Sunday, March 29, 2009
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.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
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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source: 60 Minutes
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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
3OH!3 - Don't Trust Me
Sunday, March 22, 2009
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
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.
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.
Saturday, March 07, 2009
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.
Friday, March 06, 2009
It's always a party down here fuckers!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
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
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.