Watch Your Mouth

The prettiest smiles hide the deepest secrets. The prettiest eyes have cried the most tears and the kindest hearts have felt the most pain.

Every day we walk past others making spot judgements about their lives. We make internal comments about what they should or should not have, and how they ought to feel based on what we perceive as their reality. The truth of the matter is, we do not have any idea about their lives, and our attempts to file them in our mental matrix often do them a grave injustice.

A wise man once said, “Opinions are like assholes…everyone has one and most of them stink.” I say that if you are hard pressed to share that stinking opinion, please keep in mind that you might offend the person you are talking to. Your generalized opinion about society might actually touch a nerve, and could hurt the person you are talking with more than you know.

I try to be kind, and do not’ say much about the problems of others. This is because I have my own host of issues, and hate it when others are insensitive and say stuff that hurts me. All I am saying is that others should do the same.

 

 

All About My New Job

On March 7, 2016, I started a new job working for the federal Government as a Defense Contract Administrator. This job is both mentally challenging and educational. While I am prohibited from discussing the details of what I do for Uncle Sam, I can say that it involves purchasing parts, pieces, and services to support the war fighter. My family has a history of military service, and it brings me pleasure to do my part in protecting the country.

So far I have had one temporary duty assignment, and been placed in a two-year training program that is training me to perform procurements at all levels. The big focus form my supervisor was that I am to remain fiscally responsible. I am not allowed to purchase overly expensive items, and the quickest way to lose my job is to accept gratuities for preferential treatment of a contractor. I have been trained to spot fraud, and generally protect the government’s money (I.E. your tax dollars) with my life.

Even though the job sounds complicated and full of pit falls with alligators ready to bite your ass off, it is a lot of fun. I work with a group of amazing people; I enjoy my job, and most of all I get the feeling that I am providing a valuable service. It is not my ultimate career goal, but for now, this job is just good enough to keep me happy and relatively financially comfortable.

 

 

Trump The Chump

His net worth, according to the latest figures from Forbes.com, is 4.5 Billion dollars. He is arguably the GOP’s most successful, strong, and charismatic candidate; and yet I can’t stand him. It’s not because I belong to some other party as I have no affiliation. I just don’t think Trump is up to the job.

 

Do I think that his business acumen would help the country? Yes. The Trump Organization earned nearly $605 million in revenue last year, and managed to clear somewhere between $275 and $325 million in profit. He has had successful TV shows (I.E. the Celebrity Apprentice,) shown skill at property development with Trump Tower, and been a master of the deal with careful investments. But is hea ready to be CEO of the United States? Absolutely not.

 

The problem with the Donald is that he’s a pompous arrogant jackass. Granted that he has earned the title over the years, but when it comes down to running a country, you’ve got to have diplomacy. You’ve got to be willing to swallow the failures of others who work for you, acceptant of those who think differently, and put a cap on what is becoming a bad case of logorrhea.

 

His mouth needs a serious filter. If he wins the presidency, we’ll have world leaders known for such gems as:

 

  • Part of the beauty of me is that I am very rich.
  • A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.
  • Laziness is a trait in blacks.
  • Free trade is terrible. Free trade can be wonderful if you have smart people. But we have stupid people.

(Read: 50 Donald Trump Quotes That Are So Dumb They’ll Make Your Brain Hurt.)

 

I really don’t think this person deserves to be in charge of my country. Granted, if he wins, I will respect the office. Any man or woman who has the cohunes to make the tough decisions has my admiration and respect. But as a person, as someone who is a private citizen and who cares about his country I cannot and will not vote for or endorse this man as the next leader of the United States.

Mac Minded

Over the past few days, I have engaged on a technical learning experience. I have decided to take the plunge from the world of PC to Mac. The journey, thus far, has been aggravating at times, but I feel that with a total emersion experience, at least at home, I will be able to become proficient.

Macs are not new to me. In fact, my first computer was of the Apple persuasion. Macs have come a long way since then, but the layout has not changed overly much since the days of my usage in 1996. Oh yes, it is true that there are more visual elements, and the invention of the Spotlight feature has made my life easier, but in general, I am able to fall back on my knowledge of the Mac’s architecture to accomplish the vast majority of the things I do with a computer on a daily basis.

Don’t get me wrong, there are days when I would love to throw this computer out of a window, but I know that this is only a temporary irritation. Never the less, that evil gleam in my eye, is there for a reason, and will likely be there until I learn this confounded contraption.

Looking For Love

Many songs say “love takes time,” I’ve been waiting for a very long time, and have yet to find that person who can fill the emptiness in my heart. I’ve been blessed with the best group of friends in the world, and I know that no matter what…they will be there for me through the fire and rain. This does not diminish the fact that I am very lonely and need to find that special someone who can make me feel complete.
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Happy Birthday to Me

I have just hit one of the milestones in the age category. I am now 30 years old. I can no longer think of myself as a young adult, or even as an up and coming professional. I am here. I am at the age where responsibility drops on your shoulders like a ton of brick and the most important things are bills, food, and football. Damn, that sounds depressing.

Well guess what, I might be 30, but I’m 30 years young. I will still be the same fun loving fools I’ve always been. I will continue to step lively, be a smart ass, and generally do all the things that adult’s think they cannot do because they are “old.”

I will go to the club and be among the grown and sexy. If I’m having a get together, don’t even think of showing up in baggy jeans, Air Jordan’s, platinum chains, a bandana, and a 3x white t-shirt. If you can’t find a nice outfit worthy of going out to the jazz club, or can’t rap your head around business casual—stay your ass home! And while I’m on the subject of asses, if you are a male, I don’t’ want to see it. Ladies, you are more than welcome, but please keep your ho-ish friends away. I’m not trying to have my nice neighborhood turn into the Jersey Shore with the Real Housewives of Atlanta making a guest appearance.

On the subject of music, unless it’s neo-soul, rare groove, or old school—you won’t hear it here. If you are Looking for today’s rap, what passes for hip-hop, or the electronic sounds of somebody’s meth induced musical madness, go to that white kid’s party near the university. I’m serving up Chris Brown, Beyoncé, Whitney, Boys to Men, and John Legend. Here’s a test, if you had to ask yourself who “Whitney” is, you don’t’ need to be at the party.

That’s right. I’m going to embrace 30 and make it my own. I’m going to be a Maverick in life just as I was in my 20’s. Stay in your own lane if you can’t handle it. As for me, I’m about to two step over to the stereo and crank up my music.