i get ticked off when i hear people talk about how athletes are thugs, trouble makers, spoiled, etc. while the stories about the bad boys make headlines. a story like myron rolle's goes unnoticed. take a second to read about this kid. he's a star on a top 25 team and he's graduated in 2 years. and he just earned a rhodes scholarship!!!!!
black friday is almost here. how many of y'all will be running to the stores to get the best "deals"?
when they say something is "50% off"...i always ask..."it's 50 percent off of what?" To me, that sounds like the item was over priced and they lowered the price just to suck you in.
four words that a guy never wants to hear..." my period is late."
four words that a woman never wants to hear..." i slept with her."
i think tupac's downward spiral came after he took that role in the movie juice. i think he was hellbent on trying to prove that he was somebody who he wasn't
amy winehouse is back in the hospital. her spokesperson says that it may be due to an allergic reaction. yeah...riiiiiiiiiiite!
i read an article from some dude who suggested that obama should skip the inauguration festivities and get to work. huh? no party? are you kiddin me??? we have a black president!! we gon party!!!! beleeee dat!!! we don't know if and when it'll happen again. i plan to party like it's 1999
ten years from now...we'll wonder why we let t pain have a voice in music.
i'm impressed with how obama is handling his business right now
these next few weeks of college football will be interesting. they need a playoff system. there will be 2 or 3 teams that will be left out this year and that's sad.
shame on the philadelphia eagles for benching donovan mcnabb after 2 quarters in the game last sunday. i've always said that they've never appreaciated his talents. it's time for him to move on to another team.
taraji henson...taraji henson...taraji henson
3 things that all men want from women...good food, good conversation, good sex (maybe not in that order but y'all feel me)
3 things that all women want from men...umm....well...they want more than 3!!! lmao!!!!
i think if you're a single male or female and you're over 30 and you can't cook...that's a problem!
gas is at $1.69...i can't believe it
why did george bush pardon john forte???
maybe bush should pardon himself b/c there were a ton of crimes committed over these last 8 yrs.
jada pinkett...jada pinkett...jada pinkett
why do people kiss dogs in their mouths? if that ain't slack...then you tell me what slack is!
do you have that family member that you see during holidays that fall under the 10 minute rule? that means that you can only deal with em for 10 mins and then you're ready for them to leave.
ask a white co-worker if they've ever had a black person over for dinner. wait for their response.
the more that i listen to them talk about the bailout...i'm convinced that they don' t know what the hell they're doing!
there was a fight at the hip hop dirty awards. who cares?
will somebody please tell me who shawty lo is? i live in atlanta i still dunno who he is. lmao. is he down with the "lil's or the young's"
these rappers are too old to be called lil or young. wayne ain't lil. jeezy damn sure aint young
maybe i'm just too old for these greenhorns. gimme some nas, jigga, or rakim and i'm good. you can keep the microwaveble stars.
kenya moore...kenya moore...kenya moore
thanks to all my followers on twitter (name12kyle) and the new/old friends on facebook. join the party
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
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.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Enjoy the mixtape!!!
Are You That Somebody?
Can You Stand the Rain (Live on Aresnio Hall Show)
To my football headz, how did your teams do? As for me, my Atlanta Falcons stomped the Carolina Panthers yesterday! And my alma mater, South Carolina State University, destroyed NC A&T 55-0! (sorry Stew, Eb, and Smarty Jones). We have moved on to the playoffs where we'll play in the playoffs!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
"Y'all act like crack is so BAD!!!" - Tyrone Biggums (Chappelle's Show)
This post ain't about crack. I've never seen crack in real life anyway. LOL
This post is about foods that are like crack. You know...those foods that sometimes "be callin'" you like what crack did for Pookie in New Jack City
I know I'm not the only one who has these crack attacks from time to time.
We all have food addictions. Here are mine.
1. McDonald's French Fries
I have these at LEAST once a week! i gotta have it. Just can't drive by the golden arches and not get some fries. Are they healthy? No...but neither is crack.
2. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
This addiction isn't as frequent. I'm not big on sweets. I can hold off these for at least a month. However, these are my favorites. I'm convinced that they put crack in these things. To hell with Dunkin Doughnuts! Gimme Krispy Kreme. If you've never had one...you're missing out. LOL
3. Fried Chicken
Stereotypical? A black man who loves chicken? LOL. I don't care what people say. I'ma get me some chicken at least once a week. I gotta have that yardbird. I prefer it fried but I'll eat it baked...broiled...smothered...etc! It doesn't matter. Is it healthy? I dunno. That's why I workout! LOL
What about you? I know that I can't be the only one who has an addiciton to a particular food.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
the ole burfday is right around the corner. i'm wondering if i should have a party? if i do...are you coming?
do you get a lot of "FWD" emails? i do. i don't read any of em.
my aunt ruth sends me a ton of em. i never read em. just delete. i love my aunt to death but damn...can i get a regular email.
i think i'm gonna need an MRI on my pinky
if somebody has body odor...how is it that we can smell them before they can smell themselves???
do you have a lotta ringtones on your phone? i don't have any. i keep the phone vibrate.
they told barack obama that he'd have to get rid of his blackberry. I know he don't wanna do it. i can't blame him
let hilary clinton be the secretary of state. i'm cool with that. just make sure that somebody keeps an eye on bill clinton. we know that he likes em young and ugly.
i didn't know that wanda sykes was gay. it doesn't matter to me. i think she's funny
i'm all for gay marriage. let gays and lesbians enjoy the misery of marriage like the rest of us! lmao!!!!! juss kiddn. let em do what they wanna do. who cares?
esther baxter...esther baxter...esther baxter
jeezy said "he put on for his city". what the hell did he put on?
according to news reports, damon dash is damn near broke. wonder if he'll ask jay z for a "bail out loan"?
speaking of bailout...don't tell me that we're gonna bail out this company and they still plan to pay executive huge bonuses at the end of the year! that's bs
maybe i should cop this...you know...just for summer driving. if i did drive this, i'd be too scared that some idiot would hit me. and besides...where would i put brandon's car seat?
why is andre 3000 slept on?
prince is better than mike jax.
sanaa lathan...sanaa lathan...sanaa lathan
i heard some white people talking about how nice the obama girls hair is. why are they so fascinated with how our black women's hair?
speaking of hair...that damn gray hair is back! he's sitting in the middle of my mustache. argggggh!
i'm not looking forward to christmas shopping. i don't know why it takes somebody 3-4 hrs to shop. that's wayyyyy to long. gimme an hr and i'm str8!
why do people get up maaad early on black friday to shop? some of these people can make it to the store by 4am but can't make it to work on time!
i'm a cool dude. period.
nuff respect to my fellow bloggers (rich, pcd, jewells, dreamy, pro) and others who have decided to take a break from blogging for a while.
i'm gonna do the same. i quit. i'm not doing another blog...
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
"I only seem to attract two types of chicks...
1) hoodrats who have a few kids and now she's looking for a father to help raise the youngins.
2) cougars who have kids almost my age...these are older women who are looking to get their groove back.
Why can't I meet a chick who's on more like my type?"
This statement was made to me a few days ago by a homeboy of mine. I'll be honest...I laughed when he said it. It was sooo funny.
He went on to explain his theory about how sometimes the people that are attracted to us are totally opposite from what we want.
Some of what he said made sense. It's kinda hard to relate to it b/c I'm married. But before I was married...in my day...I never had that kinda problem. The females that I met were my type. I can't really think of any crazy stories.
Here's my question to you...what kind of people are attracted or magnetically gravitate to you. Young... old? Tall... short? Slim...big? Rich...poor?
Monday, November 17, 2008
Enjoy the mixtape!!!
What About Your Friends?
Jay-Z Ft. Beanie Sigel & Amil
Do It Again (Throw yo hands up)
Blackstar (Mos Def & Talib Kweli)
I Get Around
Sky's the Limit
To my football headz...how did your teams do this weekend? My Falcons lost. However, my SC State Bulldogs won our conference and a bid to the playoffs after defeating Morgan State 32-0.
