog these days...doesn't my job understand I need to feed the attention of 5 people. Anyway, I'm leaving for Scottsdale on Sunday for a work related conference, at least there I'll be able to write...check it...

Friday, September 12, 2008

iPod Friday

Better late than never...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Potpourri

Sorry for being MIA, life gets in the way of blogging at times. Hell I didn't even do an iPod Friday last week. School has started back up, so now I'm focused on pushing through these last two semesters and I'll be all done. Of course I was at the Pats game on Sunday and I haven't been right since Brady went down. Don't get me wrong, I'm backing Matt Cassel, but it's like a small part of went cold at the moment Brady went down. Not because of my love of Brady, but just because the event of seeing the Patriots has always been a great bonding experience for my Dad and I, and although there are still plenty of games to see, when something so enjoyable almost feels like it has been taken away, all the potential memories to be remembered for this season seemed to have disappeared. But who know, Cassel could be another amazing sub that just needed his chance to shine.

At work the other day a co-worker asked me if I was bringing my wife on a business trip, to which I responded "I'm not married." Strangely, I was quite pleased to have someone think I was married. Not sure why, but maybe it was just good knowing someone out there thought I had the right characteristics to be married. Idk, but like I said, inwardly, it made me happy.

Other than that moment, the last three days have been so dull and lifeless. I'm in a funk and I'm not sure why...I haven't been going out. My nights consist of cooking, watching tv, smoking a butt on the balcony and bed...hell I didn't even go out over Labor Day weekend...I didn't think I'd need another recharge this soon after my VA trip, but who knows...

So I'm starting to lean more towards Obama in the election. Although I'm fiscally conservative, in the grand scheme tax breaks for big business or for the middle class aren't going to really effect me as an individual. Especially within the next eight years. So if I don't care about the fiscal outlook, why Obama? I'm socially liberal. I'm pro-choice, a supporter of gay marriage, thinks creationism is silly (even as a Catholic) and probably am on the left of any other social issue out there. So if fiscal policy is a wash for me, I have to make a decision based on some value, and social platform is where I think I'm heading.

Okay, now I have to read for class tonight, I might actually have to buy a Red Bull to get through the next 4 hours before I can head home...wish me luck...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Everything I Love: The University

I love my undergraduate educational institution. Today I was driving to work and I saw this old guy wearing a t-shirt that had my school on it. Automatically I wanted to yell out of my car part of the Good Ole Song. Yes, it's called that, I went to a Southern school, enough said. It's amazing the sense of pride and the excitement just seeing the logo on a shirt or on a car gives me. A lot of people loved college for the parties, or the friends they made, or simply because of the education, but my love for my school goes beyond that, which is way I'm so happy I went there. The school itself feels like a part of my family, a member that I'm extremely proud to associate with. Short post I know, but sometimes you just gotta put the goodness out there....

Friday, August 29, 2008

iPod Friday

I can't believe it's Labor Day weekend...although summer is not officially over, it certainly feels like it is. School buses will be back on the streets, no more summer hours at work, MBA classes are starting up again, just not a fun time...and I'm already exhausted and the weekend hasn't even kicked off...well, let's watch some videos...






Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Life Ain't Always Peaches N' Cream...

So last night threw me for a loop. I had just gotten home from a semi-successful fantasy draft when I find the Banker in his room with the door open drinking out of a flask. I'm saying to myself this can't be good, I mean we do have glasses. Honestly, that was my thought process. So I go into his room, ask him why he's drinking out of a flask and with a tear rolling down from his eye he says "It's been a rough night. I found out that my little brother is dead." WHOA! I toss my keys and cell phone on his desk and my laptop bag to the floor and just have a seat in his chair. I couldn't even say "I'm sorry." The kid was 24 years old and had a lot of demons. I won't get into them simply out of respect for the dead and my roommate. Regardless of the kid's past, the idea of someone so young passing away hits me hard. The Banker felt guilty that he didn't try hard enough with his kid brother, and that he wrote him off at times because of the things he put the family through. But of course DCD has to turn into the logical, unemotional rock and remind him that you can't control the past, just the present, and that everyone makes their own decisions when it comes down to it. What lead to his brother's death was a series of bad choices culminating into an ultimate selection which most likely cost him his life.

My best friend as a kid died when he was 24 from a staph infection. Ever since then the deaths of those younger than me has really hit home. I used to think that it was God's Will to take a life before we thought it was their time, and honestly, the Catholic in me still believes that for the most part. But I know if I had heard that news about my brother or sister I couldn't justify it with religion. I would be angry and distraught. Hell, I was angry driving into work this morning just at the concept of getting that type of news. It's so cliché, but we need to make time for those we care about. I went boating/fishing with my fam last Saturday. My parents were so thrilled to have their three children around at the same time actually doing something unified as a group. I was particularly happy to spend time with my fam because whenever I visit home, my bro has his people over, my sister just stays in her room and talks to her friends, mom cooks and my dad and I bend our elbows at our bar. I'm not trying to preach this to anyone, cause anyone with any sort of love for people already knows this stuff, I just needed some therapy today, and this is a lot cheaper than seeing a shrink.

Friday, August 22, 2008

iPod Friday

Well, this isn't a true iPod Friday...I decided to work from home since the majority of my office is out on vacation or just taking a long weekend to enjoy the weather...so this morning I didn't actually pump up the jams, instead I did laundry. Anyway...just some music that matches my life right now...





Thursday, August 21, 2008

Everything I Love: My Apartment

My apartment is the shit, plain and simple. Back in May me and my roommate, who shall be known as the Banker, moved into our place and it's been the good life ever since. The central air is great, even though I prefer a cool breeze from outside. The kitchen is totally modern and we're within a stone's throw of a ton of restaurants and bars. We have individual bathrooms which is crucial with two dudes that eat a lot of crap. An in unit washer and dryer, but the best part is my balcony. Every night I take a few minutes to go out there and just chill. Of course this has contributed to me smoking once or twice a night, but I'm not going to have this balcony for long and I'm going to take full advantage of the warm weather. When it starts getting cold, going out there will become a rarity. Plus, the Banker and I initially said we would just do this for a year before buying our own places. I'll probably get a condo closer to the city and he'll probably buy a single family more towards Metro West. Nothing really funny or deep about this, but it's been awhile since I've actually professed some appreciation for something in my life.

Friday, August 15, 2008

iPod Friday

Crazy week. Actually I think I forgot to mention last week that I got a promotion at my job...say word...word! But like they say, the more money you make the more problems you get...well I guess this isn't a big problem, but my phone won't power on, and I don't have Sprint's insurance, just the manufactures. In 10+ years I have never had a problem with a cell phone so why pay the extra $7 a month? The solution to getting it fixed is to mail the phone to Alabama and wait 2 weeks for them to fix it. Honestly, I'd rather just buy a new phone. Of course since I bought the phone less than a year ago, I don't get any automatic discounts, and since most Sprint phones suck, all I want is either a Blackberry or an Instinct. So I'm debating on whether or not to drop $300+ on a phone, which I think is ridic. I gotta call Sprint today and threaten to move to Verizon to see if they’ll hook up a loyal customer. Anyway, let's rock out with our cocks out, just kidding, but we are going to rock out...



