Thursday, August 28, 2008

History will be made tonight

A lot of people don't know this about me but I have a deep love of politics. I double majored in history and political science with a concentration on the American Presidency. Any election year I am glued to CNN, MSNBC etc but this year is not like any election year. Tonight history will be made when Barack Hussein Obama accepts the Democrat Nomination. Tonight is so much more than what a lot of people realize especially the younger under 25 generation. I remember being in elementary and middle school and there was no holiday for Martin Luther King. I think the first year that I legally was out of school I was in 8th grade. From the time I was in kindergarten until 7th grade my mom would keep us out of school on MLK's birthday. She said if we can observe Washington and Lincoln we can observe MLK. She would wake us up just as we would be going to school, but instead she would have me read the entire "I have a dream" speech and watch "Eyes on the Prize." After we would discuss what it meant and how it made us feel. I'm so grateful that she was militant like that because everything I learned from her and my dad I would have never learned in school especially not growing up in a suburb south of Buffalo. I had a chance to ask my dad how he felt about this because he's 70 and grew up in rural Butler, Alabama. There were no street lights, he walked to school 2 miles and he saw his share of jacked up shyt happen(he actually saw with his own eyes a body of a black man hanging from a tree). So when he speaks to me about everything he went through as a child to me tonight is all the more important! I'm so happy that my daddy is alive to see this moment and take it all in and know that change is coming!

I don't know if anyone had a chance to see the set at Invesco field but it looks a lot like Lincoln Memorial. Today is the 45th anniversary of MLK's "I have a dream" speech and also the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy predicting that in four decades the country might elect a black man as president. Pleae make sure to tune in tonite because this is history!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

On Vacation

I know I haven't posted in a week. I've been in a blah mood and I'm just trying to deal with a few things. I need to be at the airport in 4 hours and I'm up blogging! I'm hoping this trip to Mexico helps ease my mind of somethings that have really been holding me down. I'm hoping to sit on the beach and throw back a few Patrons and get my mind right! Next week I should have a few entertaing stories!

Did anyone see Usain Bolt completely dominate the 200? If that dude put effort in he would be a beast at the 400! Track and Field is my first love! Poor Wallace Spearman he was dq'd for stepping on the line and lost the silver! You learn that shyt in highschool ALWAYS watch the line! Oh yeah and poor Lola Jones tripping over the 9th hurdle yesterday, she had that race! I guess it wasn't her time! I feel for her though!

Anyway, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and I will be back on Monday to share in the debauchery! Until then here's a picture. Although this is from Cabo San Lucas when me and the Teacher went in's still Mexcico!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I've been meaning to post for the last few days but really haven't felt up to it! I guess I should now that I'm off my hip hop high!

Friday after work I went to Latin Quarters for happy hour. 2 for 1 top shelf! At one time we had about 18 drinks on the table....*sigh*. People were coming in that place at 6:00 dressed like they were going to the club! I was like am I missing something? The dj was fiyah. He played a bunch of old school and we danced our azzes off! Out of there by 10:30, grabbed some street meat and was home by 11:15!

Saturday I got up early as hell! WTF??? I have NO kids why am I up at 7! Went and worked out, got a wash and set and came home! I took a shower and put on my pj's at 1 in the afternoon. Well, at 5 my homegirl said to come and meet her and her fiance' who is visting from the UK at Habana(F$%k it List are we still going to meet Sunday?) and had a Frozen Mojito and got into a debate about Nas's! Well my girl declared that she needed something stronger than some Frozen Mojito's so off to Moe's we went! We had a round of drinks and then a round of Patron(I knew we were in trouble since it was only 8pm) then some random dude trying to holla bought me a drink! *Note* I don't turn down drank and YOU WILL NOT GET MY NUMBER EMAIL OR ANYTHING! Then my favorite bartender, Jamie comes in and calls us out..."Yo, you haven't been here in mad long, first one is on me!"After that it was ON! I drank my azz off! LOL! Anyway, I ran into a dude I met last summer through a friend and was sitting there talking with him. He told me that I'm maaaad cool and when he first met me last year he thought I was bourgie! LMAO! I don't think it's bourgie I think it's because I'm not that approachable and I tend to have a nasty! But when I start talking I'm cool. Uhh apparently the last time we spoke I was explaining how I had a team of dudes but only one was the point guard, the rest we're just roll! I remember that convo too! That was before me and the Teacher decided to just date each other! He was ALWAYS the point card! But damn if I wasn't a PIMP last!

Oh yeah some funny shyt. Tonight my very first boyfriend is flying in from Orlando! I just got off the phone with him and he was like it don't matter I got the title in being the first who got it from you! LOL! He's from BK but was shipped upstate cause he was baaaad! I saw him driving one day then I saw him at a track meet and was like who the hell is that? He felt the same way! We didn't last long..personalities were and still are too similar! I should have saved my first! Anyway, I saw him two years ago for the first time in like 14 years! I get to see him tonight and Friday! When we get together we are the best of friends! The last time I saw him he dressed corny and was chunky an I certainly called his azz on!

