Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chuck Taylors!

Believe it or not, living in New England has a few perks. One of them is living super close to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. This weekend I got the chance to visit it. Seriously, I felt like a kid in a candy store. I've always loved history, and basketball is the drum that makes my heart go ((thump)).

While taking in every detail, picture, artifact and name I came across Charles "Chuck" Taylor's bio. Sitting next to it was none other than a pair of white high-top Converse All-Stars, better known as "Chuck Taylors."

As a west coaster I've always been familiar with Chuck Taylors because anyone who was anyone wore them. It's still a fashion statement today. Honestly, I never knew that this random guy had anything to do with the shoe, or its popularity for that matter.

Did you know that Chuck Taylor's are the best selling basketball shoe in history? They came out in 1917 and Chuck started rockin' them in 1918. These shoes are almost a century old!!!

As I was staring at the pair of Chuck's through the glass I just kept thinking to myself:

"How did they play ball in these shoes?"

Someone could seriously break an ankle! Maybe Paul Pierce was rockin these when he got injured and carried out of Game 1 of the NBA finals versus the Lakers? Lakers in 09'! We will be accepting band waggon applications in October. Thanks.


After having a moment with my Chuck Taylor's I couldn't help but smile. Not only did I learn something today, but now I really want a new pair of Chuck's!

R.I.P Charles "Chuck" Taylor - 6/23/69.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Lost & Found

Sincerity. It's a practice that has been lost and I'm trying to find it.

The older I get, the more sincerity becomes important. It seems like everyone is out to B.S you in life. It could be a man, a job, your family, a car salesman - you name it. Sometimes I just get tired of dealing with fake people.


It's extremely hard for me to find sincerity in men. Forget honesty or all that keeping it real crap. I just want to know that what you're saying is not fabricated, made up, or some slick talk you've been whispering in a chick's ear since '85. I'm just saying....


Why do we have to hate one another? We constantly back stab, hurt, and talk about eachother. And the number one reason girls are no longer friends.......

Survey says: MEN.


Anyone who knows me, knows that I am the "Album Cut" not the "Radio Edit." Meaning - I am uncut when it comes to saying what I think. I am sincere in the sense that I cannot mislead someone that I care about. I'm a free-spirited person and I run with a wide range of people. Someone wise once said that the friends you choose are a direct reflection of you. Well my reflection must be that of a thousand faces, because no one person can define me. I'm like a six-pronged stool. I have so many layers that it's hard to sum me up in one word. I like to think the word fabulous is appropriate, but something tells me that word just doesn't do it either. ;)

That's it for the Lost & Found files...

Until next time...Stay Classy.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Bounce Back

*Let's up the blinds*

So this is what a hiatus feels like.

Hmm. It's almost been a MONTH since my last post. I've officially treated my blog as though it were the middle child, or a red-headed step child. It's not that I forgot I had a blog, it's just I've been busy beyond belief. If I had one wish right now, it would be to add 4 hours of daylight to each day. Why not have a 28 hour day? That would make life easier. Needless to say, I've had a lot on my mind, so expect my blog posts to pick up over the next few weeks.

Here's the Latest and Greatest in my world...

Sis is Bliss
My little sister is coming to visit this weekend. She has an opportunity to work for Tommy Hilfiger in New York City. She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and is currently in Fashion school. The girl is fierce. Her interview is Monday so please keep her in your prayers.

Need an upgrade?
Two things have been upgraded since the last time I wrote. My car and my job. On July 23rd, I purchased a 2008 Honda Accord Coupe. I am literally in love with this car. If you've been following my posts, I talked about the accident I was involved in back in June. It left my previous car which was only a year old - TOTALED. [insert tears] I'm not sure if you name your car, but I am a big fan of giving a name to the vehicle's I own. My last car's name was Carter. My new coupe's name is Boss. It was only appropriate. ;)

The j-o-b
My role at my job [name is left out due to the interesting blogging policy we now have] has changed significantly. In an effort not to bore you, I won't get into all the details...but I'm excited to say that I was offered a promotion. It's a great feeling when you work hard at something and are rewarded for your work. It's not something a lot of people can attest to. I am completely blessed and thankful that I've come to a point where I'm starting to feel like I have a sense of purpose. It's an amazing feeling to know what you want, and get it. I just hope this hitting streak continues. I'm going for Barry Bonds' numbers. I think this one's out of the park....

My Theme
Theme's are so necessary. They set the tone for a week, an event, a year, a party...anything! My theme for this week is: Be the Change you want to See.

Questions on my Mind

Why does Sen. John McCain sound like he sucked the helium out of a balloon everytime he speaks?

Does anyone care about Brett Favre?

Why did Isaac Hayes and Bernie Mac have to die?

Are we there yet?

Is New York still the Big Apple?

Is gas going to continue to go down?

How did TomKat (Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes) go from jumping on Oprah's couch to splitsville w/his boo?

Are Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and other NBA greats really going overseas to play ball?

Til' next time,
Stay Classy. Crossy.