Saturday, August 26, 2006

Keep in Touch...

Ok, so apparently I need to contact my family more. Alot more... I'm talking with my mom now who is apparently in her hometown. Supposedly my cousin (near my age) got married, is in Germany, and may live in Utah. My grandma just got over acute arthritis. I mean, yeah she is fine, but I almost didn't find out. Crazy! Ha ha ha.
Really I blog about this cus I am just overwhelmed by what else I could not know about my family. Not strangers, my family. Blood. Though my cousin trips me out cus it's like man... is it getting that time already. I feel like I haven't even been here (in existence) that long. I should really get cracking on the rest of these goals then. My time shall be extended. Bloggito, done.


Arthritis is not a game. Grandma is a soldier though. Preacher's wife.

Donnie is a sadly overlooked vocalist.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Is TV negative? Depends on what you watch.

However the example of the Reality TV show where the family that was moved to Montana and stripped of technology seemed to miss the single cause for their new bond which was spending time together as a family. In addition to the truth of "cultivating relationships" they tacked on things that were inconsequential.

You can't blame TV (or the media) for what you lack as a parent. (If this article is meant to ensue the "It's the media's fault" stance then it is hypocritical since the writer admits that he/she brings articles to the table to talk about and provides ample reason for it.) Families are quick to find scapegoats for their shortcomings. 'My kids are too large, let's sue McDonalds.' 'My kids demand to have every new thing, let's blame advertisers.' 'My family does not spend enough time together, must be our technology, let's go live in 19th century Montana.' 'My kids are out of control, someone made them wild.' 'My family is not what I want it to be, this can not be my fault. Something is literally stopping me from cultivating the relationships with my family.'

If you feel you don't connect with your kids, try meeting them in their environment. If you don't like that environment, you are their parent - you could change it if you wish. Don't be afraid to be the "bad guy" if you disagree with them on what is best for them. However before you ignite their resentment, make sure you are making sense. Simple example: Taking away their TV = bad idea. Watching TV with them and then talking about it afterwards = good idea. Think of it like the article that was brought to the dinner table. Your kids will have a much harder time making good sense if they don't see you as a good example.

The irony being that this arguement is being held through technological devices. As well, that they used a Reality TV show to get their point across. Let that marinate.

A former kid.


The Daily Show - were it still on by then I would greatly persuade my kids to watch it.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

TV comment time...

Come peoples as I comment on what I'm watching his Saturday morning. (Mainly cartoons, cus they are way better than reality TV and much of the other programming.)

Loonatics United... If you haven't seen it, it's like Looney Toones as wisecracking superheroes in the future. Interesting. Not sure I would have traded them for old school Looney Tunes, but got to keep it fresh eh?!

TMNT... Yes I'm still going to see the movie. For now, I caught the show and now it's set in the future. 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Fast Forward'

Chelo... I stopped cus he looks likes Justin Timberlakes Latino cousin. Like for real.. then u watch his video for "Cha Cha" and he has many of the same mannerisms. Dah well, wish him the best.

Also, music videos are so funny on mute... OR in the case of Pachanga Latina when they (the videos) are noticeably off from the audio. Ay, no me gusta. However, I do like that they have a lot of 'R&B' in their programming.

::Kept watching TV::

Lastly, the Doodlebops scare me. Though they had a Black character as a special guest called 'Jumpin Judy' so at least they are incorporating other skintones into the orange, purple, and blue Doodlebop lives of the main characters. Though if u peep the credits, they are supposedly Canadian so maybe that explains it all.

WTF?! Sammie is back?! When did this happen?! And he brought Lloyd with him! Um ok.

Maybe this is why adults start sleeping in as they get older. I don't know, dah well. I'm out.

What will always amuse me is that from now own these guys will be referred to as Academy Award Winners Three 6 Mafia. What song did they win for? "Hard Out Here for a Pimp" of course. ROFL. I love it. Congrats.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Bah Humbug...

Actually, I am joking. It is almost a time for celebration. I did not get the life-changing job. Which believe it or not is simply marvelous. Why? Because I don't want my life to change in the direction that job would change it. I am on a very very good path toward music and I know the stress and demands of that job would pull me away from it. Most likely, I would have quit the job sometime in 2007 just to get back to my original life destination. Also i didn't really need the money. I am curious as to why I was not hired though. I mean, no, I wasn't actually trying, but did they see that? I am just curious. I was surprised they called me for a second interview. The only thing I will envy about the job is that I would have only had to walk about 2 blocks to work. Why? Snow. Hmmmmm, snow. Bah Humbug!!


Such sights and sounds are not reassuring as you plod through the sun, wishing that boy on a motor-scooter would pass more quickly in case whoever is watching is not in a good mood.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Greetings. I have been away this time for a good reason. Mainly that I don't like to talk about mess until it's final. So... the two jobs that I interviewed for... I'll let u know what happens when I get them. Which I'm told is the second week in August, so any day now. My prayers have been answered and I will be happy to share the news with y'all.

Also, I officially moved. As in, my boy and I took my stuff out of my old apartment and into the basement of my new apartment. So really i'm in housing limbo (which i call my girlfriend's sublet). Who's awkwardness so far peaked not at the brief heated debate we had tonight but rather when the handyman (i forget the PC term people use now) showed up to plug some mice holes. Although, i thought he was the landlord so I was kinda stand-offish thinking 'I hope he don't tell me to get the f*ck out, cus we gone have some words.' Other than that it was a 'hey buddy' situation.

My bestfriend is dating one of my close friends which makes me happy, cus I don't have to size anyone up. Now usually this is one of those social taboos (the kind of which I have no fear of obliterating) and the friends avoid what they know is possible cus they believe they can't be friends if it doesn't work out. That BS annoys me and best exemplifies how socially/intellectually limited you (and most likely your friend) are but even beyond that, the relationship makes almost TOO much sense from what I know of each so let's sit back and watch where that goes.

Lastly, I am good at video games. In my time in limbo i've been playing them alot (particularly Spiderman 2 - Gamecube). Granted they are nearly the perfect example to my post-absurdist feelings on approaching things in life. See, I know good-and-well that I will not win any sort of prize or substantial compensation for playing/beating this game. My final victory or crux of resolution will not be soundtracked by John Williams nor garner me recognition beyond my girlfriend's potential* and near-patronizing "That's good, baby." As well, I realize the marginal entertainment value versus what productive things I could be doing yet I acquiesce to its purpose in my life because my enjoyment outweighs the regret I will harvest over my lost time.

:: IM a friend ::

Well, I've forgotten where I was meaning to go, thus I will end things here.

He created the music that we have soldered into our culture. From his mind to our society, that's pimp. It's a gift.