And last but not least...my 6yr old son, Kameron, and his team won the city championship for the 6 and under league. They defeated the team from Ben Hill. The final score was 18-0!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
TEN PRESIDENTIAL TRAITS EVERY MAN SHOULD HAVE
I read this in this month's Men's Health magazine. It made me think.
Time for us black men to step our game up. With Obama leading the way, it's time for us to make changes in our lives that will make us better husbands, boyfriends, fathers, brothers, uncles, and friends. As men, we can no longer use some of the lame ass excuses that we have used for so long.
Change starts from within. You can talk about change. You can talk all that you want. Don't talk...do it.
Not only should we as black men step up individually...but we should pull up the "sorry bruthas" as we climb up the ladder. If you can't be inspired by an educated, dedicated family man who doesn't have several kids outside of his marriage...then you don't have a pulse. Is he perfect? Nope. None of us are. But it's really time for black men to step up.
Keep in mind that with every press conference...every public appearance...every day the world will get to see Obama's swagger. His swag, in so many ways, is much like ours. The world will view him and us in a different light. Does this mean that it will end racism? Hell no. There are a ton of people who don't want him in the Oval Office but they have to deal with it. But how he's viewed by the world and by us black men will be on display.
That said...it's time for us to do our part. This post isn't to bash the fellas...even tho the ladies say that I don't get on the fellas enough. LOL. This is just a call for us to look in the mirror. Don't talk about it. Do it. Find a way. Every black man has a purpose. Personally, if I ever lost sight of that I would look at my 3 sons and they would remind me of what I need to do. Be better.
Even more...be presidential!!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
65,411,143...that number represents amount of votes that Barack Obama received. It is the most ever received by any presidential candidate. Did you know that? Now you do!
The leader of the free world is a black man! I don't think we can begin to understand how huge that is and the message that it sends to the rest of the world
Big ^ to the Univ of Texas for kicking a player off its football team after he posted a racist remark on his Facebook page shortly after Obama won the election. The post called for folks to get their "choice of weapons ready b/c there was a nigger in the White House." He has since issued an apology and he said that he wasn't racist. Yeah...rite.
Real Housewives of Atlanta? Never seen the show. I keep hearing about it, tho. Um...I'll pass.
Contrary to popular belief...I do put my Blackberry down. Sometimes.
I don't do office Christmas parties. There's always gonna be some people who get drunk and act a fool at the party. They will be the talk of the office gossip.
It's tough when your birthday is 2 weeks before Christmas. It's even tougher now b/c my youngest son, Brandon, will turn 2 the day after my birthday. That means that I won't get a party. *sigh* LOL
Memo to Souljah Boy...save the money that you make right now. Your "talent" won't carry you beyond next year.
Word on the street is that SuperHead is pregnant from Bow Wow! Nooooo! Say it aint so! Who in their right mind would have unprotected sex with that freak? Talk about playin with your life!
We learn more from childbirth to the age of 6 than we do for the rest of our lives. So...does this mean that we're grown dummies?
Who's hotter...Amerie or Ciara?
The Falcons are 6-3! I would have never though that the season would be like this
I could ask 5 people this question..."What is love"? I'll bet you that I'd get 15 different answers
One thing that i learned from yesterday's post...women are competitive. Period!
Regina King...Regina King...Regina King
Gas is under $2. I guess I should be happy. For some reason...I feel like I got pimped this summer.
7 out of 10 Americans have a favorable opinion of Barack Obama
1 out of 5 Americans have a favorable opinion of Dubya and his administration.
I love going to meetings or seminars and spotting that ONE dude who is falling asleep and struggles to stay awake. Watching that cracks me up.
Is Vitamin Water real water? I've never tasted it before.
How much time do you spend exercising each day?
It's getting too cold to play golf. Damn
Sometimes you gotta tell your man/woman..."I know that you heard me...but were you listening????"
The other day, I met an 83 yr old man who's been married for 54 yrs. I wonder if Mrs12 will put up with me for that long? LMAO!!!!
Has anybody seen Jay Z or Beyonce with wedding rings/bands on? Just curious.
