Friday, December 31, 2010

Setback Saturday (Friday, New Year's Eve Edition): Ride the Trip

What is a trip? Is it something you take with family or friends? Did you take too many drugs and began freaking out? Or maybe you just hit a part of your life where the road is getting harder and harder to follow. This is very common in this day and age to have a sense or feeling of not being able to ride the trip of life anymore. According to statistics, people jumping off the trip and stopping are higher than ever. Medications for anything and everything fill your TV screens like they are fine to take without and issues even though they will explain the side effects after telling you how good the drug will make you feel. So with that said, my question to you is what trip should you ride, an outside trip or your very own?

A trip can be understood in many ways. It can be you taking a physical ride away from the world, or riding right into what the world has to offer, or even taking a ride that lands you on the your mind of course. Trips are what life is all about. Without a trip, where is the story? Should trips be avoided? Should we all avoid each other and stay in our houses without venturing out to interact with other life forms? Are opinions and viewpoints what make trips great?

I hope all of you who read this by now understand that when I say trips, I am talking about things in life that make you happy, sad, angry, excited, bored, scared, hurt, and any other emotion you can think of that I didn't mention. You must make the best out of trips you have. Life in this world is limited and you never know when it can end. Why live in a trip if you dont have to? Riding a trip is more of a mindset than a physical trip. Being rich is not a trip, being happy is. Being crippled is not a trip, feeling sad is. Taking drugs is not a trip, avoiding problems with those drugs is a trip. If you want to ride a trip that never gets old, look at life ten-fold. To have a happy trip does not mean being the greatest, or the richest, or having fame, a happy trip is what you make out of a situation. They say the poorest people in the world are the happiest because they found a medium of being satisfied with what they have instead of what they want. They also say the people you see as amazing and great have the lowest self esteem from what they had to do to get where they wanted to be. My thought to you is I expressed two extremes, where do you lie and how will you change to make your trip a positive one instead of being negative?

Setback: Dont avoid the trip, ride it until you think you had enough. And when you had enough, find another destination.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Movie Uprising: Legion

In the past few months, I watched a movie that blew my mind with the amount of underlying messages they were showing. Legion is a movie about a girl that is the chosen one. This girl had no idea why she was chosen or had any inclination that something in the world was about to happen to cause her to be "taken" or killed. The majority of the movie is plotted in a restaurant that is in the middle of the desert. None of the people in the restaurant at the current time know that something crazy is going to happen until an old lady walks in and orders a raw steak. She gladly devours the fly engrossed steak and immediately begins shape shifting into something not of this world. Immediately, she tries to attack the chosen one but is stopped by her "protector." As the movie continues, everyone in the diner at the time realize they were ALL chosen to be apart of these end of days in a positive way.

What really interested me about this movie was how the movie did not choose a single religion to base the movie under. Yes the protector of the "chosen one" is an angel, but he did not act like your typical angel. He cursed, he had no problem killing, he was fighting against his own savior. Both angels and demons were coming to kill one person and one person only. He was alone in the world of saving the chosen one. If the chosen one died, the world ended as they knew it. If she survived the plague that was coming to kill her, the people of earth would see another day of positive instead of perishing into hell. You never fully find out why people were coming to kill her but to see angels and demons coming in masses to a deserted diner to kill one person freaked me out.

It made me think of what to really believe. Who to really believe. Yes, it is a movie that is completely fiction but it opened my mind to thinking outside of the box because of how controversy the movie could be taken. The people who wrote and directed the movie were not afraid to show good and evil agreeing to end a world that we know too well. There seemed to be no such thing as a blessing or a miracle anymore and I never thought of something like that.

I didn't really have a direction to where this was going. I just really thought this was an interesting movie that people should watch because it makes you think.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Day in Pittsburgh

This is me being hype and testing out my new camera. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Moral Monday (Sunday Edition): The Best Summer Ever

Last summer was easily the best summer I ever had. From the people I met, to the things I did with the people, to the new places I adventured to, to the new doors that have opened in my life, to everything else that made it an amazing summer. The summer started back with a bang when a friend of mine came into town to visit and network with people. As I hung out with him on his adventures through town, I came across many people that I saw as prime individuals to keep in touch with as well since they would be in the area of my inhabitance. From getting to know these people more and more, I came to notice how cool these individuals are to know personally.

