March 28, 2009

The Note After the Party

Hey Everybody,

So I'm finally in Tennessee chillin at my parents house. It's been a really good weekend so far. I actually woke up at 4:30am after going to bed at 1am and felt wide awake.. Why? idk, but my Dad happened to be up too and we proceeded to have a 2 hr long conversation about everything and nothing at all. It was awesome. And then we both passed out on the couches in the living room. And let me tell you couch sleep is some if the best sleep!!

I went to see one of my best friends after I had a great breakfast. Breakfast is the best meal especially when you don't have to cook it, when it reminds you of your childhood, and most importantly you don't have to clean the dishes afterwards. (Although, being a house guest it is polite to offer) I didn't realize how much I missed being around my best friends or hanging out with friends in general. Why don't I hang out with friends? That's another thread for later.

So we went to my Granddaddy's birthday get together at this eatery called the Catfish House. I really REALLY don't like catfish, but luckily for me they had chicken. yay! So the food was great and I got stuffed. I was reeeeeally stuffed, although I'm a little hungry right now. I'm so having a midnight snack after I get finished with this. Yummy!

So we (Me, Beloved, Mom & Dad) get back to the house and we see that there is a huge branch that has fallen from the tree in front of my parents condo and as we approach we see leaves and wood imbedded into my mothers car! Imbedded!!!!!!!!!!!! So oddly & surprisingly nicely enough there was a note taped to the front door from one if the neighbors saying that he had removed the branch from the car and that there was damage to the windshield wiper. :::Sad face::: But at least no major damage was done, like a broken window or something like that.

So it was a good day with an odd end, but still a good time was had with a lot of pictures, smiles, and Granddaddy was surprised and happy. Ok, that's all.


March 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home


I'm very excited to be going home this weekend to Tennessee. Me and my Beloved are going up there to a surprise birthday party for my Grandfather. I'm not sure how much family is supposed to be showing up, but fun should be had by all. I wish my favorite cousin was gonna be there, but he's all the way out in Cali. Can't expect people to travel half way across the country in these hard times. ::sigh::

Whenever I go outta town, it's always for only a weekend and it never seems like there is enough time to get everything accomplished. And for this reason I never try to visit friends while I'm there. Bad to admit, I know... But my friends are kinda flaky, so when I actually try and see them there seems to be a reason that they have to back out. (i.e. no babysitter, no ride, gotta work, it's raining, or they just don't answer their phone) They sound like some punks, don't they?

Yep.. That's because they are. That's why I don't call them.

I like just chillin with the 'Rents anyway. They like to go out and do stuff, they act silly with me, they are hilarious, and we have actual intelligent conversations! You cant beat the free room and food too. It's sweeeeeeeeeet. My parents are THE greatest!! It's about time for another roadtrip anyway, so I'm glad this event has come up.


March 22, 2009

Debate Night


I'm always on the lookout for new places to chill out and have a good time. So, on Thursday me and Beloved went to 'Debate Night', which basically is just a group of strangers getting together and talking about different subjects and arguing differences of opinion. We've been one time before and it was pretty nice, but very crowded. This time it was at this place called 'Utopia', a Cajun and Tapas bar. It had a very 'grown a sexy' flavor to it, so I had me a very grown up Washington apple martini. Normally I don't do Martini's, but this one was actually pretty nice.

The food was excellent, and I would recommend the buffalo chicken quesadilla! Their pico de gallo was awesome. So anyways, the people hosting the debate let the crowd write down different conversation topics, one of which simply asked, 'What do women want?'. It was rather funny, because mostly men were answering this question, so then one of the host started making the women talk. I think that the agreed upon answer was that women want Everything! I cant say that I disagree, but then again what is labeled as 'everything' can be different for all women. I think that guys should just ask the woman that they are with what it is she wants and expects. If you have any thoughts on this, do tell.. Other topics were, How do you keep someone from falling in love with you? and Why more people don't start there own business?

These pictures really don't do this venue any justice, but I forgot my camera and had to use my phone to take these pics. It's not shown but me and Beloved were sitting in a very snugly half booth, complete with our own chandelier, candles and curtains. So this place is definitely a repeat performance, even without going there for Debate Night. I'm really looking forward to going out again just in general, because I don't feel like I've experienced all there is to do in Atlanta. What have you done interesting over the weekend?

March 21, 2009

Mall Adventures

Its a glorious Saturday!
Why? Because it's Saturday and I don't have to work!! I cant tell you how thrilled I am about that.. Anyways, I was at the mall the other day and I was in Bath & Body Works and they had this lovely mobile hanging up. Idk why but it appealed to me. It looked like something that you would hang up in your patio garden or something like that.

Here is a close up. It has orange, paper, butterflies swirling about. The store was completely dead when me and Beloved went in there. Matter fact the whole mall was empty and all the sales people were standing outside their stores looking bored outta their mind. But I guess that's the norm for a mall on a Tuesday.

