Tuesday, November 25, 2008

tuesday tag

The CurvyGirl tagged ya boi last week. I'm gonna step up to the plate. The goal is to list 7 random things about myself. Here it izzzzzzzz:

1. Winter Wonderland
I was born on December 9, 1972 in Newark, NJ. On that great day...we had nearly two feet of snow fall on the ground. Maybe the snow was a sign of my greatness! Anyway...having grown up in South Carolina...and spent the last 12 yrs in Atlanta...I've never seen more than 3 inches of snow on the ground.

2. The Name Game
Wanna know what my middle name is? Actually, I don't have a middle name according to my birth certificate and the Garden State. My middle name was never recorded on my birth certificate. I dunno why. After it was printed, my parents told the officials that I HAD a middle name and it should be on that document. They had given me a middle name, Deion, and were befuddled why it wasn't officially recorded. The records were never changed. But when I was enrolled in school, my mother made sure that my middle name was on every document. Ironically, I never really used the middle name on any official document once I got to college. I used the initial "D". I changed my mind once we had our first son. I gave him the name Deion...simply b/c it fit. And he DOES have a middle name.

His middle name is Kyle.

3. It's OUR birthday!

My birthday is December 9th

My youngest son, Brandon, celebrates his birthday on December 10th

My oldest son, Deion, was born on August 9th.

My middle son, Kameron, was born on August 8th

4. Food and Books
I always eat and read at the same time. I dunno why I do it but I've done it all my life. I've been reading a newspaper since I was 8yrs old. I will normally read a paper, magazine, or book with my meal.

5. S-P-E-L-L I-T
When I was in elementary school, I won the spelling bee in 5th and 6th grade. And I'll challenge any of y'all to a contest! LoL

Seriously, spelling words have always come easy to me. I've never really adapted to the "spelling rules". I just know when a word is spelled correctly.

6. Crew Thick
For those that know me...know that I'm all about my crew. I'm one of the few people who I know who are still best friends with the same dudes from elementary/middle school. I think it says a lot about us when you see how our friendships have withstood the test of time.

7. Competiton is None
I am extremely competitive! I don't wanna lose at anything. I don't believe in "letting" anybody win, either. That includes my wife and kids. I don't wanna lose at a game of Spades, video game, a board game, etc. I'm not sure where I got the competitive spirit from but I have it. I pushed me all my life. One of the reasons why I was successful at football and other sports was b/c of my competitive nature.



clnmike said...

Buying birthday present should be a snap, lol.

dessex said...

I think all men have some type of competitive drive in them. I hate losing. It's pretty bad too. Cuz I my niece I will never let my niece win at connect four. I am ruthless when it comes to winning.

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Brother!

That's real interesting how you and your sons birthdays fell..Imma have to give those numbers to my cousin...cause she will surely play them in the lottery!

If you are anything like my daddy...you read while you eat and while you release! LOL

Keith said...

So you're from Jersey Huh?? Who woulda thunk it-lololol..

I eat and read at the same time too..Small World.

You're a Sag, One son is a Sag and
two are Leos...You guys are very
compatible. You and your boys will always be right there with each other.

All men have a competitive streak,
I hate for my daughter to beat me
at checkers-lololol.

And I won a spelling bee in the 6th
grade..You'd never know it now..Can't spell a lick..If Mrs. Keith didn't edit my posts before they got published, there is no telling what my blogs would look like-lololol..

Question-since you and your sons are all astrologically compatible..
what sign is Mrs. Kyle? An Aries
right?? -lolol

B said...

Wow, the dates of you and your boys....that's amazing.

And since I'm competitive and an amazing speller, I most definitely would challenge you in a spelling bee. LOL!

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

December babies rock (December 28)!!!!!

Awww, you had a wonderful birthday gift...so I guess this means Wifey doesn't have to buy you a birthday gift ever (I think so)?

Eb the Celeb said...

if you play spades with me... and you aren't my partner... you are going to lose... period!

The Jaded NYer said...

@eb & kyle... we need to get a bloggers' spades tourney happening soon!! LOL

Mizrepresent said...

How about a dance off for 12kyle's birthday,lol...that would be fun! I can see you always having a crew 12k, you are just cool like that.