What's interesting abou these people is how many dont really know them on a more personal level. I found it really cool to have the insider and see these people for who they are instead of being out of the loop. To hear about how they came to be where they are was pretty interesting as well. In past lives and interests, they were B-Boys, Grad students, police officers, flight attendants, hockey players, and the list goes on. To see where they came from and what they have become currently inspired me to never let a single goal depict your future. See things in life as stepping stones getting you to see what you really want to become. Never settle on something if it doesn't satisfy you the way you want to be satisfied. These people had many things most may love to have going for there selves. Girls, money, a fan base, fun jobs, and connections to all over the nation, maybe even the world. Seems like a great opportunity for sure.

The point I am getting at is I learned to be happy again. As I adventure through the treacherous struggles of college work, I forgot how to be happy with myself and my abilities. I forgot what it was like to enjoy what I do. I forgot how to love myself for what I have accomplished instead of for what I havent accomplished. I learned how to be care free and live my life without regrets. With that said, my task for you is to evaluate your life and see if you forgot to be happy when you go to work, or hang out with family or friends, or even just being by yourself. Make your happiness.

Moral: Are you happy to say you are happy or are you just saying it?

I Fell Off

I fell off the religious teachings of blog writing. It is time for me to come back in full force and make some moves. I cannot believe I have gone an entire semester without writing a single thing about anything! There is so much to write about also...Savagery. Well, I am back #thatisall

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jay Z Mixtape Gone Too Far

So I decided I wanted to go on some website and download some recent mistakes that just came out and I come across a mixtape by Jay Z called Dear Summer.

First off I already have a problem with Jay Z because of his background dealing with some devil worship type stuff. When I say devil worship I am not talking about masonry because what people don't understand about masonry is that masonry is an organization filled with smaller organizations in it. Factions, if you will.

Masonry is a great thing to be apart of but the thing is there are so many ways you can go with it. If I was to join something like that, I would not use it to abuse what I have learned. I would take the information I learned and make life happen. Not seem like I am trying to defy god.

-- Pay It 4Ward

Monday, July 5, 2010

Generations before us

The way exertions before us think because of what they have experienced in their life is remarkable indeed. They were more worried about having a meal to eat when they got home than learning something in school. Our generation is completely different and is only worried about what the latest hot item will be to come out.

I can't deal with it enough how crazy I feel about having no use to impress people. I choose to impress myself with the knowledge I have and the experiences I have been through in my life. I am really happy with the mindset I have and I wish people weren't so materialistic and simply wanted to look outside and enjoy the current view they have of life.

Moral: if you don't believe in god, believe in the natural beauty he has given us

-- Pay It 4Ward

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

In the Sleepbox: Spiders

  • Spiders dream at NSBE week wth hundreds of kids. 
  • Saw pete Edwards and madubuike and Avery Brianna Krystle lao. 
  • It was the best NSBE hslc Iever seen. 
  • Kids were looking like they should not be in college because of their age  
  • spiders broke out at dinner with a lot of food and they were racking all the bugs up

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sidebar: When Drinking Goes Wrong

"Fuck! I think I drunk texted the wrong chick!"
 Five minutes later.....
"Aww fuck she said sure!!" - Anonymous

This person will stay unquoted because they were very intoxicated and very horny. I just need to quote it because it was unreal. He was texting girls to see who was trying to come over and well...apparently...they texted the wrong girl.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Moral Monday: Connections

So I am at the bar hanging out with a group of friends. The friends I just so happen to be hanging out with are bartenders and DJs. At the bar, a group of girls sit next to me and are conversing about random things. I am not really laying them any mind but to be honest they were pretty attractive. My friend who bartends, lets call him Joe Schmoe, asks me if I would like a refill on the drink I was sipping on. My favorite drink is a Black Russian by the way. I cannot get enough of that drink. He fills the drink and dutifully returns it to me. I motion to get my wallet so I can pay for the drink and he waves me off as I go for it. Appreciatively, I raise my drink and take a sip out of respect and gratitude for the drink. As I do this, the girls next to me notice I did not pay and start talking amongst themselves about what they just saw. I overhear them getting louder and louder with their convo about how I didn't pay for my drink and I began to giggle to myself because I knew exactly what they were talking about.

This was interesting to me because I realized then and there how key it is to keep contacts with everyone. It is so important to meet new people and stay in contact because you never know when that person can be an asset to your life or company. That whole experience made me consider how networking is the way of life.

Moral: Stalk Everyone!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Setback Saturday: Touching back with old ties

Its good to talk to people from high school that have changed for the better but in a different way than yourself because they went a different route.

