Sunday, March 29, 2009

Having a good week

Well, within one week I've met a few people I admire greatly. One I might even go so far to say I'm a huge fan of one of them. That one would be Steven Barnes, my favorite SF writer, period. That was yesterday. I also met two other excellent writer's, Tananarive Due, who happens to be married to Steven, and Nnedi Okorafor. We were all attending a symposium celebrating the life and works of the brilliant Octavia E. Butler. It was nice to receive a little more insight into the person that Octavia was from those she knew and considered friends. It's really eye-opening to hear that Octavia is considered a master storyteller above master storytellers. She didn't just tell stories she WAS the stories. I love her work and am sad that I never had the opportunity to meet her. However, this is a happy moment for me. It was so cool to hear Steven speak and realize that what I read on his blog, which I read ALL the time, is exactly how he is in real life. Not that I ever doubted that fact but to know in person is always a good thing. He was gracious enough to allow me to meet his son, Jason. I can't express in words how much of an honor that was! Anyways, I actually had the opportunity to converse with Steven and Tananarive and they are two of the most beautiful people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. I look forward to the next time I can meet them. I brought my copy of Street Lethal, still one of my favorite books of all time, and Great Sky Woman, a brilliant tale, for Steven to sign. I would have brought more but I figured I wouldn't be the only one there so decided to keep it short. Those are my two favorites. Oh, and Tananarive is sharp! We just recently added each other as friends on facebook and when she asked my name, for her to sign my copy of My Soul To Keep, she said, "Why is that name so familiar?" To which I responded, "Probably from facebook," and she was pretty much like, "Oh yeah! I love facebook. Isn't it great?" That was so cool. (Yeah, I'm still geeking out over all of this!) I did not get a chance to converse with Nnedi but she did sign my copy of The Shadow Speaker. She's absolutely gorgeous!! WOW! I can't wait to cross paths with her again one day. So,yeah, yesterday was an absolutely wonderful day for me.

Yes, I know I mentioned I met four people and only spoke of three. The fourth is Savion Glover. I actually went to a performance of his a week ago. I briefly blogged about it. Well, he's just a brilliant dancer. You can tell when he's dancing that's all that exists for him. I guess, maybe, not unlike Octavia in her writings. They simply embody what they do. Once engaged there is no separation between the executor and the executed art. Amazing to witness live. I got to meet him after the performance. Actually took a photo with him. Another genuinely beautiful person.

My Bornday is coming up this Wednesday, April 1, so I'm rather happy right now!

Oh yeah, and my best friend, David, and his wife, have returned from a wonderful trip to Paris! They had a grand time and David tells me it's a wonderful city. Seems I'm going to have to save up and make the trip myself soon! You can check out how his trip was here.

Tananarive, Me, and Steven. (If you can't tell I was STOKED!!!!)

Me and Savion (I'm kind of upset that the pic is a bit blurry. Some people just can't take pictures. Glad I have it though!)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Yo, I HATE when something is wrong with my food!! I mean restaurant food whether it's fast food or sit down. And by something wrong I mean something being in it that ISN'T SUPPOSED to be!!!! That shit is ass-kick worthy right there. Like someone DESERVES to get STOMPED for shit like that. Ain't no damn accidents with someone's food, man! That all.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Video Blogging

Okay, so I finally decided to use the built in webcam I have in my big-ass laptop. I'm working on the sound quality though. Not sure how to make it better. Anyways, here's the link to my youtube page. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Savion Glover rocks!!!

I'll do a longer post on this later but I just needed to write something now. Went to see Savion's new show last night called SoLo in Time. He had a fusion of his tap with a bit of flamenco style blended with it and it was COOL!! Beautiful magic in motion and sound! I'll go deeper later, have school stuff to do now. LAter.

Oh yeah, a bit of proof:

Yeah, I was there, man, I was there.

Role reversal...

This is funny!!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009


Hey, okay, look. I have a question. Have you ever had some activity that you liked to do a lot, but haven't done it in a while and when you attempted to do it again you went at it like you never took a break from it? Well, I like to bowl. For a while I got to be pretty decent. I was on my squadron's base team. Joined the league and everything. I was getting a freakin' bowling newsletter in the mail. Got patches and shit to sew on my bowling shirt, if I actually had one. I even earned a specific patch. (I got the same exact score for three separate games in a row. Completely by accident and didn't know this was an actual bowling achievement but I was proud when I got my little patch in the mail. I'll dig it out one day and post a pic of it.) Anyways, this was all a couple of YEARS ago! I haven't bowled in quite a while.

Well after going to see the very pleasing Watchmen film, my friend David and I decided to go bowling. We knew of this new kind of swanky and high end bowling alley nearby and figured we'd check it out. Well! the place is called Bowlmor and it is rather swanky and pleasant inside. I proceeded to bowl and though I was conscious of the fact that it had been a while, I still went at it a little too much. Pulled my damn shoulder muscle about two or three times. But what is really bothering me is my damn left leg hip joint. I stepped wrong on one of my turns and that shit has been hurting ever since. And it's only been feeling worse and worse the more time passes. I wish I didn't have classes today 'cause I need to sleep and stay off of this leg for a while. This shit is annoying. And it ain't 'cause I'm getting old either. My technique was just a little off 'cause I was out of practice and trying a little too hard.

And the drinks I had had nothing to do with it.