I am not famous
for a living.
Shit, I am not famous for free.
I guess you could venture as far as to say I am not famous at all.
There was a time in
my younger days where I would legit get angry when people talked about me. I really didn’t want the attention, mainly
because it was usually negative. Not
that there is this aura of negative around me, but I watch people enough to
know that when they’re discussing people and not places/things/ideas, then that
conversation is very rarely positive.
I learned, though, that you can’t stop ‘em from
talking. What you can, however, control
is what they have to talk about. It
makes sense to me that if a motherfucker is trying to hang me, the last thing I
want to give them is more rope.
1 – Don’t tell ANYONE everything you know.
Some shit ain’t
for everybody. Some shit ain’t for
anybody. If ever, these days I find
myself at a juncture where I can’t tell betwixt the two, the world will be
largely uninjured by ALL being treated…
Short post today y’all… “Fearlessness” Not everything is for
everybody. Don’t let fear of catching a
brick keep you from trying. Some days, you will do something and present
it to the world and at the end of the day, the only hits you’ll register are
the ones that came when you visited the post to share it… In your head you will hear the cartoon “whomp whomp whomp…”
Fuck that, you stand learn more from having it happen than you EVER will from
pussing out to avoid it. Don’t be afraid to be the
only one laughing. Of course, when you
find yourself in that position you should be working on what got you there to
stop it. Do. NOT. Shy. from being taken
there from time to time.
Don’t get comfortable BEING in that spot, by no means am I suggesting that
being unfunny is a desirable place to reside.
Back to the leading
thought. You canNOT please everyone. More
importantly, you shouldn’t try to. Do
what works for you and let the chips fall where they may. Do, however, take th…
I am not “popular” but a lot of people seem to know who I am. It is rare that I go out anywhere within an hour or so from my city that I don’t bump into SOMEONE I know. Bear in mind for those of you who didn’t learn in elementary school that North and South Carolina are two different states, we do have paved roads and indoor plumbing here in NC and I live in the 68th-largest city in the US.
Anyway… Back in November, Dollar General had Hot Wheels buy one get one free and I made a point of trying the stock in each of the 5 within five miles of my house. On a random Friday morning I happened to have off burning up some time, I stopped into one of them and bumped into this girl I had some dealings with when I was 16 doing some before-school shopping with her apparently high school-age son. I guess you could call it “puppy love,” but in 1995, she was a 'girlfriend' in my 16 year-old mind, at least for a little while. More on that in a bit though. I saw her and she s…