Friday, August 8, 2008

I Got to Have It

So EB and I were talking about how couples living together can go weeks at a time without having sex and basically think nothing of it, yet singles and couples that see each other maybe 2-3 times a week really notice how long it's been since they have had sex. Singles in particular because they never really know when their next piece of ass will show up. This came up because as of today it's been 16 days since I've done the do. I'm pretty much freaking out about this as this is probably the longest draught I've been in since February. But when I was living with the Ex I could do 2 weeks without blinking. Now I can't sleep at night. Oh and let me include that I'm basically having a self imposed "Contest" with myself. For those of you that are not familiar with this term, you should be ashamed, but basically it figures out how long you can be "master of your domain." Why am I doing this? I have no idea, but honestly, after 5 days I can't sleep. I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't get back to bed.

Anyway, so I'm thinking couples that live together don't think about the time between sex as much because they get in routines. You go to work, come home, eat dinner, talk about your day, maybe the guy watches a game and the girl reads, the girl does all her pre-bed practices while the guy watches more tv, the girl goes to bed and the guy follows when the game is over. Rinse and repeat. You both know you're there and if one person makes a move chances are you'll copulate, so maybe couples take it for granted. Sometimes it turns into a "we should have sex because it's a special occasion" thing or you went to a party and both people got really drunk. Actually, it's not that bad, because there is no pressure to ever make it happen. As a single, you might have one shot to close the deal and that's it...so when there hasn't even been an opportunity to get in there the mind starts to panic. So since I'm in this valley so to speak, the Contest will hopefully give me that "the longer you've been without it, the less you miss it" feeling. But for some reason I feel like there will be a lot more sleepless nights before that happens...

iPod Friday

Yet another Friday is upon us…God the weather has sucked up here lately…that gets a playa depressed…dead day in the office, so I’ll be able to post about a convo EB and I had the other day…





Monday, August 4, 2008

Lucky Me

Over last the week I've been pulled over my officers of the law twice. It's kind of crazy considering I haven't been pulled over in several years, but luckily I didn't get a ticket either time. I have no idea how I've been so fortunate with them, but something has been on my side. The first cop pulled me over for not stopping at a stop sign. Where I work, drivers have to be very aggressive and on my street in particular people actually roll past the stop sign and sit waiting to turn in the cross street. My belief is that if I'm actually at the stop sign waiting and I'm behind a car that rolled through it, I should be able to turn as soon as the car in front of me does, not necessarily wait another 3 seconds before pulling off. Well, this cop obviously didn't agree. Anyway, he pulls me over, asks when the last time I had a moving violation was, and I answered never. Which is according to my driving record is correct. He said "Okay, we'll keep it that way." To my shock, I was getting off, not even with a warning. I apologized and headed off.

Saturday night/Sunday morning I'm coming home from the Springsteen concert. Which by the way was phenomenal. I wasn't even a big Boss fan but my friend the Queen (no this is not a reference to a gay man) had won tix and offered them to me so that I could take one of the prospects. Side note: I'm a total Springsteen fan now, I would see his show anytime he comes to Boston. I rarely buy CDs, the last two I bought were American Gangster and Graduation, but I totally plan on getting Magic now. I digress, so I'm driving, not drunk as I had time to sleep off the beer since we were stuck in the parking lot for 2 hours and then had another hour to drive to get my car from my buddy's place. I'm tired and just trying to get us home and I guess I just wasn't paying attention because I was doing 65 in and 35, which is the equivalent of a $300 ticket. I get pulled over, I'm worried about the beer on my breath, and the fact that it's 3:15am. The Trooper asked me if I knew why I was being pulled over. I respond that I didn't know. He says he would have let me go if I had just said speeding. I don't think you're ever supposed to admit to guilt though. Anyway, we have some friendly banter, he basically wanted to see how much father I needed to go before getting home. He can tell I'm not drunk which thankfully I really wasn't. He goes back to his car, comes back, hands me my license and registration and lets me off. He basically just says to slow it down. I thank him for his leniency and that take off. I have no clue why he let me go. Maybe just being respectful and apologetic really does get you far with some officers/troopers.

So they say good/bad things usually happen in threes. I really just hope my third good thing doesn't involve the police again.

Friday, August 1, 2008

iPod Friday

It's getting harder and harder to find videos on YouTube that can be posted, I might have to start looking elsewhere for these jams. I really hate the still photo with the track in the background...



Monday, July 28, 2008

Outta Control

Okay I'm all for things being sexed up, but this really has to cross the line...
(bestweekever.tv)

The Demons That Haunt Me

The problem with being a chameleon so to speak is it is very easy to forget who you are and what you want in life because you're too busy being everything else to all other people. Eventually, there is a breaking point where who you really are backlashes against everything else a person projects to these numerous different groups. Now obviously I'm talking about myself here. And I'm actually quite happy I'm able to interact with so many different people and groups, but the crazy thing is although I have relationships with all walks of life, and I still maintain this "me against the world" outlook. That shocks people when all they have seen is the "love everyone" side of me, and then I break it down to the "I don't trust anyone but me," feelings I have maintained within for 14+ years. I may be 30, but it wasn't until the middle of high school when I decided to live by this philosophy. The scariest thing about it is it really transforms who I am. There is a running joke amongst my circle of friends that there is this character Angry Black that lives inside of me. He was born in college. I would get mad and punch telephone poles, leaving my knuckles bloodied the next day. The worst was when I constantly walked around with an aluminum baseball bat and one day destroyed a set of patio furniture, albeit cheap, after hearing some disturbing news. My friends had to sit me down for basically an intervention because I was letting my anger get out of control to the point where grown men were scared for me and themselves.

Upon moving back to Boston, Angry Black would show up once in a while, not the violent guy but more so the f' the world guy, I don't need anyone, yada yada yada. He has been silent for some time now, but this weekend he made a surprising return and idk why. Life has been good. It's been a fantastic summer. Hell, there have been very few times in my life that I have been so happy for such an extended amount of time. The problem with Angry Black is that he takes out his beliefs on those that actually look out of his best interests as opposed to those that actually make this monster emerge. I guess there has been some anger in me since the break up with the Lady for awhile and I never really had a chance to let it out. I was bummed, but I never allowed myself to really get sad. I surrounded myself with new women so I would mentally still feel wanted. Don't get me wrong, thus far two really great relationships that have future potential have blossomed, but a different one has become very destructive. But I think because the person that I let in the closest over the course of 5.5 years is gone, and we're slowly drifting further apart, the "me against the world" outlook decided to come back. If the person I thought I was going to rule the world with is no longer there, than it's just me versus everyone else, right?

I need to overcome that, it's not fair to me or to those around me. Everyone needs people, and even if I realize that 98% of the time, that 2% can have tragic results. But maybe I needed this moment; maybe I needed to regress just a little bit to see where I actually am, and who I've really become in the last few years. In the past I never regretted Angry Black's actions because he was a part of me, but I'm too responsible now, I'm too grown. Most importantly I'm too lucky for those whose actions should always be a reminder that it's not me against the world, it's us against the world.

