Monday, March 28, 2011

There Are Still Good People Out There

Friday night I was out with the #NYcrew having a good time drinking, laughing and joking. After while I left the crew to link up with some of my coworkers to celebrate a supervisor's birthday. Jumped in a taxi and headed downtown. Paid, got out and started looking for the spot. As I got closer I reached in my pocket looking for my ID when I realized I had left my wallet in the taxi. #Jealoused. I still had my phone and my debit card (miraculously) so I wasn't completely helpless, still #blown though.

The next day when I woke up I searched through my pockets to see if I had really lost it. Yea I did. The search did turn up the taxi receipt which had the taxi id number on it. I called 311 to see if I would be able to track down that taxi. I got the phone number to the taxi company and was told to call when they open. As blown as I had been I started to think all wasn't lost. Little did I know.

As I was getting ready for the day I got a Facebook message from a man who had found my wallet. He wanted to meet up with me and return it. #UNjealous. I was so amped. After a brief conversation with  my parents about how much to reward the man I called him and arranged the meeting. When I got there he returned my wallet and didnt even accept my reward money. After I offered again he still refused it and simply said "Pass the good karma forward." #Respect

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Top 5 NBA Beards

Just got word that the Orlando Magic will be growing beards until there playoff exit. The "Playoff Beard" is a common thing amongst athletes most notably NHLers, but not exclusive to them. Brent Keisel most recently grew his during the NFL playoffs (which has its own facebook page) and Brian Wilson last year during the Giants World Series run.

Visit it on Facebook

Fear the Beard
Well I love beards and consider myself a member of the #beardgang even though I have nothing more than billy goat scruff (actually a lot less than that lol). Nonetheless this Magic thing reminded me of something I thought of a while ago; Top 5 beards in the NBA. Here we go:

5. Ronny Turiaf - #norespect to the man's prison straight backs but much #respect to the straight scruff.

No razors allowed in prison, or designs

4. DeShawn Stevenson - Beard, tats, #92...dude just doesn't care and I #respect that.


3. Baron Davis - No one doesn't care more than B.Diddy. Only thing bigger than his beard is his belly.

No working out + No shaving = Ending up in Cleveland

2. Deron Williams - DWill stay fresh, he must get a cut everyday.

Yes, I get a shape up daily. 

1. James Harden - Rick Rossesque

Whoo #SayitlikeRoss
Honorable Mention: John Salmons, Rip Hamilton, Old Drew Gooden.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Ring

I was watching some of the Girlfriends marathon (I do it for the #snookups) and within 3 episodes 2 characters got engaged...Toni twice. They couldn't wait to run to their girls and show off their engagement rings. This of course is something that didn't surprise me since I work in an office full of women and during the past year and a half 5 have gotten engaged and done the same thing.

"Whoo girl look at my ring!"

This is why I am against engagement rings. They have become merely a prop for women to show off to their friends, coworkers and any random females they pass on the street. Women know what type of engagement ring they want before they know the type of man they want to be with forever. It blows me! Gone are the days when the meaning of the ring was important, when it was a symbol of a man's commitment to woman. Instead its all bout how much he spends on it and how big it is. Funny, how that applies to other things too lol.

Originally there was importance in the financials of the ring but for a legit reason, not to show off to your friends. When I found out that reason I respected it and thought it made a lot of sense. Nowadays I doubt many women know that reason and if one does she can get a ring from me the day she tells me. Most will tell you that it shows how much he loves you: the more he spends, the more he loves. #Wrong! How about the fact that he wants to be with you the rest of his life. Thats a little bit more important than how much he spends.

Truth be told there are way better uses for 3 months of salary, namely a house for the two of you to build your future in. Shoot that money could even be used to pay for part of the dream wedding that you've thought about almost as equally as the ring. Besides the whole 2-3 month salary rule was just a marketing ploy.

Truthfully, unless you get a ring that signals your death in 7 days or one that requires you to go on a life dangering quest you should be happy with what you get. If your friends aren't impressed with it ask them where their rings are.

Okay this ring is not okay
This one either
I do have to say #respect to my most recent coworker to get engaged for being real nonchalant about her ring, not showing it off. However she has also forgot to wear it multiple days, yet another problem. If I buy it you will wear it everyday for the rest of your life.

I'm far from getting married so I don't have to worry about this for a while, just wanted to say something.