I think I'm going to the doctor to get my pinky checked out.
Wonder if I can I have DirecTV remove BET from my package?
Kenya Moore...Kenya Moore...Kenya Moore
Ever been on a flight and the person next to you refused to shut the hell up?
I'm tryna get to DC for the festivities. I need a place to stay. If you're in the DMV...hollatchaboi. All I need is yo couch and I'm good.
I hope Janet ain't pregnant by that lil dude...whats his name
Don't be mad at me because your candidate lost. You betta do what I did 4 years ago...get over it!
Wonder if John McCain feels bad about losing to "that one"
Did Palin give those clothes back yet?
The Atlanta Hawks are 6-0!!! We can't be stopped! LOL
Anybody know when the Boondocks will be back on tv????
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Playa Hater or hater (for short)
Why do women hate on each other?
That was the question that was thrown out by my girl, B, on Twitter today. Very good question.
I'm not saying that guys don't hate on each other...they do...just not like the way that women do. For example, I could be sitting in a room with woman #1. If woman #2 walks into the same room, you can see it all unfold. Woman #1 will "eye scan" woman #2 and she may even frown or turn up her nose.
We all make our own conclusions about a person within the first 11 seconds that we meet them. We are able to conceive notions about a person's...level of education, style, personality, wealth, ethic, etc. That said...SOME women hate other women immediately. I call it...hate at first sight. Why?
Growing up, I always had a great deal of female friends. And I still do...to this day. They would always tell me that "it's hard to be friends with a lotta females and it's easier to have male friends." Why?
They used to always tell me that they'd "never tell their most intimate stuff about their man because they feared that the female would stab them in the back and try to get at their man." Wow! Is that true? Do you have a friend who you DON'T trust around your man?
Don't get it twisted...I'm not sayin that dudes don't hate on each other...b/c we do. It's just not the same.
So, I throw these questions out to the females (and the fellaz) of the 12th Planet. I need to get your thoughts. Have you done any of these things? Are you a hater? If so, we won't bash you. LoL.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Peep these 1 hit wonders. I wonder what gas station are they working at now? lol. Enjoy the mixtape!
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz
Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)
I Got 5 Five On It
Flava in ya Ear Remix
BG ft Cash Money Millionaires
To my football heads...how did you fare this weekend? My Atlanta Falcons won another game (surprise) and my South Carolina State Bulldogs are on their way to winning the conference championship.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I had intened to do this post yesterday but I really couldn't put my feelings into words...
President Obama! Damn...that sho sounds good!
I told y'all that he'd win big...but I didn't think it'd be THAT big.
John McCain was sincere in his concession to Obama. I was impressed. Dude really looked like he had been crying. I would give you a high five McCain but since you can't...gimme a low five
McCain barely hugged pale-lynn. The tension was visible.
Get ready for pale-lynn 2012! lmao!!
With Obama in office...I wonder if they will try to remove affirmative action?
Wonder what Joe the Plumber gonna do now?
It felt good to see my people come out in record numbers to the polls.
Obama lost in Georgia despite the huge turnout. Wanna know why? There are black folk in Atlanta, Augusta, and Savannah. That's it. Outside of that, this state is hickville! Always has been a red state
Big ^ to Ohio, VA, and NC
Funny to hear McCain's people blame pale-lynn for the loss. Don't blame her...blame McCain for picking her!
Maybe its just me...but I don't wanna see Barack do another speech outside in public like that. I'm not saying that anything is gonna happen b/c I believe that he will be safe. But I don't trust these weirdos.
My oldest son, Deion, reminded me that he and his brother Kameron are the same ages of Obama's daughters
Michelle Obama...Michelle Obama...Michelle Obama
It's safe to say that we've neva had a first lady that fine!
Who's down for the trip to DC for the inauguration?
pale-lynn thought that Africa was a country and not a continent! Are you kiddin me?? And she wanted to be vice president? Isn't that something that you learn in the 5th grade? Everybody knows the differences between a country and a continent!
if pale-lynn were black...she wouldn't even be on the map!
Wonder if Barack is gonna hook Hilary up???
