Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our cellphone wake up call of Greg Root!

A Saturday of bowling, Chinese food, and a couple of fun victories!

B-Money WINS APPLES TO APPLES, the game everybody else in the group loves and adores, and a game of bowling!

As you can see clearly, I was not lying to you about the videos. There are plenty of pictures of videos. Last night I won our game of Apples to Apples (not one of my favorite games, but I take all victories in a practically exaggerated stride, and rightfully so!), as well as the second game of bowling that we played at the Brunswick bowling alley in Lakewood. LOL. My score was 100. Mike, Greg, Angie, Chris, and I played two games. Ray and Mel sat on the side lines and watched us, being that they had given blood earlier in the day and didn't feel like throwing bowling balls. That's understandable, though. Mike won the first game by a score of 109. Overall in the two games combined, Mike finished at first place with a total of 190. I finished at second place with a total of 176. After that, I believe it was Greg, Angie, and then Chris finishing respectively in 3rd, 4th, and 5th place. Everybody bowled valiantly, but it was all in good fun. After bowling, we all went to the Chinese restaurant on the island for dinner. I had one of my favorite dishes, General Chang's Chicken with white rice as well as Hot and Sour soup. Dinner was delicious. Fudgy the Whale made for an amazing dessert (Chris's birthday ice cream cake); I am half way tempted to pick one up for myself and just pretend that it's my birthday today. LOL. Ray's cake, the cookie cake, was pretty good as well. I'm getting a little hungry here, so it is time to head out to Bayside Cafe for breakfast.

Ray and Chris birthday cake serenades!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

NYC St. Patrick's Day Part III

More of the St. Patrick's Day parade from Tuesday, March 17, 2009. Great time; awesome weather for March. Check out the next segment of St Patrick's Day parade action!

Happy Birthday Chris!

On Friday night around 8PM, I arrived at the shore house in Lavallette where I was greeted by the Milek brothers. Greg arrived about an hour after I did. We hung out at the house for a bit before heading out to Hemingways in Seaside!

Hanging out in Lavallette for Chris and Ray's birthday!

Good morning ladies and gentlemen! Greg, Chris, Mike, and I are down here in Lavallette for Chris and Ray's birthday celebrations. Chris just turned the big 30! Originally we had planned to go paint balling today, but it's rainy outside so we might change our plans and go bowling instead. I'm definitely looking forward to having Chinese food for dinner tonight. Videos are coming soon! Stay tuned for the videos from this weekend, as well as the remaining videos from the St. Patrick's Day parade!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

President Obama on AIG bonuses: "We have to make sure people aren't rewarded for failure with tax payer money."

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60 Minutes Interview: President Barack Obama, Part II

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Addressing short term and long term goals for the road ahead!

When the rest of the world and nation are suffering hardships and working to get back on track, sometimes that is the precise moment for us to piece together the puzzles of our individual and respective lives.

In about twenty minutes, B-Money will tune into CNN to watch President Obama's latest news and views in regards to the recession and how we are going to dig ourselves out of this financial and economic crisis that we are in. These days it is essential to stay informed on such matters, so I will take the time to watch the president's prime-time press conference live. President Obama is serious about the wide array of responsibilities that he faces in the White House, as am I with the tasks and objectives that lie on my respective plate.

First of all, I'd like point out that I'm looking forward to the birthday celebrations upcoming. I respect each and every one of them and will contribute to making sure Ray, Chris, and Beanie enjoy their respective birthday celebrations. I'm also looking forward to the summer with great anticipation, as well as working with best friend and house mate Billy D to clean the pool, prepare it for suitable and healthy swimming conditions, and have it ready for the summer.

Sometimes in life, we fail to make a beautiful picture for ourselves because we have not yet gathered all of the pieces necessary to form the picture. When the rest of the world and nation are suffering hardships and working to get back on track, sometimes that is the precise moment for us to piece together the puzzles of our individual and respective lives. Recently I was offered two different opportunities to do telephone interviews with two separate companies that viewed me as a fit for reasonably high paying positions (with excellent benefits) that they had open.

