So this will be a collection of random thoughts.
1. So I'm not sure why I didn't notice it when it was on, but The Nanny is actually kinda entertaining. Each Saturday morning I watch the reruns on TVLand. That's my routine until I feel like getting up and starting my day.
2. I'm so surprised that we missed a day of work on Thursday and had a 2 hour delay on Friday. This new interim chancellor (assuming she's the one making the decisions) is growing on me. She's a sister so she understands how we folks feel about the weather.
3. Somebody told me that they believe that my supervisor is highly functioning autistic. He taps when he's annoyed and scratches sometimes when responding to questions. I have GOT to look up the criteria for what that looks like. I laughed, but it's really not a laughing matter.
4. I wish I could've made it home for mama's birthday. At least one brother and my sister could make it.
5. All of my siblings have married and are divorced or in the process. I wouldn't take nothing for my journey right now.
6. So yeah, I didn't fully understand what all those old sayings meant when I was a child, but now I am at a place where they are fitting language to sum up what I feel.
7. Please quit advising me to buy. I appreciate the intent, but I am well capable of making informed decisions on my own. When I need your advice, I'll ask.
8. I just noticed that the title changed to arabic again. Wth?!
9. Maybe we can do a party for mom early march. Yeah, I think she'd like that.
10. I can't wait to get this tethering working on my phone so I can call Comcast and let them know to reduce my high a-- bill. Reason number 3518 I love my Evo.
11. I've offered to teach you how to fish. No, you can't have my flounder. We're going to show you how to raise your own.
12. What made people think I would fall out with my brother over a vehicle? Accidents happen. That's what we have insurance for. If I didn't understand the inherent risks, I would not have authorized him to use my vehicle.
13. So how long has it be suspended? Over 7 months? Wow. Thank God I haven't gotten stopped. Well...except that one time down town when the cop told me to move and I told him no. Then he said it again and I leaned out the window to say no again. Indignant, he flipped on those lights, backed up behind me and approached me at the window? I guess he though my answer was going to change. Luckily my boy got to the car so we could leave. I probably should've just moved. That could've been catastrophic. I do not want to go back to jail.
14. I prolly won't post any labels because it'll turn to arabic too.
15. Why is it that the people who claim they don't do drama are the biggest drama queens and kings? Sorta like how people say, "I don't wanna get in your business but...", and then promptly proceed to pry.
16. He could've let me drown...but instead He took me in.
17. The people who don't make decisions are the ones who think I can do it. I need the people who sign checks to take notice.
18. Grown people can have fun at Chuck E. Cheese. I'm just sayin'.
19. I'm too old to be scared to pause and be at a loss for words when she walks my way. Wth.
20. I'll say something the next time.
21. Did anyone see Due Date? Little Fockers?
22. Gotta remind mama to send my stuff from Christmas. Like...I don't want winter to be over before I get the sweater.
23. I'm hungry like shyt (in my DC voice). I'm so proud of my ability to assimilate.
24. Lemme get something to eat. Gotta get ready after while.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
So I have a friend named Jerry. Let me give you a lil background on Jerry. Jerry is the type of dude who has a heart of gold but makes decisions that aren't in his best interest. I guess basically he's still not mature and handling this being grown thing all that well yet. To help contextualize my questioning of his decision-making ability, I'll provide a couple examples. One time, instead of paying his rent, he decided to take his money and rent out a club to throw himself a birthday party. He bought himself a new suit and was buying drinks for people too. I didn't attend the event because I was like um, Jerry, this is stupid. Just get some people to meet you at the club. You can still buy drinks and have a good time. Why waste your check on renting the space. Well anyway, soon after this he lost his apartment, in part because he was unable to make up the money to get himself back on track. You think my assessment was still a lil hasty? Ok...try this one. So he had a good 9 - 5 making decent money. He decided he didn't like that job any more and decided to quit. He quit and began looking for another gig. (Already you should see one of the irresponsible things he did). He found another job relatively quickly so things seemed to settle down for him a bit then. During this time he also moved into a room in a woman's home. He and this woman are COMPLETE opposites. He's a young black dude full of energy and she's a older while lady who's very comfortable with her consistent routines. At this other job he began to get into it with his supervisor about his performance or lack thereof and his attitude. I'll fast forward to the pink slip. Then he got on unemployment.
All the while he's on unemployment he's struggling to pay 700 per month to his landlord. No reason, in my view, that he should have been struggling. The 700 covered rent and utilities. The only other bills he would've had to contend with are cell phone and food. I should not that he was receiving in excess of 1800 per month in unemployment.
By now I hope I have justified my opinion. I could give you more but I think those examples are sufficient. So yeah, before Christmas he called me while I was in Target to ask me if I could loan him some money to go home for Christmas. I told him no. I did tell him though that if he needed a ride from the bus station once he returned to DC he could ask me. On a whim I decided to hit him up earlier this week just to check to see that he returned safely and whatnot. Mind you the call in Target was so random because I had stopped accepting his calls and would not communicate with him for about 4-5 months. There is only so much Jerry I can stand. Like the reason I keep him around is because I absolutely do not understand his logic and it is fascinating to me sometimes to hear his absurd stories and listen to his antics. On this call he tells me that he's still looking for a job, his unemployment is running out, (Wasn't is extended like 3 times), he hasn't had a haircut in several months, he's personal training now and one of his clients paid for his LSAT test.
See how much that was? And that's the abridged version. Take a second and re-read all his claims. Okay now, let's move on. So somewhere in there he slipped in that he needed 20 to get a haircut. I was feeling a lil bad for him so I said that I could spare it. My thinking skills didn't kick in until we had disconnected the call. He's what came to mind. If you just went home for 2 weeks, why didn't you get a haircut then? I'm sure mama, sister, brother, cousin or step-half uncle would've seen to it that you got a haircut, given your situation. Secondly, if you're personal training people, I don't think I'd let you train me looking crazy if you haven't had a cut in months. And if you are training people then why wouldn't you take some of those ends and get a haircut? Another thought, if you had to borrow money from people (another mutual friend) to get home, why didn't you just stay here and get a haircut and realize that going home is a luxury that you cannot afford at this time? I guess that would've been too adult.
I decided to not give him the money for the aforementioned reasons. Thoughts?