Thursday, January 29, 2009

Jet Setting

As I sit in my lab waiting on my incubation to finish, I find myself wanting to be somewhere else. When I say somewhere else, I mean somewhere else in the world. Before I settle down and have a family I want to travel the world. The fact that's its really cold outside doesn't help right now. lol.

If I could leave right now the first country I would visit is Spain. I know it sounds random but my Dad lived in a lot of different places before he finally came to the United States. He decided to see the world and sow his wild oats experience different cultures. He's lived in Nigeria, Spain, Portugal, Cuba, Miami and then finally DC. He speaks Yoruba, Spanish, Portuguese and English. I wish I could take 2 years and just travel to different countries. Fill up my passport and be a jet-setter. I think for graduation I'm going to go on vacation to Spain and then maybe back pack through Europe. Imagine waking up in the morning to the view below. Now that's life. I also want to visit Italy, Tanzania, South Africa, Morocco, Argentina, Japan, Egypt, Greece and New Zealand.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bigging Up My Brother

When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.

My brothers are my brothers are my brothers. Growing up I often wished I was an only child. My parents had 5 children. My sister who is 8 1/2 years older than me, then me, then the twins who are 20 months younger than me, then my youngest brother who is 8 years younger than me. 4 boys and 1 girl. I had to share a lot of stuff and I never had personal space or privacy. The fact that three of us were so close in age we went to elementary, high school and college together. It seemed I could never get away from my brothers.

Looking back on my childhood, I don't think I would have it any other way. I'm grateful for coming from a large family. Thinking back to high school, none of the neighborhood bullies ever fucked with us because they knew if you messed with one of us then you had to deal with the wrath of all us. We got into so many shenanigans and adventures as children. I know my mom wondered why she was cursed blessed to have so many boys. Now that we are all adults (my youngest brother turned 18 2 weeks ago) our relationship has changed yet remained the same in a lot of ways. We still fight a lot. No one can get under my skin like my brothers can, but no outside person can mess with any of us and not answer to ALL of us (experienced this a couple times when I was home for Christmas).

I'm a second generation Nigerian so I wasn't as fortunate to grow up with most of my cousins so I'm grateful that I had a large immediate family and brothers that I love even though they get on my damn nerves often.

Friday, January 16, 2009

1/15/09 Dream

I had a couple of dreams last night but when I woke up I was only able to remember one of them. I was on a commercial fishing boat in the middle of the ocean. Now people that know me know that this dream already started bad for two reasons. 1. I hate don't like fish and 2. because I can't swim I don't like large bodies of water. So anyway in my dream I was walking about the boat and I slipped and fell into the compartment where they kept all the fish. I started to sink into this deep abyss of fish. Some people tried to help me but to no avail I sunk deeper and deeper into fish.

So I looked up sinking and fish in my dream book.

Sinking- Beginnings of failure or sense of defeat.
Fish- Symbolizes spirituality

I guess my sub-conscious is telling me that I need to do a better job on my end with my relationship with God.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I Said Burr

Maybe it was my ignorance but before I moved to the south, I just assumed it really didn't get that cold here. Boy was I in for a rude awakening, my first winter here. Growing up in D.C., I am used to frigid temperatures but that doesn't mean that I have to like it. Being that I'm just getting over a bad cold I'm not really feeling the cold weather that Nashville is experiencing right now. Talking to my friends from around the country (Northeast and Midwest) I understand that it cold be a lot worse. When I checked the forecast and found out that the low temperature tonight is going to be 6 degrees, I was really blown.

Since I've been here I have yet to wear my parka. Tomorrow is going to be that day. Lol. I realize that I haven't seen anyone in Nashville wearing one but I'm going to start the trend.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Money Make Me Come

So I'm reading another blog that I follow and it was basically talking about getting money. My New Years resolution last year was to try to save more money and pay down my unsecured debt. I really didn't do a good job of it till the end of the year. Seeing as I didn't do a good job of really keeping my resolution, this year I'm just gonna call it a goal (I know its really the same thing). My first goal is to stop treating my money market account (MMA) like a step child and try to deposit as much money as I can each month. By this time next year I'll hopefully have enough expendable cash saved up to deposit it into a certificate of deposit (CD).

