Friday, January 30, 2009

Tax Refund = Shopping Spree??

So employers are supposedly required by law to send out the W2 no later than January 31st, which is tomorrow. With that in mind, there are tons of people filing taxes in hopes of gettin that fat IRS tax refund check!! Of course there are loads of personal and financial factors that determine how much that will be or if you will actually have to PAY Uncle Sam this year! I have graciously accepted check after check every year since I was 16 working my first job at Wendy's (secret: never eat the chili there). LOL Anyway... I was thinkin bout the money I've gotten back and wasted on garbage. Splurging! I even recall the couple of years when I was young and my sister allowed me to claim my niece as a dependant. I SWORE TO GOD that I was filthy rich when that check had like 3 zeros! It was like $2,000 or sumthin. Whew!! I've done way better since then. Maturity is a muh-fugga. So this year I'm again making a conscious effort to avoid that URGE to SPLURGE cause lawd knows there are some things I indeed WANT:

-18" Alba Heist Chrome Rims for the ride

-A manly fur coat (if that really exists). A brotha loves luxury!

-Austin Boots (leather and suede) by COACH

-Sony 40" LCD HDTV

-Samsung Instinct Phone (yes, I have Sprint, the suckas!)

-A couple Extrema by Zanetti suits. BUTTA!

Notice that these are all just things I could want but again I'm going to be practical. But if you feel generous with your lovely refund, I am accepting gifts all year long. LOL Just be wise, ladies and gents. Don't let them refunds burn a hole in your pocket. INVEST. SAVE. PAY DEM DAMN BILLS OFF! Now, If that sexy Obama sends these stimulus checks, I might have to release myself like a good nut. AAAHHHHHHHHHH

Have an awesome and exciting weekend. I can only hope mine is somewhere along those lines.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Um, Do I Know You?

OK.. so here I go spillin my guts:

I had been in a relationship for a good four years with "Soldierboy". They were the worst of times and the best of times. You know how it goes. Started out unexpected - someone I met online for a hookup actually. Turned into one of the most invigorating and enlightening conversations I had ever had. So now, I'm attracted to AND intrigued by this fella. Yeah we had sex anyway but I wanted to get to know him and get to know him I did!

It started out wonderful. One learning experience after another and plenty of laughs. The constant exchange of thoughts and ideas on innumerable topics and issues and the sex was delicious.

Time goes by and we hit our bumps in the road. Lies, fights, deceit, CHEATING all entered the picture and we got over it eventually. I mean this is love and relationships take work. We accepted each other - flaws and all. But dude would shut down when he was upset, angry, suspicious, jealous, menstrual? (hell, I don't know). He would just stop talking. Walk past me as if I wasn't there. For days. Then he was asking me about numbers and texts in my cell phone and people on my MySpace page. Then he forbid me of hanging out with friends. He accused me of using him although (in my mind) we had agreed that I would go to school full-time and work part-time so I could obtain my degree for the better of US. Mind you, I was cooking and cleaning and grocery shopping and alla dat! Needless to say, I dropped out of school and got a full-time job, coming straight home everyday and...yeah that's about it. Trapped in the house with his bad attitude while he ignored my pleas for communication. When he did speak, it consisted of things that hurt me to the core, things that still sting when I remember them.

Then I woke up one day.... Thank you, Jennifer Hudson, for "Spotlight"!!! OMG

I packed my lil stuff and moved in with a friend for a few weeks until I got my own spot. Time passed. I felt a sense of freedom. Maybe too much. I turned into a flat-out whore. (UGH typing that feels nasty. LOL) Anyway, about 3 months and too much sex later, here comes Soldierboy with the whole "I've changed" routine. I was over the sexaholic stage but not ready for the emotions and inevitable discussions. BUT now I'm caught up again. I'm in total limbo. I have seen his changes over the past couple months and I think it's genuine. It's like a whole new person. I catch myself lookin at him like... DO I KNOW YOU?

I do still love him but I don't know if I wanna go there with him again.


This is ME (sorta)

Been hovering around blogosphere for a minute and decided to jump out here and put in my two cents too, damnit. LOL

I am a 30-something Bi-sexual (leaning toward Gay) Black Male. Considered good-looking, I stand 5'9" and rock 165 lbs but this ain't no personal ad so who cares. My thoughts vary greatly on music, fashion, sex, pop-culture, news, God, and life in general. Everything about me is not GAY or even BLACK so who knows what might fly outta my brain. I consider myself somewhat of an artist. I can naturally do many creative things we call "art" but none of them well enough to go professional. Go figure. My image is protected for reasons I will explain as we take this journey together but I vaguely look like this (locs and all):

I love to write and have done so for a number of years: articles, reviews, fantasty, short stories and so forth. This is a little new to me and I am a novice but I think I have learned some very valuable rules and such for blogging and I hope to provide some interesting things to read about, ponder, argue, laugh at, or even question but that's how it goes around here, right?

I suppose that's enough for now. I think I'm going to enjoy this outlet.

BTW: I'm at work and I feel sneaky as hell. LOL Oh well..........