18 August, 2012

Words to the Wise

These words are not my own, however I do find that they are the perfect guide for the creative kind who wish to stay true to their muse without comprising their sanity! Take heed and proceed with caution my friends.

What words of wisdom keep you in check? If you have any that would be helpful let me know! I will try to make a new list of new "isms" soon, it's just taking a while...


Despite the horrendous VA traffic (that I slept through, of course) the drive to and from the DMV was pretty smooth with a little help from Pandora and my jimmy-rigged Youtube playlist.

Day two was filled with a nice work out along the monuments, lunch at The W with an awe-inspiring view, a low-key evening with coffee on the rocks in Dupont Circle,and a nice dinner and driving tour through my old stomping grounds in B'more. Here's a few pics that I snapped along the way.

This is my "not happy about heading back" look lol

I had a chance to hang out with my long lost homie Ja'Ron, my lovely family away from home -- Kay, Eddie and Deuce (and little Camelia who's still in the womb), Simone -- the dopest roommate ever, and my best friend and sis Marie-Alice. Special shout out to my lil sis Shayna and her boyfriend Laramie for lending their home and their liquor as always!

What are you getting into as the summer winds down?

11 August, 2012

What NOT To Spend Money On -- If You Like Having Money....

Online Dating Sites

Of course you can join for free, but there's always a catch. You can purchase the premium package and see a shit ton of profiles of the same people that you can see walking the streets every day. Why waste money "meeting" people online when you can walk outside and actually, well, meet people? If you are introverted, shy, or just socially awkward and use your pc as a security blanket to hide behind just take some friendly advice; pay for counseling and learn how to meet people the old fashioned way - face-to-face. Start by saying, "Hello, my name is _________, and yours?". That seems to get them every time, for me at least. Besides, people can always embellish or make themselves seem more interesting by editing out the bad and emphasizing the good, which is what online profiles are meant to do. Every dating site wants to appear to have the "pick of the litter", but nobody's perfect. Wouldn't you rather find this out by first impression? It's a whole lot easier and wastes less time and energy.

Pyramid Schemes/Home-Based Businesses/Networking Enterprises AKA Gimme-Yo-Paycheck

If the promise of building your income is draped in a $500 one-time membership fee with the benefit of easy money and networking opportunities, this is probably not an opportunity, but a come up for the seller. It's also too good to be true. If you were contacted by an acquaintance from middle school, who would be "so happy to see you" to discuss "business opportunities", don't walk, don't jog, but RUN in the other direction. The people who sully friendships and acquaintanship for a one-time profit have no integrity and no shame in the exploitative nature which pyramid schemes thrive on. Playing on desperation and naivete, these schemes and ploys to make more money by spending more money are the epitome of what this great country thrives on -- free will. Be careful and judge wisely.


I was up at 4am flipping through channels, and to my surprise the ONLY two options for my viewing pleasure were either televangelists selling oil blessed by "his holiness" with a promise of bringing "bountiful blessings upon thee", and QVC selling what I thought were some pretty high-end hangers. I actually considered buying some (the hangers, that is). I've always wondered if people actually call in to order a tiny capsule of baby oil bottled up and prayed over (allegedly) by someone with two last names. You know, Thomas Richard or Kenny James. Televangelists are so convincing it's like they actually believe every ounce of what they're saying. Almost so convincing that I want to send them all of my money and order a bottle of holy oil for everyone I know! That is, until they show video clips of hungry children from 1993 and I get to thinking, you haven't fed those kids YET? What are ya'll doing with all of the money? Hmmmmm....come to think of it I've never seen a skinny televangelist...makes you wonder--who's really starving...Not the televangelists! These are frauds as well. Real evangelists travel on foot.I think the last one's name was Jesus.

Weight-Loss Gimmicks

You are NOT going to lose weight by taking a pill. In fact, if anyone tells you that you will lose weight by putting anything IN your mouth, it's a lie! I actually took those pills that Anna Nicole Smith endorsed before she died. I stopped taking them -- when she died. I think they were called Xenadrine. They made me sleepy, and I started eating more because I was hungry every time I woke up from a nap. And Anna was so pretty. I was convinced that I would look like her -- blonde hair and all. Oh well. At least I tried. Don't be a fool like I was. Work out, eat more vegetables and don't drink pop. The best weight loss plan that I ever had came from being broke. I ate chicken and rice for a month and I looked like a cancer patient. Skinny ain't for everybody. Just don't get caught up into those shortcut easy diets -- they never work. Never.

Have you been tricked into spending money on something frivolous that, at the time, seemed like a really good idea or investment? If so don't be ashamed. In fact you should tell your friends and family about it because you may be helping someone out in the long-run.

05 August, 2012

The Scriptic Styler Strikes Again! BAM!

I can hardly contain myself....I have a HUGE opportunity to work with some talented and very cool artists in B'more -- one of my favorite cities in the WORLD.

I get my life every time I drive past the Mason Dixon line and into Baltimore, simply because this, my friends was the city that popped my cherry when I turned eighteen. It was in B'more that I experienced my first college experience, my first strip club, my first late-night bar hop and my first drunken fight -- all in the name of being young,reckless and not giving a ***** (you fill in the blank).

Hell yes! I will be interviewing and copy writing for a very cool friend of mine and his friends over at tobetriumphant.com. Everyone seems really cool and interesting so I'm really excited to have a hand in creating something that will blend well with their artistry and unique dynamic over at Triumphant.

Check them out here: http://www.tobetriumphant.com/

I can't wait to visit graffiti alley and bounce my ass to some club music!

Here's to B'more club music, chicken boxes, and catchin' hacks down MLK Blvd.

04 August, 2012

Cherries On Top

Soooo I was sittin' out in the barn (don't ask), and I decided to take a taste of some delicious liquor drenched cherries. All I remember was thinking,"OMG I was NOT prepared for this." And after a taste I said to myself, "OMG I was NOT prepared for this".

After a few tastes I decided that it was the best decision I had made that entire day. "Cherries on top" has a whole new meaning and I think I like it...A LOT -- Happy Vacay!!!

03 August, 2012

Prepping for Vacay!!!

On my way onto a 20 day vacay in North Carolina! Before I embark on this much needed break, I decided to give myself a mini-makeover by straightening my hair. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, but it takes hours to straighten my locs so I usually only do this about two or three times a year.

I posted some pics before heading on the plane.

Here's the before shot...

And here's the after shot...

I was so happy! I didn't want to break a sweat at ALL -- that would be the end of life for me lol. Anyways, time to jet-set...so excited!!!