Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Before I blog about my frustrations let me tell you that I watch a lot of television when I'm not busy with school, basketball, work or hanging out. The only way I can keep up with my shows is with the help of my DVR.

Last week on Thursday as I was getting ready for school I had my TV turned to Sportscenter and while I was brushing my teeth the top 10 plays was on. When I was done I tried to rewind my TV to catch all the plays. For some reason my TV wouldn't rewind. I told myself I would deal with it when I got home. As I walked in the house after work, I heard a clicking sound coming from the receiver in my living room. In my mind I was like this I'm fucked doesn't sound good. Long story short, my DVR function was messed up and Dish Network had to send me a new receiver. I activated it this morning and I lost all my saved shows (Heroes, The Wire Season 5, Lost, etc.) and I have to go back and re-program all my shows to record. I already missed I Love Money 2, For the Love of Ray-J, Nip/Tuck, Baldwin Hills and who knows what else.

This incident got me thinking about how much I rely on technology. How did I watch television before satellite? How did people reach me before cell phones? *Gasp* What about before the Internet?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Tonight we play in the Meharry intramural basketball championship game. Last night our semi-final game was at 7pm. We clearly didn't get back from New Orleans till 6:45 and I still had to go home and grab my shorts and jersey. I got to the game about two minutes into it and we were up 4-0.

Trying to play yesterday was a big mistake. First, I played like shit because I clearly still had daiquiris and hand grenades in my system. Second, I got hurt last night. We were taking the ball out from underneath our basket. I cut from the top of the key to try and catch the lob pass. Since they were in a 2-3 zone, this one dude turns around so his back is to me then he ducks down in order not to get dunked on. In the process he undercut me and I flipped and landed on the small of my back. The first thing I saw was flash of white then a very sharp pain shooting down my left leg. Man that shit hurt. I felt like this right here.

Anyway the championship game is like in two hours. I'm supposed to get some ibuprofen 800mg and some heating pads to wear. If I don't feel better after I take these narcotics drugs, then your boy might be sitting this one out.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mardi Gras

Tomorrow I'll be leaving for New Orleans to experience Mardi Gras for my first time. Me and my 3 PCs will be driving down. It should be a fun road trip. I've been to New Orleans once before, but that was for an ABRCMS (Anncual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students) conference back in 2002. So I know the experiences that I will have this upcoming weekend will be nothing compared to the last time I visited the Big Easy.

I'm trying to do it all. From an Endymion party, church, drinking, clubbing. All of it. I'm even going to try different types of seafood (except for any shellfish), which I clearly have sworn off for the rest of my life. Hopefully I won't drink myself into a stupor tire myself out and will be rested enough to play in this semi-final basketball game on Monday night.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


This dream that I had on Sunday night was very disturbing.

I was home and I was hanging out with two of my brothers (the twins) and one of their friends. Anyone that knows my brothers knows that they hang with hoodlums keep questionable company. So in my dream we are leaving the carryout and like 4 cops roll up (with guns drawn) on us and tell us put our hands in the air.

My brother's friend proceeds to pull a gun out his waistband. Needless, the say the cops let a few rounds loose and put dude down. My brother, Kehinde, was very upset at seeing his friend murdered. He then proceeded to pick up dude's gun and points it at the cops then they shot him twice in the chest, killing him. The dream felt so real. As they were taking him away on a stretcher (with a blanket over him), my mom shows up at the scene hysterical and she rips the sheet of him and the sight of seeing my brother's dead body woke me up out my sleep.


I looked up police, brother and death in my dream book.

Police-Comes in dreams as an advisement to self analyze one's actions and for needed introspection. Can often be associated with one's higher self (self-policing).

Brother-Characterizes a close male associate in life; a male who is a close friend.

Death-Stands for termination; finality. May not specifically point to a physical death.

Movie Reviews

I really enjoy watching movies. I love all types of movies. I think my three favorite movies are Seven, Love Jones and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (check my 'About Me' section lol). So, I haven't been to the movies in a while. The last movie I saw was The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. There have been at least 10 movies that premiered since that movie came out. So this weekend I saw two movies.

