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I don’t know if’n anyone told you, but today is a day for celebration. It’s my birthday. Of course, it’s not just my birthday:
All of whom have nothing on Honest, who also got a promotion. You know she’s the queen of the 16th, right? Right. But I digress.
I’m not one for writing much these days, because my head is in many different places at once.
The last couple of days have been really eye-opening. If you were wondering what was going on last week, my mother had a heart attack Tuesday afternoon which put life on hold for a second, but I’m glad to say that everything is back to normal. The whole situation itself was terrifying, to say the least. To put things in perspective, I lost my father to cancer and my stepfather to a heart attack, so Mama Flavors is the linchpin of the family and it’s my job to make sure she stays that way. Pounds to those who had my back during the whole ordeal.
These situations, in addition to work restrictions, are forcing me into being more money-conscious, which means rethinking how I’m going to be spending vacation for the rest of the summer and into the fall. Unfortunately, I’m having to postpone my trip to the west coast which is breakin’ my heart. Brother needs to get out of town to clear his head though, so I’m going to be cutting corners here and there to go up to NYC in a couple of weeks.
More random thoughts, since I’ve now got more time, and it’s often been said that I speak more about music and less about me.
My horoscope today said:
Your ruling planet the moon will move into Aries today, which will give you that lift you need, so much so that you’ll want to do everything right now, this minute, especially given the small boost of cash! Pace yourself, Cancer, otherwise you’ll be exhausted by lunchtime!
(Um, I’m still looking for that small boost of cash….)
Less money and less work on the schedule means more time to do things like making sure that my swoleness is being contained in all the right places. Remember that nice little seizure I had last year? Well, I needed to slow the brain down. Slowing the brain down means taking medicine. Taking medicine to slow the brain down results in more sleep, and more sleep means slower metabilism rate….which means increased swoleness. A perfect example: my mom, just an hour ago, said, "EJ, you sure are gettin’ bigger. You should lose some more weight!" Within 2 minutes of that statement, she then proclaimed, "have some of these donuts!" And she’s right. Five years ago I was 40 lbs less than I am now. Thanks to the gym, it’s mostly solid. I’m from the South, so thickness is something I’ve always seen. A question to the floor – ladies, gents: is thin the way to go, or is thickness the whip? Discuss.
"I’m Daddy Longstroke and your man’s Pee Wee Herman!"
Yeah, usually I get really esoteric with my music choices and really thoughtful. Until today. Why are T.I.’s Why You Wanna Go And Do That? and Positive K’s I Got A Man constantly in my head today, you ask? Probably because of Crystal Waters and A Taste of Honey. Damn. I do have it bad.
Opening The Floor
You’ve got questions? I’ve got answers. At least some good ones anyway, for this week. Ask away.