Friday, July 25, 2008

iPod Friday

Getting the post in early this morning, woke up feeling good and being right...





Wednesday, July 23, 2008

From Now On, You Only Pee While Sitting Down

So today I decided to go to the 6th floor to use the bathroom. I just saw a lot of people in the 8th floor bathroom today and just felt dirty in it. Plus the 6th floor always seems cleaner, has more light and smells better. Anyway, I'm down there clearing some room because I have a business related dinner tonight and someone else comes in. He goes into a stall, sits, pees, gets up and leaves the bathroom without washing his hands. Point 1) do men actually sit down to pee? That's part of the beauty about being a man, we can stand to pee. And it's not like the urinals were full, no one else was in the bathroom. Point 2) dude passed gas, even if nothing solid or liquid came out, I would think you do a wipe for sanity sake. Point 3) does peeing while sitting absolve guys from washing their hands? I seriously hope not because you still have to touch your business when you sit. Idk, just odd stuff in the men's room today.

Friday, July 18, 2008

VA Friday

I'm down in NoVA this weekend getting a recharge from the drama of Boston. So no iPod jams today, but I did see an awesome 80's cover band last night and they played one of my fav songs...

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Did He Really Just Write That?




I'm pretty good at my job, actually I'd go on to say that at my company, I've completely changed how this function is performed and basically have redefined what would be listed in the job requisition. I try not to pat myself on the back too often, but there has been a lot of good feedback lately and I feel particularly good about how I fit within the department and company. Unfortunately, little things which most people are unaware of tick me off. Dave Chappelle actually did a sketch on this under his "When Keepin' It Real Goes Wrong," umbrella. I've met all of the Regional Managers that work in our sales force, and although in this day and age, race shouldn't surprise people, but I'm sure they weren't expecting to meet a black dude, especially since I've been told I "sound white" over the phone. I guess the "AB" (all-business) side comes out and people can't tell. But anyway, one of the compliments I frequently get from these managers is "You da man!" Literally spelled out like that. Now I know salespeople are social creatures that adapt to who they are directing their words to, but come on now, I don't think I've ever said "You da man." I've asked "Who's the Man?" Which of course the answer in invariably DCD, but still who actually types "da" in a business email? I think I should start dropping N-bombs all over the place, start calling these guys my n*****s, not that I even call my friends that cause regardless of what people say, taking ownership of that word is not empowering. I wonder how that would fly, probably not so well, but I think it would be an interesting social experiment.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Are You F'in Kidding Me?!?!

While reading TBL today, Cousins of Ron Mexico posted about a new movie coming out in the UK called Donkey Punch. I shit you not, Donkey Punch, and from the trailer, it seems like there is an actual Donkey Punch in the movie. Check out the trailer and a brief write up here.

Friday, July 11, 2008

iPod Friday

Crazy, crazy week...once again I don't understand women. They are crazy, period...more on that later...



Monday, July 7, 2008

I Can't Believe White America is Just Finding Out About This

While reading Deadspin today I saw an article on the phrase No Homo. I just find it really funny how long black people can keep certain language on the low without it blowing up. The first time I heard this was two summers ago from my then 16 year old brother. Hell, my man Rob even knew this was old news. I just find it funny that some people really make a big deal discovering new slang...now if only my people would get excited over the newest Brazilian or Indian Mutual fund...le sigh...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Back Out West...

I'm in Seattle on a mixture of business and pleasure. Once or twice I year, I get to go out and do some field work for my company. So I got them to send me out to Seattle to hang out for the next 3 days, 1 day travel, 1 day work, 1 day fun. Yeah, not an extended vaca, but it's something new and I get to see my bud that moved out here from PHX about 9 months ago. I'm hoping to catch a Mariners game on the 4th or maybe go on a tour of the underground city. I'll see the 4th fireworks here and then Saturday morning jumping on a flight to get back to the Bean so I can enjoy that night back home.

Friday, June 27, 2008

iPod Friday

It's a lovely Friday. Most of my office is out at a volunteer event, I'm in the office cause I need to get shizz done this afternoon, so in order to bounce at noon I gotta hang inside. Anyway, I already am starting to feel small differences in my body with this new workout routine, I'm actually hungry in the morning now! And instead of getting a big whole fatty bacon, egg and cheese sandwich, I'm eating oatmeal. Oh and I'm drinking a ton of water in the morning, I read somewhere it was really good for your abs to drink water in the morning...anyway, I heard one of my fav DMB songs thins morning, so I'm feeling good and being right...





Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ooo, Ahh, Eeee, Exercise...

So in my on going search to find an exercise program I can stick with I fell on this, one hundred push ups in 6 weeks. I can usually do sit ups til the cows come home and I want to incorporate running into this program, but I hate lifting and I figured push ups really are the ultimate form of exercise. So the goal for this program is not to simply do 100 push ups, but to do 100 push ups in a row at the end of 6 weeks. Now when I was a kid, and 70-80lbs lighter, I could bang out 30-40 push ups after practicing whatever sport I was involved in at the time. Now, getting to 25 is a chore.

I started the program last night, and it was surprising. Like I mentioned above, I can still get through 25 straight, but this program has the individual do 5 sets of push ups. The first day consisted of a set of 10, then another 10, then 8, 6 and 7. So I did the first 10, took my 60 second rest, started with the next 10 and my arms were already feeling rubbery. After the third set I was feeling a real burn...I don’t know all the mechanics of working out, but these mini sets hurt so much more than just going non stop. By the final set I had to just rest in the push up position before I could finish the last two.

Anyhoo, DCD is getting naked too often not to be in better shape, so hopefully I'll maintain this and use my blog as a way to stay true to the program.

Friday, June 20, 2008

iPod Friday

Well, I heard a bunch of good songs this morning, but since I actually post videos on Friday, I decided iPod Friday would be more like Celtics Rolling Rally Friday. We have one song still int he mix, but the fan's eye view of the rally is more appropo today, as well as a Reebok commercial which brings a tear to my eye...Boston Basketball.








Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Championship Town


Another day, another Boston championship. Just a triumphant return to the top of the hill, the Boston Celtics for the 17th time are World Champs. I wish I could tip my hat to the Lakers, but they were just awful, how in the hell did they even get passed the Spurs? And I’m convinced the Pistons and maybe even the Cavs would have beat the Lakers too. Kobe quit after the first half. Gasol has got to be the softest 7 footer in the league, and their bench has no spark or energy. They will be a different team with Bynum back next year, but good god how overrated was the West. Anyway, congrats to P Dub, The Big Ticket, Jesus Shuttlesworth, Glen “Doc” and the rest of the team. Now get to work on resigning Posey.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Addict?