On Friday night I went to see Friday the 13th. As a child I was a fan of scary movies (especially Jason and Michael Myers). Now that I'm older I don't find movies scary at all. This movie wasn't any different. I did enjoy another Jason movie though. It was a lot of gore and Jason killed people in every imaginable way possible. He even had a bow and arrow (damn). I even chuckled a couple times at a few jokes. What I don't understand is when you have the killer down, why not just cut off his head (tm-Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween H20). Overall I enjoyed the movie.

On Sunday night I went to see Taken. I heard all good things from people who had already seen the movie. I agree with everyone else. If you want to see a movie with a lot of action sequences and a pretty good story line I recommend this movie. Liam Neeson did a really good job in this movie. The only thing I didn't like about the movie was the ending, but I really don't know how I would have ended it myself. So I guess the director gets a pass on that one.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Fast Car

As I was paying my bills for last month, I looked at my balance on my car note. I have two more payments left before my car is paid off. I was kind of siced thinking about the fact that soon I won't have to drop $200+ a month and that money can be used towards something else. I like my car (Honda Accord). I got it when I first moved to Nashville. Its gotten me from point A to point B and everywhere else.
Really what I want is to get a new car. My dream car is a BMW 760Li or 650Li Series. When I'm really stuntin' that's what I'll be pushing. I really can't see myself dropping stacks making that purchase at least for another 7-10 years. I have to make a few other important purchases before I can do that one (i.e.-a house).
But I really want another car in the mean time. I think within the next two years I will be purchasing an Audi A6. I think its a really good transition car before I step up into the big leagues.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

True Aspirations

So yesterday while I was at that cupcake place, it reminded me of what I really would like to do in life. I mean not what would make me the most money or the most prestige, but what I would really enjoy doing. Eventually after I retire (or before) I would like to open my own business. One of my favorite things is sports (basketball in particular), so naturally I want to open a sports bar. I don't want to open up just any sports bar. I want to own a high end, up scale sports bar. There is this sports bar in Atlanta near the World Congress Center called Stats. I really want to open up similar to this. I guess until then I'll be working on this science/law thing.

I ask myself all the time why am I trying to get the degree that I'm currently pursuing. I mean out of all the subjects in high school, science was always one of my weakest subjects. I always excelled in math, English and history. But really what could I do with a math or history degree besides being a math or history teacher. I've always liked science but it was never something that came as easy as other subjects. I'm good at it now because I've worked hard at it but sometimes I wonder how different my life would be if I chose a different major and picked a different career path. I guess none of that will matter once I start to live my dream and open up my bar. Hell I might start working on that if/when I go to law school. *God willing*


Yesterday I rode with one of my friends to check out this job that he's going to be doing this weekend (he does landscaping on the side). On the way back to the lab we stopped by this spot in Germantown (near downtown Nashville) called The Cupcake Collection. Its a family operated business that specializes in classic and mini cupcakes. I think their family recently re-located from New Orleans. I really liked the set up that they had and their cupcakes are really good. If you are in Nashville, please support their business.

1213 6th Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 244-2900

Cupcakes and Icing Made Daily
No Lard/Shortening

Open Sunday-Friday

Vanilla Butter Cake* Chocolate* Red Velvet* Coconut Creme Filled*
Carrot Cake* Peanut Butter Mousse

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

High School Memories

So last night I was on facebook messaging one of my close friends from high school. She was a really good friend. She even wrote my essays for all my college applications because I didn't feel like it. *Thanks a million by the way*. We started reminiscing about the time we spent at Fairmont Heights. She even told me she still has some of the poems I used to write her (I need a copy of those because I lost all my early work. lol).

Its some things that I really miss about high school. Being a teenager seemed so tough at the time but now that I look back on it, I really had it sweet in high school. I was probably the biggest nerd/geek but yet I was really popular because I played sports and I was outgoing.I had zero responsibility. I was a great athlete (basketball and cross country). I was in countless clubs/organizations (national honor society, peer mediators, future teachers of Maryland, etc.). I had a part time job so I had extra money. I had a lot of good friends in high school (outside of my brothers) that are still my friends today. There are some people that I haven't seen or spoken to since graduation.

My 10 year high school reunion is coming up this summer. This means that I am becoming ancient more seasoned. It will be interesting to see what some people are doing with their lives now that we are 10 years removed from "the Heights". Some people I really just want to jump off a bridge stay at home, but I think it will be fun regardless.