Monday, May 14, 2007

I am not at all an arrogant person, although I have been accused of it numerous times in my adult life. Most of the times, it is by women I used to be involved with, who are on their way out the door anyway. But other than that, rarely do people equate arrogance with Rashad(yes the third person is making an appearance). Today, I choose to be arrogant for a little bit, so please forgive me. I may or may not have mentioned that I met this woman about a month ago, who allegedly was a published writer. She mentioned that she wrote a for a local paper in Montgomery County, MD, and she has also written a couple books. I was intrigued when I heard this, so we exchanged information, mainly because she mentioned that she could assist me in getting published. I couldn't find anything on this woman's books online, but I was able to find her myspace page, and read her blogs on there. Immediately I was offended that she had the nerve to call herself a writer. She couldn't write at all, and she was misspelling words, using incorrect tenses, wRiTiNg lIkE tHiS(aka the unabomber style), and it just made me angry, since this was the same woman who told me it was arrogant of me to want to publish a book based on my blog. If you are a writer, you shouldn't want your name and face attached to anything that is sub par. I know on this blog I have my bouts of carelessness from time to time, but you can still navigate your way through that to find the gems. This woman had NO gems, and I could write circles around her after 5 glasses of Johnnie Walker black, during an nba game, while getting a lapdance. Again, it is worth repeating, no one says a blog has to be perfect, but if you are a writer, the bar is it or not.

I know this is very um-masculine of me, but man do I like watching the L word. I was able to catch up on some of the episodes I missed yesterday, and it is great show, and not just because there is frequent lesbian sex..Jennifer Beals is on here, as is an aging, but still sexy, Pam Grier. I won't bore you with the details of the show, but watch it if you have the chance..

I now realize that Monday is my off day for blogging. I don't know whether i'm a slow starter or what, but my Monday entries are generally my weakest. i make no apologies for that.

It's Too Late - Carole King
Thank you Nichole.


LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

That's exactly why I don't call myself a writer. I like to write and tell stories but I'm not a "writer".

Bashful said...

Rashad she reacted like that to your idea becuase she is a HAAATER! LOL! I think the idea is a great innovative concept. Make it do what it do!

Jo said...

You said: "I know on this blog I have my bouts of carelessness from time to time, but you can still navigate your way through that to find the gems."

Yes RM, you are arrogant . . .;o)