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i’m not: dead!

August 8, 2010

In the words of my favorite metaphorical lesbian, “I’m not dead, just floating”… It’s Pink. Look it up.

I’m not dead, and neither this blog. I’ve just been trying to figure out which direction this is going to go. If I’m going to blog, it has to come from my heart and mean something to me. I love pop culture as much as the next Nick, but I don’t want my blog to get lost in being another celeb gossip site. It’s not that important to me.

Being unemployed this summer has given me a lot of time to myself to think and reflect. I’m going through a mental journey, trying to discover and understand myself a little better. My medium lately has been astrology, plus any other spiritual/metaphysical/mystical studies. Normally, I’m a little skeptical of such things, but the things I read about my sign and other people’s signs are so eerily accurate. The more I learn, the more I want to know. And of course, like a true Scorpio, I become obsessed until it’s time to move on to the next phase of my life.

Scorpios are all about feelings, passion, control, mystery, and transformation. I think those traits combined are what make me want to blog. Being so secretive and having such intense emotions is not always a good combination. This is the place that allows me to express myself in a way I can control. I can say as little or as much as I want about anything I find interesting or not interesting.

I ask myself sometimes why I do this? Out of everyone that has a blog, what makes mine any different or any better? I’m not trying to be a Perez Hilton. I’m not trying to act as if my opinion is law. I’m not trying to judge pop culture icons or play God. I want to share with the world what makes me who I am. What I love and hate, and why. Whether or not any of you care, I know that is the only thing that will make my blog 100% unique. More importantly, getting stuff from out of my head and onto this blog helps me understand myself. My head gets a little overcrowded with thoughts and feelings, and blogging is an outlet for me. It took me a while this summer to come to that conclusion and now I can start blogging again.

With that said, Nicks are still for Kids!

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queen latifah comments on: her sexuality!

June 17, 2010

When asked about her much questioned sexuality, Queen Latifah had this to say:

“I don’t have to explain anything. I don’t have to confirm anything. Look, I need my time. I need my life. You know, I was looking at something the other day. A magazine with Jennifer Aniston on the cover. That’s a strong woman right there. All of these people in her business-who is she dating? Angie this. Brad that. They come up with so much stuff. That’s a tough situation to be in.

“My situation is small compared to that. But still, I don’t feel like I need to explain. I’m the one living it. You write about it. You go ahead and speculate. I’ll just live it. I don’t feel like I need to explain things to a perfect stranger. The people who matter know. And they love me for Dana. I don’t have to tell Joe Blow. Joe, you worry about who YOU sleeping with.” – Queen Latifah, speaking to Upscale Magazine.

I agree. Nothing about your personal life is anybody’s business unless you CHOOSE to share it with them. She has every right not to comment. By her evading the question all the time, it’s kind of obvious what the answer to the big question is, but really… who cares? We’re not paying her bills, and she’s not paying ours. It really doesn’t matter. It’s fun to gossip about celebrity scandals now and then. I do it (obviously), but I know in the end it doesn’t make a real difference in my life, so I don’t get so wrapped up in knowing every detail about their lives. That said, i respect her for keeping her love life private.

drake feels used by: rihanna!

June 10, 2010

In an upcoming New York Times profile, Drake reveals that all that fun wasn’t innocent puppy kisses and he was really just a pawn for Rihanna’s feminine agency. “She was doing exactly what I’ve done to so many women throughout my life, which is show them quality time, then disappear,” he told the paper. “I was like, ‘Wow, this feels terrible.'” He put all that terrible feeling into “Fireworks” off his upcoming album Thank Me Later (which drops next Tuesday), where he raps “I could tell it wasn’t love / I just thought you’d f—ed with me” among other bummer lines. Who knew that a fling between two young, talented, attractive people could fail? Love is a battlefield, man.

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I didn’t know Drake and Rihanna had a thing! That’s news to me. And speaking of his new album, I enjoyed a few of the songs. Fireworks, the one mentioned in the article, will be on my July playlist.

let me just: vent!