I attended my neighbor's nephew's graduation party for high school the other day and I was happy to see many people from my graduating class were in attendance. I ended up having a really long conversation with a friend from high school I haven't seen since we graduated.

What really stunned me was how we were both on the same page with a ton of things we talked about. The big difference was how different our lifestyles were in the past four years. I was off at college learning through other people while this person stayed at home learning themselves and their child.

Through this discussion, I came to the conclusion that life doesn't matter in terms of what you do to get where you are at in life, it's all about learning how to survive in this day and age. Life is about survival and nothing else.

We were talking about all the kids from high school that were killed, in jail, or completely MIA and that's when we unifyingly came to the conclusion that life is all about survival and knowing how to do it.

Setback: learn about life before life takes you over.

-- Pay It 4Ward

Friday, June 25, 2010

In the Sleepbox: High School

  • Dreamed that I went back to hs
  • Had to retake classes after finishing my almost last semester of college
  • Realized how retarded my old hs was.
  • All the teachers were new and my age
  • Went back to tenth grade specifically
  • Peed all over myself like a lil kid when I went to the br
  • Was dumbing down the teacher because the schoolwork given was stupid

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

In the Sleepbox: The Fish Market

  • Had a job interview early in the morning
  • Was not at UP Penn State at the time
  • was staying over my friend Kaurys' apartment
  • She stayed over a fish market type of place
  • My leg was bothering me so they hand crafted a solid metal brace for me at the fish market
  • The fish market owner's wife let me into Kaurys' apartment without even knowing if I knew her, I guess from my pacing
  • I was going to be late for my appointment
  • Ended up going to the wrong apartment and meeting their daughter
  • They helped me craft the metal brace
  • they wanted me to eat before I went to the interview so I stopped to eat
  • Time was going much slower than I thought
  • I did all of this in one hour
  • I saw a kid get messed up on a bike too big for him riding in the snow
  • Tiff Cruz was also in the dream at Qdoba
  • I went to Qdoba thinking Kaurys was there because she said she was at a Qdoba
  • I needed her key
  • I thanked the fish market owners for their niceness and free food
  • I dont remember leaving for the interview
Yea. It didnt make ANY Sense.

Sidebar: Engineering is too much for people

Engineering is too much for people It's wild how many people I know that have either dropped out, switched majors, or did something else wild because engineering took them over. It is truly an accomplishment to graduate from penn state with an engineering degree. All the struggle you go through just to graduate is completely rediculous. Non engineers will never understand unless they take a class specifically for engineers. Then you will completely understand the situations they go through. You always have the genious in a room full of normals and there will always be the complete slackers. What's important is the middle people. The middle people who are monoriies. They have the toughest position to be in because not only are they looked down upon as not being as smart as their white counterparts, it is tough to find more people to study with as well as relate with. 

I am simply going off some random stuff but yea, this is how I feel.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Moral Monday: Make Something Outta Nothing

Everyday, people make something out of nothing. The true beauty of art is how well somebody can make something out of completely nothing. It is truly amazing seeing the thought process of an experienced painter as they decided what colors to use in a draw, if they want to use pencil, pastel, oil, etc. Each drawing takes a ton of work to muster up believe it or not.

The same comes from making music or even DJing music. Many people do not realize how much skill it takes to pick the right song to play at the right time. It's not something you can choose on the spot. It's something that comes with being able to read a crowd, judge the type of music that gets them bumping, that makes them bored, and that gets them in a good mood. It also comes with being able to master the art of changing songs and transitioning. It's something that many see as easy but few really master.

From being friends with many DJs, I have had many opportunities to witness them in their element. From first glance, you see turntables, a computer, and some other sound equipment. It doesn't even make sense how they know how to use any of it. Then, they do their magic of playing songs and transitioning and you simply see your mind go from stimulated to overworked to understand what the heck they are doing. But from the dancefloor nobody actually sees this going on and thinks it's a simple job to have. Wrong.

The reason I spoke about artwork and DJing is because I feel they go hand in hand. DJing for a night is like musically drawing out artwork to the ears of the people. If you play the wrong song, or perhaps paint something the wrong way, people may not enjoy what you have done. If you do it right, it's like watching Michael Jackson live in concert in his prime. Pure envy and total gratitude. So this post goes to all my brothers who bring art to my ears every night I come out for support in an event.

DJ Bonics

DJ Digital Dave

DJ Nugget

DJ Pete Butta

DJ Zimmie

Moral Monday: Sit down somewhere and enjoy the smell of roses because you never know when you may never get to sit and enjoy the beauty of a rose ever again

-- Pay It 4Ward

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Setback Saturday: Why Me?

