Category: Personal

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

No one can test me!

I’m the most awesome fisherman.

Posted by SPN on 06/21 at 09:00 AM in Personal
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Friday, June 09, 2006

Get free calls to 411 Information.

Something I got in email yesterday.  I’ve checked and it seems true.  (I didn’t call the number yet though.  I’m not too lazy to use the phone books that I pay for.)

No Charge for Directory Assistance

Phone companies are charging $1.00 or more for 411 / information calls when they don’t have to.  When you need to use the 411 / information option simply dial 1-800-FREE-411 or 1-800-373-3411 without incurring a charge.  This is information people don’t mind receiving - Pass it on.  Works on home phones and cell phones, not on business phones.

Here’s their website

Posted by SPN on 06/09 at 09:29 AM in Personal
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

1st The Chick on the Roller Coaster, Now This!

Why are hairy legs on a woman a turn on?

Minding my own biz when this woman walks into the mailroom. High heels, slim bodied, killer weave, form fitting, low cut, high split dress. A looker for sure. Legs are hairy but I’m not repulsed. What the hell is wrong with me? And why am I in a quandry over this in the 1st place? Am I a victim of the white beauty standard? Or maybe I’’m some kinda horny, neanderthal, fetish dude.

Why don’t some women shave their stems? I’ve noticed this particular lady before and I’ve never seen them hairless. But it’s ok (I guess). This isn’t the 1st time I’ve fallen for a tarantulla woman. But I like ‘em smoothe and hairless too. (Still talking about legs). Does this make me some kinda Bi-something? I’m so confused.

Posted by cricket on 06/07 at 12:50 PM in BloggingPersonalWeirdness
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Monday, June 05, 2006

Well, why don’t you go back to Africa?

Yesterday, we went and visited some friends in Manahawkin. Manahawkin is a city on the bay a few miles north of here.  Yesterday, the weather was kinda chilly on the bay.  We went because our friends decided to cook out on the barbeque grill and invited us up to their house for dinner.

We talked about my recent trip to Senegal, West Africa and my wife’s trip to Georgia.  So, we all had our little drinks out on the back porch enjoying chips and pleasant conversation when it suddenly got too chilly to be pleasant.  We decided to go back inside to take advantage of indoor living.  After I finished my beer I was offered another beer which I declined.  I wanted some water.  I wanted some cool water.  I didn’t want too much ice in the water because I still had a little chill on me from just coming in from outside.  When the water glass was handed to me it had a little too much ice in it.  So I said, “That’s too much ice!”.  We have a good relationship with our friends so we can joke around and be direct without hurting each other’s feelings.  I knew that my comment wouldn’t be taken harshly.

My host, quick as a flash said, “Well, why don’t you go back to Africa.”

Posted by SPN on 06/05 at 08:46 AM in Personal
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Friday, June 02, 2006

Wanna get $25 for free?

I opened an ING Orange savings account.  They will give you $25 if you deposit $250 or more in the savings account.  Currently the savings rate is 4.25% There are no fees at all.

Let me know and I’ll send the referral.

Here is the quote from the “Refer a Friend”

Send your friends an email invitation to open an Orange Savings Account.
If your friend opens an account with at least $250, we will also deposit a $25 bonus in their new account and a $10 thank you bonus in your Orange Savings Account.

Orange Savings Account
Your friend’s initial deposit $250 or more Your Friend Gets $25 You Get $10
Less than $250 Your Friend Gets A great account You Get A friend for life

Posted by SPN on 06/02 at 10:08 AM in Personal
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I’m curious.  Maybe you know …

Do white guys call each other “brother”?

Here is something I’ve noticed all within one week.  While driving back from TN last week, I saw some young light green Marines in a traffic jam in VA.  I greeted them with a heartfelt “Ooh-Rah” and a “Semper Fi”.  I explained that my beard, moustache and dreaded hair were results of being outside of the requirement to be “squared away” for the last 16 years.  The Marine driving said, “Right on brother!  I can’t wait.”

It was a short conversation that made me smile to see some young Marines prepared to make some other poor fool die for his country.

Last night I watched a few minutes of the NBC show ”Scrubs” which is a comedy about a group of employees at a hospital and the comedy that ensues.  One of the doctors, who is Black, recalled a moment when the new administration was introduced to the surgical staff.  All of the doctors stood inline and were greeted with, “It’s good to meet you.  Keep up the good work”.  When the black doctor was approached, he was greeted with a “soul grip” and a, “My man, what’s up dog?  Stay cool.” instead of the more formal greeting.

He was confused.  So was I.  It still made me laugh.

And today, while watching the replay of the Zab Judah vs. Floyd Mayweather fight on April 15th.  BTW, Floyd whupped that butt.  Jim Lampley commented about all of the Hip-Hop artists in the crowd and then said that Jay Z was his new best friend because they had hung out the night before.  Jim said, “There’s my new best friend.  I was hanging with the man last night.  I’m hip. ...”

How does haniging with a Jay Z guy make Jim Lampley hip?  What is hip?  Can a person become hip or is one born hip?

I guess my question is, ...

Why does it appear to me that short term associations with black guys, namely me, Dr. Chris Turk and Jay Z cause some Marines, hospital adminstrators and television commentators, respectively, to have the irresistable urge to speak jive?

Posted by SPN on 04/19 at 09:33 AM in Personal
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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Welcome Cayenne.

BBeard and his wife have a new addition to their family.  Their daughter Cayenne was born 4-13-2006 at 3:15 in the afternoon.  Mommy and baby
are splendid as we have been graced by God with safety and good health.

Hopefully we will have pictures soon.

God Bless you all.

Posted by SPN on 04/15 at 08:29 AM in Personal
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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

My site has been abused by the righteous!

Due to the abuse of a few visitors, I’ve had to remove the link at the top of the page to encourage new posters.  I have received so many emails from people asking to “register” for the site that really don’t want to register.  All they want to do is to read new posts.  Registration isn’t needed for that.  Registration IS needed for individuals to author content on the site.  Since none of the new “registrations” are for new authors, I’ve removed the link.  If someone wants to author content, they’ll have to do a little more research in order to contact me about that process.

I’ll not mention who the abusers are, but I’ll hint to it.  Take a look at the past few posts to see a common theme and you’ll know all about it.

Anyway, I still invite those of you that are interested in commenting to make your comments or objections in the post and NOT to send me a personal email about it.  I get too much SPAM now as it is.

Take care and above all “Practice what you preach”.

Posted by SPN on 02/28 at 08:37 AM in Personal
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Monday, February 27, 2006

Don’t have a degree?  Don’t fret.  Remember the game of life?

If you’ve ever played the game of life, then stop playing it now and get serious and take a spin.  Degrees aren’t necessary.  The knowledge learned in college sometimes is.  I had lots of arguments with people in past that claimed that just because a person with a degree was entitled to more money than one who didn’t.  Hell, you can buy degrees online for $19.95 + tax!  And just because a person has a degree in show- shinign doesn’t mean that they can do a better job than someone that has years of experience shining shoes.  Give me my bootblack back!

20 great jobs that don’t require a degree
Four-year college not only path to well-paid work

Friday, February 24, 2006; Posted: 7:30 a.m. EST (12:30 GMT)

What do Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and entertainment mogul David Geffen have in common? Besides being exceedingly rich, none of them has a college degree.

Though it was once conventional wisdom that you needed to have a four-year college degree to be successful, many employment experts believe that maxim has become myth.

While a college education increases a worker’s chances of earning more money, it’s certainly not the only reliable path to well-paid and rewarding work.

Even though good jobs increasingly require some post-high school training, many still don’t require a four-year degree. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, eight of the top 10 fastest-growing occupations through 2014 do not require a bachelor’s degree.

Posted by SPN on 02/27 at 02:10 PM in Personal
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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Look at what I have to deal with!

Why don’t people take the time to check themselves out before they start pointing fingers?  This is my response to an email I received about the first Hezekiah Walker post.  This also includes the original email above my response.

I wish people would get this worked up about issues that I consider more important like institutional racism and the continued erosion of our Freedom of Speech rights.

On 2/25/06, lmoss@deleted by wrote:
Name = Ms. Jones
> Email = lmoss@deleted by
> subject = Please register me.
> Commentbox = Why did you allow people to comment on a story that was YOU didn\’t research yourself?  Isn\’t that the first rule of journalism? The following quote, posted on your site, is by a true H Y P O C R I T E.
> \"It is all about the deceit and selfishness that is the worst part about this.  It would have been much easier and better for all parties involved if he had come clean about who he truly is a long time ago. Now, we are burdened to judge his misdeeds. I hate what he has done to us.
> Who is this person that they feel they can JUDGE someone--Are they GOD? Oh, I know they all live in unbreakable glass houses and have been sanctified and filled with the HOLY GHOST all of their lives.  I am sure there could not be ANY skeletons in ANY of these peoples lives--They have all lived SIN free and that word \"hate\" I saw must have been a typo-as the last time I checked--Scripture states, Love one another as I have loved you--I believe that is the GREATEST Commandment of all--
> People are so quick to JUDGE-however, JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED and I am sure you have enough BURDENS OF YOUR OWN TO BEAR without taking on someone else\’s.
> Signed:
> Practice what you preach

Ms. Practice what you preach, please don’t waste my time with your personal emails berating me and my weblog.  If you would like to discuss this issue, do it in public where the subject was first published.  I’ll do us all a favor and post your email and my response on the weblog.

Why did I allow people to comment on a story?  Well, you’ve taken your time to comment to me publicly.  I can’t stop you from sending me this message that was unsolicited nor can I stop people from posting what they feel is newsworthy.  As a matter of fact, I INVITE people to post what they feel is newsworthy.  You clicked on the link that says, “Email Admin to register” not “I don’t know how to make a public comment so I’ll try this”. 

I invite you to start your own weblog that deals only with facts that you’ve researched yourself.  I’m sure that you’ll find that fact checking isn’t as easy as finger-pointing is.  Besides ... I’m no journalist. Thanks for confusing me as one.

My comment of, “Now, we are burdened to judge his misdeeds. I hate what he has done to us.” was meant to be taken as an ironic statement.

I’ll even go so far and be flippant and say, “If you don’t like what is written, then YOU should take steps to castigate the original author and rumor-starter and not myself and the individuals that copied this and other stories on my weblog”.  If you are so concerned about facts, then I invite you to participate in the daily discussions on the site.

Why did you not comment on the post about Bill Bennet’s statement about aborting Black babies?  Why did you not comment on the reported death of Rosa Parks.  I don’t have first-hand knowledge of either of these events, but I feel that it is my duty to provide an area where myself and others may post on news that they read.  I also have provided an option for individuals llike yourself to comment on the post’s factual or fictitious nature. Please utilize the comment posting feature in the future.

Perhaps I am a little slow when it comes to understanding a few things, but I think I clearly understand that you are just as hypocritical as I am when you judged me to be a hypocrite.

Please don’t react to one post or one point of view before you, yourself, do some research.  You’ll notice if you take the time to read that I commented that the author invited me to edit the entry on my site that quoted an entry on his site.  I did that very same thing the following day.

I appreciate your views.

All the best.,

Posted by SPN on 02/26 at 08:24 AM in Personal
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