June 4, 2010

I am so hungry. And I’ve been hungry for like 2 and a half days. It’s like a vicious cycle. One would be quick to say, “Just eat!” If only it were that simple! For the past two days, we’ve been getting our floor remodeled. Never mind me being disturbed from my little three hours of sleep early in the AM (I stay up late) due to the construction noises. Let’s just focus on the fact that I can’t walk into my kitchen for hours at a time! When I actually can go in there, I have to step carefully on the different tiles and hope one doesn’t slip.

Despite being broke, I actually gave in yesterday and went to McDonald’s. I was so desperate for food. Good thing it’s cheap to eat there. One thing I’ve learned about myself is that I’m usually a very positive guy who hardly ever gets angry, but I become very irritable when I am hungry (and tired). So let’s just say, I am not myself tonight! For the second day in a row, I can’t walk into my kitchen and it’s pissing me off. The floor’s almost done (or so I think) and I thought I could walk downstairs just now and get some chicken my mom made at her friend’s house. But nooooo, they just put wax on the floor. Can’t walk for like 20 minutes. I’m just so pissed.

And even when I do manage to get into the kitchen, there’s no food! URGH Njgkv,fen sivfjkb v!! That’s how I feel. The floor guy is just doing his job, so I can’t be mad at him but…

lil’ kim disses: nicki minaj!

June 4, 2010

Lil’ Kim has supposedly been singed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label! I’d personally love to see her make a comeback. I love Kim. In the above clip, Kim performed the last few lines of her hit Crush On You. Now, she must have known the central air in my house broke and that we’re hot in here, because she sure was casting a lot of shade. Not really my way, though. The subtle-enough diss was directed toward Nicki Minaj. Hopefully her new music comes as hard as her (face) mouth!

And one more video!

mini destiny’s child: reunion!

May 26, 2010

Sorry, I come bearing no news of a Destiny’s Child reunion tour or anything like that. Just a picture of two original DC members, Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett. Though the group seemed to have ended on bad terms ten years ago, it seems like the ladies have put the past behind them. It’s nice to see the ladies back together again, even if only on the red carpet. They’re both doing they’re own thing post-DC, and I wish them the best of luck in their endeavors. Look for Kelly’s new video for her latest single Commander in the near future.

the saga: continues!

May 26, 2010

I had a few opportunities to stay in New York City. For different reasons, spending the summer back home in New Jersey ended up being my fate. I’m not complaining. It actually feels good to be home, not having to worry about all dormitory living and all of its woes. I have my room to myself (most of the time), don’t have to worry about my food being eaten (for the most part), and I can drive around (when I have gas money). I guess the only thing that sucks about spending my summer home in Jersey compared to being back in Manhattan is that boredom is not so easily remedied. Hardly anything except Wawa is open all night, which sucks for a night owl like me. The first few days of my summer vacation haven’t been too eventful. I could be calling up all my friends and constantly making plans, but honestly, I’m living off of a $90 Pinkberry paycheck until I find a summer job down here. Times are hard, and gas is not cheap. I’m burning my fuel wisely.

Speaking of a summer job, I need one. That is my main objective at the moment. As if finding a summer job after most of the college students probably took them all before I came back home weren’t hard enough, I have another self-inflicted obstacle. We won’t speak of that obstacle, but I’ll just say that it’s highly unlikely that this job hunt will be easy. Regardless, I’ll put on my grown man long johns and do what I gotta do to get my money. After spending last summer making my own money and being independent for the first time, I can’t revert back to begging my mom for money.

If worse comes to work, I’ll probably just work out a way to work a few days of the week up in New York, at Pinkberry. Manhattan’s not that far from me, and my mom and her fiancee work for NJ Transit, so getting up there 3 or 4 times a week to work wouldn’t be that much of a hassle. People make a living by traveling to NYC from Jersey and Delaware every day, so it’s definitely a possibility. Plus, it’ll give me a way to feel like I am living in the city this summer, without really living there. The more I type, the more I like this idea. Of course, if this happens, I will only work late shifts.