As a black man living in a nation run by fat white old men, you tend to wonder how do you fit in, where you are actually from, and how do you plan on surviving. The key question to what I am trying to understand is below:

Where am I really from and wat can I call my own?

It is hard to reach a point in your own life and know that you do not fully know where exactly you are from or how you came to get where you are. Of course, I know a tiny bit of where I am from. My family is based in Mississippi and Maryland and still lives there...but what else? What else can I recall about my roots?

I know I am African descent but what part of Africa am I from? What happened to my ancestors for them to find their way to the Americas? Why were they chosen as individuals to be sent over to the Americas as Africa's trash that they didn't want anymore? Why were we stripped of our identities and given names that do not represent our background, but our owner's backgrounds? These are all questions I have for the people that did what they did to my ancestors and I just wish there was one person that could answer them.

Setback: Things in your life you may take for granted may actually be the most important morsel of information you may ever need to know. So write it down and remember it.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mr. Clean does WONDERS to keyboards!!!!!

My MacBook Pro keyboard looks brand spanking new thanks to this beautiful piece of art. I am so happy I was able to fidn out about this great product! Do not use on your skin though. This can cause some serious harm if put on the skin.




Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Lab Setup: K-McDizzle Edition

As you can see, I have a very focused area where crime fighting will occur.

Not only do I have the motherboard, I added A cartridge case that makes AND holds three bazooka turrets at once. The machine to make the turrets are standing right up behind them,

And to save the best for last, I have a clear view of all the crime and destruction that I need to explain while I sit here.

Rest assured you will be safe while I am around. Try not to tell many people of my where abouts though, its important I be discreet with my discoveries.

Over and out. Mwahaha

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sleepbox: Flying Fish Death

This was just ridiculous. I was in my Material Science Class just hanging out of course not even worrying about what was going on in class because I have my handy dandy iPhone to keep me company because that class SUCKS. As the class begins to come in all I notice is mad amount of fish in the air...yea I know. What is wrong with my mind? These fish are swimming around like we are underwater and it is weirding me out because they are coming close to me.

As more students begin to come into the class I continue seeing more and more violent fish that would attack humans if we are underwater. Then, suddenly, I come across a giant squid that is swimming around and notices me. He looks straight at me and attacks me head on. This is when I wake up. So I assume I died.

I think I had this dream because I think Material Science Classes are like squids swimming around snooping for

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Reproduction is the Point of it All

Have you ever noticed and realized everything you do in life sums up to one actual literal thing? Do you know what that one thing is? I think you guessed correct. Breeding. It doesnt make any sense at all but at the same time you would think life means more than just breeding but in reality, nothing is more important than reproducing!

Why did your parents want to have kids? Ask them. One of their answers may be "I always wanted to have kids." "The family needs to keep growing!." "I want legacies of me and my family."

The whole point they are trying to make is saying that they dont want their family to die out and not continue in the world we call earth. So with that said, you must continue breeding, your kids must continue breeding! Everyone is selfish enough to say they want to continue their families legacy going and not have a problem about it.

So when choosing a partner occurs, evaluations are always taken out with more meaning. A guy sees a girl with nice boobs and a pretty face, in his eyes, he is just being horny, but in reality he analyzed her by saying her breast are big meaning they can hold enough milk for my babies. Her face is standard enough to have kids with her and be sure that they would be able to find a mate. Think about it!!!! Its crazy how we as humans are animal like in many regards.

Pun Intended.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Moral Monday (On Wednesday): A Thoughtful Quote

I don't really remember where I saw this but I just know I had to write it down because it was one of the most thought provoking quotes I have ever seen...ever.

"What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."

 Ralph Waldo Emerson

How do you feel about this when you read it? Does it make you feel good about yourself? Does it make you realize how small your existence is on this earth if you stay on an average Joe life? Do you think it means nothing at all?

I personally find this quote amazing because it says very much about how people should take situations they go through. A situation is something you go through that stays around for a specified amount of time. Some last longer than others. Many are short acquaintances you come by. But, the majority are copable to deal with. The idea that people must think more within for thoughts and ideas is great. Although, I firmly agree that the way a person acts is made up of 70% their environment and 30% their own beliefs. The key is that 30% is what makes you different from the person sitting right next to you going through the same things in life you went through. That is why, uniqueness, in itself is something given to us by a supreme being above. And the uniqueness you are given should be cherished by you and the people around you with all its mite!