So I was wondering if I’m addicted to women. Not addicted to sex, seriously I don’t even masturbate everyday (and I don’t shave everyday either) but genuinely addicted to women like some people have alcohol addictions and others gambling, I think I have a true addiction to women, or at least the female form. I’ve told people in the past that I know how I’m going to die. It’ll be in the car accident because instead of paying attention to the road I will have been checking out some chick in workout gear, or a sundress. I seriously cannot stop my head from turning when I see a woman, even if she’s not good looking by my standards, I’ll still find something to check out on her. I might have written this before, but I have the knack to find the good in all ass. I swear I could be out with Marisa Miller, Eva Mendes or Gabrielle Union and if Plain Jane walked passed us I’d still have to make an effort to not look away from my date. I got issues man…or maybe I’m just a man.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Let's Get Naked....


So I’ve been thinking about this post for awhile now, and finally I have time to write it. Not that it’s extremely dense in nature or anything like that, but after weeks of having a ridiculous schedule, I actually got to vege this afternoon, watch a couple of movies and now I can type.

So anyway, as a single man now, sex with different women is going down…I’m not slutting it up by any means, but over the course of the last couple of months I’ve seen a couple naked bodies. What caught my attention is how easy it is to be naked with someone else, even on the first time. Remember when we were kids, and we were told to hide our business, cover up and don’t play with that? Well you would think after all that was ingrained in us, when we would sleep with someone new for the first time a person would be shy and squeamish. But that has not been the case at all, hell it hasn’t been that way since the first time I had sex. The goal now is to get your clothes off asap, and after you do the deed, there is no discomfort in just laying there naked. Laying there naked is actually a good sign that there will be a round two...

So I’m just wondering when did we mentally get like that? Just being comfortable naked, and at times with a complete stranger, that you happen to know biblically. Is it just a maturity thing, once a girl has seen one dick then each new one is nothing novel for her and once a guy has seen some boobs and box, well it pretty much is what it is? Don’t get me wrong, every new pair of boobs I see is great blessing and every box I get to munch is like trying out a brand new restaurant, but at the same time, the lobster ravioli isn’t going to change that much from one Italian joint to the next, unless you dine at the Olive Garden which is an abomination.

Now trust me, I’m all for naked time all the time…but the evolution of getting nude and being comfortable with it interests me…

Thursday, June 12, 2008

3-1


Hmmm….once again, all the experts who said the Lakers would win this series can lick m’sack! 3-1 bitches! My God Ray-Ray got to the basket way too easily at the end of the game. Posey and House came through big. And of course the PGA Tour did their thing as they should...Oh, and let's talk about all the celeb fans there...Will Smith (from Philly), JT (from Memphis), Larry David (from NY), such bandwagon bitches...at least Spike Lee was open enough to say "Anyone but Boston." Like I said before BOSTON BASKETBALL!!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Grown Man!


I hate to quote myself but what did I write the other day, "If Powe is in the playoff rotation, he will surprise the nation. The guy is raw talent that still needs to be developed, but against a small Laker lineup, Powe truly has a chance to shine."

Boston Basketball my man!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Beat LA!


It's been a long time since I've posted on something sports related, but I've been reading a lot of the "experts" opinion on the Lakers/Celtics match up and quite frankly, they are all idiots.

Will this series go 6 or 7 games, most likely. Will the Lakers win the series, not very likely. I was discussing this earlier today, like the NFL in the NBA defense eventually wins out, plain and simple. The Celtics are the best defensive team in the league, by far. On the Lakers side, you can put any 5 out on the court, but other than Kobe, (who is overrated as a defensive player, people are prone to think his skills on offensive and overall quickness translates to defensive prowess), no one can play a lick of D. You think Odom or Gasol can handle KG...come on now, that's just silly. I would trust Bynum on KG over either one of those two. Most likely it will be Odom though, which leaves Gasol on Perk. Gasol will get some points, he's a finesse guy, but he can't bang underneath with Perk. The boards on both ends of the court will be controlled by the C's. Let's not forget that depending on who Kobe d's up against, either Allen or Pierce will have a field day with whomever is guarding them other than Kobe.

Then you look at the Celtics defense, Pierce or Allen will guard Kobe. Pierce has probably been the best defensive player in the playoffs this year. He's contained some of the best offensive players in the league in three series' and still had some phenomenal games on the offensive end. Kobe will get his 25, he's Kobe, gotta respect that, but the role players can't step up against the C's. KG and Perk are too much for Odom and Gasol to work on. I think they are both solid guys, but they succeed against soft teams. This reminds me of back in the day when ACC teams would play Big East teams, and the ACC known for it's perimeter shooting would get pounded by the physicality of a Georgetown or St. John's. This is exactly what's going to happen in this series. And the difference is this isn't just a one game ordeal where LAL could tough it out for one game, they are going to be hurting for at least 3 games, and they have to show some resolve that they can in fact measure up physically.

Now let's discuss the benches. Farmar, Vujacic, Turiaf and Walton, do people seriously believe that bench is stronger than Posey, House, Brown, Powe and Davis? Davis probably won't get as much time in this round as he did in the past, and I hope Doc keeps Cassell's ass on the pine and plays House. Posey is a defensive stud that will knock down every open three you give him. House is instant energy, and I hate that term, but the players and the fans kick it up a notch when Eddie checks in. The guy is a smart player too, he sticks with the plan, as opposed to Cassell who creates his own plans. Brown has been a tremendous asset. Yes he's old admittedly, but he doesn't play outside of his game. He only takes shots that have a high probability of going in. He doesn't get caught up in screens or over rotates (probably because he's not fast enough to do so anyway), and he's another big body in the lane. If Powe is in the playoff rotation, he will surprise the nation. The guy is raw talent that still needs to be developed, but against a small Laker lineup, Powe truly has a chance to shine.

The only true edge Showtime has is their coach. But let's not forget, Phil Jackson has always coached teams with big names on it. MJ, Pippen, Shaq, Kobe...and a host of good role players. Doc finally got a team like that this year and is doing what I think most coaches could have done with Jackson's teams. The players are professionals, they know how to play the game, a coaches job is simply to manage personalities and present ideas as well as a sense of calm or urgency to his team. Phil is probably better than that than Doc just from experience, but the fact remains, Jackson has had the two best players in the time on his teams, how much did he really need to do to get them to be successful?

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the series, I believe the Celtics will pull it out, but I'm not sure in how many games. David Stern works in mysterious ways and losing millions of dollars in revenue by not having a game 6 or 7 is not his style. The greatest thing about this series is the throw back to the 80s. Before I watched baseball or football I watched basketball. As much as I loved Boston then, I still had love for the Lakers because they were a totally different team. The personalities, the playing styles, the fans, the arenas, role players, everything was a polar opposite between LA and Boston, except for both teams desire to win. In recent history, no individual rivalry has come close to Bird and Magic. We have our great players, but there is no Kobe vs LeBron, or Duncan vs Shaq, it's not the same. But thankfully, for the NBA and its fans, I think we might get back to back years where the Lakers and Celtics meet in the finals, and if you think this year is a treat, if a rematch happens in 2009 that will blow the roof off of the Garden and Forum, well Staples Center, but for nostalgic purposes, it'll always be the GW Forum.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Terribles Tuesday

So per usual on a Tuesday at 3:24pm I'm at work, but I'm at a point where I just don't feel like doing anything else today. Grant it I will finish up what's on my plate, but I'm just exhausted right now. Tuesdays are quickly becoming my least favorite day of the week based on my schedule the prior day. On Mondays, I come in at my regular time, but instead of leaving at 6ish, I stay til 7:10, and then head to my class which is supposed to get out at 9:30, but the Prof has been keeping us til about 10pm which then in turn causes me to not get home until 10:30. Normally I could deal with that. But I just moved on Saturday and still haven't made the trek to the grocery store so I had to figure out what the hell was open at 10:30pm in my new town. The answer was the drive through at Wendy's. But for some godforsaken reason, it was packed. Wendy's on a Monday night at 10:30 jam packed. So it was either wait in line for my Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers and Crispy Chicken Nuggets or go home and eat Pop Tarts. Any, I ended up home at 11pm, ate, tried to steal some internet using a crappy loaner computer from my office, my regular comp needed some maintenance, and ended up in bed a little after midnight. Needless to say, after starting my last few weeks like that, Tuesdays have not been all that fun.