So the lesson for today is stop wasting money on frivolous shit. Its a recession.

Took quarter water sold the bottles for Two Bucks
Coco-Cola came and bought it for billions. What The Fuck?
Have A Baby By Me Baby, Been Millionaire,
I Write The Check Before The Baby Comes, Who The Fuck Cares?
I'm Stanky Rich, Im'a Die Tryna Spend This Shit,
Southside Drop In This Bitch

~50 Cent, I Get Money

Even though 50 cent is a great businessman, he'll have you believe that his funds are limitless. Like I said earlier. Its a recession. Popping bottles of champagne is dumb as fuck just about as lame as making it rain in club. So people lets be smart about our money.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Getting Old

I know in reality I'm really only beginning my life but today I feel old. The reason you ask. Its because of the guy pictured above. That's my youngest brother and today is his 18th birthday. I remember sitting in the waiting room of PG County Hospital playing hangman with my other brothers when my mom was birthing him. Now he is legally an adult. Damn. I'm that much closer to 30. I need something to make me feel younger. LOL. Before you know it I'm gonna be looking like this guy.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


There are fast food chains where I like to dine (McDonalds, Burger King, Popeyes, KFC, Taco Bell, Wendys, etc.) and there are ones that I've eaten once and will never eat again (Krystals, White Castle, Mrs. Winners, etc). Now there is one fast food restaurant that holds a special place in my heart. Sonic. I hate their food. There is really only two things I like about Sonic, a. their drinks and b. their commercials.

Anyone who knows me, knows I watch A LOT of television. I mostly DVR my TV shows so I can fast forward through commercials. Whenever I see a Sonic commercial I have to watch because they crack me up. If you haven't seen any Sonic commercials you can catch a couple here.

Friday, January 9, 2009


So today the Cancer Biology department at my school had our yearly holiday potluck (don't ask me why we decide to do it 3 weeks late). I like potlucks but at the same time I hate them. I got harassed by our departmental secretary about what I was going to bring. At first I wasn't going to participate but then I decided to bring in some BBQ chicken that I bought from Kroger. Now in our department only about 20 people brought in a dish but currently about 70 people are grubbing on food that they didn't participate in (mostly medical students). I would feel kind of bad about eating food at a potluck when I didn't bring any food. Either way most of food was good and I ended up eating a lot so I'm stuffed.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tai Slumz

If you are a fan of rap/hip-hop, you need to check out the next best rapper out of the District. Tabi Bonney and Wale laid the groundwork for rappers in D.C., but Tai Slumz is definetly going to put the DMV on the map. Oh did I mentoin that he's my brother. LOL. Shout out to Slizzy Slumz and Career Crookz Entertainment. Check out his work >here<.

Watch Your Back

I'm listening to music on my laptop and its on shuffle. The Watch Your Back (Interlude) off the Ma$e Harlem World album comes on. I used to find the exchange between Ma$e and this dude funny and I still do. Mainly because I've been in a similar situation or two or three before where some girl was feeling me and her dude came at me sideways. My thing is if your girl is feeling me, then that's an issue you should be discussing with her and not me.

Ma$e: This Ma$e, what up?
Jealous Boyfriend (JB): Yo Ma$e I'ma make this short and to the point. I'm a fan of yours, you know, my kids like you, they dance to you. You know we like what's goin on wit you. All I'm sayin is don't give my girl your number no more.
Ma$e: What?
JB: Don't give my girl your number no more man
Ma$e: Who your girl B?
JB: Listen man listen. You wild easy to get son, you know what I'm saying. I've been to jail twice man and I'm not scared and I love and I want go back. You understand what I'm saying? So, don't give my girl your number no more man.
Ma$e: Come on B wit all that yo
JB: When the smoke clears man, Puff Daddy and all them niggaz you runnin with man. They ain't gonna be there man and neither will you man. So I'ma close it off like that B you know what I'm sayin.
Ma$e: Whatever B
JB: I'ma leave it like that son
Ma$e: Aight man

So dudes out there, if your girl is interested in another guy there is no point in beefing with said dude. You have two options. 1. Take up the issue with her and then step your game up because you're obviously lacking something. -or- 2. Let her go.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Under the Weather