So my moral to you is more of a comment than a moral this time. Be happy with what/who you are. Your mind and body can withstand things you may never come to understand until you pass into another era of your life/existence I will call it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wacky Wednesday Moral: Digital Miscommunication

Have you ever been on the phone using text messages and decide that you want to joke with somebody by insulting them in a jokingly manner. In your mind, you take this as a moment where they will clearyl see that you are joking with them instead of take you seriously. Unfortunately, due to chemistry, for some reason they think you are SERIOUS and they decide to go on a tangent causing them to flip on ou for something as small as saying

"Hey, you remember last week when you got drunk and made out with that chick that looked like she had herpes....hahahaha it was so funnny." "Dude, stfu that was not funny at all. You are so not cool for bringing that up!" "....It was a joke...."
I cannot stand it enough when this happens on the phone. One minute your conversation is carefree, then all of a sudden.....hell has broken loose. Please...people EVERYWHERE. Take Messages Carefree!!!!!

Wednesday Moral: Text messages are an act of love in itself. Be happy you arent face to face with the person and leave it at that!

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Savior, A Titan, A Short Lived Uplifter: Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK was a great man. This things he did to change this nation, the people he has influenced, and the future he created through his actions as a leader hold dear to many people's hearts. I have a great amount of respect for this individual because I would definitely not be in the position I am today. Of course, eventually down the road another character like MLK would have came up and found justice. But, what is important is that MLK was strong enough to take on his role as a leader and lead a nation of forced immigrants to a better way of life. If he was still around today, that would definitely be somebody I would want to meet and speak with. I would really like to get to know the true him and not what media and other forms of history display him as because I enjoy making my own judgements about people without having a bias with it. Of course of course, judgments are not good because they should only be left for the true being upstairs. But in reality, who doesnt judge each other?

Indirectly and directly, it happens without us knowing. For example, you see a bum walking down the street, whats the first thing that comes to your mind? Exactly, the fact something comes to mind when you see a bum is you directly/indirectly judging the bum. You dont mean to do it but it just happens. If somebody sees a bum walking down the street asking for change and thinks nothing of it I have pure love for you and I would like YOU to teach me how you do that.

But all in all, I cannot thank this man enough for leading what he did. I am currently getting a very beneficial education at a university I probably would not have been able to attend it previous events did not occur (MLK, JFK, Affirmative Action, Brown Vs. Board of Education, etc.). All of these occurences are what gave me the path of enlightenment I have today and I cannot thank them enough for it. I can never thank god for putting people in this earth that were able to make drastic change in the way they were able to.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Setback Saturday: Unmarried Black Women

This is an article I came across on the web. I think it is very controversial in terms of the black men in the United States and what they offer to black women. Obviously, there is a draught of "good" black men. Am I happy about this? Obviously not. Do I wish I could change this? I can try to. I honestly do feel as though many black women have standards that are high because of what men in this country do. Think about it. Women want a man who will take charge, who is handsome, has a future, a career, can make them laugh, can be a good lover, a good listener, doesnt carry baggage, and all of the above. But in all seriousness, there are men that do fit these requirements from women. The problem is there is more of an abundance outside of the black race. The change needs to happen by having more "brothers" who fit these assets.

I dont believe in what Steve Harvey says in the video about black women wanting too much out of a black man. I believe they want what other women get out of a guy. All of the above. A woman shouldnt have to dumb down their standards because black men havent been able to get with the times and past all the depression and slavery as fast as black women have been able to. Yea that was probably a ruthless statement but its true. More black women are doing Uplifting things for themselves than their black male counterparts. I am simply stating reality. If you cant take what I say or think I am wrong about what I say, please Enlighten me.

If we were to change this, the first thing would be to stop all contraband against black men. Everytime the TV is turned on to news, a black man is on their doing a crime. Why is that? I dont know why the guy was so dumb to do the crime but when you think about it, all races in this society commit crime. But its the black man that gets put on display like he is the most evil doer ever... When people growing up see these images of how black men are displayed, it does not help their mindset at all. It underlyingly puts a negative aura in their mind believe it or not. Proof is that a person's personality is made 70% from his enviornment and 30% from his/herself. So keep in mind, the news is your enviornment just as much as the guy on your block selling coke to little kids. Everything corralates to a result so rememeber to take in what you see and consider the implications it has on you as a person.

