Friday, September 29, 2006

What Fall Means To Me...


Each failure to sell will increase your chances for success at your next attempt.
~Og Mandino

We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.
~Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Fall Means...Football Time!!!!
Fall Means...Birthday Time!!!
Fall Means...Happy New Year (Jewish Style)
Fall Means...Wash My Sins Away! (Again Jewish Style)
Fall Means...Apples and Honey (It's a Heeb Thang)
Fall Means...Crisp Air
Fall Means...Short Days
Fall Means...Pumpkin Time!
Fall Means...More clothes for the ladies (boooo!)
Fall Means...Soup and Stew Weather
Fall Means...Football Time
Fall Means...Hunting Time (For Bri-Guy)
Fall Means...Football Time!
Fall Means...Changing Leave s (For Jax)
Fall Means...Haloweenie!
Fall Means...Football Time!


Brittany Lee
(Not sure who she is besides hot!)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Say it Ain't So TO


Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope - a slight change, and all patterns alter.
~Sharon Salzberg

There're no words to say
No words to convey
This feeling inside I have for you
Deep in my heart
Save from the guards
Of intellect and reason
Leaving me at a loss
For words to express my feelings
Deep in my heart
Look at me losing control
Thinking I had a hold
But with feelings this strong
I'm no longer the master Of my emotions

~Tracy Chapman For You

Cuz, I'm a rebel, a soul rebel. Microphone Check 1, 2 what is this? The 5 foot assasin w/ the rough neck business. Gotta to have Kaya NOW! Because you're mine, I walk the line.

I have actual empathy for TO.


FRIEND'S IM NAME (10:31:34 AM): he has all this money a beautiful body and he plays football

Just goes to show, money and fame don't always bring happiness.
I get it though, TO was a unkown to start his career, he came from a very small school. He also was a the 3rd starter behind Jerry Rice and JJ Stokes, the man slated to fill Jerry Rice's shoes. But he played and played well, humbly. I think it was his agent that pushed him to create a new personality, so he did. He could and does back up his talk with his actions on the field. He has a right to be cocky because he is that good. But plenty of other people that have been that good don't resort to the cult of personality to get ahead. I believe TO thought he had to. An now he is trapped in a world he created and saw no way out. TO there is a way out, you can change your ways. I think you can begin again, but this is not the way.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread: remade all the time, made new.
~Og Mandino

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

JD caught a 25lb Catfish!

Kiss da Fish!

You're so pretty.

Monday, September 25, 2006



Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
~Sidney J. Harris

We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
~William Shakespeare

There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
~Jean Anouilh

A fun filled weekend! Tribe Called Quest rocked out LOVE on friday. Although I couldn't see the stage except thru a small window in the back bar, they sounded great! LOVE good on acoustics, bad on line of sight. Hiliarity ensued when one of the dorkiest guys I've ever seen accompanied by 2 equally nerdy girls took it upon themselves to take over a VIP couch section. Without shame they danced on the couch while smoking a joint, and drank all the free red-bull and water provided. About an hour later they got kicked out. But more power to them, for gettin away with it for as long as they did!

Beating Northeastern 59-14 is a hell of a way to start your conference schedule. LC Baker "Touchdown Maker" was the star of the game with 7 receptions for 134 yards and 2 TD's!!! Not to mention RB Alvin Banks 3 Rushing TDs and 1 TD on a reception. No doubt the 2 players will compete w/ eavh other for A-10 honors this week. Looks like our D lines and O lines have improved, giving Rascatti time to go down field, although the predictable swing/screen pass was still a major part of the passing arsenal. Not to mention our solid running game produced 5 TDs!! Details HERE!

Sounds like a trip to the boot is in order for the day. It's been too long and my stress levels can attest to that.


Friday, September 22, 2006


I like to kiss ya where some brothas won't
I like to tell ya things some brothas don't
If only you could see through your elaborate eyes
Only you and me, hun, the love never dies
~Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebaum

Yo, microphone check one two what is this
The five foot assassin with the ruffneck business
I float like gravity, never had a cavity
Got more rhymes than the Winans got family
~Tribe Called Quest Buggin out

I honestly thought I'd never see the day tribe got back together! Last time I saw them was my 19th (1996) birthday at JMU. This was momentous in many respects. It was our first party at our new apartment, with a keggerator and the first in a series of about 15 Ice/Liqour Luges. I got sooo drunk before the show I verbally contemplated not even goin! But that really wasn't an option. I remeber sobering up during the show, and when I got back to the apt. the party was ragin'. I comandeered the Ice Luge duties, and politely I would ask wht u wanted. If you said Goldschlager or anything else, i would yell double Bourbon and pour about 3 shots worth down. I didn't care what you said, though I would ask, all you got was DOUBLE BOURBON!!!!
Good Times Good Times.

So tonight will hopefully be just as memorable especially because my 2 new favorite hip-hop acts are opening for Tribe; Rhymefest and the Procussions!
YAMASS TO TRIBE!!!!!!!!!!!

Classic Beauty

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Good Karma 1 vs Bad Karma 1 Tie Score


I've learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.
~Tom Landry

Real love is a pilgrimage. It happens when there is no strategy, but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
~Anita Brookner

Ummm, okay my karma is seriously screwed up. Maybe wishing ill on someone elses NFL team wasn't the right thing to do, because the Steelers stunk up the joint last night. Maybe I shouldn't have galavanted off to a wine tasting at the French Embassy and wtched the whole game instead. Yeah, I don't think so. Got an unexpected but equally as exciting impromptu invite to a wine tasting at the French Embassy last night, forgetting all together that the Steelers game was even on last night, but it was worth it! Maybe it was the invitee, maybe it was the over 200 wines, but the Steelers were the furthest thing form my mind on game night. For shame For shame! I did manage to get back for the abysmal 4th quarter. This is where I differ from Redskins fan, I place the blame purely on us not playing well. Where as a Skins fan would find any other excuse besides...we stink. JAX looks legit, I knew it would be a tough game but I had no idea. So here's my karma question did I win or lose. I won because I had a fabulous time with someone who's time and company I enjoy, or did I lose because my team has brown stuff running down it's leg and couldn't even muster a score. I guess the answer relies on which I deem more important or holdin higher regard. The Steelers are pretty much it for me, but there will be other games, and the season is just starting. Love (I use this term very loosely) and companionship I hold in the highest regard, and I definetly got a gold star for that last night.
So....Even it is.
Karma in check.
Tie Score.
Bad Karma 1 Good Karma 1

1/5 looks good.


Monday, September 18, 2006

Hey Lando Meet Rockit

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
~Samuel Johnson

Better to have loved a short man than never to have loved a tall.
~David Chambless

Love is like pi -- natural, irrational, and very important.
~Lisa Hoffman

This weekend was kinda all over the place. I had already changed into my sweats and settled in for a much needed ass-to-couch night, when I coaxed out by CNG to see The Last Kiss. Another Zach Braff mid-life/quarter life crisis movie, but a very good one indeed. Casey Affleck's minimal time on screen was very good, and Rachel Bilson and Jacinda Barrett were both lookin' pretty hot. Saturday afternoon the whole gand went to see a free Jazz competition held by the Thelonius Monk Institute at the Natural History Museum. We only stayed for the first hgalf, but got to see some amazingly talanted piansts. Not to mention Herbie Hancock, was one of the judges, and Thelonius Monk Jr. and Billy Dee Williams hosted. Which means I was in the same room with the composer of Axel F and Lando Calrissian at the same time, which was a boost to the 80's ego. Sunday was definetly a bachelors day conssiting of football, football, laundry and football.

I think I've finally adopted the whatever attitude when it comes to matters of the heart. Ya know 99 problems but a bitch ain't one. A slight rekindling in a recent interest, but not sure that fire is gonna get started/remain lit. Which is fine with my newly adopted philosophy, and the prospects of more irons in the fire. But only time will tell. I was kinda in the dumps this past week, and hanging with friends gave me the perspective I needed. Oh that and the landing the job interview for Wednesday, which couldn't come at a better time as I got a notice that my rent is going up by 14%. I have moved 12 or 13 times in the past 11 years, and even a 14% increase which I can't afford is probably not enough to make me move. I have till the end of this week to let them know, but odds are I'm staying put and getting a second job if I have to.

I'm not that guy, but despite my friends mostly being Redskin fans, I think my hater policy fo them has expanded. My new reason for disliking and rooting against the Dead-Skins is spite. Personal spite and the wish of misfortune on someone elses favorite team.
Ray-Ray asked me, "Why not just wish a bad ahir day on them?"
My response, "I'm a boy and think in terms of football."
I really have no ill will against anybody, even RedskinsFan, but I'm also only human.

Redskins Cheerleader Arlene
Better Guns then Brunell?????

Friday, September 15, 2006

Everybody Has Somethin' To Say Fridays


To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
~Joseph Chilton Pearce

Duty is the sublimest word in the language. You can never do more than your duty. You should never wish to do less.
~Robert E. Lee

Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Nano Nano

1. La Primavera ~Manu Chao
2. Moment Of Clarity ~Jay Hovah
3. The River ~Springsteen
4. Out Of My Mind ~James Blunt
5. Stay Fly ~Three 6 Mafia

Amelie Says:
These are hard times for dreamers.

Detective John McLane Says:
Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.

Eddie Says:
Mom! We are on high alert here. I almost killed you right then! You do not even realize!

Holly Valance

Thursday, September 14, 2006

What Are You Doing To Stop It?


Fuck the world, don't ask me for shit. And everything you get ya gotta work hard for it.
~Biggie Smalls (Is the Illest), Notorious BIG, Christopher Wallace

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
~Martin Luther King Jr.

For the night was not impartial. No, the night loved some more than others, served some more than others.
~Eudora Welty

FlowersChild sent me the following stuff about Jesse Owens the other day:
(Slightly Edited For Length, Steve Biko Information/Bio added by me.)


His name was actually James C., but when asked his name in school the teacher thought he said Jesse and it stuck. Another thing was that one of his gold medals was won on a relay that he wasn't scheduled to run. He subbed in for a Jewish runner who was taken out so as not to offend the Nazis.
But then there was this (takes place 1 year before Olympics):
A week before the Big Ten meet, which was held in Ann Arbor, Mich., Mr. Owens and a fraternity brother were wrestling playfully when they tumbled down a flight of stairs. Mr. Owens's back hurt so much that he could not work out all week. Coach Larry Snyder and teammates had to help him in and out of the car that drove him to the track for the meet.
There, in a vain attempt to lessen the back pain, he sat for half an hour in a hot tub. He did not warm up or even stretch. At the last minute, he rejected suggestions that he withdraw from the meet and said he would try, event by event. He tried, and the results are in the record book. On May 25, 1935, from 3:15 to 4 P.M., Jesse Owens successively equaled the world record for the 100-yard dash (9.4 seconds), broke the world record for the broad jump, now called the long jump, with his only attempt (26 feet 8 1/4 inches, which remained the record for 25 years), broke the world record for the 220-yard dash ( 20.3 seconds, which also bettered the record for 200 meters) and broke the world record for the 220-yard low hurdles (22.6 seconds, which also bettered the record for the 200-meter low hurdles).

Jesse Owens
10 Blacks on Team
The United States Olympic track team, of 66 athletes, included 10 blacks. The Nazis derided the Americans for relying on what the Nazis called an inferior race, but of the 11 individual gold medals in track won by the American men, six were won by blacks.
The hero was Mr. Owens. He won the 100-meter dash in 10.3 seconds, the 200-meter dash in 20.7 seconds and the broad jump at 26 feet 5 1/2 inches, and he led off for the United States team that won the 400-meter relay in 39.8 seconds.
His individual performances broke two Olympic records and, except for an excessive following wind, would have broken the third. The relay team broke the world record. His 100-meter and 200-meter times would have won Olympic medals through 1964, his broad- jump performance through 1968. Oh, and Steve Biko died on this day in 1977 (September 12th).

Steve Biko

Stephen Bantu Biko (18 December 1946-12 September 1977)
From an early age Steve Biko showed an interest in anti-Apartheid politics. After being expelled from his first school, Lovedale, in the Eastern Cape for 'anti-establishment' behaviour, he was transferred to a Roman Catholic boarding school in Natal. From there he enrolled as a student at the University of Natal Medical School (Black Section). Whilst at medical school Biko became involved with the National Union of South African Students (NUSAS). But the union was dominated by white liberals and failed to represent the needs of black students, so Biko resigned in 1969 and founded the South African Students' Organisation (SASO). SASO was involved in providing legal aid and medical clinics, as well as helping to develop cottage industries for disadvantaged black communities.
He was banned during the height of apartheid in March 1973, meaning that he was not allowed to speak to more than one person at a time, was restricted to certain areas, and could not make speeches in public. It was also forbidden to quote anything he said, including speeches or simple conversations.
Biko was detained and interrogated four times between August 1975 and September 1977 under Apartheid era anti-terrorism legislation. On 21 August 1977 Biko was detained by the Eastern Cape security police and held in Port Elizabeth. From the Walmer police cells he was taken for interrogation at the security police headquarters. On 7 September "Biko sustained a head injury during interrogation, after which he acted strangely and was uncooperative. The doctors who examined him (naked, lying on a mat and manacled to a metal grille) initially disregarded overt signs of neurological injury."
By 11 September Biko had slipped into a continual, semi-conscious state and the police physician recommended a transfer to hospital. Biko was, however, transported 1,200 km to Pretoria – a 12-hour journey which he made lying naked in the back of a Land Rover. A few hours later, on 12 September, alone and still naked, lying on the floor of a cell in the Pretoria Central Prison, Biko died from brain damage.
The South African Minister of Justice, James (Jimmy) Kruger initially suggested Biko had died of a hunger-strike and said that his death "left him cold". The hunger strike story was dropped after local and international media pressure, especially from Donald Woods, the editor of the East London Daily Dispatch. It was revealed in the inquest that Biko had died of brain damage, but the magistrate failed to find anyone responsible, ruling that Biko had died as a result of injuries sustained during a scuffle with security police whilst in detention.

