Thursday, April 29, 2010

Everyday I'm ____

Blogging?  Granted, it's been twice, but once things become a normal occurence, then they become routine [theoretically].  Anyway I realized I don't need to come up with a heartfelt entry each time.  So with that said, let me spotlight a couple blogs that I've been following lately.  I know the personal level blogosphere dwindled [hello Fifth Dimension?], but at the same time, the specialized blogs have entered into another stratosphere.  Here are a couple entertaining blogs for your amusement:

Ben Baller - One of Niktalk's most infamous.  I first was following him under his old K-Town Hu$tler moniker as early back as 2002, where he and a couple others generated the Nike Dunk SB hype, buying out all stocks in Southern California.  I used to drive around LA hunting for a pair of Supas, but this mother effer always beat me to the spot.  And I still don't have a pair haha.  Anyway I eventually bought some other kicks when he sold off his collection [he rocks a 10.5 also], but that's not the real reason I'm reading his ish.  The first ever picture I saw of Kim Kardashian was via K-Town, when she was just a friend of Paris' [he was connected through the music industry].  This was circa 2003 or so?  Whenever he posted something, I was always hoping for a pic of KK haha.  Anyway, his blog is a good read, and it inspires me to get my grind on.

The Style Blogger - This cat won Esquire's Best Dressed real man competition last year [I guess celebs didn't count], and he could pull off a variety of looks and offers good advice to dude's tryna step-up their fashion game.  And he owns Jordan IIIs!  It's funny, I check out dudes almost as much as chicks walking around downtown, just to see what their styles are - what works, what doesn't, what should be done differently.  Okay that sounded funny - I don't really check out dudes; rather, I notice what they rock.  I'm not the only heterosexual one who does haha.  Maybe I'll start incorporating here pieces I've added to the wardrobe?  I think it's the natual evolution of a sneakerhead.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

When Life Gives you Lemons... make some champagne and figure out how you did it, then toast with that champagne to the good life.  Okay that was lame, but I'm trying to make this a true no-pressing-backspace-unless-its-a-typo blog where I just blog about what's going on between the ears.  So the other day when I strolled in late to work on my usual Monday morning, we were greeted by a unplanned meeting.  There was a buzz going around the office, which is typically a good thing.  But these buzzes turned into stings when we found out we're being acquired by another bank for merely $318M.  [Even Gilt Groupe is valued more than us.]  Anyway this is probably more beneficial to the revenue-generators than the back-office administration, which typically gets swallowed [har har] once the bigger company realizes we're disposable.

What does that mean for Reeg?  Whoknows?  I'm like Britney, Bone Thugs, and Baron - aka at the Crossroads [that's a reference to an old MosJef joke - Brit starred in a move of that title, Bone did a song, and B-Diddy went to that school].  So I'm well into my 30s, and thus far I've had jobs, and don't really think I've found a career.  You may say I'm good at Accounting, and while true, it's easy to be good at something that you've spent the last 9 years doing.  And truthfully I'm wired that way.  We're a risk-adverse group, and to do something different would go against my persona.  However, that's what I'm fighting with.  My goal is to make it rain, but it's somewhat difficult when you've been in the desert for your whole life.

I just reread the last time I was in a job transition, and I'm grateful I could replay a few episodes of my life with this blog here.  I vividly remember writing that post too, and just realized recently that Just Blaze produced "Touch the Sky" off that Kanye album I've referenced **hip-hop cred drops a notch**.  But that's besides the point.  I realize I have the same mentalities as almost 5 years ago, and realize that I'm almost in the same situation as I am 5 years ago.  Does that mean I haven't progressed in almost 5 years?  Umm I would say yes and no.  Granted I'm not where I envisioned myself to be at 31 years of age, but *expletive*, that's life.  In current sight [there's foresight and there's hindsight, is there another word for current sight? hmmph] I guess that's not a bad thing.  Who wants to watch a movie that you already know the plot for?  We all have detours in life and no matter how safe you play it, you're not going to be an exception.  I should know!

While I didn't really say anything breathtaking here, I need some e-space to get my mind right, focus on the task at hand.  Thinking of a master plan...yes, life can be summarized by hip-hop lyrics, at least for me.  Well if the acquisition is scheduled to go as planned, I guess that means more time for blogging!