Monday, May 29, 2006

What A Weekend!!

This weekend was the best way to kick off the summer.

My roommate Kevin from Pittsburgh came down and we went to HFStival. HFStival is a 2-day festival that happens every year at Merriweather Post Pavillion in Coumbia, MD. This year they had Cypress Hill, Matisyahu, and Kanye West perform on Saturday. You know I had to go see Kanye and Matisyahu.

So Kevin got here Saturday morning at 7 am. This meant that I had to get up at the crack of dawn to pick him up from the bus station. We come back to my house and get ready to head out at 9:30 so we can get the festival at 10am. We get there and go look around.

HFStival is not really my scene. There tends to be a lot of cats looking like this:

These types were not the majority but there were enough there. So me and Kevin just cruised throughout the festival. We took a few swinbgs at the batting cage, threw some pitches, Kevin gawked at a bunch of females. He even hollered at a sister from Howard. Kevin is your typical white guy. But he was spitting game to this Howard girl and he almost got her. We were supposed to meet her after she got off from work from the Verizon hut but we were late so I guess she pulled off. Oh well. We listened to a lot of local bands, which were good. They were mostly funk type of groups but they definitely were good.

We randomly saw a girl from our college at the festival. So me and Kevin just kicked it with her and her friends. While Kevin was spitting game to our friend Marie, I held court with the other ladies. I was just all nice and cordial. I made them laugh. I was just being nice. Cypress Hill came on. That was a very interesting performance. They had everyone gettin high by the end of their performance. I was light headed and everything. Then Kanye came on. He puts on a damn good show!!! He had everyone on their feet. I dance with the ladies during the show and 3 of them ended up kind of feeling me. Im sorry I had to disappoint, especially because one of them had a nice booty. I am just not that kind of guy. I gotta stay faithful to mines. Kevin made out with our friend from school, I played wingman. But Kanye had me throwing up my "diamond" and everything!!!!!!!!!! I was just soooooo excited to finally see one of my favorite artists in concert! Matisyahu, who is a Jewish reggae artist, put on a live performance too1 We left after his performance.

Sunday was good but not as good as Saturday. We got there at 3pm. We decided that we didnt need to get there so early. So Kevin and I just cruise around. Some random chick with a bf hollas at Kevin. Then Kevin hollers at this girl we met the day before who worked at the Starbucks stand. He slobs her down by the end of the nite. But throughout the day we just kinda chill. The performances were decent. They just werent Kanye or Matisyahu.

Overall, my weekend was great. I had a great time, with great people. Plus, I am always happy when a friend gets some play.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Urban Appreciation

I was out and about today and I made an observation.

I really love living in a city. It is such a vibrant experience. I felt like a little kid as I was riding the bus downtown. I saw an Asian guy listening to hip-hop. White people strolling down Charles Street. I watched a Native American guy talking on a cell phone. There were sidewalk shops where all kinds of insane stuff was being sold. Tons of cars everywhere. Tall buildings kissing the sky.

I love living in the city. It is full of life. All the movement makes the city itself seem alive. There is nothing you cannot find in a city. You can find anything you need in a city. Plus, there are tons of opportunities if you look in the right place. The diversity in a city just leaves me feeling amazed. I don't know. I just cannot find myself not living in a city. I need the vibrancy. I guess I am kind of rambling. You all may think I am crazy but try living in Erie PA. Its cold as hell up there. There are the same type of people there. The "city" itself is dead. It just feels as if there are no opportunities to move ahead. Just moving around made me appreciate being from a city.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Well, Jameil has been craving drunk pictures of my roommates. So I figure that I will oblige. Some are insane. Now I was never present for this. I was the one helpin the person puke. Also, i never had to clean this up, that is why I am going to miss Shawn when he leaves. He always cleaned himself up.
Kevin, Shawn, and the beer bong
Kevin gave up sex for Lent and Stacey is making it hard for him.
Kevin & the bong

Meetin the trash can

Our kitchen
Shawn lost a fight with the couch that night

Shawn and Kevin actaully fell asleep like this

Here are the roomies (the two that count)!! I dedicate this to them and all the un times we had this year. It won't be the same without Shawn. He is transferring. Ima miss my roommate.

Friday, May 12, 2006

My Health

Last two weeks, my health has been not good. I have been to the emergency room twice this week. I am having problems with my breathing. I went the first time and they told me it may be my allrgies since I have developed them recently. Last night, I was awaken out of my sleep not being able to breathe. I was coughing and trying to catch my breath. My girlfriend woke up and had one of my roommates drive me to the emergency room. This second time they told me I may have developed asthma. My chest X-Ray showed that the distal part of my lungs are partially closed. That is scary to hear. They are not sure though so I have to visit my doctor when I go home. So I have a prescription for Prednisone and Albuterol. So i puff on that Albuterol inhaler like crazy. And both are steroids!! The Prednisone makes me slightly jumpy. When they gave it to me before I went home, it had me jumpy. I could not sleep.