I am really feeling that Ne-yo song Miss Independent

Why am I going to Mexico next Thursday for a bacholorette party and the bacholorette isn't going anymore. We can't be upset her grandfather passed away in Barbados on Monday night. I didn't want to go to Mexico. I just went to Cabo in January!

Wife beater hasn't rocked one all week! I think it's because it hasn't been as hot outside but I'm sure she'll rock a few more before summer ends!

Is it wrong to not want to go to my homegirls son's christening? Good lawd it's over an hour drive away. She invited like 50 people! I have no desire to go especially since I'm going to see her azz on Thursday! I just want to send a gift! LOL!

The teacher and I are caught in a middle zone it could go 50/50 either way. It was heavely leaning towards the door on Sunday, it's a little better but still shaky ground!

Has anyone ever gone to the sit YouPorn. It's just like youtube but porn! It's hilarious!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Last night is what hip hop is all about

It's 4:10pm and I'm still feeling the effects of yesterday's show at Jones Beach. Yesterday confirmed to me why I LOVE Hip Hop! The line up was sick, the performances and special guest were bananas! This is why I love going to concerts in NYC! You never know who is going to show up! There was only one bad note to write about. WHERE THE HELL WAS RAKIM??? To me he is a true master and he wasn't there but he's been at the other shows. Why wouldn't he perform at home? I have to investigate that more. Anyway back to the show. Me, my homegirl her husband and the Teacher arrived at 12:15...uhh can you say that we had no idea that the concert started at 11:40am and Tribe wasn't coming on until 11:00..once you left the venue that was it you couldn't come back in. So, we made and executive decision and said eff it this is what we paid to see we troopin' it today! Well y'all it was sooooooooooo worth the troop! There were two stages set up but the main people weren't going on the main stage until 2:45. So, I had a chance to see Wale( a DC native)and J Electronica on the 2nd stage. But it just got too damn hot I had to go and get a!
The main stage opened up with Dead Prez they were good but were having technical difficulties. Next up Immortal Technique I thought they were good but dude is VERY Angry! Then came Pharcyde they performed "Ya Mama", "Drop", "What's up Fatlip" and of course closed the set with "Passing me By!" It was classic! Then De la Soul came on the stage and straight went in!! OMG they sung all the classics, next thing you know Q-Tip came out and the crowd went bananas! But it didn't end there when all of a sudden Dres from Black Sheep came out and did "The Choice is Yours" Man the crowd went CRAZY! He rocked the crowd! Everyone was so hype when De la when off the stage at this point they were by far the best act!
Next up Raekwon and Ghostface. Now I'm a Ghost fan but when they came on stage they brought about 60 people on there with them everyone else had maybe 10 on the sides if that many. They were cool they did a nice tribute to Ol' Dirty and brought Cappadonna on stage.
Mos Def took the stage next. He's one of my favorite artist. He sang a couple of joints then he brings Talib up. It was OVER for me. They rocked their set so hard. They sang "Definition", "Brown Skinned Lady" and "Respiration" to name a few. Of course Mos sang "Ms Fat Booty" to end the set Pharoahe Monch came out and did an extra hype version of "Simon Says." This set made me miss Black Moon! But I still love Talib and Mos seperately!!
The most entertaing set of the night had to be Meth and Redman. They truly Rocked the Bells! The energy the two of them displayed was incredible(not to mention Method Man is my first Thug was bodysurfing, walking all over the chairs and just being one with the crowd.The guest they brought on stage was BANANAS! Keith Murray came up and rocked the crowd, then DJ Kool came and did "Let me clear my throat" Meth and Redman did another song then they brought out THe Ruler...y'all mothereffin Slick Rick came out and did "La di da di" OMG! Then they rolled out one more surprise can you say "You gots to chill" EPMD! DEAD! "If you tired then go take a nap" That concert could have ended there for me...this is HIP HOP!
After I calmed the hell down. Nasty Nas was up next. He came out witha five piece band and did his thing! He did classics like "It ain't hard to tell" "New York State of Mind" While the band played the instrumental to "Success" out popped a dude with a fitted Yankee on....JAY-Z! WTF!!! At this time the crowd completely erupted then they go in and do "Black Republicans" Can y'all say WHAAAAT! This shyt was straight FIYAH!!!
Last but not least Tribe was up. Q-tip emerged on stage wearing a back pack and did a great solo set.(His album is due to drop sometime in September)Phife and crew came on stage(this was the first time they all performed together since 1998...Ali Shaheed and Jarobi White) This shyt was HOT! They did classics like "Bonita Applebaum", "Electric Relaxation", "Can I Kick it" "Oh My God" Words can't explain how hard this went down! Then they went into "Scenario" and out comes Busta......ya'll he KILLLED it! The energy that was being transmitted from that stage was CRAZY! Then he did "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See." The show ended with all of Tribe, De La Soul, Busta and even Method Man on stage. This was REAL HIP HOP!

If Rock the Bells is coming to your city I HIGHLY recommend you to go! This was the best Hip Hop show I'VE EVER BEEN TO! This was real hip hop and why I LOVE IT! Hip hop WAS NOT dead last night!