So this morning I woke up feeling like shit. Scratchy throat, runny nose, headache. Really not cool. I know the drill. Get rest, drink fluids, etc. But I swear what works for me is going to gym and sweating it out (or drinking plenty vodka).I already went to the gym today, now all I need is some Stoli in my life. Anyway I don't get sick often. My white blood cells are soldiers. lol. On the off chance that I do get sick I'm usally better in a day or two. Hopefully by Thursday I'll be feeling better.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Daddy's Girl

So I have crushes on both Angela and Vanessa Simmons (Vanessa more so than Angela). I think Angela looks too much like her father. They have a television show entitled Daddy's Girls that premieres today on MTV at 10:30pm EST. I probably won't be interested in the actual content of the show, but it won't hurt to watch so I can look at them.

Here is a summary of the show.

Angela & Vanessa both left to east coast to run Pastry full time in Los Angeles - with the help of their cousin Jessica and loyal friend Alycia. Jessica’s new role on the MTV Series is to help keep both Angela & Vanessa grounded in spite of their high profiled hip-hop royalty status, while friend Alycia - a beautiful aspiring singer who lives on a limited budget tries to keep up with the Simmons sisters.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Looking for a New Coat

So its only Januaray and I'm anticipating at least three more months of cold weather. I want a new coat/jacket. Something not to heavy but will keep me really warm. Nashville is funny when it comes to weather. It might be 20 degrees one day and in the same week the high might be 65. I've been looking online and saw a couple of coats that I like. Let me know what you think of these or post anything you think might be nice.


So while I was home my nephew, Siddiq, practically begged me to play his Wii with him. We decided to go at it in Wii sports. Now let me give you this disclaimer before I continue. *I used to a big video game person. I played all the Maddens, NBA Lives, etc. but since I graduated college I just don't have time for it anymore.*

So back to my nephew and I. He beat me in bowling (217-82), golf (by 9 strokes), tennis (3 sets to 0), baseball (14-0, I quit in the 2nd inning) and boxing. Wii is really fun. At first I couldn't see what all the hype was about but now that I've played it, I really like it. I'm thinking about purchasing one. Who wants contribute to my Wii fund? lol.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

So f*cking funny...

I'm listening to Dane Cook's Harmful If Swallowed cd. Its so fucking funny. Now I really feel like watching Employee of the Month. Dude really doesn't get the credit he deserves as a comedian. If your in the mood to laugh I suggest you check him out.

Check out this link. ROTF.

"Just go to an airport, stand in front of a person who is waiting for their flight, and stare at them until they notice you are there. When they look at you, just say "don't get on the flight" and walk away. you know they're sitting there going "I don’t think I should get on this fucking flight...I think an angel just told me not to get on this flight...thank you angel wearing jeans!"

Still Dreamin'

So the reason behind my url and blog title is i'm really fascinated with dreams and sleep. I remember a lot of my dreams. Most make sense and some don't. For instance I had 3 seperate dreams last night and I remember all of them vividly. I bought a dream book called 20,000 dreams interprets your dreams for you. I think I'm going to start blogging about my dreams the interpretations of my dreams.

So I had one dream that I got into a fight with this guy who was trying to hit my friend. The book interprets that as a warning of agressive opposition or it exposes unrestrained emotions, impulsiveness.

This other dream that I had exposes an identity crisis; an indentification with a past life that still retains strong and overwhelming elements. *thinking:

New year, new blog entry

Its been a while since I posted a blog entry (about 7 months), so I'm gonna start trying to post more regularly.

I'm gonna make this blog public again. Since I'm making it public again, I had to go through and delete like 10 entries (as they were too personal). Lets see what I want to post about.

1. This year I have no New Year's resolutions for 2009. I did a poor job of keeping them last year and the year before. SMH.

2. I had a great time while I was home for the break. I got a chance to spend time with friends from high school and college. Hung out with my line brothers and the good 2nd D bruhs. I hung out with my nephews and got beat down in Wii sports. lol. I also spent time with my family.

3. Speaking of family, I have real issues with one of my brothers. I think I'm cool on him until he changes a lot of things in his life. But he has to want to change for himself though.

4. I am proclaiming that 2010 will not see me in Nashville. lol. I have every intention on moving back home after I defend my thesis.