Thursday, March 26, 2009

who got the keys to ma bimma?

there are certain things that go through our lives and then cycle back in later on. i have discovered that one of these things for me is reggae/dancehall music, which i will just refer to as reggae. as with probably everyone, i was first exposed to reggae as a kid with bob marley...specifically legend. fast forward years later and i get into artists like jimmy cliff and buju banton (thanks to momma afrika...pow!). but as with my immediate love of marley, this instant infatuation fades and then i before i know it, my reggae listening is el zilcho.

over the years, this re-emergence of reggae music listening continues to come and go like the wind that whistles between jessie's ears. today i have suddenly and randomly got that itch to listen to what jamaica has to offer and i have discovered sizzla, who i like so far. here's one of his videos:

so this probably means i will download his albums and similar artists, listen to them a lot for a few weeks, try to grow some dreads and integrate bumbaclot into my conversational vocabulary. then i will suddenly find that i think all of the songs sound the same and i will quickly drop my jamaican accent and go back to listening to beirut.

it seems a little weird to me that i go through these intense bursts of listening to and enjoying reggae and yet there is also something mildly comforting in knowing that there is a type of music that i can mix in with my usual rock and rap that will always be there and will always kind of be the same. it's a pleasant constant that rotates in and out of my life and i think will continue to do so forever. basically...everything irie. i wonder what it is about reggae music that keeps drawing me back to it? post any non-weed related ideas in my comments.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

a new world of opportunities


ok...so i have known about craig's list for many years. i have witnessed dave use the site to turn stuff he doesn't want into money. through all of that, i have never really looked through the site until i attempted to sell my chuck norris approved total gym. my initial asking price was $150, which led to 3 interested people who never got back to me after i e-mailed them with pics. i have since dropped the price to $120, then $100 and now $80. not one bite.







eh? you know you want it.






while i am at my wit's end trying to sell this thing and am about to just give it away...i have spent some time going through craig's list and i now realize i have been missing out on a lot. there are countless groups i can join. tons of other people's garbage i can buy. various activities i can partake in. i had just spent the last 2 hours or so being totally sucked into the world of craig's list and been messaging phil with many of the gems i have discovered. some of these include:
  • taking an intermediate hip hop class for $17 - taught by a guy whose nickname is "brent"
  • join an a capella group
  • get involved in a d&d group that is just starting things up after a lengthy hiatus
  • join a 420 club where they "trade 420 for cash"
  • adopt a pure bred baby cappuccino monkey
  • host a pleasure party
  • assist in taking some boudoir photography
  • get a "killer hand/foot massage" in dupont
  • join a jamaican 420 club
  • give someone one of my kidneys
obviously at least half of these items are silly to me, but i assume serious for the posters. there were various other postings for activities and items for sale that i would actually be interested in, but they are not very amusing. going through the endless lists elicited different reactions from me. some of the posts seemed so ridiculous , i thought it would be fun to post some ridiculous things of my own. phil mentioned starting up a unicorns fan club. this band being something that phil and i have a strange dynamic with and with each other about. that made no sense, but phil knows what i am talking about. obviously it would be silly, but something tells me some crazed unicorns fan will get so excited about this fake idea and i will not know what to do. the other reaction is that i do feel like i need to get out and try new things, like playing some sport (i'm thinking kickball or flag football) or joining some club (like for people who play board games):

bgc: we like board games
kevin: me too!
bgc: sorry, club is full

it would probably just be good for me to be more social, meet some new people and get out of the house more. i will report back as to any future craig's list adventures i may experience in the future.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

karaoke madness

now that i got all that whiny personal stuff out of the way, i can get back to posting my usually stupid stuff. last weekend was our new roommate brodie's birthday. i was driving, which probably gave my liver a nice break. everyone else got real drunk at my house and then we went to the pub. it was a fun time. i got to see sonny and joe moeller, both of whom i have not seen in quite some time. i even videotaped every one of our friends' performances. let me just say the bar was set real low by everyone...not just our friends. incredibly low. it would have been the best time for me to break out of my shyness and sing karaoke for the first time...but i still needed to be drunk, which i was not. luckily everyone else was and rather than post each video, i went with chris singing come sail away...accompanied by drunkest jill i have ever seen, who screamed as loud as possible for as long as possible numerous times throughout the evening. keep watching to hear the ongoing trainwreck of dumb conversation that's way too loud on the video, plus chris getting dave pretty good about 3 quarters of the way through.

video

as a warning...this blog gets pretty personal...will post something dumb later

so yeah, it has been a while since i have posted...and probably for the first time the main reason was not laziness. it has now been over a month since louise and i have broken up and i have been in a constant state of changing moods. things have been very up and down (more down than up, but that is to be expected) and i didn't want to get all emo and start posting tmi, but whatever....it's way better now than it would have been a few weeks ago and this is my blog...i do what i want. but to sum things up, the situation has been a mix of appreciating a little space and freedom mixed with loneliness and missing louise. i think we both know that this is probably best for both of us, and although it seems extremely doubtful, i am not completely counting out the possibility of us getting back together.

one thing that is weird is that now that i am single, dave is suddenly in a relationship...i'm guessing that, due to our ying and yang situation, if i ever end up in another relationship...dave and katie's days as a couple are doomed. it also brings to light how almost all of my friends are married or are in serious relationships which does make me feel a little out of place and loserish, but i guess that means i need to hang out more with my single friends. i dunno. it's all very weird and even though i am ok most of the time, i miss a lot of little things and because i still live where we lived together, i am often reminded of her. i definitely went through a mopey, feeling sorry for myself faze where i was probably drinking a little too heavily, but i think i am past that now and am trying to get a better perspective on things. dave seems to think my drunk-texting louise is not helping anything.

anyways, i am still keeping busy with random things. hopefully ben and i can make a comic happen. a bunch of people's b-days are coming up. brodie will be moving into our basement. i hope to do a sport of some kind this spring or summer. i have regressed in my efforts to get in shape, but will hopefully get back on track soon. i am considering taking some science classes at maryland to see if i can actually learn them this time around and to see if i want to pursue a new profession. and i guess at some point i have to try to talk to girls again....yikes....hey ladies, i hope you like awkward guys with zero game.