Do not get it twisted, ladies and gentlemen; I am doing my thing right now and B-Money is definitely getting money, but I already had one successful phone interview with the one company, I will be going on a 2nd in-person interview for testing, all in the highly determined aim of elevating my own status by making even more money in a higher position with greater responsibility, so I can move out on my own at the end of the year or early next year.

Yeah I realize I have said this time and time again, almost to the point where it seems like I'm just a broken record that will not stop playing. Same song repeated over and over again, right? Well time, maturity, and life's experiences can change the minds and focus of many. My intentions in the present and future are to come correct and come 110%, or else I'm not coming at all [dirty interjection: "yeah that's what she said" --- LOL. but hey, it's true!]. From now on, I will do my best to live up to those sentiments. I won't settle for anything less than what I deserve. I eagerly await what is going to be in the next month or so. Just over the past week I've had much to be enthusiastic about, I know what I am worth, and I expect to receive and live up to at least THAT much.

At this moment, I'm just biding my time, saving my money wisely, and I fully intend to enjoy this summer upcoming. My short term plans for the first half of the year are to maintain a financially wise and stable lifestyle under the current economic circumstances, enjoy myself down at the shore as well as up here in D-town with the pool throughout the summer, and some awesome pool parties involving friends from all backgrounds and locations. Stay tuned my family, friends, and fans - as there will be more to come in the days ahead from your boy B-Money, the one and only forever.

60 Minutes Interview: President Barack Obama, Part I

Obama shares his thoughts on AIG turmoil, recession, and challenges that lie ahead!

source: 60 Minutes

President Obama is scheduled to make his second prime-time appearance in front of the American public on national television tonight at 8PM, in a press conference that will address the matters of the recession, his plans to revive our ailing economy, rage over AIG's bonus greed, and the challenges that lie ahead in the oval office.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Don't Trust Me by 3OH!3

I'm not sure how many folks have heard this song yet, but it's been out for a little while now. Some find it offensive, especially the part about Helen Keller. Others think the song is funny. I happen to think it's catchy, comical, and I happen to get a kick out of it. Check it out for yourself.

3OH!3 - Don't Trust Me
Black dress with the tights underneath,
I got the breath of the last cigarette on my teeth,
And shes an actress (actress),
But she ain't got no need.
Shes got money from her parents in a trust fund back east.
T-t-t-tongues always pressed to your cheeks,
While my tongue is on the inside of some other girls teeth,
T-tell your boyfriend if he says hes got beef,
That I'm a vegetarian and I ain't fucking scared of him.
She wants to touch me (Woah),
She wants to love me (Woah),
She'll never leave me (Woah, woah, oh, oh),
Don't trust a ho,
Never trust a ho,
Won't trust a ho,
Won't trust me.
X's on the back of your hands,
Wash them in the bathroom to drink like the bands.
And your setlist (setlist),
You stole off the stage,
Had red and purple lipstick all over the page.
B-b-b-bruises cover your arms,
Shaking in the fingers with the bottle in your palm.
And the best is (best is),
No one knows who you are,
Just another girl alone at the bar.
She wants to touch me (Woah),
She wants to love me (Woah),
She'll never leave me (Woah, woah, oh, oh),
Don't trust a ho,
Never trust a ho,
Won't trust a ho,
Won't trust me.
Shush girl shut your lips,
Do the Hellen Keller and talk with your hips.
I said, Shush girl shut your lips,
Do the Hellen Keller and talk with your hips.
I said, Shush girl shut your lips,
Do the Hellen Keller and talk with your hips.
Woah, woah, woah...
She wants to touch me (Woah),
She wants to love me (Woah),
She'll never leave me (Woah, woah, oh, oh),
Don't trust a ho,
Never trust a ho,
Won't trust a ho,
Won't trust me.
Like it? Think it's catchy?
Good, so did I!
Are you offended? Don't like it? Think it's vulgar or offensive?
Sorry, it's my site and it contains adult content.
Fuck you, have a nice day, and cum again. LMAO.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

NYC St. Patricks Day videos - Part II

Here are some additional videos from the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City. My apologies for taking so long to post them. I know you were all looking forward to seeing them, but better late than never, right???? My point exactly. LOL. Enjoy!

Enjoying the nice weather on this spring Sunday

Spring has finally sprung!

The weather is nice out today; it's still a little bit chilly but it's bearable. Last night I watched Roy Jones's March Madness PPV card televised from Pensacola, FL, featuring Jones's fifth round TKO of Omar Sheika, as well as some other Mixed Martial Arts and boxing contests. Fortunately I was able to catch a live stream on sports network site, sparing me the expense of paying $29.95 to order the event and watch it on TV.

When I woke up this morning, I helped Billy D clear our front porch/balcony of the old carpets that used to cover the floor downstairs. I also picked up some of the garbage that was lying in the front yard and threw it away in the trash. Upon cutting up and piling up the pieces of carpet, we loaded up the back of Bill's father's Dodge Durango and dumped the excess garbage at a dumpster in East Hanover. Bill and Lindsay's families are having a baby shower for Bill's sister Leigh Ann, who is expecting a girl, so Bill headed out for the day as did I in order to allow them some time and space to enjoy their little party. Perhaps later this afternoon, Bill and I will get a bite to eat at M&S II.

Spring is finally here, and the weather is getting warmer as I said earlier, but I am definitely looking forward to going down to Lavallette this coming weekend to celebrate the birthdays of Ray and Chris. According to Mike, we'll probably be heading out to Blackbeard's Cave in Bayville for some paint balling on Saturday. On Friday night, Mike, Chris, and I intend to go to Hemingway's. Greg hasn't been all that fond of going out, or taking part in the club scene as of late, but we're going to drag him out with us whether he likes it or not. He must learn to come out with us and live a little.

Prior to my trip down to Lavallette on Friday evening, I must remember to make a stop at the Bindiya in Parsippany to get my hair cut and eyebrows threaded. What I can say? It is incumbent on me to maintain my healthy and handsome physical appearance, especially if I'm going to be heading out to a club on Friday night.

That's basically it right now. I'm enjoying the warmer temperatures as well as spending some leisurely time outdoors. We spend three or four months of the year couped up inside the house throughout the winner, so when spring shows it's pretty face, it is necessary that I get my ass outside. Although it looks like it is about to rain, so I better make sure my sun roof is closed!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

President Obama on Jay Leno tonight, upcoming birthday celebration, and more!

This is B-Money coming to you in text format, as opposed to video format, on this mild March Thursday evening. Hopefully you liked the videos that I posted earlier from St. Patrick's Day in New York City. That was only part one of a three part post featuring all of the videos from that beautiful day. I'm glad Ray had a good time as well as a Happy Birthday, being that St Patrick's Day was also his 27th birthday, which we all celebrated over dinner and green beer at Bubba Gumps in Time Square.

What I am now looking forward to with great anticipation is Chris Milek's much anticipated birthday weekend. On the weekend of March 27-29, a number of us will be returning to the infamous Lavallette shore house for Mr. Milek's 30th birthday celebration. This is a birthday of great significance because it is the celebration of a 30th birthday and 30 is a major landmark, so we are going to thoroughly enjoy throwing this bash for Chris. Due to the fact that only Mel, Mike, and I saw Ray on his birthday a couple days ago, the celebration taking place next weekend will be a dual birthday celebration for both Ray and Chris. Hopefully we'll be hitting up Hemingways in Seaside and making our way to the boardwalks in Point Pleasant as well as Seaside throughout that weekend. I'm praying for weather the likes of which we enjoyed when we were down there a few weeks ago at the beginning of the month.

