Monday, November 29, 2010

Mama used to say

If everything that my mom said was in the form of an '80s pop song with an catchy hook, I probably would have listened to her and double checked to make sure I had all of my stuff before I left Sedona on Saturday. Instead, I'm back at school without my Modern Philosophy textbook... oh well.

On another note, Junior was killin' it with those dance moves at the beginning of the video... that was tooooo smooth!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

stuff I drew

a poem

I was looking through my notebook and I found some stuff that I wrote... it's a commentary on the overabundance dull "thug" personae and unoriginal accounts of criminal activities in current hip-hop music.

Gun talk and drug punch-lines are limitless
-- my Uzi clip does ninja flips, I push rocks like Sisyphus --
But rap like that lacks benefits;
it's planting seeds of ignorance and you reap what you sow.
So read a book,
write a paper,
learn to paint,
do something major,
trite clich├ęs are not your savior;
There's so much more to KNOW!

questions, comments, concerns?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Today was a good day

The video above is for Ice Cube's song, "Today Was A Good Day". In this song, Cube describes one of the best days of all time; He is successful at basketball, dice games and courting women. Also, he gets a shout-out from the Goodyear Blimp (It reads, "Ice Cube's a Pimp"). You may be thinking, "Nothing can top this. Ice cube just had the ultimate "good day". While I respect your opinion (that you may or may not actually hold. I'm just assuming that this is your opinion), I must disagree. The reason for my difference in opinion is that I have just experienced a day that was far better than anything Ice Cube rapped about.

The first great part of my day was skipping Ancient Philosophy. That class is boring and I enjoy my day more when I don't attend it. As if my morning wasn't good enough already, shortly after I decided to skip class, I found a banana in my room. Bananas are delicious and it's awesome when you notice them chillin' on your printer. Next, I got dressed and headed to my second (and final) class of the day. Last Tuesday, I wrote a paper for this class and we were supposed to get it back today. At first, I was nervous because I didn't think I submitted a very clear and polished product to my professor. However, this feeling quickly subsided because, to my surprise/delight, I got a frickin' A! How cool is that? After class, I went back to my room and watched PTI on ESPN. That show is awesome and it makes any day good. Later, I went to the barbershop because I was seriously in need of a haircut. The barbershop was easy to find and I got a fresh line-up and shape-up for a good price. This may seem insignificant, but it's important to look good if you want to have a "good day". After the barbershop, I went to Chick-fil-A. My Chicken sandwich and chicken strips were super delicious and there was no line. Later, I watched some college hoops and found another banana in my backpack (I know... two in one day? That's madness!). Finally, I went to Scottsdale Community College and ran the Scottsdale Open Mile. It was the easiest 4:35 mile I've ever run and I got first freakin' place! Take that, Ice-Cube!

p.s. also, I had some strawberry-blueberry cake and a pop-tart.

p.p.s. I know this is probably an ungrammatical, stream-of-consciousness mess, but it is now 12:01 and my good day is over so I probably don't have the mojo to awesomeize (I just made that word up) my post into something that is legible.