Wednesday, April 16, 2008

One of the challenges I am facing in writing for a website on a weekly basis, is learning the art of compromise. I think writing a blog can be both a good and bad thing when you aspire to write full time for a living. For me, the good part of writing this blog, is that it has gotten me in the habit of writing on a consistent basis. I do it partly because it helps me become a better writer, and I also do it because I know when I don't blog my brother will text me asking me where the hell the blog is he's Ike and I'm Tina. The bad part about writing this, is that I really don't have to answer to anyone. Sure I may get some opposition about an entry here and there, but for the most part, I can do what I want, when I want to do it.

So when I saw my most recent article published this morning, I must admit I was a little frustrated that the two editors of the site took some of what I liked out of the article. When I first got wind that my original version would not be published, I tried to plead my case but to no avail. It is their job to shape and mold the articles so that the fit into the concept of what they are trying to do with their site, and far be it from me discourage that. But the selfish part of me wanted what I wrote to be published verbatim, and I'm learning(slowly)that its not always about I want. It's humbling to say the least.

Other Wednesday observations:

-If I get shirts out of the cleaners, I don't expect them to be wrinkled at all. I expect a crisp, freshly starched shirt. My cleaners does this fancy thing, where the fold the sleeves to all my shirts in a fancy way, so all my sleeves are wrinkled. so this morning when I removed the shirt from the giant plastic they put it in, I had to decide whether to iron it right quick, or look like wrinkled willie all day. So its wrinkled sleeves for rashad today(3rd person alert).

- Waiting for a woman's cycle to leave when you sleep right next to her every day is like waking up every morning on Christmas. You know its Christmas, you know the tree is downstairs with all the gifts, and you suspect that at any moment you're going to have access to those gifts..and then your parents come out and say, not yet, you can't quite go down or dive in(to the gifts of course). Its driving me crazy man, and frankly I don't know how people survive sexless marriages for months and months on end. Who are these people?

- Carmelo Anthony did apologize yesterday, although I still think it was a day too late. And he never really admitted to doing anything wrong but I suspect that may have been for legal reasons. Still, if he really was drunk or drinking, why not just admit it man, why give cryptic apologies? If he doesn't play well when the playoffs start this weekend, its going be a LONG summer for Carmelo.

Push and Pull - Nikka Costa


Anonymous said...

carmelo is a douchebag.

asabi said...

i like your spin on life. i added you to my favorites. keep up the good write :)