Anywhoo, I'm just ready to bust out of here, go shopping, cook and unpack more of my shizz. Anyway, other than the move, which was a fantastic success, things have been quiet. Just trying to get more of my summer travel locked down. Looks like Seattle will be a nice 4th of July trip, and then I'll hit VA a couple weeks after that. Vegas is being thrown into the mix now for late August, which I'm on the fence about. We'll see...okay, back to work...hopefully I can get to a post on being naked that I've been pondering for awhile.

Friday, May 30, 2008

iPod Friday Before I Move...

Yup yup, tomorrow morning I'll be moving all my crap to a deluxe apartment in the sky. No joke, I'm living it up as a bachelor for one year in this jump off and then hopefully by this time next year I'll be closing on a place of my own...I'm praying the housing market hasn't bottomed out yet. Anyway, I've been in a funk recently, and luckily the iPod has picked me up somewhat...and it's weird, I swear the iPod knows just the right things to play...



Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hey Y'all...Snibbity Diggity...

Sup sup peeps...been awhile since I actually had a real post. But considering I do this just for the fun of it, I guess lapses in posts are excusable. Anyway, things have been crazy, especially with my impending move next week. Nothing major, literally moving 3 miles away into a dope luxury community, but I hate moving in general, and my friends convinced me not to hire movers, so I'm stressed about getting everything done right...once I'm moved in I'll be able to breathe a little easier.

Summer session for school has started. Per usually I've become the team lead in my group projects. Unfortunately my ambition and a fear of failure doesn't allow me to put faith and trust in the rest of the group to get things in order. We have 5 assignments (3 group/2 individual) due in 5 weeks...but trust me, this is far easier than the syllabus for this class in the fall and spring. Hopefully we can knock out the two case write ups before the end of next week, and I can get my individual special topic written up then as well.

I'm at home today because my allergies have been a mess this weekend. It's awesome spending Memorial Day weekend on my couch sneezing and blowing my nose. The good life right here...but it just started raining, which is a blessing, the pollen will get depressed and I'll be able to breathe.

The lady scene is all over the place...no way to even describe where it starts, ends or where it will be in 4 weeks...

I gotta figure out my summer travel in the next couple of weeks too, looks like VA, NJ, Seattle and Vegas are possible destinations.

Anyway, I have a phone interview in 15mins, for a job I probably don't want, but I figure why not keep my skills sharp and maybe parlay this into a counter offer from my own company...

Aight, back to "preparing" for this interview....keep it hot like fish grease y'all...

Friday, May 23, 2008

iPod Friday

Crap I almost forgot to get this up...with summer session in full swing, work, preparing for an interview for a job I probably don't want and moving things have been on the heavy heavy...but the jams keep poppin...





Friday, May 16, 2008

I Got Problems With....

I’ve been meaning to post on these topics for awhile now, but I felt individually they were more like mini posts so I basically rolled three things I got problems with into one post because they all relate to driving. Let’s begin with people driving small cars. Now I’m all for driving an economic car that gets a high MPG ratio and is environmentally friendly. If I didn’t drive an SUV perhaps I’d consider a Prius, probably not…but regardless, these people in these small cars, Civics, Corollas, Spectras, Cobalts, whatever, they drive like they are behind the wheel of a stretch Hum-V. Passing a bus for these people requires them to be a good 12 feet away from the side of the bus, are you serious? If I leave more than 2 feet on the side I feel like I pussed out. Now I understand you may be a little afraid because if you do get into an accident with someone like me, my car will be fine while yours will turn into an accordion. But still, you don’t need to act like you have a big bodied Benz when you’re driving a piece crap. If you drive a small car, and it’s not for environmental or economical reasons, you’re better off on the bus or train.

Next, let’s talk about people who read while walking, and more specifically while crossing the street. Let me send out a big F U to those people. Look, I don’t care if you’re a pedestrian and you have the right of way, pay attention, look the fuck up and realize your slow ass is causing 6 cars to stay stuck at a busy intersection. The other day I shit you not, saw a woman stop on the sidewalk, look up and notice the signal said don’t walk, then proceeded to walk across the street with her head down in her book…if I could have gotten away with a hit and run at that moment I would have slammed the shit into her. Actually I wouldn’t have run, I would have gotten out of the car and yelled in her face, “That’s what you slow, pompous ass deserves!” I would have also done a dance of joy around her body as well…this is getting dark and disturbing, last case..

Bikes…not motorcycles, but bikes…they piss me the hell off...and here’s why…in many towns and cities there are bike lanes, they help keep the bikes out of the flow of car traffic and provides a buffer so that there is less of chance the cyclist gets hit. I’m all for that. What I hate are the bikers that decide the bike lane isn’t good enough for them and they need the entire street. Dude, you max out at 20 mph, I do that coming out of my driveway. Get the fuck out of my way. Here’s the bullshit part, these people think that bikes are motor vehicles too, so they think they have the same rights to the street as those of us that actually pay excise taxes, well why the hell do they get away with riding through red lights, or turning right on red when there is a sign clearly posted? Have you ever wanted to park on the side of the street and open your door just as a bike was coming so s/he would slam into it? Yeah I wouldn’t be happy with the damage to the interior of my car, but that would be such sweet satisfaction.

Damn, I need a massage or to do yoga or something...too much anger is inside me, it's like I'm turning to the Dark Side.

iPod Friday

Tough iPod Friday, every song this morning was either too slow for a fun day or just too obscure. Finally I heard something that although not the happiest of song sis one of my favs, and in addition I'll just through in a club jam I'm all about right now...



Friday, May 9, 2008

AMP Makes it All Right....

Was checking out the Big Lead who put me on to this commercial...ah how promiscuity has made its way into pop culture...

iPod Friday

I couldn't be happier today is Friday, it was just one of those weeks when I need to put everything in the office behind me for two days...let's hit it...





