Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Throwback Thursday: Mariano Rivera, The Beginning

Mariano Rivera is without the shadow of a doubt the greatest closer in the game. Now he has the number to back him up since he clinched his 602 save last week, the most of all-time *Kanye Voice*

Well there was a time when Mariano wasn't a closer, he was merely just the set up man for John Wetteland. That was back in 1996 when Wetteland was a beast. As beasty as he was it was Mo's emergence during the playoffs that year that we all (at least baseball fans) remember. And it's where the Legend of Mo began...well that and his first career save:

Mariano Rivera #Respect

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Throwback Thursday: "Doin It" - LL Cool J

While I was in DC for the Nation's Classic I patried it up. At this particular house party that I went to I noticed that mostly everyone in there was #borninthe90s (had i know I wouldn't have went trust).

Anyway at some point two of the girls began playing "Doin it" on the iPod hookup that was providing the entertainment. Those jawns were probably 5 or 6 when that came out, way to wild for their young ears. I wasn't much older, only 9, but I remember when I first saw the video. It was like (Softcore) porn. I had to be mad secretive when I watched it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cole World, No Blanket

Over the weekend my boys @Larry_Draper and @Parkour_Lewis and I started to referring to unfortunate situations by saying "Cole World, No Blanket" a line J. Cole said in "World is Empty." Real funny stuff.

On Monday night me and G went to a listening party for Cole World: The Sideline Story. Cole was there giving background on some of the tracks, telling us some dope stories.

We were right in front of the DJbooth where Cole was. At one point when he was talking about how some of his tracks are deeper than people are accustomed to, I yelled to him "We got degrees too Cole" to which he responded "Then you got depth." #Respect

Throughout the evening I kept yelling Cole World, No Blanket after each track played. The album is tough and when it drops on the 27th it's really gonna be a Cole World for the rest of the rappers in the game, with No Blanket.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Throwback Thursday: Uniforms

As you know I started school on Tuesday. NYC public schools start today. I'm grown now so I can wear whatever I like but there was a time when back to school meant one wardrobe option: Uniforms.

This isn't particular to #the90s, as I'm sure other people from other decades had to wear uniforms as well. But seeing ads for uniforms brings me back to my childhood, which was in #the90s lol. Luckily I don't have any photos in my old unis, but if you see a few you can imagine lol.

I had nothing remotely fly as this lol.
I didn't have enough swag like this guy.
More my steez.

I had this one too.
Yea, the good ole days.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jeff Gordon's Greatness

"I drive fastly call me Jeff Gordon..."

These were the words of the great Nelly on "E.I." A rapper dropping a line about Nascar, groundbreaking. But that's how good Jeff Gordon was back then, so good that even black people (not the typical Nascar demographic) took note. Now I don't know much about Nascar but I know that Gordon used to win almost all the time. Just heard on Sportscenter that he had the most wins of any driver in #the90s. You know I #respect that.

Well today he won his 85th race, good for third all-time. I #respect that too. Jeff Gordon's greatness cannot be overlooked.

It also doesn't hurt that his car and his uni were fly.

Back To School

On some day in September of 1992, I started Kindergarten. Don't remember much besides crying my eyes out. For 17 straight years I went to school, culminating in my graduation from Morehouse College in 2009 (Oh Happy Day!).

I've been off of school the past few years working at the NYU Child Study Center. Today I go back to school. I have my first class as a graduate student today at 2pm. (My first class was supposed to be at 9am but I guess my professor is still on vacay lol).

New York University Silver School of Social Work.

Back to School.

(In 2 years I'll have another commencement photo).

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Throwback Thursday: Baywatch

I went to the beach many times this summer with my campers. Of course each time I got in the water because it was hot as ______ (insert the hottest thing you can think of and add this).

What was funny was always funny was the way I ran into the a Baywatch lifegaurd, the whole time singing (the parts I could remember):

Baywatch was an excellent show and we all know why:

#TheHoff, Duh! LOL
Of course The Hoff wasn't the real reason the show was poppin, it was because of the bounty of #Snookups most notably
      Pam Anderson                                +        Carmen Electra
Oh Yea
But there were plenty others:

Oh Yea Yea
Which was your favorite?

Anyway, this was an awesome show. One that I certainly wasn't supposed to be watching so I rarely did. Whenever I was able to get a glance though, I loved it.


August is gone...

September is here...

Sucks for sure but this should get you going a little bit: