26 December 2009

Holiday Hustle

This is a random story post. And it covers 2 days. So put your snuggie on and enjoy...

It started on Wedensday, I had just left dinner with my friend (Nandos in chinatown is great btw) and I was near the metro station. This dude walked up on me and our convo went something like this:

Dude: *handing me a cd* whats up dude this is my album, I'm getting indicted out of barry farms

*note barry farms is a hood in DC, one of the more notorious ones

Me: *laughing* oh for real?

Dude: That's not funny man, I got interviewed about it yesterday.
Me: Man it's only funny because you said it like a sales pitch
Dude: I'd appreciate anything you can give me
Me: I don't have any cash
Dude: there is a ATM over there you can get $10 out of there...
Me: Yeah I'm not going to the ATM for this
Dude: That's real petty man, your never going to get your blessings like that
Me: *walking away* that's cool

Mind you dude never even told me his name or what kind of music it was. I can only assume it was rap since he was getting indicted lmao.

Fast forward to the next day, christmas eve. Me and my buddy are in chinatown doing some last minute christmas shopping. We walk out the store and BAM there is dude again. He stops me again and our convo went something like this:

Dude: Ayyyee man, I saw you before
Me: Yeah I saw you last night
Dude: You see I'm not out here playing, can you help me out today?
Me: Aight man I got you
*I proceed to get my money out my pocket*
Dude: Man that 10 looks good
Me: Yeah it sure does, Ima give you 2
Dude: come on man?
Me: Man my baby needs gifts
Dude: come on man I got rent to pay every month...
Me: Me too!! what you think I don't live anywhere?
Dude: aight man, well can you just get me this time and I'll hit you with a CD later?
Me: That's cool *hands him the $2*
Dude: Thanks man *puts out hand to give me dap*
Me: *gives him dap* Good luck on the indictment man
Dude: I don't like that man, I don't like that at all
Me: *laughing again* What man, I'm serious good luck
Dude: Both Malcom X and Martin Luther King went to jail man

At that point I turn and walk away, I was done with dude. I don't know what he was being indicted for but I'm sure it wasn't anything like what MLK got arrested for. Plus he didn't even want to give me his album! not that I wanted to hear it but still... I told my friend about the dude before we went to chinatown, I always think when I tell people random stories they don't believe me. I told her how I laughed at him and he didn't like it. After seeing the
dude her main comment was "you must have left a lasting impression on him. You really did laugh in his face"

The moral to this story is 1. remember to laugh, funny stuff happens all the time. 2. have witnesses, When I tell people this story for years to come I have someone who can verify that it actually happened lol

23 December 2009

Head vs Heart

So I have this daily battle with what my head wants to do vs what my heart wants to do. See most my life I've let my brain run things, I do stuff that makes logical sense. I sit and weigh pros and cons and all that stuff. It's done me well thus far so I can't complain. Every now and then I wonder what would happen if I was one of those people who did whatever their hearts desire.

See my heart is the nice one, it wants to help everyone and get caught up in emotions. It often says things my brain wishes it wouldn't. Stuff my brain has to get me out of. My brain is a pure asshole. Its first reaction to anything is either "f.uck that" or "not my problem". My head over thinks life, which in turn takes some of the fun out of it. If my heart had it's way everything would be happy and jolly. My head complicates things, it's always thinking towards the future instead of enjoying the now.

My heart wants to give money to all the homeless people I pass. It says "pay it forward", "you have to give to get" and silly things like that. My heart sends out cupcakes and cookies to people just because they asked, My head says "you big dummy you wasting food and money!!" (my head doesn't rhyme that often though lol) My heart likes making people happy, my head could care less. In talking to me I speak of being a bigger asshole and jerk then I actually am, Only because my head does most the talking. Crazy thing is I think the best moments in my life have come from when I just followed my heart. Thats when the most fun happens.

All that said I think I'm going to let my heart make more choices, it's been coming off the bench long enough it deserves a chance to start.

20 December 2009

Snow Storm

This weekend DC got hit with 24inches of snow. Now I know you folks in Buffalo, Detroit and Maine see this all the time but us in the DMV get this maybe once every 10 years... Anyway here's my snow storm in pics:

This was on Saturday, It snowed ALL damn day

My Deck.. the day after

This my snow gear.. Only with a North Face can I just wear a undershirt and a coat lol

I have a sidewalk under there somewhere

My neighbors dug out the Christmas decorations....

Sidewalk done!

My Car's windshield is under there.

After I dug myself out I drove over to my moms house to dig out her car

Done and Done...

So besides my me and my mom I helped like 4 people dig out their cars... Honestly nothing is funnier then seeing someone try and move that much snow with a dust pan and a broom. While everyone was in the grocery store buying milk and bread some of them should have been buying a snow shovel.