Of course the obvious change as well are to bring more guidance to black males. Statistically, many black males grow up without a father figure in their life to look up to. Although some have the ability to overcome this, many do not. Being that father figure in a man's life is one of the most important things anybody can do. It truly saves lives and hardships. Now, with that said, I will leave this open for discussion.

Setback: Stop using a crutch as a setback and make something better happen in your life. Dont settle for less.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SideBar: Wait, What?

"I didnt say your mom was hot, I just said I wanted to hang out with her."
That was by far the strangest sentence I ever heard. I was working a Penn State football game one week. I dont remember what game it was but as we were hanging around during a downtime because nobody was around, this group of guys and girls walks by. And right as they walk by, one of the guys blirts this sentence out. Now, at the time nobody knew how to take and just paused because he said it pretty loud. Then, after he says it, he looks at us because we were in vicinity an says "Yea thats right I said it!" At that point everybody lost their mind because it was easily the wildest most random thing to hear when you are working a merchandise stand. Like all work stopped for a good 10 minutes to understand why he had to say that at that very moment in time.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

In the Sleepbox: Ex BFF and 1st Cousins

OK, so in my dream I decided around noon I wanted to go to Mad Mex for some reason. I think I wanted to fill out some paperwork for an order or something. From Mad Mex? I dont understand either. So when I walk in, I see my god aunt and my two first cousins from Mississippi. Whats weird is my god aunt doesn nto know my first cousins at all. Two different areas completely. So when I walk in, they look up and point at me when I walk in. I havent seen my cousins in awhile so I was excited but I told them I was going to be right back in a minute because I had to do something really quick. By the time I finished what I was doing, my cousins and this god aunt I havent talked to in years are about to leave. Whats confusing is why are they all together? And this random attractive lady shows up when they leave and leaves with them. Who was that?

My cousins barely said any words to me. All they said was Hi and that they miss me. Like, in the dream I felt like I did something wrong and I dont know why. Maybe it sbecause I feel guilty that I am not as close to them as I want to be. They live thousands of miles away and it is hard for me to find times to talk to them because we are all busy living our lives and trying to get through college as well as get jobs. So, I dont know how to take this dream either because I was really hurt after it happened. I remember waking up screaming my cousin's names because they were driving away and not letting me talk to them. Intense.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Spring 2010

It is now my 8th semester at The Pennsylvania State University. For most people and majors, this would be their last majors. For me, not in hell. This is the first semester I did not want to come back. Like at all. Not to see college friends, not to see the social life, not to see any work. I just did not want to come back at all. That may sound a bit harsh but the circumstances I place myself in dont make it any better. I will have to at LEAST be here for another semester so it sucks to know the majority of peopel I started school here with will be departing shortly. At least, I hope they are and not staying here. I just thought about talking about this on the blog because I am not in a good mode right now and I need some type of inspiration and relaxation. Relaxation comes from this so this helps a bit but other than that. Yea...naw.

Also, due to recent starting of school, the blogging will be limited once again. I am going to start corralating what I talk about in my Moral Monday and Setback Saturday to deal with school issues, problems I have with the way things go, and of course exams!! I hope you will enjoy this. I will call this season of my blog "The Referendum of Kendal Coates or School: A common occurrence in College Life." I think it will be AMAZING.

Over and out

Moral Monday: Act Like It!

What is really annoying is when you reach out to someone about an issue that is important to you and they shove it in your face like you are dumb for thinking that is cool to talk about. I understand if people do this whenever they arent close to you because I know I do it. But, if if you have a good relationship with someone and they begin to act as though your views dont matter or what you have to say isnt important enough to listen to, that is not right at all. Especially if you listen to them in times when you feel as though what they have to say is meaningless but you still listen because they do the same for you. This just came to my attention recently because people dont know the decency of having some type of sympathy even when they are not in the mood for sympathy.

Treat others as you would want to be treated. I know you wouldnt enjoy if I shut you down every time you had something dumb to say. I know being a friend of mine, I can be very random and strange, but instead of making me feel stupid for being myself could you just ignore me when I do it? I would rather be ignored than feel like a complete idiot. If I had the idiot part coming ok ill take it but honestly, come on. People know when they are being nice and rude and inconsiderate. If you grew up in a typical Americanized household, you had to have that talk at least a few times. Rude people get no where!