Not sure if FlowersChild knew this but both Jesse Owens and Steve Biko are heroes of mine. Really Jesse just wanted to compete, to run, similar to Biko he just wanted to live, to compete, to have a chance. Both men stood up for what they believed in, one got glory atop an Olympic podium and the other beat and left to rot and die in a South African prison. But it doesn't matter what their immediate fates were, the message is what matters. We are all people, we are all one, and if one person in the entire world is oppressed then we all are. My question is did these two men really affect change? South Africa is without formal and legal Apartheid, we have the Civil Rights Bill, But overt and covert racism and oppresion is still very much alive in both S. Africa and the USA.
What are you doing to stop it?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cadillac Grills, Tell Luda I Know What's Up.


Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade.
~Marcel Proust

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
~Harold Lokes

The heart belongs in the chest not on the sleeve. In the chest it has a nice ribcage and sternum and all types of stuff surrounding it. (See diagram left)

On your sleeve it's prone to getting a nose wiped on it. Then ya get boogers on your heart. Eww.

Picked from the heart!

Ya, ya grill ya, ya, ya grill
(Rob da Toy store and tell 'em make me a grill)

I've decided I'm gonna get a grill. Fo my mouth. But instead of diamonds and platinum...
Micro Machines,
thats right, Micro Machines, Micro Machines, Micro Machines! (from Galoob)

Baba G'Noush bought a CD in White Marsh on our ride to AC and I loved it!
Proxima Esperanza by Manu Chao
Yes it's foreign, but I loves it, check it out.

I guess we're far enough removed from the Bachelor Party for this:

Maria Sharapova
(She's Hot Cuz She'll Beat You In Tennis)

Monday, September 11, 2006

No That's Not A Hickey, It's A Paintball Welt


Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
~T. S. Eliot

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transform.
~Jiddu Krishnamurti

All in all a good weekend. Not gonna go into details of the Bachelor party, cuz hey I do know what discretion means. Kasey Kahne made it in to the Chase! I got shot in the neck by a paintball gun by the one guy who brought his own gun, which means its extra powerful and shoots straight. So no that's not a hickey, it's a paintball welt.

Como te llamas?
De donde eres?
Counato anos tiene?
Do not count for "dirty talk" in spanish.

Benjie's Hottie Corner needs a break!

Sforzesco Castle, Milan Italy
That's one HOT castle.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Snuggle and Penetration


The least of learning is done in the classrooms.
~Thomas Merton

Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.
~Rudyard Kipling

An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
~Harold Lokes

Nano Nano
1. Possum Kingdom ~The Toadies
2. Mighty "O" ~Outkast
3. Don't Feel Right ~The Roots
4. N2U ~Outkast
5. i burn ~The Toadies
6. Here I Come ~The Roots

Kasey Kahne in what might be the gayest firesuit ever. Snuggle really? A win is a win. And Kasey won the Busch race!


This is what real victotry feels/looks like. Kasey pretty much needed to win to stay alive for the chase and a chance at the championship. And he did just that winning the Nextel race!!!
(Although note the patch on his upper right chest. Siemens? Really?)
He's really happy to have liquids sprayed all over him.
All kidding aside props to Kasey racking up his 5th win of the season and keeping hope alive! He has the most wins out of anybody this season, but still not a shoe in for the Chase. Fortunately next week Nextel series heads to Richmond, the place where I witnessed Kasey get his first win! Good Luck Kasey!!!!

JMU won it's opening game against Bloomsburg University. But those in attendance can testify that it was not the Dukes' finest hour. There was virtually no penetration by the defensive line, and no push from the O line. And as everyone knows penetration and push are key. The Dukes scored in the mid 3rd quarter on a swing pass to #15 LC Baker "The Toucdown Maker." Putting the Dukes up 7-3. The bend don't break D went into effect and Junior Free Safety Tony Lezotte sealed the victory with an interception late in the 4th. Maurice Fenner scored in the games final minute making the final score 14-3 Dukes Dawgs!!!!

Friday, September 01, 2006

What You Talkin Bout Willis?

I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.
~Anwar el-Sadat

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.
~George Carlin

Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
~Louis Aragon

Ari: So lloyd what's it feel like to get fucked in the ass?

Lloyd: I wouldn't know, I'm a top.

Ari: Really?

Georgie Says:

I also read 2 Shakespears. I got an eca-lec-tic reading list.

The Duke Dawg Says: