wednesday, april 28, 2004
28 apr 04 @ 1:16 pm
Life is hard but I am very happy to be alive.
I am learning how to balance a very hectic schedule and study on
top of this. I have a full-time job that requires about 70+ hours of work a week, then a part-time job that I work on
average 3 to 4 nights a week, then my LSAT class on Tuesday nights. And some how, some way I need to study for the LSAT
so I can do well on the exam, so some law school out there will take me in and teach me the laws of the world. Oh, and
I can't forget those glorious doctor appointments that make it necessary for me to come into work on the weekends at ungodly
hours. However, so far I am making it and the only thing that is suffering is my blog and my e-mail response time.
But, that is understandable - I mean my mind is a blank when it comes to Politics, Religion, Pop Culture at the present moment.
But, the DC Parking Violation Crew is filling my mind up with things to vent about.
There I was chowing down on Charlie Chiang's in my car before my LSAT class last night - ever
so happy because I got a pristine parking place and because I was eating some good Chinese food. Then I hear this obnoxious
voice telling me "I know you all sitting in your car, but can you put some money in the meter???" I need to exit the car to
figure out what the heck she is talking about because I have money in the meter - about an hour worth...I put money in the
meter even though I am sitting in the car because 1) I am supposed to and 2) DC will ticket in a heartbeat, regardless if
you are in the car or not. So as I get out the car I explain to the woman that I do have money in the meter - she tells
me that I don't. I walk towards the woman and show her the meter in which I have money in - the meter at the front of
my car. She looks confused and tells me "the moment you can move, move your car because you are sitting between
meters." Now, I am confused how am I sitting between meters when there is a meter at the front of my car and one at the back
of my car, and I only drive a Honda CR-V so I can't be sitting between meters. I ask how am I sitting between meters
- her glorious response "You are!!!" Now, as I look around I realize that whoever put the meters up screwed up and she
is going to penalize me for DC's mistake. In my mind I am willing her to write me a ticket so I can fight this stupidity.
Here is the stupidity - meters come in two forms, single or double. But what they did
on these two sides of the street is make all the meters double. On the side of the street I am parked on there are only
three legal parking spaces but they have four meters (two double meters) so the car that is parked in the middle spot would
be considered "parking between meters" - total DC scam - but I wasn't having it and I wanted her to write me the ticket
so I could use my meager design skills to diagram this scam that is occurring on both sides of the street. In the end
the I never got the ticket and I never moved, but I do wonder now how many folks have fallen for "parked between meters" ticket
thursday, april 22, 2004
22 apr 04 @ 10:17 am I am in the process of getting my funds together to go and purchase
my first home. Now the looking part is going great - I am finding a lot of places that I would love to live that is
in my price range, only one slight problem...I can't narrow down where in this area I want to live. Do I buy in VA to
establish residency because I would eventually like to go to law school and the majority of the schools I am applying to are
in VA or do I stay in my home state MD because I am familiar with it or do I hop into DC and experience something new??? Do
I go for condos or go for a moderately price town home - What do I do??? This home buying is too much, why
can't I be like my stepsister and have our father just buy me a home as well...oh yeah I have a brain -that's why!!!
wednesday, april 21, 2004
21 apr 04 @ 5:57 pm
This blog use to be one of my many joys. I could discuss and/or
vent about anything and everything and not have to much backlash. But, lately I didn't have anything I wished to share
on and since I can't come up with a single topic that didn't detail the hecticness of my life, I skip a day, two, or
week. Does this make me a slacker??? Or does it make me selfish??? Who knows and I know not to many people
There are things that I wish to share because it may help someone
else out but in the end it puts my business out. So I need to use my brain to find a happy median and I think I can
with the below:
I see my primary care physician almost every time I cough and/or sneeze. I see the
doc not because I am a hypocrondriac but because they know something is further wrong with me but they can't truly figure
it out. Symptoms A, B and C state that this particular thing is wrong but symptoms C, D and Z state that this other
thing is wrong -- but these two things are on opposite spectrums. So I have been run for this test and that test, poked,
prodded and what have you. Never, never once did I stand up for myself and state that I needed to find another doctor
outside of the group of physicians that my primary physician belongs too. Not until today. Today was the day I
stood up for myself and demanded to find out what the heck is wrong with me. Today I learned that maybe it is a good
thing if your doctor is board certified.
monday, april 19, 2004
19 apr 04 @ 5:24 pm Normally, for each full-tank of gas I get 300 miles minimum.