So we walk outta the store to find these chairs here and it must be the latest craze, because this is the second time I've seen this. This is a station where I'm guessing a 'dentist' works, because you can now get you teeth whitened IN THE MALL!? I ask you, who in the hell would want to be on display, mouth all open, with drool oozing out, getting their teeth prettied up in public?? I'm not the one.. Apparently, this one guy decided that he was the one, because he was lounging in one of those chairs with his mouth glowing.
I tell you I tried not to stare, but I just couldn't help it. And thirty minutes later when I passed the station again, he was still sitting there! I dunno about you, but I feel much better being in an actual office with professionals with no one gawking at me.
So tell me, would your get your teeth all clean and dazzling while at the mall?

March 15, 2009

Nu Shooz

I just have to say that I'm in love with my new shoes!! I've been wanting some shoes in this style for the longest and I finally found some at Target. They are very comfortable and I can where them to work.
I was thinking that they were really boots, but if you pull back the flap (that should've been the 1st clue) that goes across the top of the foot, you will see that its a regular shaped 'Keds' kinda shoe with some material cuteness and buttons attached. I felt like I had been put in a trick bag when I saw this! But for $22.99 what can you expect? I still like them though and I might go back and get them in black as well.
Speaking of new shoes... This is one of my favorite songs in the whole wide world! Check it out.
Yes it's from the 80's, so there's no 'real' video so you can only listen to the song, but I have good memories to go along with this song. My Dad would take me to the Ta Kwon Do class that he used to teach and this song always seemed to be on the radio every time we went. At 4 yrs old it was a magically fun song, what can I say? Maybe it was the beat. Idk, but I still love this song. Hope you enjoy, Ciao!

March 14, 2009

Doubled Up

I hope everyone is having a good weekend!

I myself spread a few smiles around. Isn't it funny how someone can be frowning and then you throw a smile at them and they smile back. Then the next thing you know they start talking to you. That happened to me today as I was getting my brakes replaced. A woman was sitting in the waiting room getting the same thing done to her car and I smiled a her when I walked in. Once I sat down she explained to me that she was paying an arm, leg, lung, & and kidney or two to replace her brake system. I thought that I was just going in to get my brake pads replaced as well as an oil change, but I ended up promising the life of my first unborn child as well! Oh well, it needed to be done.

Meanwhile back at the ranch.. What's this picture about?

I was traveling home one day and was at a stoplight and I looked over and saw these signs. I think the way the roads are setup here in Atlanta are odd enough and then I saw this mess. Someone please tell me who decided that there needed to be two of the same sign sitting in the same exact spot? I thought that maybe there was a difference between the signs and they used the front one to cover up the old one, but no.... I wish I could find out the story behind this one, because I haven't seen this happen before. Have you seen any oddities like this before? Let me know. Ciao!

March 11, 2009

Street Art

Hello All,
I love going out and seeing murals on public buildings. This for example really caught my eye. At first when I saw it, I thought it was just another Marlyn Monroe painting that you can see everywhere at anytime.
As an artist I get so sick of seeing the same ole pictures, drawing, paintings, whatever.. of famous people. I'm not gonna lie and say that I've never done those type of pics, but that was back in middle school. I just get tired of seeing people do the same thing over & over again. It's boring! And half the time the people doing these portaits don't even do a good job. I digress though.....
Moving on..

So this ended up being Spock from Star Trek of all people, with make-up and hair like Maryln Monroe. How great is this?!?!?? I think it's very creative and it makes you have to look more than once. So I gotta clap it up for this artist! See --> :::: Clapping ::::

This happens to be on some building in NYC, and I just happened to see it when me and Beloved were at a stoplight. I just might make this my computer wallpaper. (smile) Ok, I guess I'm all out of words.


March 10, 2009


Sup peoples,

As stated before, I went to Six Flags over the weekend, right? Well as I was standing in a very long line my eyes did behold a hair style that I hadn't seen since like 1995! I forgot to post this little gem of a picture in my last post, but that's okay, because I feel that it should stand alone anyway!

Yes.. yes, ladies and gentleman, this guy is rocking the hightop fade!! I couldn't even believe my eyes.. I was like, 'wait a minute..' and I had to do a double take, because I just knew my eyes were deceiving me. But no.. Now, I'm not that old (27 yrs to be exact) but er um.. seeing this was just hilarious to me. I know that he couldn't have been older than me and he may have even been a teenager, so I was like 'What in the world does he know about that kinda hair style?'

Now back in the day I was a fan of this particular style and I even loved the version that had steps and different levels to it. But seriously.. a hightop fade in 2009...... ...... .......... I don't think so. And I know that people are in a state of mind now where obtaining a throwback is the thing to flaunt, but is this the direction that people are really trying to go back in?? Someone please let me know...

