Thursday, August 13, 2009

1) Go read my latest article please. Basketball season is about a month and a half away, and this will hopefully be my second season covering the team, which means I need to make some marked improvement. I have friends who consistently edit, read and comment on my writing, but can never have too many eyes. Even if you don't give a good goddamn about sports (specifically basketball) I am quite sure someone in your circle does.

2) Check out my friend Nichole's pictures of Bilal from his LA concert last week. She's a mainly a writer (and one of the people who edits my articles) but she's also a talented photographer. I'm not sure if she wants constructive criticism or not, but you can still look.

3) I have decided not to work out at all while on my vacation at the beach. I have been working hard the last several months, I deserve a break. I won't go crazy on the eating and drinking, but I damn sure won't deprive myself of any fun.

4) Today is my son's 12th birthday. In fact Carlton officially turns 12 at 5:05pm today. On the day he was born, I was working in Fairfax, VA, and his mother was in Hampton, Virginia. My son was not due to be born for another two weeks, but on that day at about 1:30pm, I got a call from his mother saying her water broke, and she was headed to the hospital. I hopped in the car, sped down to VA, got a ticket doing 80 in a 65 in Spotsylvania County, VA, but the cop was nice enough to lower it to 79mph so I wouldn't catch a reckless driving charge. But that 15-20 minutes on the side of the road cost me the chance of seeing my son born. I arrived to the hospital at 5:25 on the dot, and he had already been in the world for 20 minutes. The nurse directed me to the room where he was resting, I looked at him, smiled, and then out of nowhere starting crying and crying. Then I looked around and realized that the nurses had gathered around, and I manned the hell up, and finally held my son.

I've told that story countless times, and it never gets old. Never. Yes I have regrets about not seeing my son born, but to be honest, I don't really care for his mother too much, so its not that big of a deal. I'll get another chance very soon. So Carlton if you're reading this, and I hope to God you aren't because my blog is not for you just yet, happy 12th birthday. On your next birthday, I'll officially be old.


Anonymous said...

Nice post. Go Michael Vick!! Not an Eagles fan, but I'm glad he got picked up and I hope he kicks AZZ and makes some people eat a lot of their words! I know you'll be givin this a mention tomorrow.

scout said...

VERY cute kid. You did good. Maybe your best work ever? lol, ;)