Now tell me all about you Sag's, cuz i'm dating one now, and believe it or not...it's my very first time.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i'm good at spelling too...i think when you read a lot, it comes easier to you

Kandi Black said...

i thought i was the only person that read while i ate...weirdo...lol

Cherish said...


Miss Mika said...

Big Bro,

That is absolutely crazy how you and your sons birthdays fell like that. I have something kinda similar to that (but not really):

My grandfather was 27 years old when my father was born and my father was born on the 27th of Feb. I was borth on the 27th of June and my father was 27 when I was born. Being that I am now 27 and my birthday is in less than 9 months, that pattern officially ends with me.

I too would be curious to know where Mrs. 12Kyle fits in all that birthday-wise.

I have always admired people that have kept and maintained childhood friendships. I think that says a lot about a persons character and loyalty.

Way to be a good sport bruh!

R. Fitzgerald said...

Very interesting list of seven, especially the b-days.

Spades -- Eb and Jaded don't want none. You either. LOL! I'm the Mayor of Boston. I've been running fools out of my city for years. My wife won't even play with me, because I'm irate when I lose. All her daddy let her play growing up was UNO when it came to cards.

BTW, i know i said i wasn't, but I couldn't resist posting.

ShellyShell said...

My daddy and nephews are Sags. Dad(Dec.9)(Dec.2 and 12th).

That's funny about the newspaper.My mom started me reading them at about 6. She's a Director at a hospital so when I was small she would make me read an article and write a summary and leave it on the kitchen table for her when she came in the door! If I didn't do it she would wake me up(no matter what time) and make me read and do one! LOL!

I won my spelling bee 5-8th grade. I love to spell. I WILL BEAT YOU IN A SPELLING BEE...LOL!

I'm ULTRA competitive! I guess that comes from soccer, bball and track! I don't like to lose at shyt! I will beat azz at board games UNO etc!

karrie b. said...

you put up ur berf certificate?? imma fightchu.


Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

You know somebody will be playing those numbers in the lottery :)

I agree that all men are competitive in some form.

R. Fitzgerald is the "Mayor of Boston" lol! You all are serious about your spades!!!

CurvyGurl said...

Hey Kyle! Thanks for letting us peek into your world :). I'm a good speller too, do you feel the need to correct misspellings like I do? LOL

12kyle said...

@ clnmike
the gifts aren't the problem...it's the birthday parties! lol

@ dessex
i feel you. i'm ruthless, too. if we're playing monopoly...i wanna see everybody broke! lol

@ keisha the kitten
if the numbers hit...make sure that i get my cut! lol

@ keith
lmao @ u!!! your wife edits your posts??? lol!!!

mrs12 is a pieces...i think???

@ B
you don't wanna see me in a contest! haaaaa

@ Beautifully.Conjured.Up
sheyyyyyyt!!! she had betta get me a gift!

12kyle said...

@ Eb the Celeb
you don't want nunna this in a game of spades. i haven't lost since ' 83

@ Jaded Santana
i'm wid it!

@ Miz
dance off??? i know i'd lose to you! lmao!!

sags are very unique. outgoing. driven. we love hard. handle with care!

@ pcd
i agree. reading helps you with word recognition. if you misspell a word once...you probably won't ever do it again.

@ kandi black
lmao! i guess we are weirdos!

@ cherish
you name the time and the place and i'll be more than happy to defend my title. lol

12kyle said...

@ mika
that is very interesting. too bad that the cylce will end with you (smile)

mrs12's bday is in march so she gets all of the attention on her day. i guess it's supposed to be that way, right?

i think we're always remained close b/c we know that the bond that we share is unlike any other that we'd ever find

@ rich
lmao @ "mayor of boston"!!!! you crazy, bruh!

c'mon man... you know that you're welcome over here anytime!!!

@ ShellyShell
i love what your mom did!!! you just gave me an idea!!!!

you want a piece of me in a spelling bee??? bring it on! lol

@ karrie b
that's not mine. it belongs to lebron james

@ kay c the quiet storm
i believe that rich means bidness when it comes to spades! lol

@ curvygirl
thanks for this tag! i really enjoyed it!