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Culture, healing, politics and bullshit - Not necessarily in that order

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


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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Post 346: Progress

So yesterday started out good, it got even better by the time I hit the hay:

I accomplished 1000 words by 3pm.

I always wanted to do that but didn't have the nuts to stay in one place long enough. It's not that I don't have the discipline... I just thought that I was talented enough to get it done one day. I need at least 20 more days like yesterday in my arsenal to become a respected published author. Here's to more days where I grow enough balls to not eat, drink or surf/watch TV enough to care about my future and stroke some keys.

I held my job with SOPUS in high regard.

I got a call late evening that the initial offer I suggested Monday afternoon was not only rejected but my contract as a whole was scrapped. I am no longer an employee of Big Oil. Seems that the direction I wanted to travel in didn't go over well with upper management. I did let them know that I was to bail if my proposal didn't work out, so...

I get an opportunity to leave Texas earlier than expected and with my dignity. There is a way to tear up an unwanted contract, thank the lord!

This leaves me free to become a contractor again, but not broke. I got a few things to do today that'll keep a few bux in my pocket. It's a matter of timing and availability. I now have both in abundance. Plus, my trainer wanted me for 4 days the next few weeks and I didn't have that.

I did make a couple of calls to Chicago to let a couple of prospect/candidates know my services were available.

I got/left email with them cats in the Chi and looks like I'll have a handful of copies of their new album to place in a few mom and pop establishments here in Houston.

Funny how a few days changes one's perspective and outlook on things. I feared that I would be here in Texas beyond August, and that though scared me.

Looks like I'll do the blog thing Tuesdays and Thursdays from this point on.

10 comments:

Unknown said...

Your blog is very interesting!
Congratulations!
Please, send me the photo of a your t-shirt or a your clock / watch and the link of your blog,
I' ll publish in my blog!
Thanks Ivo
EMAIL:
ivo.giulivo@gmail.com

The Second Sixty-Eight said...

Funny how them clouds do part and the sun and blue sky just shine down on ya huh?

I am happy for ya!

Gallis said...

Sing it with me y'all

"What a difference a day maaaaaaaaaaaaakes
24 little hours...."

Aly Cat 121 said...

Well dayum, are you gone yet? Ya back in the windy city? Shoot looks like you and me may "deliver" at the same time. *chuckle to self*

Lucy Dee said...

"Blogging while black"

Police Officer: Boy, you got a permission for this blog?
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Nice to come across such a irreverent blog. We're going to have to talk soon enough, for I am a black standup comedienne blogging/writing/speaking on the same issues. Once again, great to meet a kindred spirit!

aquababie said...

things work out for the right reasons. i'm glad to hear things are going your way :)

princessdominique said...

Awesomeness!

Anonymous said...

dang only tuesday and thurs...well ok

if you must!!

lol

what up H....

Rose said...

You said a mouthful. Serena looks great in that picture. Can't believe you saw something that insinuated ape.. I can't imagine this world without the racism and some getting a pass to do whatever without repercussions.

Lola Gets said...

Im glad you were able to find a way out of your contract and the TX!
:)
L