29 August 2008

101 Things....

First off I wanna say thanks to everyone who commented on my "Make Me better" blog. I was sure someone would have something bad to say but everyone was real positive. Ya'll are the best ever.

Did you know 45 people subscribe to this blog? Who are these people? I love ya'll.... really I do. To prove it I wasted 2 days thinking of 101 things about me. If you don't want to read them all I'm not even going to get mad about it, hell I don't want to read them all. It's alot of useless info but I know some people are nosey and what not.

  1. I was born in Nov
  2. Im a Sagittarius
  3. I don't believe in astrology
  4. I've dated more girls based on personality than looks
  5. Im really not into feet.
  6. Breasts are another matter
  7. I have 1 older sister
  8. Although I consider my younger god-sister my actual sister
  9. A couple of my cousins I consider brothers
  10. I have 1 niece who is 12 years younger than me and considers me more of a big brother than an uncle
  11. Women in my family call me Davey
  12. I really don't like talking about myself.
  13. Last time I cried was at my grandmothers funeral last august
  14. My uncle (her son) actually yawned during the service. I was so pissed at him for it I have not spoken to him since. I mean really what kind of person yawns at their mothers funeral?
  15. I have 8 aunts and uncles on my dads side
  16. only 1 of them stayed with their wife/baby momma
  17. My family is not good at marriage
  18. I want to break that cycle
  19. I'm really big on family
  20. I have 1 tattoo
  21. I never got my ears pierced because earrings are for girls
  22. I have never rented an apt.
  23. I have like 10 watches
  24. I have like 20 fitted hats
  25. I have a room full of t-shirts, shoes and hats
  26. I once went a week without being able to walk
  27. I never talk about it
  28. I had a bird as a kid named "Guber" after the fraggle rock character
  29. My sister let him die after we moved
  30. I don't own a suit *hangs head in shame*
  31. I do own 3 cars
  32. I've been brought home by the police twice
  33. I've never been charged with a crime
  34. I've been soo drunk that i blacked out twice, (no they were not related to being brought home by the police)
  35. I have 1 friend from high school
  36. When I moved here from cali i felt like I left my world in cali and started over.
  37. Since then I never really gotten attached to people besides family
  38. This might help explain why i'm single
  39. I've never met my grandfathers
  40. I have no living grandparents
  41. I cant seem stay focused enough to blog from home
  42. I never went to any kind of camp as a kid.
  43. As a kid i rode a skateboard
  44. I played baseball and soccer too
  45. I cant say I was ever a fan of tupac
  46. I cant swim
  47. I've never been outside the country
  48. I've been to Vegas 3 times
  49. I don't think I have even been in love
  50. I went to university of maryland but i didnt graduate
  51. I don't count my associate degree
  52. Or my "Certificate"
  53. I used to be able to draw really well
  54. I really think i want a son.
  55. I grew up watching star trek
  56. I wish I had a real relationship with my dad
  57. I used to grow tomatoes on my deck
  58. I'm not really as much of an asshole as I claim to be
  59. I really hate to clean-up
  60. I used to read alot more than I do now
  61. I'm sarcastic
  62. I constantly crack jokes, I'm one of the "you think everythings funny" kinda people
  63. I'm what you call quick witted
  64. I'm reaching for stuff now...
  65. I can whistle
  66. I like "people watching" way more than I should.
  67. I spent my first 12 years on a military base
  68. I think my fave color is blue but I have alot of gray shirts
  69. My hair appears to be straight until it gets long enough to curl up.
  70. I'm 5'8, 5'9 in nike boots
  71. I love the Simpson's
  72. I have a goldfish but its really my daughters
  73. She needs to take better care of it
  74. I used to have a thing for girls with braids
  75. Ive grown tulips and elephant ear plants in my front yard
  76. I spend way too much time at work on google chat
  77. When I'm not making hot fire like dylan i'm a UNIX admin.
  78. My daily work outfit consists of jeans tennis shoes, a t-shirt and a fitted hat
  79. My mom used to make us hand make cabbage patch dolls
  80. she made our shirts too
  81. My mom sews really well
  82. My dad was on the food network for a chili cookoff.
  83. I went 10 years without talking to my dad.
  84. When I get married I'd be surprised if he came
  85. I'd invite him though
  86. My daughter has never met him
  87. I avoid saying hi to people I know on the street
  88. I have a weakness for helping people
  89. My favorite TV shows include the wire, burn notice, lost and Heros
  90. I've never seen a Tyler Perry movie
  91. I went to his "Diary of a mad black women" play before it was a movie
  92. I wasn't impressed
  93. I read alot of self-help and business books
  94. I've read several Donald Goines books though
  95. John Maxwell might be my favorite arthur
  96. I'ma straight BS these last 6
  97. I only buy Grand Theft Auto, Madden and NBA 2k? games for my xbox360
  98. I have not played my wii in months
  99. I stayed wearing Air Force 1's until Nelly ruined them with that song
  100. I fear he will do the same thing to Jordans
  101. I have never been to a professional football game