Moral: Listen to Yo Momma and Act Right.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Setback Saturday: Chemical Pressure

Is peer pressure something more than just peer pressure? Or is it simply what we see? Its strange how I question about this because it is quite an interesting topic indeed. The way a mind gets swayed is something people should always question. Good girl gone bad. Innocent creature to feared carnivore? Unborn child to behind bars? How do things like this happen? I mean seriously.

I was reading some of Dan Brown's recent book "The Lost Symbol," and it sparked my attention to how thoughts are so powerful. I understand, the book is not speaking of fully true ideals but you look this stuff up and you see ideas and depictions of what he is talking about and it is truly amazing. Thoughts have much more power than you may think. Believing you can complete a task is more than just believing. Truly believing something can go a certain way can change the way the molecules around you react to your body, how your muscles react (obviously), how others see you, etc. In the book, the ability of a large group of people to meditate and think about something unifying can create a drastic change to the properties of the world at that time. A great example they used was thinking of your body and how each organism has a different task, but once unified, it makes you, a true work of art. ART. Unified Art. I think I struck a nerve.

So, back to being pressured by others, say for example you are a group of kids trying to decide how you want to spend the night. Somebody wants to go to the movies, someone else wants to barhop, somebody else really wants to go night. Yea I am a weirdo. If you ever notice in a group of people, the person who feels the strongest about doing something usually prevails...why is that? Is it because they are the most assertive in the group? Is it because they are the biggest and scariest in the group? Or are just a big big baby? Who knows.

By the way, the group of kids earlier went fishing. Yea what a bunch of weirdos at night time. But in other regards, think about what I am saying. Chemical or Spiritual Pressure. A better way to understand what I am talking about is by seeing and understanding the movie Avatar. Everything is connected, even if they dont know they are connected. Any move or thought you take is felt by the world. So if everyone was to unify and think of loving thoughts, what do you think might happen to the earth? Or to something that is focused on?

Studies have shown that good and bad thoughts can cause change to physical things in the world. Crazy right? Google it and check it out. Its pretty interesting stuff. My whole reason for writing this blog is just to help people realize in the world we live in, a simple thought can go a long way if driven strongly enough.

Setback: Think good thoughts.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sidebar: Fraudulent People

Dealing with fraudulent people can be one of the most dramatic occurrences someone may face day to day as a living person. You have to deal with them when you go to the storem when you get your car checked out, at the doctor's office, in an executive meeting, at a restaurant, in traffic, on the internet, EVERYWHERE! It is like a plague to this earth and I will be a hypocrit to say this if I didnt admit to being fraudulent myself. Everyone at one point is fraudulent and I will describe the different levels gladly below in order from not as bad to rediculous:

1. The Misdemeanor - This individual is usually a standup person. When they are told to do something, or need to go somewhere, they proceed with stability as to what they are going to do and how they will complete it. It is rare to find this person cooling out while they know something is needed to get done.

IOW: OK. Your good. I can deal.

2. Mr/Ms Topsy Turvy - Now, this is the type of person who is dependant upon what kind of day they are having. If they are having a good day and are in a go lucky mood, you will mostly likely get good responses from them as well as determination to finish tasks, which is amazing. But, when the day isnt going too well for them, do not expect them to spend anytime of the day coming to your demands and needs. They will not budge at all. But usually bad days are few and far in between so its usually nothign to worry about...usually.

IOW: Alright. I hope today is a good day....?

3. The Motivated Loosehead - The Motivated Loosehead is a chameleon. They can either be a floater, joining every organization possible in hopes for setting their mark everywhere, or they could be a one organization individual that has the motivation to run an organization. The problem with this is their drive and determination stops at their motivation. They will take on tasks as though they are completely ready for it and maybe finish half of it before they are going to do anymore of it. They may even go to the point of putting other organizations before the one you are in because deep down you know how they really feel about being apart of certain organizations more than others. In my eyes, if you are going to join something, put 100% into everything you join. Half doing something shows a lot in terms of how you manage yourself as a person and what you are REALLY capable of doing, not what you think you are capable of doing. I understand in some situations, people join fraternities/sororities and have a bigger want to do more things in terms of those organizations but lets think reality here. Those organizations are geared to teach you to do more in the societies you live in. That includes joining other clubs/orgs and performing at 100% because not only do you represent yourself when you go for an executive position, you represent the org indirectly and if people see that you as a person are frauding, assumptions on the frat/soror may be put there as well.

IOW: Get over yourself, nobody is superman.

4. The Mean Well - They mean well all the time. They want to do this, and this, and that, and maybe even that, but at the end of the day, nothing ever gets done. What gets worse is they will lie in order to make themselves look good even though in reality everybody knows they are lying and didnt do anything at all. The worst thing they do is offer to complete a task and last minute back out as though it is OK for them to do so. Holy crap! Are you serious? Did you really just do that? No. You will do what you said you would do to begin with. You have an exam to take? What exam? No response. I am finished with you. The Mean Wells will also boast themselves up whenever they can about tasks they did even though the task they did was not that serious. They also feel as though they have an equal say about anything discussed in a meeting...No. What you say means nothing to me because you do NOTHING at all. If you did a few things every now and then I wouldnt care but you do NOTHING. You always say you want to help out and do things but you never really do. You seem to just bring anger and hatred to yourself for being a Mean Well.

Also, what looks really bad for Mean Wells is when Misdemeanors takes the position they previously had and blows them out the water with the ideas and additions they add. It makes them look very dumb and horrible as a person. The worst idea they could have is posting their free time in a public place so everyone can see because when people notice they are free at certain times and dont actually do anything, they will get trashed.

The worst beyond worst Mean Wells are the individuals that try to talk their way out of any situation. Eventually one day, these smooth talkers will get burned and when they do, it will be a deep and utter disappointing time. Proof of this, a Mean Well I know was interning at a company last summer. Halfway through the summer, he was fired. Why you say? I dont actually knwo the reason why but I am 100% sure his fraudulence was shown because they didnt know how to do anything at all. All through college, this individual has had the opportunity to, lie and cheat his way to the top in terms of grades. But, from what I have learned from that situation is that althought you do this, your true colors will be shown when you are given the lime light.

IOW: Get out of my face. You are a walking target of hatred and disapproval if I ever seen one.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

In The Sleepbox: Stillers!

This was another interesting dream I just recently had. I fell asleep with the TV on and when I go into a deep sleep with the TV on I usually dream about what is on the television. I dreamed that I was coaching a football game and for some reason the Steelers were playing the Steelers...? And the strange thing was that Joey Porter was back on the team. Or so I thought. Because at one point in timethe Steelers switched from the Steelers to the Dolphins. It was interesting. And then Joey Porter started flipping over Steeler players! He is a big dude, I could see him doing this in real life. Thats probably why I saw it in a dream. Other than that, that is all I remember from the dream. It was a crazy dream indeed.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Moral Monday: Black Women

This makes completely no sense to me. I feel like it is a diss against african roots to wear horse hair in your hair because you are self conscious of what white counterparts think because your hair is so short. Or because long hair is always betrayed as beautiful in loreal commercial or garnier commercials or herbal essences commercial. Long thick shiny silky hair. You never see anyone in a commercial with short hair and showing how beautiful it actually is. Or you never see many individuals who keep their hair the way they were born with it. Curly and beautifully puffed. Why. I don't understand it myself. I
never get why it is done. The whole process of keeping the fake hair maintained is rediculous in all itself. Why must it be something of the norm. I want to go somewhere that people of African descent are happy with what they got and show it well. It is important to be happy with what you have and not with what you don't have. Weave has been around even before generations I even heard of were established. I just don't understand why some feel it is important to have uncomfortable itchy hair on their head to make themselves blend in more with the white counterparts (even if they are not trying to purposely do so) that have flowing hair that is always favored as long decently thick straight hair. Curls are not a good look. Why? I don't have the slightest Idea in my mind.

Moral: Why?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Setback Saturday: Prostitution

I turned the television on today and started watching a documentary
about prositution. I feel in myself I wanted to feel moved in a type
of way by this. Because the women they were taking the documentary
about just so happened to be around my age. As I watched I began to
see how the struggles they faced as a child going through adolescance
has caused them to feel as though a lifestyle like this is ok to have.

What's even crazier is the stories they have on how they got into the
life. A girl just explained how she was an orphan and when she turned
16 she ran away from home and went to the big apple for a dream not
ever knowing pimps and hoes were actually real. And a 40 year old man
scooped her up like it was a normal thing. 40 YEARS OLD. I can't
believe this. Things like this I will never understand. What I can
understand is why the girls stay knowing there is somethig better in
life than prostitution. But when you think about it, they never knew
anything better. And it's sad to see they never had someone in their
life to show them a true path. Things like this is what makes me
thankful for what I have, what I am doing and where I am going. What
is great to see is that they want to change. They want to have a life
that is more stable and that is something great to see.

Setback: Again, be thankful for what you have in life in terms of
being guided in a life of prosperity and great knowledge. Never stop