Bill Clinton...I'm disappointed in you. You did a lotta hating. You need to go back to doing what you've been doing...chasing hoes.
Tavis Smiley...I'm REALLY disappointed in you. You hated on Barack like Hilary was YOUR woman. I lost a great deal of respect for you. All of that stuff that you talked about 4 yrs ago about holding the Democratic party responsibe is just words to me now. This is a new day. Roll with Obama...or step the hell off the set. Period.
Call me a hater...but I wasn't fazed by Jesse Jackson's tears. Just last month he wanted to "cut Barack's balls off"
I don't envy Barack. This mess that he has to clean up is gonna take a while. We have to be patient.
Thick skin. I told y'all months ago that we'll need it. That's the only way that we'll be able to deal with these racists comments, jokes, and emails
I can't lie...when Obama talked about the 106 year old lady who voted...I shed a tear.
Y'all betta not tell nobody...b/c OG's aint 'sposed to cry. Hahahaha!!!
President Obama! Doesn't that sound good??
Have a great weekend
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I thought about it for a second. Then, I said...maybe he should go with "Hi Haters". LMAO!!!
Whut do you think?
Let;'s have some fun with this one.
btw...VOTE today as if your life depended on it!
Monday, November 3, 2008
ready to jam????
EPMD Feat. K-Solo & Redman
The Head Banger
Ol' Dirty Bastard
Souls Of Mischief
From 93 Till Infinity
Can't Knock the Hustle
Sunday, November 2, 2008
i found this quote and it helps explain how i feel about you. i enjoy this journey that we're on. love is infinite.
Life is never perfect, and love is never what you want it to be. I don't know where we will end up, but I do know that we share a love. As we enter this new phase in our relationship, I feel a chance to begin again. Everyone knows how pearls are made, sand in an oysters mouth... Well our love has encountered and will continue to encounter "sand" and other trouble... But as we work the best we can, we can make our own pearls. Someday when we are old and gray, we both will stand hand in hand on a beach of pearls and watch the waves come in, and know that our love has conquered all that has attempted to shatter it, and together we will be victorious. - Jerry Grant Blakeney
Saturday, November 1, 2008
All of these stories happened last week. They are strange...but true.
Man sues Fla. strip club over dancer's flying shoe
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - An angry wife or girlfriend might not be the only thing to worry about when visiting a strip club. A man suing a Pompano Beach club claims a performer's shoe flew off during a pole dance, shattered the mirrored ceiling and caused glass and the shoe to hit him.
The lawsuit filed in Broward County by 35-year-old Charles Privette says the Booby Trap breached its duty when its employee failed to perform her routine in a reasonably safe manner. The suit seeks at least $15,000 in damages.
Privette's attorney says his client suffered a small cut to his eyebrow, headaches and nose bleeds because of the Jan. 14 pole dance. Booby Trap general manager George Gettinger acknowledges paramedics were called but said injuries were minor.
Police arrest Mich. man for car wash vacuum sex
THOMAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police say a Michigan man has been arrested after "receiving sexual favors from a vacuum" at a car wash.
The Saginaw News reports the 29-year-old Swan Creek Township man was arrested Thursday in Saginaw County's Thomas Township, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit.
Police Sgt. Gary Breidinger says a resident called to report suspicious activity at the car wash about 6:45 a.m. An officer approached on foot and caught the man in the act.
The suspect, whose name wasn't immediately released, is being held in the Saginaw County Jail.
Woman obliges after husband begs to be shot
CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Authorities said a woman who shot her husband in the knee won't face charges because he begged her to do it. The Arapahoe County Sheriff's office said a 35-year-old woman accused her husband of being drunk and becoming violent during an argument.
She took control of a handgun during the dispute and claimed her husband begged her to shoot him and told her to 'finish it' after she fired a shot.
The sheriff's office said the 34-year-old husband was uncooperative with deputies before he was taken into custody and hospitalized. He was now being held at the Arapahoe County jail after his wife accused him of forcing her into the bathroom and holding a gun to her head before the shooting.
He faces charges of felony menacing, third-degree assault and false imprisonment.