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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


Monday, February 05, 2007

Monday Night Rah


It's almost been a week. I know, I know. I've been a little incognegro in the past week. Just adjusting and thangs. New job, a lot of travel and adjusting to my living arrangement. It is supposed to be 35 degrees below zero here, and it feels of it. From zooming from the spot to a favorite cafe I can't get my feet to get warm enough. All conditions gear my ass!

I got a chance to hang out with my brother and catch the big game yesterday. We had... Wait, I had fun. My brother was five the last time the home team made it this far, so he was hellbent on rooting for the home team. I embarrassingly admitted to being in high school and that made my brother freak a little and break the tension of him and others a little too into a simple football game. Yes, dude counted on his fingers the years that I've been alive and laughed. I laughed too. I'm just not sure if I was laughing with him.

We went to this uber bar out in the burbs and the Chicago thing was in overdrive. For the last two weeks I watched damn near every reporter from each TV station here report about absolutely nothing from Miami just because the home team made it. Nothing was said about game planning, strategies for winning nor was any practice footage shown. It seems everyone drank the Bears championship kool aid and never considered that a game had to be played for the Bears to actually win.

And then the game was played.
And they lost.

Next question.

But other than that, I got plans to get back on the road and see the east coast in the next few weeks. Just signed up with another transport company. I'm tired of sitting on my ass and watching the world when I can come to it. The new job totally sucks in a I have to go to work and deal with these assholes and not sit around and chill in my truck sort of way, but other than that...

I'm happy.

My best friend just made it convenient for me to want to stay in Chicago. Friends need friends and she needs me, so I ain't going too far with the new driving job. I might just go regional, stack my paper for the Africa trip and get in 2 huge investments of classes that'll help me be able to teach. The book of poetry is writing itself and the music stuff is cool right now.

I'm chilling, you?


DivineLavender said...


Liz Dwyer said...

Hope your heat is working because it sounds waay too cold. Monday night found me checkin' for Heroes (love that show) and now snuggling up with insomnia. Maybe I'm sleepless because it was like 85 degrees here today.

NegroPino™ said...

U know my i been in the crib...laid up being depressed and shit......but Sunday I did venture out for a GIrls nite Super Bowl....6 girls..watching football and actually knowing what s going on...SEXY I tell ya..Like your new pic..can u send me that to my email por favor...


deepnthought said...

and how old are you again.... LOL.

YAYYYY the road.

Miz JJ said...

I'm happy.
I love reading that from other people. It makes me smile.

Bananas said...

"And then the game was played.
And they lost."

Yep, that's pretty much how it went down.

Foofa said...

I didn't go out to a bar because I had a bad feeling and thought there would be nothing more depressing than a bar full of bears fans with pent up superbowl desires fall into a depressed wasteland. My couch was safer.

Ming Houser, Realtor said...

I'm chilling, too. So, how far east are you coming?

Gallis said...

"incognegro". You should do a list of Hassanisms.

Ms_SoCal said...

I love reading your words!

LadyLee said...

Hassan, you got a lot going on,man... I love the fact that you are focusing on them goals! Do your thizzle!

And I love this: "I'm happy."

It makes me happy just to read that:)