Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Things that are working my nerves this week

Nothing ruins a bright sunny day like a glistening loogey on the sidewalk. If you have to spit, spit in the grass or in the street. I have seen people just walk and spit without stopping. What if you hit someone? That would be a well-earned arse whoopin.

Also smoking in public places should be outlawed. I hate to step out for fresh air only to be greeted with the smell of nicotine. If you want to kill yourself, fine, but I prefer to live. Smoking is unattractive, but when an unattractive person is smoking it’s down right repulsive.

Please keep your bad-arse kids caged or on a leash or at the very least keep them out of my way. Why is it the kid can run around terrorizing the place and the mother does not say one word, but when you say something all hell breaks loose? Example, you are in a PACKED movie theater and some kid is kicking your chair,

“Ma’am, your son is kicking my chair.”

“Jaquesvillian, stop kicking her chair.”

Two minutes later, thump, thump. “Ma’am?”

Thump, Thump

“Stop kicking my chair!”

“ Oh no you didn’t, Mofo dis, mofo dat.”

Or how about the infamous kid in Target or the shopping mall playing hide'n'seek or ‘knock ish down’?

On the flip side children should be allowed to act like children. No kid wants to be out shopping at 8:00 pm or watching a rated R movie at 11:00 pm on a Tuesday night and they should be allowed to run free. No kid should worry about getting dirty or concerned with fashion. Wearing GUCCI is too much pressure on a 5 year old who by the way may prefer the ever-popular Dora the Explorer. Also children are not supposed cursed at for acting like a kid. So you are in the grocery store, “Ma can we have Coco Puffs?” “No mofo. I told your B****A** the we was getting the off-brand.” Calling a child anything, but his or her name is just wrong.

Also calling someone gay is so low. Being gay is not to be taken lightly a lot of them are ostracized from their families, denied some civil rights, and oh, yeah the get their arses kicked. Remember Matthew Shepard? Plus, who would stoop so low to insult a man’s manhood? That is a no-no. Plus, to infer that someone lives that lifestyle it could be damaging to his or her career due to bigotry and ignorance. Also just because a man is clean and well spoken it does not mean he is gay and good-looking women who do not whore themselves out are not lesbians. It’s not up to me to judge. Being gay is not my battle however it seems that due to the trails they face it should not be a battle someone is pushed into.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

6 Rules for Public Transporation

1. If you see someone running for the bus or train, move out of the way.

When running you build momentum, so if someone is running with the focus of getting to the open door there is a big chance that you could get hit or run into by accident or on purpose. What kills me is the person who is slowly walking ahead has the look on his or her face like "He bet not hit me."

On another note, catching the bus or train is not worth running into traffic, hurting someone or breaking your own leg.

2. Pick up your feet.

What really, really kills me is people who walk unbelievably slow especially during rush hour. Sometimes you can see the people behind doing the 'stop n go' dance or the shuffle. I know I walk fast naturally, but damn don't we all have somewhere to be?

3. When you get on the bus or train, move along. Do not block the doorway. Other people would like to get on too.

Also I'll add move over too. You pay for a ride not necessarily a seat. There is no need to spread your stuff over both seats, put your feet up, or sit in the aisle seat mean muggin in order to have a seat to yourself. That is just plain ornery.

4. When riding the Metro escalator stand on the right and walk on the left.

Too many times I have missed my train because one person is not paying attention to social cues or being rude and standing on the left side.

Occasionally, a determined rider will say 'excuse me' and that will set the tone for the next few riders. You would think that after being told 'excuse me' more than twice the offender will move. Too many times this not the case and trains are missed or someone will shout an obscenity.

FYI if the escalator is coming to an end, walk off. Too many people stand there stupefied like an alligator is waiting or something. This can cause a people pile up.

5. When crossing the street wait for your light or at least make sure no cars are coming.

It is pure stupidity to walk out in the middle of the street, stop to let the cars pass, walk, wait for the other cars, then reach other side. Just wait for the little man to give you the thumps up to walk. Shaving 10 seconds off of crossing the street is not worth getting hit, in my opinion.