No matter where I work this summer, I just need a job. We’re in a recession, and me begging for me is not going to be cute at all. And I know I will need it, because I’m trying to be fly this summer! I want to go shopping for clothes. I haven’t went clothes shopping since Black Friday. That was last year! I need new clothes. I need accessories! I want to go to the movies. I love going out to eat. You know I gotta party, too. And I need gas in my car to make all of this stuff happen to ensure a good summer for myself.

i love: ketchup!

May 12, 2010

Just playing. I do love ketchup, but this post has nothing to do with that at all. Let’s catch up anyway.

Since I last posted, a lot has happened. Maybe not a lot, but it feels like it. I made a new playlist, my May Playlist. To be posted soon. It’s a long one, but has some great songs and great artists. Sia, being one of them, played a show last week on Thursday. I went with Chelsea, Herbert and Jessica. The venue was Terminal 5, which had no seats. I was not prepared for standing up for 3 hours in a crowded space, but I dealt. Sia was really good. Very quirky and down to earth. Her opening act Girl in a Coma was good, too!

The next morning was dedicated to Christina Aguilera and her appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show! As I believe I posted before, I got tickets to go to a special NYC taping of Oprah in which Christina would perform. I had my Sia concert crew, with the addition of my mom and her boyfriend. Outside of the show, we were interviewed for the New York Post. Before we went in, we were lined up against side of Radio City Music Hall. A black car pulled up next the curb and out walked Oprah Winfrey, like a boss! She waved and the soccer moms went crazy! I kinda did, too, but it was not until Christina Aguilera took the stage that I went crazy. Watch her performance below.

That was exciting. This is my second to last week of school. I am ready to leave!! Today, my acting partner Jaytee and I graduated our Acting I class. We did Prior and Belize’s first scene from Angels In America, and we passed. I am so relieved and I feel good. I’m going out tonight to celebrate with my acting class. Still have to write a research paper, and take two finals, but that’s okay.

first week of: work!

April 27, 2010

Hey Kids!

As we all know, I’ve recently been hired at Pinkberry. 43rd & 9th is the location. Right in Hell’s Kitchen.. I was amazed by our proximity to Times Square when I finished my first night shift. All the lights hit me when I turned onto 42nd Street. I decided to walk home that night. Bad idea, so many tourists. I forgot that’s why I don’t go to Times Square. Regardless, it’s a cool spot to work.

As for the actual job, it’s pretty easy. Not at first it wasn’t. I could not get the hang of the swirl. I didn’t even know there was a swirling technique, but there is. It took me about two days to get it right. I am doing well now. There are definitely sloppy moments, though. Much to the customer’s delight, I get a little heavy handed. Hope they enjoy the extra few ounces of premium nonfat frozen yogurt they’re getting.

I love it when it’s slow. Some people like it to be busy, because time goes by faster. Yeah, that’s great and all, but the less work I do the better. Let’s keep it real. The other day was a really slow Sunday. It was raining outside. Very calm. Then for some reason, once it got dark, all the yogurt freaks came out of hiding. I don’t like to be surprised.

My favorite part of work (besides when I get paid next week!) is getting off and getting my free Pinkberry! Serving people all day, looking at all the toppings, seeing all the different flavors of yogurt… It just makes me want some to eat it so badly. I definitely take advantage of being new by “sampling” different things when it gets slow. I have to know what these things taste like if I’m going to sell them. No?

Anyways, come visit me! I love seeing faces I know.

nicki minaj on being: bisexual!

April 20, 2010

Q: As an openly bisexual rapper, do you think hip-hop is getting more gay-friendly?
A: I think the world is getting more gay-friendly, so hip-hop is too. But it’s harder to imagine an openly gay male rapper being embraced. People view gay men as having no street credibility. But I think we’ll see one in my lifetime.

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