This past two weeks have been difficult. Walking up the steps makes me short of breath. I cannot box. Running is not an option. Sometimes even talking makes me short of breath. I had a respiratory attack in the middle of class today and it scared the shit of me. It was embarrasing. my professor understands what happened. I cannot wait to go home and see my doctor. I cant deal with this anymore.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Girls vs Grown Women

'Girls' leave their schedule wide-open and wait for a guy to call and make plans.
'Grown women' make their own plans and nicely tell the guy to get in where he fits in.

'Girls' want to control the man in their life.
'Grown women' know that if he's truly hers, he doesn't need controlling.

'Girls' check' you for not calling them.
'Grown women' are too busy to realize you hadn't.

'Girls' try to put a man 'on lock' by using sex.
'Grown women' know that it's the sex of the mental kind that makes a man want to 'lock' you down.

'Girls' fake-moan, lay there and take the stabbing.
'Grown women' say, "Just stop", get up, get dressed and walk it out.

'Girls' are afraid to be alone.
'Grown women' revel in it--using it as a time for personal growth.

'Girls' ignore the good guys.
'Grown women' ignore the bad guys.

'Girls' make you come.
'Grown women' make you come home.

'Girls' worry about not being pretty and/or good enough for their man.
'Grown women' know that they are pretty and/or good enough for any man.

'Girls' try to monopolize all their man's time (i.e. don't want him hanging with his friends).
'Grown women' realize that a lil' bit of space makes the 'together time' even more special and goes to kick it with her own friends!

'Girls' think a guy crying is weak.
'Grown women' offer their shoulder and a tissue.

'Girls' want to be spoiled and 'tell' their man so.
'Grown women' show him and make him comfortable enough to reciprocate w/o fear of losing his manhood.

'Girls' get hurt by one man and make all men pay for it.
'Grown women' know that that was just one man.

'Girls' fall in love, chase aimlessly after the object of their affection, ignoring all signs.
'Grown women' know that sometimes the one you love, don't always love you back and move on without bitterness.

I saw this somewhere. I find it to very poignant. Take heed to it ladies.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Been A Minute

It has been a minute since I last wrote. I apologize. With my aunt's funeral and everything I have been without time. Let me update you all.

The Funeral
My aunt's service was one of the best services I have been to. The minister was good. The weather was gorgeous. It really did my aunt justice. After the service, doves were released to symbolize her leaving this life. The service was a great way to celebrate my aunt's life.

This Week
I had gotten back to school from home on Wednesday. Ever since then I have had to play catch up. I had missed a quiz and a bunch of notes. Thank God the girlfriend shares two classes with me. I just got the notes from her. My third class I had a guy give me his notes to photocopy. But I feel lost in my Field Methods class because it is mostly application and I missed the class on actually how to physically excavate. So I am watching others do it and winging it.

This Weekend
All I can say is wow!!! I threw an Old School Party Friday and it went well. We dance the night away with music spanning the 1950s all the way to 1995. I was jamming!!! I was doing the cabbage patch, the elctric slide, and all them old dances. It was a great time.

Saturday was Springfest. It is a huge festival here at my school that happens every May. The weather was a bit too c0ol to do the slip - n - slide but I did everything else. I sumo wrestled with a friend of mine. Me and my roommate Kevin did the inflatable boxing, the gladiator, the obstacle course, and the mechanical bull. I ate some good a$$ burgers. The day went well.

Then Saturday night came.

My roommate Shawn had been drinking since 1130 that morning. So he was drunk. it was about 1150 that my homegirl Stacey calls to tell me that Shawn passed out in front of her bulding and has been there for an hour. So me and Kev go get him. He is all passed out in his puke. When try to move him, he fights us. After a few minutes we get him in the building. He says he has to throw up so we let him out. Well, he falls onto a bush. So we get him back into the first floor of the building. He starts screaming at the top of his lungs. This makes the RA come out.

The RA was nice. She allowed us to try and move him. Shawn was being an ass though. She gave us 20 seconds to move him which turned into 20 mins. We got him to the landing before the third floor. Then he started cussing. She goes and calls the police since he is being difficult. Shawn then rolls down to the 1st floor (literally) and runs outside. He runs down a busy street and almost falls into it. My roomie Kevin and the RA goes after him. The police then chase him down. I satyed to make sure they did not do Shawn grimey since he had a broken hand. They put him in the car and took him to the drunk tank.He came back Sunday morning looking like $h!t!!!!!!

I will post pictures from Springfest soon.