6. Travel light and pay attention.

Why is it necessary to have a purse, lunch bag, computer bag, gym bag and a tote? Oh yeah and do you really need to listen to your iPod, check your e-mail and read while crossing the street? Not only is this behavior stupid, it is dangerous and unhealthy. Being preoccupied makes you an easy target for thieves, predators and boogey men. Plus, the weight of all the bags can hurt your arms and back not to mention the eye strain from all of the electronics.

Let us use common sense and treat each other with respect.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Still Stanning

What is a stan? Below is the best description from someone at Urban Dictionary. com:

1. stan - Based on the central character in the Eminem song of the same name, a "stan" is an overzealous maniacal fan for any celebrity or athlete.

A Typical Kobe Bryant Stan would say something like. "Kobe Bryant scored 81 points last night. Kobe could beat God himself in a game of 1 on 1 hoops. To hell with Michael Jordan or Wilt Chamberlain, they aren't on Kobe's level!"

stalker fanatic fan obsessed infatuated blind loyalty by Terminator-C Feb 12, 2006 email it 0 comments

So I am not really a stan, but I really really like the bands from Making the Band 4 in the following order: Day 26, Danity Kane and Donnie.

I don't have a favorite in Day 26. However I like Mike the least. Can you say PRICK? Prior to going to their Meet & Greet after the MTB4 concert in Baltimore, I'd read on the blogs that Brian and Robert were the coolest and Mike was an a-hole. Well both Robert and Mike must have been on their periods the day of the Meet & Greet. I mean Robert is from the D too so I expected some light convo i.e. What high school did you go to? Eastside or Westside? 6 mile, 7 mile or 8 mile? What did I get? Nothing just a tight smile and a head nod. Well, bump you too.

Mike! Mike can I get some eye contact? I mean I bought the album, paid for the concert and the Meet & Greet. In the words of a comedian I can't remember the name of "I put them rims, on your car." He was referring to the weed man standing by a pimped out car who acted like he was doing him a favor by selling him weed. Essentially, Mike I helped put you on the other side of the table. You could at least smile and pretend to be interested. He just rubbeb me the wrong way. You know you and Robert owe me $12.72 each.

Well, I forgave Robert. I still remember his swagger through out the show and he reminds me of myself sometimes. Besides we all have our bad days, right? I haven't changed my mind about Mike even though I like how he just tells it like it is sometimes. Anyhoo. I don't have a favorite but Que, Will and Brian really impressed me. They seemed so genuinely happy to be there and grateful for their fans. Que reminds me of the cute guy in high school who was popular because he got along with everyone and wanted everyone to be cool. When I think of Will I think of loyalty for some reason. He's got that real grown and sexy swagger. Plus his wife is brown skinned. Brian reminds me of Scrappy Doo. His voice is amazing and he seems hungry like he really wants to do well. He's little too. I connect more with Will and Brian because I'm grown and sexy myself. I got a hug from Will and Brian kissed my right cheek unprompted. He seems like a womanizer, but who could he resist the sweetness of my cheek? Way cool right?

I got autographs from Danity Kane. My favorite is Dawn, but she wasn't there. They put on a good show and they are all tiny. I mean like under 5'4. Wanita was surprisingly sweet. Aundrea and Shannon were too. Aubrey was not and let's leave at that (Christina Aguilera wanna be).

Donnie was a sweetheart too, but a little shorter than I expected. I got a picture with him. We were not supposed to take pictures or have anything signed at the Meet & Greet. WTF? I got autographs from the girls and Donnie, not the guys. I didn't have anything to sign; I expected them to have promo pics and pens. They didn't have either. The girls and Donnie did.

It was a good night and I still heart the guys and girls from MTB4. The new video for the second single from the Day 26 album came out a week ago and I still watch it at least three times in a row. I hope they do well and I can say I met them when.