Tonight I will be watching the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as the guest on Leno's show will be none other than President Barack Obama. Obama, who made history when he became the first Afro American president of United States a couple months ago, will once again do so as the first sitting U.S. President ever to appear as a guest on a late night chat show. I definitely want to hear the latest from Obama in terms of the stimulus package, the greed of the executives AIG, and the increase in unemployment as well as the increase in job cuts throughout the country. Thanks to the House of Representatives voting for a 90% levy on the $165 million in AIG bonus money (really Federal bailout money, in all likelihood) that went to executives, those greedy motherfuckers are going to have to return most of that money.

This is the type of greed and incompetence that contributed to the downfall - a downfall that is still ongoing - of our economy. Since when do companies reward their executives for incompetence???? They sure as hell did not ask for a bailout because of the company's exceptional job performance! That is all at this time. Stay tuned for more, as we approach spring as well as the dual birthday celebration upcoming in Lavallette.

NYC St. Patricks Day videos - Part I

The following videos are my arrival in NYC, coming directly out of Penn Station by Madison Square Garden, as well as our little trip to Toys R Us in Time Square, where we saw the big Jurassic Park T-Rex. Sequences from the parade are also included in the video coverage from Tuesday. I also learned that the train by Pub 66 in D-town also takes you to Penn Station in NYC, so hopefully I'll be making it out to some fights that will be taking place at Madison Square Garden in the near future. As I mentioned in the first video across the street from the Garden, WBO titlist Miguel Cotto will probably be fighting IBF champion Joshua Clottey at MSG on June 13, in what will be a WBO/IBF welterweight title unification, on the weekend of the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Enjoy the videos!

Great time at St Patrick's Day Parade in NYC!

Videos and over 100 pictures coming soon!

On St. Patricks Day a couple of days ago, I went to St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City with Mike, Ray, and Mel. Upon determining that it would be easier to go into the city with them rather than meeting them there, I elected to drive down to Edison early in the morning to meet Mike at his house, before Ray's mother came with Ray and Mel to pick us up at Mike's house. We took the train into NY from Metro Park and arrived at Pennsylvania Station, directly below Madison Square Garden, at about 9:55 AM.

Overall, I had a super sensational time in NYC; the weather gorgeous and the entire day was well spent. From Time Square, to Central Park, to the St. Patrick's Day parade, I basked in the amusement and fascination of my ominous return to the Big Apple. After all, it had been about a year and a half since my last appearance in NYC. There are plenty of pictures and videos yet to be posted here at Blog of Bryan. Stay tuned for pictures, videos, and other updates about what's happening in the near future. You don't want to miss a beat!

Saturday, March 07, 2009

A Saturday well spent!

Some of the stuff that went down throughout the day today, including but not limited to mini-golf at Blackbeard's Cave in Bayville and time spent at Seaside Heights boardwalk.

I have some great times when I come down here. This just happened to be a random weekend. Not a birthday. Not Memorial Day weekend. Not Labor Day weekend. Certainly not New Years Eve. It was just a celebration of life that was very much necessary. We couldn't have picked a better weekend to do this as far as weather goes.

Greg Root's "punyeta" wake up call!

Earlier this morning, we did the sequel to the pots and pans wake up call that Greg was fortunate to experience last month. Instead of pots and pans, we all screamed punyeta at the top of our lungs. What does that mean? All I know is I chanted punyeta through the streets of Seaside, and even screamed punyeta when we went into the Wawa in Normandy, just because I felt like it! Nobody reacted; they were probably too busy believing that I was out of mind, drunk, or both. Feel free to comment. Here is the video:

Friday, March 06, 2009

Back in Lavallette for random Celebration of life weekend

I'm back in Lavallette, having the time of my life as usual with some of the best people I've ever associated with. Jack Horowitz picked me up from my house around 6:30 PM and we arrived at Mike's beach house at around 8PM. We're just having some drinks and hanging out prior to our anticipated Friday evening at Hemingways in Seaside. Jack, Greg, and I each had a Phillies Perfecto cigar outside. Shortly there after, Ray and Mel graced us with their welcome presence. Check out the video of tonight's festivities thus far!