Due to the distance of Hess from my house on the weekends, I needed to switch from Hess to Exxon/Mobil (a more expensive gas mind you). And now, I only get about 270 miles for a full-tank. This seems odd to me
because I am doing the same type of driving. Why does the cheaper gas give me more miles -- Is the cheaper gas better
or am I being swindled by Exxon/Mobil or the gas station owners??? Since I don't know anything about this I place the
question to you all.
thursday, april 15, 2004
The nasty part about me...
15 apr 04 @ 12:09 pm Never in a million years will I say that having a partner in your
life makes you better than someone else who doesn't. But, I am sick and tired of these reality shows that have these
folks whiny about how ugly they are and how no one likes them - but they have a partner or had one. Let's take the show
"The Swan" - I realize that most of these women suffer from poor self-esteem and that is why they don't see how beautiful they truly
are, but these folks who are there to help them to me make things worse. Over and over again the people helping them
state "your so beautiful now" - they were beautiful before you cut them up and moved there nose over and took away the extra
skin. What they should start saying is "You are beautiful, we are just helping bring out more of this beauty."
They need to help these women (and men on other shows) realize that they are beautiful on the inside and on the outside and
help them work further on their self-esteem. Just because now they are no this supposed "hot mama" or "hot papa" what
happens when the walk out the house next week and something scars this new face - will they go back to the person who has
no self-esteem. I applaud the shows that help people with their supposed physical abnormities but some of these shows
have gone to far. If we currently aren't fully a nation obsessed with the outer image we all will be shortly if
this new surgical reality TV show becomes even more popular.
So, here is the nasty part about me - Bring me someone so heinous, they scare folks, someone
so out of the norm that they couldn't get laid if they offered up to the neediest, horniest person in the world - bring me
that person and surgically alter them and you will have avid viewer named T.J.!!!
wednesday, april 7, 2004
7 apr 04 @ 2:27 pm Last night I got to watch "The Richard Pryor Show" for the first time. It was super funny but it made me believe that Dave Chappelle seems to have stolen a good portion of his comedic antics from Richard Pryor. I fully understand that folks are inspired by Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson, Red Foxx and Benny Hill - so maybe just maybe you will see some of their influences in ones act, but Chappelle seemed to just pull some of Pryor's
sketches and call him his own. I am going to have to do some more research on this and get back to you all on this.
tuesday, april 6, 2004
6 apr 04 @ 3:57 pm
Today sucks booty!!! That's all I have to say.
The day could be worse this is for sure but I am not in a good mood. I understand doctors
are human but mine at the moment seem to be quite incompetent. But it's sunny and I am breathing so I guess I shouldn't
complain too much.
monday, april 5, 2004
5 apr 04 @ 3:20 pm
I have been so busy with this new part-time job. However,
I am not complaining - my work-mates are a blast, the pay is decent and the place is ultra-cool...how old am I???
On Saturday night I worked from 6 PM to 4 AM on Sunday. I
was so tired on Sunday morning, but I got up and went to "Talk Cinema" to watch a German independent film. All I can say is if I wasn't tired when I got to Talk Cinema I was nearly comatose
when I left. The movie was depressing and very slow and the discussion after-wards was no picnic either. But,
I topped that day off with free food from "Noodle & Company" and a quick run or work at the ACD. A busy and good weekend had...just wish this Monday didn't suck so much.
thursday, april 1, 2004
Don't be jealous...
1 apr 04 @ 2:44 pm I forgot to let you all know that I will be going to see Prince -- The one and only Prince. The only man I would surrender to, the only man who could make me drop my prudish ways
and have me not thinking twice about doing naughty bitty things with, the only celebrity that could make me cry if he
ever looked or appeared to look in my direction, the only person who gets this kind of reaction out of me. So on August
13, 2004 if you hear a faint cry in your neck of woods to the song "Purple Rain" know this is me!!!
1 apr 04 @ 10:18 am
I did it!!!
I finally saw the Cherry Blossoms -- I have lived in the D.C. Metro Area for 9 years and this
is the first time that I went to see them. The night was perfect and the blossoms were so beautiful. I took photos
on my fake digital camera, so when I get them developed I will post the photos here. While going around the tidal basin we went and viewed the
Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, which was absolutely fabulous. Each room represents the four terms of Roosevelt. Everywhere one turns there
is genius in the words or Mr. Roosevelt -- "No Country, however rich, can afford the waste of its human resources. Demoralization caused by vast
unemployment is our greatest extravagance. Morally, it is the greatest menace to our social order." It is amazing how
many great things I have in my backyard and it takes a non-Washingtonian to show me them. I need to get my act together
and explore this great place I live in.
Oh by the way, Dubbya take heed from Mr. Roosevelt when he stated "I never forget that
I live in a house owned by all the American people and that I have been given their trust."