Thursday, January 04, 2007

Just a quick update. Yesterday when I left work, I saw the homeless man that I have allegedly been "stalking". I guess he went to another area of DC, did a bit of exploring, and then decided to come back to what he knew. Not only was he out there asking for money again, but he was having a conversation with an attractive woman who apparently knew him. Good times indeed. I didn't have any cash to spare at the time, but I will do just that today. I still want to talk to him at length, but it was suggested that I just leave the man alone, unless I'm prepared to help him. But the way I sees it(yes, sees), perhaps interviewing him, writing about him, and then showing him the final product could lift him up. Or better yet, perhaps someone else would read his story, and be able to help him to find a more advantegous situation. You just never know how these things will go.

It is amazing to me how different my son's mother and I are, even 10 years later. She's 6 years my junior, so maybe its a maturity issue, but I really think the larger issue is that we were raised differently. She has a small minded mentality, while I attempt to see the bigger picture. Differences make the world go 'round and all that jazz, but when you're attempting to raise a son, it just leads to headaches and frustration. Plus, right now, she has custody, which means she values her husband's opinion more than mine. I just have to grin and bear it for now, but at times it can be trying. I also hate the right now, I cannot write about this in a free flowing and honest nature, per my legal counsel. I feel stifled man.

The blog is the first thing I do when get to the computer. Even before I check email(personal and work), and sit down and write so that I hurry up and get all my thoughts and feelings out in the open before I "lose" them. So yesterday, I blogged, and then I checked my email, the my phone messages, and i noticed something. Three people I used to talk to at some point last year, had contacted me. One wanted to say hello, wish me a happy new year, and explain some things that we had left hanging. The second one wanted to bitch and moan a bit about me ignoring her when I saw her, she wanted to know that she missed talking to me, and that I needn't be so cold to her. And the last one, just wanted to say hi and she wanted me to edit a document for her. Three different people, three different "agendas" if you will, and three different "tests"...(and yes i'm abusing the quotations..if I was talking I'd use air quotes). Since I was fasting yesterday, I wondered if this happened for a reason, and then I wondered if I was simply trying to make a lot of it because I was fasting looking for justification. And then I stopped thinking. I emailed or talked to each one of the calls, and all of them were pleasant. I have no clue what my point is right now.

I recently bought Nas' new CD, and it was actually pretty good. I made the mistake most fans did, of expecting him to drop another Illmatic, but that simply is not realistic. That's like asking Michael Jackson to make a Thriller everytime, and that isn't fair either. That being said, the Nas is pretty solid, and I haven't stopped playing it since I bought, which is more than I can say for Jay-Z's CD. Anyway, here is my favorite song off the Cd, entitled Still Dreaming. It features Nas, Kanye West and some new singer named Chrisette Michelle.

By the way, I work with this woman that looks JUST like Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins..and I mean JUST like. Creepy, creepy stuff.

3 comments:

hadassah444 said...

This is a good entry today...

Who told you should leave mr. homeless alone unless your ready to help him? IMO help doesnt necessary come in $$ sometimes just conversation can "help". I'm really looking forward to your discussion with him. Do things different for a change....

theres no need to expound on your baby momma drama, the little that you write is enough to give us a picture of whats happening...

and you better be watching your diet!!!

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

I think talking to the homeless dude would be great. Well you said interview which means you don't want to talk you want to listen. Anyway, he may want to talk after the initial contact and well...we all know how you are about talking.

I think it would be great if you did because people act like homeless people are invisble everyday. I think it would make his day to just be acknowledeged as a human being.

Jo said...

Yeah that is creepy. Maybe they're related. Have you asked? LOL!

And you had me OFLOL when you wrote,"I have no clue what my point is right now." I couldn't figure out what it was either . . .other than the fact that you were fasting so you must be delirious!

Oh yeah . . .so are you going to post blogs about our homeless guy now or are you going to sell the story to the post and become the next expert on homelessness?