Saturday, August 06, 2005

What to do...

Things are crazy in my world right now. Job problems, money problems, girlfriend problems which are stemming from money problems, car problems, about to lose all my worldly possessions in the pawnshop because I can't pay the interest and it's shit that I never should have taken to the pawnshop in the first place but I was desperate problems. I haven't been making blog entries like I should. So to the people who occassionally wander in here off of Raquita's page and ask yourself why I rarely seem to be updating I apologize. My head isn't right. I'm trying to spend as much time as I can with God now, because I feel like Satan is bearing down on me. Anyway, if you happen to run across this page if you would be so kind as to say a small prayer for me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you and I love you, whoever you are.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Tagged by Quita

My best friend in the whole world tagged me. I'm not sure I'm a happy camper about that one. Here goes...

Five songs I'll always love:
1. Sweetback-Softly Softly
2. Maxwell-Dancewitme
3. Art of Noise- Moments in Love
4. Parliament- Flashlight
5. Curtis Mayfield- Freddie's Dead
BONUS: Bootsy's Rubber Band - I'd Rather be With you (yeah I'm showing my age... so what:P)
Now - what was I doing....
10 years ago: I was in College at Tennessee State University
5 years ago: Working for Carquest right after my dad sold out his store/taking MCSE classes
1 year ago: Was personal training at Gold's Gym trying to find the time to train all of my clients
Yesterday: Working at Bally's trying to find the clients to fill all of my time
Today: Saw John Legend at the Pageant with Common and De La Soul
Tomorrow: same thing I always do tomorrow... try to take over the world
5 snacks I enjoy:
carrot sticks,fresh garden tomatoes, peanut butter, almonds and cashews, granola
5 bands I know the lyrics of most of their songs: Queensryche, Run-DMC , Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five, the Violent Femmes, the Cure
5 things I would do with $100,000,000:
Give most of it away,
Buy those vintage Ferraris I have drooled over since I was a kid,
Buy real estate,
Become a career student at MIT,
Do it all (I'm gonna see the world and everything in it that I can before I die).
5 locations to run away to: New Zealand, The Bahamas, Alaska, Canada, Hong Kong
5 things I wish I could wear:
button down shirts off the rack,
open toed sandals,
designer sunglasses,
boxer briefs,
white without screwing it up
5 Movies: Forrest Gump, Equilibrium, New Jersey Drive, Pulp Fiction, Scarface
biggest joys at the moment:
Raymond Feist books,
working out,
talking with God,
seeing all the damage I did from crappy dieting go away again
(not neccessarily in that order)
5 toys: Resist-a-ball (lol my clients don't believe I actually have all this crap at home and actually play on it), olympic barbell + weights= good time to be had by all, computer ( i play a LOT of games online :P), my cell phone. pool table in the basement

Okay, since everyone who reads this has prolly already been tagged. If you know you haven't been tagged consider yourself tagged now. It's the honor system :P

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tasty meal for health conscious people on the go

I did an experiment and it turned out rather well... It may be a little spicy for some people so if you don't do spicy it might not be for you. I eat usually 6-7 times a day, so I am 1. constantly looking for creative and inexpensive meals I can eat while I am out and about. 2. trying to find meals that will deliver high volumes of protein, have a limited impact on my insulin levels, and stay within a frame of 300-400 calories. Here is one such experiment purchased at my local grocery store (Scnhuck's in this example).
We will call this experiment "Spicy Smoked Salmon Wrap"
I purchased:
1 bag of 6 Tomato/Basil Whole Wheat Tortillas $3.29/6 = $.55
1 pouch of Chicken of the Sea Premium Smoked Pacific Salmon 2/$5.00=$2.50
1 container of feshly chopped pico de gallo ingredients (diced tomatoes, red onions, jalapenos, and cilantro) I used 1/5 of a container approximately $2.49/5=$.50

Basically, I flaked the salmon unto the wrap and spooned about 1/5 of my pico de gallo over it and rolled it up. I ate a complete and balanced dinner for about $3.55 plus tax and it was pretty tasty too. There are many things you could do to the wrap to add flavor or texture to it. For example you could spread hummus over the tortilla first or pesto or an olive spread. I also tried flaking grilled tuna steak on the tortilla and adding shredded cheese. heating it until the cheese melted in a microwave and then scooping the pico de gallo on. It made something akin to a tuna melt wrap. That was pretty good as well. If you come up with some other tasty healthy creations of your own that are simple to make I would love to hear about them.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Sugarwater Festival

Floetry, Queen Dana, Jilly from Philly, and Erykah Badass ripped it. Depeche Mode/Halo-in-reverse if you're feelin' me. They did it. I don't know how they did it, but they did it. And, my head hurts.

Seriously, I was riding home last night sweeping arms down in a descending arc going,"WOOOOooooooo". Queen Latifah's cover of the Mamas and Papas song California Dreaming was off the chain. The concert had a beautiful vibe, and I am glad that I was able to go. I was able to sit next to about 50 of my closest friends, and listen to 5 beautiful women sing to my soul for 4 hours. The only sucky part of the night was trying to get out of the parking lot, which took over an hour to do.If you get the chance to catch this tour in your city you should absolutely go if you can. You won't be sorry.

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