Wednesday, May 7, 2008

One Thing I'd Do Differently

One thing in life I try not to do is regret things I have or haven't done in the past. I try to just live and learn and not assume doing one thing or another would have drastically changed my present life. But a couple days ago I concluded that there is one thing I should have done differently in my life that I let slide by, and that is calling my then gf, who shall be known as the One Whose Name Shall Not Be Spoken, on cheating on me with my then apartment mate. See, back in the day, I had one of those gut feelings that something wasn't right. On top of that, one of my best female friends at the time who was roommates with the One Whose Name Shall Not Be Spoken kept telling me to get out of the relationship, but she wouldn't tell me why. Actually, idk who's more at fault here, me for not manning up or her for not outright saying I was getting played? Anyway, one particular night I had to run out to go deliver our rent, this task takes maybe 10 mins, when I came back, I guess they didn't hear my car and I could see in the window that she was bent over him, and some what of a compromising position. But I just tried to alter my view and call it something else. Whatever, I was a naïve moron. I should have stepped up right there and called them both out, instead of waiting for her to eventually break down a month later and telling me everything, and me trying to be forgiving.

Had I manned up, I would have caught the shit in the act, and had all the control. I wouldn't have felt weak and manipulated because I would have been the one to take a stand. For some reason I felt like I needed to prove myself as the better man and win her heart again. When I moved back here and she stayed in VA, we did the long distance thing, when I could have been a free spirit so to speak in my early twenties. Also, the desire to act as a swinging bachelor would have caused me to move closer to the city sooner, which would have lead me to a different job, which in turn would have lead me to start my MBA sooner and probably be at a higher earnings bracket than I am now.

Even those events might not have happened, there is a good chance that single event would have altered the course of my life because I wouldn't have remained attached to something which pretty much caused me to put limitations on myself. Don't get me wrong, I'm in a good place, with a good job, a good education and good people around me, and potentially things could have turned out much worse. Maybe I would have moved to the city and became a coke head or something, who knows...but if I could change one instance, where I actually had the ability to make an impact, I think that would have been it.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Rejuvenation

So since I left VA in August of 2000 I’ve pondered moving down to the NoVA/DC area to be around my fraternity brothers and extended friends. But tonight I realized why I could never move down there full time. See, VA is my rejuvenation. It’s the only place I can go to drink, smoke, party and bullshit and come back feeling better than ever. See, Boston is my home. My roots are here. Even though I’ve come to hate certain elements of Boston, the weather more than anything else, this is where I belong. If I moved to VA, that recharge I get while there just would not exist anymore and could not be duplicated anywhere else. Coming back to Boston would be more work and guilt than fun. Running around to see the fam and friends, people talking to me about why I left and why I should come back and most importantly missing out of family moments that mean a helluva lot to me is not something I can’t sacrifice. But I know right now, I have VA to give me that life I need when shit just isn’t what it should be. And right now, shit isn’t the way it should be for me. I’m tired, damn tired. It’s a tiredness I can’t shake either. Sleeping doesn’t cure it. Food doesn’t cure it. Friends don't cure it. Partying doesn’t cure it. But VA does. It’s been over two years since I’ve been in the other commonwealth, and it’s time to rectify that.

Friday, May 2, 2008

iPod Friday

I've been slacking on the iPod jams, but before I could even take a swing of my Listerine Whitening rinse I turned on the iPod to get it poppin...





Thursday, May 1, 2008

Girlie Drinks

I typically don't link up to other sites, but I have to admit, this list of The 10 Unmanliest Drinks In The World (Tasty Booze) was pretty good...

I Got Problems With...

People that wear iPod earbuds while driving. Are you kidding me?!!? You can't buy an adapter so you can listen to your iPod through your speakers?!?! Nothing says you're less focused on the road that a guy or girl with those things in their ears. Have you seen people just trying to cross a street with them on? They have no clue and look like they want to get hit, now people driving a 2,000lbs vehicle are totally distracted from what's going on around them. You could counter saying people who bump loud music in their cars as distracted too. I disagree, because the music doesn't funnel directly into their ear drum. Those people are far more likely to hear a siren than the earbudders. Get a clue assdick!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Rolling with the Punches...

Seriously, why can’t things just be simple? So the after Curly Cutie told me she couldn’t see me, basically because she couldn’t trust herself around me, I decided her and I needed to have a long conversation about what was going on in my head. There have been so many instances where I wished I said something and never did and regardless of the outcome, I felt terrible about keeping things pent up. So put everything I had out there to basically tell her if there is something good in front of you now, you shouldn’t run from it just because you think you need to handle a situation a certain way. I wasn’t attempting to label us or cause her to act improperly, but to simply think about what she values in me right now, and if she really wanted to lose that for a few months. We don’t have to be together, but knowing we both have a mutual physical attraction to each other, getting more deeply involved on a mental and emotional level should lead to better things down the road. Wow, I think I plagiarized that from Redbook or Glamour or whatever various women’s magazines there are on the newsstands.

Anyway, hours after the convo, she texts me and says she thought about what I had to say and she wants us to still hang out, but she’s afraid of not being able to control her physical desires while around me, remember she’s still married and wants to show respect to her soon to be ex-husband. That was probably the biggest compliment I’ve ever gotten. But I told her she has to trust me if she wants things to progress and that I won’t let anything happen that she doesn’t want to happen. I actually like this girl to cock block myself, and I can’t believe I just wrote that. So anyway, we’re emailing several times during the day at work. We thought about going to the Celtics game tomorrow night, but decided we’d save our money for a later round opponent (they will not lose the series to the Hawks). So things are good, I guess. Confusing yes, unfamiliar yes, scary yes….but I’m content, for now.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Options

So as a single man I’ve learned I have a lot of options. The cell phone is the ultimate in getting something when you want a little something. This may sounds weird after I have discussed my last few dates with…hmm I need a nickname, how about Curly Cutie, because she has this amazing long, curly, red hair. Well, Curly Cutie and I get along wonderfully, but as I mentioned before, she’s going through a divorce and there are still some issues there. We actually went to the Sox game on Thursday, hung out all day and night, came back to my place and nature took its course. And let me be honest, it was one of those nights that opens your eyes to what you really want. Strangely, I didn’t want that to happen because I didn’t want to be thought of as an adulterer. But regardless, things happen and now she wants us to not see each other alone for awhile because she knows as well as I know, once any line is crossed then it will get crossed again. It’s flattering and disappointing at the same time. But I totally respect that and I still like her a lot, which culminated into a text tonight saying how I missed her, and her replying that she’s thinking about me as well. So look for Curly Cutie and I to work things out in the summer. BUT…until we can formally be with each other, I gotta get mine….even the best men like me still need to have things taken care of. So I text my friend the Runner, because she ran the marathon Monday, and ask if she wants to have a scotchfest Saturday night, which would also involve watching porn, and that’s a whole different post. She responses saying it’s girls night out but I could come out with them. All good, basically means if I want ass tomorrow I’ll get it. I also text this other chick that digs me to see if she’s out…a few messages back and forth and she basically says “Stay up til I come over.” What sucks is I really don’t like her that way, and as I explained to my girl Kim, there is a guilt element to it., but whatever, God blessed me with a decent appendage so I should use it right? Anyway, I guess I’m being a slut right now….but if I had my choice, I would be happy with my Curly Cutie.