I do have to tell you that I commend this guy for being brave enough to step out of his house with that hair style. Do you think he will let it grow as tall as Kid's did from Kid 'n' Play? The world may never know.


March 9, 2009

More Flags, More Fun, Six Flags!!

Hey ya,

Me, Beloved, and his Sister ended up going to Six Flags on Saturday. It was great being on the roller coasters again. I like that scary, nervous, excited, feeling that you get when you take a free fall and fling yourself to the ground going 50 mph! Ah, yes.. Nothing like risking your life to get the adrenaline pumping and the blood flowing! We only rode about 3 rides. I didn't even ride the one above, but Beloveds sister did. It looked like fun, but my stomach had had enough! I don't like all these changes my body is making as I get older!! What ever happened running & not walking through the park and riding ALL of the rides in the entire park! I'm shedding a tear for my lost youth as we speak. lol.
We hung out in Gotham City for a while and got to see Batman and Wonder Woman. Now why she was kickin it in Gotham City I do not know. We were gonna ride the Batman, but we saw a lot of people walking away from the ride. At first we thought the ride was closed, but no.. there was an hour and a half wait! So we turned right back around and headed for a different ride.

Aw, see there's the Batmobile, and if you will notice there's Batman in the top left corner watching over his car. If you haven't rode the Goliath you just must! Its the best ride in the whole freakin park. So anyway, do you have any six flags stories, if so do tell! :)

March 8, 2009

A Day at the Gallery

Happy Sunday kiddies!
Last weekend I went to my local gallery in The Village. I like to step in there every now and then to see the different artwork that they have on display there. Its actually rather big to be in such a small area and off in the cut. But then again they do have a dance rehearsal studio and a theater in there too. The picture above is the hallway coming back from the classroom area.

There were some pretty nice pieces in there, and they were quite expensive too! If I ever make it as a 'starving artist' I could be making the big bucks! I saw this amazing painting here featured above. I thought that the zebra sky was quite clever and I LOVE the texture at the bottom of it. It's a horrible picture I know, but I was trying to take a picture of it on the sly. (I don't think you're supposed to take pictures of the work, but oh well! lol)

This little area here happened to be in one of the classrooms. Your thinking, 'What in the hell is something like this doing in a classroom?' Yes I thought the same thing too and I have no idea what the area is for really, but it looks like it's probably used for storage. That's actually up above the the room, kind of like an attic. The funny thing about it was that there weren't any steps leading to this little mysterious area. (not that I saw anyway.)

It was a nice visit and I wish that I had more friends who liked going to galleries and cultural things of that nature. But I guess I will have to keep going by myself for now (unless family is in town), and I'm alright with that. I guess that's it for tonight.

March 7, 2009

Back in the Day

Sup everyone,

I had forgotten all about going to carnivals until I went to the mall today. In the parking lot across from Macy's was this wonderful distraction. I stepped out of my car and was assaulted by the smell of the food from there. I immediately wanted a foot long corn dog and a funnel cake with plenty of powdered sugar. Yummy!!

I think the last time I had gone to a carnival I was in the 11th grade and there was one that came to town every year to the same spot. I had seen it come to town for most of my life, but never went, so me and my best friend set it in our minds that we were going to go.

I was severely disappointed because the games were expensive and lame, there weren't that many rides and the ones that we did ride were very limited on space. In the end I ended up feeling like I needed to throw up so we went into a McDonald's that wasn't too far away and it smelled like dirty dish water and spoiled meat. Needless to say, that did NOT help me to feel better. We just went home after that.

So all in all it was not gonna be a repeat performance for that carnival. I have been to much better after that though, so it didn't ruin my opinion of them. As a matter of fact I'm going to Six Flags tomorrow to ride plenty of rides. Me and Beloved decided to get season passes again and this time it includes a water park! Yay! Ok, time for sleep.

March 5, 2009

New Joy

I was riding around downtown and saw this awesome sculpture of MLK Jr. Its stuff like this that you can see around your town that makes the day seem a little bit nicer. This just makes me wanna travel around town and find all the great artwork or things that make you smile and be amused.

Speaking of art, I've started a new project. I'm doing a triptych (a set of three panels or compartments side by side, bearing pictures, carvings, or the like). I'm in the starting stages right now, so you may not be able to tell very well what everything is, but I will explain. Its basically 3 pieces of a woman looking satisfied or content, or at least in my mind she does.

This first one is of the top part of the head and you can only see the eyes, nose and some of the hair.

The second of shows the most of all three b/c you can see most of the nose, the lips and the chin.

And finally the third just features the woman's neck and the flip and curl in her hair. Each part of the hair that is shown on each painting has a different design and texture. If you wanna get all interpretive with it then I guess I would describe it as, 'The different designs in the hair represent the the different moods or thoughts of happiness and joy that she is pondering and enjoying and the lime green represents that calm aura that surrounds her.' So ta-da, there ya go.
I'll be back with an update sometime in the near future.
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