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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:

Corey Scott Feldman.
Ruben Blades
Barry Sanders
Stewart Copeland
Phoebe Cates
Barbara Stanwyck
The same exact date as Will Ferrell.
Orville Redenbacher.

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.

29 comments on “XXXIX

  1. Carla says:

    Happy Birthday! I had a reminder set on my iCal to be sure I didn’t forget. I hope you have a great day!

  2. Isiah Wyatt, Jr. says:

    Happy Birthday EJ Flavors!! The Lord has granted you another birth anniversary and I am so glad for you! I wish you love, for without love we all would perish for lonliness and heartache. I wish you peace, a special peace that surpasses all understanding, and leads you to a peaceful path to greater success! Finally, I wish you hope, a hope that near tires, never fades, never bends, and never leaves. For with hope which is the first cousin of faith, you can achieve anything as long as you believe. At Reverend Jesse Jackson says, “Keep Hope Alive!”
    Again Happy Birthday!!
    Isiah Wyatt, Jr.

  3. HAPPY B-DAY Old Man hahahahah!!
    Just Kidding Bruh, I’ll be where you are in A few Months myself. Since 40 is the new 30 I guess you’ll be in your 30’s soon… At least that’s how I’m looking at it.
    Enjoy your Day Bruh and I hope everything is alright wit ya!!
    Peace & Blessings

  4. Bernie says:

    Happy birthday, old man!

  5. OMG, it’s your birthday yet you have given us a gift of a personal blog post! (hehe) Now that you are finally the same age as me, let’s see how it feels to you.

  6. Elle says:

    Happy Birthday!!!

  7. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday a bit belated. Gald to hear your Mama is on the recovery path.

  8. saga says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I’m gonna vote for swole, since a trip to Chequers is imminent. Contained swoleness though. I like my men, like I like my d*&%, firm, not soft.
    Oh, I’m SO trife for that!
    But anyway, just wanted to say you are so special, and I hope u have a beautiful day/week/year/life!

  9. DP says:

    Yo EJ…Happy Happy moneygrip.
    Peace out for embracing me as I find my way in the blogworld.
    Goodness and Strength to ya muh man.
    oh..and apparently the ladies love the big poppas.

  10. Michael says:

    Happy birthday man. I’m glad to hear that your mom is doing better.

  11. james madison says:

    Happy Birthday to you and a Special Cool Shout-Out to Mama Flavors!
    All the best to you all!

  12. ronn says:

    First, glad to know Mama Flavors is doing well.
    Now: Happy Birthday DJ Swole!! 😉
    Can’t believe I forgot. Expect a li’l something soon.
    Peace, Love & Blessings Bro…

  13. ManNMotion says:

    Glad your mom is okay. I worry about mine too. That’s funny what she said and then offers you a donut, my mom is just like that. “Oh one donut won’t hurt…” problem is you hear that from like fifty people a day, right?

  14. EJ Flavors says:

    @Carla – my ace! thank you.
    @Isaac – thank you sir, that means so much to me.
    @Master Grant – yeah, man, I’m actually pretty proud to have come this far. Wait until next year!
    @Bernie – you just wait till I see you….
    @J. – I feel fine. Pass me the donuts, please.
    @Elle – thanks, love.
    @Michelle – thanks. hope you and B are doin’ well.
    @saga – I love having those convos with you. We gotta set somethin’ up to hang out and break bread.
    @DP – thanks. I love it when they call me Big Poppa….
    @Michael – hey man, where you been?!
    @james – appreciate it, man!
    @ronn – it’s all good. Hope to see you soon!
    @MnM – yeah, moms are like that, and they even get upset when you turn them down too many times. They expect you to eat something all the time.

  15. obi says:

    Happy B’day Mr. Flavors!! can still remember Todd’s music party and the shoutout I recorded. Seems like a lifetime!
    Sorry to hear about your mum and we pray for speedy recovery and general good health all around.
    Thickness? it’s is the muthafucking whip (as long as it’s the gym type, you know how them honies like to feel a brotha’s arms 😉

  16. ms. alex says:

    ~ So good to hear good news ’bout your moms. My moms just celebrated her 62nd b’day this weekend too and we really celebrated her birthday. Happy belated birthday to you (whatever that means)!!
    ~And yes, thanks for sharing a little piece of you on your birthday for us (like j.brotherlove said).

  17. Nikki says:

    Happy Born Day, EJ! Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest. 🙂

  18. Kenneth (of Butler County) says:

    Hey Atmore!
    Happy belated birthday! Peace, blessings and happiness to you. Healing thoughts and energies to your mom. And, the Alabama in me will always go for swole! I’m used to men who can hold their own with a mule and plow.

  19. Qamar says:

    Happy birthday EJ!
    All the best to a most cool brotha.

  20. Honest says:

    EJ! I’m glad to read that your mom is doing well. Make sure she does what the doctors tell her and stays healthy!
    Happy Happy Happy Birthday!

  21. Gina says:

    Grattis p� din F�delsedag!
    Pack up the tunes and come to Sweden for a visit! and Bring D.P. wif you ( and his outstanding Polo collection!)
    Glad Mamma is better and long may she be kickin the Flavors!

  22. rocka says:

    You make 39 look real good…

  23. MoniMoni says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY EJ!! Been away for awhile…glad that your mom is doing okay, take care of her and yourself as well! 🙂

  24. Michael A. BTHS 1981 says:

    Happy b’day my brutha. I got nothing but love for you. My prayers go out to your mom and the rest of your family.
    When you decide when you’re coming or get to NYC let me know. I’d like to buy you a drink. BTW we are having a summer get together in August. If your trip coincides – you are more than welcome to hang with us! Peace!

  25. nastybastard says:

    Happy Belated Birthday. Man, I always miss these things.

  26. EJ Flavors says:

    @Obi – I remember that too. That was some good stuff.
    @ms. alex – tell your Mom’s hi, and thank you!
    @Nikki – I’m gonna use that a year from now. I will be inebriated, however, so hopefully no-one will record it.
    @Kenneth – fancy seeing you here! Thanks for the shoutout.
    @Qamar and @Honest, I should meet you guys someday! Thanks.
    @Gina – yeah, we gonna have to hang, forreal!
    @rocka – thanks! we’ve got our work cut out for us too.
    @MoniMoni – glad you’re back; wondered what happened to you…..
    @Nastybastard – thanks man, no problem. We left the light on for you!

  27. chica says:

    Oh no I didn’t miss your birthday! Forgive me please! I hope that you had a pleasant birthday!
    I wish your mother a healthy and restful recovery.
    P.S. Since Kenneth shouting out Butler County in here, I’m representing the Gump! : )

  28. DJ Diva says:

    Happy Birthday Big Poppa…you know I keeps a lot of love for you! I’ll be praying for Momma’s continued recovery

  29. DJ Diva says:

    Happy Birthday Big Poppa…you know I keeps a lot of love for you! I’ll be praying for Momma’s continued recovery

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