Update: I ended up falling asleep last night, so no feelings of guilt this morning...

Friday, April 25, 2008

I Got Problems With...

Zip cars...yes they actually make sense for those of us that don't own a car and just want the convenience of having a car for a few hours as opposed to going through the hassle of renting a car from say Avis. But the problem is that people that drive zip cars typically don't drive at all. Zip car users might be some of the worst in the world. They have no concept of how to navigate the streets, when you can turn on red and how to drive without rubbernecking at everything...stupid zip cars...talk a walk!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Reason #423 Why I’m Still a Kid

So tonight I went out to a bar to meet up with some friends to watch the Celtics whoop up on the Hawks. The girl I have gone out with a few times came with me as one of those “test” moments. You know, you introduce someone new to your crew to see 1) if they like her on first impressions, and 2) if she can put up with your friends being massive idiots.

The night starts off normal enough, but at some point we get to a story about a stripper having roast beef cold cuts stuffed up her ass and then eaten by her stripper compadres. That was bad enough and then we get into a convo about all the nasty sex acts people do, such as Hot Lunches, Cleveland Steamers, the Houdini, etc…and even one we created called Return to Sender (never attempted but hilarious to describe). But she rolled with it.

On the ride home she said she really liked my friends, which is a plus and as I type this I’m fielding text messages from my friends saying how much they like her. So it’s aces all around. But the big thing was I finally got the sack to kiss her. What’s so strange is I’ve kissed plenty of girls, while drunk…so of course there was no need to build up the courage then, plus those girls were getting tossed to the side that night anyway. But to kiss a girl that I actually found potential in is a whole new world. So anyway, this kiss was seriously like regressing back to 9th grade. Well, not in technique, but in nervousness and the whole, "will she like it," "am I reading the situation properly," etc…but she kissed be back and I was beaming. So I’m in a good mood…but now I will over analyze this situation as well…I have to learn to just take things as they come and be happy with the now and not be so concerned with the unknown.

Friday, April 18, 2008

iPod Friday

On line crazy early this morning because I'm working from home today, and I'm going to head to the folks place to hang out, get a haircut, do laundry before coming back up here to hit the Beer Summit. So I'm up sending out emails now so that if I knock off at 4pm I still look good. So let's put some jams out there...






Thursday, April 17, 2008

Just Trying to Catch Up

Wow! So I apologize to my readership of two, I have been a terrible blogger. I think I've said this before, but I give the bloggers that day in and day out put up (quality) content a hand...especially those that have a full time job to pay the bills while they blog for the fun of it. Walkoff Walk in particular has been doing a phenomenal job at this. Anyway, this blog really doesn't have a purpose other than to catch the people up on the goings, and more importantly the comings on my life.

So last week it was made public that my company was being acquired. I have never been through an acquisition before so I was a little nuts when the news broke. Actually I got word when my big boss called me at 6:15am and left a voicemail to call her back asap. Idk how many of you have gotten phone calls from work before 8am or after 9pm or on weekends, but they usually aren't good. Anyway, the acquisition is actually a very good thing. All my stock is getting vested and bought as soon as the deal closes, so DCD will have a little extra cash on hand, never a bad thing. Plus if we stay with the company for 12-18 month after the deal is done, we'll get a retention bonus which is a very high percentage of our base salary. So that news, coupled with my boss having been out for the last 3 weeks has kept me buried.

We're in the final week of the semester, and I don't have any finals, just a final project. Which is kind of BS to begin with considering the teacher, I refuse to call this guy a professor, is a total slacker and absolutely horrible. I should get an A just because he's so bad...and also all my grades far surpass the class average...anyway, I figured out I just need a B on the final project to at least get an A- for the class, which would actually lower my GPA, cause I'm a nerd like that. The three weeks between spring and summer semesters will be like a vacation. Of course then I will be at school either two nights a week for six hours or two nights a week for three hours for six weeks, I don't know what's worse.

So the female front, I think things are good. The Ex-Lady and I are getting along great right now, in a strictly platonic way. EB believes a great unpleasantness needs to happen, but I think we may not have to go through that. Then there is the girl I've been hanging out with recently, I got the "calling to just say hi" call yesterday, which is always nice when you're at the beginning phases, but hated when things are established. Nothing physical yet, and I've realized that I don't have moves when I'm sober. I clearly can't get drunk in front of this girl yet because well, The Show is still on. The Show is basically putting my best foot forward before I figure out a way to ruin things. Now I'm not playing games with her, The Show is the real me, but with better decision making abilities and an increased level of censorship in terms of what comes out of my mouth.

Anyway, I have some real topics to post in my head, that I've been saving, so hopefully tonight and this weekend I'll get those out...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

And This is Why I Don't Understand Dating

Okay...so I went out tonight on what I think was an actual date with the girl I saw last Sunday. We went to a sports bar, I know not the most romantic place, but it's laid back and the Sox were playing the Yankees. And as we discovered there was karaoke that night as well (we did not participate). Anyway, we had dinner, drinks, talked all night, very few awkward pauses, watched the singers and even went to another bar with hopes to dance, unfortunately, the bar closed at 1am, which blows. Anyway, we came back to my apt to get her car and she bounced...I just don't know how to figure things out, I mean I know her situation is difficult, and we even talked about when her divorce will be final, but I still need to get an idea of what's going on in her head So I texted her a few mins ago saying I had a good time and to let me know if she wants to get together Sunday and she texted that we'd talk on Sunday..idk if that means talk to make plans or simply talk like just speak...why can't things be easy...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Was That a Date?

So being in a relationship for so long I really have no idea what constitutes a date these days and what doesn't. Nor do I know what do, say or how to act throughout the period I'm in the company of a woman one on one, in public that is. Cause you know a brings the ruckus when it counts. Ya naw what 'em sayin? Naw you don't know because I'm a fool. Anyway, I spent the good majority of the day being absolutely worthless. I did laundry, and looked at apts and condos on Craigslist for a good 4 hours...no joke...I also finally finished season 6 of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Shocking season ending without a doubt...actually I have to assume that was the series finale too, but who knows...Anyway, I get a text around 7pm from a lady asking if I want to meet up for a drink. I'm a little in shock for two reasons, 1) It's Sunday, seriously nobody calls/texts me on Sundays, it's like all of the outside world goes silent. 2) I've been trying to get her to come out with a group of people for the last 3 months just to hang out and have fun and she's always busy. Needless to say, I reply back "Sure, what place and what time?" I hop in the shower, cause I've been lying in my filth all day and wait for the return text, which actually is a phone call. We choose the spot and in a few minutes I bounce out. So we meet up a tapas restaurant. I walk in and she's at the bar, and she looks good, yoga does a body good. We hug and I sit down, we chat order drinks and chat it up for the next 90 mins or so. We talk about work, traveling, etc...basic stuff, but def at a deeper level than any of our previous convos. So then intentional I bring up her "situation." Her situation is a lot tougher than mine because she's currently in the middle of a divorce and still living with the soon to be ex, crazy huh? But she wasn't turned off by the topic, and she basically said she's ready for this to be finalized and move on with her life. Awesomeness...I think. We keep talking and she says she's going to take me to the beach is a few weeks, not to lay out, still too cold for that, but to just walk the shore and enjoy the environment, maybe get some fried clams while we're there. So is that like a follow up date? I have no idea. We finish our drinks and we decide to try out another bar, problem is, we get there and the bar is closed. So we're both a little disappointed, but it is a work night therefore it's not a bad idea to call it a night. So we do the whole, "great seeing you, gotta do it again" good byes and hug. But then it gets awkward. It was one of those "Does she want me to kiss her?" moments. Because she didn't just walk away to her car, she just stood there looking at me....but all I could think about was, "Am I reading her wrong? Don't f this up DCD, if you make a move and she's just cool being friends you come off as an ass, but if you don't she may think you don't have any interest in her?" This is the shit a clueless, newly single man like myself goes through now. So anyway I played it safe and stuck with just the hug. I texted her when I got home, let her know I had a great time and I'd like to do it again sooner than later and she replied that she'd love that. So going back to the original question, was that a date? Or was that her enlisting me as her new male buddy she can get a man's perspective from? I'm probably just reading more into it than there really is...but I'm pathetic...so so pathetic...

