Sunday, March 29, 2009

What the $^%$^%&*(^*

I saw a teenage boy the other day with his pants almost down to his ankle. I could see how far his black and white flannel boxer goes and he actually had on a belt dangling around his pants that could have securely kept his pants around his waist. He was walking like a penguin because his sagging pants was restricting the movement of his feet. The following day I saw another one with half of his butt completely exposed, crack and cheek for all to see. My eyes are tired of all this visual abused from these type of images, from young men and dear I say it some fully grown men. What does this type of dressing really mean. Someone told me it's fashion. Another told me it's the Hip hop culture. Who ever started this fashion trend is an idiot and should have been thought of as such, and this "oh it's the hip hop culture," If this is the product of the hip hop culture then maybe we should work on remaking it or if this doesn't work we should get rid of it all together. What good can come from these young men wearing their pants like this?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Is the song on your Ipod worthy?

I was on the subway the other day and I notice that almost every other person was listening to their Ipod. I shared this with my co worker and she admitted that she listen to hers on the way to work also. We started to compare notes on what we were Listening to and how much songs we had on our Ipod. She had over two thousand songs and laugh at me when I stated that I had only two hundred and fifty five songs. Do I really want to have two thousand songs on my Ipod? I don't even know two thousand songs that I like. Choosing songs for my Ipod is and on going process I am always listening out to be reminded of songs that I call Ipod worthy. I choose songs for my Ipod the same way I choose my fruits, carefully. I have to love the song, I have to be able to listen to these songs over and over. After all these songs are being whispered and sometime blasting in my ears for hours in a day it's only natural that I carefully choose what's being transmitted.
They say that the songs you listen to tells a lot about a person. I am a big Bob Marley and Jill Scott fan. I have over Fifty Bob Marley songs and two of Jill Scott entire album and I listen to them daily. (I don't know what that tells about me.) My friend have a wide variety of music and stated she chooses what ever she gets her hands on. She stated that her Ipod is like an experiences for her it allow her to listen to music that she wouldn't normally listen to. How do you choose songs for your Ipod?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Social Networking

I love going on Youtube and other sites like it. I always go to them to find stuffs that makes me laugh out loud. I came across someone I knew doing some scandalous type of activities. I phone the individual about it and they were very surprised and embarrassed that I found it. To quote the response"I didn't think anyone I knew would actually see it." Unbelievable, I now realize that there is a large number of people who do use the Internet to live out all their secret fantasy. The problem is most people don't think that certain activities can come back to bite them in the butt. In certain sector of the job world employers do search the Internet as part of their back ground check on potential employees. They also monitor current employees to see if they are following proper standard outside of the office. Some job actually have you sign certain documentation about this issues upon hiring. It's very easy to monitor people activity on the Internet. We all have this urge to be heard and be seen which often time we forget about what we are actually sharing to the world. Let's use this thought when sharing stuff on line " Would I be embarrassed if someone I respect see this?"

Friday, March 20, 2009

Catching up

My computer is secretly trying to to take over my life. The modem on my computer went bust a couple of days ago and I was unable to use it for about four days. I can't believe that I actually miss using the computer. I'm not really a super user with the computer. I don't have that much commitment schedule on the computer (beside from my blog and the deleting of my junk email) that forces me to be on it everyday. Non the less I miss it. It's possible that I was annoyed at the fact that I didn't get to blog about A.I.G The PIG. I didn't get to express my outrage when this little piece of news came out.
A.I.G= A bunch of Incompetent Gorillas. This issues with AIG giving millions of dollars in bonuses to all their executives, some of whom who doesn't even work at the company anymore is OUTRAGEOUS. Why would a company that's technically in bankruptcy giving out this kind of bonuses. A company that had to rely on tax payers money in order to stay a float. They had the audacity to respond in defend by stated that they were under contractual obligation to pay out these bonuses. Isn't A.I.G a big part of our financial melt down? Didn't they lose all their money? Shouldn't all these contracts be voided? What maddest!!!!
I wish more people would take to the street with how appalled they are at this maddest. I wish more people believe that they can make a real different in society and that they have the power to shape the type of world they want to live in. They can actually make the powers that be, accountable for what they do. We can't leave certain things to our politician and our media outlet. We must start being more proactive. Until then we will continue to sit back, watch and listen to more maddest daily.

Monday, March 16, 2009

What is a Blog?

I started my blog a couple of days now and email some of my friends and family and told them to check it out. The common questions I'm being asked is what's a blog? I was surprise to hear this from most of my friends and family. I guess I took for granted that most people are on the up and up with all the web stuff with the twiiter, face book, my space chat and all the other stuff out there. I was a little surprised. I guess people in my part of the world who I call family and friends it's the opposite. How do you really describe what a blog is to people who,... let's say who only use the computers just for looking at their vacation pictures. And what's with the name "Blog" who invented this ?
Here is a little description that might help:

What is a Blog?
a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies) "postings on a blog are usually in chronological order" Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online dairies . A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (webpages (artlog), photographs, sketches, videos, music, audio, which are part of a wider network of social media. is another type of blogging, one which consists of blogs with very short posts. As of December 2007, blog search engine Technorati was tracking more than 112 million blogs.[1] With the advent of video blogging, the word blog has taken on an even looser meaning — that of any bit of media wherein the subject expresses his opinion or simply talks about something.

What's a blogger?
A person who keeps and updates a blog

Who Created Blogging?
It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Although its website is, the blogs it hosts are all subdomains of

Hope this help.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Women and Shoes

I had surgery on my feet and I went into a deep depression. Not because my foot was in a cast for two months and not because after the cast I had to go to physical therapy for another couple of months. My depression was from my great concern of not being able to wear my collection of shoes that I pride myself on accumulating. I had consulted with my doctor before the surgery about my concerns. I remembered him telling me my issues should be the least of my concern as the surgery is vital to my health. I remembered saying "Will I died if I don't have this surgery because I really don't want anything to affect me of not being able to wear my shoes" For women who are into shoes their shoes are one of there prize position. Of course we are not talking about the regular old practical everyday shoes. We are talking about the diva shoes, the stilettos, the four to five inch shoes. The OMG I must have these shoes, the oh my they are a wee bit too high but I look good in these shoes. Women will buy shoes like it's a piece of art. We will pretty much buy shoes in a auction type environment if they'll let us. If you tell a woman that she can't wear these type of shoes any more she will pretty much do almost anything to make it not so. A women will wear a six inch pair of shoes in a marathon to make it not so, she will probably stop eating chocolate for months to make it not so, She would even watch football with the guys over shopping to make it not so.
For all the girls who belong to the sisterhood of shoes club we will tell you that this is so. Now I don't know why women have this strong passion for shoes it's just so. Maybe this could be some science project for someone to analyze. All I know is that a great pair of shoes always brighten up a gal day.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Is 150 years in jail punishment enough for madoff?

Bernie Madoff is probably going to be one of the biggest ponzi scammer of the twenty first century. If one really stop and review what he actually did is some pretty masterful stuff. It's quiet extraordinary if you really stop and think about it. He was able to convince wealthy and some advantage folk to give him their money so he could carry out the best ponzi scheme ever. Of course what's being reporting is that all these people did not know this was some elaborate ponzi scheme which I happen to believe. Let's break down what he did: He would take your money with promises of great return on your money. He didn't actually invest the money he kept it. He used your money to fund his luxury life style. He then send you statements about your money on how well it's doing. Your money never losses, You always gained a profit. as high as 50 %. Now, it's being said that these people should have known at some point with these high return that something was up. I don't known anything about investing money that's why I pay people to invest my money for me so, I think this is a little unfair accusation. who would not be happy with this type of return, how am I suppose to know that the return is too high. Your making money, you feel great about this Madoff enterprise that making you rich or richer.You could even withdraw money from your earnings. Madoff could do this because he had so many people giving him money on a continuous basis there was always money rolling in. All he had to do was past the money around. when someone wanted a withdrawal., Just past the money around to make it appeared as if everyone is winning. ( take from one person and give to the next)
It was such a good scheme that even legitimate firms invested in his so call enterprise. It was the perfect win win situation. Who would have thought or even suspected that there might be something fishy going on.
The man even funded reputable organization. He donated money to various charities and community organization who depended on the funding. It was very hard to believe that this enterprise was carrying out some sophisticate ponzi scheme. he could have continue doing this for years. Oh,, he did do it for years, over 40 years. WOW. Now what the heck went wrong how did this little genius enterprise came tumbling down?

The economical crisis, People started losing their jobs and people retirement account started losing tremendous amounts of money. Everyone started getting panicky and actually wanted to touch and smell the money that was left. They wanted to tuck their money away like the old days, back under the bed. The biggest dilemma Madoff faced was that everyone wanted their money back all at the same time. Then, that's how it all came crumbling down. Everything exposed.
Now people who was retired lost all their money . Most of these senor citizen have to now go back to work. There was report that some was working at K mart walmart and so on. The legitimate firm who invested with Madoff one of the CEO committed suicide after he bankrupt his company. Most of the charities he funded had to closed.
Madoff is now facing 150 years in jail, he has to wear a bullet proof vest when he has to appear in court. His wife is trying to keep the pen house and some of the millions. The audacity of her, I think she should be brought up on charges just for even considering keeping any of the money.

So I end with this do you think 150 years in jail, punishment enough for Madoff?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Untreated Illnesses

A friend of mind told me that there are alot of people on his job who are suffering from untreated illnesses, then I thought about my job. Isn't it easy for most of us to make this case about most of our co-workers. I sure can. There have been some very colorful interesting co-workers on my job, current job and jobs I've had in the past . We all share our lives outside of our family with all different kind of people from our jobs, churches, school and other outlet. We spend many hours and intimate time with these people. I think most of them are colorful as I like to call them. Let run down all the memorable and colorful ones.

How about the co-worker who wear the combat boots with the Jesus t-shirt, blue jean, black blazer and the matching Jesus tie to go with the onsamble daily, No matter what the season.

How about the one who you always have to be mindful of when talking to them because they are super sensitive and you don't know what you might say to hurt their feeling.
How about the one who comes into work with the bright cherry face reeking of alcohol and everyone pretend not to see or smell it .

The incompetent manager who don't respond back to hello, good morning.

The girl who always wear her clothes two sizes too small. The girl who is always on a diet and constantly trying to convince everyone that the reason why she can't loss the weight is because she suffer from big bone syndrome. The gay guy who struggle with coming out the closet. The girl who all the guys whispers about that she easy and sleep around with anyone who will have her. The guy who everyone knows that it's only a matter of time before he 's call out for sexually harassment for his habit of creeping up behind you and smelling the back of your neck claiming he want to guess what perfume your wearing.

I like this phrase that my friend gave me. " Untreated Illnesses" I'll refer to most of these people as such. People who are walking around with untreated illnesses. What would you call them?