Monday, May 30, 2011

Its Finally Okay...

Memorial Day.

The holiday in which we remember the men and women who have died in service for this country.

Thank you.

Its also the unofficial start of summer. Marked by barbecues, first trips to beaches, first summer vacation trips and perhaps the most important summer thing of all:

White linen pants. It's finally okay to break em out...enjoy yaselves.

Monday, May 23, 2011


I've been known to have a drink every now and then (I'm @FullCupLover for a reason after all). You know how it goes: after work grab a brew with crew, have a glass of wine with dinner and of course Patron on ice with a lil bit of lime when in the club (#PatronLynnLogue). When I have to purchase liquor by the bottle and not from a bartender I do what most people do: go to a liquor store.

Sometimes its one with no name like this:

And other times its ones with Spirits in the name like this:

Why are they called spirits? This is something that has bothered me for a while. I've asked everyone I know including my mom (who #lowkey knows everything) and couldn't get an answer. I was pretty much set on giving up until today when I decided to Google it. Yea it took me a while to realized that the internet knows all lol.

And so here it is, courtesy of Wikipedia: The vapor given off and collected during an alchemical process (as with distillation of alcohol) was called a spirit of the original material.

Makes sense. Now that I know my spirit will be able to rest in peace.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Welcome To Graduation

Wasn't blogging when I walked the Stage on May 17th 2009 (happiest day of my life). This is a lil retroactive post for me but also one for the homies walking today:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Respecting Rose

22. Youngest to ever do it.

"I just play basetball"

That was the main point of the first Derrick Rose interview I had ever seen. It was after his playoff debut in which he dropped 36 points and 11 dimes and help his Bulls beat the Celtics. I wish I could find the whole interview but all I could get was this clip:

You've probably seen the rest. Dude sounded like a mix of Warren from Something about Mary and Boobie Miles and looked more dumbfounded than W and Eli put together. Every since then I have been making fun of his lack of intelligence, consistently calling him dumber than a box of rocks. Then of course there was that whole NCAA investigation thing which added fuel to my fire...

I've always respect Rose as a player but throughout the course of this season I've grown to respect him more and more as a person. He hasn't gotten any smarter in the traditional sense but I realized that he hasn't needed to. He's a ball player and he's done the one thing he's had to: continue to get better and smarter at being that. And boy did it show. As he dominated opponents and carried his team to the top record in the league many people consistently pronounced him as the MVP. Rather than let his ego inflate he stayed humble.When he was voted in as an All-Star starter and people suggested it was his chance to shine he deferred to the All-Star elders. And even once he was formally announced as the MVP all he could do was thank his teammates and #shoutout his mom:

If anyone deserves a moment to brag it would be Rose. He made it through the slums of the Chi to the league. He got drafted by his hometown team number 1 overall. He was asked to bring the Bulls back to a place they haven't been since That Guy left. Many would have wilted under such pressure but Rose has risen to the challenge gracefully.

I used to think his subdued and humble demeanor was moreso an side effect of his ignorance but now I realize that he is just a respectful youngster doing what he's been blessed to do. He's just a kid honing his craft, humbly accepting his accolades and being a great representation of his family and his city. It's refreshing and I respect it. Go on young brotha...