Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sometimes ya just gotta get MIA on em...

So I'm finally fully recovered from my recent trip to Miami. I'm really falling more and more in love with South Beach each time I go. You wouldn't believe the amount of fuckery that went down - then again maybe you would, lol.

Being that this particular weekend was the DC Takeover, I got a chance to see many good friends from home as well as meet many new people, so each and every night was it's own experience.

The clubs were great, the liquor was cheap, the weed was abundant, the police were absent & the women were fun - pretty much all the essential elements necessary for a truly memorable experience!

Getting back to the women - gals in Miami (or most southern cities I've found) are SO nice, I really need to find me a southern girl, cuz I don't think many of these women up north are quite bred for a refined cat such as myself, lol. I could definitely see myself living in Miami or someplace nearby. Los Angeles would definitely work for the boy too! Even in such a busy city, people seem to maintain a pretty pleasant disposition there as well.

The weather on South Beach cooperated each and every day of our trip, there's nothing like a good coastal breeze to help relax. I hear they're having one of those tropical storms in the area this wknd, so we definitely had good timing. Still not sure just how I made thru the rest of the week here at home & work considering the brutal heat wave we've been enduring over the past month or so. But this morning (a full 5 days after my return) I finally felt refreshed and ready to take on the world once again - so look out all...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Early iPhone 4/iOS 4.0 Impressions...

I've had my new iPhone 4 for 2-3 weeks now, so I guess that's more than enough time to make a fair review of the device. Generally speaking, I'm impressed by the 4th generation of the iPhone & all that it features. For me, it offers the perfect blend of functionally and entertainment necessary to maintain it's top-dog status among all smartphones currently available to consumers. For years I was a very heavy iPod user, so after losing my 3rd iPod Touch, I got wise & chucked my Android G1 & consolidated my cellular & mp3 devices into one - it's been a glorious ride ever since.

Among of my favorite improvements to this iteration of the device & corresponding OS are the *front/rear mounted cameras allowing for video calling (& what I imagine will eventually include an introduction of
video Skype to Skype calling capabilities within current the Skype app) and the all important self portrait, *multitasking - no more starting over in an app each time you open another (plus an app mgmt dock for toggling between currently running apps), *application folders (another formerly missing feature which largely influenced my constant jailbreaks of my previous iPhones) and the *ability to edit iTunes playlist directly rom iPhone (no more waiting all day to get home to ur PC or Mac just to add/delete a songs from a desired playlist).

Below you'll find my quick list of pros & (
just for u BB enthusiasts) cons for the device.Pros:

-326 pixels per inch Ultra High Resolution Touchscreen Display (Games and apps look
even more amazing, the sharp, rich/bright display of photos & graphics is currently unmatched.)

-improved better battery life (as promised by Apple -

-Thinner Design (some ppl say its slightly heavier, but I find it comparable to the weight of my 32gb 3GS if not lighter)

-Bright Flash for photos/steady light for video recording

-5 megapixel camera/720p HD video recording

-Fully customizable split home/lockscreen wallpapers

-SMS/MMS now display character count, so no more guessing whether ur msg will fit into one sms (*note - feature must be enabled in message app settings).

-Group messaging between all iPhone users running the current OS.

-Mail app now groups back & fourth emails from the same senders into thread groups

-1st off, it's still currently exclusive to AT&T, so any add'l greatness of the iPhone is definitely handicapped in that regard (you Verizon hold-outs still have a lil wait in-front of you before iPhone 4 becomes a reality - 2011 at best)

-The Locksreen
still features minimal customization options - or better yet, none at all. It would really be useful to have updated information (mail, calendar, weather, reminders, etc) displayed on the lockscreen for viewing at a glance. This is where other cell phone OS such as Android have managed to one-up Apple in the game and another reason that I continue to jailbreak my iPhone, they clearly blew it there.

-Lastly Apple used some new stronger more scratch-resistant glass on the front & rear of the phone to house the inner-workings & main display. The only draw-back here it that this new glass doesn't seem to resist smudges & fingerprints nearly as well as it's predecessor, the 3GS. An easy fix would be a screen protector (however touchscreen phone users of any sort should be well accustomed to by now).

As with anything else, there's always room for improvement, so jailbreaking is still necessary if you want to 'fully' maximize the features of your iPhone, but I can honestly say that Apple has done alot this go-round to bridge the jailbroken vs non-jailbroken iPhone gap. Two thumbs up...

Cleveland loses, again...

So The King has finally landed in his new city & the press/fan fallout has been amazing! The anger & spite-laced letter from Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, priceless. Not to mention Lebron's 'exclusive' hour-long special where he announced his decision (so over the top - perhaps he IS royalty, lol). All & all, here's my take:

No one (Lebron, sports media, Dan Gilbert, or the Cleveland fans) really handled this situation in a very professional manner. Lebron & the media enjoyed a 3-month courtship in which they both worked hand & hand to sensationalize this entire free agency process - spare us the pointless drama, choose a team, have a 15-minute press conference & then business can proceed as normal. most celebrities & star athletes crave the attention their fanfare brings, so Lebron certainly didn't prove himself to be any exception to the rule.

As fas far as the owner,
please... teams ship guys out of town with no warning all the time, but when the players make the decision to leave it's ALWAYS a different story. This is nothing new in the NBA, which is why I don't really understand his open letter to fans which was full of salt, poorly crafted & un-called for. I mean to me, it was really written in bad taste. Now as a free agent looking for a new home: would that make you want to play in Cleveland? Finally, there is his claim (guarantee rather) that the Cavs will win a championship before Lebron will down in Miami - yeah, that's a bet I'd love make with Mr. Gilbert. The city of Cleveland hasn't celebrated a single champion in one of the major sports in 46 years (the longest such drought for major cities with a team), so yeah - good luck with that, lls.

These Cleveland Cav fanatics who've been out burning old Lebron James jerseys, t-shirts and other related paraphernalia are simply nuts! I recognize just as well as most how sport has grown to mean everything in this country & the whole sport as a microcosm of society spiel - but really, no athlete directly puts money into my pocket so you'll never see me launch any full-scale attack campaigns because my favorite player just decided to up & bounce. With all the social & economic issues this country is having right now, &
THAT's the type of thing that brings you out to the streets in protest??? What does that say about you?

So best of luck to the Cavs & the same to King James - I'll see you all at the game where Lebron returns to Cleveland next season, I've just got to witness the fuckery 1st-hand...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Interesting Reaction (to say the least)...

So the 1st green text message you see here to your left is from last night. Now you tell me, what on earth would warrant such a response? Keep in mind, there was no prior dialogue or bad blood of any nature that preceded my initial text.

For those of you who might not be that familiar with SMS shorthand, "w/e" signifies "whatever." I'm not sure who pissed in her cereal, but apparently I'm the 1 who earned the distinct pleasure of feeling her wrath, lol. Perhaps some people are just confrontational for no reason at all. I never got a reply to the 2nd green text message, but just in case I didn't feel the salt in her lone reply last night, she went the extra mile & de-friended me on Facebook, lol - wow, really tho?

As you might imagine, I won't be extending the olive branch anytime soon in regard to this silly knee-jerk reaction, but damn, I'd be a liar if said I didn't wonder what brought this on. Ah well.. what can you do, right? Just a lil suggestion for any of you who might decide to 1 day take some bold stance against someone, requiring such antics - make sure the person understands why you ain't fukkin wit em no more. Otherwise you're the one that actually comes off lookin crazy. I'm just sayin'...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Kissing Game...

Remember those days back when a kiss was more than just a kiss? I'm talkin bout them days when u weren't even fuckin yet. Back in the day when you kissed somebody - it was quite the dramatic event, so that was ur boo (lol). Field trips, the back of the classroom, the school bus, the cafeteria... all of these places provide very fond (yet innocent) memories for the kid.

Things have definitely changed since those times. I guess nowadays we do everything in our power NOT to kiss someone (even during sex). Admittedly, alot of that certainly has to do with the fact that we handle our inter-personal relationships in a far more casual manner (often times reserving those sweet kisses for that someone special) than at any other time, yet & still - it's a shame, but at least we still seem to consider one thing sacred I figure.

It's rather easy to have your sexual needs fulfilled outside of a relationship, but taking care of those emotional needs is another story altogether. I guess that's what I miss most about my last meaningful relationship - that instant gratification that came from just knowing someone really cared & looked out for you. In the meantime, guess I'll continue to maintain the all important status-quo & keep puttin it down for the people, lol...

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

So Ed Reed says he wants a new contract…

This muthafukka can’t be serious. This is the same dude who missed 4 games in December last season before recovering ‘just in time’ for the playoffs. Not to mention he has 3 yrs (each of which is worth over $6 million) left on his 6-year contract extension from 2007 in addition to a $15 million signing bonus that same year. “I appreciate the opportunity that the Ravens have given me. I’m not about to ask them for anything if I’m not going to be playing. My focus is to get myself back. I’m coming back for at least for one more year.” – Stop playin with me Ed, you comin back for ‘at least’ one more year but you want another extension beyond the 3 remaining years on your current extension? He also mentioned recently that he’s only 35 percent after having hip surgery, so wtf??? Not sayin he’s on bitch-mode like Haynesworth in Washington, but damn - come to the bargaining table with a lil’ more leverage than THAT before you start askin for new contracts & shit… End rant.


Still not a clue as to where I wanna go with this blog. I don't know if I wanna focus on sports, entertainment, music or the 'ultimate excitement' that encompasses me, lol... So I guess you can look for me to wing it for the time being.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just kickin' things off...

In my never-ending quest for self-understanding & development I decided it's high time I start a blog in an attempt to capture some of my most in-depth thoughts (and probably my most random as well, lls). So standby, I'll begin to add additional content as I become more familiar with the site. In the meantime, I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.Winston Churchill