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!