KANSAS REPRESENT!


It's been awhile since I've had anything sports related on here, but I had to share my joy that Kansas beat UNC tonight!!! I've had an unnatural love for Kansas since I was about 14. Back in the early and mid 90's college basketball wasn't big in the Northeast, except for UConn...and a few years later we had the UMass explosion. But before then, I started getting involved in pools, yes even back as a freshman in high school I was gambling so to speak, so I started following teams and Kansas just became my squad...and then when I was 16 I went on a cruise and met a bunch of kids from Overland Park, KS and that affirmed my allegiance. Def not the best way to choose a team, but regardless, I've been loyal to Kansas ever since, and I'm stoked they are playing for the National Championship. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

Friday, April 4, 2008

iPod Friday

Damn I'm late on the iPod Friday...been wasting the day looking for apts on Craigslist, which is like death...let's rock...





Thursday, April 3, 2008

I Got Problems With...

Remember those dumb ass Baby on Board signs that were all the rage in the late 80’s and early 90’s? Well today I saw one in the back of a car, but it wasn’t the actually yellow caution sign it was a simply black and white printed off of a printer from a word document. So here are my issues with this:

1) Seriously does the driver of the car really think slapping up a make shift sign on the back window of a car is going to make me more likely to grant him or her the right of way, or not get frustrated when s/he does asshole things like drive in two lanes at once (which actually happened today)? Moron. I actually wanted to drive more aggressively to prove that the sign is counter productive.

2) It’s freakin’ 2008! Who the hell even thinks about those signs anymore? It’s like the pet rock, or those colored magnetic ribbons for vehicles, they hit the scene, cashed in and busted out.

3) It’s not my or any other driver’s responsibility to be aware or protect your kid. My job to take care of uno nuno. If you’re incapable of driving with a baby in the car and knowing the risks associated with driving everyday, and not feeling as if your own awareness and defensive driving skills aren’t good enough to keep your kid safe, keep your ass and the baby’s ass at home.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Paid the Cost to be the...


So for the next 3 weeks I’m the boss. Well not exactly, but my boss is on vacation for 3 weeks and since my department consists of her and myself, that makes me the boss. What’s fun and what sucks about being the boss, you have to make lots of decisions and delegate to other people around you in other groups. So on one hand, I get this mini power trip because all of a sudden my phone is blowing up, people are emailing me for my perspective on issues and meeting requests are flying in. On the other hand, for the next three weeks I’m totally responsible for those repercussions and if I make a bad call, when my boss comes back everyone will say, “DCD said this is how we should proceed.” But there is always the safety net of, “I think we should table this decision until Boss comes back, can it wait?” And since most things take a month to get done around here anyway, of course it can wait. All I have to add to that phrase to legitimize it is “I’d rather do this once the right way and take some extra time, than do it wrong now and then have to fix it 3 months down the road.” That line should have been in a recent SNL skit having to do with office lingo such as “These papers need to be file,” and “Talk to his assistant.”

There are also fun things about being the boss for now…like when Elaine was president of J. Peterman, she expensed everything….well I set up a business trip out to Seattle which will conveniently allow me to visit a friend that recently moved out there. Huzzah for working in corporate America. I just have to make sure not to expense any nutria hats in the process.

Friday, March 28, 2008

iPod Friday

Yet another Friday has come to us...and it's raining here..if I could only be in Brazil...





Thursday, March 27, 2008

Did I Just Catch a Glimpse...

So it's March 27th and temperatures are still hovering around 43 degrees here, which is about 7 degrees below average, and when it actually gets to 50 degrees it rains. But today I think I caught my first glimpse of spring: I saw two women, at separate instances, wearing white pants on my way into work! Now there still aren't any leaves on the trees, and most lawns still look terrible, but nothing implies the change of seasons like a woman's wardrobe.

Friday, March 21, 2008

iPod Friday

Before I get into the music can I just tell you one of the most disgusting things a guy can see a woman do is pick her nose and eat the booger. This morning I was at a stop light and this woman, who seemed to be decently attractive was going at it... she was up in both nostrils. So I turned away, but like a bad accident I had to look back to see if she was still doing it. Then she did it again and made the move from nose to mouth...all of this while chatting on the phone...foul...time for music...





Tuesday, March 18, 2008

And That Makes Me Feel Good Because...

Lately females have been giving me these two compliments: "You're adorable!" and, "You're an incredible dancer." Idk how I feel about those compliments, Iactually think they are bass ackwards insults. Adorable is one step away from being called cute, and men don't like to be called cute. It's like being compared to a puppy...which is harmless. When you think about the superheroes from tv and movies were any of those guys cute? Superman was the Man of Steel, Lee Majors (the Fall Guy for you youngins) was a rugged stuntman, Batman was a rich orphan that basically raised himself, Jack Bauer is a counter terrorism agent which screams anything but cute, and in modern day movies there was nothing cute about Russell Crowe in Gladiator. So are these women saying I'd make a good house cat for them or something? Adorable enough to get his belly scratched but never allowed to sleep on the bed?

The incredible dancer thing is kind of weird too. It's like they can't fall back on anything else. I'm a smart guy, at least my undergrad degree and my in progress Masters degree somewhat confirm that. I'm successful, at least in comparison to the national average salary in this country. I can be funny at times. I mean is that what a woman really says when she's interested in a guy? Probably not, being the dancer as always makes me the safe guy...because I'm not the guy dancing just to grab an ass or to make out with a sloppy drunk chick. "He's fun, he likes to dance, he doesn't want to do filthy, dirty, unspeakable things to me." Just don't pop a woody...actually if that happened, I'd just flip it in my waistband because it hides it and feels awesome.

If I'm evaluating this right, what's the equivalent thing to say towards women? "You seem very smart" "You have good taste in shoes." "You're a handsome woman." Not that's I'm very going to say something of that nature to a female, I'm just an inquiring mind.