27 August 2008

Make Me Better

PSA: I have proof read this and honestly I don't think anyone should be offended. It should be common knowledge, plus I was also instructed by my lawyer and the pyt to write it. As usual when talking about women someone is bound to catch a feeling or two. So let me start by saying this is not about anyone in particular and if you think this is about you maybe you just need to do some soul searching and get your shyt together. Thanks for you time now back to the program.

Alot of woman complain about the lack of "quality" black men. I always find this funny because I regularly run into women who wouldn't even date themselves. Everyone has standards and that's perfectly fine, but some people need to get realistic about their situation. It just might be that the "quality" men don't want to date you because you have nothing going for you. For example lets say you met a dude who was 25, unemployed and still lived at home with his moms and had 3 kids by 3 different women. You would be real hesitant to date him, you might even have a couple red flags go up. Especially if you had a job and your own place and no kids. The same goes for dudes, there are some situations you just avoid. We have red flags too. These situations vary from dude to dude. An example being that I'd be wrong to say I don't date women with kids when I have one but when a woman with no kids tells me that they won't date me because I have a kid I can't do anything but respect it. So the situations you avoid greatly depend on what situation your in. When men meet women we think what do they bring to the party? often times the best quality a women bring is simply sex. Women always say "I can do bad all by myself" guess what? so can we. Nothing contributes to a man's downfall quicker than a woman. We all know this so it's just good practice to evaluate the situation before you dive in with some new girl. I don't get women who seem to think that just because they have a nice "personality" and give good head that men should want to wife them up. That's shyt men look for in a jumpoff/side chick not a wife. Alot of thought goes into the wife process and sure good head helps but why would you want a girl who might pull you down? I can't speak for all men but I know I worked damn hard for the lil bit of stuff that I have. Why do I want a girl who might come in and mess it up? Why would a dude take a chance on someone he might have to support? Sure a man is supposed to provide for his family but you have to bring more than looks to the party. Nothing is sexier than a independent woman who is focused and committed to something. Something more than shopping that is. Shyt even Ne-Yo has a song about it and he might be gay. Sure you can say "I was supporting myself before you came along" and that would be true but lets be honest, if you have a boyfriend and run into some trouble you'll expect him to help out. That's just the nature of a serious relationship. Now the odds of a independent woman running into trouble are far less and an unemployed chick. So if your playing the odds you wife the former not the latter. If your a grown woman with kids and you can't even maintain employment than something is wrong. Actually if you choose to be unemployed and live at home with your moms than that's cool. really I don't have a problem with it, just don't talk bad about a dude who is in the same situation as you.

"I'm a movement by myself but I'm a force when we’re together" -Fabolous ft Ne-yo "make me better"

Michelle Obama gave a speech the other night and honestly I saw 5 min of it and turned it off. Not because I wasn't interested I just hate watching speeches. But take a look around blog world and you can see plenty of posts about how inspirational it was and how everyone loves Michelle and Barack's relationship. Here's the thing, their relationship works so well because Michelle can stand on her own. She's not necessarily relying on Barrack to carry her. Hell do a google search on her. She graduated Princeton and Harvard plus she has done just as much to help people as he has. He respects her not because she runs a million dollar company but because she's a strong person. She brings something to the table, they don't need each other but they want each other. They make each other better. They say your wife is a representation of you even when your not around. So as a dude wouldn't you want a woman who can earn respect not based on who you are or what you have done but on who she is and what she has done.

26 August 2008

Bring it Back Tuesdays... It's not you it's me

I wrote this back July 2, 2007, I re-read it and it's still funny to me....

This blog is brought to you by my buddy Roe Van B, who in between talking his usual shyt came up with the best idea I've heard in a while. First I'll give you some background. Me and Roe were in the chop shop making shirts and talking shit as usual when he said he had firing power at his job. Now Roe is the last bamma you want to give firing power too, he hates everyone at some point in time... lol Anyway we were talking about firing people within 90 days of employment or your probationary period. You know when you first start a job your don't get any kind of benefits or anything for the first 90 days. Just in case things don't work out your new job can fire you with no problem.

Now Roe mentioned how we should have that policy with the girls we mess with, you know if on the 25th day we realize you just might be crazy we can stop all communication with no harm done. No need to provide a real reason, just things are not working out, It's not you it's me... lol. No benefits package, Payment of unused leave, nothing we could just bounce. Not even an over dinner face to face breakup, just do a text message break up. "Hey this is not working for me, see you next lifetime". And that's IT!!!

Now this could apply to everyone, Ladies if you start dating a dude and 2 weeks in you realized that he sleeps with stuffed animals then you should be able to fire him and go about your business. No worrying about him showing up at your job with flowers begging for you back or asking whats wrong. Just a mutual understanding that this is not the job for you and we should go out separate ways.
On this same note we could apply the probation period to everything, no spending the night for 90 days (sorry, you gotta bounce baby), no meeting the friends or family. No gifts, anything you consider a benefit doesn't kick in for 90 days of employment... lol Too many times you meet a girl and think everything is great then just when you start to relax your crazy radar starts going off, this is a way to help getting stuck trying to breakup with some crazy person you have not even known that long.

25 August 2008

Weekend Wrap-up

Soooo, over the weekend I actually got alot done. On friday I went home and finished painting my kitchen. Now all I need is some art on the wall and I'll be good to go.

Saturday me and the baby went to my buddies wifes b-day party. It was like a get together at their house. I walk in the door and see my god-daughter and her grandma, that was a pleasant surprise of course my god-daughter (she's 5) hugs the baby and they go off and play. I was like damn no hug for me? as usual when the baby is around I don't count. I'm getting used to it. Then I head downstairs and see my god-son (he's 2) he hugs me, see someone loves me. Then proceeds to punch me in the stomach. You ever been punched by a 2 year old? they put everything they got into everything they do. It kinda hurt. So as I mentioned before I fight kids, so now it's on. We're boxing it out and he's kinda slipping some punches thru my defense. The kid has a mean right hand. I decide that boxing is not working out for me so I switch to wrestling. I figure I'll use my size advantage against him. Things are going great now, just as I'm about to body slam him into the pool table I see my daughter and god-daughter running up to me..... 10 min later.... I'm in the corner getting jumped by 3 kids and my daughter is yelling "yeah hit him, yeah!!!" I'm searching for help and there is none, only "friends" looking and laughing. pffft.. Some friends they are, how they going to let me get jumped? I channel my inner incredible hulk and fend off the triple team. Super Dave survives to fight again...lol

Sunday I cleaned my house and did laundry ALLL day. Oh that and watched NFL network. Did you know Dion Sanders is sporting a gray beard? Prime Time is getting old, I couldn't believe it. I love watching games on the NFL network because you get to hear the local announcing crew. I like play by play with an obvious bias towards 1 team. My favorite call of the day? this guy was talking about completion percentage or something and he said "That and 85 cent can buy you a donut" I'm stealing it to say to people who talk about stuff thats unimportant. Oh you got to work 3 min early? well that and 85 cent can buy you a donut... lol

I saw Fonzworth Bentley's video for "Everybody". Am I the only one looking forward to his album? He has a song on Kanye West's mixtape with Lil Wayne and Pimp C and honestly I think he has the best verse on there. his album should be interesting.

I bought THIS book. Ummm I can't recommend it. Unless your a huge muppet fan then you will enjoy it. Actually the first quarter of the book is kermit talking about his rise to fame. No really not Jim Henson's rise but Kermit the frog talking in first person about HIS rise. Alot of muppet realted jokes in it. Honestly I don't even want to finish it but since I spent my money on it I will. Good thing it's not very long. Next I'm reading THIS book. Hopefully it will be much better.