Friday, July 20, 2007

So I have taken two days off and I am well rested, and what do I come back to? One, as I am unlocking the door to my office with my ipod on, my intern comes up from behind and lightly pushes my shoulder, and I swear I almost turned around and punched him dead in the face. He proceeded to giggle like a little girl(I'm not using the b-word today), and I looked at him without smiling, and said not only was I not amused, but this was not the place to be playing around like that. But he told me to lighten up, and I just walked in calmly thinking this. Then, while I am trying to write this here blog, he shows me some stupid youtube clip for Tickle Me Elmo thinking I would laugh, and it was hopelessly unfunny, and I stopped him and said I needed to take care of something. Even now, as I type, he is telling that he missed my music, and all he had to play in my absence was his favorite JJ Holiday song. I suppose this is payback for being a bum as one person said in my comments yesterday. This is a cruel cruel trick to play, and before the summer is over, I will have to accidentally trip, stomp, and tie up this intern...outside the office of course.

A year ago today, I started this blog, not knowing what to expect at all. I knew that I had not been writing very much, and I had heard that a blog was the perfect venue to not only write, but to have people look and comment on the writings. I remember that I covered mundane topics when I first started, but as my life got more and more interesting so did the blogs. I am currently in the process of editing the entries in preparation for my book, and I have noticed that my life has been QUITE a ride over the past year. I have gone thru countless women, held on to an ex too long, been taken thru a Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego type search for my son, watched my brother get married with child, have an ex go thru cancer, broke my hand and last but certainly not least I survived a fire that took all of my belongings. All the while I have picked many interesting readers..some of which I know about, others that continue to lurk and read without commenting, which is fine. That's a hell of a my standards at least, and hopefully that makes for an entertaining book. I gave serious thought to stopping today, but I don't think I want to anymore. I cannot guarantee it will be as interesting as the first year, but I can guarantee it will be uniquely Rashad, and goddammit that should be enough.

On Da Grind - Daz and Kurupt


hadassah444 said...

happy blog anniversary!!!

I enjoy the rides and wish you nothing but the best for your future writing.

this entry made me smile :)

Anonymous said...

hey! I randomly found your blog about a week ago while google-ing serena (after exhausting all rafa nadal links). I read one blog entry and am hooked...I think your writing is excellent....i love your observations and your humour!

I snapped a few pics of serena at wimbledon earlier this month, if ya wanna have look check out **disclaimer** she's not in a bikini!

I wish you well in your writing endeavours, I'll keep checking back to see how your published book situation is...or shall I just look out for ya on Oprah?!

All the best,
(Londoner by way of New Zealand)

maxwellsmusze said...

a whole year blogging is a big deal. i really admire your commitment. congratulations and the best to you and yours:)

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

i never thought about having a blog anniversary. i've enjoyed following your life for this year.

Bashful said...

It's been a year already?! It would be cool if you had a book signing and party afterwards on you next blogaversary. LOL!

Jo said...

I look forward to the new year with you as my blogger! ;o)