It's always a party down here fuckers!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Give me this one weekend, and then I'm returning larger than life come next week!

Another weekend is just about to show its pretty self, but this is a weekend is that has been fore casted to reach temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Such beautiful weather is long over due, so I'm delighted that I will be heading down with Jack Horowitz to Lavallette to get together with Mike, Angela, Greg Root, Ray, Mel, and perhaps Beanie along with her new boyfriend Chris.

This weekend, which I view as a type of sanctuary to some extent, is going to be a terrific escape from normal everyday life as well as the disturbing and unfortunate news about the economy that we read and watch on a daily basis. How long can one read about massive layoffs and continuously contracting recession, before one acknowledges the need to briefly get away from the madness? Such escapes are necessarily, albeit for a short period of time.

Throughout this weekend, which B-Money referred to as the Celebration of Life earlier this week, I anticipate a Friday night trip to Hemingways in Seaside, as well as some leisurely boardwalk time. Hopefully the weather is gorgeous and I see some beautiful women wearing shorts accenting their voluptuous asses. Ohhhhhhhhhh yea! Ladies, if we are indeed blessed with warm weather this weekend, feel free to reveal some flesh by all means! Certainly, I could use the thrill. Along with seeing beautiful girlies strutting around with their cute little shapes, I also wouldn't mind walking down the boardwalks of Seaside and/or Point Pleasant and NOT freezing my ass off for the first time this year!

I'm glad that I'll be traveling down with Jack, who is randomly reemerging it seems and getting back into the loop of the Stockton alumni that I associated with throughout the years! We'll be having a couple drinks and cigars, most likely Black and Milds, just to cool out for a while. Provided that temperatures live up to this weekend's weather forecast, I might even have me a cigar out on the beach at night with friends of mine.

There's no question that these are some tough times that we are currently going through in the United States, but I am just about ready to break away from all of that negativity. Give me this weekend which I believe has the potential to be something warranted as well as special, and then I'm returning larger than life next week - refreshed; bigger and better than ever!!!

Alright, it's 11PM. Time to watch Family Guy on Adult Swim. Blog you soon.


Sunday, March 01, 2009

Low key Lavallette getaway upcoming next weekend!

There was a terrific lightweight championship fight that took place this past weekend between champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Juan Diaz. Marquez emerged victorious, stopping Diaz in nine rounds in what was a classic fight. Be sure to check out Boxing Chronicles for a greater, in-depth analysis of what happened in that fight.

Well ladies and gentlemen, a new week is upon us but I am looking forward to next weekend. I'll be taking a trip down to the Lavallette on Saturday to hang out with Mike, Chris, Angela, Greg, and brace yourselves for this one .... *drum roll*.... Jack Horowitz!! Yes indeed, Mr. Jack will be carpooling down to Lavallette with yours truly on Saturday, so that should make for a pretty entertaining and enjoyable weekend. It will be a weekend that I go back to the basics of life's enjoyment and purpose, in what can be described as a momentary escape from the harsh reality of this country's current economic status.

Lavallette is my type of town, located on the outskirts of Seaside Heights. I love Wawa. I love Little Mias, the Italian restaurant/pizza parlor that we have gone to for dinner on a number of occasions. We'll probably be going there for dinner on Saturday night, so I am definitely looking forward to that.

Basically, I'm anticipating some quality time smoking a cigar or two, have a couple drinks, heading out to the boardwalk provided that the weather is ideal for such activity, and just taking it easy on a low key weekend with some great people. As of late, I've been a bit of a negative Nancy to some extent, product of reading and watching all of the wonderful things (obviously sarcasm)that I see in the news every single day. There comes a time when one needs an escape from all of that horse shit, even if it's for a brief period of time, and get back to what makes one happy and taking part in activities that surround one's self with positive energy.

To summarize the basis of this post, this coming weekend is an appropriate time as any to hang out with some of my closest companions and have some intelligent, leisurely, and even some comical conversations in the process. There will be plenty of videos and pictures taken throughout that weekend.